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The Premier Destination for Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Leaders

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2017 is the premier gathering for senior IT and business leaders, offering a depth and breadth of I&O topic coverage unavailable at any other event. This year, 60+ members of the Gartner I&O analyst team will present fresh, research-based content and actionable, unbiased advice—all designed to accelerate decision-making, prioritize your initiatives and link I&O strategies to the goals of the business.

View a sampling of the organizations who joined us in 2016.

The conference is 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
  • 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 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. 
  • 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 2017 agenda is now available. See below or sign up to stay informed.


Just Announced! 2017 Conference Tracks

  • Cloud Strategies
  • Multi-Source, Multi-Location Data Center
  • Reinvigorating the Core
  • Infrastructure Agility
  • IT Operations and DevOps
  • Business Continuity, Recovery and Governance
  • Cost Optimization
  • Leadership and Cultural Transformation

Spotlight Tracks:
  • Software Defined Everything / Anything
  • Infrastructure & Operations for the Midsize Enterprise
  • Securing the Data Center of Tomorrow
  • Emerging Strategies for Tomorrow's IT
  • Senior Executive Circle
  • Diversity in IT

Learn more about our 2017 conference tracks.

Hot Topics to be Covered in 2017

  • Emerging technologies and trends in I&O
  • Linking business and IT strategies and plans
  • Culture change
  • The impact of IoT on Infrastructure and Operations
  • Servers, storage and networking
  • Data center (on-premises versus off-premises, cloud, colocation)
  • XaaS, including BaaS, DRaaS, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Data center security
  • Containers and micro-services
  • Machine learning

Key Take-Aways from the 2016 Conference

Image More than 60 Gartner analysts and over 2,500 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 trip report infographic to see some of the top results, keynote highlights and more. 
"The quality of the speakers was excellent and the information presented was insightful for understanding the current and possible future direction of several components of the industry."

- Mel Pieper, VP of Operations Light Edge Solutions

"This event is very useful to see how and what other partners are doing to check if you are in the right path and to correct the one you are taking. For me this event has been wonderful."

- Antonio Perez, IT Infrastructure Manager Empresas Publicas de Medellin

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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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.

Guest Keynote Speakers

  • Dan Ariely
    Dan Ariely

    Co-Founder and Partner

    Irrational Innovations

  • Tom Koulopoulos
    Tom Koulopoulos

    President and founder

    Delphi Group

  • Dave Russell
    Dave Russell

    VP and Distinguished Analyst, Conference Co-Chair


  • Mike Chuba
    Mike Chuba

    Managing Vice President


A note from the Conference Chair

Dave Russell
Dave Russell

VP and Distinguished Analyst, Conference Co-Chair

Enterprise transformation is the new imperative for infrastructure and operations and the data center, the impetus for business-driven strategies and investments. As key contributors to innovation, growth and change, I&O leaders are now recognized as true strategic partners who help envision and shape the business future. ​
In 2016, we discussed how I&O leaders were being asked to become enablers, influencers and transformers of the enterprise drive change; a conversation that took place with more than 60 Gartner analysts and guest speakers as well as over 2,500 of your I&O peers.

This year, we’ll dive deeper into the transformation that faces I&O leaders like you.

Plan to join us in 2017.

What We Hear About Our Speakers

"Best conference I attend each year!"

- Bill Conant, IT Technology Operation Services Section County of Maui

"A great event for me to continue my knowledge and growth. Fatntastic speakers and content. See you next year!"

- Nicholas Laine, Senior Infrastructure Architect Teranet


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Infrastructure & Operations

The 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.

  • For Attendees: Learn about the innovative solutions that will add the most value to your business.
  • For Exhibitors: Learn more about the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit.




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Exhibitor Interactions

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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
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference at the Venetian, Las Vegas at the price of $204 plus applicable taxes per night. A block of government per diem rooms are also available at the Venetian. The deadline to book at Gartner discounted rate is 5:00p.m. EDT on October 27, 2017.
To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Make Hotel Reservation.”   Reservations cannot be made directly with the hotels. Any calls to the hotels will be redirected to the Gartner Global Events Team. 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 at the Venetian.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before 5:00p.m. EDT on October 27, 2017 by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or by contacting the Gartner events team, Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: gartnerglobalevents@gartner.com.  

Cancellations are allowed up to 5:00p.m. EDT on October 27, 2017 without penalty. If a reservation is cancelled after this time the hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of the minimum night stay.
Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in a cancellation of your entire reservation and will be subject to the cancellation penalty.

Government Rates:
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the Venetian. These rooms are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid US Government or Military ID will be required at check-in upon arrival. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.

For more information please reference our FAQ document.

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.