Thomas Bittman

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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Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST
Building an Edge Computing Strategy

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 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST
Ask the Expert: The Edge: What’s Really Happening Out There

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 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST
Exploring the Edge: What’s Really Happening Out There

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.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST
The Future of IT, Business and Life on Edge

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?

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