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The Art of Influence: Optimizing Costs and Leading Transformation

This summit focuses on providing practical, actionable advice to help ITAM, procurement, financial management and vendor management professionals to lead the change required to deliver innovation, cost optimization and collaboration in their organizations.

The IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Software Asset Managers
IT Asset Managers
Roles Include:
  • Heads of IT Procurement
  • IT Procurement Managers/Directors
  • IT Contract Managers/Directors
  • IT Sourcing Managers
  • IT Category Managers/Buyers
  • Software Procurement Managers
  • IT Directors/Managers
IT Procurement and Sourcing
Roles Include:
  • Vendor Relationship Managers/Directors
  • Vendor Performance Managers
  • Vendor Risk Managers
  • Vendor Contract Managers
  • Supplier Managers
IT Vendor Management
Roles Include:
  • IT Finance Managers/Directors
  • IT Budget Managers/Directors
  • CFOs, CIOs, IT focused COOs
  • Financial Analysts
IT Finance

What You Will Learn


  • Optimizing software deals and protecting your investments
  • Negotiate with the mega-vendors and effectively manage them
  • Ensuring readiness for and effective management of software vendor audits
  • Using effective contract negotiation tactics to optimize short and long term costs
  • Identifying, monitoring, and mitigating vendor risk
  • Making the financial case for moving to the cloud
  • Negotiating cloud service contracts
  • Using the right ITAM tools to support digital business initiatives
  • Managing software licensing risks
  • Translating costs into business value terms

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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
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • Workshops: Small-scale sessions provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment 
  • Negotiation clinics: Small-scale analyst-led sessions where you’ll gain hands-on negotiating skills, best practices for procurement and vendor-specific advice
  • Exhibitor access at the solution showcase: 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 at the event. Use Agenda Builder to schedule private 30-minute sponsor meetings that will bolster your projects and relationships, wherever you are in the buying cycle. 
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group
  • Network With Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives, plus take part in dedicated topic-based networking sessions built right into the agenda

What's Included


Frequently Asked Questions


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Agenda

To remain competitive, organizations must transform both business and IT to create a culture that drives agility and innovation. IT financial, procurement, asset and vendor management leaders must transform their own cultures to meet this business goal.


 

2016 Tracks

  • Track A: Meeting Demand Through Operational Best Practices
  • Track B: Optimizing Costs and Negotiating Effective Contracts
  • Track C: Decoding the Complexities of Cloud
  • Track D: Leading Transformation in the Digital Age

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2016 Hot Topics

  • Negotiating with the mega-vendors
  • Managing cloud contracts and assets
  • IT cost transparency and optimization
  • Managing software vendor audits
  • Measuring vendor performance
  • Transforming procurement and ITAM for digital innovation
  • Stakeholder engagement to avoid bypass

Session Types

  • Keynotes
  • End-user case studies
  • Negotiation Clinics
  • Analyst one-on-ones
  • Workshops
  • Solution provider sessions

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Great sessions and insight, with to the point actions and tips.

- Rachel Ryan, Global Software Asset Management AstraZeneca

There were a lot of useful tips around cloud contracting that I will bring home with me.

- Anneli Magnusson, Contract Manager Ikea

I really enjoyed meeting industry experts and colleagues from other companies and countries to exchange knowledge, experience and learn from each other. IT business changes so fast, getting together like this keeps me up to speed and provides new aspects and ideas.

- Petra Melbinger, Director Global Contracts MAGNA Automotive Europe GmbH

Great research detail from Gartner. Really good networking opportunities. Nice to see latest enhancements from vendors.

- Peter Farrow, Technology Supply Chain Manager Royal Bank of Scotland

Watch JoAnn Rosenberger preview this year’s theme, hot topics and agenda

Optimize Your Attendance


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

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • One (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-One
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Evening Reception
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
  • First Time Attendee Orientation Session

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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. 

Highlighted Speakers

  • Peter Hinssen
    Peter Hinssen

    Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive Innovation

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  • Jo Ann Rosenberger
    Jo Ann Rosenberger

    Research VP

    Gartner

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  • Rob Geraghty
    Rob Geraghty

    Executive Coach and Expert on Influencing and Presenting

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Exhibitors

Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management

The IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management 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

London, UK

Venue

Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5,
London Heathrow Airport
TW6 2GD
Tel: +44 (0)20 8757 7777

A limited number of rooms have been held at the Sofitel London Heathrow for attendees of the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit. There are two special promotional Gartner rates available:

Sunday 11 September - £155 per night (Includes Breakfast)
Weekdays - £189 per night (Includes Breakfast)

Please note that these rates are based on single occupancy and excludes VAT.

