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Leading Change to Drive Innovation, Collaboration and Cost Optimization

As CIOs develop strategies and adapt models to align with business needs, IT leaders supporting CIOs must create a culture that drives and supports agility and innovation. The 2015 Summit presents interactive, hands-on sessions illustrating the how, what, and why to lead these change and transformation efforts.

The Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2015 was designed for individuals in the following roles:
Roles Include:
  • CIOs and CFOs
  • CTOs, IT intensive COOs and CEOs 
  • IT finance managers and directors
  • IT budget managers
IT Finance
Roles include:
  • IT procurement managers or directors
  • Heads of IT procurement
  • IT business unit managers
  • IT service managers
  • IT contract managers
  • IT contract directors
IT Procurement
Roles include:
  • IT asset managers
  • IT software managers
  • IT asset disposal
IT Asset Management
Roles include:
  • Vendor managers or directors
  • Heads of vendor management
  • Sourcing managers
  • Chief sourcing officers
  • Heads of sourcing
  • Global delivery managers
IT Vendor Management

What You Will Learn


  • Assess the risks of software compliance audits and how to protect your organization
  • Get advice on procuring software with a focus on negotiating with the megavendors
  • Acquire hands-on negotiating skills and vendor-specific advice
  • Control, optimize and reduce costs
  • Elevate vendor management to a strategic practice
  • Jump-start key IT asset management and IT procurement concepts
  • Network with your peers who are tackling similar challenges
  • Gain insight on licensing BYOD, cloud, mobile, big data and other investments on your planning horizon
  • Build stronger communication between IT and business leaders



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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
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics: Small-scale analyst-led sessions where you’ll gain hands-on negotiating skills, best practices for procurement and vendor-specific advice
  • 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
  • Recommended Agendas by Role and Initiative: Choose one of these recommended based on your role (i.e., IT CFO, controller or software asset manager) and key initiative (i.e., audit preparation, cost optimization and cloud sourcing)
  • Workshops: Small-scale sessions provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • 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
  • 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

We're preparing our 2015 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on the hottest topics based on your role, experience level, initiatives and key focus.

2015 Tracks

  • IT Asset Management: Build a Foundation to Enable Business Growth
  • IT Financial Management: Innovate and Collaborate to Drive Savings
  • IT Procurement: Lead Procurement Strategy for Innovation and Cost Optimization
  • IT Vendor Management: Optimize Vendor Relationships
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics

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2015 Key Benefits

  • Identify cost optimization opportunities and techniques
  • Negotiate optimal contracts with mega-vendors
  • Improve software audit process to minimize risk
  • Manage vendor cost, risk and performance

Session Types

  • Keynotes
  • End-user case studies
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics
  • Ask the Analyst
  • Analyst one-on-ones
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Topic-based peer networking
  • Workshops and tutorials
  • Solution provider sessions
  • Show floor theaters

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Highlights from Last Year


Image At Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2014, more than 700 professionals gained essential tools and strategies to analyze licensing options and negotiate contracts to mitigate risks and control costs in an expanding digital world. During the summit, attendees heard insights from recently published Gartner research, exchanged ideas with their peers during networking sessions and interacted with Gartner analysts in one-on-ones. In addition, attendees learned from their fellow practitioners during end-user case studies and best-practice sessions with Covance, DTCC, Shell, UnitedHealthcare and Verizon.


 
  • ITAM assessment requires planning and managing of all IT asset costs through their life cycle: engage regularly with stakeholders to communicate risk and opportunitiesManaging license entitlements is key to software asset management (SAM): investigate third-party ITAM/SAM service providers
  • Regularly engage with stakeholders to align metrics with business wants and needs, and deliver financial transparency
  • Ensure that tool selection and customization is a collaborative effort, delivers robust analytics and reporting, and integrates with ITAM tools
  • Discussions about transformation should start with opportunities: develop a plan for streamlining decision making in your organization
  • Business stakeholders need to see the value in IT procurement’s suggestions: make changes to lead the shift in thinking, planning and execution of these activities
  • Implement a vendor management discipline that integrates performance, risk and strategic principles           
  • Understand the gaps and overlaps across the organization: collaborate to ensure that all stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities                                                             

View Highlights from Last Year
Great networking and sharing best practices with other businesses. Amazing knowledge sharing from Gartner leaders and analysts. Informational and relevant provider sessions.

- James Murray, Senior Financial Analyst TD Auto

Gartner summits always provide me with knowledge and solutions allowing me to bring value-added solutions and cost saving opportunities to my business.

- Jacqueline Steele, Subcontracts Manager BAE Systems

I am always learning new, valuable information for ITAM at this conference. Cutting edge material and industry leaders provide valuable industry-specific information.

- Catherine Jostad, Sr. Technical Analyst Tyson Foods

Optimize Your Attendance


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

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Two (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones
  • Analyst User RoundTables
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

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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 From the 2014 Conference

  • Frances O'Brien
    Frances O'Brien

    VP Distinguished Analyst

    Gartner

  • Victoria Barber
    Victoria Barber

    Research Director

    Gartner

  • Jo Ann Rosenberger
    Jo Ann Rosenberger

    Research VP

    Gartner

Wrapping up the 2014 Conference


Frances O'Brien
Frances O'Brien

Research VP Distinguished Analyst and Conference Chair, Gartner

Focused on practical advice and results, attendees gained invaluable how-to guides on analyzing, negotiating and managing the right licenses, latest contract clauses and cost uncertainties of the digital world. They learned to better align IT investment and meet business demands – all while remaining within budget!
 
Through analyst sessions, contract negotiation clinics and peer interaction, delegates were focused on these top-of-mind concerns:
  • Optimize IT asset management to drive business success
  • Innovate to enable cost control
  • Strategize to control costs and mitigate risk
  • Communicate to enable digital business growth
  • One size does not fit all when it comes to vendor deals and negotiations
  • Drive collaboration through a team approachDemand financial transparency from vendors and create IT metrics that align with business outcomes 

What We Hear About Our Speakers


This is my first Gartner Summit. I have found it to be a wonderful event. Giving me the opportunity to communicate with vendors and peers from all over the world. I think the summit is very well organized. The length of the sessions are designed to hold your attention. The workshops were of value to see how other are handling VM.

- Pamela Alexander, Procurement & Staffing Program Management TD Auto Procurement & Staffing

Great topics to help move our business forward. Presenters were engaging and being able to network with peers is an invaluable experience.

- Sheryl Bald, Senior Business Analyst American Water

Exhibitors

Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of IT financial, procurement and asset management

The Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2015 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 solution providers in a variety of settings.

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Exhibitor Interactions


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Venue & Travel

Grapevine, TX (Dallas area)

Venue

Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas, United States - 76051


Accommodations

Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate

$218 plus tax USD for single or double occupancy. We have reserved a limited block for attendees of the Gartner IT FInancial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit. As these rooms can only be held at this rate until October 10, we recommend you book your rooms in advance.

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A Note About Accomodations


Gartner has been made aware that a service provider called Exhibition Housing Management has contacted a number of individuals who are attending our conference to offer hotel reservation services. Exhibition Housing Management does not represent Gartner, nor have we authorized them to contact attendees on our behalf. 
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