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Attendees discovered the future of I&O at Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2022, Las Vegas, NV.

2022 day highlights

Over 3 days attendees had access to unbiased, researched backed Gartner content, as well as guest keynotes, case studies, and solution provider sessions to help I&O leaders empower the anywhere business. 

Gartner Opening Keynote: I&O Forward: Leading the Next Phase of Growth
Speakers: Dennis Smith, VP Analyst , Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Roger Williams, VP Analyst 
Key take-aways: 
  • Gartner Predicts By 2025, 70% of new applications will be developed with low-code/ no-code.
  • Leverage intelligent automation, embrace platform engineering, deploy multicloud operations and intertwine I&O throughout your organizational fabric.
  • Focus on the key business or organizational drivers such as revenue or value impact.

 

Leadership Vision for 2023: Infrastructure and Operations
Speaker: Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst

Key take-away:

  • Insufficient Skills Is the No. 1 Challenge and Will Compound Further in the Next 12 Months
  • Nearly 80% Expect an FTE Increase in I&O in the Next 12 Months
  • More Than One-Third of I&O Budget Dedicated to Infrastructure Is Spent on Public Cloud

Gartner Keynote: Collective Unhiding: Diversity of Thought Is Critical for Business Innovation and Talent Retention

Speaker: Michelle Bazargan, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Key take-away:

  • Become a conscious human-centric leader
  • Include the Three "Es" of diveristy of thought
  • Create actionable SMART Plans
  • Make them Iterative and Communicate on One Page

 

I&O Leaders' Guide for Hybrid Cloud Storage: How to Leverage Public Cloud to Modernize Your Storage and Data Services

Speaker: Julia Palmer, VP Analyst 

Key take-away:

  • Hybrid cloud storage delivers seamless data services across disparate data centers, edge locations and public cloud infrastructure and platform services. 
  • By 2025, 60% of I&O leaders will implement at least one of the hybrid cloud storage use cases, from 20% in 2022. 
  • Data transfer and edge appliances are physical devices capable of transporting bulk data to CIPS providers via package carriers rather than solely relying on a network to transfer data.
Featured Session:The Future for Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations

Speaker:  Tom Cipolla, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Key take-aways

  • Ensure compliance to configuration standards and execute patching processes using a riskbased approach to better protect the organization.
  • 30% of IT costs for endpoints are business software. 
Featured Session: Technical Insights: From Cutting Costs to Measuring the Value of Cloud Deployments

Speaker:  Marco Meinardi, VP Analyst

Key take-aways

  • Optimizing for application efficiency requires managing against unit cost trends and not against their absolute numeric values. 
  • Evolve from a cost-centric to a value-centric approach to manage your ability to produce value with cloud computing.
  • Force deployment optimization to occur by defining a global policy on your desired application efficiency target.

A look back at 2022’s agenda

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A look back at 2022’s agenda

Monday, December 05, 2022 / 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PST

Navigating Your Conference Experience

Stream this short session before you arrive onsite, we will start off by running through a preview of how you can best prepare yourself to make the most of your time at the conference. Then we will move on to building your agenda, scheduling meetings, planning networking and finally cover the pre-conference essentials.

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Monday, December 05, 2022 / 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PST

Virtual Conference Orientation

Watching an Orientation Session is the best way to start your experience at Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference. Whether you’re attending for the first time, or you’re returning to us, this session highlights the new features and activities we have incorporated into the event.

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Monday, December 05, 2022 / 01:00 PM - 06:30 PM PST

Registration - Early Badge Pickup

Registration and information hours for the day.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM PST

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 07:00 PM PST

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 08:00 AM - 08:20 AM PST

Conference Venue Tour

Join us for a tour of the conference space to get acclimatized before a busy few days of sessions and networking.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Breakfast: Welcome, Guide to Senior Leadership Circle, Broader Conference, Networking

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

Senior Leadership Circle: Breakfast welcome, guide to senior leadership circle, broader conference and networking.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM PST

Gartner Zone

Discover Gartner’s latest innovations, insights, and tools in the Gartner Zone located in the Central Hub (Hall C). The Gartner Zone is your on-site destination to participate in expertly guided demos and on-demand interactive experiences that help your organization make faster, smarter decisions to drive stronger performance.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 08:30 AM - 08:50 AM PST

Conference Venue Tour

Join us for a tour of the conference space to get acclimatized before a busy few days of sessions and networking.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM PST

Keynote: I&O Forward — Leading the Next Phase of Growth

Roger Williams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

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.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 07:00 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Open Hours

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 07:00 PM PST

Kyndryl’s Digital Transformation Engagement Zone

Join us at the Kyndryl Engagement Zone to hear about how a large global manufacturing company and a leading Canadian bank digitally transformed to better serve their clients and to operate more efficiently. We’ll share these customer stories as well as others. Stop by to see how Kyndryl can help with your digital transformation.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM PST

Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability

Mrudula Bangera, Director Analyst, Gartner

The world of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is changing! This year's Magic Quadrant now includes Observability. Attend this talk to find out more about the changing vendor landscape, and catch up on the latest trends in understanding your critical application and service performance.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Automated Testing With Continuous Infrastructure Automation

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O teams are using IaC pipelines to improve cycle time of delivering infrastructure services. These platforms become critical products for both internal and external customers and need to be evolved and maintained just like any other software products. Platform engineering teams need to integrate testing into their IaC pipelines to reduce the toil involved in testing after updates and upgrades of the platform components.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Data Centers and Sustainability: How to Make Your Data Center Eco-Friendly

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are now a key priority for I&O leaders, whether they are maintaining or building new data centers. In this session, we will cover the key actions and commitments I&O leaders are doing to make their data centers climate neutral in the next years.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

90-Day Sourcing Deals Through Co-Creation

Andrew Miljanovski, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Cutting the cost of infrastructure management is now a matter of automation, not people. Learn how to evaluate the market price for your infrastructure, achieve best-in-class performances, increase customer satisfaction, and leverage providers’ investments in automation. All done in 90 days using dynamic sourcing!

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Leadership Vision for 2023: Infrastructure and Operations

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure and Operations leaders have to be active contributors to their organization's digital success. They must deliver growth by helping to scale digital initiatives throughout their enterprise and enable platform-led agility to support the distributed enterprise. This presentation will help in your I&O planning for 2023 and beyond.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Outlook for Identity and Access Management

Henrique Teixeira, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Identity and access management has reached a tipping point in the cloud with the distribution of workforce and customer access. The decentralization of objects and assets demands a flexible and centralized response with a reliance on flexible orchestration, and policy enforcement which supports a low-friction, zero-trust approach.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Technical Insights: How Can 5G Become the Foundation for Business Anywhere?

Mohini Dukes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The net worth of a business is determined by its network. 5G connectivity along with mobile edge compute is the foundation to the innovation and digitalization that distributed businesses require. Go beyond the hype and explore the value of 5G and private mobile networks in this session.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Technical Insights: How to Decide Between VMs, Containers and Serverless in the Cloud

Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Multiple abstractions are available for running applications in the cloud, including VMs, containers and serverless platforms. Each of these approaches has trade-offs in terms of compatibility, flexibility and efficiency. This session will present guidelines for selecting the virtualized compute method that will provide the most agile infrastructure for a particular application.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Top 15 Ways to Improve the Digital Employee Experience

Tom Cipolla, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Demand for guidance on how to improve the digital employee experience (DEX) has grown exponentially over the past two years. In this session we will provide the top 15 ways to improve DEX.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Ask the Expert: SD-WAN

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will answer questions about SD-WAN. We will answer both business and technical questions, recommendations in how to select vendors, discuss trends in the market, how we see buying decisions made, use cases addressed and more. This will be a far reaching session meant to answer your most pressing questions about SD-WAN.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Ask the Expert: Avoiding the Top Mistakes in Your Cloud Strategy

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In this session you will have an opportunity to ask a Gartner analyst about the top 10 mistakes Gartner saw most often while reviewing hundreds of cloud strategy documents.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Roundtable: Are We Really Ready to Recover From a Ransomware Attack?

Fintan Quinn, Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are increasingly aware of the threat posed by ransomware and are developing recovery strategies that will offer the best possible RTO. In this session, technical professionals can discuss the infrastructure and strategy they have in place for recovery from a cyber event or ransomware attack.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Workshop: Developing a Ransomware Playbook for Midsize Incident Response

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware unlike other security events puts your organization on a countdown timer. Delays in decision-making and response can significantly increase the risk to the business. In addition to your incident-response plan, a specific ransomware playbook is needed. In this workshop, we will provide you with the tools and techniques needed to create a playbook specific to your organization.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Pure Storage: How Ad Tech Company Ampersand Achieved Their Hybrid Cloud Goals with Pure Storage

Seth Weingarten, VICE PRESIDENT, NETWORK OPERATIONS, Ampersand

Michael Cornwell, Field CTO Americas, Pure Storage

Ampersand, a leading TV advertising technology and sales company, has a mission to dramatically reduce on-premises data center costs by pivoting to public cloud for critical database workloads while enabling cloud disaster recovery. Specific challenges included improving data mobility, enabling fast and frequent refreshes of production and dev/test data, and optimizing operations between their on-prem data center and AWS cloud resources. Join Ampersand to hear best practices for success on a hybrid cloud journey, and how they achieved their goals with a hybrid cloud solution from Pure Storage.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Commvault: The Security Revolution: Transforming data protection beyond backups.

Michael Letschin, SR. DIR OF SOLUTIONS MARKETING, Commvault

Indu Peddibhotla, VP, PRODUCTS, commvault

The use of traditional protection is no longer enough to defend your critical business data from cyber threats. Utilizing a Zero Loss Strategy allows for end-to-end protection beyond just encryption and backups. In this session, learn how to deploy a Zero Loss Strategy which will equip you with cyber deception capabilities, broad workload coverage, and reduce your redundant, obsolete and trivial data.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Equinix: Best Practices for Deploying Adaptable Infrastructure Anywhere

Sanjeevan Srikrishnan, Head, Global Solutions Architecture, Canada, Equinix

Kate Murphy, Digital Transformation Lead - Americas, Equinix, Inc.

Join our demonstration of how leaders are deploying adaptable resilient infrastructure anywhere. We'll cover real-world examples of edge-to-cloud architecture including hybrid multi-cloud, cloud adjacent data, and improved user experience. Sharing what over a thousand digital leaders consistently do and how this can now be entirely delivered as-a-service anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Veeam Software: Prepare for Reliable Ransomware Recovery

Misha Rangel, DIRECTOR ENTERPRISE PRODUCT MARKETING, Veeam Software Corporation

Emilee Tellez, Product Strategy Technologist, Veeam Software

According to Veeam’s® 2022 Data Protection Report, 90% of organizations can’t recover data to meet their service level agreements (SLAs). This is compounded during a ransomware attack because the data needs to be clean to restore. We believe that having a software-driven approach to backup and recovery that verifies your data is safe is the last line of defense against ransomware. Join us to discuss
• Current state of ransomware recovery
• How you can avoid becoming a victim
• Building effective planning for disaster recovery

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: How to Modernize Data Protection in an Always On World – Zerto and American Airlines

Vijay Premkumar, SR.MANAGER, American Airlines

Caroline Seymour, VP, PRODUCT MARKETING, Zerto

Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, enables customers to protect, recover, and move data and applications across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Zerto is changing the way organizations modernize in an always-on, multi-cloud paradigm. Join Caroline Seymour, Zerto Vice President of Product Marketing, and Vijay Premkumar, American Airlines Manager of Shared Technologies, as they discuss and share real stories about the vision to deliver IT resilience, continuous availability, and a world of uninterrupted business.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Mirantis: How to Accelerate Cloud-Native Adoption with ZeroOps

Shaun O'Meara, Field CTO, Mirantis

Slow infrastructure development is hindering cloud-native application development. Developers and application owners demand more choice and flexibility, but infrastructure teams are overworked, and can't hire more talent. Keeping systems consistent and properly managed without impacting developer productivity is the challenge. This session will discuss lessons learned from implementing multi-cloud cloud native solutions. We’ll examine strategies for delivering better infrastructure platforms faster with predictable outcomes, while operating efficiently to meet expanding needs.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

ServiceNow: Accelerate Cloud Excellence

Gabby Menachem, Head of Product, ServiceNow

Cloud adoption is accelerating, driven by digital transformation needs. As organizations deliver applications supported by the cloud and highly distributed architecture, teams need to know how to plan, scale, and operate the cloud. In this session, learn how ServiceNow is helping companies accelerate cloud excellence by rationalizing applications, scaling talent, developing self-service catalogs, and operating services with reduced cost, improved security, AIOps, and observability.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

IBM: Cloud Anywhere, Including On-Premises

Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, GM, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM

Enterprises like the agility of cloud, but are not completely ready to run all of their applications on cloud for a variety of reasons – security, latency, performance, cost, privacy, and controls. What if you can get the best of both worlds? In this session, you will learn how to bring cloud to where your applications and data are, irrespective of the location: on-premises, in multicloud environments and at the edge. And it’s possible to do it while extending your business controls, so you don’t risk taking two steps back while moving forward.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

HCL Technologies: The Hybrid Future : Distributed, Autonomous, Transformative

Rampal Singh, VP, HCLTech

Organizations today are under tremendous pressure to provide an always-on, agile, secure, sustainable and resilient digital foundation. HCLTech Hybrid Cloud Services help enterprises build and balance these capabilities with the right tools, skills, economics and operating model. Leveraging our strategic ecosystem, automation & AI led approach and differentiated consumption models, we help clients innovate and operate anywhere at scale and at speed, to deliver exceptional customer experiences and accelerate business growth.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

AWS: Modern Cloud Applications: Don't They Lock You In?

Gregor Hohpe, ENTERPRISE STRATEGIST, AWS

Cloud computing provides you with virtually instant access to fully managed services, elastic and on-demand scaling and pricing, and fine-grained access control—all without having to manage the underlying infrastructure. Of course, you'd want the cloud to do all the undifferentiated heavy lifting for you, but might this make it more difficult for you to switch, if you needed to? This session discusses trade-offs for modern cloud applications, explains why lock-in isn’t just the result of the services you use, and shows why the best abstraction layers are the ones in your head.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Roundtable: Best Practices for Accelerating Sustainability with Edge-Ready Strategies for Data and Networks, moderated by Kyndryl

Naveen Kamat, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CTO, Kyndryl

Nikos Anerousis, PRACTICE LEADER, Kyndryl

Achieving sustainability goals is difficult, for many organizations, due to lack of standards and the need to monitor and automate across data and networks. Additionally, a complex technology ecosystem, disparate data sources, and a shortage of talent with the appropriate skills can also cause roadblocks at various stages of the strategic planning process. Join us to discuss common challenges faced, and hear best crafting a future-proof data and edge strategy with the right architecture, can enable organizations to accelerate business outcomes and turn sustainability goals into reality.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Roundtable: Deliver AI Today Without Starting from Scratch, Moderated by NVIDIA

Charlie Boyle, VP, DGX, Nvidia

Accelerated computing, MLOPs, data centers and cloud – They all impact the time to value of AI investment, but how should CIOs be thinking about their platform to enable enterprise innovation? In this roundtable, we’ll feature experts in AI software, computing, and data center design, sharing insights on how to take a full-stack approach to IT platforms for AI that can speed the delivery of production applications.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM PST

Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Next-generation primary storage strategies are shaped by hybrid platform initiatives, IT SLA requirements, artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps), software-defined storage and consumption-based sourcing models. I&O leaders must be aware of alternative platform strategies and core vendor technologies used in the transition from sourcing product features to as-a-Service SLA demands.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Building an Edge Computing Strategy

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital transformation requires expansion of computing to the edge. Edge computing requirements, use cases and technology choices are highly diverse, and edge sprawl is a very real problem. Enterprises need to be proactive, and build a strategy that accelerates and powers successful deployments and future extensibility through discovery, consistent tools and processes, and evolving best practices.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Integrating Security into DevOps

Aaron Harrison, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Make it easy — adapt security hygiene into every step. Learn how to promote shared accountability and leverage agile tools into the security process. Scale their information security teams into DevOps by using a security champion/coach model.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Jump Start Your SRE Journey

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Site reliability engineering (SRE) is a collection of practices used to design and operate scalable resilient systems, it is a tough practice to implement. This session will cover steps to start and evolve the practice including:
1. What is SRE, and how is it different from traditional ops?
2. How to start and evolve the practice?
3. SRE role?
4. SRE practice?
5. SRE operating model?
6. Skills?

