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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. Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Summit is the premier gathering for senior IT and business leaders, offering a depth and breadth of I&O topic coverage unavailable at any other event. Read the recent Gartner interview on everything I&O

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The Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • Head of I&O
  • I&O strategy & planning
  • CIOs & CTOs
I&O Executives and Strategists
Roles Include:
  • Infrastructure management
  • Data center management
  • Servers & Storage
  • Network & Communications
  • Infrastructure architect
Data Center & IT Infrastructure
Roles include:
  • IT operations
  • IT Service Management
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Application Management & Support
  • DevOps
  • I&O analytics and AI-driven Ops
IT Operations Management
Architects & Project leaders involved in:
  • Cloud
  • Mobile
  • IoT
  • Virtualization
  • Enduser computing
I&O Architects & Project Leaders

What You Will Learn


  • Develop a “cloud-first” organization. Strike the right balance between value and risk in developing a successful cloud strategy.
  • Simultaneously, apply a bimodal strategy that delivers both core services and enables agility to navigate changes needed to support new digital workloads.
  • Recalibrate I&O's role to lead the charge as an effective leader for the digital age.
  • Develop strong leadership capabilities that minimize the risk of “shadow IT” and transform I&O roles, skills and culture for the digital business environment. 
  • Successfully connect people, business and things using mobile, smart machines, AI, IoT and Cloud.
  • Rethink technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads.
  • Get ahead of the rising role of edge infrastructure initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Determine what role virtualized and software-defined networks will play in your enterprise.

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Features & Benefits


  • Network with Peers: A community of over 650 of I&O and data center professionals.
  • Agenda: Focused on Connecting Leadership, Partnership and Technology. Helping you and your teams to strengthen core capabilities and prepare for the digital future.
  • Tracks: Topics spanning from Cloud, Infrastructure Agility, Operations, Leadership, Digital Workplace and Technology at the Edge, Security, Emerging Strategies and Cost Optimization
  • Magic Quadrants: Brand-new 2017 MQs including  Datacenter Outsourcing & Hybrid Infrastructure Management; Cloud IaaS; Datacenter Networking; Hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Keynotes: Brimming with inspiration from the world’s top innovators and leadership experts.
  • Case Studies: End user present leading-edge case studies and share practical examples of putting I&O leadership, partnership and technology into practice.
  • 25+ Gartner Analysts: presenting select research, targeted to your priorities and provide you with the most personal guidance and advise possible in analyst one-on-one meetings.
  • 40+ Solution Providers: Meet with today’s leading and emerging I&O solution providers under one roof. Find out more about innovative solutions on the showfloor

What's Included


  • Network with Peers: Join more than 650 I&O professionals who will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.  Get the details
  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: 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. 
  • Ask the Analyst: These are small, interactive sessions focused on specific topics; ask the analyst direct questions and get answers live.
  • Workshops and Roundtables: Intimate workshops and roundtables provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment. 
  • Gartner Essentials: These sessions provide core Gartner content that is critical for all I&O professionals
  • Gartner for Technical Professionals: These sessions offer in-depth and technical research, and provide how-to guidance that is focused on technical planning, architecture and design, technical product evaluation, and overall project execution.
  • Exhibitor access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions. Find out more about innovative solutions on the showfloor
  • 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. 
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions. 
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group.  
  • One year access to  Events On Demand
  • Agenda planning with Gartner App
  • Special Benefits for Alumni

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Agenda

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2017 Conference Tracks

  • Cloud 
  • IT Operations 
  • Infrastructure Agility
  • I&O Leadership
  • Digital Workplace and Technology at the Edge

Virtual tracks:
(suggested sessions across the agenda based on following topics)
  • Emerging Strategies for Tomorrow’s IT
  • Securing the Data Center of Tomorrow
  • Best Practices for I&O Cost Optimization

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2017 Hot Topics

  • Defining and implementing your enterprise Cloud strategy 
  • Best practices in Cloud Management
  • Colocation & Outsourcing
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Preparing IT Operations for Digital Business
  • DevOps and AIOps
  • Analytics and Automation 
  • The Evolution of the Service Desk
  • Containers and Micro Services
  • Data Center in 2020
  • Hybrid and Bimodal IT
  • Software-defined infrastructure
  • Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
  • Mobile and endpoint technologies enabling the Digital Workplace
  • The move to user centric, contextual services powered by AI
  • The role of Cloud in End User Services
  • The rising role of Edge Computing
  • Attracting, developing and retaining IT personnel
  • Changing the IT culture
  • Cloud and SaaS economics
  • Balancing short and long term cost optimization efforts 

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"The event has been very informative and has added value to my organization in form of understanding what is happening in this arena. The speakers have been topical and to the point. A worthwhile conference."

- 2015 Attendee

Optimize Your Attendance


You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones*
  • Analyst User RoundTables*
  • Workshops*
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Reception and Evening Entertainment
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program
  • Access to Gartner Events on Demand for one year

*  Please note: Places are limited and registration is required - first come first served basis



Speakers

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. 

Review: Gartner Analysts Covering your I&O and data center specific focus areas

Interview with Gartner analysts Dave Russell and Mike Chuba

Featured Speakers

Keynotes

Guest Speakers

End User Case Study

Gartner Analysts & Speakers

Exhibitors

Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of IT Infrastructure & Operations

The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & 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. 
  • Find out how you can interact with our exhibitors

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Venue & Travel

London, UK

Venue

InterContinental London - The O2
Waterview Drive
London, United Kingdom - SE10 0TW


Accommodations & Privacy Advisory


Gartner has been made aware that service providers, such as Exhibition Housing Management, have contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services and/or sell copies of the confidential attendee list.  

Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone.  

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