I&O leaders have traditionally rewarded team members with depth of technical expertise. Embracing DevOps and enabling a digital business future will dramatically shift the types of skills needed in I&O. Learn how to embrace new methods of attracting, developing and motivating staff necessary to transform I&O’s portfolio of skills.
Culture is the most frequently mentioned obstacle to change, and I&O leaders are experiencing this first hand. It is considered hard to understand and even harder to change, and therefore often overlooked. This session will help you understand what culture is, how to start effective conversations about your culture and how to move forward with influence.
This session is designed to allow attendees to ask questions in an open forum from a panel of analysts and seek clarification on any relevant topic regarding Leadership and Cultural Transformation.
Many initiatives on which I&O leaders are working inevitably require a cultural shift for success — unfortunately culture is the most frequently mentioned obstacle to change. It is considered hard to understand and even harder to change. This session will explore five topics for starting conversations about culture that can be effective starting points for exploring and changing your team and organizational culture.
I&O leaders must act quickly and decisively to create a strategy that’s agile, scalable and responsive to the needs of digital business. Automated, scalable and agile I&O technologies will need to replace a fragile, complex and static I&O environment. In this continuously disruptive environment, I&O leaders will have to keep pace with business objectives, by rethinking their approach toward people, process and technology. Come learn not just how to survive this environment, but how to thrive.
Most infrastructure and operations operating models are optimized for technology projects, and few I&O leaders are prepared for delivering the adaptive, product-oriented business solutions critical to digital business platform success. Learn about the new I&O operating model and how to achieve better alignment with the business through improved organization design.
IT infrastructure and operations groups have traditionally organized around technology or functional silos. Learn how enterprises are organizing to successfully cope with the much more dynamic requirements inherent with digital business and support for DevOps.
What happens when a computer can break your encryption algorithms almost as fast as you can create new ones? That is one of the fears about quantum computing. Is it real, or is it hype? Quantum computing is rapidly maturing and threatens to become one of the most impactful disruptions in the modern era impacting machine learning, AI, Bitcoin and current day security encryption. Most people’s eyes glaze over when you try to explain the concept. And, yet, those who know also fear the power of that very same concept. How can something so misunderstood be poised to affect so many different things across the spectrum of science and computing? Today, we will investigate the reality of the quantum computing disruption and how it might become a practical platform for computing and scientific exploration.
Workload placement will become the key driver of digital infrastructure delivery. Nevertheless, I&O leaders often struggle to find which workloads are best suited for which location — be it public cloud, hosting, colocation, edge or on-premises. This session reviews the main strategies of successful I&O leaders that are focused on business value, rather than cloud adoption only, as a goal.
What happens when a computer can break your encryption algorithms almost as fast as you can create new ones? That is one of the fears about quantum computing. Join this session and ask questions to find out what is real and what is hype.
I&O leaders today are working aggressively in two specific ways: Provisioning infrastructure for business unit stakeholders and ingesting AI techniques to improve I&O efficiencies. Across several hundreds of Gartner inquiries and engagements, Gartner has identified I&O best practices that characterize highly successful and productive AI I&O ecosystems.
Artificial intelligence (AI), is a wide ranging term and recent developments have moved it into the mainstream and security software. However, without a background it’s difficult for customers to evaluate its use in products and what benefits it provides over more conventional technologies. This session shows security leaders how to evaluate claims and determine the concrete benefits of using applications of artificial intelligence.
In today’s increasingly interconnected world, insuring resilient infrastructure extends beyond the core data center. In this session, we will look at key points that have tripped up many companies when unexpected failures have occurred in seemingly innocuous or uncorrelated systems and how site reliability engineering practices can be used to help identify where the next big outage may cascade from.
This session will explore how the latest I&O trends and disruption will impact infrastructure and operations. Join and learn how you must adapt your infrastructure, processes, skills and tooling.
