Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit

September 21 – 23, 2020 | Dallas, TX

Cancellation of Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2020 in Dallas

With continued uncertainty relating to travel restrictions, government directives and reports from leading health organizations, Gartner has made the decision to reevaluate its conference portfolio for the remainder of 2020. As a result, we have made the decision to cancel the Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit, scheduled to take place in Dallas, September 21 – 23, 2020.

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Drive rapid success: Achieve agility, master negotiations, optimize strategies

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 2020 will take a deep dive into how to develop a compelling strategy, identify the right solutions and negotiate better business outcomes to achieve your strategic and operational business objectives. Join us in 2020 to learn how you can achieve agility, master negotiation and optimize strategies.

Negotiation clinics

On-site attendees discover 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 & asset management leaders

    The 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.  

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access over 100 hours of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help IT sourcing, IT procurement, IT finance, IT 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: Redefining the Role and Value of Sourcing in a Rapid-Paced, Agile and Competitive Business Environment

    This track discusses how sourcing leaders can reinvent approaches to sourcing strategy, identify relevant emerging technologies and balance agility with acceptable risk.

    Track B

    Procurement Leaders: The Time for Changing IT Procurement’s Operating Model Is NOW

    IT procurement leaders need to be part of strategic conversations and deliver value beyond just IT contract cost reductions. This track discusses how they can do so.

    Track C

    IT Vendor Management Leaders: Maximize Your Business Outcomes Through a Strong Vendor Management Discipline That Increases Vendor Performance While Reducing Vendor Risks

    Discover how disciplined vendor management enables your providers to address broader goals, maximize business outcomes and address key risks to your business.

    Track D

    IT Asset Management Leaders: Embracing Technology Asset Management to Thrive in The Digital Age

    IT asset management (ITAM) leaders must embrace technology asset management (TAM) to stay relevant. This track will offer insights on TAM and meeting ITAM objectives.

    Track E

    IT Finance Leaders: Optimizing the IT Finance Discipline for Cost, Agility and Transparency

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

    New! Track F

    Market Trends: How to Navigate and Effectively Prepare for Essential Changes to Buying Strategies

    Disruptive technologies and evolving vendor tactics require shifts in buying strategies. This track discusses what to expect from new technologies, services and delivery models.

    New! Track G

    Negotiating IT Contracts Clinics

    This track features interactive contract-negotiation sessions offering proven insights, tips and tactics to optimize your deals with top strategic vendors and services.