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Monday, December 06, 2021 / 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST

Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies

Philip Dawson, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session covers Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, attendees will learn about key disruptive trends in the infrastructure space focusing on administration composition, programable applications and intelligent automation, including; edge computing, multimode infrastructure, Internet of Things, Hyperconvergence, software-defined, cloud, continuous delivery and consumption.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST

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 data center and cloud workloads, mitigating impacts of ransomware and reducing costs. Organizations will gain insight into which vendors are best positioned to meet their backup and recovery requirements.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST

Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers

Neil Rickard, VP Analyst, Gartner

Enterprises turn to global network service providers to connect their sites to each other, and to key external resources like public cloud service providers. Using the Magic Quadrant and the Companion Critical Capabilities reports, this session assesses providers’ competencies on the following services: MPLS, Dedicated Internet, Broadband, Network on Demand, Cloud Connectivity, managed WAN and NFV/uCPE, in the following geographic regions: global, EMEA, N.America, Asia-Pacific, LATAM.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EST

Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage

Jeff Vogel, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The primary storage market is evolving to include off-premises hybrid cloud IT operating platforms, competing storage architectures such as disaggregated storage, software defined, and flexible storage-as-a-service consumption models that replace IT capex sourcing models as foundation for the cloud model era. This presentation will review the Magic Quadrant in the rapidly evolving structured data market.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Gartner Opening Keynote: Adaptive Resilience to Empower the Anywhere Business

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

Over the past 18 months, I&O professionals have demonstrated they can satisfy fast-changing business needs that are driven by unpredictable global events. But the future will be even more dynamic as businesses move quickly to exploit new opportunities. Join us as we discuss how to transform I&O into an adaptive and resilient organization that can empower the anywhere business.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Building an Edge Computing Strategy

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Edge computing extends an enterprise’s infrastructure, applications and data out to a sprawling edge, creating new opportunities, new interactions, new challenges. An edge computing strategy will complement and enhance cloud, digital business, and digital workplace strategies, and requires a broad strategic approach to opportunities, challenges, and new edge-native thinking.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Compute Evolution: Virtual Machines, Containers, Serverless, Which to Use When?

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

New computing abstractions are changing how and where applications will be run. In this session, I&O leaders will learn the pros/cons of each approach and how to create a decision framework to align their use cases with the appropriate compute technologies.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Harnessing the Power of Digital Employee Experience (DEX) Management Tools

Dan Wilson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will discuss how organizations can leverage the power of digital employee experience (DEX) management to improve digital dexterity and employee experience. DEX tools aggregate technology use and performance data, workplace analytics for organizational context, and employee sentiment. They also apply machine learning to provide insights that can drive organizational or behavioral change and technology automation. The session will also address employee privacy.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Monitoring and Observability in a Hybrid Cloud world

Padraig Byrne, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are rapidly adopting multicloud, containers and microservices. Yet, they struggle to migrate their existing monitoring infrastructure to ephemeral architectures, leaving frustrated end users and large gaps in visibility. In this talk, we will cover how to use modern monitoring and observability tools and methodologies to better understand our applications.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Reach Your Potential by Leveraging Essentialism

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are getting busier and often must divide their time between numerous, diverse customer demands. This diffusion of effort makes it difficult to reach their full potential and achieve their career goals. In this session learn how to focus on essential objectives, prevent distractions and apply a systematic "no" approach to reduce low-value requests and allow you to be more productive.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Cloud Computing Scenario: The Future of Cloud

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Distributed cloud brings together edge, hybrid and new use cases for cloud computing. It represents the future of cloud and addresses specifically the issue of location. Just when you thought you had cloud figured out, new use cases and terms (such as distributed cloud and cloud native) are introduced. Understanding and balancing the current needs with the new uses of cloud are crucial to benefiting from the cloud.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation identifies the top emerging trends that are impacting infrastructure and operations leaders over the next 12 to 18 months. Recommendations are provided that reveal how best to respond to those trends in order to help lead innovation and achieve optimal results.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Enhance Reliability and Resilience Using SRE and Chaos Engineering Practices

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Venkat Rayapudi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner clients frequently enquire about best practices to implement site reliability engineering (SRE) and Chaos Engineering. This Ask-the-expert session will provide context-specific answers to questions spanning principles, practices, and tools to implement SRE and chaos engineering.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Cloud Networking Across Multiple Cloud

Lisa Pierce, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

The analyst will take questions on various question regarding cloud networking, including cloud networking strategies, getting to the cloud and networking inside the cloud

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Roundtable: Communicating a Successful DevOps & Agile Strategy for Digital Transformation

Kenneth Gonzalez, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this workshop to learn how to effectively communicate your iterative implementation plan for launching or scaling DevOps and Agile initiatives. This session will provide you with the tools to communicate a strategy that focuses on supporting business priorities, defining key mechanisms to drive change, gaining support for developing the required skills, and providing customized messages to critical stakeholders.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Roundtable: Creating a Bulletproof Infrastructure With Constant Threat From Ransomware: Fact or Fiction?

