Drive Business Performance using Gartner's Procurement Strategy and Vendor Management Techniques


IT sourcing, procurement, finance, vendor and asset management leaders are faced with the growing challenge of enabling accelerated business performance while optimizing costs. Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2018 focuses on the skills and capabilities needed to optimize costs while accelerating business performance, and deploy emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, and blockchain while negotiating for IT services, SaaS, cloud and hybrid infrastructure and more. 

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Pose tough questions, hear the latest research and get recommendations from Gartner analysts, guest experts and peers. 


Interact with more than 700 of your peers to gain insight from those facing similar challenges.

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Dive into a broad range of topics based on forward-thinking Gartner research and peer exchanges, and take away action planning direction from each session. 

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Preview the 2018 Conference Programs

Our eight-track agenda is designed to cover sourcing, procurement, financial, asset and vendor management professionals’ top priorities.

Sourcing Leaders: Strategic Sourcing for Business Value and Digital Innovation
Focus on sourcing strategies needed to speedily enable the digital initiatives of tomorrow while still delivering ongoing business value today. 
Procurement Leaders: Enabling Business Success Through Cost Optimization, Risk Mitigation and Speed
Discover how to consistently deliver financial value while supporting business objectives and the need for urgency. Learn how to manage your stakeholders, measure your value and success, and further IT procurement skills and knowledge.
IT Asset Management Leaders: Maturing ITAM in a Digital World
Designed to help you deal with the growing complexity in asset management through best practices, governance strategies and tools to deliver value.
IT Finance Leaders: Optimizing Cost and Value Through IT Finance Evolution
Concentrate on the concepts and techniques IT finance leaders can use to lower operating costs, demonstrate the value of investments and improve cost transparency.
Vendor Management Leaders: Driving Business Outcomes and Managing Risks With Disciplined Vendor Management
Gain new insights and proven best practices to build and mature your vendor management program. Learn new ways to maximize the value of your vendor relationships by managing contracts, performance, relationships and risk for positive outcomes.
The IT Services Marketplace: Leveraging IT Services in the Age of Digital Transformation & Cyber Threats
Examine the best ways to successfully engage your IT services providers. See how disruptive technologies are transforming the IT services marketplace, resulting in a stream of new services and commercial models.
The Cloud and Hybrid Solutions Marketplace: Maximizing Business Outcomes With Cloud and Hybrid Offerings
Discover the strategies and capabilities needed to drive maximum business benefit from cloud and hybrid infrastructure solutions. Explore sourcing, contracting and management strategies that enable rapidly evolving hybrid cloud business strategies at scale.
The Software and SaaS Marketplace: Negotiating Contracts to Support and Enable Digital Business
This best-practice focused track helps sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders negotiate cost-effective SaaS agreements, software licenses, maintenance contracts and more.

Don’t miss these hot topics!

Bimodal procurement

Negotiation tactics

Procurement tools

Software asset management

Cloud vendor management

Managing cloud costs and security

Software licenses and SaaS contract negotiations

Sourcing for governance and organization

Hardware life cycle management

Cost optimization techniques

Vendor risk management

Benchmarking IT spending

Find solutions for your most pressing IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Professionals needs.

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