Procurecon Indirect West 2019

September 16 - 18, 2019

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Day 2: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Bring It!—Stepping Up Your Sourcing Function In The Modern Age


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bring It!: Stepping Up Your Sourcing Function In The Modern Age 

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast and Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am Private Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome

8:40 am - 8:50 am Chairman's Remarks

8:50 am - 9:20 am CPO Keynote: Giant Steps: Value, Innovation And Convincing Stakeholders To Take The Great Leap Forward

We all know adapting to change isn't easy, and the tech innovations on the near horizon can seem risky, scary and even unnecessary to many stakeholders. So how do you communicate your value and earn the trust needed to take the great leap (or small step) forward, when so many stakeholders are reluctant in the first place? Find out in this in-depth keynote presentation.
Walt Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Allergan

Walt Charles

Chief Procurement Officer
Allergan

In the era of digital transformation, optimized sourcing practices can deliver more value to the business than ever before, and from the inception of every project, it's essential that sourcing can gauge the long-term impact not just on the team or department they’re buying it for, but on the company as a whole. Aligning with the company strategy initiative, mission and goals is the key to any project's success - but how do you make it happen? In this keynote fireside chat with a leading CPO, learn how reinventing and transforming your role through visibility, teamwork, transparency and consultant-like interaction will turn your function on it’s head, resulting in a true strategic alignment with your enterprise and the delivery of value in abundance like never before.

• Improving your brand within the wider business by showcasing strategies that further its goals – first and foremost.
• Pivoting procurement’s role to include value-add activities
• Developing a team that shares the vision of procurement as a business partner
• Using innovation as a catalyst for ongoing co-creation & collaboration 

Mark Zafra, Head Of Global Strategic Sourcing at Twitter

Mark Zafra

Head Of Global Strategic Sourcing
Twitter

Greg Tennyson, Global Head of Corporate Services at VSP Global

Greg Tennyson

Global Head of Corporate Services
VSP Global

Eric Cohan

Chief Procurement Officer
HCL Technologies

Gyasi Edwards, Corporate Partnerships at Booking.com

Gyasi Edwards

Corporate Partnerships
Booking.com

10:00 am - 10:20 am Presentation by Opera Solutions

10:20 am - 10:40 am Fireside Chat: Switching Gears: Driving Change Management On A Disruptive Road

When the only constant is change, how do you create an actionable change management framework? With so many advanced technologies and methodologies, it’s vital that procurement create an atmosphere that is open and accepting of innovation and change. This enlightening fireside chat will delve into:

• Getting your stakeholders to follow new procurement policies and fully understand the benefit of having those policies in place
• Onboarding and seamlessly integrating stakeholders 
• Cultivating a holistic environment that is not only open, but welcoming to change and improvement
Johnathon Baker, Senior Vice President - Strategic Sourcing, 3rd Party/Licensing & Accessories  at Gap, Inc.

Johnathon Baker

Senior Vice President - Strategic Sourcing, 3rd Party/Licensing & Accessories 
Gap, Inc.

10:40 am - 11:20 am AM NETWORKING BREAK

Energy Booster: Espresso, Healthy Snacks, Games and Networking In The Solutions Zone
In any industry, how to structure the procurement organization can become a make-or-break decision. While there’s no “right” way to do it, in order to yield results, it must be a structure that aligns with company goals. Proponents of centralization point to the potential for higher savings. Defenders of decentralization argue that regional procurement teams can bring about better supplier relationships. Or is a hybrid of the two the best fit? The easy answer is “It depends” -but on what? How do factors like purchasing category, industry and stakeholders play into the assessment? While there’s no easy and correct answer, this lively panel discussion will cover varying top exec viewpoints on how these structures have worked (or not worked) for their functions, letting you decide for yourself what’s best for yours.
Cheryl Perlmutter, Senior Manager, Sourcing at Edward Jones

Cheryl Perlmutter

Senior Manager, Sourcing
Edward Jones

Chris Gallucci, Chief Sourcing Officer at Viacom

Chris Gallucci

Chief Sourcing Officer
Viacom

David Hirschi, Senior Director Global Procurement at JR Simplot Company

David Hirschi

Senior Director Global Procurement
JR Simplot Company

Steve Brooks, VP, Corporate Procurement & Business Partnering at IHG

Steve Brooks

VP, Corporate Procurement & Business Partnering
IHG

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Presentation: Teamwork: Its Impact On Your Procurement Organization And The Role Of The GPO

Imagine the impact you could have as a procurement leader with a larger team that all worked together towards a common goal.  Now imagine how much more successful that team could be if the same dynamic extended beyond your procurement team into other parts of your organization.  In this session we will discuss the impact of teamwork, how to build successful teams and how the GPO can help.
•Impact of teamwork on performance and outcomes
•Building a successful team
•GPOs as an extension of your team

