Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2017
December 4 — 7 / Las Vegas, NV

Achieve the enterprise agility a digital future demands


A strong I&O team lies at the center of every successful digital business. At Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2017, you’ll learn how to optimize technology, culture and leadership to make better decisions, prioritize initiatives and link I&O strategies to the goals of your business.

Guided by the latest insight from Gartner and your I&O peers, this year’s event will explore what makes a successful strategy — from cloud and IoT, to AI and machine learning. You’ll discover how to plan for — and capitalize on — emerging technologies such as containers, flash, microservices and serverless computing, and new operational processes such as DevOps.



Meaningful Networking

Interact with more than 2,500 of your end-user I&O peers to gain firsthand insight from those facing similar challenges.


How-To Guidance

Pose tough questions to evaluate new methods with 60+ Gartner analysts, guest experts and peers.


Real-World Solutions

Meet with technology providers to assess options, demo solutions and solve your pressing challenges.

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Full Agenda: Choose from eight conference tracks or six Spotlight tracks, journeys developed with sessions chosen from across the agenda.

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TRACK A

Cloud Strategies

Explore how to strike the right balance between value and risk — both real and imagined — in developing a successful cloud strategy.

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TRACK B

Multisource, Multilocation Data Center

Focus on the planning, sourcing and delivery of on‑premises and external solutions and services.

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TRACK C

Infrastructure Agility

Develop Mode 2 of bimodal IT by rethinking the technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads, including IoT.

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TRACK D

Reinvigorating the Core

How to support Mode 1 of bimodal IT, server, data warehouse, storage, network, facilities, virtualization and consolidation while simultaneously implementing agile Mode 2 mobile strategies amid the proliferation of data.

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TRACK E

IT Operations and DevOps

Explore how IT operations management leaders and their teams must deliver reliable existing systems while navigating the changes needed to support new digital workloads.

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TRACK F

Business Continuity, Recovery and Governance

Examine key aspects of business continuity, recovery and governance, revealing why businesses that fail to create effective BCM programs risk catastrophic disruptions.

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TRACK G

Cost Optimization

Discover how I&O leaders can work with their business counterparts to design cost optimization programs that align with the long-term goals of the business.

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TRACK H

Leadership and Cultural Transformation

See why cultural-change leadership matters now more than ever — exploring the drivers of culture, how it influences goals and objectives, and how workplace factors affect it.

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SPOTLIGHT TRACKS

Hone in on a particular hot topic highlighted across the agenda

  • Software-Defined Everything/Anything
  • Infrastructure & Operations for the Midsize Enterprise
  • Securing the Data Center of Tomorrow
  • Emerging Strategies for Tomorrow’s IT
  • Diversity in IT
  • Senior Executive Circle

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Analyst Spotlight

Session Highlights

Our Gartner analysts are your resident experts. Take a look at some of our most popular sessions with these top analysts.

  • David J. Cappuccio: Top Trends
  • Bob Gill: Data Center Infrastructure
  • Milind Govekar: Cloud

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Don’t miss these hot topics!


Servers, storage and networking

Data center (on-premises versus off-premises, cloud, colocation)


Data center security and disaster recovery

XaaS, including BaaS, DRaaS, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS


Containers and microservers

Software-defined, hyperconvergence and IT infrastructure agility


Flash, machine learning and IoT

IT operations management, DevOps and DevSecOps

Prepare to be inspired.

Our roster of guest keynotes, experienced practitioners and Gartner analysts are the experts in their areas of focus.

Learn more about our inspiration guest speakers here.


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Chris Riddell

Global Futurist


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Tom Koulopoulos

President and Founder, Delphi Group

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Dan Ariely

Co-Founder and Partner
Irrational Innovations

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Admiral James Stavridis

US Navy (Ret.)

Gartner Experts

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David Cappuccio

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst

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Dave Russell

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst

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Mike Chuba

Managing Vice President

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Sheila Childs

Managing Vice President

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Katherine Lord

Managing Vice President

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Bob Gill

Vice President

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Thomas J. Bittman

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst

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Milind Govekar

Vice President

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Neil MacDonald

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst

Find solutions for your most pressing tech needs.

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Join us in Las Vegas!


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Accommodations

The Venetian Las Vegas


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Getting Here

Located on the world-famous Las Vegas strip, less than three miles from McCarran International Airport

Summary
Event
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference
Location
The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South,Las Vegas,NV-89109
Starting on
December 4, 2017
Ending on
December 7, 2017
Description
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2017 is the premier gathering for senior IT and business leaders, offering a depth and breadth of I&O topic coverage unavailable at any other event. This year, 60+ members of the Gartner I&O analyst team will present fresh, research-based content and actionable, unbiased advice—all designed to accelerate decision-making, prioritize your initiatives and link I&O strategies to the goals of the business.