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session you will have answers to question such as: where do I start with ransomware prevention and recovery? What is an isolated recovery environment? Can I build my own ransomware defense or do I need to buy it? What are the important components in ransomware defense?

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

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Cloud Networking: How to Get to the Cloud

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

With workloads increasingly being distributed, connecting to the cloud is becoming more challenging to ensure performance, simplicity and controlling costs. In this session, we will review different architectures in order to connect to the cloud. We also discuss how to map approaches to various use cases.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Infrastructure for Anywhere Operations

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In the postpandemic world, customers, employees and partners will expect to operate seamlessly from any location and any device. IT Leaders need to adopt an anywhere-operations mindset when architecting their infrastructure for this new world.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

State of Containers: 2021 Through 2024

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Containers continue to be a hot but not fully understood topic. This session with discussing the current state of container technologies, including the technologies involved, use cases, deployment challenges, and participating vendors. It will also discuss where the market is headed over the next 3 years.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The Rise of Frontline Workers

Leif-Olof Wallin, VP Analyst, Gartner

As routine tasks are increasingly automated through robots, AI/machine learning and virtual customer agents, the future of the frontline worker will look very different in the 5 to 10 year time frame. We will take a look at new concepts like corporate funded implants, AR in contact lenses as well as more established technologies for workforce augmentation, social distancing and contact tracing.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Three-Tier, Hyperconvergence, or Distributed Cloud — What to Use When

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation will expose three infrastructure choices and important factors that influence the choice among them. Three-tier includes SAN/NAS implementations and converged infrastructure. Hyperconverged includes both appliances like Dell VxRail and HPE Simplivity as well as software-based solutions like Nutanix and VMware vSAN. Distributed cloud encompasses solutions like AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub. Personas will be utilized to illustrate what drives the optimal choices among these differing solutions.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

How to Run Core Network, Security and Management Services in a Multicloud Environment

Ephraim Baron, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Enterprise use of multiple cloud IaaS providers has become commonplace. Working with multiple providers, however, adds challenges including how to deliver consistent capabilities across all environments. In this session, we will explore considerations and options for multicloud consistency and resiliency across services including networking, security, and systems management.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The Future of Cloud

Milind Govekar, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

By 2025, cloud computing will be pervasive. Cloud will drive not only technological innovation but also serve as the foundation for business innovation. This presentation will guide IT leaders to develop cloud strategies and present its future evolution to executive leaders, peers and teams.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: The Edge: What’s Really Happening Out There

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Edge computing is deployed today in a wide variety of use cases across every vertical. What are the use cases, including the results, the lessons, and the surprises.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Infrastructure as Code

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Address common questions about how to start IaC:
1. What is IaC
2. How to start and evolve it
3. Tools involved
4. Skills needed
5. Operating model

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Roundtable: It’s Time to Step Up, Brilliant Women — Top Principles for Bringing Your Brilliance Forward in Leadership

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

Kris van Riper, Practice Vice President, Gartner

Most of the time, women truly don’t know their brilliance. They are certain they “aren’t ready” to take on that next bigger role. They are more attuned to the ways they aren’t qualified than to the ways that they are. They are waiting for someone to validate, promote or discover them. Sound familiar? Join in the conversation to unlock those principles that will enable that step up or step out opportunity.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Roundtable: SASE Adoption

Joe Skorupa, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Participants will share their plans, insights and experiences regarding SASE adoption.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Cloud Networking Strategies

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session describes modern strategies for building cloud-friendly networks . This includes guidance for connecting to the cloud, multicloud, and within public and private cloud data centers.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Enable Anywhere Operations by Applying Composability to Your I&O Systems and Teams

Roger Williams, VP Analyst, Gartner

The future of business is composable, yet many enterprises will struggle to get there due to limitations imposed by traditional approaches to managing infrastructure and operations. CIOs must ensure that I&O can meet the demand for composable applications to support a world where staff, systems, and customers are everywhere.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Exploring the Edge: What’s Really Happening Out There

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Edge computing is deployed today in a wide variety of use cases across every vertical. We discuss a number of use cases, including the results, the lessons and the surprises.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How to Get SASE — A Strategic Roadmap for Adoption

Joe Skorupa, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Digitalization, work from anywhere and cloud-based computing have accelerated cloud-delivered SASE offerings to enable anywhere, anytime access from any device. Lean how to develop a migration plan from legacy perimeter and hardware-based offerings to SASE.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Implementing Effective Organizational Strategies to Enable the Scaling of DevOps

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders seeking to scale their DevOps efforts rapidly encounter limits based on how quickly they can get people to learn and to change. In this session we will introduce common approaches and review their effectiveness based on survey data and discussions with clients.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

The Blurred Line Between Cloud, Data Center and Edge: What Is Distributed Cloud?

