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

 

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.

Negotiation Clinics

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

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

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: Building a Modern Sourcing Capability to Enable Continous Change
 
Learn how to build differentiated sourcing strategies followed by fast implementation in a changing technology and delivery environment.
 
 
Hot Topics: sourcing for emerging technologies, agility and digital innovation, political, geographic and technology risks and impacts, sourcing governance and organization, cost optimization, sourcing automation
 
 
Track B
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.
 
Hot Topics: vendor management ROI, vendor performance metrics and reporting, reducing vendor risks, ecosystem and multi sourcing management; rightsizing your vendor governance model.
 
Track C
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, software audit management
 
 
 
Track D
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 E
The Cloud and IT Services Marketplace: Taking a Pragmatic Approach to Transformative Technology Shifts
This track will prepare you to support both the transformative and mainstream solutions, by offering a wide set of best practices to evaluate market offerings, provider and negotiate sustainable and successful deals.
 
Hot topics: transformative services and solutions, intelligent automation, blockchain, augmented reality, closed based SaaS solutions, contract negotiation techniques to optimize cost, reduce risks, deliver business-based outcomes
 
Track F
Procurement Leaders: Drive Procurement Transformation While Delivering Continuous Cost Optimization
This track will provide guidance on how to consistently deliver financial and business value while enhancing procurement's perception and role within the enterprise.
 
Hot topics: procurement tools, agile procurement, procurement value score carding, procurement analytics, negotiations tactics, communication and collaboration approaches
 
 
 
Track G
The Software and SaaS Marketplace: Uncovering Opportunities While Negotiating to Optimize Cost and Risk
This track will guide you through the planning and execution of negotiating strategies that align to your business goals in the market of software and SaaS solutions.
 
Hot topics: negotiating with mega vendors, negotiating with specific Saas vendors, maintenance cost reduction techniques, cost management, risk management
 
 
 

Don’t miss these hot topics!

Sourcing strategies/governance

IT budgeting/financial management

Negotiating for cloud services

Cost optimization

Impact of cloud of Capex/Opex

Vendor performance management

Software/SaaS negotiations

Software asset management

Preparing for software audits

Rapid vendor selection

Vendor risk management

Sourcing for digital innovation

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 Fort Worth International Airport.