Call for Speakers


The IT Procurement Summit happens in 2022 and will again reach EPIC proportions

Planning has 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 be held in Lake Buena, Florida at the Lake Buena Vista Palace. 

The ITPS will take place on November 7-8, 2022 and will have keynote speakers, panel discussions, industry breakouts and roundtables. 

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 more prolific practitioners and experienced Director and C-Level speakers with intermediate to advanced material relating to IT procurement.

Particular topics of interest include: 

  • Supply chain risk
  • Inflation from suppliers
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Globalization issues
  • Collaborative procurement
  • Software Asset Management (SAM) and what are sourcing's roles
  • TAX overseas
  • Writing a contract playbook
  • Onboarding and training new people
  • The use of Freeware and where and when can it bring trouble
  • Other topics include, 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 2022 IT Procurement Summit on the CAUCUS website.

We welcome up to three presentation proposals per person between now and March 15, 2022. All speakers will be notified of their status by March 31, 2022.

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

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

Best regards,

Robert Wright, Principal & T. Jeff Vining Executive Director

 

 
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