Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Jack Shaw

Executive Director
American Blockchain Council

Jack Shaw is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council. As such, he is a leading expert on the strategic business implications of Blockchain technology who has spoken and consulted on Blockchain around the world. He is a world renowned Keynote Speaker. He was recently voted one of the World’s Top 25 Professional Speakers by over 27,000 meetings planners, executives and conference attendees – the only Technology speaker to be accorded this recognition.

Jack has been a Technology Futurist for over 30 years – helping others to understand the impact of emerging technologies. In addition to Blockchain, he is widely recognized for his expertise in such breakthrough business technologies as:

  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Internet of Things, and
  • D Printing

As well as such established technologies as:

  • Ecommerce / Omnicommerce
  • Big Data / Predictive Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Commerce, and
  • Supply Chain Management

A charismatic speaker, he’s delivered more than 1000 keynote speeches and executive presentations in 23 countries and every U.S. state. Jack graduated from Yale with a degree in Business Administration and has an MBA from Kellogg in Finance and Marketing.


1. Analyze This: Procurement And Spend Analytics
Neeraj Mathur, Global Head of Sourcing and Procurement; Tableau Software
Allison Clarke, Strategic Sourcing Manager; Tableau Software

2. The Keys To Key Performance Indicators
Mike Ozmeral, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer; Reyes Holdings

3. Trust Me: Building A Trusted Advisor Relationship With Stakeholders 
Roopa Radhakrishnan, Strategic Sourcing Manager; Uber

4. Staying Rational: Exploring Supplier Rationalization
Nancy Tiran, Senior Director Procurement – Strategic Sourcing, P2P Business Integrations and Systems; Best Buy

5. Rethinking Procurement: The Dynamic Marketplace 
Ken Stanick, Director of Customer Success; Amazon Business

6. Want to Elevate Procurement? Change the Way You Communicate!
Doug Van Wingerden, Senior Vice President, Procurement Transformation; Insight Sourcing

7. Forensic Sourcing: Digital Source-to-Pay Reveals Single Version of the Truth
Richard Waugh, VP of Corporate Development; Zycus
Garry Christie, Senior Director, Global Procurement, Advanced Micro Devices

8.Smart Procurement - Optimized And Automated delivery 
Darrell Mauldin - Head of Strategic Vendor Management (Corporate Engineering), Google
Bhavdeep Singh Sethi - Associate Vice President, HCL Technologies Ltd.
Pankaj Parikh, Associate Vice President, HCL Technologies Ltd.

9. Risky Business: Risk Mitigation
Barb Sexton, 2017/2018 President-Elect, ISM-Arizona

10. Blockchain For Procurement 
Jack Shaw, Executive Director, American Blockchain Council

11. Alternative Workforce Models: A New View in Strategic Procurement
Marrena Anderson, Senior Vice President,  ProcureAbility
Conrad Snover, Executive Vice President,  ProcureAbility

12.Transforming Procurement Through Machine Learning 
David Hearn, Former CPO, Juniper Networks

13.Contracts and Innovation
Nick Seiersen,  Director, Business Development, North America,  International Association for Contract and Commercial Management

14. Reimagining Transportation To Drive Cost-Savings and Provide A Better Transportation Experience
Benjamin Sternsmith, Area Vice President, Strategics, Lyft

10:05 AM Keynote Presentation: Understanding Blockchain And How Emerging Technologies Will Enable The Digital Transformation Of Procurement

Blockchain is one of the most exciting new technologies in years, but its real power comes when combined with such other emerging technologies as Advanced Cognitive Systems, IoT, and Predictive Analytics: learn how the confluence of these technologies is going to affect sourcing and procurement processes and the talent required to manage them.


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