IT Procurement Summit -26th Annual

October 2-4, 2024

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Join us this year at the 27th 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.

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

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.

2023 IT Procurement Summit Session Topics include:

  • Trends in IT Procurement
  • SOW Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Procurement Automation
  • Countering Vendor Ploys
  • The Managed Acquisition Process ™
  • Navigating SaaS Agreements
  • Improving your SLAs
  • Data Privacy
  • Negotiating Tactics and Techniques
  • Building a High-Performing Procurement Team
  • Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)
  • Optimizing Supplier Relationships
  • Lots of Networking Opportunities

ITPS Faculty 2023

Robert Wright

ICN

Principal

Scott Thomas

Humana Inc.

Strategic Contracts Attorney

Christine Stoltz

ABC Supply

IT Vendor Contract Lead

Joani Scott

First Advantage

Direct of Procurement

Stephanie Akerley

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Corporate Procurement Program Manager

Brian Walsh

Judicial Council Of California

Manager, IT Administration

Michael Porter

State of Tennessee
Commodity Specialist

Doreen Loska, PH.D.

Trane Technologies
Organizational Leadership

Katie McEwen

The Procurement Girl

Influencer

Cynthia Farren

Cynthia Farren Consulting

Maxim Zakharchenko

Indirect Strategic Sourcing

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

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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
SPX

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Robert Wright

ICN

Principal

Robert Wright is a highly experienced technology contracts negotiator with a strong focus on managing real risks and maximizing financial savings. With over 20 years of expertise, he is adept at drafting and negotiating various agreements, including software licenses, SaaS/cloud licenses, consulting services, statements of work, and non-disclosure agreements. Robert is entrusted with closing “high-risk/high-reward” deals valued from $500K to $5MM, recognized by executive leadership. He excels in implementing process improvements to enhance speed-to-value in the contracting and negotiating process.

Christine Stolz

ABC Supply Co.

Christine Stolz leads IT Contracts and Vendor Management for ABC Supply Co. Technology is a true passion of Stolz’s and she is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in tech.   Over the past decade, Christine has served as a senior project manager at Cabela’s, Kohl’s, Claire’s and Walgreens, enabling retail technology both front-of-house and back-of-house. In 2021, she assumed responsibility for ABC Supply’s Contracting and Vendor Management function, handling everything from small purchases to enterprise contracts. Christine is a member of the CAUCUS Executive Advisory Committee.

Brian Walsh

Judicial Council of California

Brian has been in procurement for nearly twenty years in both the private and public sectors. He is currently the manager of IT Administration at the Judicial Council of California (JCC), overseeing IT Budgets, Contracts, Administrative Support and Human Resources. Prior to his current role, Brian oversaw the JCC Non-Facilities Contracts unit, working with two thousand agreements per year with an estimated total value exceeding $550M. In addition to his years of IT procurements, Brian has sourced materials for hundreds of retail store construction projects; developed and implemented procurement plans for startups; and negotiated a multi-million dollar invoice and claim management system agreement for the one of the largest workers compensation carriers in the U.S.

Michael Porter

State of Tennessee

Michael Porter is a results-oriented professional with expertise in relationship building, customer care, business management, analytics, and leadership. He thrives in leveraging his skills and experience to drive success within an innovative team. Michael is passionate about finding the best products and services through effective supply chain management processes. With a proven track record, he brings a strategic and collaborative approach to optimize operations and deliver exceptional results. If you’re seeking a dedicated professional to enhance your supply chain operations, connect with Michael to explore synergies and opportunities.

Doreen Loska, PH.D.

Trane Technologies

Dr. Doreen Loska is a versatile global business leader with extensive experience in supply chain management, project management, and change management. With a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, she is dedicated to developing equitable solutions and implementing effective programs and strategies for diverse individuals, teams, and organizations. Known for her collaborative and data-driven approach, Doreen excels in neuro-leadership, analytics, innovation, sustainability, and creating reliable workplace environments. As an advocate for community and inclusivity, she shares her research on neuroleadership and the connection between worker engagement and workplace environments, inspiring audiences and teams alike.