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    Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit
    12 - 13 September 2016

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Mega-Vendor Negotiations. Vendor Audits. IT Cost Savings. Vendor Management. IT Cost Transparency

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 Manager
  • Software Asset Manager
  • IT Hardware Asset Manager
  • IT Asset Process Manager
  • Asset Management Analyst
IT Asset Managers
Roles Include:
  • IT Procurement Officer
  • Indirect Procurement Director
  • IT Procurement Category Specialist
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager
  • Software Procurement Manager
  • Technology Procurement Lead
  • Software Buyer
Sourcing and Procurement Managers
Roles Include:
  • Vendor Relationship Manager
  • Vendor Performance Manager
  • Vendor Risk Manager
  • Vendor Contract Manager
  • Supplier Manager
  • Sourcing Manager
Vendor Relationship Managers
Roles Include:
  • IT Financial Manager
  • VP of IT
  • CTO
  • IT Manager
  • IT Business Unit Manager
  • Head of IT Operations
  • Head of IT Service Management
  • IT Risk and Security Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Data Center Manager
IT Managers

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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Find out what to expect for 2015

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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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.

Key Benefits for 2015 Summit

The 2015 Summit delivered practical advice on how to:
  • Identify and analyze costs and their impact on IT and business budgets
  • Negotiate with the mega-vendors and how to manage them
  • Ensure readiness for and effective management of software vendor audits
  • Use effective contract negotiation tactics to optimize short and long term costs
  • Identify, monitor, and mitigate vendor risk

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

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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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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. 

Some of our Speakers for the 2015 Summit

  • Victoria Barber
    Victoria Barber

    Research Director


  • Lori Samolsky
    Lori Samolsky

    Research Director


  • Linda R. Cohen
    Linda R. Cohen

    Research Managing VP


  • Roberto Sacco
    Roberto Sacco

    Research Director


  • Rob Schafer
    Rob Schafer

    Research Director


  • Gayla Sullivan
    Gayla Sullivan

    Research VP


  • Mark Jeffries
    Mark Jeffries

    Author and Communication Expert

    Guest Keynote Speaker

  • Hamish Taylor
    Hamish Taylor

    World leading expert on Innovation and Brand management

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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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Venue & Travel

London, UK


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