Guest Keynote Speakers

Dan Heath

Dan Heath

NY Times Best Selling author, Decisive, Switch and Made to Stick, Senior Fellow, Duke University's CASE center

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The Heath brothers previously co-wrote the critically acclaimed book Made to Stick, which was named the Best Business Book of the Year, spent 24 months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list, and has been translated into 29 languages. The latest Heath brothers book is Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work. Released March 2013.

Bryson Koehler

Bryson Koehler

Executive VP and CIO,The Weather Company

As head of the technology group at The Weather Company, Bryson oversees the strategic vision, technical direction, execution and operations of all technology initiatives, systems and platforms across all of the company's four divisions — TV, Digital, Professional and International. Bryson and his team lead the overall technology architecture, global infrastructure, weather forecasting and big data platforms, broadcast engineering and TV localization systems, all of the company's internal systems as well as overall quality assurance for all products and platforms.


Tom Koulopoulos

Author, Consultant and Commentator

Not since the advent of IT as a core function has there been such dramatic pressure to re-imagine the role IT plays in the modern organization. Today's CIOs are orchestrators of a vast set of services that often span an incredibly complex network of providers and partners. This network has become the backbone of innovation, strategy, and new business models. Yet, the increasingly ubiquitous and invisible nature of technology is also why business does not often appreciate the value of IT. In this keynote, you’ll learn how to deal with the uncertainty, volatility, and opportunity of tomorrow's IT driven businesses and how to take a critical and analytical view at methodologies by which to build smartsourcing partnerships; and the crucial role of data-driven sourcing strategies.

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Adapting Sourcing for a Digital Future

Sourcing executives must achieve an important balance between delivering an existing portfolio of day-to-day operations (core services) and applying innovation to drive digital business enabled by technology. To date, sourcing has been largely focused on executing an efficiency based (cost-driven) sourcing portfolio to “run the core.” However, there is significant pressure to exploit new digital business opportunities, where future sourcing objectives are driven by speed and innovation. In this keynote, we provide pragmatic advice on “running the core” while adapting sourcing for a digital future.

  • Linda R. Cohen
  • VP Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner
  • Helen Huntley
  • Research VP
  • Gartner
  • Cathy Tornbohm
  • Research VP
  • Gartner

Gartner Analysts

Ackerman, David Edward
Ambrose, Christopher
Anderson, Ed
Britz, Bryan
Buckley, Steven
Cohen, Linda R.
Da Rold, Claudio
Doering, Kris
Goodness, Eric
Huntley, Helen
Jivan, Ruby
Karamouzis, Frances
Longwood, Jim
Marriott, Ian
Maurer, William
Mishra, DD
Ridder, Frank
Rocco, Eric
Sullivan, Gayla
Sullivan, Patrick J.
Tornbohm, Cathy
Tramacere, Gianluca
van der Heiden, Gilbert
Yeates, Morgan
Young, Allie

Bring The Team

Content created specifically for key outsourcing roles. Team pricing available