IT Sourcing Best Practices

How to Leverage Price Benchmarking, License Optimization and More!

Thursday, August 9th 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT

Pierre Mitchell Chief Research Officer Spend Matters

Kim Addington Chief Operating Officer NPI

The role of IT Sourcing is changing as category spend skyrockets across all industries. IT purchasers are under close scrutiny to make the smartest purchase every time, and cost is only one of several metrics for success. Today, IT buying also plays an important role in digital transformation revenue economics, and encompasses factors such as business flexibility, risk reduction and compliance.  

So, how are the world’s best IT Sourcing organizations stepping up to the plate? What do they have in common? Hear the answers to those questions and more from Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, an expert in helping procurement organizations contain costs, improve business process efficiency and perform business transformations. Join Pierre, along with Kim Addington, COO of NPI, a leading IT sourcing advisory firm, as they cover the best practices and tactics that fuel IT Sourcing excellence:

  • Price Benchmarking – What constitutes a “fair deal” in the current buying landscape?
  • License Optimization – How can companies navigate vendor licensing complexity to ensure they’re licensed properly? 
  • Self-audits – What are they? How do they work? How do they reduce exposure to compliance risk? 
  • Renewal Hygiene – What are the steps IT buyers should take before any major renewal event?
  • And more…

About Our Speakers:

Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer, Spend Matters Spend Matters’ Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell has 25 years of procurement and supply chain industry and consulting experience, and is a recognized procurement expert specializing in supply processes, practices, metrics, and enabling tools and services. He is a regular contributor to business publications, a frequent presenter at industry events around the world and counts himself fortunate to have served and interacted with so many CPOs and future CPOs.

Kim Addington, Chief Operating Officer, NPI NPI’s Chief Operating Officer Kim Addington has 29 years of enterprise IT executive experience. Leveraging knowledge gained in leadership roles for IT vendors in the development tools, middleware, file transfer and data security subcategories, she joined NPI eight years ago to help IT buyers get maximum value for every purchase. Transaction-specific price benchmark analysis, license optimization and negotiation intel are the cornerstones of NPI’s IT sourcing services.