Angelina Troy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cloud providers have become increasingly interested in penetrating the customer's data center and edge environments. These technologies, collectively referred to as the distributed cloud, enable customers to have local cloud capability while the provider handles operations, governance, maintenance and updates. In this session, Angelina Troy explains this pattern, its ramifications, and where the market stands today.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Roundtable: Hacking Your Way to Culture Change in I&O

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Sometimes, small yet impactful changes to processes and workflows can quickly reshape employee perceptions and behaviors. Join this roundtable to meet with your peers to discuss such culture hacks in Infrastructure and Operations. Share your experiences with peers, and hear their thoughts too in this session facilitated by a Gartner analyst.

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

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST

Clinic: 9 Steps to Manage Software Audits, and Tips and Tactics to Negotiate Audit Settlements

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Software audits continue to be high-risk and high-cost challenges for organizations particularly with the complexity of managing assets both on-premises and in-cloud environments. Each year, Gartner takes hundreds of inquiries on this important topic and has developed a powerful, highly effective 9-step process known as "C9." Workshop attendees will receive ready-to-use templates and checklists to follow as they prepare for the audit.

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

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:45 PM EST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Research Discussion: New Rules for Infrastructure Resilience

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

As the center of gravity for technology work shifts out of Corporate IT and into the broader enterprise, Infrastructure’s historical approach to resilience – getting involving in projects early and assuming predictable consumption of systems – becomes impossible to do at scale. Join this session to learn how effective I&O leaders are applying new rules for ‘co-creating resilience” with the business.

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

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Consumption-Based Infrastructure for Innovation - Hype, Hope and Reality

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders need deliver innovation in their on-premises infrastructure. Cloud-style consumption-based pricing models hold out the promise to enable I&O leaders to focus more on delivering new capabilities rather than infrastructure maintenance, but what do they really deliver and how can you make use of them most effectively? This session will answer and provide an overview of the major players.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

How to Eliminate or Reduce the Impact of Incidents

Mark Cleary, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Incidents represent a cost to the organization and provide little value beyond indicating trends. This session will help I&O leaders explore ways of either eliminating incidents or improving the mean time to resolve them through a combination of good practice, data analytics and automation

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Leadership Vision for 2022: Infrastructure and Operations

Nathan Hill, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders have to be active contributors to their organization's digital success. They must deliver growth by helping scale digital initiatives throughout their enterprise whilst ensuring a resilient and adaptive infrastructure platform designed to support Anywhere Operations. This presentation will help in your I&O planning for 2022 and beyond.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Storage and Data Services at the Edge: Rethink Your Enterprise Strategies for the Edge Awakening

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

In the next three years, more than 40% of enterprise storage will be deployed outside the main data center or cloud. The session highlights storage edge use cases and technologies you must learn to build a strategy for the data services at the edge. We describe innovative data storage technologies and vendors across multiple domains and will showcase some examples from the field.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Technical Insights: Running Through the Clouds — Advancing Your Organization's Public Cloud Maturity

Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud computing has been disrupting traditional IT strategies for over a decade. Many organizations have now reached the point where they feel reasonably confident in their base cloud abilities and seek to advance and evolve their usage further. Come to this session to learn about Gartner’s Public Cloud Maturity Model and gain maturity insights across four distinct technical domains — governance, infrastructure and operations, application development and architecture, and security.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Public Cloud Migration Study Findings – Challenges, Changes and Techniques to Improve ROI

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session we examine results from a Gartner study where public cloud migration strategies were explored. We explore findings related to migration strategy challenges, changes, and options that respondents believe hold the greatest potential to improve migration ROI. This study involved 400 respondents based in the U.S. and U.K.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

How to Apply SASE’s Principles to Network and Secure Distributed Applications

Joe Skorupa, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Securing and networking distributed applications is complex. Using SASE’s identity and context model to set network and security policies enables easy, consistent end-to-end definition and enforcement. This frees developers from coding network and security policies in the applications and automatically maps policies for user access to an application to communications within the application.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EST

Financial Enterprise Peer Conversation: Top I&O Challenges Facing Financial Enterprises

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Working in the financial enterprise sector presents a unique set of challenges and requirements for I&O leaders. Join this lightly facilitated session to exchange thoughts and ideas with your peers.

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

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EST

Women in I&O Peer Conversation: Attracting and Retaining More Women in I&O

Kris van Riper, Practice Vice President, Gartner

Please join this lightly facilitated session to exchange thoughts and ideas with I&O peers around how to attract more women in I&O. Compare notes around best practices and brainstorm new ways to attract more women in I&O.

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

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EST

Midsize Enterprise Peer Conversation: Top I&O Challenges Facing Midsize Enterprises

Paul Furtado, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Working in the midsize enterprise sector presents a unique set of challenges and requirements for I&O leaders. Join this lightly facilitated session to exchange thoughts and ideas with your peers.

