IT Vendor Management Leaders

Vendor Management ROI & Performance Metrics |  Reduce Vendor Risks  |  Ecosystem & Multi-Sourcing

Manage IT vendors to perform, innovate and deliver more value


Today’s IT vendor management leaders are overseeing more vendors, more types of vendors and more ambitious innovation initiatives than ever. Meanwhile, the business needs rapid progress and results. Join us at the IT vendor management conference of the year: Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit. 


The conference consists of seven tracks with one dedicated purely to IT vendor management. Take a look at some of the sessions you will experience at the conference.

IT Vendor Management Sessions and Topics

Discover how to design and implement the ideal operating model for managing your vendor ecosystem at Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2019, September 4 — 6 in Dallas, TX.


This year's conference features a full track focused on IT vendor management that gives you information you need to derive the maximum business value from every relationship, whether new or longstanding. Conference sessions include:


  • Calculating and Communicating the Benefits of Vendor Management
  • Mega Vendor clinics: Learn how to successfully work with and manage the top IT vendors
  • Developing a Framework for Segmenting Your IT Vendors
  • Measuring What Matters Most: Developing a Balanced Vendor Scorecard
  • How to Get the Innovations Your Service Providers Promise
  • Developing a Strategic Roadmap for Maturing IT Vendor Management
  • Use the MSI-SIAM Model to Optimize Multivendor Ecosystem Performance Management (Advanced)
  • Introducing Gartner’s New Vendor Management Framework
What can you expect at the conference?

Explore what a Gartner conference is really like. Watch a full 45-min session from the 2018 conference as Gartner's Senior Director Analyst, James Michael Anderson, discusses in detail the top ten cost optimization ideas. 



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IT Vendor Management Content & Research

Here is the latest research to help you tackle your biggest IT vendor management challenges:

Vendor Management Strategy & Ops Primer
Critical Capabilities: IT Vendor Risk Management
Top 10 Ideas to Reduce IT Costs

Don't miss these hot topics!

Vendor management ROI
Vendor performance metrics and reporting
Reducing vendor risks
Ecosystem management
Multi sourcing management
Rightsizing your vendor governance model

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