ProcureCon Indirect Virtual Event

Where Sourcing Innovators Connect & Inspire

October 27 - 29, 2020 | 12:00 - 4:00pm ET

Modern procurement teams are recognizing the business value of social and environmental responsibility. But as priorities like savings and organizational acceptance remain top of mind, teams must integrate these new responsibilities with leading-edge programs for business success.

It's THREE days of incredible content - where top procurement executives bring you behind the scenes.

October 27 – 29, team up with 20+ speakers from all backgrounds of procurement, and get the hard questions answered in real-time with Q+A opportunities.

Reserve your FREE seat at this virtual event and level up your procurement playbook in time for 2021.

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:

Hear From Procurement Innovators

Hear from your industry peers about their recent successes, as well as solution providers about the leading tools driving the industry forward. Afterwards, join breakoff interactive roundtables covering different topics in more detail.

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.

Get Insights You Might Have Missed 

This multi-session summit is a fantastic follow up or addition to our ProcureCon event series. We are so proud to be tied to these long-standing live events. 

Our Speakers:

Matt Widdoes

Matt Widdoes

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Signet Jewelers

Larry Leung

Larry Leung

Procurement Specialist

Liqour Control Board of Ontario

Rendi Miller

Rendi Miller

VP Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

Zendesk

Matt Deem

Matt Deem

Global Digital Procurement Lead

Mondelez

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Executive Director Global Procurement

Gilead Sciences

Naga Murali Vardhinedi

Naga Murali Vardhinedi

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Google

Vidya Viswanath

Vidya Viswanath

Head of Strategic Supplier Relationships

Google

Quave Burton

Quave Burton

Vice President Indirect Procurement

Mattress Firm

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson

Manager, Procurement - Fleet and Administrative Services

AAA-California

Starjjil Shelvin

Starjjil Shelvin

Sustainability Sourcing Lead

Dell Technologies

Josh Pickles

Josh Pickles

Head of Strategic Sourcing

DoorDash

Joe Postiglione

Joe Postiglione

President

Clear Path Thinking

Jay Sklar

Jay Sklar

Chief Procurement Officer

Hub International

Eric Strom

Eric Strom

Managing Director, Sourcing & Procurement

LogicSource, Inc

Alex Saric

Alex Saric

Chief Marketing Officer

Ivalua

Nina Levandovskaia

Nina Levandovskaia

Global Category Manager Advertising Agencies & Media

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Elisabeth Schlag Lawrence

Elisabeth Schlag Lawrence

Vice President Procurement

Sky Deutschland

Peter Rhodes Easley

Peter Rhodes Easley

Deputy Chief of Corporate Procurement and Head of Sourcing and Category Management

World Bank

Siddarth Ramesh

Siddarth Ramesh

Senior Global Category Manager, IT

VSP Global

Leading Content. Zero Cost. Zero Travel.

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.


ProcureCon Indirect Virtual Event Agenda

All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020: Back to Basics: Taking you to the New School of Procurement

    Day One

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

  • 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    We’re living in a world where rapid changes in our working lives have taken center stage. It’s time to take back the tempo and revisit the essential skillsets that a modern procurement leader needs. In this panel, we’ll discuss what those skills are, as well as how to effectively keep them sharp. We’ll also talk leadership and what to do to ensure your up and coming talent gets what they need to succeed, as well as promote diversity and inclusion within the procurement workforce.

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  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

  • 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

    Impacting the bottom line has been the bread and butter of procurement since the birth of the function. While today our focus on value extends far beyond simple cost management, it’s always going to be at the heart of a successful organization. Join our leadership as we discuss where the opportunities lie in 2020 beyond low-hanging fruit, into new categories and the control of ever-elusive tail spend.

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  • 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

  • 2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    What you’re buying today is vastly different that what you bought 6 months ago, but do the same strategies apply to these new spend areas? Applying spend analytics to a category newly managed by procurement can be a daunting proposal, but can often yield better results and generate additional savings during this crucial time period. Within this panel session, we’ll talk about how to further procurement’s value to an organization and capture new categories.

