Speaker Bio

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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Tuesday, December 05, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM PST
Gartner Opening Keynote: Empowered People and Groundbreaking Innovations Deliver Your Future

I&O leaders must seize the moment. Generative AI and platform engineering practices promise to accelerate decision making, simplify operations and enable an adaptable infrastructure.  As a visionary leader, you must also leverage the untapped potential in your people to empower limitless growth and  transform your I&O future.

Tuesday, December 05, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST
Building an Edge Computing Strategy

Edge computing is a rapidly growing trend that remains very immature in terms of technologies, standards and experience. However, it is integral to digital transformation and enterprise success, and most enterprises lack a strategy. In order to accelerate and drive successful deployments, I&O leaders need to be proactive, and build a strategic plan around five key elements.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST
The Wild, Wild Edge Computing Marketplace

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 positions, markets are forming, and some vendors will find a role, while others are squeezed out. We discuss the landscape today and in the future.

Thursday, December 07, 2023 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST
Examples of Edge Computing, Everywhere

Gartner has collected and analyzed hundreds of edge computing use cases around the world. This presentation will provide analysis on the types of use cases being deployed, and show what is happening by industry. We'll discuss the problems being solved, solutions, results and surprises discovered. This presentation will give you ideas of what you should be considering.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.