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

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EST

Public Sector Peer Conversation: Top I&O Challenges Facing Public Sector Enterprises

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Working in the public sector presents a unique set of challenges and requirements for I&O leaders. Join this lightly facilitated session to exchange thoughts and ideas with your peers.

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

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Keynote: Powering Your I&O Success with Diversity and Inclusion

Debra Logan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Reshaping and transforming I&O requires a resilient and change ready work force. This resilience can be accelerated by creating diverse and inclusive teams. In this keynote you will learn that this is the key to your success. You will leave this keynote with the knowledge you need and tangible actions you can take to build the workforce you need to facilitate adaptive digital resilience.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Building Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy: How to Deliver Data Services Anywhere

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hybrid cloud integration remains one of the top trending topics for the last three years. Here we will guide you through most important use cases, technologies and show you how to build hybrid cloud storage strategies for delivering your storage anywhere.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

CIO's Strategy Guide to Navigating the Quantum Computing Hype

Chirag Dekate, VP Analyst, Gartner

Quantum computing is currently rising on the Hype Cycle and it threatens to become one of the most impactful disruptions in the modern era. Early quantum computing pioneers are devising successful initiatives. We identify the 5 key elements of successful quantum initiatives that are explored in this session complete with case studies.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Diversity Dilemma

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

As organizations work to address the ongoing diversity issue in tech, there remains an intense focus on the lack of gender diversity. Despite being half of the workforce, women are grossly underrepresented. Add race and ethnicity to the mix and the numbers are abysmal. This session will talk about current issues and will present concrete actions for moving the dial.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The State and Future of the Edge Networking

Tim Zimmerman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations must recognize the differing networking requirements for edge use cases in order to deploy the correct network and security architecture and ecosystem, otherwise they will fail. This presentation reviews different market segments and analyzes usage scenarios to identify the network strategy needed to properly implement edge solutions.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Who Automates, Wins: Demonstrating Automation Value Is Your Key to Success

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Automation is a top priority for organizations, but communicating value that automation delivers is often an afterthought. This session will give practical advice on building and communicating value for your automation initiatives to your teams, peers and leadership to keep the momentum moving forward on your automation journey

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Will Disaster Recovery as a Service Save You Money?

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders are increasingly looking to DRaaS for a variety of reasons including faster implementation, increased business resiliency and a potential reduced cost of 30% to 50%. In this presentation, we help to answer the question of whether DRaaS actually will save money. Best practices for building a business case to compare traditional DR and DRaaS will also be shared.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Case Study: Inspire Brands — Jumpstarting Your Infrastructure-as-Code Journey

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

Patrick Greene, SR. DIRECTOR, PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE AND GOVERNANCE, INSPIRE BRANDS, INC.

By leveraging infrastructure-as-code (IaC), I&O leaders can make infrastructure consistent, predictable and repeatable for its consumers and, at the same time, prepare the enterprise against the increasing amount of change. Learn how Inspire Brands, a multibrand restaurant management company, has implemented IaC by targeting automation towards data center consolidation.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Roundtable: Hacking Your Way to Culture Change in I&O

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

Christopher Mixter, VP, Research, Gartner

Sometimes, small yet impactful changes to processes and workflows can quickly reshape employee perceptions and behaviors. Join this roundtable to meet with your peers to discuss such culture hacks in Infrastructure and Operations. Share your experiences with peers, and hear their thoughts too in this session facilitated by a Gartner analyst.

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

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Lift-and-Shift is Not Bad: When Rehosting to Public Cloud Makes Sense

Angelina Troy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In a perfect world, every cloud migration would rebuild the application into a cloud-native format, but we don't live in a perfect world. With finite time, skill sets, and resources, lift-and-shift (or rehost) migrations rise as a practical solution to real-world limitations. In this session, Angelina Troy will answer your questions regarding cloud migrations for applications that may not be revised, rearchitected, or rebuilt.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask The Expert: Use Gartner's S-A-V-E Methodology for Infrastructure Cost Optimization Opportunities

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, 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.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Roundtable: NetDevOps: Increase Network Agility (Without Getting Fired)

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

In this session, end-users will share their experiences regarding increasing enterprise network agility. This includes the networking technologies, processes, people, and cultural aspects to improve the level of network automation and orchestration that exists within enterprise and cloud networks. We will discuss how to align networking initiatives with DevOps and IaC principles.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

A Pragmatic Approach to Implementing a Zero Trust Security Architecture

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Changes in the threat landscape and ineffectiveness of current security architectures have created significant interest in zero trust security architectures. This presentation will pragmatically explore zero trust, zero trust networking and extend these concepts to operating systems, applications, users and data. Topics will include the NIST standard for zero trust as well as technologies and vendors providing solutions.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

A Unified Theory for Workload Placement Across Cloud, Data Center, and Edge

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure is no longer locked down in on-premises data centers, but distributed across platforms and service providers. Infrastructure is everywhere! This session will look at the continuum from core and cloud to the edge, and offer a framework to determine optimal workload placement.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Returning to Work Requires Expanded Workplace Scheduling Requirements

