Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Mariano Legaz

Mariano Legaz is Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Sprint Corporation. He is responsible for Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain management, and Real Estate operations across the organization. Under his leadership, Sprint Corporation will maximize supplier relationship, drive operational efficiencies, and enable their winning strategies. Before joining Sprint Corporation, Mr. Legaz was the Verizon Wireless Florida Regional President, where he was responsible for sales, operations, marketing, distribution, customer service, and financial performance. During his 20 years at Verizon, Mr. Legaz also served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Services; Vice President, Sourcing; Director, Capital Planning and Analysis, as well as several other roles in the network technology organization, both in domestic and international markets. Mr. Legaz was recently appointed to serve on PAHO Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a Board Member with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His past Board service includes Board Membership at Quest Forum – TL 9000, Advisory Board with Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management, Corporate Advisory Board with National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) a Health Sector Management Policy Advisory Board Member with University of Miami, and the Board of Trustees of University of Tampa. Mr. Legaz holds an Engineering Degree in Electrical/Electronic Science and a Postgraduate Degree in Telecommunications from the Catholic University of Cordoba in Argentina. In addition, he received his EMBA in Economics from Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

08:30 AM CPOs Executive Panel: Political Procurement: Sourcing In The Age Of A Disruptive Administration

No matter where you stand politically, one thing is undeniable: rapid and unpredictable changes to the way we do business are imminent in the Trump administration – bigly. So how can procurement prepare and adapt nimbly to the uncertain regulatory landscape? In this unscripted, self moderated CPO roundtable, you'll learn how top execs are dealing with the disruption. Audience Q&A to follow. Topics include:

  • How procurement can react to import duties and trade restrictions evolving out of the Trump administration
  • How to deal with the new price of foreign outsourced labor
  • Preparing for the pros, cons and expenses of bringing more labor back to the US
  • What do new environmental policies mean for sourcing?
  • How to turn policy change into an opportunity to outpace competitors and disrupt markets, becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted
  • How to prepare for risk amongst all the uncertainty - Can you afford the wait and see approach?

09:40 AM Procurement As An Agent Of Change

As a modern procurement pro, you must be prepared
to become an “agent for change” in areas that go far beyond just cost management. This working group will explore how to do just that!

• Creating value through innovation
• Developing Supplier Relationships through SRM
• Managing supply-based risks Promoting sustainability
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