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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.

Video: Watch Santhosh Rao, Research Director at Gartner, explains why Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Summit 2018 is a must-attend conference for IT Leaders in India.

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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What's Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Agenda tracks

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


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.

  • Learn more about the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us to learn more about opportunities to exhibit. 



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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.

The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel is offering competitive rates to attendees of the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Centre Summit in May 2018.  Room rates are INR 8446 plus applicable taxes per night (room rate only). A credit card is required to secure your booking and pre-payment of one night is required. In order to book your room please click on the link below and you will be taken to the Renaissance Hotel’s dedicated room booking page for Gartner attendees.   

Book your group rate for Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summit - May 2018

For any queries regarding your hotel booking pre or post the event please call the Renaissance Hotel on + 91 (0)22 6692 7176. 

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

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

The hotel is close to famous Mumbai landmarks including the Gateway of India and the Hanging Gardens.  Head south from the hotel to Fashion Street or spend a day visiting the Sanjay Gandhi National Park; the Renaissance Hotel is ideally located for business and leisure. 
The hotel offers complementary on-site parking & complementary valet parking (valet parking is at owners risk). 
Getting to Renaissance Mumbai Convention Center Hotel from the Mumbai Airport. 
From the airport, traveling north on the Western Express highway, turn right on the Sahar road, then left. From Sakinaka proceed to Larsen & Toubro junction. Continue straight beyond signal and L&T gate No.1. Take the first right. The hotel is beside Chinmayanand Ashram.

By Taxi 
Mumbai Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Center Hotel. The journey normally takes around 30 - 45 minutes and costs approximately INR 500 (UBER and Ola) and INR 1200 for prepaid taxi services from the airport.

From the airport, traveling north on the Western Express highway, turn right on the Sahar road, then left. From Sakinaka proceed to Larsen & Toubro junction. Continue straight beyond traffic signal and L&T gate No.1. Take the first right. The hotel is beside Chinmayanand Ashram. 
Other Transportation
Nearest Bus Station to the hotel:
Borivali Bus Depot    9.9 miles N 
Nearest Subway Stations to the hotel:
Mumbai Metro - Ghatkopar    7 miles W 
Mumbai Metro - Saki Naka    2.7 miles S 
Nearest Train Stations to the hotel:
Andheri    3.4 miles SW 
Kanjurmarg    3.7 miles NE 
For more details : http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/bombr-renaissance-mumbai-convention-centre-hotel/


In case you require alternative accommodation, the following options are available: 
Meluha The Fern 
Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai Mumbai - 400076 
Maharashtra, India 
Contact: +91 22 3917 8077
Ramada Powai 
Saki Vihar Road, Powai Mumbai - 400095 
Maharashtra, India 
Contact : +91 22 6777 6000
The Rodas-An Ecotel Hotel 
Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens Mumbai – 400076 
Maharashtra, India 
Contact: +91 22 6693 6969
Please Note: Gartner has not reserved rooms or negotiated special rates with the above properties.