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Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

The Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation identifies the top emerging trends that are impacting infrastructure and operations leaders over the next 12 to 18 months. Recommendations are provided that reveal how best to respond to those trends in order to help lead innovation and achieve optimal results.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Technical Insights — Preparing for the Inevitable: Building Your Ransomware Defense Structure

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks continue to increase globally and the criminals responsible for those attacks have become increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In this session, we will examine the life cycle of a ransomware attack and discuss the defense techniques your organization should use to protect themselves against this threat.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Innovations Driving the Future of Networking

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will run through innovative and disruptive technologies that will shape the future of networking. We will cover emerging network technologies, vendors, open-source, and describe the benefits and risks of the technologies. We will also make specific predictions regarding the adoption and timing of these technologies, and provide recommendations to appropriately adopt (or avoid) these technologies. We will discuss how these technologies help enable the new "infrastructure everywhere, users anywhere" enterprise, and specific topics covered include SASE, SONiC, and eBPF.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

The Strategic Roadmap for Edge Computing — 2022

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session applies Gartner's strategic roadmap framework to edge computing. This framework describes an idealized future state where edge computing is widely deployed, then examines the drivers, challenges and milestones. Enterprises should follow to maximize the potential benefits.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Leadership Vision for 2022: Infrastructure and Operations

Nathan Hill, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders have to be active contributors to their organization's digital success. They must deliver growth by helping scale digital initiatives throughout their enterprise whilst ensuring a resilient and adaptive infrastructure platform designed to support Anywhere Operations. This presentation will help in your I&O planning for 2022 and beyond.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Creating a Bulletproof Infrastructure With Constant Threat From Ransomware. Fact or Fiction?

Fintan Quinn, Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session you will have answers to question such as: where do I start with ransomware prevention and recovery? What is an isolated recovery environment? Can I build my own ransomware defense or do I need to buy it? What are the important components in ransomware defense?

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Top Technology Trends Impacting DevOps

Manjunath Bhat, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover the top technology trends impacting agile and DevOps initiatives as organizations transition to product and platform teams. A firm grasp of these technologies will enable I&O leaders to upskill their teams, modernize their practices and adopt new tools. You can expect trends around cloud-native architecture, platform engineering, and site reliability engineering.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

4 Must Do’s to Transform Infrastructure & Operations Strategies to Support Change and Empower Anywhere Business

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders must reimagine themselves as providers of infrastructure services. The questions of “how to build infrastructure services to support change” and "how to develop business alignment" are now more topical than ever. This session highlights steps and decisive actions in the areas of business alignment, adaptability, innovative technology platforms and talent.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

A Pragmatic Approach to Implementing a Zero Trust Security Architecture

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Changes in the threat landscape and ineffectiveness of current security architectures have created significant interest in zero trust security architectures. This presentation will pragmatically explore zero trust, zero trust networking and extend these concepts to operating systems, applications, users and data. Topics will include the NIST standard for zero trust as well as technologies and vendors providing solutions.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

The Cloud Computing Scenario: The Future of Cloud

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The future of cloud is distributed, ubiquitous and the basis for composable business. By 2025, cloud computing will be pervasive. Cloud will drive not only technological innovation but also serve as the foundation for business innovation. This presentation will guide IT leaders to develop cloud strategies and present its future evolution to executive leaders, peers and teams.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

A Unified Theory for Workload Placement Across Cloud, Data Center and Edge

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure is no longer locked down in on-premises data centers, but distributed across platforms and service providers. Infrastructure is everywhere! This session will look at the continuum from core and cloud to the edge, and offer a framework to determine optimal workload placement.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Public Cloud Migration Study Findings – Challenges, Changes and Techniques to Improve ROI

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session we examine results from a Gartner study where public cloud migration strategies were explored. We explore findings related to migration strategy challenges, changes, and options that respondents believe hold the greatest potential to improve migration ROI. This study involved 400 respondents based in the U.S. and U.K.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities Review

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will present the research associated with Gartner's CIPS Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities, which covers the hyper-scale cloud providers. The MQ will cover each vendor's vision and how they are executing their respective visions. The CC will score how each vendor is performing against a set of use cases.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Exploring the Edge: What’s Really Happening Out There