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Prevent Cloud Cost Spirals by Building Cost Resilience Into Your Cloud

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders work hard to guard against unwanted downtime in the public cloud, but often neglect to guard against unwanted uptime. Is your team capable of reacting quickly when cloud costs spin out of control? Do you know what to do to minimize the impact to the business? This session provides a three-step process for becoming "cost resilient" in the public cloud.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: From RPA to Hyperautomation

Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session establishes some of the governance principles required for successful RPA adoption and how these principles lay the groundwork for additional automation practices. We will explore the relationships between adjacent automation technologies and how we can establish differentiation and demand between tools. This session is targeted at I&O professionals who might already be supporting an RPA platform or facing demand to expand their ability to respond to automation requests.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Your Devs Hate Your Network: Adopt Service-Centric Networking

Simon Richard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Flexible, secure, and reliable service connectivity and communications is a key challenge for modern applications. Technologies like Service meshes are expanding beyond Kubernetes clusters and containers, to control service-to-service connectivity. This presentation will discuss how I&O can deploy and deliver service-centric networking to simplify networking for the application teams.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

The Cloud Journey: From Strategy to Transformation

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Not all cloud journeys are the same but there are similarities. A business-driven strategy coupled with a pragmatic adoption/migration plan is 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.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

The Role of the Manager in Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

Autumn Stanish, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Managers can make or break your DEI strategy. They play a critical role in supporting workforce diversity, building inclusion on their teams, and contributing to a truly equitable organization. However, few managers truly excel at this important role. Join this session to learn what the best managers are doing differently to help translate your organization's DEI strategy into real outcomes.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: What Elements Drive Success in Edge Computing

Mohini Dukes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will enable attendees to converse with the expert on an array of edge related topics focusing specifically on the qualitative research findings from interviewing shining stars of the edge.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Sizing Infrastructure and Operations Staff

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

"How many people do I need to manage my Infrastructure?" is a common question from clients. While no perfect number exists, we will share the variables to consider that affect staffing sizes. We will introduce internal and external resources that help customers hone in on an approach that delivers realistic numbers.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Modern Secure Backup and Recovery Best Practices

Fintan Quinn, Director Analyst, Gartner

Successful implementation of a data protection strategy requires a clear understanding of what goes into protecting and recovering your data. This session offers a follow-up opportunity to gain that clear understanding and go deeper on topics covered in the data protection strategy breakout.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: How to Integrate ITSM Teams With Product Teams

Joe Rogus, Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Many clients struggle to manage the need to integrate their ITSM function with their agile colleagues creating tension and confusion over roles and responsibilities. This session will allow leaders to raise and discuss their issues and concerns in this space.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PST

Attendee Lunch

Head to the Exhibit Showcase for a bite to eat! Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Dessert Reception

Join us for a dessert reception on the Exhibit Showcase where you can engage with peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious treats. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Lunch: Gartner Opening Keynote Debrief With Keynote presenters, Audience Q&A

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

Senior Leadership Circle Lunch: Gartner opening keynote debrief with keynote presenters, audience Q&A.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM PST

Styra: Key Decisions for a Policy-as-Code Authorization Approach

Peter Sullivan, DIRECTOR OF SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURE, Styra

The latest cloud-native technologies in your enterprise demand a new authorization approach for the sake of security and speed-to-market. Implementing robust guardrails for infrastructure and fine-grained authorization for applications begins with initial decisions around decoupling policy-as-code, and progresses to end-to-end policy lifecycle management.
In this session, you’ll gain valuable insights into:
Deciding factors on policy-as-code authorization for your team
Using OPA as the basis for externalized authorization
Policy lifecycle management best practices that matter for your devs.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM PST

ZETALY: Why Observability is Key to Switch to Efficient Data-Driven Decisions Making?

Brian Hoare, SALES, Zetaly

Any decision you will take now will impact your future.
It’s time to get back control and ensure that you have the keys to answer to the three crucial needs any organization as:
1. The loss of mainframe experts and the necessary replacement by more standard IT profiles, in near future.
2. The costs management between required reductions and research of new profits.
3. The integration of the mainframe into a larger scale environment and definitely hybrid.
Discover how to cross the chasm & project your organization into tomorrow, having the right information to take informed decisions making.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM PST

VMware: How VMware Cloud Can Strategically Take You From ‘Cloud Chaos’ to ‘Cloud Smart’

Prashanth Shenoy, VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT AND TECHNICAL MA, VMware

Ivan Oprencak, Sr. Director, Product Marketing Public Cloud, VMware

Enterprises are consuming services across multiple clouds, while also running workloads on-premises. For many, a multi-cloud strategy also means siloed operations, increased costs, and tradeoffs between developer velocity and IT control. VMware removes these tradeoffs by providing a multi-cloud IaaS platform with consistent infra, ops, and UX across On-Prem, Cloud and Edge. From reducing complexity across multiple clouds, to bringing the benefits of cloud services to on-prem workloads – VMware Cloud can help you achieve your vision of cloud faster, easier, with less risk, and lower cost.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM PST

SolarWinds: Monitoring and Observability for the Real World

Nik Koutsoukos, VP OF MARKETING STRATEGY, SolarWinds

You are on a transformation journey, migrating from on-premises data centers to public infrastructure. Your service delivery chain and the critical components enabling new functionality are changing significantly. This shift is creating blind spots and less control. Full-stack observability are the only ways to regain control of performance. The SolarWinds Platform is built to meet organizations in any phase of transformation and provides simple, powerful, and practical intelligence, guiding your teams towards delivering optimal digital user experience

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM PST

Digitate: Walgreens Partners With Digitate to Accelerate Autonomous IT Transformation

Avi Bhagtani, CMO, Digitate

Yaël Gomez, VP Global IT, Integration and Smart Auto, WBA

Walgreens, a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day, has a mission to create an autonomous enterprise that applies context, intelligence, and automation to transform their IT and business operations. Join Yael Gomez, VP of IT, and Avi Bhagtani, CMO of Digitate, for an insightful conversation as they discuss how Digitate and Walgreens partnered for a digital transformation journey. This session will give you the insights how closed-loop AIOps will deliver business results and accelerate your autonomous enterprise transformation.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM PST

Cisco: Minimizing the Impact of Internet Outages on Your Digital Supply Chain

Collin Sullivan, SOLUTIONS ENGINEER, ThousandEyes

Internet outages happen every day. But they shouldn’t have to cost your business thousands. With more of your digital assets now located in the cloud, digital experiences can be hugely impacted when a major outage occurs. Join us to learn how to see outages as they occur, understand if and how they’re impacting app availability and performance, and take action to mitigate their effects on your business. We will also demo a solution that can provide near real-time visibility and analysis into ongoing network and app outages.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM PST

NetApp: Advent of the Evolved Cloud-The Next Step with Hybrid Multicloud 

Anand Louis, PRINCIPAL PRODUCT MANAGER, NetApp

In the quest for IT advantage, cloud-forward companies are embracing the construct of the evolved cloud as a means of achieving simplicity, security, savings, and sustainability – all in the context of a hybrid multicloud approach. NetApp’s recently announced BlueXP, a unified control pane putting data management and protection at your fingertips, is a key element of the equation. In addition, BlueXP provides ready access to Cloud Data Sense – an AI-driven toolkit to help you better manage your data. Please be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on the way in!

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM PST

Google Cloud: Reduce Complexity and Accelerate Innovation with Workload-Optimized Infrastructure

Wendy Cartee, Director of Product Management, Google

For far too long, cloud infrastructure has focused on raw speeds and feeds of building blocks such as VMs, containers, networks, and storage. At Google Cloud, we believe the best infrastructure enables organizations to transform and innovate quickly by removing complexity, focusing on customer experiences, and developing your team.

Come learn about how we've engineered golden paths from silicon to the console, with a recipe of purpose-built infrastructure, prescriptive architectures, and an open ecosystem to deliver Workload-Optimized Infrastructure.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM PST

Digibee: Turning Integrations into a Strategic Differentiator

Tam Ayers, FIELD CTO, Digibee

Building data-rich experiences and applications are critical to the success of every business in a digitally connected world. However, most businesses struggle managing the full lifecycle of integrations at scale. During this session, hear insights from the "2022 State of Enterprise Integrations" to empower your integration strategy of your people, processes and technology through a common goal: business success.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM PST

Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services

Lisa Pierce, VP, Advisory, Gartner

This session focuses on the third year of the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Managed Network Services. The MNS market consists of global providers of managed network services (MNS) that provide operational service management of enterprise networks for Managed LAN/WLAN, managed SD-WAN and Managed WAN services.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

CIPS Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities Review

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session reviews the results of Gartner's most recent Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (CIPS) MQ and CC. Here Gartner evaluated the world's leading hyperscale providers. The vendor's public cloud, distributed cloud and edge capabilities are evaluated against a challenging set of use cases.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Future of Data Centers — Trends and Predictions

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data centers are quickly evolving and morphing. New trends and initiatives focusing on sustainability, infrastructure platforms, automation, and modernization are enabling the delivery of great business value - faster and better than ever before. This session will enable IT leaders to develop data center strategies and present its future evolution to executive leaders, peers and teams.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Innovations Driving the Future of Networks

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session covers innovative and disruptive technologies that will shape the future of networking and empower the anywhere business. We separate hype from reality while profiling emerging network technologies and cool vendors. Topics covered include SASE, NaaS, Multicloud Networking, NetDevOps, Zero Trust, and others. We describe the benefits and risks of the technology, make pragmatic recommendations, and provide specific predictions regarding adoption.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Turning Data Streams Into Business Value at the Edge

Paul DeBeasi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The proliferation of edge devices has produced a torrent of unstructured, unbounded, time-ordered data. But many organizations struggle to provide the infrastructure that can produce business value from these edge data streams. In this session, we will explain the major infrastructure components of an edge stream processing system and describe a reference architecture.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Exploring the Dynamics of Security and I&O

Deepti Gopal, Director Analyst, Gartner

How do 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 for the future of the partnership between security and I&O.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Applying Infrastructure-as-Code Method for Network Automation

Simon Richard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations want to use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to automate their network, but the associated technology and processes are overwhelming. This presentation proposed an IaC framework, which starts small but ultimately automates the full lifecycle, including testing.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Who Are Business Technologists and How Are They Affecting I&O?

Joe Rogus, Principal, Advisory, Gartner

G​artner’s survey of Business Technologists shows that these non-IT employees are opening up alternative delivery models for technology capabilities (aka “democratized delivery”). I&O leaders need to rethink governance, co-creation, support, operations and sourcing when dealing with and working with these business-led "fusion teams". Attend this session to learn more about Business Technologists, fusion teams and how they are becoming a greater force in creating and operating technology and analytics solutions.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

IT Outsourcing Framework to Effectively Manage Service Providers

Andrew Miljanovski, VP, Advisory, Gartner

As more organizations outsource their infrastructure, applications and communications, IT leaders struggle to manage, measure and control their providers. This presentation will help you to develop an effective IT outsourcing framework for your managed service providers. Using an IT Outsourcing management framework is a must for IT leaders to balance cost and risk and create value for their organizations.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: How Do I Mature My Cloud Adoption?

Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

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.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Everything You Want to Know About Innovation in Storage, Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

This Ask the Expert session will answer all of the questions about innovation in block, file and object storage as well as hyperconverged and integrated systems.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: How to Get Started With Blameless Postmortems

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

This ask the expert session is a chance for you to ask an analyst your questions about how to start, scale or overcome obstacles relating to blameless postmortems. Blameless postmortems can be an effective means to investigate an incident, learn, and reduce both the odds and impact of recurrence.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Roundtable: Exclusive for Midsize: Effective Security With Limited Resources

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

Midsize organization need to secure their organizations from the same threats as their large enterprise cousins. However, they have to do it with limited resources and budget. Attend this session to learn from your peers the tools, techniques and governance practices being used to deliver "good enough" security for MSE.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PST

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Gartner's Top 10 Tips, Tactics and Tricks to Enhance Your Technology Negotiation Playbook.

