Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Richard Waugh

Vice President, Corporate Development
Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development at Zycus, has an extensive background in B2B eCommerce, going back to his early career at GE, where he helped launch GE'S Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement in the mid 1990's. He was Co-Founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) Sourcing Suite providers and later covered the Supply Management market as an Industry Analyst for the Aberdeen Group. 

4:05 PM Forensic Sourcing: Digital Source-to-Pay Reveals Single Version of the Truth

Procurement teams have a lot on their plates – balancing the need to continue reaching aggressive savings targets with keeping a close eye on supplier risk and regulatory compliance, all while optimizing organizational performance in a time when many organizations are compelled to do more with less – or the same – resources. Top performers can’t afford disjointed Source-to-Pay processes that offer limited - or worse - inconsistent or contradictory visibility to real data about their organization and supplier performance. This session will highlight the drivers behind the trend pushing best-in-class organizations to adopt a single integrated platform for end-to-end Source-to-Pay automation and will feature:

  • Accurate, granular spend analytics to inform a data-driven approach to category management
  • Organizational performance benchmarking and savings tracking
  • Enterprise-wide supplier risk and performance monitoring
  • Early stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Comprehensive supplier on-boarding and enablement to extend automation and process simplification throughout the supply chain


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

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