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Edge computing is deployed today in a wide variety of use cases across every vertical. We discuss a number of use cases, including the results, the lessons and the surprises.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

The Cloud Journey: From Strategy to Transformation

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Not all cloud journeys are the same but there are similarities. A business-driven strategy coupled with a pragmatic adoption/migration plan are critical. But knowing where you are and where you are headed is critical to success. Journeys range from infrastructure replacement to digital transformation, with many others in between. This session brings all the ingredients together to enable the right journey for you.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

How to Build a Cloud Migration Cost Estimate

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Migrating to the public cloud can take months or years and involve a complex mix of workload migration, application modernization and SaaS adoption. How much will all this cost? This session will equip I&O leaders with the guidance needed to realistically budget for their cloud migration projects.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Three-Tier, Hyperconvergence or Distributed Cloud — What to Use When

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation will expose three infrastructure choices and important factors that influence the choice among them. Three-tier includes SAN/NAS implementations and converged infrastructure. Hyperconverged includes both appliances like Dell VxRail and HPE Simplivity as well as software-based solutions like Nutanix and VMware vSAN. Distributed cloud encompasses solutions like AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub. Personas will be utilized to illustrate what drives the optimal choices among these differing solutions.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Infrastructure for Anywhere Operations

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In the postpandemic world, customers, employees and partners will expect to operate seamlessly from any location and any device. IT Leaders need to adopt an anywhere-operations mindset when architecting their infrastructure for this new world.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Cloud Networking Strategies

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session describes modern strategies for building cloud-friendly networks. This includes guidance for connecting to the cloud, multicloud, and within public and private cloud data centers.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Select the Right Cloud Management Tooling?

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure and operations leaders who need to provide automation, governance, life cycle management and brokering across multicloud environments will need a rapidly evolving cloud management platform market that meets enterprise requirements. This session will answer questions on the key issues that must be considered when selecting third party cloud management tooling.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask The Expert: Use Gartner's S-A-V-E Methodology for Infrastructure Cost Optimization Opportunities

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session illustrates Gartner’s four-step methodology that is based on a cross-team approach to identify infrastructure cost savings opportunities. The methodology includes steps for the opportunities to be identified, analyzed, validated and approved for executing the plan. Attendees will receive checklists of the Top 10 savings ideas for hardware, software, outsourcing, telecom, and maintenance and support.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Roundtable: Building and Sustaining Your Automation Pipeline

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Tactical approaches to determining what and how to automate IT capabilities quickly run out of steam without attention being paid to sustaining the pipeline of work. Join this session with your peers for discussion, idea exchange and insight on how to keep your automation catalog and journey moving forward.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

The Future of Cloud

Milind Govekar, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

By 2025, cloud computing will be pervasive. Cloud will drive not only technological innovation but also serve as the foundation for business innovation. This presentation will guide IT leaders to develop cloud strategies and present its future evolution to executive leaders, peers and teams.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Three Step to Reduce the Impact of Incidents

Mark Cleary, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Incidents represent a cost to the organization and provide little value beyond indicating trends. This session will help I&O leaders explore ways of either eliminating incidents or improving the mean time to resolve them through a combination of good practice, data analytics and automation.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Public Cloud Cost Management — How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In public cloud, costs can quickly get out of control. You've been told you need to set up cloud financial management for cloud IaaS and PaaS — sometimes referred to as FinOps — but you're not sure how to begin. This session will go through the most common mistakes in cloud cost management and optimization, and will provide guidance on how to avoid them.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Time to Modernize ITSM Practices

Mark Cleary, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The one-size-fits-all ITSM processes implemented by most organizations no longer meet the needs of product- and digitally-focused organizations. I&O leaders must adapt, federate and modernize their ITSM offerings or risk being ignored by the DevOps and product communities. This session will explain the background to this situation and actions to take to address it.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Infrastructure as Code

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Address common questions about how to start IaC:
1. What is IaC
2. How to start and evolve it
3. Tools involved
4. Skills needed
5. Operating model

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Roundtable: NetDevOps: Increase Network Agility (Without Getting Fired)

