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View the agenda for Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference, 16 - 17 June, in Frankfurt, Germany and learn the best way to leverage technologies and methodologies to validate your current strategy and determine next steps for your I&O success.

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:45 PM

Building an Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Tiny Haynes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Public Cloud IaaS is now a mainstream technology platform adopted by enterprises of all shapes and sizes. The question of “how to adopt the cloud the right way?" is one in which many enterprises struggle.
This session will provide actionable advice on creating a comprehensive, enterprise cloud strategy, while offering guidance as to the what, where and when for enterprise workloads.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 09:15 AM

Cloud Cost Optimization Through Cost Management and Governance

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Migrating applications to cloud is just the first step in recognizing the full benefits of cloud. To achieve the greatest cost efficiencies ongoing optimization is required. This session will outline a methodology for using cloud cost management and governance to tune your cloud-based applications to get the greatest possible efficiency.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:00 PM

The Limits of Public Cloud Computing – Regional Differences  

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a vehicle for next-generation digital business, as well as for agile, scalable and elastic solutions. The hype remains high, and adoption continues to increase. Nevertheless, organizations continue facing numerous challenges in adopting cloud. On this session, we review some of the main regional challenges of public cloud adoption, from a global perspective.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:15 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:45 PM

How to Select the Right Cloud Management Tools

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are challenged to manage private, public and multicloud services. This requires understanding of the different types of cloud management tools along with the trends and the problems that can be addressed. This session will present a framework that organizations can use to select the right tools to manage their cloud deployments.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 02:00 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 02:45 PM

Agility and the Changing Role of I&O — Thriving in a World of External Services

Nathan Hill, VP Analyst, Gartner

It used to be that I&O CONTROLLED Enterprise Infrastructure; the widespread move toward externally provided services such as Hosted applications SaaS, and IaaS/PaaS have created a bewildering mesh (or mess!) of systems and services that I&O must now manage and operate. This session will outline the challenges faced by I&O in 2020, and propose strategies and tactics for regaining control.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 03:00 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 03:45 PM

Discovery as a Service: Why Knowing Your DC Inventory Isn't Enough for the Cloud

Tiny Haynes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This presentation will examine the first step of migrating to the cloud. It will look at what DaaS is, how it can be used with migration and the pitfalls of an infrastructure lead migration over a workload migration.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:00 AM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:45 AM

Emerging Technology Adoption Trends in 2020

Christopher Mixter, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Gain insight into the emerging technology investments your peers are making across the next 18 months, and the returns they're anticipating from those investments. Technology investment areas surveyed include cloud services, hosting, security, storage, network, and automation technologies.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:45 PM

Top Infrastructure Technologies and Trends for Storage, Integrated and Hypercoverged Systems

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

The rapid evolution of enterprise storage approaches is enabling IT leaders to tackle new challenges of digital business. However, the responsibility for Infrastructure and Operations leaders to evaluate the multitude of new storage and data technologies, architectures and deployment models are overwhelming. This session provides Gartner’s insights on how to best navigate through the storage landscape to modernize the storage infrastructure and enable agility for traditional and emerging enterprise workloads.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 09:15 AM

The Impact of IoT on Infrastructure and Operations

This session will provide a general explanation of the world of the Internet of Things and explore how it will affect I&O and what to do about it.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 10:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:15 AM

Success With Automation Drives I&O Success

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Automation enables Infrastructure and Operations teams to reduce costs, build scalable infrastructure and achieve operational efficiency. I&O teams must leverage automation to drive business agility. This session covers the trends, technologies, tools and best practices needed to leverage and scale automation within your organization.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:00 PM

Reduce Cloud Spend and Risk by Identifying I&O's Role in Cloud Governance

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Many I&O leaders struggle to identify a role for I&O in the development and/or execution of an enterprise cloud governance strategy. This research identifies several areas in which I&O can engage in the cloud governance process to improve cost optimization and security.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:15 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:45 PM

Five Ways Your Peers Are Using AI Today

Mark Cleary, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O Leaders are seeking ways to apply AI in IT management. Gartner has identified 5 ways through with I&O Leaders commonly apply AI.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 02:00 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 02:45 PM

Top Ten Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Nik Simpson, VP Analyst, Gartner

As I&O Leaders, CIO's and CTO's struggle with maintaining existing operations, while at the same time adapting to an ever-increasing introduction of new technologies by business leaders, they rarely have time to look beyond short-planning horizons. This session is designed to look at emerging trends in both business and technology, and discuss their potential impact on IT; to enable IT leaders to get ahead of the curve.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 09:15 AM

Start Building Your Automation Team Now!

