Agenda

Optimize vendor performance, mitigate risks and negotiate the best deals

The Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit represents the best single opportunity for business and technology leaders to get independent guidance and strategic advice on:

  • Sourcing strategies
  • The IT and business process services marketplace
  • Vendor identification, evaluation, selection and negotiation
  • Vendor management

Participate in an immersive learning experience where you engage with leading Gartner analysts, hundreds of peers and world-class technology and services providers. Join attendees who are facing the same issues and challenges as you. Learn how to deliver innovation through your sourcing ecosystem, recalibrate your deals to enhance outcomes and better manage the relationships with your most critical providers.

Comprehensive Tracks and Sessions

The majority of the agenda is made up of Gartner analyst sessions — research-driven presentations that focus on the issues that matter most in IT today. Our comprehensive tracks drill down on your hottest topics, with track sessions tagged to help you create a customized agenda based on your role, experience level and key focus.

    Hot topics you cannot miss:
    • Adapt sourcing strategies to deliver agility, innovation and cost savings
    • Benefit from cloud and integrate with traditional IT
    • Manage your vendors for best performance
    • Avoid being bypassed by the business
    • Pricing, contracting and negotiating for the best deal

Special Sessions

In addition to our comprehensive tracks, our Agenda also features several special sessions providing opportunities to learn from and interact with Gartner analysts, industry experts and peers, and top solution providers:

  • Keynote Sessions

    Typically presented by non-Gartner industry leaders, these plenary sessions are designed to be entertaining and thought-provoking.

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  • Workshops

    Presented by Gartner or guest experts, these intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in an extended, small group environment. Sessions designed for end users only. Registration required.

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  • End-User Case Studies

    Gartner invites a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions.

  • SOLUTION PROVIDER SESSIONS

    Real success stories
    These sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. You'll hear real-life examples from those who have deployed solutions successfully, including their strategies, challenges and results.

  • Analyst One-on-Ones

    Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in the topic you'd like to discuss. Many attendees tell us that a one-on-one session is worth the price of admission, all by itself.

  • Analyst-User Roundtables

    Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours. These small group discussions provide an informal setting for you and your peers to share insight, challenges and concerns on today's hottest topics.

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  • Town Hall Sessions

    At these lively open Q&A sessions, attendees pose tough questions to a broad panel of Gartner analysts representing selected research areas.

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Session Map

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