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    Guest Keynotes announced!

    Peter Hinssen, Entrepreneur, Advisor and Author, nexxworks
    Peter Levine, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

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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.
 

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

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
  • 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



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Frequently Asked Questions


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Agenda

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! If you'd like more information, sign up and you'll be the first to know when our agenda is available. 


 

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

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

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference


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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

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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

  • Dave Russell
    Dave Russell

    VP and Distinguished Analyst, Conference Co-Chair

    Gartner Research

  • Mike Chuba
    Mike Chuba

    Managing Vice President, Conference Co-Chair

    Gartner Research

  • Peter Hinssen
    Peter Hinssen

    Entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker and author

    nexxworks

  • Peter Levine
    Peter Levine

    General Partner

    Andreessen Horowitz

A note from the Conference Chair


Dave Russell
Dave Russell

VP and Distinguished Analyst, Conference Co-Chair

As the digital wave advances, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must act quickly to create an enterprise data center strategy that’s ultra-agile, scalable, and responsive to change. In 2015, we discussed how I&O leaders are being asked to champion this change and become true transformers of the business; a convesation that took place with more than 60 Gartner analysts and guest speakers as well as over 2,600 of your peers.

This year, we’ll dive deeper into the transformation and agile imperative that faces I&O leaders like you. Charged with delivering on the transformation promise, you must be and enabler, influencer and collaborator to ensure you’re laying the foundation for the virtualized data center of the future.

Join us in 2016 and position yourself @ the core of change.

What We Hear About Our Speakers


"This was amazing! 1:1 with Gartner analyst were especially helpful - gave me good ideas of what to work on first when back in the office."

- John Coate, Netops Manager WA State

Exhibitors

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.

  • Learn more about the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.

Venue & Travel

Las Vegas, Nevada

Venue

Venetian
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


Accommodations

The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino

Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the conference. Please check back for more details once housing becomes available. 
 

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.