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

An automation team is a key enabler of service delivery improvements and efficiencies. I&O leaders should build and sustain a automation team and embed modern development and delivery practices into their initiatives.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:00 AM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:45 AM

Mythbusters: AIOps and What It Really Means for IT Operations

AIOps has become a much-hyped concept. This session will break down what is real and what is still fantasy about this exciting new technology, and provide tactical and strategic steps that users can take to make the best use of AI/ML to enhance this IT Operations.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:45 PM

IT Service Management in 2023

Chris Matchett, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital business does not wait for ITSM to evolve by itself. I&O leaders and their teams must keep pace with the latest IT systems and intelligence to support new ecosystems and provide a compelling experience for their consumers. Gartner presents a 4-year strategic roadmap for ITSM.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:45 PM

How to Make ITSM More Agile

Mark Cleary, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The rise of DevOps and agile methodologies is creating tension with ITSM as many organizations need to make the different concepts integrate better. This will provide practical advice on how to address this issue and ensure organisations can continue to deliver great service whether they are mode 1, mode 2 or bimodal.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 09:15 AM

Scaling Agile and DevOps for Digital Transformation

Milind Govekar, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

DevOps can greatly enhance a business but many organizations struggle to get started, and then find it difficult to balance speed and risk. Changes are required in culture, process, technology and skills. This session explores trends in how DevOps is currently being practicing the features of successful enterprises, and a future view to what successful enterprises will be doing in the future.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 10:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:15 AM

What Comes Next — IT Monitoring Insight to Support Your Business High-Velocity Future

Enterprises clinging to IT monitoring just to understand the health of IT resources will be tomorrow's digital business losers. The simple truth is that IT monitoring will increasingly become a critical element in an organization's overall digital business service delivery strategy.
Attend this session if you want to not only survive, but to thrive with the rapid pace of change occurring on the path toward an increasingly digital future.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:00 PM

The Road to DevOps: How to Build the Continuous Infrastructure Automation Pipeline

Kyle Hilgendorf, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Automation is the watchword of modern, agile IT. And it often begins by automating server and application delivery. This talk offers in-depth, concrete guidance on (1) automating server provisioning and configuration management, and (2) building a continuous delivery pipeline. It takes a close look at the tools you’ll use, and the challenges you’ll face in implementing a DevOps methodology.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:15 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:45 PM

SRE Steps to Scale DevOps

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Site reliability engineering (SRE) is a popular topic and it dovetails with DevOps. I&O leaders can learn the basics and how to begin their journey to SRE and DevOps

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 02:00 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 02:45 PM

Magic Quadrants for ITSM Tools, Cloud Management Platforms and Application Performance Monitoring

Chris Matchett, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Josh Chessman, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner analysts share the latest Magic Quadrants for ITSM Tools, Cloud Management Platforms and Application Performance Monitoring, and how I&O leaders should (and should not) use them to understand these IT operations management software markets.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 09:15 AM

What’s New in Networking?

Neil Rickard, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session describes emerging network technologies as identified in Gartner’s Enterprise Networking Hype Cycle. We cover a diverse set of topics ranging from Service Mesh to SDN as well as intent-based networking, network automation and several others.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:00 AM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:45 AM

The State of Container Technologies: 2020 through 2025

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will provide an update on the current state of container technology. This will include an analysis of the technology, the vendors that make up the ecosystem and the associated products. Additionally, the issues that enterprises are facing will be discussed. Finally, the session will also discuss how the technology and the industry will evolve in the upcoming three to five years.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:45 PM

Evolving I&O Practices: Moving From Projects and Services to Products Using a Framework Methodology.

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Products over projects is the latest approach for completing tasks in I&O. Adopting a product approach to I&O can be confusing; understanding how products differ from projects and services is essential for I&O leaders. By using frameworks for product classification, clients can prioritize work and better understand the process and people changes that go along with it.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 09:15 AM

Exploring the Edge: Twelve Frontiers of Edge Computing

Nik Simpson, VP Analyst, Gartner

In the next four years, enterprises will have many edge computing use-cases deployed. The landscape of possible use cases is broad and very diverse, ranging from industrial IoT to immersive experiences, from consumer to commercial to industrial, and from things to people. I&O leaders need to proactively develop a vision and multiyear strategy for edge computing as a whole. We discuss the landscape of use cases, and building a strategy for edge computing.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 10:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:15 AM

Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, & Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services

David Groombridge, VP Analyst, Gartner

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Learn about the latest iterations of three magic quadrants in this breakout session. Learn about the magic quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a service (worldwide), Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Service providers who offer support for Public Cloud, and the market of Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Europe.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:00 PM

When Do SaaS Solutions Require Third-Party Backup?

