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Milind Govekar

Milind Govekar

Vice President

Milind Govekar is a Chief of Research with Gartner’s Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) Research. He researches and sets the direction and framework for worldwide integrative research across all I&O aspects, such as, cloud computing, AI & Machine Learning, automation, performance and availability management, I&O agility, IoT management, “Serverless” infrastructure, IT infrastructure and IT service management. He is often invited to be a keynote speaker at events globally, and has led several projects, such as, conference chair for Gartner global I&O events. He frequently works with and advises executives, globally, in large and small enterprises, investors, governments, technology and service providers.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Govekar has been involved in multiple areas of IT for the past 30 years: as a IT Design Authority for UK Electricity Deregulation project, as a IT Operations leader, project manager, consultant, software developer, IT architect and analyst. His experience covers all areas of Infrastructure & Operations, program management, technology advisor to CIOs, leading advanced technology projects, leading and managing global teams and training, working for consultancies, end-user organisations and software vendors.


Years of Experience:

  • 20 years in total with Gartner
  • 34 years in IT industry
  • 5 years in Energy & Utilities industry

Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address:

  • Cloud computing, cloud management strategies and best practices
  • I&O Automation
  • Serverless infrastructure
  • IT service management best practices
  • Performance, capacity and IT financial management strategies and markets

Roles That Need My Research:

  • End user: Senior IT leaders & executives (decision makers – e.g., CIO, CTO, VP Infrastructure & Operations, data center directors)
  • End user: Cloud service architects, cloud service managers, cloud orchestration specialists, automation architects
  • End user: IT infrastrcuture & operations architects
  • End user: IT operations system administrators
  • End user: Data center and IT operations managers
  • Vendor: Executives (including CEO, CTO and BU managers)
  • Vendor: VPs, directors and managers of software product
  • Vendor: Product/solution architects
  • Vendor: Marketing executives and managers
  • Vendor: Sales executives (product positioning, competitive understanding, end-user priorities and needs)
  • Vendor: Service managers (product deployment, product integrations, product architectures)

Top Key Initiatives I Cover:

  • Infrastructure and Operations Leaders
  • Optimize IT Operations and DevOps to Drive Business Value
  • Cloud Computing
  • Infrastructure Agility
  • Artificial Intelligence
Monday, December 4, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Gartner Keynote: An Infrastructure and Operations Vision for 2018 and Beyond

I&O's ability to participate and contribute to their organizations digital initiatives needs I&O leadership, not just management. It's time to make I&O digital business platform-ready. Many I&O leaders are at the stage where they need to understand how I&O must help deliver and support digital business platforms. Learn how "Platform Thinking" – ecosystems, data-driven trust, resource-orchestration and bimodal IT – will transform I&O. Discover the leadership capabilities I&O leaders will need to build.

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

Is Cloud Computing Building or Destroying Your Infrastructure and Operations?

It has been more than a decade since cloud computing emerged. Digital business is accelerating cloud adoption, with some I&O organisations being at the periphery of this adoption. Learn where cloud computing is complementary and competing with I&O and how I&O organisations should evolve to accommodate and thrive in this environment.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Exclusive Roundtable for Senior Executive Circle: I&O Leadership Vision in the Digital Age

I&O leadership vision has to accommodate agility as one of the key goals to enable and support enterprise digital initiatives. Discuss and learn from your colleagues how this can become part of the I&O culture, going forward.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Roundtable: I&O Automation Reality Check

This roundtable will discuss where automation is providing value in I&O and where it is not. Please participate and share your ideas of where you see automation in your organisation today, and how will it evolve in the future.

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