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

In this session, end-users will share their experiences regarding increasing enterprise network agility. This includes the networking technologies, processes, people, and cultural aspects to improve the level of network automation and orchestration that exists within enterprise and cloud networks. We will discuss how to align networking initiatives with DevOps and IaC principles.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Cloud Cost Management and Optimization

Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What are the top challenges of cloud cost management and optimization? How is that different from FinOps? What do IaaS, PaaS and SaaS have in common when managing spend? How to create a cost-awareness culture? What's the role of I&O in managing cloud spend? Join this session with Marco Meinardi to ask him these and other questions on cloud cost management and optimization.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

How to Implement Consistent Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Multicloud World

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Most enterprises will have data centers for years to come and most have adopted a multicloud strategy by design, making consistent security difficult. This presentation will outline a hierarchical framework of security controls and processes for the consistent management and security of a hybrid multicloud environment composed of physical machines, virtual machines, containers and serverless workloads.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST)

Clinic: Follow Gartner's 4 Step Framework to Optimize Your Megavendor Negotiations

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This clinic will demonstrate how to use a 4-step approach Gartner refers to as "T4." The clinic steps and examples will illustrate this T4 approach using negotiation scenarios with the megavendors IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Attendees will receive ready-to-use checklists and templates along with tips, tactics and tricks to plan for and negotiate megavendor deals for cost optimization and risk mitigation.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Monitoring and Observability in a Hybrid Cloud World

Padraig Byrne, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are rapidly adopting multicloud, containers and microservices. Yet, they struggle to migrate their existing monitoring infrastructure to ephemeral architectures, leaving frustrated end users and large gaps in visibility. In this talk, we will cover how to use modern monitoring and observability tools and methodologies to better understand our applications.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CET

(05:00 AM - 05:45 AM EST)

Gartner Opening Keynote: Adaptive Resilience to Empower the Anywhere Business

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

Over the past 18 months, I&O professionals have demonstrated they can satisfy fast-changing business needs that are driven by unpredictable global events. But the future will be even more dynamic as businesses move quickly to exploit new opportunities. Join us as we discuss how to transform I&O into an adaptive and resilient organization that can empower the anywhere business.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Building Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy: How to Deliver Data Services Anywhere

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hybrid cloud integration remains one of the top trending topics for the last three years. Here we will guide you through most important use cases, technologies and show you how to build hybrid cloud storage strategies for delivering your storage anywhere.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: How to Enhance Reliability and Resilience Using SRE and Chaos Engineering Practices

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner clients frequently enquire about best practices to implement site reliability engineering (SRE) and Chaos Engineering. This Ask-the-expert session will provide context-specific answers to questions spanning principles, practices, and tools to implement SRE and chaos engineering.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Enhance Your SRE Success With Chaos Engineering

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Apply chaos engineering techniques to assess and improve your SRE maturity. This session will focus on how chaos engineering can be applied to help SREs to enhance complex system reliability and resilience to scale digital business.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Security, Integrated: Platform Teams As a Security Enabler

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The rise of the platform team in the delivery of DevOps-driven capabilities has created an opportunity for I&O to partner with security peers to integrate security across the delivery cycle. This session will provide insight into how I&O leaders can use the power of the platform team to address patch, vulnerability and configuration management needs and keep pace in an insecure world.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Hyperconvergence and Distributed Cloud: A Technical Market Guide

Paul Delory, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Hyperconverged infrastructure has become the default in the data center and at the edge. But now it competes with "distributed cloud" offerings from the Big Three hyperscalers. Join us for an in-depth, head-to-head comparison of the HCI market leaders (Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, Nutanix and VMware) and their cloud-tethered rivals (AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub).

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Emerging Technologies in Security and Risk Management

Ruggero Contu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will highlight some of the most critical emerging technologies in security and risk management and some of the key trends driving such innovation.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Platform Ops to Support and Scale DevOps

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Discuss how platform ops approach can help support and scale DevOps?
Why platform ops is better operating model?
How to start and evolve platform ops?

