First look at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference agenda

Preliminary agenda sessions

Disruptive trends and technologies are challenging for incumbent enterprises, forcing them to rethink their business models to support and enable business initiatives. This track explores the balance between ensuring operational stability and tapping into emerging trends and technologies.

Recommended sessions:

  • A Pragmatic Approach to Implementing a Zero Trust Security Architecture
  • Compute Evolution: Virtual Machines, Containers, Serverless, Which to Use When?
  • How to Get SASE — A Strategic Roadmap for Adoption
  • The Strategic Roadmap for Edge Computing — 2022
  • The Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations
  • Top 10 Technology Trends Impacting DevOps
  • Three-Tier, Hyperconvergence, or Distributed Cloud — What to Use When 

Enterprise IT has embraced the concept of multi-cloud as an accepted delivery model for many enterprise applications. This track explores concerns about how best to balance between cloud computing as “the answer” and cloud computing as one of many options for IT to support the business.

Recommended sessions:

  • Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services MQ and CC Review, 2021
  • Exploring the Edge: What’s Really Happening Out There
  • How To Build a Cloud Migration Cost Estimate
  • The Cloud Journey: From Strategy to Transformation

Modern, cloud-based applications and infrastructure are increasingly distributed, fragmented and complex, creating a management nightmare. This track is focused on new approaches to managing workloads and operations, wherever they are, based on the concepts of systems observability.

Recommended sessions:

  • 3 Powerful Financial Models to Improve Your Infrastructure and Cloud Negotiation Playbook
  • Best Practices for Securing Cloud-Native Applications Built on Containers and Kubernetes
  • Cloud Networking Strategies
  • How to Cut the Cost of Your Digital Infrastructure in 90 days.
  • Modernize ITSM to Meet the Demands of DevOps and Product Teams
  • Monitoring and Observability in a Hybrid Cloud World
  • Technical Insights: Inspecting the Dimensions of SRE Role and Its Challenges
  • Technical Insights: Public Cloud Cost Management: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls
  • The Future of Cloud

I&O leaders must redefine the mission of IT operations to focus on delivering positive, secure, business outcomes. This track focuses on the infrastructure and operational processes, technologies and human capabilities that enable rapid development and delivery of workloads and applications for the business.

Recommended sessions:

  • Anywhere Operations: Building a Just-in-Time IT Strategy
  • Building Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy: How to deliver Data Services Anywhere
  • Harnessing the Power of Digital Employee Experience (DEX) Management tools
  • How to Apply SASE’s Principles to Network and Secure Distributed Applications
  • State of Containers: 2021 Through 2024
  • Who Automates, Wins: Demonstrating Automation Value Is Your Key to Success

Leadership matters now more than ever. New roles demand a view across infrastructure, software and services, focused on delivering maximum customer and business value. This track focuses on the need for essentialism in leadership today, while tapping into new key roles across the organization.

Recommended sessions:

  • Leadership Vision for 2022: Infrastructure and Operations
  • The I&O Operating Model: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How It Can Transform Your Organization
  • Build a Balanced Approach to I&O Skills Development
  • Implementing Effective Organizational Strategies to Enable the Scaling of DevOps
  • Planning for the I&O Workforce of the Future
  • The Diversity Dilemma