Address how your role can proactively become an agent and enabler of digital business

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit is the most important annual gathering of IT and business professionals who strategize, engage and work with IT service and technology providers to realize their organizations’ technology and business ambitions.

This new summit combines two of Gartner’s traditional summits – the Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit and the IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit - into a single, comprehensive event.

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit is designed for individuals in the following roles
Hot topics addressed
  • IT budgeting
  • Cost optimization
  • Financial analysis to assist negotiations
  • Software asset management
  • Managing software audits
IT Finance & Asset Management
Hot topics addressed
  • Maturing the procurement discipline
  • Procurement strategies
  • Negotiating/contracting best practices
  • Procurement tools/automation
  • Licensing models and metrics
IT Procurement
Hot topics addressed
  • Building/maturing the vendor management discipline
  • Vendor performance measurement
  • Vendor risk management
  • Managing complex vendor ecosystems
  • Driving innovation with providers
IT Vendor Management
Hot topics addressed
  • Digital sourcing strategies
  • Sourcing organization/governance
  • Bimodal sourcing
  • Sourcing new domains of skills/solutions
IT Sourcing

What You Will Learn

  • Develop strategies to optimize the supply of IT services and products
  • Negotiate and structure effective contracts for IT services, software, hardware and cloud services
  • Improve financial transparency and optimize IT costs
  • Manage IT assets throughout their lifecycle and prepare for software audits
  • Work with an ecosystem of vendors to reduce risk and achieve desired business outcomes
  • Exploit the potential of technologies such as IoT, A.I. and Blockchain

Features & Benefits


  • Experience Unbiased Content: Have access to unbiased enriching content provided by Gartner analysts in private one-on-one sessions and Gartner Analyst lead sessions 
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. 
  • Network with Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives.
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group. Get more details here.

Learn more about our exclusive session types

What's Included

  • Two Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings
  • Analyst-user roundtables
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics
  • Solution Showcase
  • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator
  • Interactive workshops
  • Special benefits for alumni

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Summit features comprehensive, role-focused tracks, helping you to understand how your role can evolve to deliver more business impact and better support your organization’s digital transformation. In addition, a series of “marketplace” tracks will help you to understand the marketplace dynamics and negotiate effective deals for IT services, software, cloud and hardware. Sign-up now to stay informed!

  • View key takeaways from IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2017 
  • View key takeaways from Sourcing & Vendor Relationships Strategies Summit 2017

Key takeaways from the 2018 summit will include:

  • Create a comprehensive, business- aligned sourcing strategy that delivers speed, agility and innovation, enabling the digital platform of tomorrow.
  • Understand the new delivery models and pricing mechanisms available for traditional, cloud and new  digital service providers, evaluate the risks involved, and select suitable suppliers.
  • Negotiate with providers to structure solid deals that deliver real value and innovation to the business.
  • Identify opportunities for aggressive, focused cost optimization for increased business performance, while preparing for the digital future.
  • Manage an increasingly complex ecosystem of vendors with new performance metrics to create the right behaviours, reduce risk and achieve the expected business outcomes.
  • Understand the disruptive changes impacting the market for IT and business process services and learn how to exploit the potential of technologies such as Intelligent Automation Services, Smart Machines, Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence – while mitigating the risks.

Great networking and sharing best practices with other businesses. Amazing knowledge sharing from Gartner leaders and analysts. Informational and relevant provider sessions.

- James Murray, Senior Financial Analyst TD Auto

Gartner summits always provide me with knowledge and solutions allowing me to bring value-added solutions and cost saving opportunities to my business.

- Jacqueline Steele, Subcontracts Manager BAE Systems

I am always learning new, valuable information for ITAM at this conference. Cutting edge material and industry leaders provide valuable industry-specific information.

- Catherine Jostad, Sr. Technical Analyst Tyson Foods

Optimize Your Attendance

You'll be able to add these Gartner exclusives to your agenda:

  • Admission to all Keynote sessions
  • Two (30 min) Gartner Analyst One-on-Ones
  • Analyst User RoundTables
  • Contract Negotiation Clinics
  • Workshops
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Solution Provider Showcase
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

Sign-up to be among the first to recieve our 2017 Agenda when it becomes available.


Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers From the 2017 Summit

  • Andy Kyte
    Andy Kyte

    Vice President


  • Jo Ann Rosenberger
    Jo Ann Rosenberger

    Vice President


What We Hear About Our Speakers

This is my first Gartner Summit. I have found it to be a wonderful event. Giving me the opportunity to communicate with vendors and peers from all over the world. I think the summit is very well organized. The length of the sessions are designed to hold your attention. The workshops were of value to see how other are handling VM.

- Pamela Alexander, Procurement & Staffing Program Management TD Auto Procurement & Staffing

Great topics to help move our business forward. Presenters were engaging and being able to network with peers is an invaluable experience.

- Sheryl Bald, Senior Business Analyst American Water


Meet the Solution Providers at the forefront of IT financial, procurement, sourcing, vendor and asset management

The Gartner IT Souricing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2018 will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

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Venue & Travel

Orlando, FL


Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, FL, United States - 32819


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Please note that Gartner has NOT authorized them, or anyone else, to contact attendees on our behalf, nor does Gartner share/sell attendee contact information to anyone. 
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