ProcureCon Indirect Virtual Event

Where Sourcing Innovators Connect & Inspire                              

Feb 24 @ 1:00pm ET| Feb 25 @ 12:00pm ET

For over 20 years, ProcureCon has helped companies develop and implement world-class sourcing programs through interactive workshops, innovative keynotes and intimate networking sessions. All designed to take you beyond cost savings.

ProcureCon is built for practitioners, by practitioners - Whether you're a CPO or a rising star, a large or small spend company, ProcureCon has content and built-in connections to ensure your long term sourcing success.



A Unique Experience


The ProcureCon Indirect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person 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:

Learn From A Variety of  Experts, Debating Together

Learn from multiple, live conversations so you gain unbiased perspectives on what's working right now. (They might even disagree on some points - but you'll get the full picture.)   

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue amongst participants. Engage in in-depth discussions on how senior executives are leading the charge, to provide you with a rare chance to benchmark against the biggest brands in the country.

Finally, a Virtual Event Where You Can INTERACT

Join our virtual roundtable discussions where you’ll get face-to-face interaction with speakers, sponsors and your peers! 

Your Procurement Visionaries:

Tiffany Sen

Tiffany Sen

Head of Procurement and Financial Operations

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ese Iweh

Ese Iweh

Head of Global ProcOps, Sourcing Operations Engineering

Facebook

Breana Chan

Breana Chan

Vice-President, Global Supplier Services

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Neil Aronson

Neil Aronson

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing

Uber

Dawn Luttrell

Dawn Luttrell

Senior Director - Strategic Sourcing

Carnival Cruise Lines

Parul Singh

Parul Singh

Senior Vendor Manager, Technology & Services

TD Bank

Eve Reiter

Eve Reiter

Managing Director — Indirect Procurement

State Street

Megan Stowe

Megan Stowe

Greater European Region Strategic Sourcing Director & International Supplier Diversity

Intel

Zdravko Dimitrov

Zdravko Dimitrov

Category Manager – Marketing

TELUS

Linda Chuan

Linda Chuan

Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

Box

Jessica Gemmell

Jessica Gemmell

Program Leader – Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement

BD

Sarah O'Brien

Sarah O'Brien

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Stakeholder Engagement

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Global Director Procurement COE

HERE Technologies (former)

Jill Robbins

Jill Robbins

Director, Global Procurement – Indirect Goods and Services

Elanco

Prem Shanker

Prem Shanker

Director, Sourcing & Procurement

Assurant

Nick Matuszewski

Nick Matuszewski

Senior Director Of Procurement And Strategic Sourcing

ULTA

Brett Bartolai

Brett Bartolai

Director of Procurement

Grubhub

Erica Hill

Erica Hill

Vice President Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion

CBRE

Ty Levine

Ty Levine

VP Marketing

Suplari

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

Senior Vice President, North America

WNS-Denali

Josh Volchko

Josh Volchko

Sr. Solutions Consultant

BuyerQuest

Heather Grobaski

Heather Grobaski

Manager of Corporate Sales

Grubhub

Tommy Greer

Tommy Greer

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Energy Solutions

Insight Sourcing Group

Ashim Kapai

Ashim Kapai

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Coupa Software

John Callan

John Callan

Senior Director of Product Marketing

Coupa

Patty Pae

Patty Pae

Global Sales Manager

Egencia

William Hatzichristos

William Hatzichristos

Founder and Managing Director

SourceNow.pro

Mike Schiappa

Mike Schiappa

Vice President

Procurement Expert

Graham Crawshaw

Graham Crawshaw

Global Services Director

CASME

Bill Michels

Bill Michels

Vice President of Operations, Americas

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS)

ProcureCon Indirect Virtual Event Agenda

All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

Day 1: Building Sustainability into the Core Mission of the Procurement Organization, Wednesday, February 24th

  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

    Frank Musero, Divsional Director, ProcureCon North America

  • 1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

    Zdravko Dimitrov, Category Manager – Marketing, TELUS
    Graham Crawshaw, Global Services Director, CASME

    In today’s corporate world being a good citizen is worth it in every respect. This fireside chat style conversation will provide a window into how your supplier relationships can be leveraged into mutually beneficial brand assets through the pursuit of common goals and commitments relating to ESG. The following will be featured within this opening discussion.

    • Strengthening Supplier Relationships by Incorporating ESG Strategies and Goals for Mutual Responsibility
    • Being Good Corporate Citizens
    • Featuring Live Q&A for the last 10 minutes of our conversation
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  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Brett Bartolai, Director of Procurement, Grubhub
    Heather Grobaski, Manager of Corporate Sales, Grubhub

    In a remote world, procurement professionals are faced with the challenge of evaluating and helping transition benefits to the remote world to add value for the organization, while keeping cost-savings at the forefront. In this session, Grubhub’s Senior Director of Procurement, Brett Bartolai, and Senior Account Executive, Heather Grobaski, will explore the key factors to consider to successfully evaluate a meal perks program for remote employees, including the importance of using a streamlined solution.

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  • 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

    1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

    Nick Matuszewski, Senior Director Of Procurement And Strategic Sourcing, ULTA
    Sarah O'Brien, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
    Tommy Greer, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Energy Solutions, Insight Sourcing Group
    Graham Crawshaw, Global Services Director, CASME

    As Procurement professionals, creating savings and driving value are our bread and butter. In 2021, it’s high time that we ask ourselves if there are ways to both progress the goals of the organization while also seeking to optimize for a sustainable approach to business. Within this panel, we’ll examine ways that going green and developing circular supply chains can also serve as drivers of value for the organization.