In order to secure accommodation at the preferred rate please click on the link below using the Promotional Code: EVEBB.
http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-6214-sofitel-london-heathrow/index.shtml 

Alternatively, you can either e-mail your request to reservations@sofitelheathrow.com or call the Sofitel London Heathrow reservations department on +44 (0)20 8757 5000, quoting the promotion code GART120906

Reservation Office opening times are:
Monday to Friday between 07:00 - 19:00 (London Time)
Saturday between 09:00 - 17:30 (London Time)

To qualify for these rates please book before 26 August 2016, after this time rates will be the best available subject to availability.
 

Sofitel London Heathrow
Terminal 5 - London Heathrow Airport
London, United Kingdom - TW6 2GD


Accommodations

Sofitel London Heathrow Terminal 5,
London Heathrow Airport
TW6 2GD
Tel: +44 (0)20 8757 7777
Fax: +44 (0)20 8757 7788
Email: H6214@sofitel.com
Longitude: -0.4915
Latitude: +51.4735

Directions


Sofitel London Heathrow is directly attached to Heathrow Terminal 5 via a covered footbridge.

By Road:
From North – M1/M40/M11 - M25 then exit at Junction 14 signposted to Heathrow Terminal 5 and then follow signs for Sofitel London Heathrow;
From South – M3/M23-M25 then exit at Junction 14 to Heathrow Terminal 5 and then follow signs for Sofitel London Heathrow;
From East – exit at Junction 4 from the M4 signposted to Heathrow Airport, then follow signs to Terminal 5 and then follow signs for Sofitel London Heathrow;
From West – M4-M25 then exit at Junction 14 to Heathrow Terminal 5 and then follow signs for Sofitel London Heathrow.

By Railway:
Take the Heathrow Express Train to Heathrow Terminal 5. Then follow signs on Arrivals level for the Sofitel London Heathrow directing you to the lifts and footbridge taking you directly to the hotel.

By Underground:
Take the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow Terminal 5. Then follows signs on Arrivals level for the Sofitel London Heathrow directing you to the lifts and footbridge taking you directly to the hotel.

From Heathrow Terminals on foot:
From Terminal 1, 2 or 3:

Take the Heathrow Express Train which runs between 05:00am and 11:30pm, free of charge, for travel in between Terminals. The Heathrow Express train runs every 15 minutes and takes approximately 6 minutes to reach Terminal 5.

Once at Terminal 5 platform, take the escalators to the ground floor. Turn left and pass the Underground lefts then turn left again to head towards the exit. Before the exit doors you will see two lifts (on your right hand side) signed posted ‘Sofitel Hotel’. Take the lift to the first floor, then turn right and walk down the corridor to the hotel which will lead you to the hotel reception desks (approximately 4 minutes).

From Terminal 4:
Take the Heathrow Connect Train to Heathrow Central (direction Terminal 1, 2, 3) and change to the opposite platform for a connecting train to Terminal 5 (via the Heathrow Express Train).

The Heathrow Express Train runs between 05:00am and 11:30pm, is free of charge, and runs every 15 minutes and takes approximately 6 minutes to reach Terminal 5.

Once at Terminal 5 platform, take the escalators to the ground floor. Turn left and pass the Underground lefts then turn left again to head towards the exit. Before the exit doors you will see two lifts (on your right hand side) signed posted ‘Sofitel Hotel’. Take the lift to the first floor, then turn right and walk down the corridor to the hotel which will lead you to the hotel reception desks (approximately 4 minutes).

From Terminal 5:
International Arrivals:

On arrival you will be directed to the Arrivals Lounge (ground floor). From the Arrivals exit doors, walk towards the UK Arrivals, and with Heathrow Express Train (for Central London) ticket desks on your left. Before the last exit doors you will see two lifts (on your right hand side) signed posted ‘Sofitel Hotel’. Take the lift to the first floor, then turn right and
walk down the corridor to the hotel which will lead you to the hotel  reception desks (approximately 4 minutes).

UK Arrivals:
On arrival you will be directed to the Arrivals Lounge (ground floor). From the Arrivals exit doors, turn right after the coffee shop and head towards the exit. Before the last exit doors you will see two lifts (on your right hand side) signed posted ‘Sofitel Hotel’. Take the lift to the first floor, then turn right and walk down the corridor to the hotel which will lead you to the hotel reception desks (approximately 4 minutes).

Accomodations & Privacy Policy


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.