James Hallock, VP Development at CoreTrust

James Hallock

VP Development
CoreTrust

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Keynote Presentation: The Leadership Imperative: How Changes In How You View Leadership Can Help You Change The World

“Leadership” may seem like a daunting task in your already busy schedule and in your current role. Learn how you can view leadership differently to make an impact in your role, at your company and in the world. 
Nicole Cefalu Tuttle, Director, Global Strategic Sourcing at eBay

Nicole Cefalu Tuttle

Director, Global Strategic Sourcing
eBay

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Presentation: After The Buy: Conducting Supplier Audits

Ben Evans

Global Contract Compliance Leader
AudiTec Solutions

1:00 pm - 2:10 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:10 pm Private Lunch

Group 10

Emerging Technologies

Track A

2:10 pm - 2:20 pm Track Chair Remarks

Track A

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Presentation: The Keys to Successful Procurement Digital Transformation
To meet the ever-growing list of procurement objectives, leaders must effectively transform their organizations. While most organizations have begun this journey, many hit roadblocks along the way which could easily have been avoided. Join this session to learn how you can map a path that enables you to rapidly progress to best-in-class procurement, and beyond to establish a true competitive advantage for your company.

•What are the benefits of successful digital transformation of procurement?
•How can procurement help build a competitive advantage?
•What are the typical roadblocks encountered on the path to best-in-class procurement?
•How can you foresee them and ensure a rapid, effective digital transformation?

Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer at Ivalua

Alex Saric

Chief Marketing Officer
Ivalua

Procurement Fundamentals 2020

Track B

2:10 pm - 2:20 pm Track Chair Remarks

Track B

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm The Transformers: Lessons Learned from Procurement’s Digital Transformation Front-lines
A powerhouse panel of procurement practitioners will share their insights and best practices on how they are transforming their Source-to-Pay processes through Digitization.
Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development at Zycus Inc.

Richard Waugh

VP Corporate Development
Zycus Inc.

Neil Schloss, Procurement Manager IT and Marketing at Perdue Farms

Neil Schloss

Procurement Manager IT and Marketing
Perdue Farms

Advanced Sourcing

Track C

2:10 pm - 2:20 pm Track Chair Remarks

Track C

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Innovation Spotlight
CPO Network (limited to 35 CPOs & Global Heads of Indirect with $1B+ in spend)

Anna Barej, Director, Global Marketing Procurement at McDonald's Corporation

Anna Barej

Director, Global Marketing Procurement
McDonald's Corporation

Liliya Rechitsky

Director of Global Marketing Sourcing
McDonald’s

Deep Dive Workshops (Limited to 30 attendees, sign-up required)

Track E

2:10 pm - 3:20 pm Bringing The Cloud Into Focus: Negotiating SaaS (Software as a Service) Agreements
Cloud computing has gone well beyond being a simple buzzword. It’s now a mainstream, fully-developed solution that’s fundamentally changing the ways that companies do business. The ease of entry to the cloud enables organizations to easily rush in. As such, it’s even more crucial that you have a solid and established approach going into such negotiations. You’ll leave this workshop with key takeaways surrounding:

- The pain points SaaS vendors have when initially starting and renewing a relationship
- Developing an effective pricing model
- Understanding key issues/levers surrounding risk and compliance
- Tips/Tricks for finding a win/win scenario

Siddarth Ramesh, Senior Global Category Manager, IT at VSP Global

Siddarth Ramesh

Senior Global Category Manager, IT
VSP Global

Edward McAndrews, Head of Procurement , Global IT & Enabling Functions at AstraZeneca

Edward McAndrews

Head of Procurement , Global IT & Enabling Functions
AstraZeneca

SYNERGY ROUNDTABLES
Share in meaningful conversations at these peer-led, intimate roundtables, and leave with 3 pragmatic strategies, in addition to strategies for other major challenge areas when the larger group shares with one another.

1.Using Blockchain in Procurement

2.Cognitive Sourcing and AI

3.Smart Contracts
Hosted by: Zhanar Ospanova, Global IT Sourcing Lead, Boeing

4.IoT

5.Using RFID To Track Inventory

6.The True Power of Intelligent Spend and What it Means for your Organization
Hosted by Mark Schenecker, VP, Strategic Customers, Center of Excellence, SAP Ariba

Roundtable Hosts:
•Justyna Martinovic, Sourcing Lead, Vanguard
•Cliff Kanu, Senior Sourcing Manager, The Home Depot

Zhanara Ospanova

Lead, IT Global Sourcing
Boeing

Justyna Martinovic, Sourcing Lead at Vanguard

Justyna Martinovic

Sourcing Lead
Vanguard

Cliff Kanu, Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement at The Home Depot

Cliff Kanu

Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement
The Home Depot

Mark  Schenecker, VP, Supply Chain Business Networks at SAP Ariba

Mark Schenecker

VP, Supply Chain Business Networks
SAP Ariba

1.What’s New In Contracting?

