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STAMFORD, Conn., September 4, 2015

Gartner Announces Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit 2015

November 3 - 5 at Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX

Details: The Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit delivers practical guidance and strategic advice on sourcing and IT services. This event focuses on IT and business process sourcing strategies, service provider evaluation and selection, contract development and vendor management. Attendees will learn how to conquer the complexity of the services ecosystem and drive business value from new technology options, pricing models, and delivery models.

2015 Agenda Tracks:

  • Sourcing Executives: Creating Sustainable Strategies in Complex Times
  • Sourcing and Contract Managers: Ensuring the Right Deals with the Right Providers
  • Emerging Trends and Disruptive Technologies: Making Sense of the Available Options
  • IT Vendor Management: Optimizing Vendor Relationships
  • Real-World Outsourcing: Workshops, Roundtables and Contract Negotiation Clinics



* Gartner Keynote: Sourcing 2015 and Beyond: Leveraging the Power of the Top Technology and Business Trends

Helen Huntley, research VP, Gartner

*Guest Keynote: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Patrick Lencioni, founder and president, The Table Group

*Gartner Keynote: Becoming a Wolf in a Digital World

Tina Nunno, VP & Gartner Fellow

*Guest Keynote: The Art of Business Influence

Mark Jeffries, Author and Communication Expert 

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerSSVR.

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

The 2015 Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit is co-located with the IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management (ITAM) Summit. Get more information on these two summits in one week here:

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

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