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

This clinic will walk through how to use 10 powerful negotiation tips, tactics, and tricks (the “TTTs”) as an integral part of the negotiation planning process. These 10 TTTs can serve as your negotiation playbook for all major technology negotiations across all IT spend categories for cost optimization and risk mitigation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Workshop: Making the Most of Your Scarcest Resource — Your Time

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

The IT Infrastructure leader’s scarcest resource is not their budget or their staff, but their time. The ability to allocate and defend time for critical priorities is the mark of an effective IT infrastructure leader. Workshop attendees will apply the four components of the ‘I&O Time Prioritization Cycle’ in real-time to calendars, walking away with proven tactics to defend their scarcest resource — their time, for the work that matters most.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Nutanix: What's Next in an App-Driven World? 6 Considerations When Optimizing Infrastructure for the New Normal

Lee Caswell, SVP Product & Solutions Martketing, Nutanix

There is an explosion of applications, with an estimated 750M new apps projected to be created by 2025. This app proliferation creates the need for new compute and storage infrastructure and tools that enable innovation, fast, flexible deployment, and simpler management at scale for both new apps and databases and traditional VMs. We'll help you navigate the building app storm transition, while also reducing costs. We'll discuss 6 considerations when optimizing Infrastructure for the new normal: performance demands, energy efficiency, containers, security, self-service, and workload placement decisions in a hybrid cloud infrastructure powered app-driven world.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Tanium: Visibility of Your Assets and Supply Chain Is Key to Your Security

Tom Goings, DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, Tanium

You think know all your endpoints, you think you’ve inventoried all of your applications, and you think you've got a good view of what's installed and running. However, a zero-day publication happens and now you get a query about something like a Struts or Log4j vulnerability immediately. So you have to know where is it? Which applications are vulnerable? Is there any piece of actively running software that's using it? And what about any containers? Once you've identified it, how do you start making changes to that application? In this talk you will learn how and why this is done.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Vertiv: Data Center Trends That Will Regulate Operations and Impact Sustainability

Tony Despirito, VICE PRESIDENT - GLOBAL ALLIANCES, Vertiv

Greg Stover, Global Director, Hi-Tech Development, VERTIV

Data center owners and operators - and every business, industry and regulatory agency associated with them - are both trend watchers and drivers. We are constantly on the lookout for changes that will improve energy efficiency, operational effectiveness, profitability and safety, and will provide a competitive edge. In advance of the new year, Vertiv has identified the top trends that we predict will impact the data center industry in the months and years ahead. Join this session to learn about some of the most impactful insights.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

VMware: How Networking and Security Must Advance for Multi-Cloud

Prashanth Shenoy, VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT AND TECHNICAL MA, VMware

Ambika Kapur, VP of Marketing, NSBU

How have we fared as an industry in becoming the disruptors and not the disrupted amid geopolitical forces, a hybrid workforce, and increasing ransomware? Join Ambika Kapur as she shares insights on the new areas of disruption in security and networking, and how need to think beyond the perimeter and the endpoint to clouds, containers, APIs and everything in between to win the battle.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Kyndryl: How to Develop Innovative Products & Services that Drive Tangible Business Outcomes

Harish Grama, Cloud Practice and Offerings Leader, Kyndryl

There’s increased pressure on IT leaders to develop innovative products and services that drive tangible business outcomes for their organizations. To do that effectively and efficiently, IT teams need to apply modern skills, modern practices and a modern platform to address their most pressing business challenges. In this session, we will discuss how to take an innovative, modern ops approach, to integrate your expertise, best practices and intelligent applications to deliver successful user experiences, align accountability for results and achieve key business objectives.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Microsoft: Optimize Your Cloud Investments by Migrating and Modernizing with Azure

Omar Khan, General Manager, Microsoft

Organizations across industries are embracing cloud technologies as the path toward business resiliency more than ever before. No matter where you are on your cloud journey, Microsoft has the expertise, capabilities, and platform to help you stay agile, optimize your investments, and become resilient. Come join us to hear what we’re doing to make Azure the most trusted, ubiquitous computing platform, from cloud to edge for all of your workloads. You will learn how you can do more with less so you can stay focused on what your company does best.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Cisco: Will My Cloud Work as Advertised? Best Practices for Successful Migration

Jonathan Zarkower, SENIOR PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER, ThousandEyes (part of Cisco)

Cloud migration is a massive undertaking. With little to no visibility into the inner workings of cloud providers, it can be a struggle to assess and gain the level of performance that employees and customers expect. As cloud architectures grow more complex and distributed, each dependency represents another potential blind spot. This session will discuss how to gain the unbiased insights needed to baseline and compare cloud solutions, so that you can validate your approach, ensure that KPIs are met or exceeded, and ultimately bring greater success before, during and after your migration.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Google: Security For All The Ways We Work

Wil Rivera, CUSTOMER ENGINEER LEAD, AMERICAS WEST AN, Google LLC

Anytime/anywhere productivity comes with more vulnerabilities, risks, and bad actors than ever before. And in many organizations, security hasn’t caught up to the change in working styles. Learn how technology is evolving to provide new levels of proactive protection that compliment today’s need for flexibility. It’s a look at where security is heading, and where every business should be.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

IBM: How to Derisk IT for Business Resilience

Bargav Balakrishnan, VP, BANKING AND INDUSTRY MODERNIZATION, IBM

As cyber-attacks grow more frequent and complex, businesses must learn to mitigate risk and accelerate innovation for even the most sensitive workloads. In this session, hear how 3 financial services firms were able to take a hybrid cloud approach to improve security, availability and performance. Learn how security and compliance capabilities available with IBM’s hybrid cloud infrastructure can provide a foundation for the protection and privacy you need to build trust and transparency for your business.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Dell Technologies: Tame Multicloud Complexity and Unleash Innovation with Dell APEX.

Varun Chhabra, Senior Vice President, ISG and Telecom, Dell Technologies

Most organizations take advantage of multicloud to access best-in-class capabilities and unleash innovation. Yet in making the move to multicloud, IT leaders say they encounter too much complexity by default. Learn how Dell APEX delivers multicloud by design, bringing the ease and agility of the cloud experience with more control over your applications and data, wherever they live.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Roundtable: Data Center Platform as the Meeting Place for the Anywhere Enterprise, moderated by Digital Realty

Scott Mills, SVP, ENGINEERING AND CUSTOMER SOLUTIONS, Digital Realty

The platform of the future will have modular and high-density solutions, delivered across an open platform of connected partners that solve the challenges associated with digital transformation and data gravity. This platform will integrate data, localize traffic, integrated chained services, enforce policies in a distributed, open fashion, enabling modern, enhanced user experiences to the anywhere enterprise. This roundtable will discuss how the platform of the future can be leveraged now.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Roundtable: Assuring Anywhere Business Connectivity with Network Observability, moderated by Broadcom Software

Jeremy Rossbach, Chief Technical Evangelist, Broadcom.com

In an era of Anywhere Business, where value is delivered wherever the customers are, assuring network connectivity is imperative. In this roundtable session, Jeremy Rossbach, Chief Technical Evangelist and Kieran Taylor, Head of AOD Marketing will lead an open discussion to unwrap the challenges we face in ensuring network connectivity to empower the business. We will uncover the gaps in current methodologies, share best practices, and explore modern approaches and trends around Network Observability. Join us to learn how you can effectively assure network connectivity anywhere.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Roundtable: Digitate’s Closed-loop AIOps: Achieving Fast ROI for Toyota Motors North America, Moderated by Digitate

Zakir Mohammed, Manager, Automation , Toyota Motor North America, Inc

Toyota Motors North America wanted to enhance intelligent automation solutions with AI and machine learning capabilities to solve problems faster and more effectively increasing productivity and enabling team members shifting to self-service-based solutions. Join your peers, IT leaders, and Mr. Zakir Mohammed, Toyota Motors North America, to discuss how they achieved their goals and demonstrated ROI within months by deploying Digitate’s closed-loop, AIOps solution. He will lead this digital transformation discussion by offering tangible examples on Toyota Motor North America’s successes, learnings, and path forward. Space for the session limited, so reserve your spot now.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM PST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:35 PM PST

Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN Review

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

A review of the recently published 2022 Magic Quadrant analysis focusing on SD-WAN providers.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Connecting to the Cloud? Evolve From Your Legacy WAN Mindset

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will discuss how organizations should connect users and branch locations to cloud workloads. Specifically, we will focus on "to the cloud" networking (cloud onramp) reviewing use cases, architectures as well as do's and don'ts when making buying decisions. Since not all solutions are created equal, it is important to select the right architecture for the appropriate use case(s).

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

How to Foster a Thriving I&O Multigenerational Workforce

Lisa Pierce, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Zers comprise your I&O function. Do you really understand their different behaviors and expectations? This is a must for I&O leadership, so that they can create a culture that leverages strengths and confronts weaknesses to uncover opportunities and overcome threats to our collaborative future. Change starts with people—let’s examine some proven methods to help the multigenerational workforce thrive.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Kick Your Infrastructure-as-Code Journey Into High Gear

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

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, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Minimize Risk by Better Knowing and Managing Your Data

Michael Hoeck, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A data breach is now more of a reality than a threat that can expose personal and corporate intellectual property. CIOs, CISOs and general counsel are teaming together to improve readiness for this reality. This session will provide insights into actionable and proactive steps to reduce exposure by establishing knowledge of your data to align with access expectations and life cycle management.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Ransomware Is Changing — Are You Ready?

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks have been morphing. techniques used by the bad actors are changing. During this presentation, we will provide insight into the new tactics being used by the bad actors not only to access your environment, but what they are doing with your data once exfiltrated. Finally, we will also provide current data on the financial impact of a ransomware attack.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

It's Not Just Migration, It's a Whole Transformation

Ken Rothenberger, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Thinking of moving to the cloud as a migration effort is too simple. Organizations run into budget problems in migration when they do not properly account for all of the moving (and stationary) parts in their migration planning. Addressing WAN design, data migration, security and integration impacts as well as deployment methodologies will give you a complete picture of your migration costs.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Technical Insights: FinOps or CloudOps? Embedding Cloud Financial Management in Your Cloud Operating Model

Marco Meinardi, VP Analyst, Gartner

FinOps people and FinOps tools are the latest thing they said that you need. But do you want to create another silo? How to manage the conflicting priorities between cost management and performance, security and availability? This session describes how to make cloud financial management a key part of your entire operating model, involving architecture, brokerage, operations, finance and application development.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Roundtable: How to Reduce Technical Debt and Strengthen Infrastructure Life Cycle Management

Roger Williams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business demands resilient, adaptable infrastructure; however, uncontrolled technical debt prevents infrastructure and operations leaders from meeting this requirement. In this session, we will answer your toughest questions on how to implement an effective infrastructure life cycle management practice that will make it easier to assess and govern obsolescence and technical debt.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Roundtable: Your Most Critical Issue: Training and Developing the I&O Workforce

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

All leaders want to upskill their staff, but training and development is rarely straightforward. Join this session, moderated by a Gartner analyst, to share your experiences and learn from your peers on the critical topic of training and development.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM PST

Roundtable: How to Implement SRE in Your Organization

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Learn from peers how they implement SRE practice, operating models and engagement models and success stories. Share experiences, what worked, what didn't and common pitfalls.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Cyber Attack Recovery Environments Are Essential — How Do You Design for Success?

Fintan Quinn, Director Analyst, Gartner

Recovery environments are a fundamental requirement of modern backup infrastructure, essential to the verification and recovery of data. This session will aim to answer the questions organizations have regarding the design and build of such environments to prioritize recovery.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Become a Change Leader Using Gartner's ESCAPE Model

James Boyle, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

To lead the organization in an era of frequent, disruptive changes, executive leaders must evolve their role from practicing traditional change management to becoming change leaders. Learn how to set an inspiring course and co-create a path forward that engages the entire organization in the change journey.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

How LEO Satellites Will Turn Anywhere, and Everywhere, Into a Local Business Location

Bill Menezes, Director, Advisory, Gartner

LEO satellites can extend cellular coverage, using existing smartphones, to create connectivity which reaches to the edge of the Earth, at very low cost. Remote workers will have reliable connectivity, and remote customers will have elevated expectations. This session will cover the technologies involved, the operators behind them, to establish when this will happen, and how business can best take advantage of if.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Make It Easy for Developers by Using Platform Teams

Aaron Harrison, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Enable developer autonomy through platform teams. Learn how adidas' central platform engineering team at adidas offers standardization of common activities as an attractive, value-add service that enables product teams to create high-quality solutions faster, without reducing their autonomy in higher value activities.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Optimizing Costs and Performance for Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365

Tom Cipolla, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Selecting the correct configurations for Microsoft Desktop as Service solutions can have a significant impact on cost and user experience. This session will equip I&O Leaders with strategies to optimize their spending while meeting the demands of a modern distributed enterprise.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Technical Insights: How to Implement a Cloud Center of Excellence That Empowers, Enables and Educates

Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations fall into the trap of building cloud competency centers that concentrate cloud expertise — only to find that this model doesn't scale. Gartner's concept of the cloud center of excellence (CCOE) focuses on empowerment and enablement — and spreading excellence throughout the organization. We'll examine how a CCOE not only governs and brokers cloud adoption, but helps organizations transform.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

The Edge Computing Vendor Landscape

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Edge computing is changing the strategies of most IT vendors, and both existing vendors and startups are racing to fill technology gaps. Solutions will require partners that complement each other. For now, vendors are jockeying for position, markets are just forming up, some vendors will find a role, while others are squeezed out. We discuss the landscape today and in the future.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Use SASE to Power Your Anywhere Business

Thomas Lintemuth, VP Analyst, Gartner

Associates are scattered regionally, nationally, even globally in the anywhere business. Ensure you have the right technology to connect these users to the applications so they can empower the anywhere business.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Mainframe Modernization Is Not an Oxymoron

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Enterprise reliance on mainframe technology to host critical applications is far exceeding and will outlast the critical resources supporting the technology. What are I&O Leaders to do to head off this looming crisis? This session will investigate this topic.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Networking Reception

Join us for a networking reception on the Exhibit Showcase where you can engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 05:45 PM - 06:05 PM PST

Catchpoint: Resilience is Key: Customers and Employees Demand Exceptional Experiences

Brandon Delap, SR. SALES ENGINEER, Catchpoint

Howard Beader, VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT MARKETING, Catchpoint

Our patience with a poor-performing application, website, or e-commerce site has become very short. When your customer's digital experience suffers, even if you have little control over the reasons, your business suffers financially and reputationally. Additionally, when we consider employees churning due to poor digital workplace experiences, the overall cost increases dramatically. The key to all these digital experiences is the resilience of the internet. By leveraging end-user observability, your organization could have the visibility required to ensure a resilient internet.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 06:10 PM - 06:30 PM PST

Lightyear: Emerging Trends in Enterprise Telecommunications: How to Future Proof Your Network

Matthew Pinto, HEAD OF SALES ENGINEERING, Lightyear

Bandwidth needs are rising, infrastructure is shifting into the cloud, WAN architecture is becoming increasingly software-defined, and even POTS lines are seeing regulatory change. In this session, Lightyear's Head of Solutions Engineering, Matt Pinto will walk through storylines and proprietary data points surrounding key secular shifts in enterprise telecom budgets, as well as several data-driven recommendations on how best to optimize architectural and budget-level decisions amid a changing technology backdrop.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 06:10 PM - 06:30 PM PST

OpsRamp: Rethink How to Monitor, Automate and Optimize IT Environments and Operations

Technology leaders embrace IT modernization to lower technical debt, improve efficiency, drive faster time-to-market, and accelerate digital transformation initiatives. IT leaders must rethink how they monitor, automate, and optimize IT environments and operations. This requires reimagining monitoring, event management and automation tools stack.

