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Mike Chuba

Mike Chuba

Managing Vice President

Mike Chuba is a Managing Vice President in the Infrastructure and Operations group within Gartner’s IT Leaders research area. His primary responsibilities include managing the Compute/Server team and research delivery.

Mr. Chuba has covered the data center and large-system marketplace for Gartner for the past 34 years, with specific focus on the IBM mainframe market. Mr. Chuba assists clients with their mainframe strategy and mainframe procurements. He has been the chair of Gartner’s U.S. Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference since 1999.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Chuba was a teacher of mathematics and statistics at Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport.


Years of Experience:

  • 35 years in total with Gartner
  • 35 years in IT industry

Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address:

  • How does the proposal for an IBM mainframe compare with other deals?
  • What is the current status of the mainframe market?
  • What is the future of the IBM mainframe?
  • When does it make sense to invest or further invest in mainframes?
  • What should be an organization’s mainframe strategy?

Roles That Need My Research:

  • Anyone involved in the procurement and management of an IBM mainframe environment

Top Key Initiatives I Cover:

  • Infrastructure Modernization
  • Infrastructure Agility
  • Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Common Inquiries I Address:

  • What is the right price to pay for an IBM mainframe?
  • Where is IBM going with the mainframe?
  • What should be my IBM mainframe strategy?
  • Should I migrate off the mainframe?
  • When does Linux on the mainframe make sense?
Sunday, December 3, 2017 / 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Conference Orientation: How to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

In this session, the conference chairs will provide attendees with an early glimpse into what they can expect over the course of the event, and provide some insight into the Gartner research constructs and methodologies that will be presented at the conference, as well as how to take best advantage of all the pertinent offerings while here at the event. This session is perfect for first-time attendees, but also useful to those who may not have been to the event recently.

Monday, December 4, 2017 / 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Welcome Address

Welcome address for the conference by the conference co-chairs.

Monday, December 4, 2017 / 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Senior Executive Circle Lunch: 2018 CIO Agenda: Implications to I&O

Each year Gartner conducts the industry's largest CIO survey, this year with over 3,100 respondents from around the world. This session shares the results of the most recent survey, scheduled to complete in October, 2017, and offers insights in to what those of us infrastructure and operations can do to better align with and support the goals and objectives of the head of IT.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

How to Get the Most From Your IBM Mainframe Investment

Fueled by the introduction of its latest generation of hardware, IBM is promoting the on-going relevance and importance of the mainframe platform. This session provides a snapshot into IBM’s strategies and what strategies users can employ to get the maximum return on their mainframe investment.
Key issues:
• What's the short-term and long-term future of the IBM mainframe?
• How will IBM's 2017 mainframe announcements affect the market?
• When will it make sense for current IBM mainframe customers to migrate to the newest product family or away from the platform entirely?

Thursday, December 7, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Closing Keynote: Interactive Polling Results From the Event

A review of some of the more impactful and/or surprising results from the 2016 Gartner Data Center Conference live polling results. This is a great chance to see what your peers were thinking in the sessions that you were not able to attend.

Meet the analysts face to face.