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STAMFORD, Conn., July 12, 2017 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit

What
Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit

When
September 13-15, 2017

Where
Gaylord Opryland, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN

Details
Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit will address how sourcing, procurement, and vendor management can proactively become agents and enablers of digital business. With this year’s theme being "Lead Sourcing and Vendor Management to the Core of Digital Business" the agenda will focus on both traditional run-the-business sourcing, procurement, and vendor management best practices as well as on new models to increase sourcing’s proactiveness in supporting the organization’s digital business transformation.

Audience
Leaders in the following roles will attend the summit:

  • IT Services Sourcing Managers
  • IT Services Vendor Managers
  • IT Services Procurement Managers
  • IT Executives

Tracks
Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit agenda features five tracks:

  1. Sourcing Leaders: Sourcing for the Digital Platform and Business Value
  2. Sourcing and Procurement Managers: Selecting and Contracting for Agility, Innovation, and Value
  3. Vendor Managers: Maturing Vendor Management for the Digital Age
  4. All Roles: Embracing Disruptive and Innovative Technology to Gain Competitive Advantage
  5. The Senior Executives Circle: Exclusive Networking and Discussions for the Most Senior Sourcing, Procurement, and Vendor Management Leaders

Keynote Speakers
Guest Keynotes

  • Negotiate Your Way to Success: Molly Fletcher, CEO, Keynote Speaker and Sports Agent
  • Influencing Your Stakeholders – An Interactive Masterclass: Rob Geraghty, Executive Coach, and Expert on Influencing and Presenting
  • Adapt & Disrupt – Capture New Business Opportunities and Stay Ahead of the Pack: Jeremy Gutsche, Award-winning author and management consultant to brands, billionaires, and CEOs

Gartner Keynote
How to Lead Sourcing, Procurement, and Vendor Management to the Core of Digital Business: Neil Barton, Research Director and David Groombridge, Research Director

The Solution Showcase
Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit features some of the world’s leading technology and service providers. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory.

Venue and Travel Details
Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit will take place at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. Visit the summit’s website for complete venue and travel details.

Registration
Full-time journalists from editorial media publications are eligible for a press pass. Please contact Amy Forni for details and to register: amy.forni@gartner.com.

Social Media
Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerSSVR, as well as Gartner’s other social channels here.

Contacts
About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner's comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has more than 13,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com.

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