Learn how your organization can modernize and streamline your IT operations and service delivery by delivering comprehensive capabilities for AI-driven event and incident management, workflow automation and hybrid observability.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 06:35 PM - 06:55 PM PST

Scality: Unbreakable Cloud Storage: A CIO’s Secret Weapon for Saving 59% TCO

Greg DiFraia, Field CTO, Scality

Data matters to the enterprise, but the systems that manage it often fall below CIOs’ radar screens. A quiet revolution is brewing, with the realization that old ways of storing data on dozens of systems are ravaging IT efficiency and cost. To address data-hungry, cloud-native workloads in analytics, AI/ML and data protection (prominent due to ransomware threats), we need a reliable solution. Public cloud storage works for some, but performance, control and cost are a concern. Join Scality to learn how leading enterprise CIOs are realizing 59% TCO savings and 366% ROI with our solutions.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 06:35 PM - 06:55 PM PST

ControlUp: Helping CIOs & IT Teams Deliver an Exceptional Digital Employee Experience

Breno Basilio, GLOBAL VP OF PRE-SALES & CUSTOMER EXPERI, ControlUp

Distributed work has changed the way businesses approach digital employee experience. Employees demand a frustration-free digital experience that makes it possible for them to work wherever they choose. But without visibility into the remote workplace, how can CIOs and IT deliver on the promise of the work-from-anywhere world? Whether the workplace is virtual or physical, whether the applications are SaaS or Unified Comms, ControlUp is meeting the remote work challenge head-on, creating people-centric tools that are designed to deliver a frictionless digital experience for a hybrid workforce.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM PST

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 07:45 PM PST

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Networking Breakfast

Please join the Senior Leadership Circle Breakfast for an informal opportunity to network with like peers and share best practices.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM PST

Gartner Zone

Discover Gartner’s latest innovations, insights, and tools in the Gartner Zone located in the Central Hub (Hall C). The Gartner Zone is your on-site destination to participate in expertly guided demos and on-demand interactive experiences that help your organization make faster, smarter decisions to drive stronger performance.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM PST

Keynote: Collective Unhiding Diversity of Thought Is Critical for Business Innovation and Talent Retention

Michelle Bazargan, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

When people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives come together, their unique thoughts pave a path for innovation, which drives business differentiation, talent engagement and retention. Diversity is a business innovation enabler versus a compliance necessity that successful organizations are leveraging as a competitive differentiator.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 07:45 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Open Hours

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 07:45 PM PST

Kyndryl’s Digital Transformation Engagement Zone

Join us at the Kyndryl Engagement Zone to hear about how a large global manufacturing company and a leading Canadian bank digitally transformed to better serve their clients and to operate more efficiently. We’ll share these customer stories as well as others. Stop by to see how Kyndryl can help with your digital transformation.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM PST

LogicMonitor: Observability Without Silos

Dondy Aponte, Director, Sales Engineering, Logicmonitor.com

In 2022, IT is under more pressure to deliver IT that is innovative and resilient, while improving efficiency. Yet, IT services have never been more complex, which has created "tool sprawl" and reduced visibility into IT service performance, leading to poor customer experience, and service outages.

Please join us in this session, where you will learn how IT organizations are using LogicMonitor’s approach to Unified Observability to bring clarity into enterprise IT and answer your questions on how to move from a collection of tools to unified observability.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM PST

Hitachi Vantara: Modernizing Applications to Improve Resiliency, Performance, & Cost

What is the best way to build, operate, and optimize business-critical applications with limited resources?

Join Hitachi Vantara to hear proven best practices around building a modern app portfolio with improved resiliency and performance but reduced cost. We will share insights around:

• Planning, building, and deploying complex multicloud workloads
• Modern CloudOps approaches to operating workloads across hybrid multiload environments
• Optimizing multicloud investments with FinOps

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM PST

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions

Michael Hoeck, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will review the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions. The market is quickly responding to customer requirements for simplification, protecting hybrid and multi-cloud workloads, mitigating the impacts of ransomware and reducing costs. Organizations will gain insight into which vendors are best positioned to meet their backup and recovery requirements.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Fix What Matters: Provide DevOps Teams With Risk Prioritized Vulnerability Guidance

William Dupre, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Traditional application security efforts often are reactive, incomplete and unsuccessful in achieving their goals — barriers preventing success in scaling AppSec programs and in keeping pace with the faster pace of development. In this session, we’ll provide insights on how to shift programs to a more proactive, risk-based foundation better adapted to modern application development efforts.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

How Leaders Can Support Women in IT

Deepti Gopal, Director Analyst, Gartner

Gender imbalance is stagnating if not getting worse in many IT organizations. The challenge is not just hiring more women, it’s also not losing them. Leaders can support the women in IT by creating, curating and managing a pipeline program. Creating an inclusive environment also means confronting behaviors that marginalize women.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

I&O Leaders' Guide for Hybrid Cloud Storage: How to Leverage Public Cloud to Modernize Your Storage and Data Services

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are implementing hybrid cloud infrastructure to support storage modernization initiatives to deliver agility, mobility and improved operational efficiency and resiliency. This presentation will discuss approaches, use cases, technologies, vendors and best practices to prepare your storage to be delivered anywhere: in the public cloud, at the edge or in the data center.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Remote and Hybrid Work: Balancing Technology, Budget and Human Factors

Lisa Pierce, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Going forward, many organizations expect to continue supporting remote work-often on a hybrid basis. In doing this, company leaders want to be sure the remote work experience is of consistent quality to support the quality and quantity of output employees produce, and to maintain employee job satisfaction. But budget constraints are a moderating factor in this decision-making. This session recommends the key technology and nontechnology actions clients should take to optimize remote and hybrid work value, risk and cost, which includes building a remote work TCO model

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Technical Insights: Infrastructure 2027: Platform Engineering and Operations for Your Next 5 Years

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In a world where infrastructure is perceived as an interchangeable commodity, the reality is anything but that! IT operations team face a wider array of infrastructure choices - and challenges in terms of how to effectively operate them - today than they ever have before. Come to this session to learn about Gartner's roadmap for infrastructure (on-premises and in the cloud) and how to plan your operations and evolution over the next five years.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Technical Insights: Jumpstarting Your AIOps Journey

Matt Brasier, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session establishes a practical segmentation of AIOps solutions and then builds practical advice on how to leverage each class of solutions to capture realistic value from AIOps. This session is primarily targeted at I&O technical professionals that do not have excess data science resources and need to find practical ways to extract the value of AI within IT Operations.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

The Future of Cloud: Prepare for 2027

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

By 2027, cloud computing will be pervasive. Learn how the cloud will rapidly evolve through to 2027 and its impact on IT and business leaders. This provocative session will help you rethink and develop your cloud strategies to serve as a foundation for business disruption and innovation, beyond just technology innovation.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Technical Insights: How to Build an Edge Technology Framework

Mohini Dukes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Modern business initiatives drive the need for data processing and analytics at the edge. This session offers step-by-step guidance on how to build an edge framework, progressing from business strategy to technology selection and architecture to deployment.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Ask the Expert: Ransomware Is Changing — Are You Ready?

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks have been morphing. Techniques used by the bad actors are changing. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask their questions about ransomware and what they need to do to actively combat it.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Roundtable: Beyond the Hype: Real-World SASE

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

Secure access service edge (SASE) technologies securely connect users to applications, empowering the anywhere business. In this session, we'll get beyond vendor hype to explore real world stories as end-users will share their experiences regarding deployments of SASE. This includes the the convergence of networking and network security technologies such as SDWAN, firewall, secure web gateway and ZTNA.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Four Steps to Negotiate and Optimize Outsourced Infrastructure Services Costs

Andrew Miljanovski, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Infrastructure services can consume IT budgets if organizations don’t focus on cost and productivity. Session will talk about steps key steps including:
1. How to reduce labor costs while preserving the service
2. How to preserve the level of services while reducing the labor required
3. How to reduce service requirements but achieve the same outcomes
4. How to collaborate to optimize costs

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Research Discussion: The New Drivers of Infrastructure Agility: Transforming How I&O Delivers Work and Develops Talent

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

The rise of cloud, DevOps and automation teams are clear signals that infrastructure leaders recognize the future of the function's value resting on having versatilist staff capable of working iteratively and continuously delivering value to the enterprise. In this Research Discussion, exclusively for senior Infrastructure leaders, we will use case studies from progressive I&O functions like TetraPak and others.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Broadcom Software: Welcome to the New Enterprise Network - Are You Still in Control?

Jeremy Rossbach, Chief Technical Evangelist, Broadcom.com

With the proliferation of cloud, SaaS and SD-WAN adoption, 75% of today’s user experiences are now delivered over networks you don’t own. So how do you guarantee network delivery when you’re no longer the “god” of that network. With over half of today’s SD-WAN deployments failing and 92% of IT orgs believing it’s not very easy to get a complete view of their entire network landscape, it's time to mature your network monitoring strategies to see beyond the edge of your network and realize true end-to-end observability.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Schneider Electric: 4 Vulnerabilities to Avoid Risky Business

Tony Parrillo, VP, GLOBAL HEAD OF CYBER SECURITY, Schneider Electric

Andrew Nix, OT CYBERSECURITY CONSULTING MANAGER - AM, Schneider Electric

Over the past few years, several notable cybersecurity breaches have occurred at major financial institutions. Cybercriminals can cause significant damage from stealing customer data to impacting operational technology (OT). They also impact company brand and reputation.

In this session, we’ll identify four main vulnerabilities that increase risk in the OT environment, discuss how to bridge the IT/OT gap, and share how to take the necessary steps to create an effective, comprehensive cybersecurity plan.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Digital Realty: Unlocking Trapped Value Starts With Data

Tony Bishop, SVP Strategy, Digital Realty

Data is now a strategic imperative. Businesses globally are expected to bring value wherever their customers and partners are. Whether you are an Enterprise or Service Provider, deriving actionable insights from data is a key business imperative. Digital Realty discuss how a global datacenter platform that is interconnected and can support deployments of any scale, is critical to enable a meeting place for connected data communities. These connected data communities will allow the modern enterprise to transform data into actionable insights and intelligence.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

VMware: New Edge Requirements for SD-WAN and SASE

Abe Ankumah, ‪Vice President, Product Management - SASE, VMware

VMware SD-WAN and SASE enables enterprises to deliver modern applications to the branch, the home, or the remote consumer in a secure, reliable, and optimal manner. Whether you would like to modernize applications, embrace edge compute, or rethink the future of work, VMware SASE is evolving in ways you will want to understand. Join us and hear our business leaders update you on the new capabilities and extensions to VMware SD-WAN and SASE that were recently delivered or are soon to be available to you.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Splunk: Your Strategy for Predictive ITOps

Thomas Booth, DIRECTOR OF OBSERVABILITY GTM STRATEGY,, Splunk

Sam Scudere-Weiss, Sales Engineer, Splunk

Most operations teams want to leverage AI/ML to prevent outages. However, they often struggle to move beyond generic KPI definitions of “health” and correlate performance with organizational priorities, because their data is siloed. Typical market solutions require them to consolidate multiple monitoring, event and incident management tools to one vendor.
Join this session as Thomas Booth, Director of Observability GTM Strategy at Splunk, explains how to supercharge your existing tech stack to reduce mean time to resolution by as much as 83%, and build the foundation for predictive analytics.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Park Place Tech: IT Infrastructure Management: How to Stay on Budget and Innovate

John Stock, RVP SALES, Park Place Technologies

End of Life and End of Support policies have become the standard in today’s IT environment, often dictating a “forced” 3-5 year upgrade cycle. Organizations waste significant percentages of their IT spend replacing equipment that doesn't need replacing. With shrinking budgets and increased demands on applications, budget should never be wasted on swapping out productive hardware. Come learn about these upgrade myths and how your organization can take advantage of support and equipment alternatives.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Supercharge Your Hybrid Strategy with a Cloud Experience Everywhere

Alexia Clements, VP of HPE GreenLake Cloud Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Learn how to accelerate your business outcomes by bringing the cloud experience to all your applications and data, while maintaining security and control, and unlocking real-time opportunities at the edge. Hear about the latest HPE GreenLake innovations and discover how, together with our partner ecosystem, we can help you build the right hybrid cloud strategy for your most pressing challenges.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Rubrik: Become Unstoppable Against Ransomware

Marty Garvin, Director, Information Security, Rubrik Inc

Kevin Mortimer, HEAD OF OPERATIONS, University of Reading

Infrastructure security is an important part of protecting your business, but it’s not enough. Despite massive investments in perimeter and cloud security tools, cybercriminals are still getting through to the data and threatening to take down entire businesses. Join us as we discuss the current threat landscape and explore the capabilities that are needed to secure your data, monitor data risk, and quickly recover your data wherever it lives.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

IBM: 3 Ways to Modernize IT to Create Business Value

Kevin Stoodley, IBM FELLOW CTO FOR IBM Z, VP OS DEVELOP, IBM

Digital transformation, the cyber threat landscape and the drive for increased sustainability are disrupting markets for businesses across industries. Join us to learn how modernizing IT infrastructure can help businesses meet these forces head on with a hybrid cloud approach, security, and best-fit workload placement to fully reap the benefits of their IT investments.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

NetApp: MGM Resorts International: A Journey To The Cloud Hosted By NetApp 

Gregg Williams, VICE PRESIDENT, IT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, MGM Resorts International

Bob Burwell, NetApp, CTO – State, Local Government and Education, NetApp

This informal yet provocative session, pairing cloud leaders from NetApp and MGM Resorts International, will explore the journey to cloud – specifically, how the hospitality and entertainment leader is leaning into the potential of hybrid cloud in its efforts to ensure workloads are managed such that data is available whenever and wherever it is needed. In addition to delving into cloud infrastructure needs, the session will look at Cloud Data Sense – an AI-driven toolkit to help organizations better manage their data. Be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on the way in!

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Roundtable: Best Practices for Leveraging Mainframe in Hybrid Cloud, moderated by Kyndryl

Naveen Kamat, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CTO, Kyndryl

Eric Herness, FELLOW AND VP, Kyndryl

To some, mainframe is a dirty word! But the reality is that for many global organizations, the modern mainframe is at the center of a successful cloud strategy and transformation journey. When effectively integrated, it is often the right choice to address business needs arising as part of a hybrid cloud transformation. Adopting a holistic “right application on the right platform” approach captures incremental business value while leveraging existing investments. This session will discuss best practice strategies for workforce rejuvenation, core platform transformation, effective integration with the mainframe and more.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Roundtable: The Path to Observability – Challenges, Insights and Ultimate Value, moderated by StackState

Toffer Winslow, CEO, STACKSTATE

Michael Skibo, Vice President, Engineering, FieldPulse

To ensure reliability, IT teams require a deeper understanding of their stack than monitoring alone can provide. That need is driving the uptake around observability. Yet, observability is like any other IT practice. You must define objectives, be aware of the challenges and know how to overcome them to reach the ultimate goal of a reliable IT infrastructure. Toffer Winslow, CEO at StackState, and Michael Skibo, VP of Engineering at FieldPulse, will lead a lively discussion about the pitfalls, opportunities and rewards of observability done well. This discussion is for senior leadership.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Roundtable: Making Integrations a Strategic Differentiator, moderated by Digibee

Tam Ayers, FIELD CTO, Digibee

In today’s digital-native world, integration complexities are constantly impacting IT leader’s ability to be strategic partners to the business. During this session, hear findings from the “2022 State of Enterprise Integration” report and discuss insights with your peers to empower your integration strategy of your people, processes and technology through a common goal: business success.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM PST

Hype Cycle for Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations, 2022

Autumn Stanish, Principal Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are uniquely positioned in 2022 to enable the distributed workplace by leading innovation through workplace infrastructure technologies. This presentation on our Hype Cycle will evaluate the critical digital workplace infrastructure required to allow workers to remain connected and productive in new hybrid-work models.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

A Story of Improved Agility in Infrastructure and Operations

Daniel Betts, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are under huge pressure to improve agility, but little guidance exists about using agile practices to deliver infrastructure services. This story-based session fills that gap with actionable advice and guidance.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Beyond Cloud Cost Management Is Cloud Economics

Ken Rothenberger, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The intersection between CCOE and SPVM teams is a shared understanding of the need to balance business agility, cost management and risk management in an optimized, economical manner. Cloud economics help organizations identify appropriate weighting of competing criteria for maximum delivery of value to the business.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Follow Gartner’s Four Step C-I-S-O Framework to Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk Through DEI

