ProcureCon Indirect East

March 06 - 08, 2017

Omni Championsgate Resort, Orlando, FL

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Procurement in the Era of Disruption

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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7:15 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:15 AM Welcome Remarks

8:25 AM Chairman’s Opening Remarks

David Marks, Senior Director, Business Development, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

 David Marks
David Marks
Senior Director, Business Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
David Marks is an accomplished senior executive with substantial leadership experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management across travel and technology industries. At Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), David leads a Business Development team responsible for consistently generating more than $200 Million in new sales annually.
Prior to jo
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8:35 AM Keynote Presentation: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Procurement

Marla Bradstock, Director - PMO, Alliant Technologies

Procurement is a relationship-driven organizational function, but there are forces at work behind the scenes that will completely transform how practitioners work with their suppliers. In the ever-pressing need to have things better, faster, cheaper and measurable, what does the procurement organization of the future look like, and how can you prepare for these advancements? The future is closer than you think!
•    The impact of Robotics Process Automation on procurement processes and headcount
•    What skillsets will need to change to succeed where robots and algorithms are the norm, not the exception? 
•    Can Alexa replace your secretary, or Watson replace your lower-level analysts?
•    Will bitcoin become an acceptable (and preferred) method of payment?

 Marla Bradstock
Marla Bradstock
Director - PMO
Alliant Technologies
Marla Bradstock is currently Director, Program Management Office at Alliant Technologies.  She leads a team of project managers focused on delivering Alliant’s innovative vision – making IT infrastructure simpler, more reliable and easier to consume, all at a lower TCO for our business customers.  
Since October 2016 Marla is also ...[Read More]

General Session

9:05 AM Panel Discussion: Effectively Managing Technology’s Influence Across the Corporation

Michael Koch, Director, SAP Ariba

Moderated By:
David Marks
, Senior Director, Business Development, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Lakshmi Narayanan, Global Category Manager- Business & Professional Services, John Wiley & Sons

Shawn Anderson, SVP Enterprise Sourcing Services; Chief Procurement Officer, FiServ

With the rapid transition to an aaS environment, every department within an organization is on a technology spending spree, creating a headache for the IT department was well as sourcing. This presentation will show you how to optimize procurement’s role in serving as a bridge across the enterprise.
•    Should IT or another category manager own the spend for technology contracts in marketing, HR, legal, and manufacturing?
•    Best practices for building cooperative relationships between procurement, IT and the category owners
•    Technology enablement to drive communication within the company
•    Managing security, privacy and data in your tech contracts

Michael Koch
Director
SAP Ariba

 Lakshmi Narayanan
Lakshmi Narayanan
Global Category Manager- Business & Professional Services
John Wiley & Sons

 Shawn Anderson
Shawn Anderson
SVP Enterprise Sourcing Services; Chief Procurement Officer
FiServ

Moderated By:

 David Marks
David Marks
Senior Director, Business Development
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
David Marks is an accomplished senior executive with substantial leadership experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management across travel and technology industries. At Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), David leads a Business Development team responsible for consistently generating more than $200 Million in new sales annually.
Prior to jo
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CPO Network

9:05 AM Session 1: Laying the Foundation for Success: Learnings Regarding Senior Executive Alignment

(limited to 35 CPOs & Global Heads of Indirect with $1B+ in spend)

Keith Woody, Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing, Technicolor

•    Identify proven practices & metrics for procurement alignment with the business
•    Understand the strategies, tactics and lessons learned for achieving senior executive alignment
•    Discuss the barriers to alignment and how to overcome them

 Keith Woody
Keith Woody
Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing
Technicolor

General Session

9:45 AM Digital Procurement Transformation - How Emerging Technologies Will Drive Agility And Results

Paul Blake, Senior Manager, Technology Product Marketing, GEP


 Paul Blake
Paul Blake
Senior Manager, Technology Product Marketing
GEP
Paul Blake leads the technology product marketing team at GEP and is responsible for the promotion of GEP’s procurement technology platform, SMART by GEP. He has worked in technology for over 25 years and has been involved in the development of procurement software solutions since before the advent of the internet. Having run the development team t ...[Read More]