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

State of Containers: 2021 Through 2024

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Containers continue to be a hot but not fully understood topic. This session with discussing the current state of container technologies, including the technologies involved, use cases, deployment challenges, and participating vendors. It will also discuss where the market is headed over the next 3 years.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Who Automates, Wins: Demonstrating Automation Value Is Your Key to Success

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Automation is a top priority for organizations, but communicating value that automation delivers is often an afterthought. This session will give practical advice on building and communicating value for your automation initiatives to your teams, peers and leadership to keep the momentum moving forward on your automation journey

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Top Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Disaster Recovery in the Public Cloud

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As the adoption of the public cloud is evolving, organizations are moving into the public cloud at an ever-increasing rate. Moving applications that are entry-level development and testing applications to mission-critical applications. This session discusses the common mistakes organizations make when implementing DR in the public cloud and approaches to avoid those mistakes.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Planning for the I&O Workforce of the Future

Leinar Ramos, Director, Advisory, Gartner

How can you be confident that your I&O team is building the critical skills you will need in the future? Learn how progressive organizations are planning and training for long-term critical skills. This session will look at the importance of defining a skills roadmap and workforce strategy, while also providing key insights from Gartner’s comprehensive global talent analytics to uncover skills trends for I&O.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Senior Leadership Circle: Roundtable: Hacking Your Way to Culture Change in I&O

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sometimes, small yet impactful changes to processes and workflows can quickly reshape employee perceptions and behaviors. Join this roundtable to meet with your peers to discuss such culture hacks in Infrastructure and Operations. Share your experiences with peers, and hear their thoughts too in this session facilitated by a Gartner analyst.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Roundtable: Attracting and Retaining Women in I&O

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Kris van Riper, Practice Vice President, Gartner

This roundtable session provides a forum to speak with peers about the challenges and opportunities faced attracting and retaining women in I&O as well as successful practices and decisions leveraged to date.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Build a Balanced Approach to I&O Skills Development

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This 30-minute session outlines a range of techniques and tools that Infrastructure Operations leaders can leverage to develop skills in their teams. From short-term, tactical approaches to longer-term strategies, this session provides ideas and inspiration for managers and heads of function.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Strategies for Acquiring Software Engineering Skills in I&O

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are facing a perfect storm of demands for development talent in I&O: Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Automation, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, and AI Ops are all happening at once. Most I&O leaders are facing challenges with finding people to fill the roles they have open. In this session, we will share strategies to help I&O leaders address their needs.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EST)

Roundtable: Women in IT: A Conversation Among Women and Men on Gender Diversity

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Kris van Riper, Practice Vice President, Gartner

This is a facilitated networking and discussion session covering topics such as:
Empowering Women for and with each other — Addressing gender bias between women and how they can support each other up the leadership ladder.
Engaging Men to Advance Women - How men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders and why they would want to.
Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots — Whether gender bias is subtly built into the system or does its damage unconsciously, there is a clear path to elimination.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Reach Your Potential by Leveraging Essentialism

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are getting busier and often must divide their time between numerous, diverse customer demands. This diffusion of effort makes it difficult to reach their full potential and achieve their career goals. In this session learn how to focus on essential objectives, prevent distractions and apply a systematic "no" approach to reduce low-value requests and allow you to be more productive.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM CET

(10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST)

Public Sector Peer Conversation: Top I&O Challenges Facing Public Sector Organizations

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Working in Federal, State and Local government organizations presents unique challenges and requirements for I&O leaders. Join this lightly facilitated session to share your experiences and ideas with your peers.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM CET

(10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST)

Women in I&O Peer Conversation: Attracting and Retaining More Women in I&O

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Please join this lightly facilitated session to exchange thoughts and ideas with I&O peers around how to attract more women in I&O. Compare notes around best practices and brainstorm new ways to attract more women in I&O.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CET

(04:15 AM - 04:45 AM EST)

Financial Services Sector Peer Conversation: Top I&O Challenges Facing Financial Services Organizations

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Working in financial services organizations presents unique challenges and requirements for I&O leaders. Join this lightly facilitated session to share your experiences and ideas with your peers.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CET

(04:15 AM - 04:45 AM EST)

Public Sector Peer Conversation: Your Top Take-Aways From the IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Virtual Conference

