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    Plan to join us again on December 4 - 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV!

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    Data center walls are coming down

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The Premier Destination for Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Leaders
Join us to be @ the core of change.

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.

See a sampling of the companies that are already attending. 
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The conference was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • IT Tech Services Operations
  • Data Center Facilities
  • Critical Facilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Engineering
IT Infrastructure & Operations
Roles Include:
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Infrastructure Engineer 
  • Servers & Storage
  • Distributed Server & Storage
  • Enterprise Storage Manager
  • Storage and Backup Operations
Servers, Storage & Backup
Roles Include:
  • Desktop Engineering & Operations
  • End User Computing
  • Client Computing Operations
  • End User Computing, I&O
  • Cloud Practice
  • Cloud Service Creation Lead
  • Cloud Ops
  • Domain Leader, Cloud
Mobile, Cloud & 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

Hear what attendees have said about what they learned.
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Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities. Learn more about some of the analysts covering cloud, colocation and IT operations.
  • 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. View case study presentations.
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment plus an on-site orientation. 
  • 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. Find out more about innovative solutions on the showfloor. 
  • 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 more details.
  • 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.

Network with your peers and our solutions providers - click to learn more.
Learn more about our exclusive session types

What's Included

Learn more about pricing & registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here



Our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest infrastructure and operations topics based on your role, experience level and key focus are! 

Brochure & Agenda


Agendas by Industry

  • Suggested sessions for professionals in Public Sector
  • Suggsted sessions for professionals in Finance
  • Suggested sessions for professionals in Manufacturing
  • Suggested sessions for professionals in Healthcare  

See how we're addressing your challenges this year with sessions mapped to your top priorities 

Hot Topics to be Covered

  • Cloud management and DevOps
  • Determining a five-year data center capacity sourcing strategy
  • Assessing the role of emerging technologies such as containers and  hyperconvergence
  • Developing and advancing cloud and mobile strategies, as well as data center security
  • Aligning costs related to business value and focusing on cost optimization
  • Gauging the impact of IoT and digital business on I&O
  • Optimizing IT operations tools and technologies

2016 Conference Tracks

  • Achieving an Agile Infrastructure
  • Optimizing IT Operations for a Digital World
  • Devising and Implementing an Effective Cloud Strategy
  • Computing Infrastructure: At the Heart of Digital Business
  • Redefining a Storage Strategy in the Age of Digital Business
  • Charting a Course for Your Data Center Infrastructure
  • Planning, Sourcing and Managing Network Infrastructure
  • Managing Cost Optimization
  • Leading Infrastructure & Operations in the Era of Digital Business

Spotlight Tracks:
  • NEW! Leveraging DevOps to Build and Manage a Better Infrastructure
  • NEW! Securing the Data Center of Tomorrow
  • The Many Flavors of Software-Defined — How Do You Know Where to Focus?
  • Infrastructure & Operations for the Midsize Enterprise

Learn more about what we'll cover in each track here

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference


More than 60 Gartner analysts and over 2,600 I&O professionals were on hand to meet, discuss and learn from each other at our largest event to date. Live audience polling via mobile devices took place throughout the week, providing real-time feedback about attendees’ I&O budgets, priorities, projects and shared challenges. View the infographic to see some of the top results, keynote highlights and more. 
"I found this event valuable to secure our data center and there was a lot of SDx information for us to prepare for the future."

- Cody Neugen, Systems Admin Zodiac Aerospace

"This event really helped me focus on what I need to do to automate my virtual environment. Their experts are extremely knowledgeable, giving me the real-world information I need to make informed decisions."

- Patrick Wescott, Network Analyst FMC Corporation

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
  • Evening Receptions and Entertainment
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program

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


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.
View more details about each of the 55+ analysts that will be joining us onsite.
Learn about our guest speakers.

Highlighted Speakers

  • Peter Hinssen
    Peter Hinssen

    Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive Innovation

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  • Kevin Mitnick
    Kevin Mitnick



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  • Sonu Nayyar
    Sonu Nayyar

    Vice President of Global Operations


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  • Peter Levine
    Peter Levine

    General Partner

    Andreessen Horowitz

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Gartner Analysts


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data Center

The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 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.

Venue & Travel

Las Vegas, Nevada


3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV, United States - 89109

From McCarran Airport Car Rental Center

  • Head north on Gilespie St toward E Arby Ave
  • Turn left onto Hidden Well Rd/E Maule Ave
  • Take the ramp onto I-15 N
  • Merge onto I-15 N
  • Take exit 39 to merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Turn right onto S Las Vegas Blvd and The Venetian and The Palazzo will be on your left

From Interstate 15
  • Take exit 39 to merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Turn right onto S Las Vegas Blvd and The Venetian and The Palazzo will be on your left


The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino

At this time, we are no longer accepting online reservations. If you need to make a new reservation, or change/cancel an existing reservation please contact the hotel directly for availability and rates.
The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV, United States - 89109 
Reservations: 866.659.9643
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay.

Cancellations are allowed up to November 4, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT without penalty. After November 4, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT, the hotel will charge a NON-refundable deposit of the minimum 2 night stay.    

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. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.