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Tuesday, September 15
2pm – 6pm EDT

Day 1 ⁠— RECOVERY & GROWTH

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2:00PM - 2:05PM

PROCUREMENT LEADERS WELCOME

Nandini Basuthakur, CEO, Procurement Leaders
Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

 

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2:05PM - 2:15PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

Delivering while transforming: As a leader, how quickly can you transform to where the function needs to be while navigating change?

Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Nandini Basuthakur, CEO, Procurement Leaders
Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

 

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2:15PM - 2:35PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Restructuring the supply chain to deliver on global objectives: How to think globally but ensure you have the resources and skills to act locally

  • How to leverage regional and global supplier, market, and operational data to support decision-making
  • How to work with the CIO to tap into and leverage insight and value from data as an opportunity to drive strategic decision-making for growth
  • How to successfully align with CFO to create a more synergized approach to working capital across 72 different businesses
  • How to work with the CIO to overcome systems and data challenges to provide global procurement strategy, discipline and value to the business

Todd Stohlmeyer, Vice President – Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Cargill
Interviewer: Katie Johnson,
Account Director, Procurement Leaders

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Lessons for the Future: Advancing Chevron’s Digital Supply Chain

Kevin Ruffcorn, S2P NextGen Program Manager, Chevron
Moderator: Tim Burt,
Customer Insights Manager, Procurement Leaders
Hosted by:

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Matt Palackdharry, VP of Strategy, Tealbook

Hosted by:

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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED? HOW TRANSFORMATIONAL CPOS ARE ACCELERATING INNOVATION AND GROWTH

Digital technology is disrupting traditional business models, and transformational CPOs are utilizing this opportunity to reinvent the procurement function, bringing new approaches and ways of working to their organizations. In this highly interactive session, we will discuss the following:

  • What are the new expectations of the CPO beyond bottom-line savings and supply management?
  • What new sources of innovation are transformational CPOs using as a competitive advantage?
  • Which actions should every high-performing CPO take to drive
    (3-4PM) – Invitation only Keith Hausmann, CRO, Globality

Hosted by:

 

FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE CASE STUDY – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: MORE THAN A STRATEGY

  • Digital transformation of a function is much more than a technology strategy. To truly transform we need our people to be able to operate in the new.
  • This means ensuring they can support the new procurement service offerings like business partner or supplier management, or have the skills to challenge how they do their day to day job or how we can simplify the end users interactions with our processes, and have the skills and capacity to support changes to those processes to improve them.
  • This pivot is one of the most difficult to deliver but if done right will ensure investments in technology and big data deliver guaranteed returns.
  • During this presentation, we will deep dive into Accenture’s Procurement people strategy and the components that are making it a success.

Patricia Miller, Digital Transformation Director, Accenture

 

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3:30PM - 3:35PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

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3:35PM - 4:05PM

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

 

Delegates will have the chance to benchmark in small group sessions with peers from across their industry in these informative and interactive industry roundtables.

Session hosts:

    

Americas procurement congress virtual knowledge partner

 

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4:05PM - 4:25PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Visibility: The Key to Keeping Business Flowing During Times of Turmoil

Visibility into an organization’s operations & processes helps mitigate risk and alleviate supply chain issues.

  • How can you protect cashflow with automation?
  • How to enable a remote workforce?
  • Identifying & resolving bottlenecks that delay payments & harm supplier relationships
  • Flagging potential supply chain risks early through analytics

Michael Parzei, Chief Customer Officer, Vice President, Member Engagement, Clinical Services & Accounts Payable, Mohawk Medbuy
Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Ed Aviles
, Senior Global Business Advisor, Basware
Moderator: Tim Burt, Customer Insights Manager, Procurement Leaders

Americas procurement congress virtual knowledge partner

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4:25PM - 4:30PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Hosted by:

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4:30PM - 4:50PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

How has the organization pivoted throughout the pandemic to meet customer need and demand?

  • What innovation has been required as a result to meet dynamically growing and changing consumer and business needs?
  • How to manage the critical importance of maintaining integrity of products and brand reputation throughout the year

Michael Holly, VP – Global Strategic Sourcing, Clorox Company
Interviewer: Jim Townsend,
CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

 

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4:50PM - 5:10PM

CPO DEBATE

 

The power of procurement: From recovery to a stronger, more resilient future

Complex, multitiered, and interconnected supplier networks—more like complicated webs than chains—span the globe and are, in various ways, vulnerable to shocks. Executive attention to value-chain risk was already on the rise, but now it’s in the spotlight. While the COVID-19 pandemic delivered the biggest and broadest value-chain shock in recent memory, it is only one of a series of disruptions, ranging from cybersecurity attacks and financial crises to tsunamis and volcanos, that expose value chains, companies, and countries to financial losses. Every decade, companies lose half a year of revenue, on average, due to value-chain disruptions.

