Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit

9 – 11 September 2020 | London, UK

Optimize costs and mitigate risks for business growth

As speed becomes the new currency of success, it’s no longer enough to be a great negotiator or a relationship tactician. Today’s sourcing, procurement, finance, vendor and asset management leaders must collaborate with each other, with vendors and with business leaders to create real business partnerships.

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2019 took a deep dive into how to develop a compelling strategy, identify the right solutions and negotiate better IT outcomes to achieve your strategic and operational business objectives. Join us in 2020 to learn how you can embrace a strategy of continuous collaboration, negotiation and innovation. 

Negotiation clinics

Discover the negotiation tactics that work for today’s changing landscape with invaluable, actionable knowledge from Gartner experts. Negotiating better IT deals starts here.

Networking

With 1,700 of your peers on-site, attendees have the opportunity to gain insight from those facing similar challenges. 

Hands-on learning

Attendees 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. 

The Gartner difference

Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory company. We equip leaders and their teams in every major business function with the indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Across every industry and enterprise size, Gartner provides the expertise needed to tackle your key initiatives, stay ahead of competition and grow your organization’s value.

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    Calling all IT sourcing, procurement, finance, vendor and asset management leaders

    Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit is the most important annual gathering for IT professionals who focus on the sourcing and management of IT services, software and hardware to enable the achievement of their organizations’ strategic and operational business objectives. Join us for thought-leading sessions: 

    • For IT sourcing leaders looking to build a modern sourcing strategy who need to face the ever-changing technology landscape.
    • For IT procurement leaders who need to negotiate better deals for IT services, software, SaaS, cloud and hybrid infrastructure.
    • For IT vendor management leaders looking to get more from their IT vendor relationships and improve overall vendor performance. 
    • For IT finance leaders looking to improve IT financial transparency and optimize IT costs. 
    • For IT asset management leaders who must evolve their IT asset management strategy to prepare for software audits.  

    2019 Tracks at a Glance

    Attendees had access to over 100 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help  IT sourcing, procurement, finance vendor and asset management leaders meet the demands of the future. Each track had a particular area of focus that helped deliver what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    Sourcing Leaders: Building a Modern Sourcing Capability to Enable Continuous Change

    In this track you can learn how to build differentiated sourcing strategies, followed by fast implementation in a changing technology and delivery environment.

    Track B

    Procurement Leaders: Drive Procurement Transformation While Delivering Continuous Cost Optimization

    This track provides guidance on how to consistently deliver financial and business value while enhancing procurement's perception and role within the enterprise.

    Track C

    Vendor Management Leaders: Developing the Optimal Operating Model for Managing Your Vendor Ecosystem

    In this track, gain new insight and proven best practices to build and mature your vendor management program, while maximizing the value of your vendor engagements through contracts, performance and risk for positive outcomes.

    Track D

    IT Asset Management Leaders: Navigating the Evolution of ITAM

    This track is designed to help asset management leaders navigate the ITAM evolution through best practices, governance strategies and tools to deliver value.

    Track E

    IT Finance Leaders: Tailoring IT Finance Techniques Towards Cost, Agility and Transparency

    This track focuses on actionable best practices to consistently lower operating costs, increase speed and agility, and more effectively support better business outcomes.

    Track F

    The Software and SaaS Marketplace: Uncovering Opportunities While Negotiating to Optimize Cost and Risk

    This track guides you through the planning and execution of negotiating strategies that align to your business goals in the market of software and SaaS solutions.

    Track G

    The Cloud and IT Services Marketplace: Taking a Pragmatic Approach to Transformative Technology Shifts

    This track prepares you to support both transformative and mainstream solutions by offering a wide set of best practices to evaluate market offerings, provider and negotiate sustainable and successful deals.

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