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The Juggling Act: Balancing Cost, Risk & Speed

For today’s digital business, there’s no one size fits all.  When assessing risks and opportunities, striking a balance between cost, risk and speed requires asking the right questions of the right stakeholders at the right time. Join leaders in Financial, Procurement, ITAM & Vendor management at this year’s summit to learn how to:

  • Take technology procurement to the next level to support business innovation
  • Build a proficient vendor management capability
  • Evaluate and negotiate software license agreements and cloud contracts with both “new guard” providers and megavendors
  • Manage cost optimization in the era of digital business

The Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2017 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

  • Benchmarking IT spending and measurement of IT costs
  • Cost optimization techniques
  • Cloud contract negotiation and price optimization
  • IT cost transparency
  • Negotiating with the mega-vendors: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP
  • Software terms and conditions to mitigate risk
  • and much more! 

See what  attendees have said about what they learned

Features & Benefits


  • Experience Unbiased Content: Have access to unbiased enriching content provided by Gartner analysts in private one-on-one sessions and Gartner Analyst lead sessions 
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions.  Find out more about innovative solutions on the showfloor. 
  • Network with Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group. Get more details here.

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What's Included

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit features comprehensive tracks around the biggest challenges for asset, financial, procurement and vendor IT management leaders. While we are preparing our 2017 agenda, see what we covered last year to get an understanding of the breadth of coverage

2017 Summit Tracks

  • Enhance Technology Procurement and Negotiations
  • Manage IT Assets and Vendors 
  • Master Cost Optimization and IT Finance 
  • Navigate a Roadmap to Excellence 
  • Senior Executive Program 

View full descriptions for the 2017 summit tracks

Hot Topics to be Covered

  • Top 10 universal negotiating tips and best practices
  • Cost optimization techniques
  • Cloud contract negotiation and price optimization
  • IT cost transparency
  • Negotiating software & Cloud contracts
  • Taking technology procurement to the next level to support business innovation
  • Building a proficient vendor management capability
  • Evaluating and negotiating software license agreements and cloud contracts with megavendors
  • Mastering IT budgeting and financial transparency
  • Maturing competencies and transforming disciplines

Highlights from Last Year

Image At Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2016, more than 700 professionals gained essential tools and strategies to create and lead a culture that drives and supports agility and innovation. 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.
View top takeaways from last year's summit
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

Sign-up to be among the first to recieve our 2017 Agenda when it becomes available.


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 2016 Summit

  • Victoria Barber
    Victoria Barber



  • Chris Ambrose
    Chris Ambrose

    Vice President


  • Jo Ann Rosenberger
    Jo Ann Rosenberger

    Vice President


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


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

The Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2017 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

Nashville, TN


Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Dr.
Nashville, TN, United States - 37214


Special Gartner Hotel Room Rate
Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for attendees of the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit at the Gaylord Opryland at the price of $195 plus applicable taxes per night. The deadline to book at the discounted rate is 5:00p.m. EDT on August 10, 2017.
To book your reservation, please log back into your registration profile in your gartner.com account and select “Make Hotel Reservation.”  Please note, you must be a registered attendee in order to book a hotel reservation. 
Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Please be advised, there is a mandatory 2 night minimum stay at the Gaylord Opryland.
To change or cancel your hotel reservation without penalty you may do so before 5:00p.m. EDT on August 10, 2017 by logging into your registration profile and selecting “Edit” in the Hotels section or by contacting the Gartner Help Desk, Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. via phone: 866.405.2511 or +1 650.226.0825, or Email: us.registration@gartner.com.  

Cancellations are allowed up to 5:00p.m. EDT on August 10, 2017 without penalty. If a reservation is cancelled after this time the hotel will charge a non-refundable deposit of the minimum night stay.
Failure to check-in on your scheduled arrival date will result in a cancellation of your entire reservation and will be subject to the cancellation penalty.

Government Rates:
There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at the Gaylord Opryland. These rooms are for U.S. government officials and military travelers that require the federal per diem lodging rate. A valid US Government or Military ID will be required at check-in upon arrival. Government Rooms are subject to the cancellation policies outlined above.

For more information please reference our FAQ document

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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. 
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