ProcureCon IT Sourcing Connect is a private, invitation-only virtual event customized for senior-level IT sourcing and procurement executives.

During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of ProcureCon IT Sourcing Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives on moving beyond these turbulent times.

A Unique Experience

The ProcureCon IT Sourcing 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

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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.

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Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue among participants. Engage with your peers on top-of-mind issues including digital transformation, incorporating vendor management strategies, enabling use of start-up technologies, having a strong planning, risk management, governance program in an era of disruption, and much more.

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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.

Andrew Speakes

Andrew Speakes

Global Category Leader – Information Technology

IBM

Francine Coutu

Francine Coutu

Strategic Sourcing Manager – IT

Stericycle

Katie Sharma

Katie Sharma

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Global Technology (CTO) & Product

Groupon

Parul Singh

Parul Singh

Senior Vendor Manager, Technology & Services

TD Bank

Dave Quillin

Dave Quillin

Senior Manager, Procurement

Alliant Credit Union

Octavio Patino

Octavio Patino

Global Category Director- IT Services

Jones Lang LaSalle

Adriana Calderon

Adriana Calderon

Senior Digital Technology Sourcing Team Leader

GE Aviation

Daniel Haloukas

Daniel Haloukas

VP Procurement, Technology & Digital

Discovery

Stefane Belleau

Stefane Belleau

Executive Director and Head of Strategic Sourcing Management

Radio-Canada

David Johnson

David Johnson

VP, Technology Sourcing

Barclays

Jeff Ghelerter

Jeff Ghelerter

Principal, Technology Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

E*TRADE

Marc Gerdy

Marc Gerdy

Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant

Automobile Club of Southern California

Olga Perelman

Olga Perelman

Group Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Operations – Tech & Engineering Services, Hardware, Sustainability

Microsoft

Mike Owens

Mike Owens

Vice President, Head of IT Sourcing

Ericsson

Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael Fitzpatrick

Chief Technology Officer

Sequential Technology International (STI)

Joanna Martinez

Joanna Martinez

Founder

Supply Chain Advisors LLP

Zac Stewart Rogers

Zac Stewart Rogers

Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Colorado State University

The ProcureCon IT Agenda

Day One - September 22, 2020: Strengthening the Foundation For Excellence

  • 12:55 pm - 1:05 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:05 pm

    Michael Dunlap, Event Director, ProcureCon IT Sourcing Connect

  • 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

    Olga Perelman, Group Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Operations – Tech & Engineering Services, Hardware, Sustainability, Microsoft
    Dimitrios Manolopoulos, Senior Director, Strategic & IT Sourcing, National Bank of Canada
    Michael Fitzpatrick, Chief Technology Officer, Sequential Technology International (STI)
    Mike Rossi, Procurement Manager, Hub International Limited

    This exciting panel will discuss some of the key trends impacting IT procurement this year, how to respond, and then makes predictions about what could lie ahead in 2020. Key topics expected to be on the docket include:

    • IT Investments – what technology will our stakeholders be buying in the short and long term
    • Risk Management and Cybersecurity Threats – what should procurement be concerned about and how can procurement stay ahead of the game
    • Procurement Talent Management – how should IT Procurement be ‘up-skilled’ and/or complemented by additional resources
    • Overall Procurement Trends – What’s hitting the desk of our CPOs that IT procurement should take the lead on?
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  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    Adriana Calderon, Senior Digital Technology Sourcing Team Leader, GE Aviation
    Michael Dunlap, Event Director, ProcureCon IT Sourcing Connect

  • 1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

    Daniel Haloukas, VP Procurement, Technology & Digital, Discovery
    Parul Singh, Senior Vendor Manager, Technology & Services, TD Bank
    Mike Owens, Vice President, Head of IT Sourcing, Ericsson
    Octavio Patino, Global Category Director- IT Services, Jones Lang LaSalle
    Michael Dunlap, Event Director, ProcureCon IT Sourcing Connect

