Bob Gill

Bob Gill

VP Analyst
Bob Gill is a Research Vice President in Gartner's Infrastructure Strategies group and is the founder and leader of the Edge Research Community at Gartner.

Mr. Gill’s research currently focuses on Edge Computing, Colocation, Cloud Computing and advanced networking services. He is also a leading authority in data center planning and aligning business and IT strategy. Mr. Gill's experience extends over 41 years in the business and technology arena, including data network design, distributed computing, IoT, and data center services.

The Edge Research community focuses on Edge Computing technologies, drivers, and business models. It includes over 200 analyst members across all of Gartner’s research business units and works synergistically with the Cloud Research Community and IoT Research Community.

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Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM GMT
(08:30 AM - 09:00 AM EST)
A Unified Theory for Workload Placement Across Cloud, Data Center, and Edge

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 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM GMT
(10:45 AM - 11:15 AM EST)
The Strategic Roadmap for Edge Computing — 2022

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 GMT
(07:00 AM - 07:30 AM EST)
Exploring the Edge: What’s Really Happening Out There

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.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.