The way a supply chain is constructed can turn out to be a source of either vulnerability or resilience—and there is no one-size-fits-all formula that will work for every company. Having many tier-one suppliers can be challenging for procurement unless the downstream company actively shapes a cohesive core group into which all others feed. Relying on a narrow supply chain may cede strategic leverage to key suppliers. Each company will have to determine the balance that fits its management capabilities and its risk tolerance.

Join for a discussion on how procurement can lead companies out of the crisis and into the next normal. Forward-looking companies will go a step further and reimagine the role of procurement to emerge stronger, and better prepared for any future crisis.

Yogesh Malik, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Nolan Smith, VP, Global Supply Management, Corning Inc.
Moderator:
Tim Burt, Customer Insights Manager, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

Americas procurement Congress Virtual partner

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5:10PM - 5:15PM

DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

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5:15PM - 5:45PM

VIP Networking

If you have received an invite to our VIP Networking, please click on the Breakouts tab in the menu bar to the left of your screen. Select today’s date and select your networking session by clicking the green “Join Room” button.

 

September 16, Wednesday

2pm – 6pm EDT

Day 2 ⁠— FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE & DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN

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2:00PM - 2:05PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH THE CONGRESS CHAIR…

 

Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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2:05PM - 2:35PM

PLX KEYNOTE

 

Building a culture of innovation

How does an organization create a culture of innovation from the ground up? With the help of his work and research, Ted will identify how you can enable your company to foster innovative practices that will transform your workplace culture.
Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation, General Motors

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

From cost reduction to influential business partner

Bart Ras, Managing Director, Greensill Capital
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

 

Egencia

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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

CPO CHALLENGER SERIES (3-4PM) – Invitation only

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY – HOW DOES DIVERSITY DRIVE IMPACT?

  • How does having a diverse team can lead to more efficiencies?
  • How different behaviors can mean different outcomes

Sonia Penoro, VP, Barclays

 

FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE INTERVIEW – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: HOW TO MODERNIZE YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM DURING COVID-19While most employee travel is stalled, now is the time to ensure your travel program is setup for success in the digital era. Hear from travel experts on how a digitally transformed travel program can help you address business challenges by leveraging travel program elements like ROI, predictability and duty of care for business recovery and ongoing success. By attending you’ll learn:

  • Actionable insights to apply to your business including a simple framework for transformation success.
  • Questions to ask yourself and your business when digitally transforming your travel program.
  • Solutions for challenges now faced by procurement and travel managers including travel ROI, predictability and duty of care.

Wendy White, VP & CMO, Egencia
Moderator: Niko Nurmi, Senior Research Analyst, Procurement Leaders
Hosted by:
Egencia

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3:30PM - 3:35PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

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3:35PM - 4:05PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

CASE STUDY – TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OWN PROCUREMENT DESTINY WITH THE RIGHT DATA APPROACH

Your destiny is determined by your decisions and good decision making requires the right data. But, we all know that Procurement has a data problem. Many of us are struggling to find ways to overcome the Bad Data challenge. Join WNS-Denali and Mystery High Tech client in discussing the role of reliable and accurate data in making futuristic business decisions. We will share how a right data approach could help increase your organization’s reach and impact. You will learn:

  • The right and wrong ways to use data to increase your organization’s reach and impact
  • Four key pillars of a good data strategy for Procurement
  • Practical advice from Mystery High Tech’s client data transformation story

Julie Brignac, Corporate Senior Vice President – Client Services, WNS-Denali

Hosted by:
Americas Procurement Congress Virtual Partner

PANEL DISCUSSION – MINIMIZING DISRUPTIONS WHILE ACHIEVING FASTER TIME TO VALUE

Visibility and automation are key to building a solid procurement foundation allowing companies to minimize disruptions and ensure business continuity. Hear about Wieland’s path to automation and how it helped keep working capital flowing through uncertain times. Learn more how this industrial products company:

  • Delivered quick ROI to their business
  • Improved process efficiencies and cost savings
  • Ditched the paper to go digital

Newsha Neishaboory, Head of AP Automation Practice, Fluxym
Nathan Ford, Senior director of Accounting, Wieland North America
Ed Aviles, Senior Global Business Advisor, Basware
Moderator: Niko Nurmi, Senior Research Analyst, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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4:05PM - 4:25PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Adapt, survive, thrive: With shifts in priority in the short term, how do we deliver to longer term strategic aspirations?

Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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4:25PM - 4:45PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

How is procurement pivoting through the pandemic with a laser focus on continuing to provide value to business?

Lynn Torrel, CPSCO, Flex

 

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4:45PM - 5:05PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Managing risk for advantage: A new cultural approach to risk, lessons learnt for new unknowns

Ahmet Hepdogan, VP Procurement, Ferrara Candy

 

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5:05PM - 5:10PM

DAY 2 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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5:10PM - 5:40PM

NETWORKING – An informal opportunity to connect with your peers and discuss key takeaways and learnings from the day. For those that join this optional networking session, you will be broken into smaller groups of 5-6 to allow for more intimate conversation. 

 

Thursday, September 17

2pm -6pm EDT

Day 3 — BUILDING A TRUSTED ECOSYSTEM & SCALE OF SKILL

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2:00PM - 2:05PM

PROCUREMENT LEADERS WELCOME

 

Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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2:05PM - 2:15PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

What areas can procurement find added value to support the business in times of volatility?

  • How has Covid been a catalyst for change and an accelerator of collaboration?
  • What are the new areas of innovation and partnering with your supplier and partner ecosystem?

 

  • Carol Danoff, SVP & CPO, Discovery Inc
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2:15PM - 2:35PM

LEADERSHIP TEAM INSIGHTS

Setting the pace for business change: The Diageo transformation journey

Elena Enrici, Head of Supply Chain, Central America and Caribbean, Diageo
Kristyn O’Grady, Vice President, Marketing & Indirect Procurement NAM, Diageo
Marsha Mcintosh, VP Procurement NA Supply, Diageo
Moderator: Geraldine Craven, Head of Research, Procurement Leaders

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2:35PM - 2:55PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

How procurement leaders can emerge stronger as business leaders

Southard Jones, Vice President Product Marketing, Celonis
Moderator: Steve Hall, Customer Insights Manager, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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2:55PM - 3:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

onspring

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3:00PM - 3:30PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – THE ROAD TO PROCUREMENT MASTERY: PRIORITIES FOR LEADERSHIP

Today, more is being asked of procurement and the function must be ready to answer the call. How are you supporting a more agile and resilient organisation – where are you doubling down in terms of strategic priorities and do you have what you need to execute those?In these companies, procurement is shifting from a primary focus on cost reduction to playing a key role in helping differentiate the company strategically, drive revenue growth, provide greater operational agility, enhance the enterprise’s brand and reputation and future proof the organization through a greater focus on resiliency.This session will focus on peer-to-peer sharing around:

  • Procurement’s North Star – How have you adapted your vision and what are business expectations in the wake of the disruption through 2020
  • Reallocating Resources – Where are you placing your bets with the resources you have to have maximum impact
  • Plans into action – What’s in front of leaders in the coming months as they look to ready themselves for this shift towards greater alignment with their business partners

(3-4PM) – Invitation only

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:
Americas Pacific Procurement Congress Virtual partner

 

DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN PANEL DISCUSSION – PROCUREMENT BEYOND THE PANDEMIC: STRENGTHENING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN”

  • How to operate a proactive procurement function that responds well to volatility?
  • How to ensure evolving procurement roles prioritize supply chain health today and in the aftermath?
  • How to use supplier data and human intelligence to gain adoption with your suppliers?

Stewart Stanton, Managing Director, C2FO
Moderator: Niko Nurmi,
Senior Research Analyst, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:
Americas Procurement Congress Virtual Insight Partner

 

  • FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE CASE STUDY – UNEXPECTED COVID-19 WINS DELIVERED THROUGH OUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Like many other large enterprises, the University of California was faced with quite a challenge at the onset of the pandemic and is now faced with the question of how to reopen campuses safely amongst continuing uncertainty. In this session, you will learn how their digital transformation benefitted the highly autonomous, decentralized, 10 campus system university system, with $10B in annual indirect in ways that they hadn’t expected.