Nik Simpson, VP Analyst, Gartner

SaaS application vendors focus on resiliency of operations with strong attention to application uptime and platform disaster recovery. Under most circumstances, responsibility to protecting data and its recovery from user (accidental, malicious or otherwise) falls to the customer. Third-party applications are readily available to provide software solutions and SaaS offerings to quickly recover data and support other use cases, such as test and development.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:15 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:45 PM

Simplifying Infrastructure by Application, Workload and Delivery

Philip Dawson, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session looks at how to reuse infrastructure delivery across a portfolio and allow reuse between workloads and applications. IT organization must manage a hybrid delivery model dependent on resources, location, scale and state of new and core IT applications and infrastructure and application patterns: Key issues include
1) How to reuse applications and workload delivery for the core.
2) What are the infrastructure delivery considerations for cloud and edge applications.
3) How to optimize reuse to reduce risk and cost for new projects, while rationalizing junk.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 03:00 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 03:45 PM

How to Use Infrastructure as a Service to Optimize Costs

David Groombridge, VP Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations expect megascale IaaS public cloud to provide a rapid route to optimizing costs. However, many fail to achieve savings due to lack of planning and management or, worse, save IT costs at the expense of business value. This session will explain how to:

● Build a clear strategy to leverage public cloud for cost-optimization.

● Find and select the right tools for cloud-specific cost management.

● Work collaboratively to optimize both business and IT costs.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 08:30 AM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 09:15 AM

Scaling for Digital Success — Tackling the I&O Skills Gap

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As enterprises large and small attempt to scale up their digital efforts, the demands of perpetual renewal, swift delivery and increasing interaction are relentless. Gain practical advice on how to navigate the I&O skills gap, to survive and thrive in a world of consistent, unending change.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:00 AM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 11:45 AM

Creating an Endpoint Strategy for 2020 and Beyond

Nathan Hill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Endpoint technology is evolving at a rapid pace, Infrastructure and Operations teams must master core activities such as migrating to Windows 10, managing a more diverse set of platforms and embrace SaaS while still taking transformational steps such as supporting wearable devices for mixed reality and immersive experiences, employee-owned devices and the creation of more flexible workspaces for workers. This session will outline strategies to modernize endpoint computing to create tools and processes that can meet these challenges and support these technologies and the innovations that will follow them.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 02:45 PM

Achieving an Optimal Infrastructure and Operations Organization Structure for the Digital Age

Milind Govekar, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

IT infrastructure and operations groups have traditionally organized around technology or functional silos. Learn how enterprises are organizing to successfully cope with the much more dynamic requirements inherent with bimodal and digital transformation.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 04:45 PM

Personalizing I&O’s Transformation for Individuals

Christopher Mixter, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Many individuals in Infrastructure resist expanding role and skill expectations because of the perception that specialists are rewarded more than versatilists. Learn how to transition mindsets and professional identities toward emerging enterprise needs through new approaches to career pathing, performance management and skills development.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 05:00 PM|Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 05:45 PM

Keynote: The Art of I&O Culture Hacking

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders clearly understand the imperative that culture needs to evolve, and in some instances change drastically to support new work modalities and technologies. It's easy to say, easy to understand the need, but where on earth do you start with something that seems so big, so nebulous and often so ingrained in the organization? How can you take a 35,000 foot problem, and make it prescriptive, more approachable, and perhaps even (dare we say) fun! Come learn the art of culture hacking, and how you can apply this skill to I&O.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 11:30 AM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:00 PM

How to Scale DevOps Initiatives With Platform Teams

Milind Govekar, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises that achieve initial success with DevOps initiatives often struggle to scale their efforts. I&O leaders should dedicate teams to operating shared self-service platforms that enable agile product teams to accelerate delivery while ensuring quality and standardization.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:15 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 12:45 PM

Magic Quadrants for Primary Storage Arrays & Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation will review the Magic Quadrant in the fastest growing unstructured data market — Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 03:00 PM|Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 03:45 PM

15 Infrastructure KPIs for Digital Business Transformation

Christopher Mixter, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Learn how leading infrastructure organizations track and communicate the progress to their stakeholders amid digital transformation using three categories of KPIs: enterprise speed and agility, customer centricity, and workforce transformation.

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