ProcureCon Indirect East 2019

March 25 - 27, 2019

Omni Amelia Island, FL

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

DAY 1 - Monday, March 25: The Future Is Ours: Progressing Procurement Forward

7:15 am - 8:15 am Registration And Breakfast In The Solutions Zone (Grand Opening For All Attendees)

7:15 am - 8:15 am ProcureCon Labs Meet & Greet (Pre-Registration Required)

8:15 am - 8:20 am Welcome Remarks

8:20 am - 8:30 am Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Given the rapidly changing business environment facing all industries, the role of the procurement function and CPO will undoubtedly need to adapt and change. So what will these teams look like - and how will they serve their stakeholders? Has the CPO function really evolved as we expected, and where is it going? Leading procurement visionaries will share their thoughts on what’s next so that you can prepare for future changes. Buckle up - it could be a bumpy ride.
•How will stakeholder expectations change?
•Will procurement teams need restructuring? 
•What is the future of procurement transformation?
•Getting and maintaining the executive support you need in an age of disruption
•Planning for the unknown in a rapidly changing world

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Mariano Legaz

Chief Procurement Officer
Sprint

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Delores Alexander

Vice President, Supplier Management
The Boeing Company

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Renee Leong

Chief Procurement Officer
Engie NA

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Jean-Michel Stam

Vice President, Canadian Operations
MERX

9:10 am - 9:40 am Keynote Presentation: Progressing Procurement Forward: Moving The Needle Exponentially And Why We Should Care

Dan Carrell - Vice President, Global Procurement, IBM
Regardless of your program’s size or maturity, all procurement practitioners are under increased pressure to deliver savings, value, and expertise to stay relevant within their organization. Taking many of the recent procurement ‘buzzwords’ into action, Dan will engage the audience with key achievements and activities within the IBM Global Procurement team. Key takeaways from the session include:
-How to execute smarter with better data and analytics
-Practical approaches to apply cognitive agents to identify pricing trends
-How blockchain is reshaping sourcing
-How to incorporate leading edge techniques regardless of your program’s size, budget, etc.

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Dan Carrell

Vice President, Global Procurement
IBM

To run a truly world-class procurement function, greater visibility into spend as well as supplier and contract management is essential. While strong leadership and best practices continue to play an important role in these realms, new technology that enables a sharper strategy has arrived. The rise of artificial intelligence is now helping procurement organizations gain new insights and shape strategies not before possible with standard approaches. In this panel, gain an understanding of how procurement leaders are making tomorrow today by taking their analytics into the future with AI, and how you can do the same.
•How can you effectively use AI to enhance your procurement function and reduce costs?
•How can you use a cognitive procurement system in order to drive improved results?
•How can you effectively manage change within a cognitive procurement function in order to ensure you have the buy-in from your team and internal partners?
•What advanced analytics systems offer the highest ROI and where should you start?

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Michael Heeger

Director, Head of Sourcing Americas
Deutsche Bank

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Dan Carrell

Vice President, Global Procurement
IBM

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Nisreen Bagasra

Chief Procurement Officer
Veolia North America

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Renee Leong

Chief Procurement Officer
Engie NA

10:20 am - 11:00 am Doughnut Delight In The Solution Zone

11:00 am - 11:40 am Interactive Case Study: Sprint’s Procurement Transformation – Delivering Excellence In A Mature Organization

Mariano Legaz - Chief Procurement Officer, Sprint
With the rapid changes occurring in today’s economy and business environment, procurement is continually being asked to transform and reinvent itself to deliver business results. In the second year of his transformation effort, Mariano Legaz will provide an update on how he got his transformation initiative off the ground and delivered success for his organization and stakeholders.  
Key Takeaways include
-How to develop strategic and tactical pillars for transformation success
-Measuring impact and results of transformation efforts
-Defining what procurement transformation should mean for your organization

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Mariano Legaz

Chief Procurement Officer
Sprint

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Presentation: Value Through Transparency and Disruption

Scott Miller - VP Sales, CoreTrust
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Scott Miller

VP Sales
CoreTrust

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Fireside Chat: It’s Not Just Savings: Leading Top-Line Growth Initiatives