Gunjan Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Workplace and supplier diversity is at the forefront of organizations’ minds as well as the reduction of risk in disruptive times. Beyond the ethical and moral benefits, DEI can protect against an increasingly broad range of cyber attacks. We will discuss creating the business case for DEI, improving your DEI strategy with a one-page strategy template, securing DEI resources and operationalizing these processes

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

How IT Leaders Should Strategize Vendor Negotiations to Combat Inflation

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

Inflationary times create added complexity when negotiating with vendors. Cost modeling leverage data points from economic indices is critical to effectively analyze the fairness of increases. IT Leaders and their teams should include these models in their negotiation strategy and playbook to optimize deals.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Mission (Nearly) Impossible: Attracting and Retaining IT Talent

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Finding and retaining staff is a significant challenge for IT leaders. "The Great Resignation" has impacted IT harder than most other areas of an organization. Salary remains important, but employees are demanding more than money to ensure their loyalty. IT leaders can use these recommendations to create a holistic employment strategy that attracts candidates and retains employees.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Infrastructure Modernization at the Edge Using IoT

Paul DeBeasi, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is forcing organizations to modernize their edge infrastructure by integrating IoT platforms. But platform complexity, use case variety, and legacy technology make this a daunting task. In this session will describe three common design patterns that will help organizations overcome IoT edge integration challenges.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: The Coming Disruption of Cloud-Native Infrastructure

Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud-native infrastructure makes components such as orchestration, clustering and service catalogs part of the infrastructure foundation. It is usually based on Kubernetes, which will become ubiquitous as it is increasingly used to support distributed cloud and edge computing. This session will provide guidance for adapting development and operations practices to best leverage cloud-native infrastructure as it evolves.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Top Mistakes to Avoid when Implementing Disaster Recovery in the Public Cloud

Roger Williams, VP Analyst, Gartner

As the adoption of the public cloud is evolving, organizations are moving into the public cloud at an ever-increasing rate. Moving applications that are entry-level development and testing applications to mission-critical applications. This session discusses the common mistakes organizations make when implementing DR in the public cloud and approaches to avoid those mistakes.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Scaling Infrastructure-as-Code Starts With the Right Foundations

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

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.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Avoiding the Top Mistakes in Your Cloud Strategy - Repeat

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

In this session, you will have an opportunity to ask a Gartner analyst about the top 10 mistakes Gartner saw most often while reviewing hundreds of cloud strategy documents.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PST

Attendee Lunch

Head to the Exhibit Showcase for a bite to eat! Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Dessert Reception

Join us for a dessert reception on the Exhibit Showcase where you can engage with peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious treats. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM PST

Apptio: Navigating Changing Markets with a Digital Focus

Micah Boomer, Solutions Consultant, Apptio, Inc

Some organizations thrive in challenging economic conditions while others just get by. What is their secret? Often it involves making hard, but informed decisions about what to invest in, what to stop doing, and how to react quickly to changing markets. This presentation will show you how to:
-Measure the value of technology investments, to weigh them while protecting long-term growth.
-Build accountability into managing operating costs, enabling teams to collaborate and drive funding to the right areas.
-Connect disjointed data to inform decisions, drive accountability, and improve outcomes.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM PST

Aiven: Pros and Cons of Multi-Cloud Strategy

Amy Krishnamohan, VP OF PRODUCT MARKETING, Aiven

It is estimated that over 75% of organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy. Some companies rolled this out as a top level initiative following industry regulations and compliance such as DORA while others became multi-cloud after. There are obvious benefits of multi-cloud strategy such as no vendor lock and downtime mitigations, but the implementation complexity of multi-cloud can easily outweigh the benefit. In this session, we'll share the key pros and cons of multi-cloud strategy and the things that organizations should keep in mind when building a multi-cloud environment.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Lunch: DEI Keynote Highlights — Michelle Bazargan, Senior Director Analyst

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

Michelle Bazargan, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Senior Leadership Circle Lunch: DEI keynote highlights — Michelle Bazargan, senior director analyst.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM PST

TOPdesk: Tips for Launching a New Service Portal – Adopting Change

Vanessa Stanton, Consultant, TOPdesk

Do you feel like employees are resistant to change if you were to adopt a new tool or change a process? Your new Self Service Portal CAN be successful, and your users can enjoy the process! This discussion will help provide some tips for helping launch your new Service Portal, especially if your users are going to need to change how they currently work.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM PST

Cox Business: Staying Ahead of Disruption and the New “Everywhere Business”

Duane Barnes, GENERAL MANAGER, RapidScale, a Cox Business Company

Lee Martin, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Cox Communications

Business and technology disruption is accelerating faster than at any other time in human history. Learn from industry experts how to stay ahead of this disruption by supercharging the full stack of your technology environment to enable your hybrid workforce and the everywhere business.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM PST

Origina: Breaking Through Blockers: Take Control of Your Software Roadmap to Drive Digital Innovation

Hari Candadai, SVP, Global Marketing and Thought Leadership, Origina

Mike Rozsa, Veteran IT Executive and Former CIO, Nisource, AEP, Origina

Traditional approaches to software are falling short. Nearly 90% of a typical IT budget goes towards just keeping the lights on. That doesn’t leave a lot for projects that accelerate digital transformation. A more innovative approach to software maintenance gives companies control of their software and support spending so they stay agile in the face of rapid change.

Join veteran IT Executive and former CIO, Nisource and AEP, Mike Rozsa and Origina SVP, Hari Candadai for an insightful session and learn how to leverage innovative software support models to:

• Add value to existing systems and free up software budget
• Accelerate digital transformation initiatives by refocusing spending
• Improve support quality and software performance

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM PST

Alkira: Transforming Enterprise Connectivity with Alkira Cloud Networking

Amir Khan, CEO, Co-Founder, Alkira

Join Amir Khan, networking visionary and Alkira co-founder & CEO, for this insightful session showcasing how Alkira’s global cloud networking platform is helping enterprise organizations to connect, unify, and scale connectivity in the multi-cloud world.

Learn how Alkira enterprise customers have overcome a host of connectivity complexities, multi-region latency challenges, and networking security issues, and how Alkira’s global backbone helps to accelerate cloud networking while powering digital transformation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM PST

Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN Review (Repeat)

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

A review of the recently published 2022 Magic Quadrant analysis focusing on SD-WAN providers.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Roles, Skills and Training to Build a Successful Infrastructure Platform Engineering Team

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Platform ops is an approach to scaling DevOps that involves dedicating a team to the delivery of a shared self-service or API-accessible platform. This session will cover the three critical keys to success: roles, skills and training.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Strategic Roadmap for Sustainability in I&O

Autumn Stanish, Principal Analyst, Gartner

As stakeholder pressures to reduce the environmental footprint of IT continue to grow, I&O leaders are increasingly challenged to contribute to the material objectives of the enterprise. This strategic roadmap for I&O sustainability will provide a framework for identifying where to start, what to measure and how to position the I&O organization for a sustainable future.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Ransomware Recovery Architecture — We Can Be Ready for the Breach

Fintan Quinn, Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations have had to rethink traditional backup infrastructure and invest in technology that provides the best chance of protecting corporate data and recovering from devastating cyber events. When designing your infrastructure for ransomware recovery, there are right ways and wrong ways to approach this. We will bust the myths and distinguish truth from reality when planning for your IRE.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

The 6 Building Blocks of Infrastructure and Operations Maturity in Midsize Enterprises

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O maturity is the most effective means to maximize the efficiency, utilization and output capacity of a resource-constrained I&O organization. MSE I&O leaders must focus on maturity attributes targeting resources and utilization, operational efficiency, technical debt, and financial transparency.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Hyperconvergence and Distributed Cloud: A Technical Market Guide

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hyperconverged infrastructure has become the default in the data center and at the edge. But now it competes with "distributed cloud" offerings from the Big Three hyperscalers. Join us for an in-depth, head-to-head comparison of the HCI market leaders (Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, Nutanix and VMware) and their cloud-tethered rivals (AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub).

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Use Customer Journey Mapping to Better Understand How to Meet Customer Needs

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

Customer journey maps (CJMs) can be a pragmatic means to understand what customers are looking for, what I&O is doing and where improvement opportunities exist. This session will cover the need for CJMs and how to start using them including a template to follow.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can Give Your Cybersecurity Program the Edge

Gunjan Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Improving diversity, equity and inclusion within cybersecurity and security teams can go beyond moral arguments, into business cases built on better protection for your organization, and better talent and motivation for your team. Bring your questions to this session, and find out how to craft a DE&I strategy that can have positive impact to your business across multiple dimensions.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Roundtable: Discussion on Agile Practices in Infrastructure and Operations

Daniel Betts, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are under huge pressure to improve agility this roundtable session is aimed at discussing the challenges folk are facing and how they are addressing those concerns.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Ask the Expert: Observability, Monitoring, Application Performance Monitoring

Mrudula Bangera, Director Analyst, Gartner

The landscape of monitoring, observability and APM is changing rapidly. Metrics, logs, distributed traces, OpenTelemetry? Come to this ask the expert and get answers to all your questions in this fast evolving area.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Ask the Expert: What Is Zero Trust?

Thomas Lintemuth, VP Analyst, Gartner

Zero trust is one of the hottest terms. Come and ask your questions and get vendor neutral answers that can assist you with cutting through the noise.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Workshop: Measuring the Success of I&O Automation Initiatives

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

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.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Workshop: How to Combat Inflation During Vendor Negotiations

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

Inflationary times create added complexity when negotiating with vendors. Cost modeling leverages data points from economic indices and is critical to effectively analyzing the fairness of increases. This workshop will provide hands-on activities using vendor proposal scenarios to demonstrate how IT leaders and their teams should include cost modeling models in their negotiation strategy and playbook to combat inflation and optimize deals.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Arista: Benefits of Modern Operating Models for Distributed Data Center Networks

Jeff Raymond, VP,EOS PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES, Arista Networks

Michael Wynston, DIRECTOR NETWORK ARCHITECTURE AND AUTOMA, Fiserv

Join Michael Wynston from FiServ and Jeff Raymond with Arista as we discuss deploying and managing 1500+ switches across multiple data centers.
Attendees will learn:
- How Arista's software-first approach to cloud networking can deliver significant reductions in both CapEX and OpEX.
- How Arista's CloudVision provides a path to better network operations, including automated workflows, faster time to network innocence and integration with the broader data center stack.
- Lessons learned from Michael's experience in his real-world journey to a modern operating model

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Infinidat, Inc.: Comprehensive Storage Cyber Resilience, Reduce Your Malware and Ransomware Exposure

Eric Herzog, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, Infinidat

In the 2021 Fortune CEO survey, cyber security was named the #1 threat to their business, as it also was in a survey of publicly traded companies BODs, where 86% cited cyber security as the #1 threat. Your enterprise storage should be a critical element in your overall corporate cyber security strategy. With the length of a cyber attack, from incursion to resolution, being up to 287 days, not having cyber resilient storage leaves a huge security gap. Learn about the critical components your storage estate needs for rock solid cyber resilience for your entire storage environment.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Druva: Eliminate Cyber Threats and Ensure Fast, Reliable Data Recovery

Stephen Manley, CTO, Druva

Last year, 66 percent of ransomware attacks succeeded. What did the 34 percent of organizations that mitigated the attacks do differently? Join us to learn how you can eliminate cyber threats to your enterprise data and ensure fast, reliable data recovery. With pristine, air-gapped snapshots of services like Microsoft 365, Salesforce and hybrid workloads data can be restored quickly allowing you to transform ransomware into a minor nuisance instead of a devastating ordeal for your organization.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

PagerDuty: Case Study: How Schneider Saves 1000’s of Hours of Toil with AIOps

Jared Vils, Director, IT Operations, Schneider National

Dormain Drewitz, VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT MARKETING,

Hear from Schneider National on how the $5B transportation and logistics organization leveraged PagerDuty AIOps to improve their MTTR & MTTA, eliminate 1000’s of weekly tasks, automate on-call for 100’s of responders, and reduced operational costs. Schneider will highlight the operational challenges, decisions, change management, and AIOps outcomes that earned them an enterprise Presidential Award for the operational benefits they realized through their adoption of PagerDuty. This session will provide a blueprint for how other organizations can achieve similar results and outcomes with AIOps.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Cohesity: How Sky Lakes Refused the Ransom with Modern Data Security and Management

Jon Hildebrand, PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGIST, Cohesity

Dale Zabriskie, Field CISO, Cohesity

Corey Hansen, Network Engineer, Sky Lakes Medical Center

In this fireside Q&A, learn how Sky Lakes Medical was able to refuse a data ransom by proactively updating its legacy data security and management systems with a modern, comprehensive data management solution. They will also discuss with an expert panel how you can stay ahead of bad actors by implementing a tighter collaboration between IT and SecOps teams, helping you combat ransomware, close technology gaps, and improve visibility.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

BigPanda: Case Study: How Lucid Motors drove change with AIOps

Sanjay Chandra, VP, Information Technology, Lucid Motors

Assaf Resnick, CEO, BigPanda

Lucid Motors, an innovator in the luxury EV industry, is building an AIOps-driven Integrated Operations Center. This center’s mission is to push the boundaries of autonomous IT operations by centralizing monitoring visibility, accelerating incident detection and triage, and root cause analysis. Hear from Lucid's Vice President of Information Technology, Sanjay Chandra, and BigPanda’s CEO, Assaf Resnick, as they discuss Sanjay's AIOps journey. Uncover how Lucid overcame challenges associated with protecting revenue potential, fueling rapid growth, and establishing their future vision for AIOps.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Cisco: What it’s Really Going to Take to Optimize Digital Experience for Hybrid Workforces

Todd Gow, , Cisco Systems, Inc.

We know that supporting today’s distributed workforce requires a new approach to visibility, but now that post-COVID work paradigms seem well-entrenched, how will ongoing changes such as SASE adoption, SaaS and the increased complexity of cloud-hosted apps and services affect your ability to control and optimize user experience? How must end-user support practices adapt to keep workers productive and satisfied in their roles? In this session, we’ll focus on the potential challenges, discuss alternative solutions, and offer clarity on the best ways to move forward.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Flexera: Unintended Consequences of Transitioning to Cloud

Brian Adler, SR, DIRECTOR CLOUD MARKET STRATEGY,

Cyndi Tackett, SVP, MARKETING,

As organizations accelerate their cloud journey, they unwittingly accrue technical debt that magnifies exponentially across the IT estate. How can you get control of cloud costs, contracts and commitments before your technical debt results in disaster?

