2021 virtual conferences

The Gartner virtual conference is designed for IT and business executives and decision makers looking to adapt and evolve their organization through disruption and uncertainty, navigate risks and prioritize investments. Gartner virtual conferences bring together forward-thinking leaders like you to explore emerging trends, accelerate your learning and guide near-term decisions.

At the virtual Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2021, you benefit from unparalleled, expert guidance on topics such as cost optimization, hybrid cloud strategies, DevOps, IT infrastructure modernization and more. The conference agenda is designed to equip you to identify the optimal strategic direction, answer pivotal questions and guide decisions that need to be made in the next months to drive your organization’s future success.

Designed to educate, inspire and engage IT infrastructure, operations and cloud leaders

Live presentations

Get inspired by Gartner experts and visionary leaders while learning about the latest trends in infrastructure and operations (I&O), exploring how to instantly apply new cloud migration, cost optimization, leadership and DevOps insights and gaining unique perspectives.

Interactive sessions

Engage with Gartner I&O and cloud experts and peers in Ask the Expert sessions and workshops to discover answers to shared challenges.

Leading solution providers

Hear directly from leading solution providers in the I&O and cloud space, explore capabilities with live demonstrations and get actionable and objective Gartner insights on the vendor landscape.

On-demand content

Receive on-demand access to session content during and after the conference for 90 days and explore a wide spectrum of relevant topics like hybrid cloud, business continuity and leadership at your own pace.

All things virtual. All in one place.

Gartner virtual conferences are delivered within one integrated portal, allowing you to explore every aspect of the conference, plan your personal agenda, engage in the live conference and navigate sessions postconference. 

The Gartner virtual Conference Portal acts as your home base where you can plan your personal agenda around your requirements:

  • Plan your agenda and schedule sessions.
  • Sign up for interactive clinics and roundtables.
  • Schedule your Gartner one-on-one meeting.
  • Explore a variety of special programs by role, industry and more.
  • Apply for exclusive programs with targeted content and sessions designed to facilitate interaction between Gartner experts, solution providers and peers.
  • Identify the right solutions for your needs by exploring our directory of solution providers and their product offerings.
  • Explore the Networking Hub to join interactive experiences during the conference to exchange viewpoints and solve problems with your peers.

Use the portal to manage your conference experience in real time so you can attend scheduled sessions, interact with speakers, vendors and the universe of virtual attendees, and even change course in real time and explore new sessions: 

  • Navigate the live virtual conference.
  • Engage in interactive Q&As and chats during sessions with speakers and peers.
  • Interact with Gartner experts in one-on-one meetings.
  • Participate in virtual networking sessions with other attendees.
  • Secure answers to your questions in real time or through demonstrations by leading solution providers.
  • Make the most of your experience and join your peers on the Networking Hub for interactive experiences through Rountables within the Conference Portal.


Postconference, the portal offers access to many recorded virtual conference sessions in the on-demand library, enabling you to take a deep dive on specific topics, and experience the full depth of the virtual conference content when you need it:

  • Explore independent Gartner research and advice across tracks and hot topics.
  • Listen to insights and best practices from leading solution providers.
  • Hear how your peers are tackling similar priorities and challenges in case study examples.
  • Get access to presentations and links to research and resources.
  • Develop a shortlist of solution providers to help address your most critical priorities.

Get a firsthand look inside the Gartner virtual Conference Portal

What’s it like to be at a Gartner virtual conference? Watch a virtual tour of the Conference Portal — built to help you plan your agenda, view sessions, interact with Gartner experts and solution providers, and explore what you missed postconference. See how the portal uses your attendee profile to suggest sessions, topics, vendors and more that align to your key interest areas.

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