Call for Speakers

CAUCUS Live is a New Feature for CAUCUS members in 2020 with many benefits.

Planning had begun for your 25th Annual IT Procurement Summit (ITPS), however this year will be a bit different. The 25th ITPS and extraordinary event of the year will change it's course and now be delivered all online. It will still offer industry leading sessions that you have become to know and love, however it is called CAUCUS Live in 2020.

 CAUCUS Live will take place November 17-19, 2020 online and will be for CAUCUS members (only) and complimentary. keynote speakers, panel discussions, Interactive sessions, Industry breakouts and roundtables will still be on the schedule.

 If you didn’t already know, each year the CAUCUS Executive Advisory Committee (CEAC) and staff carefully plan the annual event to ensure that attendees receive timely and relevant information to improve their skills. Based on the attendee evaluations from the 24th annual summit, we are looking to add you the prolific practitioner and experienced Director and C-Level speakers with intermediate to advanced material relating to IT procurement.

Particular topics of interest include: Software Asset Management (SAM), tips and tactics for negotiating with large suppliers (i.e. Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce), future of IT procurement (the new norm), Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures (MAD), fundamentals, managing cloud licensing risks, negotiating international deals, and AI.

More general topics regarding licensing, innovation, strategic sourcing, negotiating, vendor management, and risk mitigation are also welcome.

If you are interested in creating and presenting a dynamic and interactive session at the IT Procurement Summit, you may submit a speaking proposal to help motivate your colleagues to reach new heights and inspire newcomers to embrace the profession.

Soon you will find detailed information about the CAUCUS 2020 IT Procurement Summit on the CAUCUS website.

We welcome up to three presentation proposals per person between now and September 15, 2022. All speakers will be notified of their status by September 30, 2020.

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Thank you for your interest in CAUCUS – The Association of Technology Acquisition Professionals and CAUCUS Live 2020. This is definitely going to be awesome!

Please contact [email protected] if you need more information about the proposal process.

Best regards,

Robert Wright, Principal & Luke Montoya, 2020 Chair, CAUCUS Executive Advisory Committee


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