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

Senior Procurement Program Leader

Microsoft

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

Head of Procurement and Fleet

AAA-California

Starjjil Shelvin

Starjjil Shelvin

Sustainability Sourcing Lead

Dell Technologies

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

Head of Strategic Sourcing

VSP Global

Ian Boyd

Ian Boyd

Associate Director

Corcentric

Julienne B. Ryan

Julienne B. Ryan

Founder

J Ryan Partners- Be engaged at work

Jon Daniells

Jon Daniells

VP, Audit Operations

PRGX

Susie Freda

Susie Freda

Senior Director, Global Marketing & Sales and North America Regional Indirect Procurement

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Laurentino Ibarra

Laurentino Ibarra

Senior Procurement Manager

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Lori Brierre

Lori Brierre

Director, Strategic Operations, Procurement and Business Services

Clemson University

Chris Sawchuck

Chris Sawchuck

Principal & Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader

The Hackett Group

George Painumkal

George Painumkal

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Product Management

Icertis

Michael Beckwith

Michael Beckwith

Program Lead, North America Contingent Labor

Thomson Reuters

Christian Widmann

Christian Widmann

Principal Global Category Lead (Business Services - Indirect)

Citrix

Kelly Barner

Kelly Barner

Owner, Managing Director

Buyers Meeting Point, LLC

Jim Hine

Jim Hine

AVC and Chief Procurement Officer

UCSF

Bill Michels

Bill Michels

Vice President of Operations, Americas

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS)

Hector Molina

Hector Molina

Indirect Procurement Leader, Americas - Real Estate, Labor and Industrial Means

Schneider Electric

Christian Widmann

Christian Widmann

Principal Global Category Lead (Business Services - Indirect)

Citrix

Mauricio Mishaan

Mauricio Mishaan

Director of Procurement

CMI Alimentos

Richard Waugh

Richard Waugh

VP Corporate Development

Zycus Inc.

William Hatzichristos

William Hatzichristos

Founder and Managing Director

SourceNow.pro

Dr. Joseph Richardson

Dr. Joseph Richardson

President & CEO

Professional Purchasing Partners

Steve Braat

Steve Braat

VP of Business Strategy and Development

Buyerquest

Graham Crawshaw

Graham Crawshaw

Services Director

CASME

Jason Henbest

Jason Henbest

Director of Procurement

Walmart

Courtney Cudlip

Courtney Cudlip

Sourcing Manager

Crestone Peak Resources

Ben Evans CPA

Ben Evans CPA

President

Auditec Solutions

Dave Bush

Dave Bush

Chief Revenue Officer

SpendHQ

Kirk Poucher

Kirk Poucher

Managing Director

SpendHQ

Dan Ashton

Dan Ashton

Sr. Director, Product Strategy

Rimini Street, Inc.

Sandra Tedt

Sandra Tedt

Senior Product Manager

Scout RFP, a Workday company

Danielle Hinz CPPO

Danielle Hinz CPPO

Head of Bridging Communities

Amazon Business

Kamal Maggon

Kamal Maggon

SVP & Global Head: Manufacturing & Consumer Business

Hexaware Technologies

Vidya Srinivasan

Vidya Srinivasan

Hexaware’s Automate Everything Proposition Owner and Evangelist

Hexaware Technologies

Ryan Shadle

Ryan Shadle

Sr Director - Consulting

GEP

David Doran

David Doran

Vice President - Consulting Services

GEP

David Charles

David Charles

Senior Director, Global Delivery

GEP

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

    Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development, Zycus Inc.

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Larry Leung, Procurement Specialist, Liqour Control Board of Ontario
    Quave Burton, Vice President Indirect Procurement, Mattress Firm
    Susie Freda, Senior Director, Global Marketing & Sales and North America Regional Indirect Procurement, Teva Pharmaceuticals
    William Hatzichristos, Founder and Managing Director, SourceNow.pro

    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.

    Learn more
  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    Ryan Shadle, Sr Director - Consulting, GEP
    David Doran, Vice President - Consulting Services, GEP

  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    Matt Widdoes, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Signet Jewelers

    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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  • 1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

    1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

    Dave Bush, Chief Revenue Officer, SpendHQ
    Kirk Poucher, Managing Director, SpendHQ

  • 2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

    Lori Brierre, Director, Strategic Operations, Procurement and Business Services, Clemson University
    Hector Molina, Indirect Procurement Leader, Americas - Real Estate, Labor and Industrial Means, Schneider Electric
    Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development, Zycus Inc.

    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.

    Learn more
  • 2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

    2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

    Dan Ashton, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Rimini Street, Inc.

    With nearly 90% of IT budgets spent on maintaining systems and only 10% available for business transformation initiatives, how can procurement be a catalyst and lead this transformation?  

    This starts with adopting a practical and persuasive approach to get IT to partner with you to drive savings. Next understand 3 specific strategies to uncover dramatic savings in IT spend that can help drive your organization’s business roadmap and accelerate innovation.  

    Learn more
  • 2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

    2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

    Naga Murali Vardhinedi, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Google
    Vidya Viswanath, Head of Strategic Supplier Relationships, Google


    Learn more
  • 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm

    3:25 pm - 4:25 pm

    David Charles, Senior Director, Global Delivery, GEP

  • 4:25 pm - 4:25 pm

    4:25 pm - 4:25 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

    Danielle Hinz CPPO, Head of Bridging Communities, Amazon Business

  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

    Starjjil Shelvin, Sustainability Sourcing Lead, Dell Technologies
    Michael Beckwith, Program Lead, North America Contingent Labor, Thomson Reuters
    Bill Michels, Vice President of Operations, Americas, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, (CIPS)

    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.