Tim Zimmerman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Historically, workplace scheduling only pertained to scheduling a desk or conference room. Welcome to post-COVID and the expanded requirements from understanding workplace attributes, validating, creating waitlists, defining departmental neighborhoods, and generating cleaning reports. This presentation provides a strategy that outlines the new challenges digital workplace leaders will face and the cross-functional requirements that need to be addressed within the enterprise.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Roundtable: Demystifying Chaos Engineering

Chris Saunderson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

How can CE help maintain high levels of availability for complex hybrid distributed systems with different architecture.
How are orgs currently using it?
Is an advanced disruptive practice that only mature organizations like Netflix, Google or Amazon can adopt.
How to start and evolve?

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Roundtable: Infrastructure Modernization — Strategies That Actually Get Proper Funding and Support

Kenneth Gonzalez, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Business executives often enthusiastically fund initiatives which are "new" or "innovative" but offer resistance when considering proposals to modernize infrastructure or reduce technical debt. During this session, you will learn the key principles, strategies and techniques used to win funding and stakeholder support for infrastructure modernization. This presentation will include case studies from Humana, Intel and Autodesk as well as survey research on your I&O peers’ priorities.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Technical Insights: Preparing for the Inevitable: Building Your Ransomware Defense Structure

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks continue to increase globally and the criminals responsible for those attacks have become increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In this session, we will examine the life cycle of a ransomware attack and discuss the defense techniques your organization should use to protect themselves against this threat.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

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 are critical. But knowing where you are and where you are headed is critical to success. Journeys range from infrastructure replacement to digital transformation, with many others in between. This session brings all the ingredients together to enable the right journey for you.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

3 Powerful Financial Models to Improve Your Infrastructure and Cloud Negotiation Playbook

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

IT leaders will see how to use three financial models for leverage and bargaining power as this session walks through three technology and cloud negotiation scenarios. Attendees will see how to take simple and ready-to-use templates and checklists to enhance their organization's playbook using the financial models TCA/TCO, NPV, and Cash Flow vs. P&L Impact for negotiation leverage and bargaining power.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Data Center Infrastructure — Converged, Hyperconverged, Composable or Distributed Cloud?

Paul Delory, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Integrated systems — preengineered stacks of infrastructure — should be your first choice. But which type of system should you choose? And when should you build, not buy? Come get unbiased, expert help in choosing between converged, hyperconverged, composable, distributed cloud, and do-it-yourself infrastructure.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask The Expert: Essentialism

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ron Blair, VP Analyst, Gartner

How do I get started with essentialism? How do I apply the tenets to an I&O scenario?

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Anywhere Operations: Building a Just-in-Time IT Strategy

David Cappuccio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The future is not about the data center, or the cloud, or the edge — it's about creating an environment that will enable IT to deploy business applications and workloads anywhere, anytime, at a moment's notice. This session looks at current trends in the market, vendor strategies, and the evolution of optionality — designing infrastructures for the unknown.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How to Select the Right Cloud Management Tooling

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

With more workloads being deployed in the cloud, there is an increasing need to manage and operate different aspects of the deployment. This session will not only discuss the role of third-party tools but also how such tools can complement native tooling. A framework will be presented to add decision-makers to this endeavor. A set of representative vendors will be discussed.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Insider Risk: Protection From the Risk Within

Paul Furtado, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations commonly focus a large portion of their security strategy, time and budget around potential outside cyber threats. However, insider threats also pose significant risk. Defending against these threats should not be overlooked. Attendees will learn about insider risk scenarios, indicators of compromise and mechanisms to mitigate this risk.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

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

Paul Delory, Sr Director 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).

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

The Future of IT, Business and Life on Edge

Thomas Bittman, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Time to get some perspective. Edge computing is at the center of three mutually-supporting trends – digital business, IoT and immersive experiences. How will edge computing change our infrastructures and how we manage IT? How will computing at the edge change businesses in different verticals, and change how people work and play? What opportunities and dangers lie ahead, and how do we prepare?

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Contract Negotiation Clinic: How to Repair a Failing IT Services Deal

Mark Ray, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Whether due to poor strategic guidance, last-minute tactical changes or inheriting a deal already done, every I&O management team will have to handle a failed outsourcing deal at some point. This session will explore how to recover when deals go wrong, looking at: 1. What are the root causes of failed deals? 2. How do you decide what to do with the deal? 3. What actions should you take to fix a failed deal?

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Optimize Connecting Into Public Cloud Services

Lisa Pierce, VP, Advisory, Gartner

In this session we'll share the types of performance problems clients have encountered when when connecting into the public cloud, and we’ll also review the (1) methods to improve Internet performance into public cloud services, (2) the types of services used to connect to private cloud ports, and (3) how to use a cloud edge strategy to help reduce latency

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST

Roundtable: DevSecOps – What are Your Peers Doing?

