WHAT: Forrester Research, Inc., (Nasdaq: FORR) Sourcing & Vendor Management Forum 2010: The New Imperative: Empower, Innovate, Sustain

Unprecedented changes are under way for how organizations identify, source, and manage technologies that drive innovation and growth. IT is driving increased efficiency and improved value to the business through the adoption of Lean practices. The business is taking increased ownership of IT-dependent innovation. Employees no longer wait for sourcing to procure the tools needed to connect with others. And the combination of new vendors, changing service delivery models, and rising business risks is transforming the way vendor relationships need to be managed.

In this environment, sourcing has a rare opportunity to become a strategic partner and enable business success. But, enabling business, IT, and end users to harness the value from these trends requires that Sourcing & Vendor Management (SVM) professionals embrace and drive change within the organization. Forrester’s Sourcing & Vendor Management Forum 2010 will help SVM professionals learn how to sustain competitive advantage by continuously improving delivery models, create differentiation through innovative relationships with suppliers, and empower employees with self-provisioned technologies as detailed in the new Forrester book, Empowered.

WHEN: November 9-10, 2010

WHERE: The Fairmount Chicago

200 North Columbus Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

+1 866 540 4408

WHO: More than a dozen Forrester industry-leading analysts will be joined by featured guest speakers, including:

  • Jan Erik Aase, Vice President, Procurement Vendor Management – Enterprise Procurement, Ameriprise Financial
  • Michael Chaney, Senior Director, Procurement Relationship Mgmt (PRM), Global Procurement Services (GPS), Cisco
  • Samantha Covell, Head of IS Procurement, AstraZeneca
  • Marie Loscalzo, Director, Procurement/Contracts, Yum Brands, Inc.

The Forum offers four in-depth tracks designed to help Sourcing & Vendor Management professionals learn how to empower the business, drive innovation, and sustain competitive advantage through next-generation service delivery models. Attendees will also have the opportunity to schedule One-On-One Meetings with Forrester analysts and to network with peers. Attendees can also register for the pre-Forum Workshop: Managing Software Contracts: Best Practices And Trends.

Platinum sponsor UST Global and Silver sponsors Beeline and MindTree will participate in the Event’s Solutions Showcase.

CONTACT: Attendees who register for Forrester’s Sourcing & Vendor Management Forum 2010 before October 1, 2010 will be eligible for a discount. To register, please call 888.343.6786. Complete Event information is available at www.forrester.com/sourcing2010.

MEDIA: Members of the media can register for this Event by providing their full contact information to press@forrester.com.