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The Premier Destination for Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Leaders

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2018 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. This year, 60+ members of the Gartner I&O analyst team will present fresh, research-based content and actionable, unbiased advice—all designed to accelerate decision-making, prioritize your initiatives and link I&O strategies to the goals of the business.

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

What You Will Learn

  • Apply a bimodal strategy that delivers both core services and enables agility.
  • Develop a "cloud-first" organization.
  • Transform I&O roles, skills and culture for the digital business environment. 
  • Anticipate and respond to emerging business disruption and security threats.
  • Determine what role virtualized and software-defined networks will play in your enterprise.
  • Develop strong leadership capabilities that minimize the risk of “shadow” IT.

Hear what attendees have said about what they learned.

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.
  • 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 plus an on-site orientation. 
  • 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. Get more details.
  • Network With Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives
  • Hospitality Suites: Evening receptions ideal for informal networking.

Network with your peers and our solutions providers - click to learn more.
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What's Included

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2018 agenda is not finalized yet. To get an idea of the type of content you can expect to see in the meantime, check out these materials from last year's conference: 

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2017 Conference Tracks

  • Cloud Strategies
  • Multi-Source, Multi-Location Data Center
  • Reinvigorating the Core
  • Infrastructure Agility
  • IT Operations and DevOps
  • Business Continuity, Recovery and Governance
  • Cost Optimization
  • Leadership and Cultural Transformation

Spotlight Tracks:
  • Software Defined Everything / Anything
  • Infrastructure & Operations for the Midsize Enterprise
  • Securing the Data Center of Tomorrow
  • Emerging Strategies for Tomorrow's IT
  • Senior Executive Circle
  • Diversity in IT

2017 Hot Topics

  • Emerging technologies and trends in I&O
  • Linking business and IT strategies and plans
  • Culture change
  • The impact of IoT on Infrastructure and Operations
  • Servers, storage and networking
  • Data center (on-premises versus off-premises, cloud, colocation)
  • XaaS, including BaaS, DRaaS, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Data center security
  • Containers and micro-services
  • Machine learning
"The quality of the speakers was excellent and the information presented was insightful for understanding the current and possible future direction of several components of the industry."

- Mel Pieper, VP of Operations Light Edge Solutions

"This event is very useful to see how and what other partners are doing to check if you are in the right path and to correct the one you are taking. For me this event has been wonderful."

- Antonio Perez, IT Infrastructure Manager Empresas Publicas de Medellin

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
  • Evening Receptions and Entertainment
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Program

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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.

Guest Keynote Speakers

  • Dan Ariely
    Dan Ariely

    Co-Founder and Partner

    Irrational Innovations

  • Tom Koulopoulos
    Tom Koulopoulos

    President and founder

    Delphi Group

  • Dave Russell
    Dave Russell

    VP and Distinguished Analyst, Conference Co-Chair


  • Mike Chuba
    Mike Chuba

    Managing Vice President


What We Hear About Our Speakers

"Best conference I attend each year!"

- Bill Conant, IT Technology Operation Services Section County of Maui

"A great event for me to continue my knowledge and growth. Fatntastic speakers and content. See you next year!"

- Nicholas Laine, Senior Infrastructure Architect Teranet


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Infrastructure & Operations

The conference 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.

  • For Attendees: Learn about the innovative solutions that will add the most value to your business.
  • For Exhibitors: 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

Las Vegas, Nevada


3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV, United States - 89109

From McCarran Airport Car Rental Center

  • Head north on Gilespie St toward E Arby Ave
  • Turn left onto Hidden Well Rd/E Maule Ave
  • Take the ramp onto I-15 N
  • Merge onto I-15 N
  • Take exit 39 to merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Turn right onto S Las Vegas Blvd and The Venetian and The Palazzo will be on your left

From Interstate 15
  • Take exit 39 to merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto Spring Mountain Rd
  • Turn right onto S Las Vegas Blvd and The Venetian and The Palazzo will be on your left


Please note: Gartner will be reserving a limited block of rooms at The Venetian at a discounted rate. Please check back for updates as they become available and the room block opens in July 2018.

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. 
Learn more on how to protect yourself from scamming attempts.