Reduce Vendor Risk, Negotiate Effectively, and Improve Financial Transparency

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.

Delivering independent, practical advice, thought leadership and insight into future trends, the conference showcases how to develop a compelling strategy, identify the right solutions and negotiate better IT deals.

Who Should Attend:

IT Sourcing Leaders

Develop strategies to optimize the sourcing and supply of IT services and products through sessions, workshops, meetups and more.

IT Procurement Leaders

Negotiate better deals for IT services, software, SaaS, cloud and hybrid infrastructure through sessions, negotiation clinics, meetups and more.

IT Vendor Management Leaders

Collaborate with IT vendors to reduce risk, achieve desired outcomes and get more from your vendor relationships through sessions, mega vendor clinics, meetups and more.

IT Asset Management Leaders

Manage IT assets throughout their lifecycle and prepare for software audits through sessions, workshops, meetups and more.

IT Finance Leaders

Improve financial transparency and optimize IT costs through sessions, workshops, meetups and more.

The conference by the numbers

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Bring the whole team - you'll thank us later

With 5 tracks dedicated to each key role in the IT sourcing, procurement, finance, vendor & asset management process, attending as a team is a no brainer. This conference doesn't just lend itself to bringing team members from your individual disciplines either, but also across functions.

 

Take a look at the insights you'll walk away with, whether it's within the same functional team or with cross-functional partners:

IT Sourcing Leaders

Your team will walk away with:

 

  • Sourcing frameworks to improve agility, speed and flexibility
  • Techniques for sourcing cloud and SaaS technologies
  • Sourcing governance and organization

IT Procurement Leaders

Your team will walk away with:

 

  • Better negotiation and contract tactics to make better deals
  • Techniques for procurring cloud and SaaS technologies
  • Procurement tools and automation

IT Vendor Management Leaders

Your team will walk away with:

 

  • Tools and frameworks to measure vendor performance
  • Tactics and best practices for managing cloud, SaaS and hybrid technologies
  • Insights to get more from your vendor relationships

IT Asset Management Leaders

Your team will walk away with:

 

  • Best practices and insights to implement and manage SAM tools
  • Techniques to thrive during software audits
  • Frameworks for software and hardware life cycle management

IT Finance Leaders

Your team will walk away with:

 

  • Roadmaps to IT financial management maturity and cost optimization
  • Financial models for cost transparency
  • Insights to measure IT costs

Enhance your conference experience and attend with your team. 

Convince your boss


Attending a Gartner conference can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy and execution, and advance your professional skills. These materials will aid you in gaining approval to attend from your manager.

 

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Learn first hand what you can achieve