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Seminar Planner: Tuesday 26th September 2017

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8.45am - 9.15am - Primer Session

2017 Survey Results: The Impact of Strategic Procurement

Andy Hamilton, Consultant, PROACTIS

Simon Thompson, Consultant, PROACTIS

9.30am - 10.05am – Opening Keynote

Procurement & The Brexit Bombshells

Dr John Glen, Director, Centre for Customised Executive Development Cranfield University

Innovation Briefings

10.20am – 10.50am

Keynote 2

A Practical First Step to Assessing Your Purchasing & Accounts Payable Processes

Andy Hamilton, Consultant, PROACTIS

Session A

The Network Economy: Innovation in the Age of Integration

Daniel Ball, Director, Wax Digital

Session B

The Top Five Causes of P2P Project Failure and How to Prevent Them

Dan Butts, Principal Consultant, Xoomworks

Brenda Robinson, Head of Accounts Payable, Allied Irish Bank 

Session C

#MakeProcurementAwesome for the Mid Market

Mo Ahmad, Senior Director Center of Excellence, SAP Ariba

Workshop W1

Workshop: Is There a Better Way to Work with Your Strategic Suppliers…?

Hugh Williams, Hughenden

Jo Williams, Hughenden

11.05am – 11.35am

Session E

How Integrated Source-to-Contract Helps You Become a Faster, Leaner, Smarter Organisation

Simon Thompson, Consultant, PROACTIS

Session F

Getting to Grips with Cloud-Based Supplier Collaboration & Data Sharing

Phil Tompkinson, Co-Founder and Technical Director, i2B

Session G

Overcoming the Barriers to eSourcing Adoption

Richard Brown, eSourcing Consultant, Scanmarket

Workshop W2

Responsible Supplier Management - Sustainability, Compliance, and Engagement

Gyles Scott-Hayward, Head of SupplierPortal, Greenstone

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Session J

Rethinking Procurement: The Dynamic Marketplace

Bill Burkland, Head of Amazon Business UK

Session K

Successful Business Transformation Using SAP Ariba and SAP S/4HANA (on behalf of apsolut Group)

Martin Jones, Digital Transformation Lead, SAP Ariba CoE, EMEA

Session L

Accurate Spend Visibility – Let Finance Pay for It!

Oscar Wegland, UK Country Manager, Pagero

Session M

Procurement Innovation: How to Successfully Transition from Being Measured on Savings to Being Measured on Value?

Ian Thompson, UK Senior Director, Tradeshift

Workshop W3

Workshop (Part 1): Procurement as an Enabler Not a Blocker

Kavita Cooper, Founder and Director, Novo-K

Rohan Yoganathan, Head of Procurement, Barnardo’s

12.45pm – 1.15pm

Session O

Delivering Next Generation Procurement Solutions in Turbulent Times

David Hobson, Director, Oracle Cloud Applications

Session Q

Harnessing P2P Technology Beyond Tomorrow; Why Strategy, Not Tech, is the Real Driver of P2P Innovation

Theresa Lacey, Senior Product Manager, Basware

Workshop W4

Workshop (Part 2): Procurement as a Fundraising Tool

Kavita Cooper, Founder and Director, Novo-K

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2.00pm – 2.45pm: Lunchtime Keynote

Keynote 3

Procurement Salary Guide Insight 2017

Kate Langham, Business Manager, Hays Recruitment

Keynote 4

Brexit and Commercial Contracts: Assessing the Impact

Dr Sam De Silva, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (CMS)


3.00pm – 3.30pm Case Studies: Best Practice in Action (Part 1)

Session T

TfL’s Responsible Procurement Programme: The Drivers & Context for Undertaking Responsible Procurement

Tim Rudin, Responsible Procurement and Supplier Skills Manager, Transport for London

Session U

Violation of Procurement Principles Could Cost you Millions in Damages

Debbie Metcalfe, Procurement Consultant & Trainer, Achilles Information Limited

Session V

What is Blockchain and How Will it Transform P2P?

Pete Loughlin, Director, Purchasing Insight

Workshop W5

Workshop (Part 1): Procurement … Sexy Enough for the C Suite?

Michael Ryan, Transformation Driver

3.45pm – 4.15pm Case Studies: Best Practice in Action (Part 2)

Session X

Where Should the Pendulum Swing, Centralised Procurement vs Decentralised?

Avnish Patel, UK/Ireland Operations and EMEA Corporate Services Procurement Manager, Air Products

Luke McNicholas, Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Session Y

Beyond e-Auction: Challenges, Setbacks & Empowering  Solutions

Shatu Mbursa-Mshelbwala, Procurement Officer,

St Mungo’s

Session Z

Outcome Based Procurement and Contract Management

Craig Brewin, Head of Commissioning, Slough Borough Council

Workshop W6

Workshop (Part 2): Procurement … Sexy Enough for the C Suite?

Michael Ryan, Transformation Driver

4.15pm – 4.45pm

Drinks Reception and Networking

Network with delegates, speakers and sponsors

With a complimentary glass of wine

Sponsored by PROACTIS

4.45pm: Event Closes


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