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Sponsored by NPI


NPI is an IT procurement advisory services company that helps enterprises identify and eliminate overspending on IT purchases. We deliver transaction-level price benchmark analysis, license and subscription optimization advice, vendor-specific negotiation intel, and software audit defense services that enable IT buying teams to achieve material savings. NPI analyzes billions of dollars in spend each year for clients in all industries that invest heavily in IT. Eight-figure savings are typical for our clients.

Featured Guests

Brad Veech
Senior IT Sourcing Director

I have over 20 years of IT Sourcing experience in multiple industries: Big Box Retail, Manufacturing, Printing, Medical, Aerospace and Defense. I have been responsible for creating and leading world-class technology Sourcing teams with experts that deliver cost savings, lower risk, and improved process to each project and client - always focusing on creating the best strategies possible to meet customers' desired outcomes. I have built several Technology, Indirect, and Direct spend sourcing teams by recruiting the best possible talent, building procurement/sourcing processes, and creating teams that exceed expectations. 

Rich Staas
Director of Client Services

Specialties: Contract analysis, IT Program management, Management of large application development projects

Alan Poulin
Procurement Manager

A Senior Procurement IT Leader with a 34 year proven track record in the Global Financial Services, Software Development and IT Operations industries with proven leadership experience in global planning & operations, continuous improvement, strategic sourcing, program management, business strategy, team building and change leadership.


Kim Addington

As IT and Telecom purchases get more complex, do you suspect you might be spending more than you should? If so, you’re not alone. Overspending in these areas is a huge frustration for organizations today, and it results in millions of dollars being wasted every year. Money that could and SHOULD be put to better use – to green-light unfunded projects, or drop straight to the bottom line.