Speaker Bio

Thomas Bittman
Gartner keynote

Thomas Bittman

Distinguished VP Analyst
Thomas Bittman is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner Research. Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing, virtualization, and edge computing. He was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing and invented the term "real-time infrastructure" in 2002 (a precursor to private cloud computing). Mr. Bittman served for three years as a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board. In 2005, he earned Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award. He has served as Gartner's Lead Analyst covering IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. His primary focus of research is edge computing and the future of infrastructure.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM PST
Keynote: I&O Forward — Leading the Next Phase of Growth

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 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PST
Building an Edge Computing Strategy

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 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM PST
The Edge Computing Vendor Landscape

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.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
Technical Insights: Infrastructure 2027: Platform Engineering and Operations for Your Next 5 Years

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.

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