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  • 2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

    2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

  • 2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

    Zero Based Budgeting is a repeatable process to create a sustainable form of cost management. But it starts with a company’s willingness to develop this mindset. This approach can revolutionize how your team operates on a daily basis, so it’s essential to have their mapped out, if it’s right for your organization. During this workshop, you’ll get the chance to start at the beginning and work to see how ZBB can work for you. Join this session to:

    •            Look at price stand point, consumption standpoint, and process standpoint.

    •            Train to get up to speed on ZBB

    •            Starting at zero and asking what do you really need?

    •            Justifying every dollar

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  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020: Sustainability, Social Responsibility, & the Hard Questions of Supplier Management

    Day Two

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

  • 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Starjjil Shelvin, Sustainability Sourcing Lead, Dell Technologies

    The sourcing community has the ability to positively impact the organization internally as well as champion social and environmental responsibility to benefit our broader global community.  Within this panel, we’ll hear how leaders are adapting to climate concerns and innovating with suppliers to reduce waste within the supply chain. We’ll also learn how to balance these goals within a broader framework of risk mitigation and supplier visibility that is essential for the modern procurement practice.

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  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    Procurement professionals routinely insist that they strive to deliver “value beyond savings.” Join Andy Murray, Executive Director of Procurement and CPO at Gilead Sciences to learn how you can adopt responsible sourcing and procurement best practices to expand your value proposition not only for stakeholders, but also for potential hires, making your organization a career destination of choice.

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  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

  • 1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

    Our suppliers reflect the integrity of our businesses. Without taking appropriate measures to combat risks of slavery, human trafficking, and exploitative practices in the supply chain, the risk will remain an unaddressed and potentially explosive issue. Within this session we’ll learn what steps can be taken to understand these risks in our global business environment, as well as how to root them out and safeguard against exposure across all degrees of supplier relationship.


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  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

  • 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

    Having a vibrant supply chain across different business sizes and types is key for responsible organizations. Planning for a mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationship means answering questions including, ‘what happens if small supplier is acquired in M&A? Does it still qualify for our internal benchmarks?’

    ‘How can we draft fair contracts that work for both parties?’

    ‘In fairness to current challenges, how can we make sure we bake in a roadmap to normalcy within any compromises either party makes?’

    We’ll look at those tough questions and provide you with the answers you need to succeed.

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  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

  • 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm

    3:25 pm - 4:25 pm

  • 4:25 pm - 4:25 pm

    4:25 pm - 4:25 pm

Thursday, October 29th, 2020: The Next Wave of Procurement

    Day Three

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

  • 12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    2020 has been a whirlwind, but in some cases, it has led to significant wins. Follow our panel down a path paved with challenged assumptions, rapid innovations, and rock-solid takeaways to discover what positive changes to the procurement function delivered over the past few months are here to stay.

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  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    Let’s approach 2021 with clear, balanced intentions. This session will reset your drive and allow you to enter into a new year of learning and development invigorated and refreshed!

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  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

  • 1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

    You’ve mastered your cost-management, but have you mastered your internal communications? Without face-to-face engagement, we must evolve how we communicate the value we deliver to our key-stakeholders. In this session we’ll cover using story-based communication to highlight the more ephemeral forms of value that go beyond cost-savings, such as satisfaction, time savings, and reduced complexity.

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  • 2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

    Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua

  • 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

    As sourcing cycles have accelerated due to need, the need for speed itself in our processes has taken center stage. Is there a responsible way to enshrine these positive changes into our workflows going forward, or will the gas need to be balanced with deft internal customer management and room to maneuver?  

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  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

  • 3:25 pm - 3:55 pm

    3:25 pm - 3:55 pm

    We’ll wrap things up with an opportunity for today’s panelists/presenters to respond to submitted questions from our attendees.

    This session will be reserved as an invitational session for our executive level speaker faculty, so come prepared with your most high-level procurement questions!

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  • 3:55 pm - 3:55 pm

    3:55 pm - 3:55 pm

Word on the Street

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 Takeaways

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

Crystal Khalil
Director, Procurement
 Porsche Cars North America



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Senior Director, Indirect Procurement
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's

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Senior Sourcing Manager
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