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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 link business and IT initiatives to seize digital opportunity becoming a champion of creativity and collaboration between I&O and business leaders, and demonstrate the value of I&O
  • You must architect a cloud-centric infrastructure and forge a path to the IT future that meets the needs of the business
  • Reskill the workforce to ensure an agile future, embracing new roles, skills and relationships
  • You must understand the impact and navigate the landscape of emerging tools, technologies & delivery models

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, this 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:
  • Head of I&O
  • I&O Project leader
  • IT Leader
  • VP IT
  • GM IT
  • Head of Innovation​
IT Strategy & Planning
Roles Include:
  • Head of IT Operations
  • IT Service Manager
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Devops Manager​
IT Operations & Services
Roles Include:
  • Head of IT Infrastructure
  • Network Manager
  • Data center manager
  • Servers & Storage Managers
  • Business continuity & recovery 
IT Infrastructure & Data Center
Roles Include:
  • Cloud architects
  • Data center architects
  • Mobility architects
  • Solution architects
  • Senior Consultants
Enterprise Architecture

What You Will Learn

  • Develop a “cloud-first” organization. Strike the right balance between value and risk in developing a successful cloud strategy.
  • Discover the latest trends around AIOps, edge computing, Serverless computing, DevOps, IoT, Machine learning and much more  
  • Effectively balance short and long-term cost optimization to deliver business outcomes
  • Secure your organization’s I&O environment against emerging business disruption and the evolving security threats landscape.
  • Develop strong leadership capabilities, and transform I&O roles, skills and culture for the digital business environment
  • Understand the pros- and cons of different hosting models and the impact of advanced architectural approaches on your I&O strategy
  • Leverage digital workplace to enable new and effective ways of working, raises employee engagement and agility, and exploit the consumer-oriented technologies and work styles

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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. 
  • Network with Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Agenda tracks

  • Track A: IT Infrastructure: Modernize Your Infrastructure for Business Agility
  • Tracks B: IT Operations: Optimize IT Operations for the Digital Business
  • Track C: Digital Workplace: Transform the Digital Workplace Using Mobile and Endpoint Strategies
  • Track D: Strategy, Leadership, and Culture: Influence Stakeholders, Articulate Business Value
  • Spotlight Track - Cloud Computing: Define and Implement your enterprise cloud strategy
  • Spotlight Track - Cost optimization: Budget, Track and Reduce I&O costs

2018 Hot Topics

  • Innovations in Hyperconvergence
  • Serverless Computing
  • IOT’s Impact on I&O
  • I&O Automation
  • DevOps and AIOps
  • Digital Workplace Programs
  • Cloud Office Suites
  • I&O Cost Optimization
  • Reskill the I&O Workforce
  • Organizational Structure for Cloud
  • Define and Implement your enterprise cloud strategy
  • Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery
  • Storage in 2022
  • Containers and microservices
  • Mobile and end-point technologies enabling the Digital Workplace
  • Software-defined networking


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. 


Featured Speakers


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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  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit. 



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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