Steve Carter

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua 

Steve is the Service Architect and Integration Lead at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and leading design of future Digital Marketing. Steve is a member of the CCS Digital Services Team and collaborating with Government Digital Services (GDS) to create the next generation in Public Sector procurement. For almost 30 years prior to joining CCS, Steve worked as a Senior Product owner and Business Director in organisations selling procurement solutions into the Public and Private sectors. This involved responding to tenders and building solutions to support the Source to Pay and Order to Cash journeys.

Having worked on both sides of the fence, Steve has been involved in a vast number of procurements, successful and unsuccessful. He has run procurements and won tenders. When this is coupled with his all round knowledge of the systems and processes used within procurement, it gives Steve a unique perspective on how we should be transforming procurement in the Digital age.

Session Details

No Compromise, Procurement Next Horizon?

To move into the 21st Century, it’s time Procurement kicked off the shackles of the past and embraced the digital revolution. There are two great lessons from history, and one is that to reach the horizon you need to understand what you want. The other is to ignore the established rules. Yes, technology like Blockchain and ‘AI’ can help, but the real enabler is touchless payments. The presenter will look at the Procurement outcomes innovation can bring today, but only if we truly unlock the Source-to-Pay journey. Procurement teams all strive for seamless automation but stop short of the ultimate outcome, removing the Invoice. Join Steve and explore how to focus on outcomes and not compromises.