Topic: IT Costs – components and tips to reduce expenditures
Speaker: Pia Thompson, Founder, Destra Services
- What is the real price of technology?
- Did you get a good deal?
- Can past overpayments be recovered?
Ms. Thompson is an Information Technology Executive Advisor with over 30 years of experience in the industry as a technology developer, buyer and seller. A uniquely diverse background which combines executive leadership, entrepreneurship, technology enablement and sales prowess to drive business. A strong relationship builder with deep technical and business acumen, who drives growth, profits and innovation by working strategically with C-level executives and tactically with line of business stakeholders across all business areas, collaboratively driving business outcomes and innovation. She enjoys works in partnership with early adopters of next-generation technology to solve complex business problems. In recent years, Ms. Thompson has been working as an executive advisor to small & medium business senior leadership in the cost management and containment of their Information Technology assets. Her astute approach to negotiation yields, on average, 18-23% savings over best and final vendor pricing utilizing market condition analysis, historical spend analytics and sell-side insights.