About

Taking Charge, Leading Change — Your I&O Transformation Can't Wait

The infrastructure and operations (I&O) organization is on the brink of a revolution fueled by the forces of mobile, social, cloud and information technologies. I&O leaders stand at the center of it all, challenged to ensure a stable enterprise infrastructure while supporting the agility required to act on new business opportunities. For many, the move toward an "Intelligent Data Center," capable of synthesizing an explosion of digital information, will enter the strategic mix, positioning I&O as a key contributor to business value and competitive advantage. Decision-makers will learn effective new ways to capitalize the forces of IT change, and proactively lead the way to fundamental I&O transformation.

Gartner Keynote: The Intelligent Data Center – What Will Unfold Over the Next Five Years

Key Benefits

Our comprehensive agenda will provide powerful recommendations to address these pressing challenges and help you:

  • Enable enterprise mobility with a secure bring your own device (BYOD) strategy
  • Explore elements and ramifications of a Web-scale IT approach
  • Rethink how information is delivered, accessed and consumed
  • Ensure that I&O initiatives are fully aligned with business goals and priorities
  • Mitigate infrastructure costs without sacrificing data delivery quality
  • Attract, develop and retain the best data center and I&O talent at every level
  • Deal effectively with space, power and cooling issues
  • Develop the best cloud strategy for your organization

Who Should Attend

IT professionals including:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Operations
  • The Data Center
  • Developing your organization's cloud strategy
  • Storage, servers and server operating systems
  • Enterprise mobility
  • IT Architecture
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Analyst Access

World's Top Industry Experts

Gartner's global research community of 750 analysts engages in nearly 300,000 one-to-one client interactions each year. There are several ways to interact with an analyst at the event, including:

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Listen to insightful and actionable advice direct from a subject matter expert, with allotted time for Q&A.
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Private meetings that explore your personal IT issues and challenges.
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Small group format moderated by a Gartner analyst where you and your peers can share insights, challenges and concerns related to today's hottest topics.

Peer Networking

Real World Experience

Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives. You can network with your peers at several informal networking sessions, including:

  • End-User Case Studies: Learn about recent implementations firsthand, with an opportunity for Q&A with the IT and business executives leading the initiatives.
  • Workshops: Presented by Gartner or guest experts, these intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in an extended, small group environment.
  • Hospitality Suites: Hosted by Premier and Platinum sponsors, these evening theme receptions are ideal for informal networking.

Exhibitor Access

Discover. Compare. Evaluate.

Gartner conferences bring together the world's leading solution providers so you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for you, and how they shape up against the competition. Exhibitor access opportunities include:

  • Solution Provider Sessions: Solution providers and their customers provide a look into how the products work in the real world.
  • Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Private, prearranged 30-minute meetings that will advance your projects and relationships, regardless of where you are in the buying cycle.

Team Discount

Bring your team to this Conference to maximize, strategize and save.