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Empowering Deal Leaders During IT Transformation

APRIL 23 - 25, 2019





Pre-conference activities begin with registration at 1pm followed by Speed Networking and Poolside Welcome Reception in the evening.  Arrive early, get settled in and start making connections.



The conference will begin with breakfast at 8am followed by new, interactive workshops to assess contract risk and inspect spending models, and a full afternoon of breakouts focused on managing leverage while juggling the complexities of cloud infrastructure, risk of software audit, entrenched legacy hardware and software suppliers, and the skyrocketing costs of professional and managed services.

Your evening will feature a Night at Universal Studios including VIP access for select rides, a party at the Red Coconut Club and after party passes across Universal City Walk.



The conference concludes Thursday at noon after a morning of more than a dozen supplier briefings led by our Analytics Team, Subject Matter Experts and Practice Leaders.  Briefings will feature specific examples and highlight trends extracted from the 6,000+ client deals we've analyzed in the past year.  These briefings will arm you with actionable intelligence on your key suppliers and provide ample time for peer discussion and open Q&A.


There’s an endless list of IT conferences, negotiation trainings and vendor management forums on the calendar, but only one where you can engage your industry peers, analysts, and subject matter experts in an intimate, vendor-free setting.

Now in it’s 11th year, the IT Deal-Maker Summit continues to grow and thrive because we consistently bring together clients from IT, VMO and Sourcing whose own successes inspire new thinking about your most vexing challenges.  Attendees leave our Summits equipped and empowered to make the journey from deal-maker to deal-leader.

Our clients + our experts + our insights come together to form three days of valuable learning, sharing and transformation, with a little fun and relaxation mixed in.  Don’t miss out.

  • New interactive workshops with real client scenarios

    • Assessing for Contract Risk​

    • Inspecting Supplier Proposals

    • Analyzing Stakeholder Priorities

  • One-on-one access to Analysts and SMEs​ to discuss current and upcoming deals critical to your organization

  • Compliance Track spanning entirety of breakout sessions​​​​

    • Best Practices for SAM, Audit Preparation and Defense

    • Supplier-specific top audit findings (MSFT, IBM, Oracle)​

    • State of the Industry study release

  • New breakouts focused on Cloud Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Software as a Service

  • More to be announced

Conference registration includes access to all working sessions, networking events, and meals.


Per Contract





ClearEdge clients are invited to contact their Account Managers to receive promotional codes for Summit passes included in your service agreement. 


Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Orlando, Florida


Situated on 1,500 acres, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers a multitude of outdoor activities. Spend your day on our private lake or hit the links at a 45-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course. Our Lake Buena Vista resort is near many of Orlando’s theme parks: Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, and SeaWorld® Orlando.