Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2018, tracks dedicated to infrastructure and operations leaders



Track A
Infrastructure Evolution and Migration

IT infrastructures are changing. Architects and IT leaders need to prepare. Modern IT infrastructure can, and will, be distributed to wherever it’s needed to support specific workload types. Explore the methods and options for deploying them.

Track B
Cloud Strategies and Futures




As cloud computing enters its second decade, it’s becoming a vehicle for the future of IT. Yet concerns remain about how best to balance it as “the” answer versus one of the many answers for IT. Learn how to develop a successful cloud strategy and strike a balance between value and risk.

Track C
Managing Evolving Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructures



Here’s a frightening finding: 70 percent of employees feel they don’t have the skills they need to be successful in their jobs today. L&D executives must identify the critical skills workforces will require in the future, motivate employees to learn those skills (or figure out how to acquire them externally), and prove to senior leadership that your learning environments are returning value in ways the enterprise appreciates.

Track D
Innovation and Emerging Trends

Expanding business requirements continue to highlight a challenge within most I&O organizations — how to support ever-growing infrastructure and operations requirements, while understanding new trends and technologies that could significantly benefit IT and the business. Explore how to ensure operational stability and tap into emerging trends.

Track E
Core Infrastructures


Modernization is required for servers, storage, networks, facilities, virtualization and consolidation. Meanwhile, mobile strategies and the proliferating data are putting pressures on IT infrastructure. Learn how to support Mode 1 of bimodal IT and simultaneously implement an agile Mode 2 approach. 

Track F
Digital Infrastructures


To succeed in the digital era, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must embark on “creative destruction” — to fundamentally rethink the technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads. Learn how Mode 2 of bimodal IT is the foundational platform for digital businesses of the future.

Track G
IT Operations


I&O leaders must redefine IT operations’ mission to focus on delivering positive business outcomes. Discover the infrastructure and operational processes, technologies and human capabilities that enable desired business outcomes

Track H
DevOps, Agile and Automation


Enterprises are rapidly becoming digital businesses — connecting people, businesses and things to increase revenue, efficiency and time to market. Learn why and how IT operations leaders and their teams must deliver reliable existing systems and navigate the changes needed to support new digital workloads.

Track I
Security and Service Continuity

The growing demand for 24/7 technology services is placing pressure on the IT organization, underscoring the need for a robust cybersecurity and business continuity management (BCM) program. Examine key aspects of security, business continuity, recovery and governance, and learn why businesses that don’t create an effective cybersecurity and BCM program run the risk of catastrophic disruptions.

Track J
Leadership and Cultural Transformation 

Accelerating digitalization, the growing digital competency outside IT, and increasingly networked organizations are all making it harder to develop culture. See why cultural-change leadership matters now more than ever — explore the drivers of culture, how it influences goals and objectives, and how workplace factors affect it.

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