Tracks Announced


At Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2019, we have five tracks along with a spotlight track to accelerate your mission-critical priorities.


Track A.

Cloud Strategies and Futures


As cloud computing enters its second decade, it is becoming a vehicle for much of what is described as the future of IT. Yet despite its longevity, concerns remain about how best to balance between cloud computing as “the answer” and cloud computing as one of many answers for IT. This track explores how to develop a successful cloud stratagem and strike the right balance between value and risk — both real and imagined.


Hot Topics:

  • Cloud Architectures
  • Multi-cloud Management
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Cloud Services Governance
  • Cloud Migration Tactics



Track B.

Migrating and Delivering Cloud, Digital and Hybrid Infrastructures


IT Infrastructures are evolving and changing, digital business and the rise of edge computing will dramatically impact I&O, demanding that organizations rethink their IT service delivery strategies. Even though the data center of old soon may no longer exist as it gives way to hybrid solutions, IT infrastructures will still be required to enable the business’ survival.  This track focuses on the options for these evolving infrastructures and the planning, sourcing and delivery of on-premises and external solutions and services.



Hot Topics:

  • Distributed Digital Infrastructure Management
  • Cloud & Data Center Migration Risks
  • IT Talent Management
  • Future Proofing Digital Infrastructure
  • Hardware, Software and Service Contract Negotiations


Track C.

Evolving IT Operations and DevOps

I&O leaders must redefine the mission of IT operations to focus on delivering positive, reliable and efficient business outcomes. This change will not be easy, given existing pressures to move faster, while running and maintaining the existing IT infrastructure. This track focuses on the infrastructure and operational processes and technologies enabling business outcomes and how IT operations leaders and their teams must simultaneously deliver reliable existing systems while navigating the changes needed to support new digital workloads.


Hot Topics:

  • IT Automation
  • IT Governance
  • AIOps
  • Capacity Planning and Modelling
  • Availability and Performance Management
  • Monitoring and Managing Distributed Infrastructure
  • DevOps




Track D.

Innovation and Emerging Trends in Digital Infrastructures


To succeed in the digital era, I&O leaders must be willing to embark on “creative destruction” — fundamentally rethinking the technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads, understanding new trends and technologies that could significantly benefit IT and the business. This track will focus on the exploratory and potentially transformative decisions I&O leaders will take and how best to find the balance between ensuring operational stability and tapping into emerging trends.


Hot Topics:

  • AI&ML
  • IOT
  • Edge Computing
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Containers and Microservices
  • Solid-State Arrays
  • Software Defined X


Track E.

Leadership, Cultural and Organizational Transformation


Accelerating digitalization, the growing digital competency outside IT, and increasingly networked organizations are adding complexity to the challenge of cultivating culture. This track will explain why cultural-change leadership matters now more than ever — exploring the drivers of culture, how it influences goals and objectives, and how workplace factors affect it.




Hot Topics:

  • I&O Skill Transformation
  • I&O Organization Structure
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Digital Business Futures
  • Professional Development



Spotlight Track.

Security, Risk and Service Continuity 


The growing demand for 24/7 technology services is placing new pressure on the IT organization, underscoring the need for a robust cybersecurity and business continuity management (BCM) program. This track examines key aspects of security, business continuity, recovery and governance, revealing why businesses that fail to create an effective cyber security and BCM program risk catastrophic business disruptions.



Hot Topics:

  • Modernizing Backup and Recovery
  • Endpoint and Mobile Security
  • DevSecOps
  • Adaptive Cloud Security
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Business Resilience
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) 


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