Chris Saunderson

Chris Saunderson

Sr Director Analyst
Chris Saunderson covers automation and orchestration methodologies at Gartner, with a primary focus on the life cycle of systems from build to run to retire. Mr. Saunderson has 10 years of experience as an automation architect, architecting task and process automation solutions to address IT needs. His coverage includes the impact of automation and orchestration on the IT operations organization. He has an emphasis on improving the programmability of infrastructure elements, and the improvement of system availability and maintainability.
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Monday, 21 November, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT
Workshop: Measuring the Success of I&O Automation Initiatives

I&O leaders increasingly rely on automation to achieve greater speed, quality and efficiency but struggle to connect automation activities with business value creation. This workshop will provide I&O leaders with tools and techniques to measure the success of their automation initiatives and tell a clear value story to stakeholders and peers.

Monday, 21 November, 2022 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM GMT
How DevSecOps and Security Is Changing the World of Application Performance Monitoring

Application performance monitoring is used by many organizations for understanding the performance of their critical applications and services. In the wake of security issues such as Log4j and Solarwinds Supply Chain attacks, we are witnessing the use of APM tools for security and vulnerability analysis. This talk will discuss the ways that DevSecOps is impacting the domain of IT Operations.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM GMT
Ask the Expert: Scaling Infrastructure-as-Code Starts With the Right Foundations

IaC is one of the hottest topics that Gartner clients ask about, and this session brings together our Peer and Practitioner, IT Leaders, and Technical Professionals team to answer your most pressing questions about IaC — starting, scaling, success.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM GMT
Kick Your Infrastructure-as-Code Journey Into High Gear

This session will focus on ways to accelerate your IaC adoption and realize value quickly. Gartner experts will provide approaches, best practices, success stories and tips to help your get further in your journey.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM GMT
Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Ask the Expert: Exploring the Dynamics of Security and I&O

How does security engagement and I&O blend to create a new dynamic? How are I&O leaders partnering with security as more decentralized decision-making happens within an organization? Attend this session to learn about Gartner's vision on the future of the partnership between security and I&O.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.