Jenny Draper

General Manager, Spend Matters UK/Europe 

Jenny has over 20 years of experience in international procurement. Having started her career as a supply manager with Owens Corning, she went on to work with FreeMarkets (Ariba) managing the sourcing projects of global enterprises. While there, Jenny first encountered colleague Jason Busch, who later co-founded Azul Partners and Spend Matters. After several years at FreeMarkets, working in Europe and Asia, Jenny co-founded e-Three in the UK. It specialized in procurement consultancy facilitated by strategic procurement technology. e-Three became a global partner of Oracle and was one of the first organizations to configure and host Oracle technology in the cloud. e-Three successfully merged and subsequently sold to a global Oracle partner based in North America. Now part of the Spend Matters team, Jenny brings her knowledge as a practitioner, business owner and source-to-pay technology advocate to the team and wider Spend Matters audience.

Session Details

Procurement Technology: A Paradigm Shift in How We Source Solutions 

Rewind 12 years, the procurement tech landscape travelled in the slipstream of global Financial platforms, typically in larger on premise ERP implementations, cloud for the few.
Today we’re seeing a different picture of procurement technology consumerism. What we’re buying, from whom and how it’s being managed has changed – significantly.

Benefits of attending this session include:

> Learn how the market for buying technology is shifting
> Understand who you should be talking to for which procurement modules
> Stay up to date on what tech is out there for your needs