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Egham, UK, March 22, 2012 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces IT Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit 2012 in Europe

Conference to Be Held on June 12-13 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany

              Gartner, Inc. today announced its new conference, the Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit that will run from June 12 to 13 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. It will focus on the steps IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must take to harness social software, cloud computing and mobile computing in order to deliver and manage end-to-end services.

"Though new to audiences in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, this Summit builds on the firm foundation of the Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in the U.S., now in its sixth year," said Milind Govekar, managing vice president at Gartner. "We are launching this conference in Europe in response to growing demand from our clients to help them manage the move from virtualization to the cloud, deal with the rapidly changing business requirements and technologies of new projects, and improve service quality at lower prices.”

According to Gartner Executive Programs’ 2012 CIO Agenda worldwide survey of 2,335 CIOs in the fourth quarter of 2011, CIO's top three strategies for 2012 focus on delivering business solutions, reducing the cost of IT, and managing a flexible infrastructure. At the same time changes will be imposed on organizations by the need to migrate to Windows 7, the challenges of cloud computing for traditional models of IT operations, and the proliferation of mobile devices and services.

"Now is the time for I&O leaders to anticipate these changes and manage them proactively in order to deliver business benefits — as opposed to being driven by change in a constantly reactive mode," said Mr. Govekar.

Key presentations at the Summit will include:

Gartner Keynote:

Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2012: Will You Be Able to Manage Them (Before They Manage You)?
Milind Govekar, managing vice president, and Cameron Haight, research vice president, Gartner

Gartner Presentations:

Ten Steps to Building Private Cloud Services
Thomas Bittman, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner

How Big Data and Server Virtualization Have Changed Storage Management
Valdis Filks, research director, Gartner

Virtualizing Complex Workloads
Philip Dawson, research vice president, Gartner

Presentations led by Gartner analysts will be complemented by two guest keynote presentations, five end-user case studies, seven workshops, seven roundtable discussions and six solution provider sessions.

For further information on the Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2012 please visit Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerIOM. Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Laurence Goasduff at

About Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2012
The traditional “walled garden” approach of IT I&O of delivering and managing services will fall short of business expectations. I&O will have to re-invent itself into a service broker to provide agility, lower cost and drive efficiency in the business. The Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2012 will provide advice on how I&O can continue to stay relevant to the business, by harnessing and channeling the power of social networks, cloud and mobile computing to deliver and managed end-to-end services in a rapidly changing multi-sources environment.

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