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Forrester Research, Inc., (Nasdaq: FORR):
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& Sourcing Forum: Sourcing Effectively: Making The Right
Short-Term And Long-Term Tradeoffs
The recession has taken its toll on Sourcing & Vendor Management
professionals, forcing many to make tradeoffs they would not typically
make in the name of short-term survival. But drastic cost-cutting
decisions could lead to implications that could hamper their
organization long term.
After the downturn, sourcing and vendor management’s role will be more
crucial than ever for firms trying to protect their futures. Procurement
executives are negotiating the contracts for products and services that
their companies will use when the economy turns around — and it’s
critical those agreements don’t become anchors as company goals change.
& Sourcing Forum 2009 will empower Sourcing & Vendor Management
professionals, CIOs, and other business executives involved in
procurement decisions to learn the services, sourcing, and vendor
strategies that will enable their companies to emerge from this
recession as a leader, not merely a survivor.
WHEN: October 6-7, 2009
WHERE: Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
WHO: In addition to Forrester’s top thought leaders on trends
affecting Sourcing & Vendor Management professionals, Forrester’s
Services & Sourcing Forum 2009 will include the following featured
Mark Bramfitt, Principal Program Manager, Customer Energy Efficiency,
Pacific Gas and Electric
Tim Harr, Director of Information Systems, Nordson Corporation
Dave Higham, Director, Vendor Management Services, Russell
Wayne Jones, Vice President, Infrastructure Services, International
Flavors & Fragrances
Linda Lannen, Vice President, Global IT Infrastructure Services, MWH
Devajit (Dev) Mukherjee, Senior Vice President and President, Toys and
Seasonal Business Unit, Sears Holdings Corporation
Jonathan Pettus, Director, NASA Marshall Center’s Office of the Chief
Information Officer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
The Forum offers four in-depth tracks that will provide direction to
Sourcing & Vendor Management professionals across the sourcing life
cycle. Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule One-On-One
Meetings with Forrester analysts and to network with peers. Ten sponsors
— including gold sponsors MexicoIT and NIIT Technologies — will share
their solutions in a technology showcase. Attendees can also register to
attend the preconference Workshop “Outsourcing
And Offshoring IT Infrastructure Services.”
CONTACT: Attendees who register for Services & Sourcing Forum and Forrester's
Business Technology Forum, October 8-9, 2009, in Chicago, will be
eligible for a discount. Please see complete Event information at: Services
& Sourcing Forum 2009.
MEDIA: Members of the media can register for Services
& Sourcing Forum 2009 by providing their full contact
information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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