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Gartner Announces Outsourcing and Strategic Partnerships Summit 2012

September 10-12 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, FL.

The Gartner Outsourcing & Strategic Partnerships Summit provides an in-depth exploration of the significant developments and trends shaping strategic sourcing management practices, as well as the sourcing marketplace.

Analyst sessions, problem-solving workshops, and peer interaction will provide the tools and advice on how to navigate this ever-changing landscape by focusing on how to:

Build strategic relationships with providers

Understand and apply emerging technologies

Drive business success through sourcing excellence

Navigate the journey from traditional IT to new delivery models

Establish the governance and strategic management disciplines that bring needed order to the many moving parts of your sourcing ecosystem

Uncover the disruptive trends that are reshaping the future of IT services

Move beyond cost take out to business results oriented outcomes

Learn how to improve control, reduce risk and drive more value from your vendors

Uncover efficiencies at a time when every budget dollar counts

Keynotes:

*Race Against the Machine: Andrew McAfee. Leadership and IT Strategist

 *The Attack of The Unexpected: Trendspotting and Future Thinking in Turbulent Times: Magnus Lindqvist, Futurist and Trendspotter

 *Gartner Keynote: Digitizing Business — How New Technologies Can Drive Business Value: Mark P. McDonald, VP and Gartner Fellow

 *Gartner Keynote: Outsourcing 2020:  Get Your Vision Right for the Future: Gartner Analyst Helen Huntley

 The latest technologies will be demonstrated by leading global outsourcing and IT services companies that will be exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current sponsors is available on the Exhibitor Directory at http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/outsourcing/exhibitor-directory.jsp.

Additional companies interested in participating as a Conference Sponsor should visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/outsourcing/interested-in-exhibiting.jsp.

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For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Outsourcing & Strategic Partnerships Summit Web site at www.gartner.com/us/outsourcing.

This year the Summit is co-located with the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset ManagmentSummit taking place September 12-14. Go to www.gartner.com/us/itam or www.gartner.com/us/outsourcing for more details.

Members of the media can register to attend the event by contacting janessa.rivera@gartner.com.

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