Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

1 – 2 December 2021 | Japan | Virtual

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference is going virtual

After careful consideration, Gartner has made the decision to deliver this conference virtually. The well-being and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and associates remains our top priority, and at this time the virtual conference will provide the best opportunity to learn, engage, and be inspired.

Infrastructure Is Everywhere: Accelerating Business Value Through Innovation

Around the world, organizations and entire industries have been forced to regroup and reassess how they do business. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have had to change plans rapidly to adjust to remote workforces and cost pressures, and keep core systems operational and resilient.

As business moves faster into new territory, IT leaders faced a critical mandate and opportunity: Adapt and innovate IT I&O to deliver competitive advantage in a world that is full of disruption.

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2021 was the place to virtually find your answers with objective topic coverage and a look at the top trends. Attendees gained the clarity needed to create an effective pathway to the future.

The program for Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2021 in Japan, is underway, and we look forward to sharing details shortly.


Learn how to leverage the trends, technologies and organizational shifts changing the course of IT infrastructure, operations and cloud. 


Develop the tools you need to achieve your mission-critical priorities and help your organization thrive in the evolving digital landscape.

Leading solutions

Staying competitive means remaining future-focused. Explore the latest technologies that are changing the infrastructure, operations and cloud landscape. 

IT leaders face new challenges in the age of the New Normal. To thrive in this evolving environment, they must commit to empowering the Anywhere Business that can deliver customer value across boundaries. We are looking forward to hosting you at the upcoming Gartner Infrastructure Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference, where you will get recommendations vital to delivering the next-generation I&O as a platform service to accelerate the Anywhere Business, which can be unachievable with a traditional approach, from technology, people, and organizational culture perspectives.

Yoshifumi Abe

Sr Director Analyst and Conference Chair

Join a community of IT infrastructure, operations and cloud leaders

Prepare your organization for the future of cloud, IT infrastructure and operations based on unbiased research, data you can trust and insights needed to take your strategy to the next level.

Rapidly respond to changing business needs
  • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on.”
  • Become an effective partner with business executives; shift from “order taker” to “trusted advisor.”
  • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives.
  • Drive cost optimization to fund digital transformation initiatives.
Improve service and support agility
  • Get the latest tools and methodologies for agile and rapid development.

  • Deliver a user experience that customers and employees will embrace.

  • Develop mobile apps that transform business processes and deliver exceptional user experiences.

Engage and inspire today’s workforce
  • Embrace emerging trends to enhance business value.

  • Learn how to approach DevOps.

  • Understand the importance of people and culture with DevOps transformation.

  • Discover how to approach bimodal from a strategy perspective.

Lead the transformation
  • Understand the impact of cloud and edge services.
  • Learn how cloud can integrate with your existing IT infrastructure.
  • Discover the latest cloud computing technologies and trends that will enable digital business.

Tracks at a Glance

Access 5 tracks designed to help infrastructure, operations and cloud leaders meet the demands of the anywhere business. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

Track A

Disruptive Technologies and Future-Oriented Trends

Disruptive technologies continue to challenge many enterprises, forcing them to rethink their business models and ecosystems and develop new ones. This track takes a look at future-oriented trends and explores the balance between ensuring operational stability and tapping into the newest technologies.

Track B

Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Strategies

As cloud computing approaches its third decade, firms are continuing to find new value in hybrid/multi-cloud as a delivery model for enterprise applications, but significant issues remain. This track explores how to develop a successful cloud strategy and strike the right balance between value and risk — both real and imagined.

Track C

Cloud and Operations Management

Modern, cloud native applications and infrastructure are increasingly distributed and complex, creating a huge workload and number of management tasks for the IT department. This track focuses on the technologies and methodologies your IT operations teams should leverage for hybrid/multi-cloud operations.

Track D

Technology Talent and Leadership

Leadership matters now more than ever, but leaders are extremely busy as they face higher expectations and demands, so essential strategic objectives can lose their focus. This track focuses on why IT leaders must, and how they can, foster in their team a mindset of maintaining and improving on essential value propositions, as leaders engage in talent development and the cultural transformation necessary to ensure they can utilize technologies to solve the issues facing the organization.

Track E

The Digital Workplace and Employee Experience

The digital workplace has entered a new phase, as COVID-19 accelerates the shift to remote work and related changes in the nature of the workplace. This track provides suggestions to help IT leaders create a remote-first digital workplace and achieve work-style reforms.

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