The value of Gartner

As the world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner brings IT leaders the indispensable insights, advice and tools needed to achieve the mission-critical priorities of today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. At the virtual Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2020, stay ahead of disruptive forces, tackle your key initiatives and learn how to accelerate business value through innovation.


  • Unbiased, research-backed sessions led by Gartner experts
  • Personalized virtual interaction with seasoned experts
  • The latest Gartner IT research presented by the experts, with fresh, real-world examples
  • Interactive Q&As, chats and virtual networking sessions with experts, vendors and peers

Who are Gartner experts?

Gartner experts are the people behind the research our clients trust. They extract insights from qualitative and quantitative research, and thousands of client interactions every year. As unbiased leaders in the IT field, Gartner experts serve as conference speakers, attendee mentors, and research facilitators. 

View the conference expert guide for areas of coverage.

Take a deeper dive with these interactive sessions

In addition to attending any track sessions across the conference agenda, as an attendee, you’re entitled to one Gartner one-on-one meeting, two roundtables, two Ask the Expert sessions and two Contract Negotiation Clinics, for a deeper and more personal dive into particular topics or challenges. View the agenda for a full list of sessions.

Gartner one-on-one meeting*

This popular session provides you with 30 minutes of undivided attention and support from a Gartner expert. Get feedback on a key initiative or share an urgent challenge. Attendees tells us these meetings are worth the cost of conference admission in themselves. View the conference expert guide for areas of coverage.


Your IT executive peers from leading organizations and various industries discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest research in these interactive, small-group virtual sessions moderated by Gartner experts. 

Ask the Expert sessions*

These interactive small-group discussions foster learning and feature one Gartner expert who answers your pressing questions. 

Contract Negotiation Clinics*

In these expert-led clinics, you’ll gain hands-on negotiating skills, best practices for procurement and vendor-specific advice.

*Hurry, space is limited. Depending on availability and eligibility, registered attendees may sign up for these session types via the attendee portal after registration. 


The value of Gartner research, interacting with experts, unparalleled peer group networking and inspiring speakers are just a few reasons attendees come back to Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference year after year. Here’s what attendees have to say.

“Gartner IOCS conference is the only event that provides me with the tools and inspiration to be a change leader within my organization.”

Scott W. Riley
Senior Systems Engineer, Spectrum Health

“Gartner IOCS conference provided me with the information and insights I need to advance my data center platform.”

Jonathan Fazio
Data Center Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

“This conference was an excellent balance of people, process, tools, and navigating and inspiring change. The keynote speakers were excellent and provided great information. Very worthwhile experience!”

Barbara Mitchell
Assistant Vice President, IT Operations Management, See Life Financial