Mark Horvath, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ever wonder how your peers are doing threat detection and incident response in DevOps environments? Gartner recently completed in-depth interviews with clients to discuss how Dev, AppSec, I&O and other adjacent teams should interact with SecOps teams to achieve optimal results. Come to this session to hear what we learned about tooling, observability, threat modeling, practices and roles.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Innovations Driving the Future of Networking

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will run thru innovative and disruptive technologies that will shape the future of networking. We will cover emerging network technologies, vendors, open-source, and describe the benefits and risks of the technologies. We will also make specific predictions regarding the adoption and timing of these technologies, and provide recommendations to appropriately adopt (or avoid) these technologies. We will discuss how these technologies help enable the new "infrastructure everywhere, users anywhere" enterprise, and specific topics covered include SASE, SONiC, and eBPF.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Key Considerations for Your Cloud Native Operations Strategy

Sid Nag, VP Analyst, Gartner

The move to cloud-native applications requires a different approach to cloud operations. CIOs and IT leaders must move beyond legacy operations outsourcing approaches, tools and services to support cloud-native adoption including embracing ITOps, AIOps, PlatformOps and SecOps processes and tools.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Quantum Strategy Facts — Knowing When to Bail “Is” a Survival Tactic

Matthew Brisse, VP Analyst, Gartner

Transformative innovation in quantum computing has many I&O technical professionals asking “Is it too early or are we too late?" In this session, we will share Gartner’s predictions and guidance on the various quantum computing solutions, impact on quantum-safe cryptography, and what to expect in the short and long term as quantum technologies mature.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

The Future of End-User Computing — User Experiences and Automation in a Digital Workplace

Stuart Downes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

UEM, DaaS, Modern Management, Analytics, Automation, Immersive technologies! Making sense of the future of end-user computing 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.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Top 3 Midsize Enterprise I&O Cost Optimization Investment and Approaches

Mike Cisek, VP Analyst, Gartner

Targeted investments and focused approaches are key to maximizing limited infrastructure and operations investment dollars. Infrastructure and operations leaders in midsize enterprises must focus on a finite list of high-impact investment strategies and tactics to cost-effectively innovate.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

How to Build a Culture of Embracing Failures With Chaos Engineering

Venkat Rayapudi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Chaos engineering is a discipline of experimenting failures to unleash the weaknesses of complex modern architectures and improve reliability of the applications. In this session I will be covering a brief introduction of the concept, how to get started and evolve through the maturity model.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Drilling Down on the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will go into more detail about the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure. We will give more insights into the conclusions, market trends and vendor capabilities resulting from the research. We will also share areas for attendees to focus on when making buying decisions.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EST

Midsize Enterprise Peer Conversation: Your Top Take-Aways From the IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Virtual Conference

Mike Cisek, VP Analyst, Gartner

Was there a key “aha” moment or moments for you over the past few days? Compare notes and share your top take-aways from the event with midsize enterprise peers.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EST

Public Sector Peer Conversation: Your Top Take-Aways From the IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Virtual Conference

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

Was there a key “aha” moment or moments for you over the past few days? Compare notes and share your top take-aways from the event with public sector peers.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 AM - 02:00 AM EST

Best Practices for Securing Cloud-Native Applications Built on Containers and Kubernetes

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud-native applications are not inherently unsecure, but are being deployed insecurely, driven by developers and with a need for agility in service development and deployment. Security and risk management leaders must address container and Kubernetes security issues around vulnerabilities, visibility, compromise and compliance.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Guest Keynote: Intentional Leadership

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley

In past decades, particularly in “producer cultures” professionals were given positions of leadership and authority because they were great “producers”. The top trader, the banker that posted the most revenues or the lawyer that had the most billable hours were compensated with money, an elevated title and positions of leadership without much thought as to whether the person was the kind of individual that could motivate and inspire others to perform beyond their own expectations. Yet, today, we find ourselves in an environment where a growing majority of the professional workforce are Millennials and Generation Zers and they demand motivation and inspiration as table stakes for their performance in any environment. So the question is, “what does it take to be an outstanding leader in today’s environment?”. Carla Harris asserts that if anyone chooses to take on the leadership seat, then one must be INTENTIONAL about 8 things in order to be a powerful, impactful, influential leader in today’s environment. Hear her make the case for: Authenticity, Building Trust, Clarity, Creating other Leaders, Diversity, Innovation, Inclusivity, and Voice as essential components of being a Powerful Leader today.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Enterprise AI Pioneers: Case Studies and Best Practices From Successful Enterprise AI Initiatives

Chirag Dekate, VP Analyst, Gartner

Operationalizing AI is challenging. Learn best practices from peer enterprises that have successfully scaled Enterprise AI initiatives by leveraging PlatformOps for AI and building operating models to accelerate the introduction and scaling of production AI.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

How to Cut the Cost of Your Digital Infrastructure by Sourcing in 90 Days

Mark Ray, Sr Director Analyst, 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 a 90-day outsourcing deal.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Is Now the Time for DaaS?