    Erin Riley, Executive Director, University of California

    Hosted by:

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3:30PM - 3:35PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

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3:35PM - 4:05PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

INTERVIEW – USING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TO ENABLE EFFECTIVE CHANGE

  • Embracing adaptation: supplying credible information to inform decisions
  • Creating value: leveraging analytics to protect margins
  • Managing the human aspect: creating data savvy teams

Peter Seitz, Director, Procurement BI & Enablement, Ciena
Jason Rohlf, Vice President – Solutions, Onspring
Moderator: Lorenza Schiaffino, Head of Content Research, Events, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:
onspring

 

PANEL DISCUSSION – NEW WAYS OF WORKING: HOW CAN COMPANIES EXTEND BENEFITS TO REMOTE EMPLOYEES?

Brett Bartolai, Senior Director of Procurement, Grubhub
Heather Grobaski, Senior Account Executive, Grubhub
Moderator: Niko Nurmi, Senior Research Analyst, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:
Grubhub

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4:05PM - 4:25PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Enabling digital transformation in a globally complex organization

Roy Anderson, CPO & Digital Transformation Director, Tradeshift
Graham Wright, Vice President – Global Procurement, Finance & Operations, Global Business Services, IBM
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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4:25PM - 4:30PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Taulia

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4:30PM - 4:50PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

Business as usual in a very abnormal business landscape

  • What business as usual now looks like for BoA and 2021 strategic priorities
  • How to be more of a strategic partner with and for our vendors
  • What is our role in helping to strengthen them and where are the opportunities we can help on productivity efforts?
  • How can we invest/financially strengthen the broader supply chain to mutual benefit?

Taryn Thompson, CPO, Bank of America

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4:50PM - 5:20PM

AMERICAS PROCUREMENT AWARDS 2020

Americas Procurement Awards celebrate the most impressive and transformative procurement initiatives, teams, and individuals throughout North and South America and Canada. For the most competitive market in the world, this is an opportunity to stand out as a regional leader, while inspiring fellow innovators and trendsetters to take the function to new heights.

Friday, September 18

10am – 2pm EDT

Day 4 — September 18, Friday – A NEW WORLD ORDER

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10:00AM - 10:05AM

PROCUREMENT LEADERS WELCOME

 

Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Ian Lawless,
Conference Director, Procurement Leaders



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10:05AM - 10:25AM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

 

Kelly Bengston, CPO, Starbucks
Interviewer: Ian Lawless,
Conference Director, Procurement Leaders



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10:25AM - 10:45AM

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

 

How might a new look global economy impact on how organizations procure and protect supply chains?

Daniel Rodriguez, Director Procurement & Supply Management, Pan American Health Organization
Roberto Samayoa, Policy and Compliance, Pan American Health Organization
Moderator: Geraldine Craven, Head of Research, Procurement Leaders

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10:45AM - 11:05AM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Building a Brand: Elevating Procurement’s Impact in the Enterprise

The past six months have dramatically highlighted how critical procurement can be to the success of the enterprise. Savvy CPOs and sourcing leaders are seizing this opportunity to educate the business about the tremendous impact Procurement can make when empowered in the right ways. Learn how to:

  • Brand and market Procurement’s value proposition to the business
  • Demonstrate the impact of strategic sourcing using collaborative, cloud-based technology
  • Build your 2-5 year plan for elevating procurement within the enterprise

Suraj Prashad, VP Strategic Sourcing and CPO, The Hanover Insurance Group
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships and Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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11:05AM - 11:10AM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

How might a new look global economy impact on how organizations procure and protect supply chains?

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Hosted by:

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11:10AM - 11:40AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – THE FUTURE OF ANALYTICS, AUTOMATION, AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PROCUREMENT

Procurement organizations have made great strides in leveraging technology to improve operational execution and performance.

This session will explore the pros and cons of the three latest technologies: Analytics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence.

Leaders will discuss their experiences with each of the technologies and their future plans for greater or less usage.

Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

(11AM – 12PM) – inviation only

Hosted by:

DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY – HOW PROCESS MINING HELPS COMPANIES FACE UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES

The recent pandemic months have changed and continue to affect the way companies interact inside the supply chain and with purchasing. Now more than ever, it’s necessary to have control over our purchasing processes to successfully monitor efficiency and quickly simulate and effectuate necessary changes related to cutting costs and reducing lead-time and reworks.

It’s crucial to adopt process mining solutions, like myInvenio, that allow for intuitive and automatic analysis of business processes like purchase to pay (P2P), starting from the digital footprint present in business systems to precisely measure the expected ROI following changes implemented in the purchasing process.

We’ll take a look at how a large automotive company used process mining from myInvenio to analyze its P2P process and identified and realized more than 800k USD in savings!!

