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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


  • Enable enterprise mobility with a secure bring your own device (BYOD) strategy
  • Explore elements and ramifications of a Web-scale IT approach
  • Rethink how information is delivered, accessed and consumed
  • Ensure that I&O initiatives are fully aligned with business goals and priorities
  • Embrace change to create architectures and processes that puts innovation in the hands of internal and external customers
  • Mitigate infrastructure costs without sacrificing data delivery quality
  • Learn how Cloud, Virtualization, Automation, DevOps, Bimodal, Software-defined anything and Mobile can replace rigid—and increasingly outdated—Infrastructure
  • Attract, develop and retain the best data center and I&O talent at every level
  • Deal effectively with space, power and cooling issues
  • Develop the best cloud strategy for your organization

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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. 

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Agenda

We're preparing our 2015 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest Data Center and I&O topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.



 

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

Plus...
  • Virtual Track 1: The Ongoing Opportunity for IT Cost and Value Optimization
  • Virtual Track 2: IT Leadership – Professional Development for You and Your Staff

The 2015 Agenda will be published shortly. Curious what we covered last year, view the 2014 Agenda at a Glance

2015 Hot Topics

  • Bimodal IT
  • DevOps
  • Software defined
  • Webscale and Hyperscale
  • Business value dashboards
  • IT service management
  • Network management
  • Application performance monitoring
  • I&O Automation
  • Cloud management
  • Cloud security
  • Containers
  • Sourcing data center capacity
  • Colocation options
  • Data center infrastructure management
  • Emerging storage architectures and vendors
  • Managing storage growth
  • Making your network cloud-ready
  • Enterprise Mobility Management 
  • Application Delivery and Management
  • Windows 10 Planning Extreme-low energy servers
  • The future for legacy Unix and mainframe environments
  • IT financial management
  • Vendor negotiations
  • Software licensing 
  • Attracting, developing and retaining IT personnel
  • Changing the culture of the data center and IT operations

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

Learn more about these exclusive Gartner sessions

Key Take-Aways from the 2014 Summit


Image The Summit celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2014. The theme of “Leading I&O: Delivering New Levels of Innovation and Productivity” built on last year’s theme of enabling transformation goals and moving forward into 2015 with energy and renewed optimism for positive change. The opening Gartner keynote exemplified the theme with a focus on ‘Non-Stop IT’ — delivering the right levels of availability and reliability to fuel ever increasing level of digital business interactions.

The agenda addressed issues including: Improving quality and processes of IT services, Mobile and Client Computing, Delivering Innovative Solutions and New Business Processes, Cost control and optimization, Data Center Modernization and Consolidation, Cloud Solutions and the evolution of the Software Defined ecosystem.
"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."

- Alex Chukwu, Global IT Infrastructure Manager 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

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



Speakers

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. 

Highlighted Speakers From the 2014 Conference

  • Rakesh Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar

    Managing VP, Research

    Gartner

  • Philip Dawson
    Philip Dawson

    Research VP

    Gartner

  • Andrew Butler
    Andrew Butler

    VP Distinguished Analyst, Research

    Gartner

  • Raymond Paquet
    Raymond Paquet

    Managing VP, Research

    Gartner

Conference Chair


Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill

Research Director and Conference Chair, Gartner

Nathan Hill is a Research Director in Gartner Research, where he is part of the IT Systems, Security and Risk group. His research covers end-user computing, with a primary focus on desktop virtualization, including, but not limited to, hosted virtual desktops and server-based computing. In addition, Mr. Hill assists organizations in the justification and planning of technology deployments.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hill was the global product manager for HP, covering client virtualization solutions in the Enterprise Services division. He has extensive outsourcing and managed service experience in both server and desktop infrastructure services across all industry verticals. This gives him a deep insight into a diverse set of business issues and how they can be addressed via technology solutions.

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

Exhibitors

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 solution providers in a variety of settings.

Find out how you can interact with our exhibitors

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Platinum


Silver


Become an Exhibitor


Take Your Place Among Technology's Key Players

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Exhibitor Interactions


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Venue & Travel

London, UK

Venue

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
200 Westminster Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom - SE1 7UT


Accommodations

Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
A limited number of rooms have been held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel for attendees of the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit. There are two special promotional Gartner rates available:  Superior Room -  £175 per night (Includes Breakfast) Studio Room - £195 per night (Includes Breakfast). 

Please note that these rates are based on single occupancy and excludes VAT. In order to secure accommodation at the preferred rate please click on the link below:

www.parkplaza.com/gartner-data-center-infrastucture-operations

Alternatively, you can either e-mail your request to gartnerconference@pphe.com or call the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in-house reservations office on +44 844 415 6780, quoting the promotion code GART291115

Reservation Office opening times are:
Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 19:00 (London Time)
Saturday between 09:00 - 17:30 (London Time)

Alternative Hotel

Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street
London, United Kingdom
SE1 7RY