Stuart Downes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

72% of I&O leaders plan to invest in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) by 2023. This session will describe the key questions I&O leaders and technologists are asking Gartner including what is DaaS? What use cases does DaaS address? Is DaaS financially viable? How do I provide a rich experience to users with DaaS? Is now the time for DaaS?

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Roundtable: Attracting and Retaining Women in I&O

Debra Christmas, Sr Executive Partner, Gartner

This roundtable session provides a forum to speak with peers about the challenges and opportunities faced attracting and retaining women in I&O as well as successful practices and decisions leveraged to date.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Strategic Roadmap for Edge Computing — 2022

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session applies Gartner's strategic roadmap framework to edge computing. This framework describes an idealized future state where edge computing is widely deployed, then examines the drivers, challenges and milestones. Enterprises should follow to maximize the potential benefits.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Working Backward: How to Apply the Techniques of the Cloud Providers to Fuel Your Infrastructure-Led Innovation

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The public cloud providers are masters at delivering innovative infrastructure at scale. Tune into this session to learn the tricks and techniques used by leading providers that any I&O leader can use to help drive their own infrastructure innovation.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The I&O Operating Model: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How It Can Transform Your Organization

Mark Margevicius, VP Analyst, Gartner

The long-term success of I&O is dependent upon providing maximum value to the business while simultaneously aligning to the operational requirements to the organization. A well-constructed operating model facilitates this alignment and allows I&O Leaders to effectively devise a strategy and plan of execution. We discuss what an operating model is and how it can elevate and transform I&O.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

How a Large Organization Can Successfully Embrace DevSecOps

George Spafford, VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner has been working with large organizations for over seven years to help them learn how to successfully transform based on DevOps and DevSecOps. This session will cover what DevSecOps is, pitfalls to avoid and how to change your organization.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Analyst: How to Follow Enterprise Network Best Practices in a Work From Home World

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Large-scale Work From Home is here to stay for many enterprises. Effective WFH initiatives demand more than employees connecting via VPN through the home cable modem. In this session, I&O and SPVM leaders responsible for deploying and sourcing/procuring for WFH will learn the best practices to cost-effectively optimize the user experience and improve security for remote workers.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: A Midsize Enterprise Approach to Working With Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers

Mike Cisek, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud strategies within midsize enterprise continue to be heavily influenced by budget limitation, aged application architectures and the capabilities of their small teams of IT versatilists. As such MSE CIOs can experience substantive benefits working within the confines of a single vendor ecosystem.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How Do I Select the Right Cloud Management Tooling?

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure and operations leaders who need to provide automation, governance, life cycle management and brokering across multicloud environments will need a rapidly evolving cloud management platform market that meets enterprise requirements. This session will answer questions on the key issues that must be considered when selecting third party cloud management tooling.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM EST

The Secret to I&O Maturity in a Midsize Enterprise

Mike Cisek, VP Analyst, Gartner

The key to I&O maturity within I&O teams with less than 50 FTEs and Budgets less than $20m is focusing on those attributes that impact resource constrained environments. High levels of maturity are the only way versatilists with shared operations and project responsibility with be allotted the time and money to innovate and transform

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Enhance Your SRE Success With Chaos Engineering

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Apply chaos engineering techniques to assess and improve your SRE maturity. This session will focus on how chaos engineering can be applied to help SREs to enhance complex system reliability and resilience to scale digital business.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Practical IT Resilience: What You Need to Know and How to Get Started

Ron Blair, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are embarking upon IT Resilience initiatives. But most get derailed from the get-go because perspectives differ as to what the term actually means, much less where to start. This session helps IT Leaders understand "what they need to know” before beginning and practical areas to focus upon for improving IT Resilience.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The Top Mobile Technologies Defining the Future of Mobility

Leif-Olof Wallin, VP Analyst, Gartner

As an IT leader, it is important to stay apprised of the trends in mobile technology, understand which of these technologies can help the organization and potentially fuel the digital business transformation or improve the current state as well as build the roadmap for the future. In this session, we will explore the top mobile technologies for the next three years and their potential impact on organizations.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Understanding Edge Computing Use Cases

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Use cases help illustrate the benefits and applicability of any new technology, and edge computing use cases are one of the most often requested inquiries many analysts receive. This session will establish a framework for mapping technical possibilities to vertical-specific business needs, yielding the most effective use cases for evaluation.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

How To Build a Cloud Migration Cost Estimate

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Migrating to the public cloud can take months or years and involve a complex mix of workload migration, application modernization and SaaS adoption. How much will all this cost? This session will equip I&O leaders with the guidance needed to realistically budget for their cloud migration projects.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Case Study: Using Your Committed Cloud Resources Effectively