CPO Network

9:45 AM Session 1: Laying the Foundation for Success: Learnings Regarding Senior Executive Alignment

Continued

Keith Woody, Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing, Technicolor

•    Identify proven practices & metrics for procurement alignment with the business
•    Understand the strategies, tactics and lessons learned for achieving senior executive alignment
•    Discuss the barriers to alignment and how to overcome them

 Keith Woody
Keith Woody
Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing
Technicolor

General Session

10:05 AM Keynote Presentation: Digital Transformation of Procurement and Supply Chain at the Intersection of Emerging Technologies

Jack Shaw, Executive Director, American Blockchain Council

Advanced Cognitive Systems, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, IoT, and Blockchain: how the confluence of these technologies is going to affect procurement and supply chain business processes and the talent required to manage them.
 Jack Shaw
Jack Shaw
Executive Director
American Blockchain Council
Jack Shaw is a Pragmatic Visionary, a Digital Strategist, an experienced Technology Executive, a Consulting Futurist, and a world renowned Keynote Speaker. He was voted one of the World’s Top 5 Technology Futurists by over 12,000 meetings planners, executives and conference attendees.
Jack Shaw has been a Technology Futurist for ov ...[Read More]

CPO Network

10:05 AM Session 1: Laying the Foundation for Success: Learnings Regarding Senior Executive Alignment

Continued

Keith Woody, Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing, Technicolor

•    Identify proven practices & metrics for procurement alignment with the business
•    Understand the strategies, tactics and lessons learned for achieving senior executive alignment
•    Discuss the barriers to alignment and how to overcome them

 Keith Woody
Keith Woody
Vice President, Global Indirect Sourcing
Technicolor

10:40 AM Networking Break

General Session

11:15 AM Suppliers: A Vital Partner to Your Business

Henry Murphy III, Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing & Procurement Contingent Labor & HR, Shire

Effective collaboration is essential to any business relationship, and is particularly important when it comes to working with suppliers. There’s no longer a “we” and “they” mentality – managing suppliers is about strengthening relationships and fostering open communication to create a trusted partnership so both teams find success. In this session, Shire will discuss how its procurement team collaborates with its supplier base, and the organization’s key stakeholders, to drive value from its external workforce management program. Attendees will learn how external workforce management technology can help companies establish more efficient processes, implement best practice approaches to sourcing and effectively knowledge share.
 Henry Murphy III
Henry Murphy III
Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing & Procurement Contingent Labor & HR
Shire
Henry Murphy III has been active in the areas of Contingent Labor and HR procurement for over 15 years.  His international experience includes developing successful global Contingent Labor and HR procurement programs for many of the top fortune 100 companies, including Allstate Insurance, United Airlines, Zurich Financial, Tyson Foods a ...[Read More]

CPO Network

11:15 AM Session 2: Constructing a Business Intelligence Unit to Further Procurement’s Transformation Into a Strategic, Company-Wide Resource

(limited to 35 CPOs & Global Heads of Indirect with $1B+ in spend)
Creating an independent, objective intelligence department within your organization can allow all divisions understand what’s going on in the market and become a key process in business partner relations. By leveraging across stakeholders who all want the same data, you’re able to create a simple, coordinated approach to doing business with third parties, and spread the costs among a multitude of departments. How can you further develop this type of centralized coordination, and measure the impact of its success?

General Session

11:35 AM Keynote Presentation: Moving From Business Partner to Enterprise Leader

Melani Wilson-Smith, Vice President, Global Business Services, Hilton


 Melani Wilson-Smith
Melani Wilson-Smith
Vice President, Global Business Services
Hilton
Melani Wilson Smith is vice president, global business services (GBS) for Hilton Supply Management, Hilton. Melani oversees global procure-to-pay systems, corporate strategic sourcing, and marketing communications and strategy for Hilton Supply Management (HSM).

