Guest Keynote Speaker

Don Duet

Don Duet

Co-head of the Technology Division, Goldman Sachs

Don is co-head of the Technology Division. He chairs the Technology Division Operating Committee and serves on the Technology Division Executive Committee and Risk Committee. Don joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 as an associate in the Technology Department within Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities in New York. He transitioned to a number of roles within Technology, relocating to London in 1991, Frankfurt in 1993 and Tokyo in 1996. Don was the chief information officer for Goldman Sachs in Asia from 2001 to 2006. Prior to assuming his current role, he was global chief operating officer of the Technology Division. He was named managing director in 2000 and partner in 2006.

Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson

VP of Global Foundation Services at eBay

Dean is the Vice President of Global Foundation Services for eBay Inc, the world's largest online marketplace. He is responsible for Strategy, Architecture, and Operational functions of eBay's Mission Critical Data Centers, Networking and Security Infrastructure Services and Global Supply Chain. Dean is also a core member of the eBay Green Team. Dean has been in the high tech industry for 22 years in technical roles ranging from Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, IT, Real Estate and Mission Critical Operations. Dean spent 17 years at Sun Microsystems where his final position was Sr. Director of Global Lab & Datacenter Design Services responsible for managing Sun's multi-billion dollar global technical infrastructure portfolio.


Dan Heath

NY Times Best Selling author, Decisive, Switch and Made to Stick Senior Fellow, Duke University's CASE center

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The Heath brothers previously co-wrote the critically acclaimed book Made to Stick, which was named the Best Business Book of the Year, spent 24 months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list, and has been translated into 29 languages. The latest Heath brothers book is Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work. Released March 2013.

Gartner Keynote Speakers


David J. Cappuccio, Research Vice President

The Intelligent Data Center — What Will Unfold Over the Next Five Years

The data center’s role within the enterprise is evolving rapidly. No longer just the guardian of legacy applications, future data centers will be the linchpin for enterprise agility and the benchmark of IT efficiency. This will not be done by repeating past mistakes but by taking advantage of new opportunities in mobile, big data, cloud services and innovative technologies, designs and operational models. This keynote looks at the data center of the future and outlines the steps to get there.

The Transformative Power of Infrastructure and Operations

IT has incredible transformative power when properly harnessed. We have seen IT improve business operational efficiency, increase profits, and transform entire industries. But does infrastructure and operations (I&O) hold that same power? The question isn’t if your I&O team can become agile enough to drive business value and innovation but, rather, how big of a transformation your I&O team can enable in your company. Learn how other I&O teams have taken this journey and how to start yours.

  • Jeffrey M. Brooks
  • Research Director
  • Gartner
  • John Enck
  • Managing Vice President
  • Gartner

Trends That Will Increase I&O Costs

I&O leaders need to prepare for emerging technologies that have the potential to increase I&O costs. We look at the cost impact of technologies, such as, cloud, virtualization, mobile technologies, social and other trends that will potentially increase I&O costs, so that I&O leaders can take action now to avoid surprises. What are the key trends that will impact I&O costs and how? How can IT leaders mitigate some of these risks and contain costs effectively?

  • Andrew Butler
  • Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner
  • Ronni J. Colville
  • Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner

Gartner Analysts

Altman, Ross
Berry, Diane
Bittman, Thomas J.
Brisse, Matthew
Brooks, Jeffrey M.
Butler, Andrew
Cappuccio, David J.
Chandrasekaran, Arun
Childs, Sheila
Chuba, Mike
Claunch, Carl
Colville, Ronni J.
Cosgrove, Terrence
Cox, Roger W.
Dawson, Philip
Dayley, Alan
Disabato, Michael
Fletcher, Colin
Gill, Bob
Girard, John
Greene, Jarod
Haight, Cameron
Hewitt, Jeffrey
Knox, Kevin
Kowall, Jonah
Kumar, Rakesh
Lerner, Andrew
Lockwood, Mark
MacDonald, Neil
Margevicius, Mark A.
Maurer, William
McGittigan, Jim
Mok, Lily
Morency, John P
Naegle, Robert
Paquet, Raymond
Pultz, Jay E.
Rinnen, Pushan
Rivard, John
Russell, Dave
Ruth, Gene
Samolsky, Lori
Scott, Donna
Silva, Chris
Skorupa, Joe
Slaymaker, Sorell
Spafford, George
Spivak, Gary
Unsworth, Joseph
Weiss, George J.
Young, Danellie
Zaffos, Stanley
Zimmerman, Tim

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