Procurecon Indirect West 2018

September 24 - 26, 2018

JW Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

1.888.482.6012

Webinars

Mastering Procurement Change Management: Atos’ Sustainable Supply Chain Approach

Mastering Procurement Change Management: Atos’ Sustainable Supply Chain Approach

Key highlights:

  • The main drivers and challenges for organizations looking to integrate sustainability into their supply chain
  • Vital actions to align Buyer-Supplier sustainability expectations and build-in
  • Sustainability into procurement processes
  • Tactics to overcome supplier and buyer resistance towards Sustainability and foster long-term relationships

Speakers:

  • Valerie Touchon, VP Client Success, EcoVadis
  • Peter Hobday, Process & Development Procurement Director & Deputy CPO, Atos
Common GPO Perceptions: Fact or Fiction

Common GPO Perceptions: Fact or Fiction

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about the common misconceptions of GPOs (myths)
  • Understand the function and benefits of a commercial GPO
  • Learn how a 3rd part beneficiary contracts
  • Discover if a GPO is the next step for your organization
  • Learn who CoreTrust is and what we do

Speakers:

  • James Hallock, Vice President of Development at CoreTrust Purchasing Group
  • Scott Miller, Vice President of Sales at CoreTrust Purchasing Group
Jump Start Procurement-Led Innovation

Jump Start Procurement-Led Innovation

Key takeaways:

  • Why innovation is key for procurement
  • How to effectively run procurement-led innovation
  • New enabling technologies and best practices

Speakers:

  • Dr. Robert Hanfield, Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative & Author of The Procurement Value Proposition
  • Jeff Townley, former CPO of Nortel Networks & former President of Global Services at Genband
  • Jim Holbel Procurement Solutions Practice Leader - North America at IBM
Reining in Elusive Tail Spend with Spot Buy Purchasing

Reining in Elusive Tail Spend with Spot Buy Purchasing

Key takeaways:

  • Gain control over non-sourced, non-contracted goods that account for at least 15% of indirect spend
  • Bring non-compliant P-card purchases under control
  • Increase visibility into ad-hoc buying and potential sourcing opportunities
  • Reduce vendor management and long tail costs
  • Rethink your catalog strategy

Speakers:

  • Scott LaGois Manager, Business Process & Operations, Global Procurement at Pfizer
  • James Tucker, Vice President, Go-to-Market Strategy & Operations at SAP Ariba
Spend Analytics: How to Get More and Unlock Sustainable Cost Savings

Spend Analytics: How to Get More and Unlock Sustainable Cost Savings

Key highlights:

  • What are the key steps for implementing a solution to improve compliance and strategic decision making based on accurate and actionable spend data?
  • How can I identify trends and monitor spend by geo and categories to drive cost reductions?
  • How can my organization rationalize suppliers and Identify maverick spend and fraud detection?

Speakers:

  • Greg Goelkel, Director of Solution Consulting at BravoSolution
  • Andy Mellors, Director of Pre-Sales at BravoSolution
The Hidden Risk in Your Supply Chain: A Case Study with Southern Company

The Hidden Risk in Your Supply Chain: A Case Study with Southern Company

Key highlights:

  • How to identify and manage the risk introduced to your business through suppliers, contractors, and vendors
  • How to prequalify suppliers and address the ongoing management of that relationship
  • How to address the multiple levels and types of risk in your supply chain

Speakers:

  • Dan Meeks, Sourcing Agent at Southern Company Services
  • Brett Armstrong, Vice President of Marketing at BROWZ
  • Joel Van Campen, Director Professional Services at BROWZ
The IBM Story

The IBM Story

Key Takeaways:

  • A precise framework around supplier risk management and why and where it’s needed
  • How IBM manages supplier qualifications, compliance, financial continuity and supplier code of conduct
  • Common mistakes made and solutions to supplier risk management

Speakers:

  • Bill DeMartino, Practice Executive of Spend Analysis & Supplier Management, IBM Emptoris
  • Lou Ferretti, Project Executive, Product Environmental Compliance & Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Integrated Supply Chain
Smarter Procurement through Effective Collaboration

Smarter Procurement through Effective Collaboration

Key Takeaways:

  • Drive innovation across a broad set of categories
  • Meet diversity / CSR and regulatory requirements
  • Help mitigate risk and improve working capital management
  • Simplify and automate the entire source-to-settle process

Speakers:

  • Alex Saric, Vice President ofBusiness Network Marketing, SAP Ariba
  • Kory Manley, Director Sourcing - Upstream Systems & Spend Compliance, Caesars Entertainment
Shaping the Future of Procurement

Shaping the Future of Procurement

Key Highlights:

  • Examine the strategies, trends and technologies that are shaping the future of procurement at the world’s leading companies.
  • Discuss how the latest cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security solutions – and latest Watson cognitive solution capabilities – can help procurement achieve greater agility, speed and lower risk.
  • Explore the continuous process of procurement transformation and how deeper engagement with suppliers and the enterprise can help deliver superior results.
Speakers:
  • Michael Martine, Director of IBM Systems Transformation & Business Development
  • Stefan Freund, Senior Product Manager at IBM Emptoris Supplier Lifecycle Management

Top 10 Reasons Supplier Pre-qualification Fails and 10 Ways to Ensure Success!

