ProcureCon Indirect Connect Virtual Event

The Invite-Only Event For Senior-Level Procurement & Sourcing Practitioners

December 09 - 10, 2020 | 12:55 PM ET

Where Sourcing Innovators Connect And Inspire


For over 20 years, ProcureCon has helped companies develop and implement world-class sourcing programs. ProcureCon Indirect Connect is a private, invitation-only virtual event customized for senior-level procurement and sourcing practitioners. 

The mission of ProcureCon Indirect Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level forum to exchange ideas, best practices and timely perspectives on the transformation of the procurement organization.

A Unique Experience


The ProcureCon Indirect Connect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you 
exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings 

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue between participants. Engage in in-depth discussions on the changing nature of what indirect procurement is buying and strategies for success, building a diverse and inclusive procurement team, and the evolution of supplier relationships. 

Exclusive Networking

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment at our breakout rooms, 1:1 meetings, roundtables, and more.

Our Speakers. Your Visionaries.

Stacy Joslin

Stacy Joslin

Global Marketing Procurement Lead

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Qiana Levy

Qiana Levy

Head of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing

Learfield IMG College

Jay Chauhan

Jay Chauhan

Senior Category Manager

IBM

Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson

Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

LogMeIn Inc

Nick Matuszewski

Nick Matuszewski

Sr Director Of Procurement And Strategic Sourcing

ULTA

Cory Hooks

Cory Hooks

Corporate Strategic Procurement Director

Intel Corporation

Dawn Luttrell

Dawn Luttrell

Senior Director - Strategic Sourcing

Carnival Cruise Lines

Phil Morgan

Phil Morgan

Sr. Director, Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Operations

Electronic Arts

Vee Sandhu

Vee Sandhu

Vice President - Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Twilio

Chris Sample

Chris Sample

Director, Indirect Category Management

Jacobs

Vikki Vlastnik

Vikki Vlastnik

Enterprise Indirect Procurement Leader

W. L. Gore and Associates

Joseph Stephens

Joseph Stephens

Procurement Director, Indirect Materials and Services, MRO, Capital, R&D, FSRE

Corteva Agriscience

Tamra Pawloski

Tamra Pawloski

Procurement Director - Global Programs, Services and Technology

Corteva Agriscience

Kenny Cheung

Kenny Cheung

Chief of Procurement

The World Bank Group

Christian Widmann

Christian Widmann

Principal Indirect Category Manager

Citrix

Mark Zafra

Mark Zafra

Global Head of Strategic Sourcing

Twitter Inc.

Angela Zou

Angela Zou

Sr. Director, Indirect Procurement

Schneider Electric, Inc.

Aditya Jain

Aditya Jain

Director, Global Sourcing

Visa

Greg Tennyson

Greg Tennyson

Executive, Head of Sourcing, Procurement, Contracts and Travel

VSP Global

Brian Slobodow

Brian Slobodow

Operating Executive

Golden Gate Capital

Parul Singh

Parul Singh

Senior Vendor Manager, Technology & Services

TD Bank

Wael Safwat

Wael Safwat

Director of Procurement, North America; Chair of Canada Branch

Black & McDonald; Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS) UK

Joanna Martinez

Joanna Martinez

Founder

Supply Chain Advisors LLC

William Hatzichristos

William Hatzichristos

Founder and Managing Director

SourceNow LLC

Mike Simms

Mike Simms

Founder & CEO

The Simms Group

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

Founder & CEO

American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

Roger Blumberg

Roger Blumberg

VP of Corporate and Product Marketing

Jaggaer

David Harvey

David Harvey

Senior Director of Sales

CoreTrust

JD Steele

JD Steele

Account Manager

CoreTrust

Jake Wojcik

Jake Wojcik

Executive Vice President

Insight Sourcing Group & SpendHQ

Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel

VP of Product Marketing

Ivalua

John Powell

John Powell

Sr. eSourcing Consultant

Scanmarket

Daryl Watkins

Daryl Watkins

Senior Director, Consulting

GEP

Chris Elliot

Chris Elliot

Senior Director of Sales

Oversight Systems

ProcureCon Indirect Connect Virtual Event Agenda

Day One, December 9, 2020

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    Frank Musero, Divsional Director, ProcureCon North America