For most organizations, artificial intelligence and machine learning remain buzzwords that seem out of reach. At the same time, hiring and training staff who are versed in the technology have been expensive and time consuming. In this talk, we’ll explore how the latest offerings from technology and service providers are enabling organizations to start exploring deep neural networks and to determine how the technology may fit in their overall enterprise architecture.
Core IT has to scale, up, out down and in ... it has to expand and integrate with an intelligent edge and the explosion of IoT. This session looks at the challenges that still remain for a digital infrastructure where core IT and edge creates a them and us scenario. Multimode IT allows you to develop and optimize the core while expanding on all fronts and multiple mode fronts, edges and things. The following key issues will be discussed: • What are the business drivers the core IT digital infrastructure cycle? • How do you optimize Core IT and edge/IoT infrastructure • How do you define legacy and modernise or standardize projects?
Digital business does not wait for ITSM to evolve by itself. I&O leaders and their teams must keep pace with the latest IT systems and intelligence to support new ecosystems and provide a compelling experience for their consumers.
In this workshop, learn how to approach DevOps! We will explore seven steps to get started, critical success factors, pitfalls — but most importantly what your next action items are to move forward with a DevOps vision.
This session will answer your questions regarding the current state of container technologies. Join us to ask questions about the technology, the vendors that make up the ecosystem and the associated products and the issues that enterprises are facing and learn how the technology and the industry will evolve over 3-5 years.
Integrating security into DevOps to deliver “DevSecOps” requires changing mindsets, processes and technology. Security and risk management leaders must adhere to the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps to be seamless and transparent in the development process, making the Sec in DevSecOps silent. This session gives you 10 specific DevSecOps actions upon which to build.
This session showcases the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service. DRaaS emerged to address the need of IT organizations — which did not have the required staffing and/or secondary center facility — to support increasingly aggressive recovery-time targets. Learn how to leverage the DRaaS MQ when choosing among the 500+ providers in the marketplace and avoid underserving or overcharging the business.
Join this session to ask questions and explore best practices and lessons learned from enterprise (nonvendor) attendees on how to successfully build a DevOps culture and navigate the inevitable hurdles that arise.
This session will explore the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and the disruption it will cause for infrastructure and operations teams, as they must adapt their infrastructure, processes, skills and tooling.
This workshop is a practical session on how to start or assess an existing continuous improvement program (CIP) to ensure production of consistent results and achieving a sufficient return on investment. Participants will leave with a better understanding and reliable methods for ensuring their CIP is scalable, repeatable and customizable, meeting the needs of your organization.
CIOs are increasingly deploying an agile methodology to create and deliver IT solutions in their organizations. While continuous delivery can create value for IT and organizations at large, it breaks information security’s traditional, ‘waterfall’ approach to risk management. Learn to model successful CIOs who have rethought security governance and delivery for the digital era.
Join to learn what future IT operations management teams need to prepare for, where most are at today, and how to get future-ready.
Digital business, bimodal, DevOps, cloud — they all require I&O leaders to mature their capabilities. I&O average maturity is quite low i.e., only 2.4, on a scale of 1 to 5. I&O leaders need to make systematic improvements an urgent priority. In a step-by-step process, we show you how you can use our I&O maturity model to develop a prioritized and systematic roadmap for I&O improvement.
This session will provide an update on the current state of container technology. This will include an analysis of the technology, the vendors that make up the ecosystem and the associated products. Additionally, the issues that enterprises are facing will be discussed. Finally, the session will also discuss how the technology and the industry will evolve in the upcoming 3-5 years.
DevOps can greatly enhance a business but many organizations struggle to get started, and then find it difficult to balance speed and risk. Changes are required in culture, process, technology and skills. This session helps you determine the right goals, skills, responsibilities, technologies and priorities to ensure your DevOps architect delivers business value, while managing costs and risks.
