Gartner and Guest Keynote Speakers at Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement,  Vendor & Asset Management Summit


Dolores Ianni

Sr Director Analyst


David Groombridge

VP Analyst


Opening Keynote: Fortune Favors the Bold: Blazing Your Trail to Business Growth

Monday, 16 September, 2019 / 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

In this era of rapid technological and business change, SPVM needs to change as well. In this opening keynote we will examine how SPVM needs to adapt its value proposition, its operations and its technology approach to be at the heart of business growth.

Dave Aron

Distinguished VP Analyst


Tuesday 17 September 2019

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Gartner Keynote: Winning in a World of Digital Dragons

Digital disruption is coming to every industry, geography and role. Digital dragons like Alibaba, Amazon and others are playing evolving roles, related not only to technology, but also to customer experience, payment, data and insight. They have deep pockets, great talent and attractive brands and they are a different type of partner, pervading many aspects of your enterprise’s ecosystem. Learn how to develop a strategic posture toward each dragon, how to ensure a joined up management of interactions with them, and how they’ve already disrupted other industries. 

Matt Haig


Best-Selling Author

Tuesday 17 September 2019

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Guest Keynote: Notes on a Nervous Planet 

The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. We are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. Best-selling author Matt Haig tackles questions that are on so many minds; How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? A positive, honest and insightful discussion about the modern world and how best to navigate it.

Michael Johnson


Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Wednesday 18 September 2019

14:45 - 15:30

Guest Closing Keynote: Speed

Michael Johnson’s name is synonymous with speed. The best 200/400 metre sprinter in the history of the sport of athletics, he dominated the international scene, winning gold in four Olympics and nine World Championships. Michael will readily admit that he was born with natural ability, but becoming the fastest in the world is only achieved through deliberate strategy and dedication. In this keynote session, Michael will speak about the importance of setting and committing to goals, the need to confront and overcome weaknesses rather than trying to go around obstacles, how he performed in the face of intense pressure and the importance of adapting to new technologies and competitive environments to attain speeds that haven’t previously been thought possible.

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