Join this session to learn how to:
• Chart the most cost-effective course to digital transformation
• Strengthen your procurement position with accurate data
• Make the difference in eliminating wasted spend.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

IBM: Save Energy and Improve Efficiency with Green IT

Susan Shumway, Product Manager, IBM zSystems and IBM LinuxONE, Sustainability, IBM

A recent IBM survey of CEOs showed that sustainability was a high priority for many businesses. However, while 86% have a sustainability strategy, only 35% have acted on it. In this session, hear how clients have been able to deploy more efficient infrastructure and improve resource utilization to have a positive impact on energy use and achieving sustainability goals.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

VMware: Top Cloud Transformation Initiatives You Can Tackle with VMware Cloud

Ivan Oprencak, Sr. Director, Product Marketing Public Cloud, VMware

Enterprises are adopting multi-cloud architectures to deliver right application from right cloud to maximize the value of cloud transformation initiatives. VMware Cloud provides an easy cloud transformation path for enterprises, and empowers modern workloads with consistent infrastructure, operations, and reduced costs across on-premises and public cloud environment with seamless access to public cloud PaaS services. In this session, learn how customers are using VMware Cloud for cloud migration, data center extension, disaster and ransomware recovery, next-gen apps, and app modernization.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Roundtable: Business-Critical Cloud Infrastructure – Multicloud Networking, moderated by Aviatrix

Rod Stuhlmuller, VP of Product Marketing, AVIATRIX

Experience Aviatrix Intelligent Cloud Networking platform. Enterprise companies migrating business critical applications such as SAP S4/Hana to the cloud need business critical infrastructure. Learn why over 550 enterprise customers including 64 of the Fortune 500 use Aviatrix for their business-critical cloud or multicloud networking in AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle and Alibaba clouds.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Roundtable: Best Practices: Streamlining Data Center Operations, moderated by AVEVA

Gary Wong, GLOBAL INDUSTRY PRINCIPAL, INFRASTRUCTUR, AVEVA

IT-OT convergence is not new, yet many companies still struggle to harness their combined data in a sensible and reliable manner. Learn how successful Data Center Operators, including Equinix, EBay, and PayPal have benefited from a comprehensive data management strategy to drive a single-pane-of-glass operations control center and empower their distributed workforce. This hybrid-cloud approach allows faster, more informed decision-making, maximizes workforce efficiency, and speeds crisis response, via insights from disparate applications and systems across multiple sites and geographies.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM PST

Cloud Computing — Literally Off the Hype Cycle Charts? (Repeat)

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud computing continues to be one of the most hyped terms in the history of IT. Its hype transcends the IT industry and has entered popular culture, which has further increased hype and confusion around the term. In fact, cloud computing hype is literally “off the charts,” as Gartner’s Hype Cycle does not measure the amplitude of hype (meaning that a heavily hyped term such as cloud computing rises no higher on the Hype Cycle than anything else).

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

Organization Structures for I&O: Which Approach Is Best for Today's Requirements

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

The dynamic nature of business requires leaders to rethink how to organize their teams for the work of today and tomorrow. We discuss how these requirements affect existing team structures and which functions need to evolve. Several options of organization structures exist, and we discuss the benefits and limitations of each.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

Adaptive I&O Automation for Continuous Business Value Delivery

Ken Rothenberger, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

I&O leaders struggle to confidently find, implement, and sustain automation initiatives that move beyond low-hanging fruits to continuous and resilient returns on investments. This session will use case studies from progressive I&O functions to provide practical guidance for creating an adaptive automation approach that organically grows, connects and adjusts to changing conditions, and creates business value.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

Do I Really Need a Multicloud Strategy? Benefits and Challenges of Multicloud Adoption

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Multicloud is widely adopted by +75% of organizations. However, the benefits derived from multicloud adoption quite often don't compensate the challenges and complexity of multicloud architectures and management. This session will provide an overview of the main benefits and drawbacks of multicloud adoption.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

Evaluating Consumption-Based Bids for Data Center Infrastructure

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many vendors are now offering consumption based solutions for compute such as Dell APEX, HPE Greenlake and Lenovo Truscale. This session will discuss how to evaluate these bids and how to compare them to a Capex based offer.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

What I&O Should Know About Gartner's Top Strategic Technology Trends

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential and set the stage for innovation over the next five years. I&O leaders must examine the impact of these trends and adjust strategies appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do. These are trends that I&O cannot afford to ignore as they deal with the uncertainty driven by the pandemic.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

Managing Open-Source Software Risks in DevSecOps Environments

William Dupre, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

There are millions of open-source software projects in the world. Which ones are in your software? And what security, operational, and legal risks do they pose? Getting control and managing a myriad of risks requires information, process changes, and automated tools to spot and help remediate problems. In this session, we'll examine the various changes you should consider, along with the tools that can help in getting control.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

Technical Insights: Serverless at Edge: Do You Even Need a Cloud?

Simon Richard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Emerging CDN Edge technology enables low latency serverless functions at the CDN edge. A variety of form factors can be deployed, including WASM, containers and utilities for managing state such as distributed key-value pair databases are also available. This presentation will address the different offerings, the use cases, and market maturity and how they can affect I&O.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PST

Technical Insights: Empowering Developers Without Abandoning Them to "You Build It, You Run It"

Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Developers want access to self-service environments — including self-service access to production so they can drive continuous deployment through CI/CD pipelines. However, empowering developers with self-service shouldn't mean I&O simply abandons production operations. We'll explore organizational models that strike the right balance between "Dev" and "Ops" and offer well-governed self-service.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Running Applications With Containers, Kubernetes, and Serverless Platforms

Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Come to this session to ask Gartner experts in cloud-native application development and infrastructure any questions about choosing containers, Kubernetes, or serverless platforms to run applications.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Exploring the Dynamics of Security and I&O

Deepti Gopal, Director Analyst, Gartner

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.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM PST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:05 PM PST

Aryaka: Bringing SASE to Life with a Zero-Trust WAN

David Ginsburg, VP of Marketing, Aryaka

The promise of SASE is to deliver a more flexible, secure, and efficient architecture for the modern enterprise. However, if SASE is treated as a set of disjoint and siloed capabilities with no single point of control, it defeats the purpose resulting in a sub-par and potentially less secure user experience. Unified SASE tightly integrates both networking and security, with a pervasive and distributed data plane anchored by a centralized and unified control plane based on a Zero-Trust WAN approach. This is what will meet the business objectives of transformational CIOs.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 04:45 PM - 05:05 PM PST

CoreSite: How to Optimize Your Digital Supply Chain

Matt Senderhauf, VP, INTERCONNECTION STRATEGY, CoreSite

Digital ecosystems are catching on. Instead of a single enterprise creating a sphere of products and services designed around customer preferences, digital ecosystems are beginning to form, interconnected by a “native digital supply chain”. In this session Matt Senderhauf, VP of Interconnection Strategy at CoreSite, unpacks the concept of a digital supply chain and the types of data shared amongst all stakeholders in digital ecosystems and passed by workloads deployed on-premises, in third-party data centers and clouds, and at the edge. Learn how the right interconnection strategy can help your business optimize your digital supply chain to prepare for multiple possible futures, make better data-driven decisions, increase revenue opportunities, accelerate speed to market, and expand your market reach.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 05:15 PM - 06:00 PM PST

Guest Keynote: The New Playbook for Leaders

Captain L. David Marquet, USN, Ret, Former Submarine Commander, Author of “Turn the Ship Around!”, and Creator of Intent-Based Leadership, Intent-Based Leadership

Why do we organize the way we do? Why do we run meetings the way we do? Why do we use the words we use when communicating and asking questions? Turns out, most of us are using language, meeting formats and organizational design inherited from the industrial age where the leaders were the thinkers and the workers were the doers.   In today’s work environment, we want every team member to be a thinker and a doer.  This makes industrial age language obsolete. Instead of running industrial age plays better, we need to cast them aside for a new playbook.   Based on the WSJ Bestseller Leadership is Language, David Marquet explores the origins of our language at work, how it was shaped by the industrial age and the language we want to use in its place. The pattern that is revealed are the 6 “plays” that leaders run that will optimally balance the rhythm between thinking and doing.   Leaders will be equipped to build environments where people think deeply and broadly and work is disciplined and focused. The structure results in adaptive, agile, and enduring organizations in volatile and uncertain times.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 06:00 PM - 07:45 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Networking Reception

Join us for a networking reception on the Exhibit Showcase where you can engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 06:30 PM - 06:50 PM PST

Kentik: How Observability Can Improve Network Monitoring

Kevin Woods, Director of Product Marketing, Kentik

Monitoring the network to stay ahead of problems is getting harder. The siloed device-centric approach of the past does not work. IT departments are adopting new strategies to keep up with complex multi-vendor hybrid cloud networks. This presentation will explain why and how corporate-IT organizations are moving from classic NPM to network observability.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 06:30 PM - 06:50 PM PST

SymphonyAI Summit: Why IT Leaders are Betting Big on AI and Automation for Their Service Desk Processes

Jason Yeary, SENIOR SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT, SymphonyAI Summit

Transform your customer experiences by responding to most incoming service requests automatically with intelligence. Free up your agents to focus on high-impact work by auto-resolving up to 30% of service requests. Combining CINDE, SummitAI’s AI-powered virtual agent, and service automation can drastically reduce agent workload and streamline processes across your organization, saving you time and money. The AI-powered digital agent understands the context in which a user’s intent is expressed and uses machine learning to determine the next best course of action.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 06:55 PM - 07:15 PM PST

Redwood Software: Automate Anything & Everything

Devin Gharibian-Saki, Chief Automation Evangelist, Redwood Software

Get the most out of new technology and deliver on your digital transformation goals. Gain complete visibility and control over your entire tech stack and ensure day-to-day reliability with minimal interruption or human intervention. Free more time for innovation and high-value initiatives. With Redwood, that vision can become reality. We have been laser-focused on ERP automation for nearly 30 years, ensuring IT can automate workflows across every application, service, or server – in the cloud or on premise. Come hear how we can help you confidently unify every business process and application.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 06:55 PM - 07:15 PM PST

Morpheus Data: How To Enable Platform Engineering And Developer Self-Service Across Hybrid Clouds

Brad Parks, Chief Product Officer, Morpheus Data

Building self-service developer platforms is critical to digital transformation but doing it from scratch is expensive, risky, and time consuming. This session will show how to quickly simplify the integration of technologies like VMware, AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible, ServiceNow, and more. We will share case study details on the economic value of 100% agnostic and adaptable hybrid cloud management.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM PST

Attendee Breakfast

Join other attendees for breakfast before the day's sessions.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 07:30 AM - 05:30 PM PST

Registration & Information

Registration and information hours for the day

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 08:00 AM - 09:15 AM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Breakfast: World Class I&O/Cyber Security Collaboration

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

Gavin Grounds, Senior Director of Security, Risk and Compliance, Meta

Infrastructure and Cybersecurity leaders are equally frustrated that the time and effort their teams invest in quantifying and communicating cyber and IT risk rarely drives the necessary action from stakeholders. In this session, exclusively for Senior Leadership Circle attendees, we will review and discuss how progressive peers are delivering trustworthy, timely, and empowering guidance around cyber and IT risk, successfully pivoting from "generating awareness" to "driving action."

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM PST

Gartner Zone

Discover Gartner’s latest innovations, insights, and tools in the Gartner Zone located in the Central Hub (Hall C). The Gartner Zone is your on-site destination to participate in expertly guided demos and on-demand interactive experiences that help your organization make faster, smarter decisions to drive stronger performance.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM PST

Guest Keynote: The Poker Game of Life: Using Poker to Enhance Thinking and Decision Making

Maria Konnikova, Author, Psychologist, Poker Champion & Journalist,

In this talk, Maria Konnikova combines her personal experience as a champion poker player with her original research into the psychology of human decision-making to explore how we can all learn to make better decisions in every aspect of our lives – from the negotiating table to our personal relationships. How can we think probabilistically, manage our emotions, evaluate risk, distinguish the noise of chance from the elements of control, learn when to go all in, and when to fold? Journey with Konnikova into some of the deepest crevices of the human mind, and emerge with a roadmap for how you can – immediately and practically – become a clearer thinker and more optimal decision maker in all areas of your life.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 02:30 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Open Hours

Visit the Exhibit Showcase to evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 10:15 AM - 02:30 PM PST

Kyndryl’s Digital Transformation Engagement Zone

Join us at the Kyndryl Engagement Zone to hear about how a large global manufacturing company and a leading Canadian bank digitally transformed to better serve their clients and to operate more efficiently. We’ll share these customer stories as well as others. Stop by to see how Kyndryl can help with your digital transformation.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM PST

LaunchDarkly: How to Ensure Psychological Safety Improves Business Outcomes at Your Organization

Sunayana Vatassery, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Solutions, LaunchDarkly

Extensive research has shown the positive effects of psychological safety as part of a high-performing software engineering culture. As many organizations seek to modernize engineering practices in the era of DevOps and continuous delivery, fear and uncertainty in the software development lifecycle constrain innovation and true transformation. In this session, we will share strategies for cultivating a positive environment including steps you can take to improve business outcomes, and how the right technology creates psychological safety at your organization.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM PST

SADA: Customer Success Stories & Best Practices for Migrating to the Cloud

Peter FitzGibbon, Vice President, Professional Services, SADA

Miles Ward, CTO, SADA

Migrating to the cloud is not a “one-size-fits-all” strategy. There are best practices and tips for your organization and industry, so it doesn’t feel like highway robbery or a goat rodeo. You’ll hear stories about customers who have successfully transitioned to the cloud and have saved time, money, and resources while achieving their business objectives and making an impact (with zero battle scars to show). Join SADA, a leading business and technology consultancy with 4k+ cloud migration projects completed, for a no holds barred session.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM PST

Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

IT leaders are looking to deliver cost-effective, scalable, flexible storage platforms for growing amounts of unstructured data. This research helps I&O leaders to assess the key attributes, vision and execution of distributed file systems and object storage vendors.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

How to Align SD-WAN Projects with SASE Initiatives

Lisa Pierce, VP, Advisory, Gartner

A SASE architecture converges SD-WAN solutions with cloud-delivered security services like SSE. However, vendor hype and immature capabilities are creating confusion for I&O leaders making SD-WAN deployment decisions.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

State of Containers: 2022 to 2025

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Containers continue to be a popular topic throughout IT. This session will look at the current state of container adoption and also where it is headed in the future. Among the topics covered will be vendor solutions, associated technologies (e.g., Kubernetes, Service Mesh, etc.), use cases, deployment challenges, and how containers fit into the overall cloud-native area.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Technical Insights: Cloud Platform Operations: How to Deliver Services Like a Cloud MSP

Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud platform operations is a flexible pattern for cloud engineering, operations, and enablement modeled after the successful delivery models of leading cloud managed service providers. Learn how to build a cloud-focused platform engineering team that is capable of serving application teams with a wide range of needs, including DevOps-oriented and site reliability engineering (SRE) capabilities.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Technical Insights: From Cutting Costs to Measuring the Value of Cloud Deployments

Marco Meinardi, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud adoption often leads to overspending. To address that, organizations have to quickly implement emergency cost-cutting measures, such as rightsizing or buying reserved instances. But when can you really consider your cloud deployments cost-efficient? This session guides you on how to evolve from a pure cost-centric approach to one that turns cloud computing into an investment to generate greater value for your organization.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

The Future for Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations

Tom Cipolla, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

UEM, DaaS, modern management, analytics, automation, immersive technologies! Making sense of the future of digital workplace infrastructure and operations can be difficult. As tools advance and the insights from analytics increases, how can I&O leaders translate information into action, action into automation, and still deliver compelling user experiences

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders have little time, skills and budget to track emerging trends and the full impact of those on infrastructure and operations. I&O leaders should use this research to identify which of the top trends are most likely to impact their organization and implement effective tactics to respond. Trends to be covered include just-in-time infrastructure, management confluence, and career ladders to career lattices.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Leadership Vision for 2023: Infrastructure and Operations (Repeat)

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have to be active contributors to their organization's digital success. They must deliver growth by helping to scale digital initiatives throughout their enterprise and enable platform-led agility to support the distributed enterprise. This presentation will help in your I&O planning for 2023 and beyond.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Ask the Expert: Do I Really Need a Multicloud Strategy?

