Enabling the digital future: speed, agility & resilience


The ground is shifting for IT Infrastructure & Operations. The adoption of fast-moving technologies and methodologies – from Cloud, Edge Computing and IoT to DevOps and AIOps – are cutting across the functional roles of typical infrastructure & operations teams, challenging their skills and demanding a new kind of dexterity. The day of the traditional data center may be waning, but IT infrastructure and operations – increasingly digital and distributed – aren’t going away. Are you and your team moving fast enough? Attend Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2018, the only infrastructure & operations conference of its kind. 


Guided by the latest impartial Gartner research and input from infrastructure & operations leaders and your peers from around the world, this singular event explores what makes a successful strategy – from cloud, IoT, to artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning. See how to accelerate innovation and agility in a hybrid world and enable your organization’s digital future.

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Interact with more than 2,500 of your peers to gain firsthand insight from those facing challenges similar to yours. Explore networking opportunities.

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Explore the latest technologies changing the infrastructure, operations and cloud landscape. Meet face-to-face with knowledgeable representatives. Preview Exhibitors.

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Our 10-track comprehensive agenda gives unbiased content to enable the digital future and prepare for rapid developments ahead.

Infrastructure Evolution and Migration 
IT infrastructures are changing. Architects and IT leaders need to prepare. Modern IT infrastructure can, and will, be distributed to wherever it’s needed to support specific workload types. Explore the methods and options for deploying them. 
Cloud Strategies and Futures
As cloud computing enters its second decade, it’s becoming a vehicle for the future of IT. Yet concerns remain about how best to balance it as “the” answer versus one of the many answers for IT. Learn how to develop a successful cloud strategy and strike a balance between value and risk.
Managing Evolving Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructures 
Digital business and edge computing will demand organizations rethink IT service delivery strategies. The data center, as the sole source of IT infrastructure will continue to give way to hybrid solutions. Hear about the planning, sourcing and delivery of on-premises and external solutions and services.
Innovation and Emerging Trends 
 Expanding business requirements continue to highlight a challenge within most I&O organizations — how to support ever-growing infrastructure and operations requirements, while understanding new trends and technologies that could significantly benefit IT and the business. Explore how to ensure operational stability and tap into emerging trends.
Core Infrastructure 
Modernization is required for servers, storage, networks, facilities, virtualization and consolidation. Meanwhile, mobile strategies and the proliferating data are putting pressures on IT infrastructure. Learn how to support Mode 1 of bimodal IT and simultaneously implement an agile Mode 2 approach.
Digital Infrastructure 
To succeed in the digital era, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must embark on “creative destruction” — to fundamentally rethink the technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads. Learn how Mode 2 of bimodal IT is the foundational platform for digital businesses of the future.
IT Operations 
I&O leaders must redefine IT operations’ mission to focus on delivering positive business outcomes. Discover the infrastructure and operational processes, technologies and human capabilities that enable desired business outcomes.
DevOps, Agile and Automation 
Enterprises are rapidly becoming digital businesses — connecting people, businesses and things to increase revenue, efficiency and time to market. Learn why and how IT operations leaders and their teams must deliver reliable existing systems and navigate the changes needed to support new digital workloads.
Security and Service Continuity 
The growing demand for 24/7 technology services is placing pressure on the IT organization, underscoring the need for a robust cybersecurity and business continuity management (BCM) program. Examine key aspects of security, business continuity, recovery and governance, and learn why businesses that don’t create an effective cybersecurity and BCM program run the risk of catastrophic disruptions.
Leadership and Cultural Transformation 
Accelerating digitalization, the growing digital competency outside IT, and increasingly networked organizations are all making it harder to develop culture. See why cultural-change leadership matters now more than ever — explore the drivers of culture, how it influences goals and objectives, and how workplace factors affect it.

Don’t miss these hot topics!

AIOps, machine learning

Cloud cost containment

Cloud and infrastructure management

Container deployment and management

Digital infrastructure futures

Disaster recovery as a service

Edge computing

Hyperconverged infrastructures

Interconnection/ colocation strategies

Leadership & Talent Management 

Serverless computing

The future of IT operations

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