IT Sourcing, Procurement, Finance, Vendor & Asset Management Leaders: Enable Business Growth - Continuous Collaboration, Negotiation and Innovation

 

Do you have the right IT services and products in your organization to achieve your business objectives? How are your sourcing and procurement processes evolving to stay relevant in the age of digital business? How quickly can you leverage the external technology market for new ideas and innovative solutions? How well are you positioned for your next critical IT services, software, SaaS, cloud contract negotiation? 
 

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit is designed for strategic sourcing leaders, IT finance managers, procurement leaders, IT asset managers, and vendor management leaders. It is the most important annual gathering for IT professionals  to enable the achievement of their organizations’ strategic and operational business objectives.

 

This year's summit will help provide you with the insights to transition from a tactical provider of a service—the skillful negotiation of a contract or the effective management of a vendor’s performance—to a strategic advisor helping deliver innovation, business value and growth – at speed.

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

Interact with more than 850+ of your peers to gain insight from those facing similar challenges. Join your peers.

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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An agenda built to your needs

 

Dive into our 2019 agenda which features seven comprehensive tracks to drill down on your biggest challenges. From sessions and case studies to clinics and workshops, the conference will provide you actionable insights you can take back to the office.

 
Track A
Sourcing Leaders: Build a Modern Sourcing Capability to Enable Continuous Change
 
Learn how to build differentiated sourcing strategies followed by fast implementation in a changing technology and delivery environment.
 
Hot Topics: sourcing for agility, digital innovation and emerging technologies; political, geographic and technology risks and impact; sourcing governance and organization; cost optimization; automation
 
Track B
Procurement Leaders: Drive Procurement Transformation While Delivering Continuous Cost Optimization
In this track, will provide guidance on how to transform consistently delivery financial and business value while enhacing procurement's perception and role within the enterprise.
 
Hot Topics:  procurement tools, agile procurement, procurement value score carding, procurement analytics, negotiation tactics, strategies for improved communication and collaboration
Track C
Vendor Management Leaders: Developing the Optimal Operating Model for Managing Your Vendor Ecosystem
This track will help you refine your vendor management strategy, regardless of vendor type or size, while maturing your capabilities.

Hot topics:
 vendor management ROI, vendor performance metrics and reporting, reducing vendor risks, ecosystem and multi-sourcing management, rightsizing your vendor governance model
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.
 
Hot topics: IT asset lifecycle management, traditional vs. cloud asset management, ITAM transformation drivers, obtaining executive support and investment, managing software and SaaS assets
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. 

Hot topics: maturing IT financial management, implementing cost optimization strategies, exposing hidden IT costs, financial management of cloud based services
Track F
The Software and SaaS Marketplace: Uncovering Opportunities While Negotiating to Optimize Cost and Risk
Here we’ll guide you through the planning and execution of negotiation strategies that work with all kinds of vendors and align with your business goals.
 
Hot topics: negotiating with specific mega-vendors and SaaS vendors, maintenance cost reduction techniques, cost and risk management
Track G
The Cloud and IT Services Marketplace: Taking a Pragmatic Approach to Transformative Technology Shifts
This track will prepare you to support both transformative and mainstream solutions with best practices for evaluating market offerings and providers and negotiating successful, sustainable deals.
 
Hot topics: transformative services and solutions; intelligent automation; blockchain; augmented reality; cloud-based aaS solutions; negotiation techniques to optimize cost, reduce risk and deliver business outcomes

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

Join us in London!

Venue

 

InterContinental-O2 London

Accommodation

 

Connected to the O2 entertainment venue, this upscale hotel on the banks of the River Thames offers spectacular views of London.