WHAT: Forrester Research, Inc., (Nasdaq: FORR) Forrester’s Sourcing & Vendor Management Forum EMEA 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 EMEA 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 16 – 17, 2010


Hilton London Tower Bridge
5 More London Place, Tooley Street
London SE1 2BY
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 3002 4300

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

  • Samantha Covell, Head of IS Procurement, AstraZeneca
  • Sean Pepper, Group IT Supplier Management Director, Lloyds TSB
  • Mitchell J. Habib, Chief Operating Officer, The Nielsen Company

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. Platinum sponsor Verizon, Gold sponsors BT and MindTree Ltd, and Silver sponsors Atrete, Tangoe, and TechTeam Global will participate in the Event’ class=”newpage” target=”_blank”s Solutions Showcase.

CONTACT: To register, please call +31 (0)20305 4848. Complete Event information, including online registration, is available at www.forrester.com/sourcing2010emea.

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