STAMFORD, Conn.–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Supply industry leaders will meet in Dallas next month to share strategies to drive growth and innovation in an uncertain market in the ISG 2022 Sourcing Industry Conference (SIC)the premier annual event for technology and business service providers hosted by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: third), a leading global research and technology advisory company.
The 16th annual SIC will take place September 26-28 at the Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa in Frisco, Texas. Dozens of ISG advisors will deliver keynote presentations and host panel discussions, breakout sessions and one-on-one meetings, sharing insights from real-world client engagements and the most comprehensive market data in the industry.
the latest world ISG™ Index shows that the annual contract value for the combined global market (XaaS and managed services) reached $22.8 billion in the second quarter, up 9% from the prior year but down 7% from the first quarter, the first time since Q3 2020 that the global market did not grow sequentially.
“Corporate investments in digital technologies have propelled the global market to new heights in the last 18 months,” said Todd Lavieri, vice president and president of ISG Americas and Asia Pacific and host of the SIC. “Demand remains strong for business and IT services, but businesses and providers must continue to operate with agility and innovation to deal with labor shortages, inflation, cyber threats and ongoing supply chain disruptions. supply and COVID.”
Companies continue to embrace cloud computing and leverage the technology to improve productivity, lower costs and strengthen customer relationships, Lavieri said, and are developing IT modernization strategies that involve close collaboration with vendor partners. New types of supplier relationships are also helping companies access specialized skills in a tight job market.
A keynote address, “IT Services Delivered During a Time of Disruption,” by Stanton Jones, ISG Distinguished Analyst, will explore new ways companies are relying on IT service providers to drive growth and execution, access specialized talent and reduce costs.
Using continuous improvement and transformation to drive integration and change in supplier-customer relationships will be addressed by Prashant Kelker, Partner at ISG Digital Strategy and Solutions, in his presentation, “Preparing for the Onslaught: Web3, Metaverse and the smart edge.”
Winners of the first edition ISG Women in Digital Awardsto be announced at a virtual awards ceremony in September, it will host a conversation on recognizing the impact of women in IT, defining new possibilities and fostering greater engagement with women leaders.
Breakout sessions will focus on talent and delivery strategies; the evolution of the adviser relations function; rate and price trends; the use of cyber sources in larger engagements; how to protect and grow customer relationships; network, security, cloud and infrastructure convergence; industry-specific business process outsourcing; the rise of digital engineering; cloud adoption and growth in application development and maintenance. ISG advisors will also offer in-depth analysis of individual industries.
Additional information and registration are available at event website.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: third) is a world leader in technology research and consulting. A trusted business partner to more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 companies, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud, and data analytics; sourcing advice; governance and risk managed services; network operator services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries – a global team known for innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology, and world class. analytical and research capabilities based on the most comprehensive market data in the industry. For more information visit www.isg-one.com.