Melani has experience in procurement, consulting ...[Read More]

CPO Network

11:35 AM Session 2: Constructing a Business Intelligence Unit to Further Procurement’s Transformation Into a Strategic, Company-Wide Resource

Continued
Creating an independent, objective intelligence department within your organization can allow all divisions understand what’s going on in the market and become a key process in business partner relations. By leveraging across stakeholders who all want the same data, you’re able to create a simple, coordinated approach to doing business with third parties, and spread the costs among a multitude of departments. How can you further develop this type of centralized coordination, and measure the impact of its success?

General Session

12:15 PM Common GPO Perceptions: Fact or Fiction

James Hallock, VP, CoreTrust

James Hallock
VP
CoreTrust

CPO Network

12:15 PM Session 2: Constructing a Business Intelligence Unit to Further Procurement’s Transformation Into a Strategic, Company-Wide Resource

Continued
Creating an independent, objective intelligence department within your organization can allow all divisions understand what’s going on in the market and become a key process in business partner relations. By leveraging across stakeholders who all want the same data, you’re able to create a simple, coordinated approach to doing business with third parties, and spread the costs among a multitude of departments. How can you further develop this type of centralized coordination, and measure the impact of its success?

12:35 PM EPIC Awards Luncheon

It’s time to recognize & honor exceptional achievements in corporate procurement! There are many award programs out there, but none that focus on the drastic transformations achieved by you and your peers within indirect procurement organizations and that is why the EPIC Awards were created!
The 2017 EPIC Awards Categories:
•    Individual: The Individual Award gives recognition to your efforts in achieving outstanding corporate/indirect sourcing and procurement results. (Please note: Individuals may be self-nominated)
•    Rising Star: The Rising Star Award gives recognition to a younger, talented individual on your team, striving for outstanding corporate/indirect sourcing and procurement results. (Please note: Individuals must be nominated by their manager or another team member to be considered for the award)
•    Team: The Team Award was created to give recognition to your team efforts in achieving outstanding corporate/indirect sourcing and procurement results. (Please note: Teams can be self-nominated)
•    Supplier: The Supplier Award gives you the opportunity to recognize the role and importance of your Top Supplier Partner in achieving outstanding sourcing results. (Please note: Suppliers must be nominated by a practitioner client to be considered for the award)
•    Innovator of the Year: The Innovator of the Year award will give recognition to an individual who has seen success from thinking outside of the box. The Innovator of the Year finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and the winner will be chosen by the public. (Please note: Individuals can be self-nominated)
•    Career: Highlighting procurement excellence and innovation over the course of a practitioner’s entire career

Track A: Building a Roadmap

2:00 PM Presentation: Risk Management and Due Diligence in XaaS Licensing & Negotiating

Renee Leong, Head of Indirect Sourcing, Hess Corporation

As technology platforms move from owned to subscription-based, a number of things need to change as how aaS applications are sourced, bought, negotiated and accounted for. This presentation will help you navigate the complexities and the nuances involved with contracting cloud-based applications, including:
•    Determining optimal deal length
•    Budgeting and accounting: moving from CapEx to OpEx
•    Protecting your IP, assignment rights, and limitations of liability
•    How to handle cloud deals at renewal time? Do you need to RFP again?

 Renee Leong
Renee Leong
Head of Indirect Sourcing
Hess Corporation

Track B: Breaking the Rules

Presentation: Re-writing the Integration Rule-book to Maximize Value in a Merger

Mike Owens, Vice President, Global Shared Services, Dell

What happens when two technology giants decide to merge?  This presentation will chronicle the journey of Dell and EMC as they undertook a multi-billion dollar Indirect Procurement integration and had to re-write the “integration rule book” to accomplish specific objectives related to:
•    Identifying and delivering cost synergies
•    Integrating two disparate organizations
•    Driving consistent alignment of operational tools and processes

