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The Premier Destination for Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Leaders

Enterprise transformation is the new imperative for the data center, infrastructure and operations, the impetus for business-driven strategies and investments.  As a leader charged with delivering on the transformation promise, you must be an enabler—embracing agile deployment models that include cloud, containers and micro services, managing an explosion of data, and achieving ever-rising service levels. You must be an influencer—working in a collaborative culture built on new business relationships and financial acumen. Most of all, you must be a transformer—laying the foundation for the vast digital ecosystem and virtualized data center of the future. Join us

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

  • Step out of the background with new visibility
  • Be at the epicenter of enterprise transformation
  • Become an enabler, collaborator and transformer
  • Learn how to get reliability and agility at the same time
  • Better understand virtualization and the data center without walls

See what  attendees have said about what they learned

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. View particpating analysts available for one-on-one meetings.
  • 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. Find out more about innovative solutions on the showfloor
  • 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.  Get the details
  • Network with Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.  Get the details
  • Hospitality Suites: Evening receptions ideal for informal networking. 

Learn more about our exclusive session types
Network with your peers and our solutions providers

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our 2016 agenda will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest Infrastructure, Operations and Data Center topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.

Agenda by industry and job role

View agenda mapped to job role priorities:  View agenda mapped to industry:

Hot Topics to be covered

  • Attracting, developing and retaining IT personnel
  • Negotiation (and renegotiation) of contracts for hardware, software and services
  • Automation and optimizing processes, resources and capacity
  • Hyperconverged and integrated systems
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Selecting the right storage architecture, deployment model and vendor
  • Choosing the most appropriate cloud vendor
  • Best practices in cloud provisioning and management
  • Cloud based outsourcing
  • Best practices to manage the infrastructure
  • IT operations management and IT service management tools
  • Drive increased levels of I&O Automation
  • Virtualization, containers and microservices
  • DevOps and bimodal IT
  • Software-defined infrastructure

View 2016 Hot Topics aligned by Track

Sessions Mapped to Your Key Priorities

See how we're addressing your top 12 challenges at this year's event.
  • How can organizations become more agile, yet still deliver mission-critical services? View Sessions
  • Software Defined — how can organizations sort out hype from reality? View Sessions
  • What role should containers play in my organization? View Sessi​ons
  • How should organizations consider cloud services across internal, external and hybrid environments? View Sessions
  • How can organizations optimize IT Operations for the Digital World? View Sessions
  • What role should hyperconverged systems play in my organization? View Sessions

View all 12 priorities and start customizing your agenda

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."

- 2015 Attendee

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

*  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 2016 Gartner Analysts Onsite

Highlighted Speakers


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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  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit. 
  • Find out how you can interact with our exhibitors




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


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


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
A limited number of rooms have been held at the InterContinental – London The O2 Hotel for attendees of the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit.

There are three special promotional Gartner rates available:
Superior Room - £195 per night (Includes Breakfast) excluding VAT
Club Room - £245 per night (Includes Breakfast) excluding VAT
Club Suite - £345 per night (Includes Breakfast) excluding VAT

To reserve a room please
Book via Gartner Data Center or e-mail your request to groups@iclondon-theo2.com quoting the promotion code GM6.

Reservation Office opening times are:
Monday to Friday between 09:00 - 17:00 (London Time). Closed on weekends.

Alternative Hotel Recommendations
Please note that Gartner does not hold preferential rates at these hotels

Hilton Canary Wharf
South Quay
Marsh Wall
London E14 9SH
A 5-minute walk from Canary Wharf Tube Station and one stop from North Greenwich
on the Jubilee Line

Aloft London Excel
One Eastern Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London E16 1FR
A short walk to the Emirates Airline, and a 5 minute walk to the Intercontinental

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
200 Westminster Bridge Rd
London SE1 7UT
A short walk to Waterloo Station and 15 minute journey on the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich

Crown Plaza Docklands
Royal Victoria Dock,
Western Gateway,
London E16 1AL
A 5 minute walk to the Emirates Air Line then a short walk to Intercontinental, The O2

Accommodations & Privacy Advisory

Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list.  

Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone.  

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