Richard Steck, Sr. Director of Cloud Governance, Efficiency, & Enablement, Adobe

Adobe has thousands of developers working across multiple clouds. Ensuring this work happens cost effectively posed an extraordinary challenge, and an opportunity for 8-digit annual savings.
Richard Steck will walk you through Adobe’s Cloud Savings project, from its genesis — it originally started as a customer performance tuning exercise — to discovery of surprising performance benefits and cost savings.
Focusing on practical principles and steps other enterprises can implement in their own Cloud Efficiency and Savings programs, Steck will describe the process Adobe has used, along with the challenges, solutions, and next steps his organization is taking to expand and automate its Cloud Efficiency strategy

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Cloud Cost Management and Optimization

Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

What are the top challenges of cloud cost management and optimization? How is that different from FinOps? What do IaaS, PaaS and SaaS have in common when managing spend? How to create a cost-awareness culture? What's the role of I&O in managing cloud spend? Join this session with Marco Meinardi to ask him these and other questions on cloud cost management and optimization.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Four Steps to Negotiate and Optimize Outsourced Infrastructure Services Costs

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?

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Modern Infrastructure and Application Monitoring

Gregg Siegfried, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Obtain guidance, strategy and tactics on topics related to infrastructure and application monitoring from analysts in both ITL and GTP in a single place. Get your questions answered, perhaps multiple times, by the analysts leading monitoring research at Gartner.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: On-Premises Data Centers

David Cappuccio, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

On-premises data centers continue to evolve and transform. Join an analyst for deep, unbiased insights on on-premises data centers, including power, cooling, space — trends and challenges.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How to Create an I&O Strategy for Digital Business

Duncan Prosser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A top fitness attribute for leading enterprises is having an aligned strategy, yet I&O frequently lags behind. Learn the essential elements of an agile, resilient, and efficient I&O strategy to support digitization.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Cloud Native and Multicloud: Buzzwords or Key Principles for Your Cloud Strategy?

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

New concepts such as cloud native and multicloud are increasingly showing up as principles in organizations’ cloud strategies. They can be instrumental in unlocking the power of cloud but they can also further confuse IT leaders. We examine their role in formulating pragmatic cloud strategies.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Emerging Technologies in Security and Risk Management

Ruggero Contu, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will highlight some of the most critical emerging technologies in security and risk management and some of the key trends driving such innovation.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How to Define and Design I&O Products

Kenneth Gonzalez, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Many I&O professionals are interested in Product Management but aren't sure how to get started or "what good looks like." In this session, you will learn about the key principles and methods to define and manage your own infrastructure products, as well as review examples of how other organizations have created successful offerings to meet changing customer demands.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Technical Insights: Public Cloud Cost Management: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Marco Meinardi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In public cloud, costs can quickly get out of control. You've been told you need to set up cloud financial management for cloud IaaS and PaaS — sometimes referred to as FinOps — but you're not sure how to begin. This session will go through the most common mistakes in cloud cost management and optimization, and will provide guidance on how to avoid them.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST

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

Tobi Bet, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure services can consume IT budgets if organizations don’t focus on cost and productivity. This 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 this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST

Senior Leadership Circle Exclusive: Roundtable — Creating a Bulletproof Infrastructure With Constant Threat From Ransomware. Fact or Fiction?

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, you will have answers to question such as: where do I start with ransomware prevention and recovery? What is an isolated recovery environment? Can I build my own ransomware defense or do I need to buy it? What are the important components in ransomware defense?

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Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Technical Insights: Inspecting the Dimensions of SRE Role and Its Challenges

Venkat Rayapudi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are exploring new operating models like SRE as a way to balance reliability and change velocity with modern microservices and multicloud-based architectures. Topics covered in this session include:
1) SRE vs. traditional operations operating model
2) SRE vs. DevOps
4) Dimensions of SRE: monitoring, performance engineering, incident management, change management, SLO management, automation
4) SRE challenges "below the waterline"

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Build a Balanced Approach to I&O Skills Development

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This 30-minute session outlines a range of techniques and tools that Infrastructure Operations leaders can leverage to develop skills in their teams. From short-term, tactical approaches to longer-term strategies, this session provides ideas and inspiration for managers and heads of function.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Inside the Monitoring Reference Model

Gregg Siegfried, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will explore modern monitoring using the GTP monitoring reference model as a map through which to view vendors, products, capabilities, standards and practices. Learn how to apply this model to your own monitoring initiatives, get an updated product perspective and gain insight via the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) perspective on monitoring and observability.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Top Technology Trends Impacting DevOps

Manjunath Bhat, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will cover the Top Technology trends impacting agile and DevOps initiatives as organizations transition to product and platform teams. A firm grasp of these technologies will enable I&O leaders to upskill their teams, modernize their practices and adopt new tools. You can expect trends around cloud-native architecture, platform engineering, and site reliability engineering.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Technical Insights: Top Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Disaster Recovery in the Public Cloud

Stanton Cole, Sr Director 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.

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