  • 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

  • 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    Nick Matuszewski, Sr Director Of Procurement And Strategic Sourcing, ULTA
    Angela Zou, Sr. Director, Indirect Procurement, Schneider Electric, Inc.
    Chris Sample, Director, Indirect Category Management, Jacobs
    Wael Safwat, Director of Procurement, North America; Chair of Canada Branch, Black & McDonald; Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS) UK
    William Hatzichristos, Founder and Managing Director, SourceNow LLC

    PPE, Health and Safety, and remote worker technology are three areas procurement had little or no spend under management this past spring. And now, it’s a core part of your job. How are you getting your employees what they need at home, and how are you supporting them? What else is changing within the role of indirect procurement, and how can you capitalize on these changes quickly to get some wins for your organization? Join this panel discussion to learn just what indirect procurement is doing to navigate unchartered waters, and tools you can implement at the “office.”


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  • 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

    Brian Slobodow, Operating Executive, Golden Gate Capital
    JD Steele, Account Manager, CoreTrust
    David Harvey, Senior Director of Sales, CoreTrust

  • 2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

    Dawn Luttrell, Senior Director - Strategic Sourcing, Carnival Cruise Lines
    Parul Singh, Senior Vendor Manager, Technology & Services, TD Bank
    Mike Simms, Founder & CEO, The Simms Group

    Global travel restrictions have forced procurement executives to become more creative when working with suppliers, leading to unexpected positive results. More interaction, while virtual, has enabled procurement to develop deeper connections with their suppliers. Is this the new normal for SRM? Join this interactive chat to learn additional ways you can generate savings with more mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

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  • 2:25 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:30 pm

  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Joseph Stephens, Procurement Director, Indirect Materials and Services, MRO, Capital, R&D, FSRE, Corteva Agriscience
    Tamra Pawloski, Procurement Director - Global Programs, Services and Technology, Corteva Agriscience
    Vikki Vlastnik, Enterprise Indirect Procurement Leader, W. L. Gore and Associates
    Michael Shaw, Founder & CEO, American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

    The COVID pandemic changed what you bought, how you bought, and forced you to throw all of your carefully curated analytics out the window. For better or for worse, your data is not going to be useful at all for future procurement needs and spend visibility and planning. This presents an opportunity for you to rebuild your data—which you have to admit, wasn’t great to begin with—and make it even stronger. This panel of procurement experts will discuss how they’re working to gain better control over their data to set up their procurement organizations for future success.

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  • 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

    3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

  • 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

    Qiana Levy, Head of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, Learfield IMG College
    Roger Blumberg, VP of Corporate and Product Marketing, Jaggaer

    It’s inevitable that how you assess risk is going to change quite a bit, based on lessons learned from COVID. There’s financial risk: will your suppliers survive, or will you have to find a whole new supply base? There’s criminal risk: How do you ensure your suppliers and suppliers’ suppliers are following global laws and regulations relating to bribery, human rights, etc? And finally, there’s due diligence: How many tiers down do you need to go? Hear how one procurement expert has developed strategies for looking at supplier risk in 2021, and gain insight into how to develop your own plan. 

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  • 3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

  • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    Daryl Watkins, Senior Director, Consulting, GEP
    John Powell, Sr. eSourcing Consultant, Scanmarket
    Vishal Patel, VP of Product Marketing, Ivalua
    Chris Elliot, Senior Director of Sales, Oversight Systems

     These 45 minute Zoom discussions will allow you to interact and engage with your peers in a small group setting. No rotating here, so pick whichever table you need to focus on right now!


    Table 1: Steps To High-Impact Procurement Transformation

    Hosted by: Daryl Watkins, Senior Director, Consulting, GEP


    Table 2: When You Can't Be Face-To-Face, Be On The Same Page: A Look At The Importance Of Transparency Between Your Organization And Your Suppliers

    Hosted by: John Powell, Sr. eSoucing Consultant, Scanmarket


    Table 3: Collaborate to Win – Unlocking Supplier Innovation & Value In Times Of Need

    Hosted by: Vishal Patel, VP of Product Marketing, Ivalua


    Table 4: Spend Is Down, But Risk Is Soaring: How COVID-19 Has Introduced Fraud & Misuse

    Hosted by: Chris Elliot, Senior Director of Sales, Oversight Systems

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  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Day Two, December 10, 2020

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    Frank Musero, Divsional Director, ProcureCon North America

