Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

22 – 23 November 2021 | EMEA I Virtual

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference is going virtual

After careful consideration, Gartner has made the decision to deliver this conference virtually. The well-being and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and associates remains our top priority, and at this time the virtual conference will provide the best opportunity to learn, engage, and be inspired.

Transform Infrastructure and Operations to Empower the Anywhere Business

Around the world, organizations and entire industries have been forced to regroup and reassess how they do business. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have had to change plans rapidly to adjust to remote workforces and cost pressures, and keep core systems operational and resilient.

As business moves faster into new territory, IT leaders faced a critical mandate and opportunity: Adapt and innovate IT I&O to deliver competitive advantage in a world that is full of disruption.

Join us at Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2021 for 2 days focused on how to embrace change and serve evolving enterprise needs through optimizing workloads, maximizing efficiency, and building resilient systems and teams. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of disruptive forces and future trends, and impact where the business goes next.

Find out more in the full conference brochure.


Learn how to leverage the trends, technologies and organizational shifts changing the course of IT infrastructure, operations and cloud.


Develop the tools you need to achieve your mission-critical priorities and help your organization thrive in the evolving digital landscape.

Leading solutions

Staying competitive means remaining future-focused. Explore the latest technologies that are changing the infrastructure, operations and cloud landscape. 

It's time to transform I&O for the next normal

Discover the latest research trends and insights you need to adapt and innovate at Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies conference 2021.

I&O Leaders today have competing goals — keeping the proverbial lights on while enabling the business to react to market changes quickly and adopt new technologies or services.  We are looking forward to hosting you again at the upcoming Gartner Infrastructure Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference, where you will get the chance to hear from industry experts, network with senior leaders, and learn how to meet the demands and rapid changes of today’s anywhere business.

Dave Cappuccio

VP & Distinguished Analyst and Global Conference Chair

I&O Senior Leadership Circle

The I&O Senior Leadership Circle (SLC) is an exclusive program within the overall agenda designed for the most senior IT infrastructure and IT operations leaders to explore new strategies, share innovative ideas and grow their community of peers.

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    Join a community of IT infrastructure, operations and cloud leaders

    Prepare your organization for the future of cloud, IT infrastructure and operations based on unbiased research, data you can trust and insights needed to take your strategy to the next level.

    Rapidly respond to changing business needs
    • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on.”
    • Become an effective partner with business executives; shift from “order taker” to “trusted advisor.”
    • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives.
    • Drive cost optimization to fund digital transformation initiatives.
    Improve service and support agility
    • Get the latest tools and methodologies for agile and rapid development.
    • Deliver a user experience that customers and employees will embrace.
    • Develop mobile apps that transform business processes and deliver exceptional user experiences.
    Engage and inspire today’s workforce

    • Embrace emerging trends to enhance business value.
    • Learn how to approach DevOps.
    • Understand the importance of people and culture with DevOps transformation.
    • Discover how to approach bimodal from a strategy perspective.

    Lead the transformation
    • Understand the impact of cloud and edge services.
    • Learn how cloud can integrate with your existing IT infrastructure.
    • Discover the latest cloud computing technologies and trends that will enable digital business.

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access 5 tracks, 5 spotlight tracks, and the Senior Leadership Circle, all designed to help infrastructure, operations and cloud leaders meet the demands of the anywhere business. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    For a glimpse into the agenda, view top sessions for each track here.

    Track A

    Disruptive Technologies and Trends

    Disruptive trends and technologies are challenging for incumbent enterprises, forcing them to rethink their business models to support and enable business initiatives. This track explores the balance between ensuring operational stability and tapping into emerging trends and technologies.

    Track B

    Cloud Migration Strategies

    Enterprise IT has embraced the concept of multi-cloud as an accepted delivery model for many enterprise applications. This track explores concerns about how best to balance between cloud computing as “the answer” and cloud computing as one of many options for IT to support the business.

    Track C

    Cloud and Operations Management

    Modern, cloud-based applications and infrastructure are increasingly distributed, fragmented and complex, creating a management nightmare. This track is focused on new approaches to managing workloads and operations, wherever they are, based on the concepts of systems observability.

    Track D

    Delivering the Right Workloads — Anywhere

    I&O leaders must redefine the mission of IT operations to focus on delivering positive, secure, business outcomes. This track focuses on the infrastructure and operational processes, technologies and human capabilities that enable rapid development and delivery of workloads and applications for the business.

    Track E

    Staffing and Leadership

    Leadership matters now more than ever. New roles demand a view across infrastructure, software and services, focused on delivering maximum customer and business value. This track focuses on the need for essentialism in leadership today, while tapping into new key roles across the organization.

    Spotlight Track

    I&O Security and Infrastructure Resilience

    This track focuses on guiding I&O leaders to manage and defend their increasingly anywhere organizations from exposures and threats, while integrating security, recovery and compliance best practices into day-to-day processes.

    Spotlight Track


    This track guides I&O leaders in executing an automation strategy by identifying required processes, skills and technologies.

    Spotlight Track

    DevOps and Agile

    To accelerate development and enable continuous delivery of customer value, organizations need to reach the next level in their agile and DevOps practices. I&O leaders must actively focus on value stream management to maximize flow, improve delivery efficiency and drive innovation.

    Spotlight Track

    Cost Optimization

    A critical focus for I&O leaders, optimizing costs and assuring funding is allocated to the right things is a critical part of managing I&O effectively. Recent times and the emerging new normal makes this a challenge to many: how to keep costs down and optimize operational costs, both on-premises and off, while growing.

    Spotlight Track

    Technical Insights

    These technical insights sessions are designed for drill-down analysis of critical topics within the I&O and cloud strategies arena, presented by Gartner for Technical Professionals experts.

    Spotlight Track

    Cloud Journey

    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.

    Spotlight Track

    Senior Leadership Circle

    Created for the most senior infrastructure and operations leaders, the Senior Leadership Circle is a unique opportunity to engage with Gartner experts as well as your I&O peers and attend recommended sessions to optimize your conference experience. An application to participate is required. As part of this program, we suggest attending the sessions in the Staffing and Leadership track as well as sessions exclusive to the program.

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