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STAMFORD, Conn., July 10, 2014

Gartner Announces Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit

September 10-12 in Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL

Details: The Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit delivers practical guidance and strategic advice on sourcing and IT services. This event provides information on how you can exploit digital business opportunities through a sourcing strategy that drives speed and innovation while also “running the core.”  

The Summit will help you to:

  • Identify new services and providers that can deliver agility and innovation

  • Negotiate better deals, successful contracts and take advantage of the latest pricing models

  • Manage hybrid environments of traditional, cloud-enabled and globally delivered services

  • Ensure your sourcing team remains relevant and isn’t bypassed by the business  

  • Adjust your sourcing strategies to address challenges and opportunities of digitalization


*Guest Keynote: Being Decisive

Dan Heath, Author of “Decisive,” “Made to Stick” and “Switch”

*Gartner Keynote: Adapting Sourding for a Digital Future

Cathy Tornbohm, Research VP

Helen Huntley, Research VP

Linda R. Cohen, Managing VP

*Gartner Analyst Keynote: Exploiting BPO and ITO Synergies to Support the Digital Business Era

Cathy Tornbohm, Research VP

*Guest Keynote: The Weather Channel: Digital Revolution Enabling Business Transformation

Bryson Koehler, Executive vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Weather Company

*Guest Keynote: Re-imaging the Role and Value of IT

Tom Koulopoulos, Author, Consultant, and Commentator

The latest solutions and tools will be demonstrated by leading providers exhibiting at the summit. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory at

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerSSVR.

For complete event details, please visit The Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit website at

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Janessa Rivera at

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