Procurecon Indirect West 2019

September 16 - 18, 2019

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa


Day 3

Wednesday September 18 2019

Sustainability, Savings And The Next Wave Of Procurement

7:40 am - 8:10 am Breakfast

8:10 am - 8:55 am Rise And Shine Interactive Roundtable Category Discussions

These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. 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 
4. Contingent Talent Management 
5. Marketing 
6. Facilities/Real Estate 
7. MRO 
8. HR/Benefits

8:55 am - 9:00 am Welcome

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:40 am CPO Fireside Chat

9:40 am - 10:10 am Keynote Presentation: Do The Right Thing: Saving Big With Sustainable Sourcing And Supplier Diversity

Bryon Stopfer - Director, Global Sourcing, CBS Corporation
Sustainable sourcing and supplier diversity may seem like two separate sourcing methods, but in the modern age of procurement, these innovative programs can't be ignored, and should be interwoven, as social and environmental responsibility are now vital to a company's reputation. World-class sourcing functions are saving big by integrating the two for seamless programs that gain stellar reputational, customer and stakeholder respect, confidence and loyalty. Many see going green and diversifying, however, as a hurtle not worth the time and cost - but the reality is that a well executed program can actually reduce costs in a major way for their organization. In this keynote presentation, listen and learn how the team at CBS is saving substantially by doing the right thing, and how you can do the same.


Bryon Stopfer

Director, Global Sourcing
CBS Corporation

10:10 am - 10:50 am Panel: Accelerate, Cultivate, Innovate!: Managing The Relationship With the Modern Supplier

Kevin Sherman - Director, Procurement and Indirect Procurement, Dell Technologies Doug Gerard - Manager, Global Logistics & Indirect Sourcing, SPX
Working with the suppliers of today is new ballgame - emerging technologies, fragmenting supply bases and a flurry of start-ups can make it difficult to identify sustainable solution and manage critical relationships that may not be long-term. With this panel discussion, find out how to kick your processes into high gear to match the speed of innovative suppliers, cultivate the right relationship and become a true partner with the supplier of today.

Kevin Sherman

Director, Procurement and Indirect Procurement
Dell Technologies


Doug Gerard

Manager, Global Logistics & Indirect Sourcing

10:50 am - 11:15 am Case Study: Transformation Case Study – Supplier Diversity

11:15 am - 12:45 pm AM Networking Break: Energy Booster: Espresso, Healthy Snacks, Games and Networking

11:45 am - 12:25 pm Panel: In Through The Out Door: Making the Most of Your Outsourcing Engagements

Robert Hanks - Senior Manager/Deputy Director Procurement, GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. Inc. Naga Murali Vardhinedi - Strategic Sourcing Manager, Google
When considering outsourcing a category or part of the procurement function, there are many considerations you must take into account to ensure that you’ll actually receive promised savings. This panel will cover:

• Determining what is core to your company’s procurement function, and what can be outsourced
• Selecting the right BPO for your organization- it’s not one size fits all
• Achieving value creation and ROI based on what’s outsourced and where
• Have compliance costs and the dollar’s continued weakness begun eating away at outsourcing’s potential savings?
• What is the lifecycle of an outsourcing engagement? How does that evolve over time?
• BPO vs. GPO- benefits and drawbacks

Robert Hanks

Senior Manager/Deputy Director Procurement


Naga Murali Vardhinedi

Strategic Sourcing Manager

12:25 pm - 1:05 pm Closing Keynote

1:05 pm - 1:05 pm Conference Concludes - Lunch to go