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Was there a key “aha” moment or moments for you over the past few days? Compare notes and share your top take-aways from the event.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CET

(05:00 AM - 05:45 AM EST)

Keynote: Powering Your I&O Success With Diversity and Inclusion

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Reshaping and transforming I&O requires a resilient and change ready work force. This resilience can be accelerated by creating diverse and inclusive teams. In this keynote you will learn that this is the key to your success. You will leave this keynote with the knowledge you need and tangible actions you can take to build the workforce you need to facilitate adaptive digital resilience.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

The I&O Operating Model: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How It Can Transform Your Organization

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

The long-term success of I&O is dependent upon providing maximum value to the business while simultaneously aligning to the operational requirements to the organization. A well-constructed operating model facilitates this alignment and allows I&O Leaders to effectively devise a strategy and plan of execution. We discuss what an operating model is and how it can elevate and transform I&O.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Senior Leadership Circle: Ask The Expert: Essentialism

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How do I get started with essentialism? How do I apply the tenets to an I&O scenario?

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

The Diversity Dilemma

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

As organizations work to address the ongoing diversity issue in tech, there remains an intense focus on the lack of gender diversity. Despite being half of the workforce, women are grossly underrepresented. Add race and ethnicity to the mix and the numbers are abysmal. This session will talk about current issues and will present concrete actions for moving the dial.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

How to Create an I&O Strategy for Digital Business

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A top fitness attribute for leading enterprises is having an aligned strategy, yet I&O frequently lags behind. Learn the essential elements of an agile, resilient, and efficient I&O strategy to support digitization.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Implementing Effective Organizational Strategies to Enable the Scaling of DevOps

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders seeking to scale their DevOps efforts rapidly encounter limits based on how quickly they can get people to learn and to change. In this session we will introduce common approaches and review their effectiveness based on survey data and discussions with clients.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Technical Insights — Preparing for the Inevitable: Building Your Ransomware Defense Structure

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks continue to increase globally and the criminals responsible for those attacks have become increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In this session, we will examine the life cycle of a ransomware attack and discuss the defense techniques your organization should use to protect themselves against this threat.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Security, Integrated: Platform Teams As a Security Enabler

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The rise of the platform team in the delivery of DevOps-driven capabilities has created an opportunity for I&O to partner with security peers to integrate security across the delivery cycle. This session will provide insight into how I&O leaders can use the power of the platform team to address patch, vulnerability and configuration management needs and keep pace in an insecure world.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Emerging Technologies in Security and Risk Management

Ruggero Contu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will highlight some of the most critical emerging technologies in security and risk management and some of the key trends driving such innovation.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Creating a Bulletproof Infrastructure With Constant Threat From Ransomware. Fact or Fiction?

Fintan Quinn, Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session you will have answers to question such as: where do I start with ransomware prevention and recovery? What is an isolated recovery environment? Can I build my own ransomware defense or do I need to buy it? What are the important components in ransomware defense?

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

How to Implement Consistent Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Multicloud World

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Most enterprises will have data centers for years to come and most have adopted a multicloud strategy by design, making consistent security difficult. This presentation will outline a hierarchical framework of security controls and processes for the consistent management and security of a hybrid multicloud environment composed of physical machines, virtual machines, containers and serverless workloads.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

A Pragmatic Approach to Implementing a Zero Trust Security Architecture

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Changes in the threat landscape and ineffectiveness of current security architectures have created significant interest in zero trust security architectures. This presentation will pragmatically explore zero trust, zero trust networking and extend these concepts to operating systems, applications, users and data. Topics will include the NIST standard for zero trust as well as technologies and vendors providing solutions.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Roundtable: Building and Sustaining Your Automation Pipeline

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Tactical approaches to determining what and how to automate IT capabilities quickly run out of steam without attention being paid to sustaining the pipeline of work. Join this session with your peers for discussion, idea exchange and insight on how to keep your automation catalog and journey moving forward.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Hyperconvergence and Distributed Cloud: A Technical Market Guide

Paul Delory, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Hyperconverged infrastructure has become the default in the data center and at the edge. But now it competes with "distributed cloud" offerings from the Big Three hyperscalers. Join us for an in-depth, head-to-head comparison of the HCI market leaders (Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, Nutanix and VMware) and their cloud-tethered rivals (AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub).