2.Deploying Next Gen P2P

3.eAuctions
Hosted by: J. Eric Frailey, VP Indirect Procurement and Logistics, Apria Healthcare

4.Category Strategies-Standard Processes
Hosted by: Rob Kosharian, Procurement Senior Manager for Corporate Services, Kimberly-Clark

5.Hosted by Insight Sourcing Group

J. Eric Frailey

VP Indirect Procurement and Logistics
Apria Healthcare

Rob Kosharian, Procurement Senior Manager for Corporate Services at Kimberly-Clark

Rob Kosharian

Procurement Senior Manager for Corporate Services
Kimberly-Clark

1.Optimizing Stakeholder Relationships 

2.Creating an Agile Procurement Function To Support the Business
Hosted by: Janet Kim, Strategic Sourcing, Twitter, Inc.

3.Mitigating Geo-Political Risk With Your Supplier Base

4.Supplier Reduction and Consolidation
Hosted by: Dawn Fritzell, Procurement Indirect Services Leader, Kimberly-Clark

5.Teamwork: Its Impact On Your Procurement Organization And The Role Of The GPO
Hosted by: James Hallock, Vice President Development, CoreTrust


Janet Kim

Strategic Sourcing
Twitter, Inc.

Dawn Fritzell, Indirect Procurement Leader at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Dawn Fritzell

Indirect Procurement Leader
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

James Hallock, VP Development at CoreTrust

James Hallock

VP Development
CoreTrust

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm PM NETWORKING BREAK

Snacks, Games and Networking In The Solutions Zone

Tracks

Decreasing error, increasing efficiencies. Robotic Process Automation allows you the opportunity to free up time for your team to conduct more strategic, cognitive-intense work. So what are the ins and outs of working with RPA? Find out in this in-depth panel discussion.
Neil Aronson, Head of Global Strategic Sourcing at Uber

Neil Aronson

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Uber

Maria Centeno, Director of Procurement at Zuora, Inc

Maria Centeno

Director of Procurement
Zuora, Inc

Cindy Yan, VP Source to Pay and Supplier Management at Coinbase

Cindy Yan

VP Source to Pay and Supplier Management
Coinbase

Chad Aronson, Staff Manager of Intelligent Automation Center of Excellence Program Management Office at Uber

Chad Aronson

Staff Manager of Intelligent Automation Center of Excellence Program Management Office
Uber

Track A

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm Innovation Spotlight
When looking to update your arsenal of procurement tools, whether they’re eProcurement, Spend Analytics, or Supplier Management Portals, weighing new product offerings from traditional providers against up-and-coming startups is top of mind. This panel will help you look at the variety of new product offerings coming online, and what you need to do to take advantage of the state-of-the-art.
Michael Van Keulen, Global Procurement Director at Lululemon Athletica

Michael Van Keulen

Global Procurement Director
Lululemon Athletica

Kim McGlinn, Head of Global Strategic Sourcing and Travel at Workday Inc.

Kim McGlinn

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing and Travel
Workday Inc.

Phil Morgan, Sr. Director, Global Strategic Sourcing at Electronic Arts

Phil Morgan

Sr. Director, Global Strategic Sourcing
Electronic Arts

Track B

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm Innovation Spotlight

Track C

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Interactive Presentation: Navigating The Nuanced Politics Of Stakeholder Management
Politics and business go hand-in-glove, yet outsourcing and procurement can be trickier than most to navigate successfully. In this session, learn proven tools and techniques for understanding stakeholders, aligning motivations, improving communication and helping your projects succeed.
•Why you need to know about politics (and how they are not always evil)
•How to leverage various types of power and influence, even when you are not in charge
•A simple tool that helps you effectively understand and manage stakeholders
•How to build constituencies and align objectives to assure project success

Lawrence Kane, Senior Leader, Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence at Boeing

Lawrence Kane

Senior Leader, Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence
Boeing

Track C

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm Innovation Spotlight

Track D

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Procurement: Endgame
Disruption is a given as business evolves. But what happens when your actual procurement team is disrupted? Whether it’s from changing business priorities, a new CXO with a new vision, or even cost-cutting yourself out of a job, justifying procurement’s reason to exist becomes part of the game to stay relevant. So what happens when the procurement team is going through an existential crisis? Join this lively discussion and share ideas with your peers.
•What happens when your organization decides to eliminate, dissolve, displace, or otherwise make monumental changes to the Procurement organization?   
•What leads to this kind of decision, and how can those left behind pick up the pieces and add value?  
•How can we learn from these experiences to ensure the value of Procurement is truly appreciated - either at the current company or in future roles?