Hyperscale cloud providers have extended their runtime environments for development and use on edge devices, such as IoT "things" signs point to public cloud technology on-premises! This session will detail the distinctions between cloud, core and edge, and the different approaches of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google will be addressed in detail.
With intelligent infrastructure, Software Defined, Virtualization, Hyperconvergence, Edge Computing and IoT initiatives are all pressures on IT organizations and their budgets. Architecturally they all need planning and integrating with projects across the portfolio. This session looks at how I&O leaders should define the Internet of Edge infrastructure and operations as an extension to Core IT. Allowing IT and the business to integrate better and extend onto new business models and modes of operation. Key issues: - How do you discover and define Core IT and the Internet of Edge? - How do you rationalize and reduce complexity while adding more complex IoE? - How do you scale, consolidate and manage on-prem. cloud and hosting of Core IT and IoE?
The topic of containers and container management has witnessed immense interest in enterprise IT over the past 12 months. In this session, I&O leaders will learn about the potential impact containers will have on their IT environment, the evolving vendor ecosystem and how they need to rethink current infrastructure and operations approaches to be successful.
This session is designed to allow attendees to ask, in an open forum, questions that have arisen or to seek clarification on best practices and trends in cloud and edge computing.
This session looks at the new Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure and the five workloads of consolidated, business critical, cloud ROBO and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) use cases.
I&O leaders are challenged to manage private, public and multicloud services. This requires understanding the different types of cloud management tools along with the trends and the problems that can be addressed. This session will present a framework that organizations can use to select the right tools to manage their cloud deployments.
The question of "which applications should be in the cloud?" is an important one. It must be posed as part of an iterative, holistic cloud strategy, not a never-ending series of tactical decisions. You must own the strategy building elements and operate with the goal of digital transformation in mind. This session will provide actionable advice on creating a comprehensive, enterprise cloud based applications strategy, while offering guidance as to the what, where and when for enterprise workloads.
The session will present the results of 2018 Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure. Gartner will discuss the maturity, adoption, and relevance of many compute technologies including containers, hyperconverged infrastructure, serverless and quantum computing.
There are five hybrid cloud storage architectures to choose from but which approach is the best for your workload? Will it increase agility as well as risk? An enterprise will have to make architectural design choices and provide high speed interconnectivity between various environments to process and manage a varied range of computing and storage demands imposed by varied and distributed workloads. In this session you will learn: • What is hybrid cloud storage and why is it crucial for hybrid architectures? • What are the five approaches for hybrid cloud storage? • How to match the right architecture to your workload?
This session will allow attendees to ask questions about security cloud-based services including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services.
This session takes a look at the latest Magic Quadrant covering hyperscale public cloud providers, understanding significant changes in market trends.
Public cloud computing offers the potential for high levels of continuity but operational reliability cannot be taken for granted. Even the most reliable of cloud services requires some level of customer configuration and ongoing administration to enable the highest levels of processing redundancy and data protection. IaaS and SaaS are conceptually similar, but a successful cloud contingency effort must accommodate their unique differences.
This session covers Gartner's 2018 Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, where attendees will learn about key disruptive trends in the infrastructure space, including; edge computing, bimodal Mode 1/Mode 2 Multimode infrastructure, Internet of Things, software-defined anything, cloud- and container-based delivery, and virtualization.
This session will allow participants to ask questions and to share experiences and success stories they have encountered as they advance along the path toward cloud and/or edge computing and IT.
Public cloud services are growing at 19% CAGR through 2021. The cloud maturity model is driving business and IT leaders to make cloud as the underpinning of their cloud strategy and they are doing it with their wallets. Cloud spending is 20% of IT budgets as per to Gartner’s cloud adoption survey. Top four hyperscale cloud providers command 57% of the public cloud market according to Gartner's recent market share study. This session will discuss the cloud growth trajectory across different cloud segments. We will go beyond the numbers and help IT leaders explore which external factors, new technologies, best practices and winners and losers within the cloud landscape.