 Mike Owens
Mike Owens
Vice President, Global Shared Services
Dell
Mike Owens is the Executive Director of Indirect Procurement at Dell.  He is a 13 year veteran with the company.  In his current role, Mike works closely with IT, Facilities, Services, and Sales operations to support their 3rd party sourcing needs.  Mike’s team manages sourcing activities for facilities, security, hardware, telecom, warranty servic ...[Read More]

Track C: Procurement Operations

Presentation: Automating Procurement Operations to Make Your CFO’s Life Easier

Technology plays a critical role in procurement innovation, by enabling practitioners to focus more on strategy, and less on the day-to-day transactions. The constant chaos and manual processes take away from planning and staying ahead of strategic initiatives.  During this panel, learn how to:
•    Gain competitive advantage by streamlining your operations to keep you thinking strategically
•    Building a business case to get buy-in for investment in the latest procurement automation tools

CPO Network

Session 3: What’s Next? Building a Career Path Beyond CPO

(limited to 30 CPOs & Global Heads of Indirect with $1B+ in spend.)

Kenneth Chan, Head of All Fleet Services & Chief Procurement Officer,, Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

You’ve been a successful CPO, and you’re looking for your next challenge. With the average tenure of a CPO at 3 years, and not many companies left initiating transformation, how can you position yourself for your next move? Should you even stay in procurement? What skills do you need to develop and progress to get to the next stage?  Discuss with your fellow CPOs.
 Kenneth Chan
Kenneth Chan
Head of All Fleet Services & Chief Procurement Officer,
Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Track A: Building a Roadmap

2:20 PM Interactive Case Study: How to Create a Simple and Effective Category Strategy

Ray Bernaz, Head, Sourcing Execution, Global Procurement, Deutsche Bank

Many of us heave a huge sigh when we think about preparing a category strategy. Is it a wasted effort? Will I ever look at this again? Does anyone care? The output doesn’t have to resemble a novel and there doesn’t have to be cells and cells of data to analyze. This session will help you create a workable plan that can be used as a tool throughout the year and an elevator speech so you can converse about the key areas of the categories you support.
 Ray Bernaz
Ray Bernaz
Head, Sourcing Execution, Global Procurement
Deutsche Bank

Track B: Breaking the Rules

Interactive Case Study: How to Engage a Marketing Procurement Team in Striving for Innovation

Greg Antoniono, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Anthem Inc

How do you identify the best agencies to work with who are committed to your success,  get them to work hard, and be able to tie your success back to the work they did? How can you change the way you currently think about marketing and agency innovation for your business:
•    How to build the right level of trust and commitment to sustain innovation exchange with key agencies
•    How to measure the impact of innovation across your marketing organization to demonstrate investing more time on the innovation agenda
•    Tying results back to the agency’s work

 Greg Antoniono
Greg Antoniono
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Anthem Inc

Track C: Procurement Operations

Interactive Case Study: Data Science and Machine Learning in Procurement: Going Beyond the Buzzwords

Ruppy Singh, Analytics and Intelligence Manager, BP

Heard any of these news headlines lately? “How Banks Use Machine Learning to Know a Crook's Using Your Credit Card.” “Google’s DeepMind AI Beats Go Champion.” “Predictive Analytics Reduces Crime in Los Angeles.” “How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Some Jobs.” It seems like everyone is talking about Data Science these days and the list of buzzwords is pretty long. In this session, we will go beyond the buzzwords and answer what data science really is. We will look at how data science and machine learning can be useful in procurement. We will learn how to do data science on cheap (or even free!). We will talk about if you need a data science team and how can you go about building one.  Not limiting the discussion to theory, we will put the ideas into practice by taking some procurement data and doing some ‘data science’ and ‘machine learning’ on it. When you walk out of the session, you should be able to tell the differences between supervised vs. unsupervised machine learning, Python vs. R, Hadoop vs. Spark, clustering vs. classification and have an educated conversation about them.
 Ruppy Singh
Ruppy Singh
Analytics and Intelligence Manager
BP

