The first Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) Services And Sourcing Forum demonstrated to attending sourcing and vendor management professionals how they can drive strategic business value from their sourcing decisions. More than 250 professionals attended the two-day event, which concluded today in Orlando, Fla.
The event also marked the first meeting of the Forrester Leadership Boards’ Sourcing & Vendor Management Council, a peer-to-peer group for executives who drive technology investments and sourcing decisions. Council members, invited guests and Forrester analysts discussed best practices in running a vendor management office, sourcing strategies, effective metrics for vendor management and sourcing risk assessment. The next Sourcing & Vendor Management Council meeting will be held on November 28 in conjunction with Forrester’s Services And Sourcing Forum EMEA in Nice, France.