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

State of Containers: 2021 Through 2024

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Containers continue to be a hot but not fully understood topic. This session with discussing the current state of container technologies, including the technologies involved, use cases, deployment challenges, and participating vendors. It will also discuss where the market is headed over the next 3 years.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Infrastructure as Code

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Address common questions about how to start IaC:
1. What is IaC
2. How to start and evolve it
3. Tools involved
4. Skills needed
5. Operating model

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Who Automates, Wins: Demonstrating Automation Value Is Your Key to Success

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Automation is a top priority for organizations, but communicating value that automation delivers is often an afterthought. This session will give practical advice on building and communicating value for your automation initiatives to your teams, peers and leadership to keep the momentum moving forward on your automation journey

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Monitoring and Observability in a Hybrid Cloud World

Padraig Byrne, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are rapidly adopting multicloud, containers and microservices. Yet, they struggle to migrate their existing monitoring infrastructure to ephemeral architectures, leaving frustrated end users and large gaps in visibility. In this talk, we will cover how to use modern monitoring and observability tools and methodologies to better understand our applications.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: How to Enhance Reliability and Resilience Using SRE and Chaos Engineering Practices

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner clients frequently enquire about best practices to implement site reliability engineering (SRE) and Chaos Engineering. This Ask-the-expert session will provide context-specific answers to questions spanning principles, practices, and tools to implement SRE and chaos engineering.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Enhance Your SRE Success With Chaos Engineering

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Apply chaos engineering techniques to assess and improve your SRE maturity. This session will focus on how chaos engineering can be applied to help SREs to enhance complex system reliability and resilience to scale digital business.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Platform Ops to Support and Scale DevOps

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Discuss how platform ops approach can help support and scale DevOps?
Why platform ops is better operating model?
How to start and evolve platform ops?

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Time to Modernize ITSM Practices

Mark Cleary, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The one-size-fits-all ITSM processes implemented by most organizations no longer meet the needs of product- and digitally-focused organizations. I&O leaders must adapt, federate and modernize their ITSM offerings or risk being ignored by the DevOps and product communities. This session will explain the background to this situation and actions to take to address it.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Top Technology Trends Impacting DevOps

Manjunath Bhat, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover the top technology trends impacting agile and DevOps initiatives as organizations transition to product and platform teams. A firm grasp of these technologies will enable I&O leaders to upskill their teams, modernize their practices and adopt new tools. You can expect trends around cloud-native architecture, platform engineering, and site reliability engineering.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Implementing Effective Organizational Strategies to Enable the Scaling of DevOps

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders seeking to scale their DevOps efforts rapidly encounter limits based on how quickly they can get people to learn and to change. In this session we will introduce common approaches and review their effectiveness based on survey data and discussions with clients.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask The Expert: Use Gartner's S-A-V-E Methodology for Infrastructure Cost Optimization Opportunities

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

This session illustrates Gartner’s four-step methodology that is based on a cross-team approach to identify infrastructure cost savings opportunities. The methodology includes steps for the opportunities to be identified, analyzed, validated and approved for executing the plan. Attendees will receive checklists of the Top 10 savings ideas for hardware, software, outsourcing, telecom, and maintenance and support.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Public Cloud Cost Management — How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In public cloud, costs can quickly get out of control. You've been told you need to set up cloud financial management for cloud IaaS and PaaS — sometimes referred to as FinOps — but you're not sure how to begin. This session will go through the most common mistakes in cloud cost management and optimization, and will provide guidance on how to avoid them.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: Cloud Cost Management and Optimization

Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What are the top challenges of cloud cost management and optimization? How is that different from FinOps? What do IaaS, PaaS and SaaS have in common when managing spend? How to create a cost-awareness culture? What's the role of I&O in managing cloud spend? Join this session with Marco Meinardi to ask him these and other questions on cloud cost management and optimization.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

