IT Sourcing, Procurement, Finance, Vendor & Asset Management Leaders: Optimize costs, mitigate risks, enable business growth

 

Today’s environment of continuous change presents IT sourcing, procurement, vendor and asset management and IT finance professionals with a powerful opportunity. It’s a chance 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.

 

At this year’s summit, you’ll learn the new rules of engagement and best practices for negotiating and working with of all kinds of vendors, from established partners to everything as-a-service. You’ll also get an important update on the vendor landscape, how to choose the right solutions and providers and what your peers and competitors are doing to keep costs in check.

 

Continous Collaboration, Negotiation and Innovation Starts Here.

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

Networking

Interact with more than 1,400 of your peers to gain insight from those facing similar challenges. 

Hands-On Learning

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

We’re preparing our 2019 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your biggest challenges. In the meantime, view assets, articles and more to give you an idea of what you can expect.

 
Sourcing Leaders: Building 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
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
 
 
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
 

Don’t miss these hot topics!

Bimodal sourcing

Contract negotiation

Cost optimization

Building a cloud strategy

Vendor risk management

Contracting for cloud services

Measuring vendor performance

Software asset management

Procuring software and SaaS

Software audits

IT financial transparency

Sourcing digital business services

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

Join us in Dallas!

Accommodations

 

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapvine, Texas

Getting Here

 

Located minutes away from Dallas Fortworth International Airport.