Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

December 6 – 8, 2021 | Las Vegas, NV

Transform Infrastructure and Operations to Empower the Anywhere Business

Around the world, organizations and entire industries have been forced to regroup and reassess how they do business. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have had to change plans rapidly to adjust to remote workforces and cost pressures, and keep core systems operational and resilient.

As business moves faster into new territory, IT leaders face a critical mandate and opportunity: Adapt and innovate IT I&O to deliver competitive advantage in a world that is full of disruption.

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2020 was the place to virtually find your answers with objective topic coverage and a look at the top trends. Attendees gained the clarity needed to create an effective pathway to the future.

Planning for the program for Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2021 in Las Vegas, NV, is underway and we look forward to sharing details shortly.

Innovate 

Learn how to leverage the trends, technologies and organizational shifts changing the course of IT infrastructure, operations and cloud. 

Strategy

Develop the tools you need to achieve your mission-critical priorities and help your organization thrive in the evolving digital landscape. 

Leading solutions

Staying competitive means remaining future-focused. Explore the latest technologies that are changing the infrastructure, operations and cloud landscape. 

I&O Leaders today have competing goals: keeping the proverbial lights on while enabling the business to react to market changes quickly and adopt new technologies or services. We are looking forward to hosting you live at the upcoming Gartner Infrastructure Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference, where you will get the chance to hear from industry experts, network with senior leaders, and learn how to meet the demands and rapid changes of today’s anywhere business.

Dave Cappuccio

Distinguished VP Analyst and Conference Chair

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    Join a community of IT infrastructure, operations and cloud leaders

    Prepare your organization for the future of cloud, IT infrastructure and operations based on unbiased research, data you can trust and insights needed to take your strategy to the next level.

    Rapidly respond to changing business needs
    • Balance the need to innovate while “keeping the lights on.”
    • Become an effective partner with business executives; shift from “order taker” to “trusted advisor.”
    • Overcome the barriers of organizational culture, resources and talent to grow and scale your digital initiatives.
    • Drive cost optimization to fund digital transformation initiatives.
    Improve service and support agility

     

    • Get the latest tools and methodologies for agile and rapid development.
    • Deliver a user experience that customers and employees will embrace.
    • Develop mobile apps that transform business processes and deliver exceptional user experiences.

     

    Engage and inspire today’s workforce
    • Embrace emerging trends to enhance business value.

    • Learn how to approach DevOps.

    • Understand the importance of people and culture with DevOps transformation.

    • Discover how to approach bimodal from a strategy perspective.

    Lead the transformation
    • Understand the impact of cloud and edge services.
    • Learn how cloud can integrate with your existing IT infrastructure.
    • Discover the latest cloud computing technologies and trends that will enable digital business.

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access seven tracks, six spotlight tracks and the Senior Leadership Circle program, all designed to help I&O and cloud leaders meet the demands of the anywhere business. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    Disruptive Technologies and Trends

    Disruptive trends and technologies are challenging for incumbent enterprises, forcing them to rethink their business models to support and enable business initiatives. This track explores the balance between ensuring operational stability and tapping into emerging trends and technologies.

    Track B

    Cloud Migration Strategies

    Enterprise IT has embraced the concept of multicloud as an accepted delivery model for many enterprise applications. This track explores concerns about how best to balance between cloud computing as “the answer” and cloud computing as one of many options for IT to support the business.

    Track C

    Anywhere Infrastructures

    The pace and scope of the digital era requires robust, secure, resilient, on-demand infrastructure that scales to meet rapidly changing customer needs anywhere and at any time. This track explores how to develop on-demand infrastructures anywhere to meet modern digital business needs.

    Track D

    Cloud and Operations Management

    Modern, cloud-based applications and infrastructure are increasingly distributed, fragmented and complex, creating a management nightmare. This track focuses on new approaches to managing workloads and operations, wherever they are, based on the concepts of systems observability.

    Track E

    Impact and Evolution of Edge Environments

    I&O leaders must be willing to rethink the technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads, including IoT, cloud and edge environments. This track focuses on how edge will impact I&O decisions and strategies.

    Track F

    Delivering the Right Workloads — Anywhere

    I&O leaders must redefine the mission of IT operations to focus on delivering positive, secure, business outcomes. This track focuses on the infrastructure and operational processes, technologies and human capabilities that enable rapid development and delivery of workloads and applications for the business.

    Track G

    Staffing and Leadership

    Leadership matters now more than ever. New roles demand a view across infrastructure, software and services, focused on delivering maximum customer and business value. This track focuses on the need for essentialism in leadership today, while tapping into new key roles across the organization.

    Track H

    Technical Insights

    These technical insights sessions are designed for drill-down analysis of critical topics within the I&O and cloud strategies arena, presented by Gartner for Technical Professionals experts.

    Spotlight Track

    I&O Security and Infrastructure Resilience

    I&O security is a critical component of an effective I&O infrastructure to support operational resilience, security and compliance. This track focuses on guiding I&O leaders to manage and defend their increasingly anywhere organizations from exposures and threats, while integrating security, recovery and compliance best practices into day-to-day processes.

    Spotlight Track

    Automation

    Automation promises significant cost savings, quality and speed improvements, but realizing those benefits requires effective action plans. This track guides I&O leaders in executing an automation strategy by identifying required processes, skills and technologies.

    Spotlight Track

    DevOps and Agile

    To accelerate development and enable continuous delivery of customer value, organizations need to reach the next level in their agile and DevOps practices. I&O leaders must actively focus on value stream management to maximize flow, improve delivery efficiency and drive innovation.

    Spotlight Track

    Cost Optimization

    A critical focus for I&O leaders, optimizing costs and assuring funding is allocated to the right things is a critical part of managing I&O effectively. Recent times and the emerging new normal makes this a challenge to many: how to keep costs down and optimize operational costs, both on-premises and off, while growing.

    Spotlight Track

    Midsize Enterprise

    Midsize enterprises face many of the same challenges as large organizations but have a fraction of the resources with which to execute. Small teams of IT versatilists, limited budgets and small-scale environments make certain strategies and tactics universally beneficial. Dedicated sessions and networking opportunities in this track are designed with your scale and operational environment in mind.

    Senior Leadership Circle

    Created for the most senior infrastructure and operations leaders, the Senior Leadership Circle is a unique opportunity to engage with Gartner experts as well as your I&O peers and attend recommended sessions to optimize your conference experience. An application to participate is required. As part of this program, we suggest attending the sessions in the Staffing and Leadership track as well as sessions exclusive to the program.

    Return to in-person conferences

    As vaccination programs continue to rapidly accelerate in many countries around the world, we are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Gartner conferences later this year.

    Gartner will hold in-person conferences only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of attendees, exhibitors, partners and our associates. These criteria include adhering to national government and health agency guidelines in countries where the vaccine is readily available to the majority of the population, in addition to taking all practical actions on-site.

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