How to Build a Cloud Migration Cost Estimate

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Migrating to the public cloud can take months or years and involve a complex mix of workload migration, application modernization and SaaS adoption. How much will all this cost? This session will equip I&O leaders with the guidance needed to realistically budget for their cloud migration projects.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Technical Insights — Preparing for the Inevitable: Building Your Ransomware Defense Structure

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks continue to increase globally and the criminals responsible for those attacks have become increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In this session, we will examine the life cycle of a ransomware attack and discuss the defense techniques your organization should use to protect themselves against this threat.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Hyperconvergence and Distributed Cloud: A Technical Market Guide

Paul Delory, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Hyperconverged infrastructure has become the default in the data center and at the edge. But now it competes with "distributed cloud" offerings from the Big Three hyperscalers. Join us for an in-depth, head-to-head comparison of the HCI market leaders (Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, Nutanix and VMware) and their cloud-tethered rivals (AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub).

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Public Cloud Cost Management — How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In public cloud, costs can quickly get out of control. You've been told you need to set up cloud financial management for cloud IaaS and PaaS — sometimes referred to as FinOps — but you're not sure how to begin. This session will go through the most common mistakes in cloud cost management and optimization, and will provide guidance on how to avoid them.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Planning for the I&O Workforce of the Future

Leinar Ramos, Director, Advisory, Gartner

How can you be confident that your I&O team is building the critical skills you will need in the future? Learn how progressive organizations are planning and training for long-term critical skills. This session will look at the importance of defining a skills roadmap and workforce strategy, while also providing key insights from Gartner’s comprehensive global talent analytics to uncover skills trends for I&O.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Senior Leadership Circle: Roundtable: Hacking Your Way to Culture Change in I&O

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Sometimes, small yet impactful changes to processes and workflows can quickly reshape employee perceptions and behaviors. Join this roundtable to meet with your peers to discuss such culture hacks in Infrastructure and Operations. Share your experiences with peers, and hear their thoughts too in this session facilitated by a Gartner analyst.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Roundtable: Attracting and Retaining Women in I&O

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Kris van Riper, Practice Vice President, Gartner

This roundtable session provides a forum to speak with peers about the challenges and opportunities faced attracting and retaining women in I&O as well as successful practices and decisions leveraged to date.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Build a Balanced Approach to I&O Skills Development

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This 30-minute session outlines a range of techniques and tools that Infrastructure Operations leaders can leverage to develop skills in their teams. From short-term, tactical approaches to longer-term strategies, this session provides ideas and inspiration for managers and heads of function.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Strategies for Acquiring Software Engineering Skills in I&O

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are facing a perfect storm of demands for development talent in I&O: Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Automation, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, and AI Ops are all happening at once. Most I&O leaders are facing challenges with finding people to fill the roles they have open. In this session, we will share strategies to help I&O leaders address their needs.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EST)

Roundtable: Women in IT: A Conversation Among Women and Men on Gender Diversity

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Kris van Riper, Practice Vice President, Gartner

This is a facilitated networking and discussion session covering topics such as:
Empowering Women for and with each other — Addressing gender bias between women and how they can support each other up the leadership ladder.
Engaging Men to Advance Women - How men can help women work to their full capacity as leaders and why they would want to.
Removing Institutional Barriers and Blind Spots — Whether gender bias is subtly built into the system or does its damage unconsciously, there is a clear path to elimination.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Reach Your Potential by Leveraging Essentialism

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are getting busier and often must divide their time between numerous, diverse customer demands. This diffusion of effort makes it difficult to reach their full potential and achieve their career goals. In this session learn how to focus on essential objectives, prevent distractions and apply a systematic "no" approach to reduce low-value requests and allow you to be more productive.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CET

(05:00 AM - 05:45 AM EST)

Keynote: Powering Your I&O Success With Diversity and Inclusion

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Reshaping and transforming I&O requires a resilient and change ready work force. This resilience can be accelerated by creating diverse and inclusive teams. In this keynote you will learn that this is the key to your success. You will leave this keynote with the knowledge you need and tangible actions you can take to build the workforce you need to facilitate adaptive digital resilience.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

The I&O Operating Model: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How It Can Transform Your Organization

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

The long-term success of I&O is dependent upon providing maximum value to the business while simultaneously aligning to the operational requirements to the organization. A well-constructed operating model facilitates this alignment and allows I&O Leaders to effectively devise a strategy and plan of execution. We discuss what an operating model is and how it can elevate and transform I&O.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:45 AM EST)

Senior Leadership Circle: Ask The Expert: Essentialism

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How do I get started with essentialism? How do I apply the tenets to an I&O scenario?

