Speaker Bio

Douglas Toombs

Douglas Toombs

VP Analyst
Douglas Toombs is a Research Vice President in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP), and a Key Initiative Leader for Infrastructure, Operations, and Cloud Strategies. In his work, Mr. Toombs covers a wide variety of topics related to data center infrastructure, IT operations, and cloud computing adoption strategies, helping organizations place the right workloads in the right locations.
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Monday, 21 November, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM GMT
Keynote: I&O Forward — Leading the Next Phase of Growth

Infrastructure and operations face stresses from inside and out. Dramatic global shifts and talent shortages intensify the ever-present need to accelerate innovation. I&O leaders must rewrite their future and set their sights on a new horizon. Learn how to leverage intelligent automation, embrace platform engineering, deploy multicloud operations and intertwine I&O throughout your organizational fabric.

Monday, 21 November, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM GMT
Technical Insights: Is Public Cloud Cheaper Than My Data Center?

A huge number of organizations have cloud-first strategies including cost considerations but have not fully answered whether it will actually be any cheaper. Many exceed cloud cost expectations and struggle to implement cost management processes to monitor and control cloud spending. Join this session to learn how to evaluate public cloud costs and implement best practices to avoid overspending.

Monday, 21 November, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM GMT
Ask the Expert: How Do I Mature My Cloud Adoption?

Improving your organization's cloud maturity is a complex cross-function exercise that involves maturing I&O, application development, security and risk management, enterprise architecture, and sourcing and vendor management. Maturity also requires driving DevOps and the cloud economics discipline of FinOps, and evolving from a cloud center of excellence toward a full cloud operating model.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.