Global Strategic Management Institute Presents IT Sourcing and Procurement Summit, San Francisco June 5-6, 2013

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IT Sourcing and Procurement Summit (ITSPS) – San Francisco is excited to present its newest annual event aimed at Capitalizing on Emerging Best Practices and Advanced Strategies in IT Asset Management.

This new event is aimed at delivering comprehensive case studies, interactive workshops, and dynamic sessions to demonstrate the leading best practices in IT sourcing and procurement.

The Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI) is excited to announce The IT Sourcing and Procurement Summit, San Francisco (ITSPS) this June 5th and 6th at the Marines’ Memorial Club. This new event is aimed at delivering comprehensive case studies, interactive workshops, and dynamic sessions to demonstrate the leading best practices in IT sourcing and procurement.

We are pleased to present the following featured speakers:

Keith Koo is a Director and Head of Technology Vendor Management for Intuit, Inc. and has global responsibility for all of Intuit’s Technology partners. Keith helps develop partner strategy and alignment to Intuit’s CIO, CTO and Business units’ strategy and vision. Keith joined Intuit after holding a similar role at Cisco. He will be speaking on Best Practices in Vendor Management Throughout the IT Procurement Life Cycle. Keith’s session will examine the relationship-based function of a strategic IT sourcing professional. In a knowledge rich environment it is imperative to maintain a diplomatic perspective for successful negotiation in the short and long-term.

Byron Tatsumi is a Director in Strategy and Operations at KPMG, LLP, a global Big 4 consulting firm, where he supports Fortune 500 clients. He has more than 18 years of industry and consulting experience in strategic planning, business operations, vendor management, strategic sourcing, outsourcing, procurement, business process improvement and transformation. He will be speaking on Essential skills Vital to the IT Procurement Expert: How to Develop Talent in an Organization. Byron will discuss the critical elements of global workforce planning in the short and long-term for an organization to optimize their investment in new technologies.

Cynthia Garcia is Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing at Stewart Title. She has extensive experience in negotiating integrated systems solutions for mainframe, midrange, and distributed software, and for voice, data and video networks. Her contracts demonstrate her expertise across all procurement phases for the telecom, banking and software industries for various technology contracts, including software licensing and intellectual property ownership, hardware and professional services contracts. She will be speaking about Doing Deals with ROI in Mind: IT Sourcing and Procurement as a Capital Investment - How Procurement Professionals Can Make a Financial Case for IT Products. Cynthia will explain how the procurement role has evolved beyond a transactional function. She will discuss the latest strategies in advocating IT products to non-technical executives in the decision-making process.

Tickets are now on sale! Delegates may register before April 5, 2013 to receive a $400 early bird discount. Group discounts and strategic Sponsorship opportunities are available.

About Global Strategic Management Institute:

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