  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    Francine Coutu, Strategic Sourcing Manager – IT, Stericycle
    Michael Dunlap, Event Director, ProcureCon IT Sourcing Connect

  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

    3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

    Clayton Thomas, Procurement Specialist, The HollyFrontier Companies
    Jeff Ghelerter, Principal, Technology Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, E*TRADE
    Katie Sharma, Strategic Sourcing Manager - Global Technology (CTO) & Product, Groupon
    Stephen Stokes, IT Sourcing Manager, Technicolor

    Interactive VIP Roundtables (Practitioner-Only)

    1.      IT Contingent Labor Clayton Thomas, Manager Category Management & Systems, The HollyFrontier Companies

    2.      Working With VARS Jeff Ghelerter, Principal, Technology Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, E*TRADE

    3.      Masters Level IT Vendor Management Katie Sharma, Strategic Sourcing Manager - Global Technology (CTO) & Product, Groupon

    4.      3rd Party Maintenance Providers Stephen Stokes, Global Indirect Sourcing Manager- IT, Technicolor

    Learn more
  • 3:50 pm - 3:50 pm

    3:50 pm - 3:50 pm

Day Two - September 23, 2020: Making A Difference In A Time Of Uncertainty

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    Michael Dunlap, Event Director, ProcureCon IT Sourcing Connect

  • 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

    Stefane Belleau, Executive Director and Head of Strategic Sourcing Management, Radio-Canada
    Joanna Martinez, Founder, Supply Chain Advisors LLP

    There’s no shortage of digitization and transformation initiatives taking place these days. In this engaging session, you’ll hear how Leading practitioners played a critical part in their organization’s broader digital transformation journey. Key takeaways include:

    • How can RPA and AI solutions help drive digitization within procurement, and more broadly within the organization?
    • With more processes automated, how does this fundamentally change the role of IT Procurement, and how can we play a more strategic commercial role in helping drive digital transformation?
    • What steps should practitioners take now to begin this journey? And what conversations should IT procurement be having with their related suppliers?
    Learn more
  • 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

    Andrew Speakes, Global Category Leader – Information Technology, IBM
    David Johnson, VP, Technology Sourcing, Barclays
    Jamie Crump, President & CEO, Richwell Group

  • 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

    1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

    Marc Gerdy, Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant, Automobile Club of Southern California

  • 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

    2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

    Francine Coutu, Strategic Sourcing Manager – IT, Stericycle
    Zac Stewart Rogers, Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Colorado State University
    Neil Schloss, Manager IT and Marketing Procurement, Perdue Farms

  • 2:50 pm - 2:50 pm

    2:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Bringing Together The Best In IT Procurement

What Attendees Are Saying

PRODUCTIVE

“Sparked new ideas that will likely become next year’s goals for me.”

-Rahul Vijay, Head of Tech, Sourcing, Uber

DIVERSE

“Great networking opportunity - loved the diversity of speakers and the experiences shared by the panelists on next-era sourcing strategies.”

- Romeo Owusu-Aning, Senior Commodity Manager, GE

TWO THUMBS UP

“The best part of ProcureCon events is the collaborative sessions that constantly take place. Amazing networking for all levels of professionals that you don’t get at other events. Two thumbs up – count me in for the next one!”

- Byron C. Stopfer, Strategic Sourcing Director, CBS Corporation

Let’s Connect & Create A Custom Experience

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Why You Should Listen In

No Cost If You Qualify

All sessions are free of charge for qualifying attendees. This is major value at ZERO cost.


Always Accessible Content

If you can't make all of the sessions, no biggie. Everyone registered gets a copy of the on-demand sessions.

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No OOO Necessary

Enjoy all the perks of a live event from the comfort of your own home.


Frequently Asked Questions

How will I access the sessions?

You will attend the sessions, meet our partners, and gain access to valuable resources in our online conference center.


Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.


Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. The sessions will be recorded and available for free for a limited time but you must sign up in advance.