CPO Network

Session 3: What’s Next? Building a Career Path Beyond CPO

Continued

Kenneth Chan, Head of All Fleet Services & Chief Procurement Officer,, Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

You’ve been a successful CPO, and you’re looking for your next challenge. With the average tenure of a CPO at 3 years, and not many companies left initiating transformation, how can you position yourself for your next move? Should you even stay in procurement? What skills do you need to develop and progress to get to the next stage?  Discuss with your fellow CPOs.
 Kenneth Chan
Kenneth Chan
Head of All Fleet Services & Chief Procurement Officer,
Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

Track A: Building a Roadmap

3:00 PM Innovation Spotlight: SIGMA: A Modern MSP Mid-Market Solution

Jessi Guenther, Executive Director, SIGMA, Allegis Global Solutions

Mike Danczak, Director, Human Capital Solutions, Allegis Global Solutions

 Jessi Guenther
Jessi Guenther
Executive Director, SIGMA
Allegis Global Solutions
With more than 19 years of talent acquisition and recruitment industry experience, Jessi Guenther serves as the executive director of SIGMA, Allegis Global Solutions’ (AGS) purpose-built solution for the small to mid-sized managed services provider (MSP) market.
Jessi started her journey with Allegis Group in 1997 as a recruiter for our affi
...[Read More]

 Mike Danczak
Mike Danczak
Director, Human Capital Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions
Mike Danczak brings eleven years of staffing and workforce management experience to his current role as Director, Human Capital Solutions. Sitting on the business development team, Mike collaborates with companies across a wide range of industries to design and deploy enterprise-wide solutions and build world-class talent acquisition programs that ...[Read More]

Track B: Breaking the Rules

Innovation Spotlight: Advito

Marwan Batrouni, Director and Practice Area, Advito

Marwan Batrouni
Director and Practice Area
Advito

Track C: Procurement Operations

Innovation Spotlight: Artificial Intelligence in Procurement: Using Machine Learning to Reduce Contracting Cycle Times

Alan Veeck, VP, Denali Group

Alan Veeck
VP
Denali Group

CPO Network

Session 3: What’s Next? Building a Career Path Beyond CPO

Continued

Kenneth Chan, Head of All Fleet Services & Chief Procurement Officer,, Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

You’ve been a successful CPO, and you’re looking for your next challenge. With the average tenure of a CPO at 3 years, and not many companies left initiating transformation, how can you position yourself for your next move? Should you even stay in procurement? What skills do you need to develop and progress to get to the next stage?  Discuss with your fellow CPOs.
 Kenneth Chan
Kenneth Chan
Head of All Fleet Services & Chief Procurement Officer,
Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

3:10 PM Networking Break


Track A: Building a Roadmap

3:50 PM Panel: Understanding How Business Metrics, Not Procurement, Drive Value

Ashfaq Patankar, VP Global Procurement, Avis Budget Group

Jerry Chico, VP, Procurement, Cross Country Healthcare

Stephen Osmun, Manager, Business Services, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Moderated By:
Michael Shaw
, Founder and Board Member, ACSPE

Once you’ve exhausted a good amount of P&L savings, how do you reposition procurement to maintain your relationships with your category owners to ensure they still see the value of procurement?
•    Developing category agnostic value drivers
•    Self-assessment of your procurement organization to measure the true value you’re bringing
•    Ensuring the quality of your supply base stays strong so business owners continue to use procurement
•    Research and data analytics to provide insight into the business
•    Aligning procurement’s metrics with the category’s

 Ashfaq Patankar
Ashfaq Patankar
VP Global Procurement
Avis Budget Group
Ashe is currently leading global procurement at Avis Budget group.  Previous to joining ABG, he led global procurement transformation with Mondelez international in a variety of spend areas (spend $2bn+).  He has spent time working in the UK, Africa/ Middle-east, and Eastern Europe.  Before making procurement as his career of choice, he held a vari ...[Read More]

 Jerry Chico
Jerry Chico
VP, Procurement
Cross Country Healthcare

 Stephen Osmun
Stephen Osmun
Manager, Business Services, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Moderated By:

Michael Shaw
Founder and Board Member
ACSPE

Track B: Breaking the Rules

Panel: Smart Approaches To Managing Global Suppliers on the ‘Right Shore’ from the ‘Best Source’

Jamie Crump, Director, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, United Rentals, Inc.

Kumar Kannan, Director of Global Sourcing - Indirect Goods & Services, Owens Corning

Prem Shanker, Director, Technology Sourcing, McKesson

Off-shoring, near-shoring, re-shoring, in-sourcing, outsourcing… Many company footprints are changing continuously and procurement needs to have strategies in place to take changing market needs into account, especially in emerging markets. What tools, services and best practices can aid you in this continuous demand and supply evolution? We touch on:
•    Global vs. Regional vs. Local sourcing strategies
•    The impact of the TPP on your supply base
•    Technological advances, capacity planning & optimization techniques
•    How do your offshore programs impact your onshore programs and vice versa?
•    Determining the right number of suppliers and where to source from based on your global demand and production footprint
•    How global nuances impact your risk management and procurement programs

 Jamie Crump
Jamie Crump
Director, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Diversity
United Rentals, Inc.

 Kumar Kannan
Kumar Kannan
Director of Global Sourcing - Indirect Goods & Services
Owens Corning

 Prem Shanker
Prem Shanker
Director, Technology Sourcing
McKesson

Track C: Procurement Operations

Panel: Building a Sustainable Indirect Supply Chain

John Ruebush, Senior Director, Sustainable Procurement, Johnson & Johnson

Diana Rosenberger, Global Sourcing Manager of Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Moderated By:
Sam Hummel
, Director of Outreach and Operations, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Large companies’ supply chains represent both a huge risk and a huge opportunity to make sustainability gains. Taken in aggregate, the spending levied by large organizations in the US on finished goods and services totals more than $10 trillion, making indirect institutional purchasing the largest professionally managed spend driving the global economy. Strategically managing indirect spend can lead to huge ROIs, reduced supply chain risk, and increased business value. Yet many organizations that have recognized this opportunity don’t know where to start, or lack the information needed to make their sustainable procurement programs truly leadership-caliber. In this session, Fortune 500 leaders will share how they planned and subsequently implemented their leadership-caliber sustainable procurement programs. Jason Pearson, CEO of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, will facilitate and share about an emerging trend in which indirect procurement professionals are increasingly taking the lead on sustainability. What knowledge or skills will attendees take away from your session? Attendees will learn:
•    How incorporating sustainability into indirect spend processes saves money, reduces risks, improves business value, and brings additional meaning to procurement work
•    How to create a holistic sustainable purchasing program by building upon existing efforts
•    Emerging trends in sustainable purchasing, especially with regard to procurement and supply chain professionals increasingly taking the lead on sustainability

 John Ruebush
John Ruebush
Senior Director, Sustainable Procurement
Johnson & Johnson

Diana Rosenberger
Global Sourcing Manager of Sustainability & Supplier Diversity
Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Moderated By:

 Sam Hummel
Sam Hummel
Director of Outreach and Operations
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Sam leads SPLC’s engagement with Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, universities, and NGOs. He also provides members with executive support for implementing strategic sustainable purchasing programs that drive innovative business practices throughout supply chains. Sam designs the in-person and virtual collaboration spaces that enable S ...[Read More]

CPO Network

Session 4: Free Flow

(limited to 30 CPOs & Global Heads of Indirect with $1B+ in spend.)
For the next hour, one of the Omni Championsgate Resort’s  sommeliers will present a selection of some of his favorite wines. This is your opportunity to chat with your peers on top of mind issues and current events, because we know that your business is never static.

