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The Power of Connection: Leadership, Partnership and Technology

Connectivity is the principal driver of digital business. A powerful enabler of speed, scale and agility. As an I&O leader and data center professional with an eye on the future, it’s up to you to make connectivity a reality for your organization, linking growing technology capabilities to deep cultural transformation and your own personal I&O leadership. But where do you start?

  • You must architect a cloud-centric infrastructure and forge a path to the IT future that meets the needs of the business.
  • You must link business and IT initiatives to seize digital opportunity becoming a champion of creativity and collaboration between I&O and business leaders.
  • Reskill the workforce to ensure an agile future, embracing new roles, skills and relationships.

Join us at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Summit 2018, 8 - 9 May in Mumbai, and develop the vital connections between technologies, relationships and cultural influences, with a special focus on leadership in every I&O role. Guided by the latest Gartner findings and inputs from I&O leaders around the world, next year’s event will present fresh, research-based content with actionable, unbiased advise.

The IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • IT Tech Services Operations
  • Data Center Facilities
  • Critical Facilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Engineering
IT Operations & Facilities
Roles Include:
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Infrastructure Engineer 
  • Servers & Storage
  • Distributed Server & Storage
  • Enterprise Storage Manager
  • Storage & Backup Operations
Servers, Storage & Backup/Recovery
Roles Include:
  • Desktop Engineering & Operations
  • End User Computing
  • Client Computing Operations
  • End User Computing Manager; I&O
  • Cloud Practice Director
  • Cloud Service Creation Lead
  • Cloud Ops
  • Domain Leader, Cloud
Mobile, Cloud & Desktop Virtualization
Roles Include:
  • Network Services
  • Enterprise Network Engineering & Delivery
  • Network Engineer
  • Principal Network Architect
  • Telecomm Network Analyst
  • Data Center Services
  • Virtualization Engagement
  • Change Management
Data Center Networking

What You Will Learn

  • Strike the right balance between value and risk in developing a successful cloud strategy
  • Rethink technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads
  • Successfully connect people, business and things using mobile, smart machines, AI, IoT and cloud 
  • Recalibrate I&O’s role to lead the charge as an effective leader for the digital age
  • Get ahead of the rising role of edge infrastructure initiatives
  • Effectively balance short and long-term cost optimization to deliver business outcomes

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Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities.
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meeting: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you'd like to discuss.
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours.
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions.
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment.
  • Exhibitor access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions. 
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. 
  • Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers. 
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group.
  • Network with Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.

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What's Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We are preparing our 2018 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks for I&O leaders. View these items in the meantime:

Benefits of attending

  • Discover the latest trends and their impact: AI, edge computing, Serverless computing, DevOps…
  • Exchange ideas about your cloud, IoT and mobile strategy with 19 Gartner analysts and 400 of your I&O peers
  • Boost your ability to apply DevOps, optimize cost, or create an agile infrastructure
  • Arm yourself for choosing and negotiating with megavendors and cloud providers
  • Execute against your I&O strategy with 30, 60 and 90-day how-to action steps included in every Gartner analyst presentation
  • Elevate your leadership and learn how to communicate better, foster disruption, and drive change in processes, technologies, and culture

Value in Attending

  • Link I&O and business strategies
  • Execute a hybrid cloud solution
  • Optimize your infrastructure cost
  • Lead your organization through digital transformation
  • Better understand and manage your IT infrastructure risks

Hot topics

  • Hyperconvergence
  • Serverless Computing
  • IOT's impact on I&O
  • DevOps
  • AI for I&O
  • I&O Automation
  • IT Service Mgmt
  • Cloud Office Suites
  • Digital Workplace Programs
  • Future of endpoint management
  • Reskill the I&O workforce
  • Mastering Difficult Decisions
  • Culture of I&O

Key Take-Aways From the 2017 Conference

More than 450+ attendees participated in on-site benefits, heard the latest I&O presentations from the Gartner Research community on today’s most pressing topics, attended workshops run by expert analysts and industry leaders, heard real-life experiences during peer case studies, engaged in analyst-user roundtables and one-on-one meetings with Gartner analysts, and checked out the latest solutions at the Solution Showcase. 

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:
Admission to all Keynote sessions

  • Two (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones
  • Analyst-User RoundTables*
  • Workshops*
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Networking Receptions
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

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* pre-registration required


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge, and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 


Highlighted Speakers

  • Partha Iyengar
    Partha Iyengar

    VP Distinguished Analyst


  • Milind Govekar
    Milind Govekar

    Managing VP


  • Rakesh Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar

    Managing VP


What We Hear About Our Speakers

"The event was useful in terms of new technology trends and knowledge about products which we use that helped me in understanding our problems/issues in Data Center Operations."


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data Center

The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

Mumbai, India


Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel 
#2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400 087 
Tel: +91 22 6692 7777

The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, a Marriott Luxury and Lifestyle Hotel, is one of the largest convention centers in the city. It is located in close proximity to both the domestic and international airports and also the important business hubs of Mumbai.
Perched on the banks of Lake Powai, the hotel offers a luxury retreat in the heart of India's most vibrant cities.  The hotel features winding walkways, lush gardens and 600 beautifully designed rooms and suites which offer sweeping views of Mumbai.



Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel
2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 400 087