Seminar Planner: February 2023 Programme

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8.30am – 9.00am


Exclusive Aspiring Leaders Fireside Chat

Jim Townsend, Procurement Leader Chaired by Guy Strafford

9.20am – 10.10am

Opening Keynote

Panel Discussion: How to Stay Agile and Adapt in a Tech-led Future

Chaired by Guy Strafford, Senior CPO adviser Panellists include: Rob Turner, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Deliveroo David Wylie, CPO, Thames Water Juliet Sotnick, Vice President, Procurement & Supply Chain, IHS Towers, Rob Copeland, CPO, Formerly G4S

10.30am – 11.10am: Innovative Briefings on a Range of New Developments

Keynote 2

Achieve Rapid Returns Through Procurement Evolution

Ilija Ugrinic, Commercial Solutions Director, Proactis

Session A

Services Procurement Digitalisation: Capability, Resilience and the Critical Data Gap

Jonny Dunning, CEO, Zivio

Session B

Digitalisation in a disrupted world; tackling the volatile IT category.

Ian Nethercot, Supply Chain Director, Probrand

Session C

Addressing challenges in AP today to improve procurement tomorrow

Carl Thompson, Senior Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa Software & Neil Patterson, European Sales Director, Xoomworks Procurement, part of Accenture

Interactive Focused Workshop W1

Save Costs and Reduce Risk Exposure with Procurement Price Forecasting

Tom Bundgaard, Chief Analyst, Mintec

Coffee & Networking

11.10am – 11.40am

11.40am – 12.20pm: Innovative Briefings on a Range of New Developments

Session E

Software Vendor vs Strategic Solution Partner: Driving Maximum ROI

Paul Harding, Customer Success Director, Proactis

Session F

 Facing the Future: The (Shared) Value of Responsible Sourcing

Miranda Murphy, Principal Consultant, Sedex With guests Anna Williams and Harriet Malcolm

Session G

Strategic Procurements is the Lockdown Legacy

Stephen Carter, Director, Ivalua

Session H

Evolving Toward a Federation Model Through Digital Procurement Transformation

Martin Simper, Chief Procurement Officer, Liberty Procurement Services and Graham Copeland, Senior Director - Business Development, GEP

Interactive Focused Workshop W2

Are You Ready for the Next Big Supply Chain Disruption?

Lars Soby, Regional Sales Executive, Software - UK, apexanalytix

12.35pm – 1.15pm: Innovative Briefings on a Range of New Developments

Session J

Overcoming SaaS buying challenges that may haunt your business

Andy Baillie, International Sales Director, Vendr and Byron Cowie Head of Reporting and Control, Luno

Session K

Catch me if you can: Lies, fakes and fraud across supply chain and AP

Robert Lowther, Sales Executive & Russell Jaques, Pre-Sales Consultant, Medius

Session L

Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data

Susan Walsh, Founder and Managing Director, The Classification Guru

Session M

What can Procurement Customer Experience (PCX) do for your function?

Mark Reddy, Head of Growth, Advanced

Interactive Focused Workshop W3

Supplier Management & Onboarding: A new era of collaboration

Mike Smee, Procurement & PIM Specialist, Sales Layer

Lunch & Networking

Free of charge, sponsored by Proactis

1.15pm – 2.00pm

2.00pm – 2.40pm: Case Studies: Best Practice in Action

Session O

Avoid over-paying for services, as the talent/wage situation stabilises

Ricky Sundrani, Partner and Julian Herbert, Vice President, Everest Group

Session P

Making Sustainable Procurement Happen

Jonathan O'Brien, CEO, Positive Purchasing

Session Q

Why Are We Still Talking About Electronic Procurement?

Steven King, Source to Contract Improvement Manager, Sony Europe B.V

Session R

Lessons Learnt During a Supply Chain Management Career Adventure

John Ward, MSc FCIPS CMILT, Procurement Consultant, JPW Consultancy

Coffee & Networking

2.40pm – 3.00pm

3.00pm – 3.40pm: Case Studies: Best Practice in Action


Session T

Who's Responsible for the SupplyChain? Practical Steps for Procurement Leaders

Cristian Martin, Director of Procurement and Darran Whatley, Responsible Procurement Lead at The London School of Economics and Political Science

Session U

How to Best Buy Procurement Tech in 2023

Bertrand Maltaverne, Senior Analyst, Spend Matters

Session V

Emerging from the Global Lockdown: What Next for Procurement?

Galia Summers, Senior Procurement Manager, Zurich Insurance

Session W

Supplier Diversity and Unconscious Bias

Jason Roberts, CEO & Founder, Kaleida International

3.55pm Р4.35pm 

Closing Keynote

Contractual and legal issues in Procuring AI Solutions

Sam De Silva, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

4.40pm: Event Closes



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