Eve Reiter - Managing Director — Indirect Procurement, State Street Ken Naughton - Senior Director, Procurement, Party City
It’s not enough to just be on the cost side of the equation – to make a difference to your business leadership you need to make an impact on the commercial side as well.  This enlightening discussion will talk you through how leading practitioners showcased leadership and delivered value in unexpected ways.  Key components include:
•What are the proven strategies to make the most of your supplier relationships and add to the top-line growth of your organization
•Approaches to convince your board and senior management to support more revenue-generating activities in procurement
•How can procurement engage marketing/commercial/stakeholders and deliver revenue-generating initiatives

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Eve Reiter

Managing Director — Indirect Procurement
State Street

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Ken Naughton

Senior Director, Procurement
Party City

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

TRACK A:
Managing Your People
With the ever increasing demand for talent, you better be on top of your game in order to get the most out of your team.  This track will give you tips, tricks, and techniques to get the best ROI on your most important investment – your people.

Given the shortage of available talent, you can’t afford to miss this engaging session focused on your most important resource – your people. We’ll get down to ‘brass tacks’ so you can leave with an understanding of: 
•What you can you do now to train and retain the most talented and efficient team possible
•How to propel top performers into leadership roles. 
•How to ‘retrain’ experienced procurement professionals in leading-edge technology and trends? 
•What to expect in the procurement labor market in 2019 and beyond.

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Jocelyn Stahl

Director Indirect Procurement
Hershey’s

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Ryan Young

Director, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Strategy and Execution
Farmers Insurance

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm Presentation By: Insight Sourcing Group


TRACK B:  
Managing Initiatives and Partnerships
Asked to lead a major corporate initiative while still involved with the day to day?  This track will show you how your peers have stood up to the challenge and succeeded!

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Interactive Case Study: Making IT Matter: IT Procurement Leadership During Mergers And Acquisitions

Beth Reidel - Director, IT Sourcing, Zoetis
Mergers and acquisitions are challenging times in any organization, and as procurement professionals there is no shortage of available risks and opportunities.  Having gone through M&A activity before, Beth will engage you with her experiences, specifically focused in the IT Category, for:
•Pre-M&A Due Diligence – How to prepare for expected M&A activity and identify risks prior to closing
•First 30. 60, and 90 Days – Assess opportunities, synergies and prioritization of activities
•Transitional Services Agreements (TSA) – when are they required and how do you structure one?
•Value Capture – Tracking status and savings within the organization

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Beth Reidel

Director, IT Sourcing
Zoetis

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm Presentation: Raising The Bar - Leveraging Data To Enable Procurement As A Strategic Advisor

Jon Kesman - Head of Services Procurement Solutions, Allegis Global Solutions

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Jon Kesman

Head of Services Procurement Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions

TRACK C:
Small Procurement Teams
Have big ideas but only have a handful of resources to implement them?  Then this track is for you!  These sessions are specifically designed for teams with less than 5 FTEs in their procurement organization.

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Interactive Case Study: Cleaning Up The Procurement Kitchen: Kickstarting A New Procurement Team

Marla Bradstock - Director – Global Procurement – Supply Chain/Ops, Avis Budget Ashfaq Patankar - Vice President, Global Procurement, Avis Budget
Even if you’re already established, you won’t want to miss this engaging session detailing the startup of the Avis procurement team.  

Having transitioned from a mature procurement/organizational environments, the Avis team will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and accomplishments that comes with starting up new function.

You’ll leave the session with an understanding of how to apply key skills that can be leveraged in any procurement environment, including;
•Change management dos and don’ts.
•Resource prioritization and constraints
•Creating a culture for success

You’ll be cooking with gas in no time flat!

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Marla Bradstock

Director – Global Procurement – Supply Chain/Ops
Avis Budget

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Ashfaq Patankar

Vice President, Global Procurement
Avis Budget


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Andew Menkes

CTC Senior Vice President, Global Client Solutions
BCD Travel

Boardroom:
CPO Network
 (limited to 30 CPOs & Global Heads of Indirect with $1B+ in spend)

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm CPO Network: The CPO Of 2030: Innovation Through Digital Disruption

We’ll kick off the CPO Network with a lively discussion on leading practices for you and your team to create a culture of digital innovation. 
•Impact of digital disruption and what role the CPO should/could be.
•Use of AI and machine learning in strategic sourcing to predict demand and supplier performance.
•Leveraging Robotic Process Automation within procure-to-pay processes 
•Managing disruption and change ‘fatigue’ 

