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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.

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

The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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This conference features comprehensive tracks around the biggest challenges IT infrastructure and operations leaders. While we are preparing the 2017 agenda for the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference, see what we covered last year to get an understanding of the breadth of coverage. Sign up to be among the first to hear when our agenda is available.

Brochure & Agenda


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
  • Senior Executive Circle

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
  • DevOps
  • 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

Sign-up to be among the first to recieve our 2017 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

  • 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

  • David J. Cappuccio
    David J. Cappuccio

    VP and Distinguished Analyst

    Gartner Research

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 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.

  • 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:
Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at the Gaylord at a discount rate. Please check back for updates as they become available and the room block opens.

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.