The Top 3 ITFM Conferences Remaining in 2019


A common challenge we hear amongst IT Finance practitioners and practice leads is the inability to get out of the office for events and professional development opportunities due to time, resource, and budgetary constraints. Oftentimes, there is just not enough information and advanced communication within organizations to know what’s happening and what’s worth the investment.

If you haven’t escaped the office for a professional development opportunity this year, here’s the run-down on our “top 3” picks for ITFM conferences remaining this year:

Event: The World of IT Financial Management Conference

Organization: IT Financial Management Association

Date: July 15-19, 2019

Location: Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX

Contact: Terence Quinlan, info@itfma.com, 805-687-7390

ITFMA’s summer conference in San Antonio is the second of two opportunities in 2019 for IT Finance practitioners and practice leaders to participate in a jam-packed schedule of seven concurrent tracks and categories (including planning, budgeting, procurement, asset management, showback/chargeback, and more).

What we see as “pros”:

  • Practitioner-led and practitioner-focused sessions
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit
  • Peer networking
  • The only conference that includes Nicus’s IT Finance Bootcamp (2-day workshop for entry-level to intermediate IT Finance professionals)

Note: Register by June 14th for the lowest registration fee!

Event: Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Finance, Vendor & Asset Management Summit 2019

Organization: Gartner

Date: September 4-6, 2019

Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, 1051 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX

Contact: Gartner Conferences Team, globalconferences@gartner.com, 866-405-2511

Gartner’s ITSV2019 conference is a great opportunity to bring the whole team. With tracks dedicated to each key role in the IT sourcing, procurement, finance, vendor and asset management process, you can not only learn about your individual discipline but also enhance your conference experience with cross-functional partners.

What we see as “pros”:

  • Gartner Analyst insights (45+ Gartner analysts)
  • Networking with 1,400+ peers
  • Strategic advice and practical tools
  • Pre-conference tools such as the justification letter provided to convince your boss (available in “Why Attend”)

Nicus is the Premier Sponsor for this event, so you won’t be able to miss us!

Note: Register before June 28th for early-bird pricing. Gartner event attendees must register for the event prior to making hotel reservations.

Event: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019

Organization: Gartner

Date: October 20-24, 2019

Location: Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Contact: Gartner Conferences Team, globalconferences@gartner.com, 866-405-2511

Gartner’s IT Symposium/Xpo is an opportunity to interact with Gartner and industry experts, cutting-edge solution providers, and peers. Over 9,000 CIOs and IT executives attend this event focused on business strategy, leadership, and technology and information. This event offers CIO workshops and over 350 sessions to help explore strategic trends and technologies that are driving digital transformation and shaping the future of IT and business.

What we see as “pros”:

  • Networking- connect with other businesses to gain valuable insights, techniques, and solutions to address the initiatives you’re working on
  • Gartner insights- explore new ideas and examine strategic implications of evolving technologies and industry trends
  • Hands-on training and workshops

Thirsty for more? Check out these highlights from the 2018 event.

Note: The Symposium offers group rate discounts, Executive Program Member complimentary attendance, and a CIO Experience Program. Find out which is right for you.

This list, of course, is not all-inclusive of every conference out there for IT and IT Finance professionals. Some conferences are vendor-specific and therefore do not allow Nicus to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot share the “pros” for those events, but we hope our top picks have helped in your journey to find the right professional development opportunity for you and/or your team.

We hope to see you at one of the upcoming events mentioned above. As always, you can check out where to find Nicus next on our Events page. Be sure to stop by, say hello, and mention this blog for some free swag!