ProcureCon IT Sourcing 2020

October 13 - 15, 2020

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Mike Beals, Vice President, Advisory Services at NPI

Mike Beals


Vice President, Advisory Services
NPI

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mike.

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DAY 1: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 The Future of Tech: Driving Innovation While Managing Risk

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020


11:50 AM Presentation: Maximize The Effectiveness Of Your IT Sourcing Team As A Strategic Discipline

NPI’s mission is to help companies stop overspending on IT and telecom purchases, and maximize the effectiveness of IT Sourcing as a strategic discipline. NPI was founded in 2003 by two former IT vendor executives who decided to help clients get a fair price in the notoriously inconsistent and complex IT spend category. Fast forward to today, and our business has evolved into something remarkable. Our 300+ consultants, analysts and vendor-specific subject matter experts have helped more than 450 clients drive hero-status savings on billions of dollars in IT/telecom spend.

1:50 PM Workshop: Microsoft Software Licensing Drill Down

This workshop will provide a deep dive into Microsoft’s software packaging, licensing, pricing and contracting business practices to effectively leverage IBM solutions and maximize value from your investments. Key takeaways include:
• Key changes/trends for 2020
• How to reach a win/win deal with Microsoft

DAY 2: Wednesday, June 17 Innovation And Transformation: Becoming An Effective Change Agent

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020


2:00 PM Workshop: Software Auditing: An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

Given the persuasiveness of software compliance audits, it pays to be prepared ahead of time to ensure you’re prepared when that time comes. This session, led by experts in software auditing and practitioners who have encountered it, will provide you answers to some of your most burning questions, including:
• How much am I at risk of facing a software audit?
• What conversations do I need to have with my IT leadership when I’m back in the office?
• What should I be requesting from my suppliers in the negotiation process to help set the framework for a successful audit?
• How to defend yourself against a software audit