    Learn more
  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    Chris Sawchuck, Principal & Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group

    Today, companies are taking a much harder look not only at their internal diversity efforts, but the diversity of their supply base as well. The Hackett Group's Supplier Diversity study highlights the growing importance companies are placing on these efforts and why. 


    For example, 74% of organizations cited the importance of leveraging supplier diversification efforts to improve their corporate image as well as meeting growing customer expectations. To be sure, there will be greater visibility of a company’s supplier diversity efforts to meet the societal, customer, and even regulatory, expectations.  


    Join this session to learn more about:


    ·         Growing trends related to supplier diversity

    ·         Steps companies can take to create a more inclusive supply base

    ·         Processes needed to ensure this diverse supply base is fully utilized

    Learn more
  • 1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

    Andy Murray, Executive Director Global Procurement, Gilead Sciences

    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.

    Learn more
  • 1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

    Jason Henbest, Director of Procurement, Walmart
    Courtney Cudlip, Sourcing Manager, Crestone Peak Resources
    Ben Evans CPA, President, Auditec Solutions

  • 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

    Peter Rhodes Easley, Deputy Chief of Corporate Procurement and Head of Sourcing and Category Management, World Bank

    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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  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Ian Boyd, Associate Director, Corcentric

    This presentation will introduce the concept of circular supply chains and how procurement organizations can utilize this model to address sustainability goals. We will discuss the difference between circular and traditional linear supply chains, as well as the benefits, risks, and best practices to implement this model. 

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  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Siddarth Ramesh, Head of Strategic Sourcing, VSP Global
    Jon Daniells, VP, Audit Operations, PRGX
    Laurentino Ibarra, Senior Procurement Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    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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  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua

  • 3:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:45 pm - 3:45 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 - 12:35 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

    Mark Richardson, Head of Procurement and Fleet, AAA-California
    Christian Widmann, Principal Global Category Lead (Business Services - Indirect), Citrix
    Dr. Joseph Richardson, President & CEO, Professional Purchasing Partners
    Steve Braat, VP of Business Strategy and Development, Buyerquest

    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.

    Learn more
  • 12:35 pm - 1:05 pm

    12:35 pm - 1:05 pm

    Jim Hine, AVC and Chief Procurement Officer, UCSF

  • 1:05 pm - 1:20 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:20 pm

    Julienne B. Ryan, Founder, J Ryan Partners- Be engaged at work

    We have spent 2020 living in video screen rectangles as we communicated with our teams, clients and sources in a never-ending virtual world, work environment. This workshop session addresses the tough questions we’ve been asking ourselves but haven’t had the time to solve, such as:

    ·        Why do I have more meetings on my calendar now than ever before?

    ·        Why does my home constantly sound like the trading floor at commodities exchange?

    ·        Why hasn’t Zoom contacted me to ask what functions I really need…like avatars?

    And most importantly…

    ·        When will be able to leave and attend a Procurecon Conference at a Golf Resort?!

    Julienne B. Ryan will share practical communication tips and how leveraging powerful, daily mantras like “For Pete’s sake, hit unmute, already!” will enable you to maintain your humor and cool and develop your Team’s Zoom engagement experience.

    Learn more
  • 1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

    1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

    George Painumkal, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Product Management, Icertis

    By now, most enterprises have long realized that procurement teams that deliver cost savings to boost the bottom line are just as impactful as business functions that deliver top line revenue. Procurement teams are no longer the paper pushers of the past, but rather valued business partners with a seat at the table.

     

    But how strong is that seat at the table and are you a key stakeholder amongst business leaders?

     

    We've seen the power of spearheading a digital transformation – implementing a technology solution like CLM can transform the way business is conducted. Whether it's making critically important decisions with data intelligence, speeding up time to value by streamlining contracting processes, or having the ability to quickly understand business risks by surfacing contract obligations, in this session, we'll dive into how can you leverage CLM as a tool to help you solidify your seat at the table.

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  • 1:40 pm - 2:10 pm

    1:40 pm - 2:10 pm

    Nina Levandovskaia, Global Category Manager Advertising Agencies & Media, Teva Pharmaceuticals
    Jay Sklar, Chief Procurement Officer, Hub International
    Elisabeth Schlag Lawrence, Vice President Procurement, Sky Deutschland
    Graham Crawshaw, Services Director, CASME

    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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  • 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

    Rendi Miller, VP Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Zendesk

    If 80% of results come from 20% of the effort, what’s your team’s 20%? As 2020 unfolds, CPOs and their teams have had to ruthlessly prioritize what will drive the most impact for their business.

     

    Join Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Zendesk, Rendi Miller for an insightful conversation and learn how to:

    • Simplify complex procurement processes and eliminate operational friction across the enterprise
    • Drive large-scale impact with small but meaningful changes in strategic sourcing
    • Optimize efficiency using configurable technology to automate transactional tasks
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  • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

    2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

    Matt Deem, Senior Procurement Program Leader, Microsoft
    Kelly Barner, Owner, Managing Director, Buyers Meeting Point, LLC

    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?  

    Learn more
  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    Kamal Maggon, SVP & Global Head: Manufacturing & Consumer Business, Hexaware Technologies
    Vidya Srinivasan, Hexaware’s Automate Everything Proposition Owner and Evangelist, Hexaware Technologies

  • 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    Mark Richardson, Head of Procurement and Fleet, AAA-California
    Peter Rhodes Easley, Deputy Chief of Corporate Procurement and Head of Sourcing and Category Management, World Bank
    Julienne B. Ryan, Founder, J Ryan Partners- Be engaged at work

    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

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Director, Procurement
 Porsche Cars North America



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