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The Enterprise-Defined Data Center: Focusing on Business Outcomes

As the digital wave advances, I&O leaders must act quickly to create an enterprise data center strategy that’s ultra-agile, scalable, and responsive to change. The Summit offers a practical approach to infrastructure and operations modernization and cost optimization. You’ll leave with a plan for making every I&O dollar you spend contribute maximum value to the business.

The Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • ​IT Tech Services Operations
  • Data Center Facilities
  • Critical Facilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Engineering
IT Operations & Facilities
Roles Include:
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Infrastructure Engineer 
  • Servers & Storage
  • Distributed Server & Storage
  • Enterprise Storage Manager
  • Storage Services
  • Storage & Backup Operations
Servers, Storage & Backup/Recovery
Roles include:
  • Desktop Engineering & Operations
  • End User computing
  • Client Computing Operations
  • End User Computing manager; I&O
  • Cloud Practice Director
  • Cloud Service Creation Lead
  • Cloud Ops
  • Domain Leader, Cloud
Mobile, Cloud & Desktop Virtualization
Roles include:
  • Network Services
  • Enterprise Network Engineering and Delivery
  • Network Engineer
  • Principal Network Architect
  • Telecomm Network Analyst
  • Data Center Services
  • Virtualization Engagement
  • Change Management
Data Center Networking

What You Will Learn

  • Evaluate and prioritize investments in technology, DevOps and IT service management
  • Align the advantages, risks and realities of the software-defined data center
  • Build, enhance and secure leading-edge cloud solutions that exploit digital business opportunities
  • Create a bimodal strategy that delivers core services and enables agility
  • Investigate how hyper-converged solutions can offer new levels of scalability and cost control
  • Improve business agility and deliver effective services while optimizing cost and mitigating risk
  • Transform I&O roles, skills and culture to better meet the digital business environment
  • Exchange best practices, success stories and lessons learned with other I&O professionals

See what  attendees have said about what they learned

View our 2015 Agenda Track Overview

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss 
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours. 
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions. 
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment. 
  • Exhibitor access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions. 
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions.  
  • Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers. 
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group. 
  • Network with Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives. 
  • Hospitality Suites: Evening receptions ideal for informal networking. 

Learn more about our exclusive session types

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2015 agenda featured 5 comprehensive tracks taking a deep dive into a broad range of topics. From cloud, data center modernization, IT operations, bimodal, hypconvergence, digital workplace, networking and more, we have coverage for every I&O professional.

2015 Tracks

  • Creating and Sustaining an Agile Infrastructure
  • Achieving IT Operations Excellence in a Fast Moving World
  • Navigating the Journey to Cloud-delivered Services
  • Data Center Modernization: Staying Agile in Chaotic Times
  • Technologies that Power the Digital Enterprise

  • Virtual Track 1: The Ongoing Opportunity for IT Cost and Value Optimization
  • Virtual Track 2: IT Leadership – Professional Development for You and Your Staff
  • Virtual Track 3: Mobility – Enabling End Users in the Digital Worplace

View the full 2015 track descriptions

2015 Hot Topics

  • Developing Cloud and Mobile Strategies
  • Aligning Costs Related to Business Value
  • Impact of Internet of Things and Digital Business on I&O
  • Consolidating IT Operations Tools and Technology
  • Hybrid Data Center Strategies
  • Best Practices for Virtualization

View the 2015 Agenda at a Glance

Session Types

  • Keynotes
  • End-user case studies
  • Ask the Analyst
  • Analyst one-on-ones
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Workshops
  • Gartner Hype Cycle
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant
  • Technical Insights

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Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Summit

Image Gartner shared initial key-takeaways, audience breakdown, most attended sessions and attendee feedback from its 11th edition of the Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in London. View Report
"The event has been very informative and has added value to my organization in form of understanding what is happening in this arena. The speakers have been topical and to the point. A worthwhile conference."

- Attendee from 3i

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones*
  • Analyst User RoundTables*
  • Workshops*
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Reception and Evening Entertainment
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program
  • Access to Gartner Events on Demand for one year

Sign-up to be among the first to receive our 2016 Agenda

*  Please note: Places are limited and registration is required - first come first served basis


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus.

Full List of 2015 Gartner Analysts Onsite

Our 2015 Speakers

  • Rakesh Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar

    Managing VP, Research


  • Philip Dawson
    Philip Dawson

    Research VP


  • Andrew Butler
    Andrew Butler

    VP Distinguished Analyst, Research


  • Thomas J. Bittman
    Thomas J. Bittman

    VP Distinguished Analyst


  • Chris Matchett
    Chris Matchett

    VP Distinguished Analyst


  • Michael Disabato
    Michael Disabato

    Research VP


  • Donald Feinberg
    Donald Feinberg

    VP Distinguished Analyst


  • Brian Lowans
    Brian Lowans

    Principal Research Analyst


What were the key takeaways from the 2015 Summit?

Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill

Research Director and Conference Chair, Gartner

We heard that I&O Leaders need to:
  • Drive the right culture and inspire their organization – More collaboration than confrontation will be the key to success.
  • Not just focus on reduced risk – This will not be sufficient without focus on agility. Traditional ITIL practices will evolve and co-exist with DevOps as bimodal IT becomes standard good practice.
  • Use automation technology to remove manual routine process, but ensure it is complimentary to agile, learning & intelligent capabilities will be needed to scale, change and lower cost.
  • Use a hybrid sourcing strategy to deliver datacenter services that are defined by Enterprise needs.

Each session has provided an action plan guidance on what to do right away specific to its focus area. We recommending working with your I&O teams to process all this guidance, to prioritize initiatives that will have the biggest impact in the shortest time and integrate this guidance into your own roadmap for 2016. Make sure you are tracking progress and measuring outcomes. Gartner is here to help keep you on track with these initiatives and help you achieve success. 

Read full interview and go away with initial actions and recommendations for this year ahead.

What We Hear About Our Speakers

"It's not only the quality of the contents of the presentations, it's the way they are presented, the energy, the involvements that analysts are able to trigger that makes you willing to participate again and again."

- Fabio Omas El Ariny DocFlow


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data Center

The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

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Venue & Travel

London, UK


InterContinental London - The O2
Waterview Drive
London, United Kingdom - SE10 0TW