IT Procurement Summit -26th Annual

November 5–7, 2023


Join us this year at the 26th annual IT Procurement Summit in sunny Orlando, FL this autumn. It is the extraordinary event of the year for IT Procurement Professionals and others that are part of the contracting process.

IT Procurement Summit - Overview

Our annual conference is an unrivaled event – bringing together IT procurement professionals from around the globe to collaborate on the latest industry trends and learn how to Do Better Deals®

Featuring powerful presentations from some of best and brightest minds in the IT procurement profession today, you’ll walk away from our conference with keen insights on:
• Cloud Contracting Tips & Tactics
• Industry standards around data privacy and security
• Negotiating better technology agreements
• How to more effectively manage vendor relationships
• Freeware/Open-source Issues
• Agile Brest Practices
• Software Audits
• 5G and a lot more

Our industry break-outs will give you an opportunity to network with your peers. See how others just like you are dealing with the same issues and challenges you’re confronting in your own organization.

Breakfast Roundtables will provide you with an opportunity to speak out on some of the most pressing topics facing IT procurement professionals today. Focused panel discussions will leave you with tangible tips and tactics for creating leverage with suppliers, developing a strong vendor management program, and effectively negotiating agreements across borders with international suppliers.

If you’re involved IT procurement in any way, our annual conference is a must-attend event! Sign up today to gain insights from industry experts, collaborate with peers to expand your network, and grow in your career as an IT procurement professional.

2022 IT Procurement Summit Faculty

Luke Montoya


Strategic Sourcing Senior Director

Matt Smith

Humana Inc.
Associate Director – Enterprise Category Management

Kasey Frank

Willis Towers Watson

Global Head of Enterprise Technology Procurement

Catherine Anderson-Johnson

Catherine Anderson-Johnson

Sleep Number

Sr. Manager, Indirect Sourcing Team Leader, Technology Sourcing

Robert Wright



Sarepta Ridgeway


Director, Strategic Sourcing

David Hatch

Hatch Law Group PLLC

Tim Swan



Yvette Porter

Yvette Porter, CPSM, CPSD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Information Technology

Associate Director, Purchasing and Contracts

Kevin Francis

CCI Network Services
Vice President of Sales

Michael Swanson

Isam Group

Owner – Founder


Strategic Sourcing Director


Jenni Gardner

Assurant, Inc.

Technical Supplier Manager

Tracy Janes


Consulting Founder

Brad Veech


Sr. Director IT Sourcing

Melanie Berry


Sourcing Director
Elgin Ward

Elgin Ward


Attorney and ICN Senior Consultant

Phil Rolfs

State Farm

Category Manager (Contract and Risk Advisement)

Benefits of Attendance

Develop relationships with your peers

Build professional confidence

Get best practices

Improve your negotiation techniques

Gain leverage with your suppliers

Learn strategic global principles

Reduce your risk

Learn how to streamline processes

Sharpen your skills

Past Year's Agenda


2:00 – 3:00 PM Procurement Module Exam Review Presentation | more details
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:15 PM Contract Management Module Exam Review Presentation | more details
4:15 – 7:00 PM Attendee Check-In and Light Reception
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Featured Presentation and Mixer

What’s Old Is New Again: Opening Remarks — ICN Principal Robert Wright


7:00 – Continuous Additional Check-in as Coffee & Tea are Served
7:30 – 8:30 AM Networking Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 AM

Featured Presentation

State of Procurement & Ice Breaker

9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 – 10:45 AM Building Rapport with Stakeholders The Great Gotcha:
Issues with Open-Source Software Usage
10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – Noon Collaborating with Virtual Teams Vendor Negotiations from
Sourcing & Outside Counsel
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch Break • Ice Cream Bars in the Veranda starts at 1:00 PM
1:30 – 2:30 PM How to Talk to Executives Procurement Leadership in the 21st Century
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Why Supplier Diversity Matters Audit—Offense or Defense?
Would You Rather Be Proactive or Reactive?
3:45 – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 – 5:00 PM Facilitated Networking Groups Organized by Job Function
Contract Management | Strategic Sourcing | Vendor Management | Leadership
5:00 – 6:30 PM 25th Annual IT Procurement Summit Welcome Reception


7:00 – 8:00 AM Coffee • Roundtable Discussions
7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast • Roundtable Discussions
8:30 – 9:30 AM

Featured Presentation

How Software is Killing Corporate Budgets — Top Selling Author Bradley Veech

9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 – 10:45 AM Navigating Security Risks
in the Contract Process
Protecting Intellectual Property
in Vendor Contracts
10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – Noon Negotiating Cloud Deals in 2022: Holding Providers Accountable and Avoiding Pitfalls Effective Vendor Management
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch Break • Ice Cream Bars in the Veranda starts at 1:00 PM
1:30 – 2:30 PM Agile Best Practices Across
the Contracting Process
Internet Connections & 5G
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Technology Licensing in 2022: How the Customer Can Win Against a Stacked Deck Get in the Trenches: A Unique Way for IT Procurement Organizations to Find Top Talent
3:45 – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Featured Presentation

The Evolution Continues • and Wrap-up of Event

 IT Procurement Summit Ends

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Benefits of Attendance


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What People Say

ITPS provides an amazing opportunity to network and discuss current topics with procurement professionals from every industry. Both the speakers and attendees provide insight and expertise related to scenarios that we are all facing while offering best in class examples of how to navigate through them. I highly recommend this conference!
Teri Abbo
Oakland University
Year over year, this is a world class conference with an excellent faculty of speakers delivering very timely topics. With the ever-changing world of IT, there is always something new at each conference event. The breakout sessions each tailor themselves nicely for novice IT Procurement Professionals up to the experienced level. I have found the networking amongst peers to be invaluable. This is a one-of-a-kind niche event, packed full of useful information, all delivered by peers in a short couple days.
Mike Gonce
Eastman Chemical
ITPS offers a unique opportunity to not only attend presentations and workshops on topics vitally important to our role in IT Procurement, but also a chance to network with our peers. That network has proved to be invaluable for advice, sharing experiences, etc. Being a member of Caucus also gives me access to learn from and share with my peers throughout the year, extending the ITPS experience.
Cynthia Meyer


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John Cooley


Strategic Sourcing Director
John Cooley is a Strategic Sourcing Contracts Director for RSM US LLP. John is located in Kansas City where he reviews, drafts and negotiates technology and services agreements, and handles vendor disputes. John also advises RSM’s lines of business on contract language and contract compliance issues. Prior to joining RSM in 2018, John was the Procurement Legal Manager at DST Systems in Kansas City and previously worked as an attorney both in private practice and in a corporate legal department. John earned his law degree from Washburn University School of Law and his B.S. degree from the University of Kansas.