Partners

Gartner is the world’s leading IT research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, CT, USA, and has 7,600 associates. www.gartner.com

 

TechWell delivers training, support, research, and publications to software managers, developers, test professionals, and quality engineers worldwide. Since 1986, TechWell has been at the forefront of software quality improvement technology and instrumental in setting the stage for the software industry to view testing as a distinct discipline. Today, TechWell is a resource relied upon by the Fortune 1000 companies. TechWell produces some of the industry’s highest-rated publications—Better Software magazine, StickyMinds.com, and TechWell.com. www.techwell.com

 

Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. Forrester works with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of Forrester’s most innovative clients. www.forrester.com

 

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Washington, DC Chapter largely focuses on the Department of Defense, intelligence community, national security and military health related agencies. Chapter activities include nine monthly breakfast programs, featuring a panel of government and military leaders, the annual Winter Gala networking event and the Spring Military IT Leadership Awards. Additionally, the chapter hosts three technology summits, and has an active Small Business Committee, which hosts a series of networking Breakfast Clubs. http://dc.afceachapters.org/

 

 

 

 

 

The Trustworthy Software Initiative (TSI) is a public good initiative supported and funded through the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) with a mission to “Make Software Better”. TSI provides the knowledge, skills and capability for the supply, demand and education communities such that trustworthy software can be designed, implemented, sustainably maintained and assured in a risk-based, whole-life process. The Trustworthy Software Framework (TSF) represents the core of activity for TSI, and acts as a consensus, neutral (domain independent) way to access a plethora of existing good advice and standards. www.uk-tsi.org

 

 

 

 

The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) is a public/private “do tank” composed of leading IT public interest groups, standards bodies and government agencies working together to fundamentally transform how the government acquires and manages IT and Cyber solutions. As the “architect of FITARA”, we are ushering in agile standards of practice and innovations emanating from the $4T Global IT market. www.it-aac.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QuEST Forum is a global organization dedicated to quality and sustainability in the ICT community. We are very unique in that we create a collaborative environment for service providers and suppliers, who are often times competitors, to come together and develop innovative solutions to relevant industry issues. QuEST Forum unifies the ICT community through the implementation of TL 9000 (an ICT specific quality management system that is built on ISO 9001), performance benchmarking, and a broad array of common metrics that support rapid industry adoption of new technologies and consistent quality of communication networks around the world. www.questforum.org

 

 

 

Collaborative partnerships are an integral piece of the success strategy for nearly every organization in the world. For well over a decade, IAOP has been the association that professionals working in these strategic relationships, including outsourcing and Global Business Services, count on to keep them informed, educated, and above all connected to the resources and people they need to succeed. IAOP was born, back in 2005, out of the idea that there should be an association not simply for those working in outsourcing, but also that defines outsourcing as a profession in its own right. It was a good idea then and, though the industry and “outsourcing” has evolved into various collaborative approaches, it’s a good idea now. IAOP’s unique characteristic—core competency—is its ability to bring together this diverse, highly collaborative and passionate group of individuals and organizations- from the provider, advisor and buy-side community. IAOP is truly an association for the members, by the members. For more information on how to get involved, visit: www.iaop.org