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    Infrastructure, data center modernization, DevOps, cloud, storage and more! View the just-released 2016 agenda.

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    Focus on Cost Optimization

    Drive IT cost reduction while maximizing business value. See how we're addressing your top challenges.

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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.

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

  • Apply a bimodal strategy that delivers both core services and enables agility
  • Develop a "cloud-first" organization
  • Transform I&O roles, skills and culture for the digital business environment
  • Anticipate and respond to emerging business disruption and security threats
  • Determine what role virtualized and software-defined networks will play in your enterprise
  • Develop strong leadership capabilities that minimize the risk of “shadow” IT

Hear 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
  • 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

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 is nearly complete! 

Brochure & Agenda

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

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Sessions Mapped to Your Top 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.
  • How can organizations sort out the hype from the reality in the myriad marketing messages coming from vendors focused on the concept of “software-defined”? View sessions.
  • What role should containers play in my organization? View sessions.
  • 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!

Hot Topics to be Covered

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

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.

Highlighted Speakers

  • Peter Hinssen
    Peter Hinssen

    Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive Innovation

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  • Kevin Mitnick
    Kevin Mitnick


    The Global Ghost TeamTM

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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.

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  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.

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

Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
We have reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of Data Center Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference at the price of $199 plus applicable taxes and resort fees per night at the Venetian and Palazzo hotels. The deadline for the special room rate is November 4, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT.
To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Make Hotel Reservation.”  Please note, you must be a registered attendee in order to book a hotel reservation. 
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before November 4, 2016 at 5:00p.m. EDT by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or by contacting the Gartner Help Desk, Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: us.registration@gartner.com.  

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.