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  • 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

    2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

    Ashim Kapai, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Coupa Software
    John Callan, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Coupa

  • 2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

    2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

    Megan Stowe, Greater European Region Strategic Sourcing Director & International Supplier Diversity, Intel
    Breana Chan, Vice-President, Global Supplier Services, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Parul Singh, Senior Vendor Manager, Technology & Services, TD Bank
    Jessica Gemmell, Program Leader – Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement, BD
    Erica Hill, Vice President Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, CBRE

    Beyond just being seen as “doing the right thing,” a robust supplier diversity program can help empower communities, and drive growth for smaller organizations. Many organizations are increasing their spend with diverse suppliers in 2021 to deepen the supplier pool and increase supplier competition. Join this panel of companies with leading supplier diversity programs to understand what best-in-class looks like, how to locate and vet diverse suppliers, and how you can transform your program from good to great.

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  • 3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

    3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

    Ty Levine, VP Marketing, Suplari

  • 3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

    3:30 pm - 3:55 pm

    Eve Reiter, Managing Director — Indirect Procurement, State Street
    Mike Schiappa, Vice President, Procurement Expert

    Live Q&A will follow.

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  • 3:55 pm - 4:15 pm

    3:55 pm - 4:15 pm

    Patty Pae, Global Sales Manager, Egencia

Day 2: Scaling Best-Practices with the Right Strategy and Architecture, Thursday, February 25th

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    Frank Musero, Divsional Director, ProcureCon North America

  • 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:45 pm

    Linda Chuan, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Box
    Neil Aronson, Head of Global Strategic Sourcing, Uber
    Katie Smith, Global Director Procurement COE, HERE Technologies (former)
    Mike Schiappa, Vice President, Procurement Expert

    It seems like it was just yesterday when over half of a ProcureCon event revolved around “getting a seat at the table.” And now, we’re talking about how RPA, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation and other disruptive technologies are finally starting to gain mass acceptance into the procurement space, changing how you do your jobs forever, while requiring a whole new set of skills. What’s next for the procurement function? Join this esteemed group of procurement practitioners as they gaze into the crystal ball and offer their predictions for the next five years.

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  • 12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

    Josh Volchko, Sr. Solutions Consultant, BuyerQuest

  • 1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:30 pm

    Dawn Luttrell, Senior Director - Strategic Sourcing, Carnival Cruise Lines
    Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, Americas, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS)

    Improving soft skills is essential in 2021. With face-to-face meetings being drastically reduced, ensuring your team is able to properly communicate in this new world is vital to increase productivity. Our panelist will review this intriguing conversation and discuss how they’re improving their soft skills and that of their teams.

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  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Ese Iweh, Head of Global ProcOps, Sourcing Operations Engineering, Facebook
    Greg Anderson, Senior Vice President, North America, WNS-Denali

    When Ese Iweh took over infrastructure Procurement Operations at Facebook, her mission was to improve the end to end procurement process by standardizing cycle times, increasing quality of output, and reducing single points of failure. Being new to the direct procurement world, she utilized her deep expertise in Finance Operations, ERP/Tooling implementations, strong change management methodology, and existing partnership with WNS Denali to significantly streamline infrastructure Procurement operations. In this fireside chat, Ese and Greg will discuss the importance of knowing your stakeholders, leveraging your mentor network, and picking the right partner for success.

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  • 1:50 pm - 2:15 pm

    1:50 pm - 2:15 pm

    Tiffany Sen, Head of Procurement and Financial Operations, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Frank Musero, Divsional Director, ProcureCon North America

    In order to grow the profile of the procurement organization and continue to develop strategically important relationships within the business, value communication is essential. Within this fireside session, we will look at how dynamic storytelling and illustration of specific case studies and examples can create a more compelling picture of the procurement organization’s accomplishments than raw data alone.

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  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Prem Shanker, Director, Sourcing & Procurement, Assurant
    Jill Robbins, Director, Global Procurement – Indirect Goods and Services, Elanco
    William Hatzichristos, Founder and Managing Director, SourceNow.pro

    According to a recent Deloitte survey, six months into the pandemic, only half of all procurement leaders had high or very high visibility into their largest suppliers, while 90% rated supply network visibility as moderate to very low. Coming out of one global crisis, how do you plan for the next, especially when no two crises are the same? Join this panel for an in-depth discussion on how to manage relationship risk, gain better visibility into your key suppliers and turn your suppliers into true partners to weather the next storm together.

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  • 2:45 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Procurement Professionals Are Excited!

Instant ROI from Takeaways

"I’m excited to share my takeaways with my whole team!"

Crystal Khalil, Director
Procurement
 Porsche Cars North America

Procurement’s Best Community

"There’s a real sense of community here!"

Jeff Devon
Senior Director, Indirect Procurement
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's

Inspirational Content

"I’m leaving ProcureCon inspired and energized!"

Susan Worth
Senior Sourcing Manager
LinkedIn

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Hear Firsthand From Seasoned Innovators, at Zero Cost

Listen to leading experts for an honest, unbiased view of what works now and where the future is headed. Every single session is totally free. This is major value at zero cost.


Get Solutions To Your Most Pressing Problems, Always

Hear from your industry peers about their recent successes, as well as solution providers about the leading tools driving the industry forward. If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions

Watch From Your Own Home, No OOO Needed

Since the event has multiple sessions, you select the material that makes the most sense for you.  Listen in during the live broadcast, or access the session on demand later—once you register, it’s up to you! Enjoy all the perks of a live event while saving travel budget and PTO days.


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Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

*This event is exclusively for practicing procurement executives from appropriate organizations. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.