3 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at Gartner’s I&O Conference 2021

Annerieke Kortier
Annerieke KortierContent marketing manager
4 min read

We are excited to announce that we are joining this year’s Gartner® IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference event - happening from November 22nd to November 23rd - as a Platinum Exhibitor!  

What is Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference? 

Before we dive into the agenda, let’s first have a look at the basics: what exactly is Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference EMEA?

The Gartner I&O conference is a virtual conference during which industry leaders are sharing their insights, learnings and thoughts on everything related to - you guessed it - IT infrastructure, Operations & Cloud strategies. More specifically, this year’s theme is Transform Infrastructure and Operations to Empower the Anywhere Business, naturally, as  - accelerated by the pandemic - businesses all over the world have been forced to drastically rethink how they do business. Infrastructure and Operations leaders needed to change plans quickly so that companies could move swiftly into a fully remote or hybrid workforce - while at the same time keeping their systems operational and reliable. 

During this 2-day conference, you can gain inspiration from other I&O industry leaders and connect with peers by joining keynotes, roundtables, ‘ask the expert’ sessions, one-on-one meetings and much more. Also, for your convenience, Gartner offers so-called tracks and spotlight tracks. These tracks, such as disruptive technologies and trends, cloud migration strategies, and cloud journey, provide you with a specific agenda containing sessions that fit your top priorities and interests. You can find more about these tracks here.  

 3 things to check at Gartner I&O 

Now that we’ve discussed the practical things, if your top priorities are monitoring and observability, here are three sessions you don't want to miss: 

How Accenture Powers Automation Through Observability and StackState’s 4T Data Model - Monday, November 22 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CET 

Luke Higgins, Managing Director for Growth Markets Automations and Assets at Accenture, and Koushik Vijayaraghavan, Global Asset Engineering & Architecture Lead, Accenture India Lead for Intelligent Automation, Agile and DevOps at Accenture 

 Accenture’s vision for value-led, business-aligned operations applies ML, Automation & Observability to help cloud-hosted and on-premise systems diagnose and heal themselves. Learn how Accenture’s myWizard® platform, used by 100,000+ practitioners at more than 3000 companies, applies an advanced 4T Observability data model to automate self-healing capabilities, achieve up to 70% reduction in tickets, and realize up to 85% reduction in problem resolution time. 

Monitoring and Observability in a Hybrid Cloud World - Tuesday, November 23 / 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM CET 

Featuring Padraig Byrne, Sr Director Analyst at Gartner 

If you are looking to get a more general understanding of observability in a hybrid cloud world, we would recommend this session with Padraig Byrne. Now that many organizations are adopting multi-cloud environments, containers and microservices, migrating existing monitoring infrastructure into a hybrid architecture comes with many challenges: from frustrated end users to large gaps in visibility. Join this session to understand how you can use modern monitoring and observability tools to get a better understanding of your environments.  

Save 85% in Time Spent on Root Cause Analysis with Topology-Based Observability – Tuesday, November 23 / 1:10 PM – 1:25 PM CET 

Mark Arts, Senior Solutions Engineer at StackState  Room: exhibitor session room 1 

You have plenty of tools. Now you need unified insights. 

StackState gives IT Operations teams a new dimension of visibility to improve the health, performance, and reliability of cloud and hybrid environments. Based on our unique 4T Data Model, we have 3 superpowers that help you: 

  1. Correlate topology with telemetry at every point in time  

  2. Find root cause and see impact fast 

  3. Detect and fix problems before they affect the business

Join this session to learn how you can use topology-based observability to (1) spend 85% less time on root cause analysis and (2) detect and fix problems before they become issues.

Let’s meet at #GartnerIO 

Are you already joining the Gartner 2021 IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference EMEA? We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Join one of our favorite sessions above, or visit our booth at here. If you don’t have a ticket yet but would like to join, you can still sign up for the conference here. PS: if you sign up now, you can save $475 on your ticket with the code QUICKSAVE. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 

Gartner analysts will provide additional analysis on cloud strategies and infrastructure and operations trends at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference in EMEA taking place virtually from 22-23 November 2021. Follow news and updates from these conferences on Twitter using #GartnerIO.

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