Hosted by:
myinvenio

FUNCTIONAL EXCELLENCE CASE STUDY – HOW DO WE BETTER LEVERAGE SUPPLIER EXPERTISE & KNOWLEDGE INTO OUR PRODUCT OFFERING?

  • How to better partner with your suppliers to drive innovation and become a more competitive business of the future
  • How can innovation be made a KPI for supplier delivery?
  • How can strategic partnerships encourage innovation between procurement, stakeholders and suppliers?
  • How will your partnerships with suppliers change?
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11:40AM - 11:45PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

INTERVIEW – HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH A RAPIDLY CHANGING ECONOMY

  • How to operate a proactive procurement function that responds well to volatility within changing markets
  • How can you ensure supply continues through trade tariffs, supply chain challenges and regulatory changes?
  • Should you regionalize your sourcing function to manage political uncertainty?
  • How is your supply chain visibility?
  • How to make sure your team is externally focused and influencing suppliers and stakeholders

CASE STUDY – DEMONSTRATING REAL BUSINESS IMPACT THROUGH RAPID, CONTROLLED RISK (RACR) SOURCING

  • Leveraging processes and technologies to shorten cycle times and increase efficiency
  • Creating a “tiger team/committee” to align with the right c-suite partners for success
  • Recognizing the importance of agile decision making and keeping approval groups small to maintain an accelerated process
  • Ensuring new customer driven outcomes can be delivered by procurement’s culture
  • Working with peers and other sources to benchmark processes and deliver competitive advantage

 John Soebbing, Managing Director & CPO, TD Ameritrade

 

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11:45AM - 12:15PM

CASE STUDIES

 

REACT & RESPOND CASE STUDY – RISING ABOVE DISRUPTION: HOW PAPA JOHN’S DELIVERED DURING A CRISIS

Learn how Joe Main, VP of Indirect Procurement at Papa John’s, has led his team to success. See how Papa John’s reacted to a 25% growth in sales since the start of Coronavirus and still continued to maintain a consistent supply chain and deliver to their customers.

With challenges in PPE, packaging redesigns, customer safety and large perishables orders, the pizza giant has managed their more than 5,000 locations to procurement success. Topics will include:

  • Taking a consolidated cost center approach
  • Maintaining consumer engagement during a crisis
  • Rising above disruptions to both supply and demand
  • Planning for continued success and process improvements

Joe Main, VP Indirect Procurement, Papa John’s

Hosted by:
Americas Procurement Congress Virtual Partner

EQ VS IQ: WHAT ARE THE NEW SKILLS OF THE PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONAL?

  • How to shift the paradigm of how procurement is viewed and improve the importance of emotional intelligence
  • How can being viewed as an advisor, upskill and upgrade your procurement function?
  • How do data analysts and scientists fit into the procurement team of the future?

DEMONSTRATING REAL BUSINESS IMPACT THROUGH RAPID, CONTROLLED RISK (RACR) SOURCING

  • Leveraging processes and technologies to shorten cycle times and increase efficiency
  • Creating a “tiger team/committee” to align with the right c-suite partners for success
  • Recognizing the importance of agile decision making and keeping approval groups small to maintain an accelerated process
  • Ensuring new customer driven outcomes can be delivered by procurement’s culture
  • Working with peers and other sources to benchmark processes and deliver competitive advantage
John Soebbing, Managing Director & CPO, TD Ameritrade

 

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12:15PM - 12:35PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

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12:35PM - 12:40PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Hosted by:

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12:40PM - 1:10PM

PLX KEYNOTE

 

The Adaptability Zone Achieving Certainty in Uncertain Times

In today’s volatile business environment where uncertainty and fear are the norm, there is a common theme. People are scared, they’re not sure how to move forward and survive the crisis. It’s time to turn crisis into a catalyst for your company’s growth. Procurement has the opportunity to play a key role in creating new and exciting business growth opportunities for the companies that are willing to enter “The Adaptability Zone” ®. You’ll discover:

  • How to transform your thinking, optimize your assets and accelerate your connectivity to produce transformational results for your organization.
  • The benefits of creating specialized and cross functional teams to identify strategic opportunities for growth.
  • How to encourage and develop a new culture focused on innovation and business solutions.

Dr. Rick Goodman, Author, Living a Championship Life: A Game Plan for Success

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1:10PM - 1:20PM

CONGRESS CLOSING REMARKS

Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders
Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders