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Interactive. Peer-Led. And Fun!

For almost 20 years, ProcureCon has helped companies develop their sourcing programs through interactive workshops, innovative keynotes and intimate networking sessions – all designed to take you beyond cost savings. 


Be Inspired! A Sample of Distinguished Speakers:

Jim Gorzalski - Capital One Capital One Logo

Jim Gorzalski

Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
Capital One Financial
Driving Procurement in a Disruptive World


Tracy Kellogg Kellogg

Tracy Joshua

Vice President of Procurement, Indirect
The Kellogg Company
Supplier-Enabled Innovation 


Shara Holliday - Microsoft Microsoft Logo

Shara Holliday

Director, Strategic Sourcing
Microsoft
Champions of Digital Transformation
 


Joseph Martinez

Managing Director, Chief Procurement & Financial Operations Officer
MUFG Americas
The Real Impact of Blockchain
 


Gun Shim Pacific Gas and Electric Company PGE Logo

Gun Shim

Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Operational Structure of Procurement
 


Mithun Sharma

Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing
Visa
Talent Management & Professional Development
 


Tad Wampfler

SVP, Global Sourcing, Hotel Design, and Construction
Wyndham Hotel Group
CPO Executive Boardroom
 


Erin Lambert

Global Head of Sourcing
Bloomberg
Intro to Impact Sourcing 
 


Who Attends ProcureCon Indirect West?

Senior Procurement Practitioners from Fortune 500 companies to the world's most exciting startups

Diverse companies from across many different industries. Doesn’t matter if you’re in manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment, finance or tech. ProcureCon is for teams that truly want to impact their organization.

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Solve Your Biggest Procurement Challenges

Our peer-led program is built from hundreds of interviews and months of research. We’re committed to getting you the information you need for sourcing success!

Given the rapidly changing business environment facing all industries, the role of the procurement function and CPO will undoubtedly need to adapt and change. So what will these teams look like - and how will they serve their stakeholders? Has the CPO function really evolved as we expected, and where is it going? Leading procurement visionaries will share their thoughts on what’s next so that you can prepare for future changes. Buckle up - it could be a bumpy ride.

  • What will the future role of the CPO look like and what skills must they bring to the table?
  • How will stakeholder expectations change?
  • Will procurement teams need restructuring?
  • Getting and maintaining the executive support you need in an age of disruption
  • Planning for the unknown in a rapidly changing world

Speakers Include:
Jim Gorzalski, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer Capital One Financial
Tad Wampfler, Senior Vice President, Global Sourcing, Hotel Design, and Construction Wyndham Hotel Group
Tracy Joshua, Vice President of Procurement, Indirect The Kellogg Company
Michael Shaw, Founder & CEO American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

Robotics. Process. Automation. They've been the buzz words in nearly every sourcing exec's ear recently - but the time has come to go beyond the buzz and start maximizing the potential of this new technology in the here and now. In this breakthrough keynote, find out what it can really do for your function, the ins and outs of implementation, and how one of the most innovative companies in the world has their procurement team leading the charge.

  • What are the tangible benefits of applying a robotics to your procurement processes
  • How can you justify investment in RPA through understanding the cost-saving and value-add to the organization?
  • What are the best strategies to support the adoption of RPA?

Presented by:
Zachary Greenberger, Global Supply Manager, Indirect Procurement , Tesla Inc.

By leveraging emerging technology, Procurement teams have countless opportunities to digitally optimize the Procurement function. Learn what digital transformation is, areas of industry focus, and how you can champion transformation within your procurement function to improve customer experience, drive operational efficiency and ultimately, greater business agility.

Speakers Include:
Shara Holliday, Director Strategic Sourcing, Microsoft
Connie Chou, Director Procurement Operations, Microsoft

An ideal professional development program should be designed not just to motivate your team, but also to retain them eventually propel them into leadership roles. Junior level positions are only now held for an average of 2.5 years and automation and technology have altered the skillsets needed for junior talent - so what can you do to train and retain the most talented and efficient team possible? In this panel, learn today's best practices in finding and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Motivation strategies for navigating an often slow moving corporate culture and talent gap complications
  • Developing performance measurements to grow your professional development initiatives
  • How to identify potential high performers and groom their ambition in a timely fashion to prevent talent shortages
  • How do you overcome connotations associated with generational stereotypes?

Speakers Include:
Antonio Humphreys, Senior Manager, Global Procure to Pay Adobe
David Kern, Head of Global Procurement TripAdvisor Media Group
Mithun Sharma, Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing Visa

Harnessing tail spend can be a huge source of incremental savings. The big spend areas get analyzed to death, and the tail spend often gets ignored, when right under your nose there’s value waiting to be uncovered. However, knowing that there's value and actually capturing it are two very different things. What exactly do you do with an untapped opportunity to reduce costs like this one?

  • What is “tail spend”?
  • Strategic ways you can manage and capture more tail spend
  • Making sense of tail spend data
  • What new technologies are out there for managing your tail spend?
  • Should you be automating your small spend and what are the possibilities with automated and predicted spend?

Speakers Include:
David Helms, Manager Procurement Cost Management Wells Fargo Bank
Ron Gregorsok, Vice President Supply Chain Management AmerisourceBergen
Naga Murali Vardhinedi, Strategic Sourcing Manager Google

The Procurecon Experience

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"ProcureCon is not just an event… it's MY community of peers where I am challenged to think better, do better."

Melissa Burkland, Director of Indirect Sourcing and Procurement, Rodan + Fields

ProcureCon Is...

 
 
 

Fun!

ProcureCon is not content only or "death by powerpoint", without room for personalization.

Peer-Led & Unbiased

ProcureCon is not beholden to corporate, journalistic, or sponsored viewpoints.

A Community

ProcureCon is not an old boy's club or an obligation to attend.

 
 
 

Built For Interaction

ProcureCon is not a sea of nametags or a stale open bar tacked on to the end of a day of presentations.

Forward-Thinking

ProcureCon is not just solving today's tactical problems or latest hot topic.

Professional Advancement

ProcureCon is not a job fair; but surrounding yourself with fellow motivated practitioners is a good way to grow.

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Interaction at #ProcureCon

Each day, you’ll have an opportunity to make valuable connections with other procurement executives. Catch up with old friends. And make some new ones. Here’s how we’ll help:

Evening Reception on Mummy Mountain

Women in Procurement Dinner

CPO Network

Informal Networking, Perfected

Complex Category Working Groups

Networking in The Solutions Zone

Interaction. Innovation. Inspiration.

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