Lead Sourcing and Vendor Management to the Core of Digital Business.


As an IT sourcing or vendor management leader, your role is vital to the success of digital business. You are the critical link between your organization’s internal capabilities and the external digital business ecosystem. You are key to the development and deployment of strategies to acquire and manage IT services to drive successful digital business outcomes. Under your leadership, Sourcing and Vendor Management can position itself as a trusted business advisor and a high-performance business partner to drive sourcing to the core of digital business transformation.



Gartner’s Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit 2017 offers the world’s leading analysis and advice in guiding you to:



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 behaviors, 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.



Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm



Speakers: Molly Fletcher, Negotiation Expert, Founder and CEO, The Molly Fletcher Company, Rob Geraghty, Executive Coach, Expert on Influencing and Presenting, Jeremy Gutsche, CEO, Author, and Expert on Innovation

Venue

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Organizer

Gartner

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