Day 1: May 18, 2021 Leading Transformative Change While Mitigating Risk

11:00 am - 11:10 am Opening Remarks

Michael Dunlap, Event Director at ProcureCon Indirect East

Michael Dunlap

Event Director
ProcureCon Indirect East

11:10 am - 11:20 am Chairperson’s Remarks

11:20 am - 11:50 am Panel: Leading Through A Pandemic: How To Transform Your Procurement Team & Resurface As A Stronger Business

Nathan Haydn-Myer, Senior Manager, Procurement Center of Excellence; Distribution and Mail Services at VSP Global

Nathan Haydn-Myer

Senior Manager, Procurement Center of Excellence; Distribution and Mail Services
VSP Global

Lori Averso, VP, Procurement at PVH

Lori Averso

VP, Procurement
PVH

Tim Tsouchlos, VP Indirect Procurement at Molex

Tim Tsouchlos

VP Indirect Procurement
Molex

These in-depth, interactive workshop sessions led by subject matter experts will guide you to actionable strategies you can use immediately use back in the office. Each group is limited to 40 participants to ensure personal interaction and practical takeaways. 

1.      Advancing Indirect’s Value And Contributions In A Direct-Oriented Company Adam Nowaczynski, Senior Global Category Manager Contingent Workers - Indirect Procurement, Johnson Controls

2.      Negotiation Master Class: Negotiating With The C-Suite To Make A Difference Qiana Levy, Head of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, Learfield IMG College

3.      Making The Transition To CPO Todd Podell, SVP, Chief Procurement & Facilities Operations Officer, Discover Financial Services

4.      Procurement System Implementation War Stories – The Good, Bad And The Ugly

5.      Culture Shock: Managing Expectations And Workload During An Acquisition

Adam Nowaczynski, Sr. Global Category Manager Contingent Workers - Indirect Procurement at Johnson Controls

Adam Nowaczynski

Sr. Global Category Manager Contingent Workers - Indirect Procurement
Johnson Controls

Qiana Levy, Head of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at Learfield IMG College

Qiana Levy

Head of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
Learfield IMG College

Todd Podell, SVP, Chief Procurement & Facilities Operations Officer at Discover Financial Services

Todd Podell

SVP, Chief Procurement & Facilities Operations Officer
Discover Financial Services

12:35 pm - 12:55 pm How Procurement Is Approaching Digital Transformation While Highlighting Risk Management (Egencia)

12:55 pm - 1:25 pm Tech Center Meet and Greet

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm Panel: The Future of Supplier Diversity: Where Do We Go From Here?

Erica Hill, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion at CBRE

Erica Hill

Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
CBRE

Robin Hawkins, Supplier Diversity Manager at ExxonMobil

Robin Hawkins

Supplier Diversity Manager
ExxonMobil

1:55 pm - 2:15 pm Presentation By GEP

2:15 pm - 2:20 pm Transition To Roundtables

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm SPEX-Led Roundtables

These interactive hot topic roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to talk about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities

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Track A Leadership Development

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Panel: Investing In Your Team: Developing A Partnership Mindset Among Procurement, Suppliers, and Stakeholders
Josh Pickles, Director, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at DoorDash

Josh Pickles

Director, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
DoorDash

Katie Sharma, Senior Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing - Technology at Zendesk

Katie Sharma

Senior Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing - Technology
Zendesk

Track A Leadership Development

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Fireside Chat: Diving Head First Into A Global Role: Key Considerations To Take Into Account In Your First 90 Days, 180, and 360 Days.
Nina Levandovskaia, Director, Global Category Lead Advertising Agencies, Media and Digital at Teva Pharmaceuticals

Nina Levandovskaia

Director, Global Category Lead Advertising Agencies, Media and Digital
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Track A Leadership Development

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm Track Presentation

Track A Leadership Development

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Panel: When YOU Need to Change: Managing Internal Changes And Disruption Within Your Procurement Team
John Thong, Director, Indirect Sourcing Categories at Sprint Corporation

John Thong

Director, Indirect Sourcing Categories
Sprint Corporation

Mindy   Holden, Senior Vice President Procurement and Real Estate at Adecco Group

Mindy Holden

Senior Vice President Procurement and Real Estate
Adecco Group

Track B Inclusion And Diversity

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Panel: Putting The Emphasis On Inclusion: Developing a More Inclusive Procurement Team And Strategy
Peter Ucovich, Director, Strategic Sourcing at Verizon

Peter Ucovich

Director, Strategic Sourcing
Verizon

Track B Inclusion And Diversity

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Fireside Chat: Changing The Culture: How To Move From Words To Actions In Your Diversity And Inclusion Initiatives
Natalie Javid, Senior Global Contingent Workforce Manager at Snowflake

Natalie Javid

Senior Global Contingent Workforce Manager
Snowflake

Track B Inclusion And Diversity

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm Track Presentation

Track B Inclusion And Diversity

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Panel: Best Practices To Enable Diverse Suppliers To Succeed In Your Organization
Chelsea Slaughter, Manager, Supplier Programs, Supplier Diversity and Risk at Cox Communications

Chelsea Slaughter

Manager, Supplier Programs, Supplier Diversity and Risk
Cox Communications

Gladys Lopez, Global Head of Supplier Diversity at BNY Mellon

Gladys Lopez

Global Head of Supplier Diversity
BNY Mellon

Adam Moore, Director of Supplier Diversity at Truist

Adam Moore

Director of Supplier Diversity
Truist

Boardroom CPO Network

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CPO Network Workshop Refreshing Your CPO Playbook: Strategies And Goals To Enhance Value For Your Business
Chad Johnson, VP, Chief Procurement Officer at Humana

Chad Johnson

VP, Chief Procurement Officer
Humana

Boardroom CPO Network

3:50 pm - 4:45 pm CPO Network Workshop Refreshing Your CPO Playbook: Strategies And Goals To Enhance Value For Your Business

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm “Casino Royale” Virtual Networking Activity

Bring your favorite cocktail and explore opportunities to expand your professional network, ignite collaboration and of course roll the dice!   

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm VIP Virtual Brewery Tour And Beer Tasting

*By invite only, RSVP required*

5:45 pm - 5:45 pm Day 1 Concludes

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