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Workshop: Driving Connections: Engaging Your Remote Workforce

Ellen Gossett - Director of Procurement and Facilities, CLEAResult
Feeling disengaged with your remote team members?  Not sure if they are pulling their weight or giving them enough encouragement?  This session will help you build the team atmosphere you need to achieve greatness.  Key takeaways from the session include:
•How to develop an efficient remote worker strategy
•Determining whether a remote hire is the best option
•Remote workforce engagement strategies

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Ellen Gossett

Director of Procurement and Facilities
CLEAResult

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Managing Your People (Presented By PRO Unlimited)

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You won’t be able to deliver value to your business stakeholders unless you first partner up with your internal legal and finance teams to provide a united front. Given competing priorities and limited resources this is a challenge in any organization.  This session will help you buck the trend and deliver results. 
•Setting joint expectations of legal and finance teams
•What legal and finance can and cannot provide
•Techniques to achieve mutual success

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Simona Rabsatt Butler

Category Team Lead, Marketing Procurement & Supplier Diversity
Quicken Loans

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Malcolm Davis

Sr. Manager, Procurement
The Home Depot

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Sarah Sheehy

Director, Strategic Sourcing
Kronos

These interactive roundtable sessions – specifically designed for leaders of small procurement teams - take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about – with people who understand your perspective!

Hosted By: Kevin Betts, Director, Strategic Sourcing, The E.W. Scripps Company

1.Identifying Priorities

2.Change Management
Kevin Betts, Director, Strategic Sourcing, The E.W. Scripps Company 

3.Staff/Talent Management

4.Procurement Tools
Dave Quillin, Manager, Procurement, Alliant Credit Union

5.Spend Analytics
David Klemm, Senior Director, Head of Procurement, G&W Laboratories

6.Surviving Year One
Liz Morris, VP of Procurement, Scholastic  

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Kevin Betts

Director, Strategic Sourcing
The E. W. Scripps Company

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Dave Quillin

Manager, Procurement
Alliance Credit Union

David Klemm

Senior Director, Head of Procurement
G&W Laboratories

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Liz Morris

VP of Procurement
Scholastic

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Boardroom: Being A Change Agent Under Times of Stress

Ret. Colonel Anthony Wood - Keynote, Leadership In Crisis
As members of the CPO network, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a unique leadership seminar with our keynote speaker, Col. Anthony Wood.  

As the agent of change under three Marine Commandants and subsequently as an executive leading change in the software industry, Colonel Wood will facilitate a workshop detailing out  the special challenges of leading amid change and the hurdles that the process of change poses for companies, institutions, and their leaders.

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Ret. Colonel Anthony Wood

Keynote
Leadership In Crisis

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Presentation By ProcureCon Partner

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm Networking Break In The Solutions Zone

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm Keynote Inspirational Presentation: The Volunteers: A Tale of American Courage

Ret. Colonel Anthony Wood - Keynote, Leadership In Crisis
Told by the Officer involved, this is the incredible true story of a band of ordinary American civilians who faced down danger and performed an extraordinary feat to save thousands during the 1975 evacuation of Saigon. 
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Ret. Colonel Anthony Wood

Keynote
Leadership In Crisis

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ProcureCon Partner Roundtables

Scott Miller - VP Sales, CoreTrust
These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn 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.

1.Value Through Transparency and Disruption, Scott Miller, VP Sales, CoreTrust 
2.Allegis
3.Insight Sourcing Group

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Scott Miller

VP Sales
CoreTrust

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ProcureCon 19th Hole Reception

Get your golf shirts on as we transform the Solutions Zone into a festive and enjoyable golf-themed adventure. Connect with others at the conference to swap stories, insights, and know-how as day one draws to a close.  We’ll have special golf-themed activities and plenty of appetizers and drinks on hand so you can recuperate after a long day hitting the links!  

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Women in Procurement Dinner

Joanna Martinez - Founder, Supply Chain Advisors
Last year’s Women In Procurement Dinner was huge success - so let’s keep it going and make the community even stronger! You’ll have at least two hours in an intimate setting to discuss the challenges women in procurement face and celebrate their successes. Participation provides you with access to a growing network of peers you can connect with throughout the year. Space is limited to just 40 attendees, so be sure to RSVP as soon as you can!
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Joanna Martinez

Founder
Supply Chain Advisors