Chris Sample

Director, Indirect Category Management
Jacobs

Track E

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Workshop: Why It Can Be Better To Be A Small Fish In A Big Pond – How Small and Medium-Spend Companies Can Get the Attention of Major Suppliers
With small to medium-sized firms increasingly being shut out of the negotiation process, this workshop is to identify how to get the attention of the ‘big guys’ and learn what tools and techniques are out there to help bring savings to your organization.
Peter Z. Bloom, Sr. Vendor Manager - GTM, Indirect Procurement at Sonos

Peter Z. Bloom

Sr. Vendor Manager - GTM, Indirect Procurement
Sonos

Gregory Brown, Procurement Category Manager at Westrock

Gregory Brown

Procurement Category Manager
Westrock

Making its debut at ProcureCon Indirect West 2019, the ProcureCon Labs program facilitates small group meetings between practitioners at the conference. If you’re looking for specialized assistance with a particular category, schedule time with one of our coaches in the ProcureCon Labs.

(Sign up required. Limited to 3 attendees per Lab)

2:10 Lab 5: Contingent Labor
Coach: Kelley Ganison, Director, Indirect Procurement, CenturyLink

2:40 Lab 6: MRO
Coach: Cliff Kanu, Senior Sourcing Manager, The Home Depot

4:00 Lab 7: Facilities and Real Estate Sourcing
Coach: Shóne D. Richardson, Director, Global Indirect Sourcing, Allegion

4:30 Lab 8: HR & Benefits
Coach: Stephen Osmun, Senior Manager, Global Indirect Procurement, Dropbox

Kelley Ganison, Director, Indirect Procurement at CenturyLink

Kelley Ganison

Director, Indirect Procurement
CenturyLink

Cliff Kanu, Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement at The Home Depot

Cliff Kanu

Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement
The Home Depot

Shóne D. Richardson, Director, Global Indirect Sourcing at Allegion

Shóne D. Richardson

Director, Global Indirect Sourcing
Allegion

Stephen Osmun, Senior Manager, Global Indirect Procurement at Dropbox

Stephen Osmun

Senior Manager, Global Indirect Procurement
Dropbox

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the multitude of categories keeping you up at night. Sit and learn in an intimate format from experts who have had an impact on their company. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities.

1.Travel 

2.Information Technology 

3.Legal/Professional Services (Beginner and Intermediate)
Hosted by: Sarah Lane, Professional Services Lead – Group Procurement, Willis Towers Watson

4.Legal/Professional Services (Advanced)
5.Contingent Talent 

6.Marketing (Beginner and Intermediate)
Hosted by: Peter Bednarski, Senior Manager, Groupon

7.Marketing (Advanced)

8.Facilities/Real Estate 
Hosted by: Jessica Grewel, Strategic Sourcing, Coinbase

9.MRO 
Hosted by: Tom Harkness, Global Category Manager, Indirect Procurement, Jacobs

10.HR/Benefits
Hosted by: Mariam Georgaroudakis, HR - Category Manager, Corporate Indirect, Raytheon Company

11.CapEx
Hosted by: Doug Gould, Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Procurement, Zoox

Sarah Lane, Professional Services Lead – Group Procurement at Willis Towers Watson

Sarah Lane

Professional Services Lead – Group Procurement
Willis Towers Watson

Peter Bednarski, Senior Manager at Groupon

Peter Bednarski

Senior Manager
Groupon

Jessica Grewel

Strategic Sourcing
Coinbase

Mariam Georgaroudakis

HR - Category Manager, Corporate Indirect
Raytheon Company

Tom Harkness, Global Category Manager, Indirect Procurement at Jacobs

Tom Harkness

Global Category Manager, Indirect Procurement
Jacobs

Doug Gould, Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Procurement at Zoox

Doug Gould

Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Procurement
Zoox

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm CPO Network Wine Tasting

For the next hour, one of the Camelback Inn’s sommeliers will present a selection of some of his favorite wines. This is your opportunity to chat with your fellow CPOs on top of mind issues and current events, because we know that your business is never static.

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm Meditation And Mindfulness (limited to 20 attendees)


Joseph Postiglione, Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer at NBA (National Basketball Association)

Joseph Postiglione

Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
NBA (National Basketball Association)

5:50 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Party On Mummy Mountain