Top 10 Reasons Supplier Pre-qualification Fails and 10 Ways to Ensure Success!

Key Takeaways:

  • Prequalifying and managing contractors and suppliers will reduce risk, protect your brand, and increase shareholder value.
  • There are 10 key areas that are critical to address when implementing a successful supplier qualification and management program.
  • Learn tips from a veteran of supplier qualification who has implemented a program for Caterpillar, one of the most respected companies in the world.

Speaker:

  • Gil Diekhoff, Director of Professional Services at BROWZ, & former Divisional Global Safety Manager at Caterpillar
11 Ways to Jumpstart your Contractor Qualification Program

11 Ways to Jumpstart your Contractor Qualification Program

Key Highlights:

  • Using key metrics to monitor your qualification program
  • Accounting for multiple levels of risk throughout supply chain
  • Identifying 9 common qualification standards
  • Assessing financial health of suppliers

Speaker:

  • Brett Armstrong, Vice President of Marketing at BROWZ LLC
Out-of-the-Box Techniques to Monitor Travel Program Spending All Year Long

Out-of-the-Box Techniques to Monitor Travel Program Spending All Year Long

Key Takeaways:

  • The evolution of hotel sourcing
  • Common supplier actions that impact buyers and how to navigate
  • Current landscape and sentiment of travel buyers
  • Key hotel program metrics to monitor for optimal results
  • Tactics to help measure, visualize and track program performance

Speakers:

  • Marwan Batrouni, Senior Director, Practice Area Leader, Advito Travel
  • Marge Imms, Managing Consultant, Advito Travel
Promoting the Procurement-Finance Partnership: How to Build a Beautiful Friendship

Promoting the Procurement-Finance Partnership: How to Build a Beautiful Friendship

Key highlights:

  • Exploring the relationship between procurement and finance
  • Learning strategies for improving this relationship and aligning mutual goals
  • Exploring the topic of EBITA and the impact of a procurement transformation program
  • Hearing about how emerging technologies are impacting procurement and creating opportunities to demonstratethe value of procurement

Speaker:

  • Laura Powell, VP of Consulting, GEP
How CIO’s and CPO’s Can Push Forward Modernization Efforts and the Breakdown of Silos in the Organization

How CIO’s and CPO’s Can Push Forward Modernization Efforts and the Breakdown of Silos in the Organization

As businesses across virtually every industry face pressure to remain on the cutting edge of technology to maintain competitive advantage, digital transformation has become a trending theme. CPOs and CIOs are ideally situated to drive technological transformations forward, given their positions within the business as dual engines for the creation of efficiencies. With that said, doing so requires careful consideration, a wealth of great points, the right data, and perhaps most importantly, the courage to make the case.

Speakers: 

  • Kendra Von Esh, Executive Strategic Advisor, Coupa
  • Linda Chuan, Sr. Director - Global Corpoate Services & Strategic Sources, Salesforce

Cognitive Future of Procurement: A Roadmap For Your Automation Journey

Cognitive Future of Procurement: A Roadmap For Your Automation Journey

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The best use cases of AI and RPA in procurement
  • Where and how to get started in your automation journey
  • How to identify the sweet spots for automation in procurement to build a business case

Speakers:

  • Avnish Singh, Product Head, EdgeVerve
  • Shubham Tripathi, Dir. Business Development, Infosys
Practically Speaking: Why IT and Procurement Should Talk About Digital Transformation

Practically Speaking: Why IT and Procurement Should Talk About Digital Transformation

Key highlights:

  • Learn about how a closer IT-procurement collaboration can be beneficial to the individual teams and to the larger organization
  • Get a briefing on the current state of the market for procurement software and what the top selection criteria should be
  • Find out how the IT organization can provide enterprise-wide leadership by driving workplace transformation through digital procurement

Speakers:

  • Paul Blake, Associate Director of Product Marketing, GEP
  • Santosh Reddy, Director of Technology Services Organization, GEP