4:30 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Paul Blake, Senior Manager, Technology Product Marketing, GEP

Henry Murphy III, Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing & Procurement Contingent Labor & HR, Shire

James Hallock, VP, CoreTrust

Allan Congrave, Vice President, Global Legal Services, UnitedLex Corporation

Lakshmi Narayanan, Global Category Manager- Business & Professional Services, John Wiley & Sons

Keion Samuel, Strategic Sourcing, RJ Reynolds

Matt Holt, Sourcing Analyst, Milliken & Company

Quave Burton, VP Global Expense Management & Services, Abercrombie & Fitch

Shone Richardson, Director, Purchasing And Procurement, NCAA

Mike Owens, Vice President, Global Shared Services, Dell

TABLE 1: Digital Procurement Transformation - How Emerging Technologies Will Drive Agility And Results
Hosted by: Paul Blake, Senior Manager, Technology Product Marketing, GEP 

TABLE 2: Suppliers: A Vital Partner to Your Business
Hosted by: Henry Murphy III, Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing & Procurement Contingent Labor & HR, Shire

TABLE 3:  Common GPO Perceptions: Fact or Fiction
James Hallock, VP, CoreTrust

TABLE 4: Working Better with Your Legal and Compliance Teams
Hosted by: Allan Congrave, Vice President, Global Legal Services, UnitedLex Corporation

TABLE 5: Procurement Strategies for PE/VC-Backed Companies
Hosted by: Lakshmi Narayanan, Global Category Manager - Business & Professional Services, John Wiley and Sons

TABLE 6: Company-Oriented Social Media for Supplier Engagement
Hosted by: Keion Samuel, Strategic Sourcing, RJ Reynolds

TABLE 7: Improving the Relationship Between AP and Purchasing
Hosted by: Matt Holt, Sourcing Analyst, Milliken & Company 

TABLE 8: Selling It to Stakeholders—Improving Presentation Skills
Hosted by: Quave Burton, Vice President Global Expense Management & Services, Abercrombie & Fitch

TABLE 9: Building a “Team” Environment Where it’s Currently Highly Dysfunctional
Hosted by: Shone Richardson, Director, Purchasing & Procurement, NCAA

TABLE 10: Innovating With the Latest Demand Management Strategies
Hosted by: Mike Owens, Vice President, Global Shared Services, Dell
 Paul Blake
Paul Blake
Senior Manager, Technology Product Marketing
GEP
Paul Blake leads the technology product marketing team at GEP and is responsible for the promotion of GEP’s procurement technology platform, SMART by GEP. He has worked in technology for over 25 years and has been involved in the development of procurement software solutions since before the advent of the internet. Having run the development team t ...[Read More]

 Henry Murphy III
Henry Murphy III
Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing & Procurement Contingent Labor & HR
Shire
Henry Murphy III has been active in the areas of Contingent Labor and HR procurement for over 15 years.  His international experience includes developing successful global Contingent Labor and HR procurement programs for many of the top fortune 100 companies, including Allstate Insurance, United Airlines, Zurich Financial, Tyson Foods a ...[Read More]

James Hallock
VP
CoreTrust

Allan Congrave
Vice President, Global Legal Services
UnitedLex Corporation

 Lakshmi Narayanan
Lakshmi Narayanan
Global Category Manager- Business & Professional Services
John Wiley & Sons

Keion Samuel
Strategic Sourcing
RJ Reynolds

Matt Holt
Sourcing Analyst
Milliken & Company

Quave Burton
VP Global Expense Management & Services
Abercrombie & Fitch

 Shone Richardson
Shone Richardson
Director, Purchasing And Procurement
NCAA

 Mike Owens
Mike Owens
Vice President, Global Shared Services
Dell
Mike Owens is the Executive Director of Indirect Procurement at Dell.  He is a 13 year veteran with the company.  In his current role, Mike works closely with IT, Facilities, Services, and Sales operations to support their 3rd party sourcing needs.  Mike’s team manages sourcing activities for facilities, security, hardware, telecom, warranty servic ...[Read More]

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