  • 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

  • 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

    Jay Chauhan, Senior Category Manager, IBM
    Christian Widmann, Principal Indirect Category Manager, Citrix
    Greg Tennyson, Executive, Head of Sourcing, Procurement, Contracts and Travel, VSP Global
    Joanna Martinez, Founder, Supply Chain Advisors LLC

    For the past few years, you’ve been hearing that disruption in the procurement space was coming. And now it’s finally here. An infusion of venture capital into procurement technologies has created no fewer than 50 startups over the past 18 months, all promising to make your job easier. However, are they trying to solve the problems you actually have? How do you evaluate and do due diligence on companies that have no track record? Are they compatible with your legacy systems? How do you secure capital for new technology from your CFO when belts are being tightened? Join this panel of innovative procurement practitioners to learn about how they’re incorporating nascent procurement software into their arsenal to gain better insight into their spend and suppliers.

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  • 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

    Jake Wojcik, Executive Vice President, Insight Sourcing Group & SpendHQ

    To say 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride would be a complete understatement. In the early stages of the pandemic, companies went into pure survival mode: controlling costs, stopping spending where they could, and rebuilding their decimated supply chains. Now—with the economy seemingly stabile and even showing hints of recovery in 2021—procurement leaders have an opportunity in front of them to help their organizations accelerate out of the crisis and outperform their peers through advanced sourcing strategies and procurement optimization.

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  • 2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

    Stacy Joslin, Global Marketing Procurement Lead, Intercontinental Hotels Group

    The COVID pandemic has shined a brighter light than perhaps ever before on the importance of employee well-being, begging the question, “how can I as a leader truly nurture the wellness of the individuals entrusted to my care?” It is a universally applicable question that spans all industries, functions and organizational types. How broad is the concept of “wellness” and how do its many components interconnect and affect each other? What is science showing us about the integrated nature of health? And what are some meaningful, actionable and effective steps that you can take to ensure that the colleagues who support the success of your organization are in turn supported in the ongoing, integrated well-being of their minds, bodies and spirits?

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  • 2:25 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:30 pm

  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Jean Johnson, Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, LogMeIn Inc
    Vee Sandhu, Vice President - Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Twilio
    Mark Zafra, Global Head of Strategic Sourcing, Twitter Inc.
    Phil Morgan, Sr. Director, Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Operations, Electronic Arts
    Michael Shaw, Founder & CEO, American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

    You’ve been incorporating diversity into your supplier mix for a while now, and it’s continuing to grow in importance. However, have you looked at your own procurement team to ensure it’s as diverse as your supply base? How do you ensure everyone feels welcome and create an inclusive culture, especially when working in a remote environment?

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  • 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

    3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

  • 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

    Aditya Jain, Director, Global Sourcing, Visa
    William Hatzichristos, Founder and Managing Director, SourceNow LLC

    As many corporations are considering what work looks like post-COVID, one thing is certain—it’s not going back to the way things were. Do you need as much real estate? Are open office plans still desirable? What about food service and janitorial? Everything is changing, so hear from an expert on how to renegotiate real estate leases, and prepare your employees for a new work environment which promotes cleanliness and safety, as well as productivity.

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  • 3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

  • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    Cory Hooks, Corporate Strategic Procurement Director, Intel Corporation
    Tamra Pawloski, Procurement Director - Global Programs, Services and Technology, Corteva Agriscience
    Kenny Cheung, Chief of Procurement, The World Bank Group
    Joseph Stephens, Procurement Director, Indirect Materials and Services, MRO, Capital, R&D, FSRE, Corteva Agriscience

    Live Interactive Zoom Roundtable discussion led by a sourcing & procurement executive. These 45 minute Zoom discussions will allow you to interact and engage with your peers in a small group setting. Please note, You’ll ONLY be able to attend ONE roundtable


    Table 1: Supplier Diversity

    Hosted by: Cory Hooks, Director of Corporate Strategic Procurement, Intel Corporation


    Table 2: Women in Procurement

    Hosted by: Tamra Pawloski, Procurement Director - Global Programs, Services and Technology, Corteva Agriscience


    Table 3: Sustainable Procurement

    Hosted by: Kenny K. Cheung, Chief Of Procurement, The World Bank Group


    Table 4: Crisis Management

    Hosted by: Joseph Stephens, Procurement Director, Indirect Materials and Services, MRO, Capital, R&D, FSRE, Corteva Agriscience

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  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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