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will answer questions about the main benefits and drawbacks of multicloud adoption.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Ask the Expert: How to Build and Evolve Infrastructure Platforms Team?

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Answer common questions about platform teams and why it is a great operating model to scale and support DevOps, what are key benefits of a platform team operating model. and what fundamental skills and mindsets are required to start and evolve.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Ask the Expert: How to Embed Sustainability Into Digital Workplace I&O

Autumn Stanish, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Digital workplace infrastructure generally constitutes over half of an enterprise's IT's carbon emissions and e-waste production. I&O leaders need to make strategic sourcing and design decisions around the types of endpoints they use and how they use them. In this session, we will discuss different strategies and opportunities for reducing emissions and waste reduction of digital workplace infrastructure.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST

Ask the Expert: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Gunjan Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a critical initiative for any organization. This session allows you to self-reflect and discuss with our expert your challenges, and generate ideas for leading DE&I in your organization.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure

Michael Silver, VP Analyst, Gartner

Negotiations on large IaaS agreements often involve substantial commitments and risk. Each cloud vendor has its own set of standards and exceptions that implicate the pricing outcome. In this interactive clinic, we will review the critical differences and similarities to be aware of when negotiating with these competing cloud providers to assist in achieving the most optimal contract.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Research Discussion: The New Drivers of Infrastructure Agility: Transforming How I&O Delivers Work and Develops Talent

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

The rise of cloud, DevOps and automation teams are clear signals that Infrastructure leaders recognize the future of the function's value resting on having versatilist staff capable of working iteratively and continuously delivering value to the enterprise. In this Research Discussion, exclusively for senior Infrastructure leaders, we will use case studies from progressive I&O functions like TetraPak and others, as well as expansive peer-to-peer discussion, to provide you with practical guidance for transforming the function's talent and ways of working for the anywhere business.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:05 PM PST

Seagate Technology: How We Solved Our Multicloud Data Problem

Ravi Naik, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, seagate

Data is business currency. But too often these days, organizations are not fully in charge of their own data. Why? They don’t have an unobstructed view into both data and its costs. This is especially true in the multicloud context. Enterprises use only 32% of their data. A recent story from Seagate Technology’s experience with a data conundrum shows how organizations can opt out of multicloud friction and regain control over their data.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Micro Focus: 3 Ways to Cut Your Cloud Costs with FinOps

Travis Greene, SR. DIRECTOR OF ITOM PRODUCT MARKETING, Micro Focus

Cloud spend is booming, but one-third of it is going to waste. The problem is that companies can’t control how much is spent on cloud resources or who’s spending it, so they wind up with unexpected bills. The Micro Focus FinOps solution changes all that. It helps you uncover uncontrolled cloud costs with actionable insights. Take control of cloud costs with AI-powered recommendations. And keep control of cloud costs with self-service guardrails. You’ll cut cloud waste, control cloud spend, and get more cloud for your money.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Keepit: Stay Compliant and Cut Costs with Cloud Backup and Recovery

Frederik Schouboe, CEO, Keepit

Mikkel Oxfeldt, GENERAL COUNSEL, Keepit

With increased global focus on data protection and compliance, it is crucial for organizations to comply with regulations (e.g. HIPAA, SOX, and industry regulations) as they migrate to cloud SaaS apps. Backups and recovery of cloud data help you avoid legal consequences, fines, and irreparable brand damage. Key takeaways from this session:
- How to ensure SaaS cloud data compliance
- How to cut costs in the process
- How to protect your cloud SaaS apps

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Rocket Software: A Better Approach to Modernization. Without Disruption.

Phil Buckellew, PRESIDENT, INFRASTRUCTURE BU, Rocket Software

Jeff Cherrington, VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, Rocket Software

Kyle Mcnabb, SVP SOLUTIONS & FIELD MARKETING, Rocket Software

Tim Willging, ROCKET FELLOW, Rocket Software

Every enterprise needs to modernize to improve its agility and responsiveness to today’s constant change. Historical modernization efforts have proven too costly, risky, and highly disruptive to business performance. Join Rocket Software’s leadership team for an open conversation, and learn from our experience with Fortune 1000 enterprises, on how you can simplify modernization efforts, embrace hybrid-cloud, scale modern DevOps practices, and innovate with open source throughout your complex infrastructure & operations ecosystems.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Service Express: How to Win the Long Game During Disruptions & Uncertainty

Chad Peters, DIRECTOR OF INFRA, Service Express

With all that's invested in your data center infrastructure, how do you know what's at risk, what you need to change and how do you identify the best options? We will introduce tool sets that include reliability data, longevity insights and performance metrics to help you shape a winning infrastructure strategy. This session will support you in making the optimal decisions for your future to deliver on the changing demands of your budget, organization and customers.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Wasabi Technologies: Look before you Lock-In: Cloud Storage Pitfalls to Avoid

David Boland, VP CLOUD STRATEGY, Wasabi Technologies

One chief cloud challenge is unexpected spending; additional unpredictable fees
from cloud storage providers make forecasting costs next to impossible. This session explores the challenges that organizations face in future-proofing their data storage as use-cases are becoming increasingly complex & expensive.
We will cover
●The charges that drive up storage costs
●How organizations find themselves unexpectedly locked-in and what can be done
●How the new generation of cloud storage faces the challenges of managing data growth
●Why best cloud services are driving the trend toward multi-cloud

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Alkira: Multi-Cloud Networking Made Easy with Alkira

Manan Shah, VP OF PRODUCT, Alkira, Inc.

Cloud networking can be difficult! It is fraught with complexity and limitations of cloud-native capabilities, high costs and slow provisioning of hardware-based architectures and the additional burden of running and operating agent-based solutions.

Stop the do-it-yourself hamster wheel and step into the cloud era where network and network security move at the speed of cloud by being delivered as-a-service. Pivot from cloud infrastructure maintenance to what matters most- powering innovation for your business.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

NVIDIA: Making IT the Hero of AI: Selecting the Right Platform for Innovation in 2023

Charlie Boyle, VP, DGX, Nvidia

Accelerated computing, MLOPs, data centers and cloud all impact the time-to-value of an AI investment - but how should CIOs be thinking about their platform? Join your peers and experts with NVIDIA and Deloitte for a discussion on how a full-stack approach to IT platforms for AI can speed the delivery of production applications.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Flexential: Case Study - How AutoNation Achieved IT Infrastructure Success

Adam Rasner, VP, TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, Autonation

Learn how AutoNation, the country’s largest automotive retailer, is transforming their IT infrastructure to enhance the customer experience, with Adam Rasner, VP of Technology Operations at AutoNation and Jason Carolan, Chief Innovation Officer at Flexential.

A Fortune 500 company, AutoNation has been transforming their IT infrastructure to achieve greater performance, reliability, agility, and scale, with customers at the center. Learn how to approach specific infrastructure use cases and get insights into how diverse technology ecosystems can be leveraged to drive a transformational path.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

ManageEngine: Customer Story - How HP is Democratizing IT to Maximize their Digital Outcomes

Rajesh Ganesan, PRESIDENT, MANAGEENGINE, Zoho Corporation

Aparna Ta, PRODUC MANAGER, Zoho

Tarek Sabry, GLOBAL LEAD, AUTOMATION AND MONITORING, HP Inc

In the need for speed to adopt digital technology during the unprecedented times, IT had to quickly relinquish the tight hold of the digital estate they once used to own. Now that the dust is starting to settle down, IT is now in a better position to revisit the expanded digital foot-print and see how they can patch the inefficiencies that crept in and build a solid foundation for the future. In this session, we will discuss how democratizing IT can be one of the ways to create your digital enterprise strategy.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST

VMware: Discover the Keys to Navigating Multi-Cloud Complexity

Mandy Botsko-Wilson, Principal Architect, Global Support, VMware

The multi-cloud world we operate in is full of opportunity and presents IT teams with a chance to drive technology innovation while delivering meaningful customer experiences – but it also presents new challenges. In this session, you will learn how VMware Cross-Cloud Services enables you to overcome these challenges and ultimately grow your business with modern apps; accelerate enterprise cloud transformation; and empower and secure the hybrid workforce. This session will also dive deeper into VMware Aria, a multi-cloud management portfolio, and VMware’s Edge solutions. 

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Roundtable: The Eco-Friendly Data Center & Beyond, moderated by Hitachi Ltd.

Spencer Tidwell, HYBRID CLOUD ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT, Hitachi Vantara Corporation

Sustainability is good for business and the environment. In this roundtable you’ll hear a unique perspective on decarbonizing technology and finding answers to the environmental crisis.

Together we will explore:

• the ways in which eco-friendly infrastructure can combine with data-driven insights to help businesses meet sustainability goals
• how sustainable hybrid cloud & data center approaches can drive cost savings and real competitive advantage
• the steps needed to empower customers, partners, and stakeholders to make conscious decisions around the environmental impact of technology.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM PST

Roundtable: Make Your Mainframe a Successful Part of Your Cloud Strategy, moderated by Model9

Eddy Ciliendo, VP WW STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY, Model9

Is your organization relying on IT services provided by a mainframe but are you concerned about cost, complexity and lack of cloud integration? Making your mainframe participate in your organization's cloud strategy might sound like an impossible task. However, cloud computing and mainframe do not have to be antagonistic IT concepts. During this roundtable session, moderated by Model9, you will learn from peers how to leverage your cloud strategy to strengthen your mainframe cyber resilience, improve sustainability, reduce cost, unlock data for AI and address looming skills gaps.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM PST

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions (Repeat)

Michael Hoeck, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will review the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions. The market is quickly responding to customer requirements for simplification, protecting hybrid and multi-cloud workloads, mitigating the impacts of ransomware and reducing costs. Organizations will gain insight into which vendors are best positioned to meet their backup and recovery requirements.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

AI Networking: Myth vs. Reality and What Does It Mean for Me?

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI Networking is a newer topic that is related and a subset of AIOps. There is increasing hype with offerings in the market, but what is it? What problems do they solve? Are the solutions mature? Should I make buying decisions based on these offerings? We will discuss those questions and more in this session and also talk about what we see going forward in this market.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Avoiding the Top Mistakes in Your Cloud Strategy

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations think they have a working cloud strategy or are lacking one altogether. They often consider the needs of IT without input from other parts of the organization. Likewise, they are often operating under the false assumption that a cloud strategy is the same as a cloud implementation plan or a data center strategy. Here are the top 10 mistakes Gartner saw most often while reviewing hundreds of cloud strategy documents.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Don't Let Your Automation Strategy Get in the Way of Delivering Value

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure and operations leaders frequently see automation as the end-state, rather than the enabler of value. This session will challenge the ways in which automation is viewed and offer practical guidance on how to guide your automation journey to business value.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

You Need to Change Your I&O Operating Model — Here’s How

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Wider IT and the business are demanding that I&O changes their approach to how work gets done. I&O leaders are reluctant to update the operating model, seeing it as a complex and risky endeavour. Don't gamble on I&O's success and your future: fix the game by learning how to evaluate and update your operating model while manging the associated risk.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Is Public Cloud Cheaper Than My Data Center?

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

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.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Case Study by American Sugar: Improving Business Outcomes with Cloud Based Machine Learning for Precision Agriculture

Enrique Leon, Director Cloud Services, American Sugar Refining

Learn from American Sugar Refining how Cloud based Machine learning improved its business objects such as accuracy of yield predictions and reduced cost across agriculture life-cycle. This session will highlight their infrastructure team journey and show how co-innovation and a POC was used to support limited Infrastructure and Operations resources and build the business case.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST

Case Study by Fiserv: Trials and Tribulation of Enterprise Network Automation Journey in One of the Largest Financial Services

Michael Wynston, Director, Network Architecture and Automation, FIServ

In this session you will learn about the journey into Agile Network and Security Automation from Fiserv. The session will cover challenges faced around skilling existing professionals, changing the mindset to Agile and what Fiserv did to start to turn the flywheel to success. Topics covered will include Automation use cases, platforms, identifying metrics for measuring of Automation, and how to deliver a global PCI compliant automated infrastructure. Fiserv is a Fortune 200 financial Services enterprise with a very large global footprint and 10’s of thousands of network and security devices.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Gartner's Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023: Your Questions Answered

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner's top strategic technology trends for 2023 provide a vital input to any long-term I&O strategy. This session will provide attendees with the ability to deep dive into specific trends, and get answers to the questions that matter most to them.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Use Gartner's 4 Step S-A-V-E Methodology to Identify and Report Infrastructure Cost Optimization Opportunities

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

This session illustrates Gartner’s four-step methodology that is based on a cross-team approach to identify infrastructure cost savings opportunities. The methodology includes steps for the opportunities to be identified, analyzed, validated and approved for executing the plan. Attendees will receive checklists of the top 10 savings ideas for hardware, software, outsourcing, telecom, and maintenance and support.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM PST

Roundtable: Inflation, Energy Prices, and Global Issues vs. Your IT Infrastructure

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Today's higher inflation and energy prices will translate directly into higher infrastructure costs in the future.
Meet with peers to discuss common practices with regard to these global economic issues. What's the expected impact on the IT infrastructure contracts in the future? What other IT leaders are doing? What's the impact on their cloud strategies or other IT service contracts? How big will be the financial consequences if we don't take account of these issues?

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PST

Attendee Lunch

Head to the Exhibit Showcase for a bite to eat! Engage with your peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious food and beverages. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PST

Exhibit Showcase Dessert Reception

Join us for a dessert reception on the Exhibit Showcase where you can engage with peers, Gartner experts, and exhibitors while enjoying delicious treats. Evaluate industry offerings that can move your business forward. Attend a theater session to see technology in action.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM PST

Arcserve: Level-Up Your Ransomware Readiness With Immutable Storage

Shawn Massey, VP SALES ENGINEERING, AMERICAS, Arcserve

Data is expected to grow to 200 ZB by the end of 2025 and with more data to manage, there is more data to protect. IDC recommends a 3-2-1-1 best practice as a data protection strategy. The addition of the new “1” is a copy of the data on immutable storage. Your disaster recovery plans should include efforts to secure this backup data and maintain multiple copies of it - allowing for seamless data recovery.

Join us and learn how to protect and back up your data with multiple layers of defense.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM PST

GRC: Data Center Sustainability is a Team Sport

Jim Weynand, Chief Revenue Officer, GRC

Air-cooled data centers simply cannot meet the demands of today’s high-powered processors and high-density deployments, let alone overcome the sustainability challenges posed by their energy use and environmental impact. In this session, you’ll learn how GRC and Dell are partnering on comprehensive solutions—from facility design to server selection and heat reuse—that help operators transition their data centers to environmentally-friendly liquid immersion cooling solutions, dramatically reducing power and water use while also vastly increasing density, scalability, and efficiency.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Lunch: Address Burnout With Gartner's SANE Framework

James Boyle, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Employee burnout can lead to high levels of absenteeism, turnover and low productivity. Use Gartner’s S.A.N.E. framework to identify and address the underlying triggers.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM PST

Prosimo: One Arch = Simple Cloud Networking- Customer Case Study

Mehul Patel, HEAD OF MARKETING, Prosimo

Enterprises want to be successful with their Cloud journey but need consistent architecture to connect into IaaS, PaaS, cloud-native services, and application endpoints. Neither DIY nor legacy networking approaches work due to complexity leading to unreliable infrastructure & high costs. Building a service networking highway that keeps applications in the center of the universe helps operate the infrastructure at the speed of applications. Thinking differently about the cloud has simplified and accelerated the F100 enterprise's Cloud Journey, join experts, as they walk through how.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM PST

IP Fabric: Promoting Agility, Availability and Compliance Through Network Assurance

Dan Kelcher, SOLUTION ARCHITECT, IP Fabric

In recent years, “Network Automation” has been a topic at the forefront of many I&O teams' minds. While it has been recognised as a way of improving speed, efficiency and consistency of network service delivery, a lack of understanding of the real measurable business benefits that can be achieved have meant that many such initiatives have stalled. Join us as we explore the potential business value that automating network operations can bring in both on-prem and multi-cloud operations, and how Network Assurance can simultaneously accelerate and de-risk your progress.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM PST

Infinidat, Inc.: Fortune 500 Financial Institution Leveraging SSA Technology

Eric Herzog, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, Infinidat

At a Global Fortune 50 Financial Institution, the team was able to deliver 3X IOPS, 3X bandwidth and 2X faster at 1/2 the latency by optimizing their applications and workloads with enterprise storage. In this session you'll hear insights about how their journey started, challenges they've overcome, and how your organization can do the same.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM PST

NTT: Edge Computing in a Multi Cloud World: How to Take Advantage of New Edge Use Cases

Luke Foster, VP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT,

The promises of Cloud are being realized, but the complexities of a Multi cloud environment and the rapidly evolving options for Edge Computing mean the journey is not over yet. Join this session to:
• Look at the Edge Computing use cases and why you should care
• Discuss the future of Edge Computing and the impact on your cloud journey as you upgrade and roll out new applications
• Look at real options for making the most of a multi cloud world without getting stuck in all the complexities

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

An Introduction to Blameless Postmortems

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

Blameless postmortems can be an effective means to investigate an incident, learn and reduce both the odds and impact of recurrence. This session will cover the need for blameless postmortems and how to implement them including an example format.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

How DevSecOps and Security Is Changing the World of Application Performance Monitoring

Mrudula Bangera, Director Analyst, Gartner

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.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Servers, Storage, Networking and Sustainability: What to Measure and How to Make Your Infrastructure Sustainable

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Energy costs are rising and stakeholder pressures on sustainability of enterprises are growing. Infrastructure and operations leaders will be challenged to reduce energy costs and contribute to the sustainability objectives of the enterprise. In this session, we will present a framework for identifying where to start, what to measure and how to deliver an energy efficient, sustainable digital infrastructure.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Specialty Cloud Providers: Which Ones Matter and When Should You Use Them?

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many I&O leaders adopt a general-purpose hyperscale cloud provider for all their needs, never realizing that specialty providers not only exist but may be their best option in certain situations. Who are these players, and when should you consider them? This session offers a tour through the specialty public cloud market and a simple way to determine when a specialty provider is the right choice.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: A Business Anywhere Requires a Network Anywhere

Mohini Dukes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Networking has become complex and outgrown traditional 'only here' models and instead has to enable connectivity from anywhere and for any digitalization initiatives. This session discusses how to architect modernized networks based on SD-WAN and SASE technologies for secure, distributed connectivity.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST

Technical Insights: Leveraging Kubernetes-Based Platforms for Modernization and Automation

Tony Iams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Kubernetes enables developers and operations to work together more efficiently. Successful deployment of a Kubernetes-based platform will depend on the adoption of practices such as DevOps and Platform ops. This session will review best practices for delivering Kubernetes-based platforms with a product approach in support of modernization and automation initiatives.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Ask the Expert: SRE Adoption

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session provides the answers to the common questions about SRE practice and role.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Ask the Expert: Diversity of Thought as a Critical Enabler of Talent Retention and Innovation

Michelle Bazargan, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

When people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives come together, their unique thoughts bring new ideas to solve organizational challenges. In a recent Gartner survey, the key theme behind the “great resignation” was that over 50% of employees desire to contribute to meaningful work that drives change. I&O leaders are invited to pose questions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity, and how diversity of thought in particular leads to better talent retention and innovation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM PST

Senior Leadership Circle Roundtable: Infrastructure-as-Code Stories From You and Your Peers

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Connect with your peers and share insight, success stories, approaches to adopt, and pitfalls to avoid.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PST

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Microsoft

Michael Silver, VP Analyst, Gartner

Microsoft licensing is complex and customers locked into Microsoft 365 are challenged to find leverage upon renewal. This interactive end-user clinic will assist Microsoft customers in understanding the top changes and trends in Microsoft licensing, so they can be better prepared to negotiate the best outcome within their Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Expedient + Bob Evans Farms: Reducing Technical Debt & Accelerating Transformation

Mike Sullivan, CIO, POST HOLDINGS INC.

Bryan Smith, SVP AND CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, Expedient

Bob Evans Farms migration to the cloud took just 6 months. How? CIO Mike Sullivan will share how they created a cloud operating model that eliminated technical debt and protected essential cyber assets. He'll also outline the obstacles they were able to overcome throughout their journey.

In this session, you'll learn how changes to the order in which you conduct your migration can lead to faster time to value while taking advantage of your current skill set.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Illumio: Breach Prevention or Breach Containment? Securing Microsegmentation Anywhere

Christer Swartz, DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS, Illumio

Security has traditionally been focused on preventing breaches. But all of the high-profile breaches of the past many years have had robust Prevention solutions in place, and they have all been breached anyway. The mindset around security needs to shift from a Prevention approach to a Breach-Containment approach. Eventually, even the most secure Prevention solution will be breached, & that breach needs to be contained, prevented from spreading, without requiring a complex operational model. Learn how Illumio can implement a robust breach-containment security solution today, at any scale.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Racktop Systems: How to Take an Active Defense Against Ransomware

Eric Bednash, CEO, RackTop Systems

The rise of extortionware - a strain of ransomware which steals data - means traditional backup solutions for data recovery are no longer enough. Hear first-hand from an ex-DoD cyber expert about the threats here today, what to watch out for tomorrow, and how active defense implemented through cyber resilient data services is the first and best line of defense to prevent your organization from becoming a cyber statistic.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

SoftwareONE: Maximizing Your Cloud Value with the 5 Cs of FinOps

Jared Cheney, VP Services, SoftwareONE

A cloud financial management or FinOps practice can maximize your value as you migrate workloads to AWS, Azure, or Google. Discover why a solid FinOps practice incorporates the 5 Cs, such as communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Learn how your company can get the most value from your cloud.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Versa: Why a Zero-Trust Strategy is Essential to Your Business?

Tony Garcia, DIRECTOR / SECURITY EVANGELISM, Versa Networks

Now more than ever, organizations are turning to a zero-trust strategy to secure access to their data, applications, and systems. Today’s ever-expanding attack surface with distributed workforces, growth of SaaS applications, and rapid adoption of multi-cloud environments have increased the risks of cybercriminals aiming to steal, destroy, or ransom business-critical data.
This session will cover:
- Why a zero-trust strategy is essential to your business?
- How zero-trust overcomes the challenges with legacy VPN?
- How ZTNA works?
- Key tenets of ZTNA – “Never implicitly Trust, Always Verify”

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

ScienceLogic: Expand AIOps with Automated Root Cause Analysis

Leslie Minnix-Wolfe, VP, PRODUCT MARKETING, ScienceLogic

There is a lot of buzz over the terms ‘AIOps’ & ‘Observability’ but business leaders are struggling with how best to leverage data & insights provided by these technologies. In this session, hear how combining observability data with AIOps insights & automation can present an opportunity for IT Ops to not just detect the presence of problems, but also uncover their root cause and resolve them. We will discuss ScienceLogic’s approach to automate the “observer” and leverage observability data with AIOps to enhance business service insights, accelerate root cause analysis & automate remediation.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Digital.ai: Implementing AIOps and Observability with Blue Shield of California

Daniel Powers, Sr. Director of Technical Services and O, Blue Shield of CA

Joe Foley, INSIGHTS ARCHITECT, Digital.ai

In the Healthcare industry, we strive to deliver the best service to our customers. We can’t afford applications and operations issues since they can literally impact people’s lives. AIOps and observability are emerging disciplines that combines multiple techniques to help organizations reduce such issues, improve production stability, and make full-stack monitoring smarter. Learn how Blue Shield of CA embarked on the AIOps and observability journey to predict and prevent issues and deliver customer excellence while minimizing I&O cost of failure.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Accelerating Outcomes with Network as a Service (NaaS)

Hannes Terlinde, NaaS Sales Director Americas, HPE

IT leaders are challenged to support strategic initiatives such as hybrid work, distributed learning, and connected retail as well as deliver business value and growth while securely supporting day-to-day infrastructure and operations - all within an uncertain macro environment

Enabling these outcomes requires a modernized network architected for agility and not constrained by budget. NaaS enables organizations to unlock cloud-like operational and financial flexibility to ensure IT infrastructure and operations teams can keep pace with rapidly changing technology and business dynamics.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM PST

Oomnitza: Automate Key Business Processes for IT

Arthur Lozinski, CEO & CO-FOUNDER, Oomnitza Inc.

IT leaders face increased technology complexity and challenges - How to manage diverse, distributed & often siloed technology portfolios, how to improve efficiency & security of IT processes implemented through error-prone manual workflows, And enhance productivity for a hybrid workforce going through a digital transformation?
Learn how Enterprise Technology Management, enables the IT organization to automate & optimize key business processes across the technology lifecycle, to improve operational, security & financial efficiency while elevating the customer experience.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM PST

Roundtable: How to Get the Most Out of Your GPU Investments, moderated by WEKA

Shimon Ben David, CTO, Weka

GPU-accelerated workloads are everywhere — in the data center, at the edge, and in the cloud. However, while the price of GPU-powered systems has fallen in recent years, they are still significantly more expensive than CPU-based servers. Join us and your industry peers for a roundtable discussion of best practices for maximizing your GPU investments and how to fully realize their value. We will discuss the top challenges when deploying GPUs to accelerate business, how to increase their utilization on-premises and in the cloud, as well as how to create efficient high-performance data pipelines.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM PST

Refreshment Break

Join us for refreshments in a brief break between sessions.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Avoid the Breach: What’s Next in Cloud Identity Risks? CIEM and Beyond

Henrique Teixeira, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cloud breaches are all over the news. Entitlement management used to be a manageable problem. However, with the explosion of many thousands of permissions per identity in cloud infrastructures, legacy IAM approaches are no longer sufficient. Join this session to learn what cloud infrastructure entitlement management means, and how can it help to mitigate identified risks in the cloud.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

How Cloud Providers Can Help Organizations to Achieve Their Environmental Sustainability Goals

Autumn Stanish, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Organizations need to address their sustainability goals. I&O Leaders can contribute achieving these sustainability goals through the adoption of cloud technology. The session will help I&O leaders identifying the main topics and questions to ask their cloud providers in order to achieve their environmental sustainability goals.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Introducing Proven Organizational Learning Methods for DevOps or SRE

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are struggling with consistency, reliability and scaling. Effective organizational learning can help mitigate these challenges plus bring many other benefits. Over the past eight years, clients have shared with us what they have implement, what works and what does not. In this session, we will share pragmatic guidance that can help with the creation, transfer, retention and unlearning of knowledge.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Network Automation: From Fragile to Agile

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session covers network automation, and how to evolve from “ClickOps” to “NetDevOps". Today, most network activities are manually driven, which creates inefficiencies and create digital friction. This session includes specific recommendations for automating the network to empower the anywhere business. This session will cover improving the level of network automation to align with agile, DevOps and IaC practices. Topics covered include network automation tools, people and processes.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

Technical Insights: How to Handle Cloud Service Outages

Lydia Leong, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Market-leading cloud providers are quite reliable — but they are not perfect. Most I&O teams don't understand why and how public cloud services fail, and therefore they do not design properly for high availability and resilience, monitor for the right signals, or react appropriately during outages. We'll discuss how and why cloud failures occur, and what to do about such outages.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST

I&O Leader's Guide to Edge Storage and Data Services

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

As data moves to the Edge and Cloud, I&O Leaders need a new approach for the Storage at the edge. In this research, we will discuss new use cases, requirements, technologies, trends and vendors that specifically address emerging needs for edge computing storage and data services

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM PST

Ask the Expert: How to Find and Retain IT Talent

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Finding and retaining staff is a significant challenge for IT leaders. "The great resignation" has impacted IT harder than most other areas of an organization. Salary remains important, but employees are demanding more than money to ensure their loyalty. IT leaders can use these recommendations to create a holistic employment strategy that attracts candidates and retains employees.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Developing the Infrastructure Workforce of the Future

Joe Rogus, Principal, Advisory, Gartner

I&O leaders often struggle to motivate and empower their employees to transition to new skills and roles to meet the demands of digital business transformation. This session will help IO leaders prioritize future-oriented skills and best practices to create a more adaptive I&O workforce.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Four Steps for Evaluating and Selecting the Optimal Micro Data Center Solution

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

As the demand for edge computing solutions has grown, so has the need for smaller containment and support for the infrastructure that comprises those solutions. This has given rise to micro data centers. This presentation will provide a "top practice" approach in four simple steps to help evaluate and select the right micro data center offering for a given edge computing implementation.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Reduce Technical Debt and Obsolescence by Strengthening Infrastructure Life Cycle Management

Roger Williams, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital business demands resilient, adaptable infrastructure; however, uncontrolled technical debt prevents infrastructure and operations leaders from meeting this requirement. In this session, we will share our recommendations on how to implement an effective infrastructure life cycle management practice that will make it easier to assess and govern obsolescence and technical debt.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

Midsize Guide to Security in a Hybrid Environment

Paul Furtado, VP Analyst, Gartner

Midsize enterprises share their resources among on-premises, cloud and SaaS environments. Each scenario has its own unique security challenges. Midsize attendees will learn how to address the challenges around securing their assets in these environments with the limited staff, budget and tools they have.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST

The Future of Cloud: Prepare for 2027 (Repeat)

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

By 2027, cloud computing will be pervasive. Learn how the cloud will rapidly evolve through to 2027 and its impact on IT and business leaders. This provocative session will help you rethink and develop your cloud strategies to serve as a foundation for business disruption and innovation, beyond just technology innovation.

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