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

The Diversity Dilemma

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

As organizations work to address the ongoing diversity issue in tech, there remains an intense focus on the lack of gender diversity. Despite being half of the workforce, women are grossly underrepresented. Add race and ethnicity to the mix and the numbers are abysmal. This session will talk about current issues and will present concrete actions for moving the dial.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

How to Create an I&O Strategy for Digital Business

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A top fitness attribute for leading enterprises is having an aligned strategy, yet I&O frequently lags behind. Learn the essential elements of an agile, resilient, and efficient I&O strategy to support digitization.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Implementing Effective Organizational Strategies to Enable the Scaling of DevOps

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders seeking to scale their DevOps efforts rapidly encounter limits based on how quickly they can get people to learn and to change. In this session we will introduce common approaches and review their effectiveness based on survey data and discussions with clients.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

The Cloud Computing Scenario: The Future of Cloud

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The future of cloud is distributed, ubiquitous and the basis for composable business. By 2025, cloud computing will be pervasive. Cloud will drive not only technological innovation but also serve as the foundation for business innovation. This presentation will guide IT leaders to develop cloud strategies and present its future evolution to executive leaders, peers and teams.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Building Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy: How to Deliver Data Services Anywhere

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hybrid cloud integration remains one of the top trending topics for the last three years. Here we will guide you through most important use cases, technologies and show you how to build hybrid cloud storage strategies for delivering your storage anywhere.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

A Unified Theory for Workload Placement Across Cloud, Data Center and Edge

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure is no longer locked down in on-premises data centers, but distributed across platforms and service providers. Infrastructure is everywhere! This session will look at the continuum from core and cloud to the edge, and offer a framework to determine optimal workload placement.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EST)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Select the Right Cloud Management Tooling?

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure and operations leaders who need to provide automation, governance, life cycle management and brokering across multicloud environments will need a rapidly evolving cloud management platform market that meets enterprise requirements. This session will answer questions on the key issues that must be considered when selecting third party cloud management tooling.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST)

Public Cloud Migration Study Findings – Challenges, Changes and Techniques to Improve ROI

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session we examine results from a Gartner study where public cloud migration strategies were explored. We explore findings related to migration strategy challenges, changes, and options that respondents believe hold the greatest potential to improve migration ROI. This study involved 400 respondents based in the U.S. and U.K.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

The Cloud Journey: From Strategy to Transformation

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Not all cloud journeys are the same but there are similarities. A business-driven strategy coupled with a pragmatic adoption/migration plan are critical. But knowing where you are and where you are headed is critical to success. Journeys range from infrastructure replacement to digital transformation, with many others in between. This session brings all the ingredients together to enable the right journey for you.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

(07:30 AM - 08:00 AM EST)

Technical Insights — Preparing for the Inevitable: Building Your Ransomware Defense Structure

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks continue to increase globally and the criminals responsible for those attacks have become increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In this session, we will examine the life cycle of a ransomware attack and discuss the defense techniques your organization should use to protect themselves against this threat.

Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CET

(09:45 AM - 10:15 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Hyperconvergence and Distributed Cloud: A Technical Market Guide

Paul Delory, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Hyperconverged infrastructure has become the default in the data center and at the edge. But now it competes with "distributed cloud" offerings from the Big Three hyperscalers. Join us for an in-depth, head-to-head comparison of the HCI market leaders (Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, Nutanix and VMware) and their cloud-tethered rivals (AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub).

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CET

(06:00 AM - 06:30 AM EST)

Technical Insights: Public Cloud Cost Management — How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In public cloud, costs can quickly get out of control. You've been told you need to set up cloud financial management for cloud IaaS and PaaS — sometimes referred to as FinOps — but you're not sure how to begin. This session will go through the most common mistakes in cloud cost management and optimization, and will provide guidance on how to avoid them.

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