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The Power of Connection: Leading In the Era of Digital Business

Digital is transforming more than just the enterprise. It’s making traditional infrastructure and operations models obsolete, challenging I&O leaders to rethink traditional technologies, processes and relationships. At Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2018, April 3 – 4 in São Paulo you will learn how to:

  • Top technology trends will impact orgarnizations.
  • 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

The Summit is designed for professionals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • CEOs, CIOs, CFOs
  • Head of I&O
  • I&O Strategy & Planning

IT Executives
Roles Include:
  • IT Infrastructure Director
  • Datacenter Director
  • Network Manager
  • Comms Manager
Datacenter & IT Infrastructure
Roles Include:
  • IT Operations
  • IT Service Management
  • IT Service Delivery
  • IT service Desk Manager
  • Application Support
  • DevOps Manager
IT Operations
Roles Include:
  • Enterprise Architects
  • IT Strategists/Planners
  • CTO
  • I&O Project Managers
IT Leaders

What You Will Learn

  • Get live access to the latest Gartner research for I&O leaders
  • Discover the latest trends and their impact: AI, edge computing, DevSECOps…
  • Exchange ideas about your cloud, IoT and mobile strategy with 14 Gartner analysts and 800 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

Features & Benefits

  • 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
  • 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: +800 of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives

What's Included

  • Access to our analysts 
  • Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator
  • Special benefits for Alumni

Learn more about pricing & registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions here


We're preparing our 2018 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest I&O topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.

Key Takeaways From the 2017 Conference

More than 700 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  ask the analyst sessions and one-on-one meetings with Gartner analysts, and checked out the latest solutions at the Solution Showcase.  
"Very organized event in a great place, everything worked perfectly, the presentations were fast, which showed objectivity, it was my first participation and the central theme was well chosen."

- Luiz Gallo, CIO - COPASA

Optimize Your Attendance

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

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meeting  (30 min)
  • Ask to the analyst sessions*
  • Workshops*
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Networking lunch, refreshments and receptions

Sign-up to be among the first to receive our 2018 Agenda

* 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. 

Top 2017 Speakers

  • Henrique Cecci
    Henrique Cecci

    Conference Chairman and Research Director


  • Ricardo Amorim
    Ricardo Amorim


  • Donald Feinberg
    Donald Feinberg

    Research VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

  • Claudio Neiva
    Claudio Neiva

    Diretor de Pesquisas


Conference Chairman

Henrique Cecci (6 years at Gartner, 32 years industry experience)
Henrique Cecci (6 years at Gartner, 32 years industry experience)

Gartner Research Director

Henrique Cecci is a Research Director in Gartner Research. His research focuses on infrastructure strategies, including on-premises, cloud, colocation, hybrid models and trends; data center standards, physical designs, retrofits, power/cooling, cost models, consolidation and migration strategies. Mr. Cecci's experience consists of more than 32 years in IT, including complex international businesses encompassing several industries. Mr. Cecci leads the research in data centers and cloud in Latin America, working with many companies and government departments in the region. He is one of the world's foremost experts on the development of core IT infrastructure in Latin America.

What We Hear About Our Speakers

"Great presentations, important to guide IT leaders to the right direction, great for updating, networking, and to change the way we think."

- Fabio Arruda, Telecommunications Specialist - Caixa Seguros


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Data Center

The Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations 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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Exhibitor Interactions

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Venue & Travel

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Summit 2018 will take place at the Sheraton Sao Paulo, WTC Hotel. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel
Nacoes Unidas Ave 12559
Brooklin Novo
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - 04578-903

Distance to Airports:
Congonhas Airport(CGH)

  • Travel Distance: Approximately 6.0 km/3.73 miles
Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
  • Travel Distance: Approximately 35.0 km/21.75 miles
Options for getting to and from the hotel include: 
  • Taxi (24 hours), 99 Taxi and Uber
  • Nearest train station: Berrini Station - Travel distance: Approximately: 600 meters