Agenda

Friday, 6 November
1pm – 5pm GMT

Day 5 – PROCUREMENT AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE

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1:00PM - 1:05PM

GLOBAL INSIGHTS DURING A COFFEE WITH…

Amanda Davies, CPO, Mars
Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
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1:05PM - 1:25PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

Procurement at the forefront of positive change

Farryn Melton, CPO & SVP, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
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1:25PM - 1:45PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

Partnering for better business and a better world

It is our belief that it is good business to be a good business. More than ever, it is important that we leave a positive legacy. As an individual, and as a business. Ingka Group, operating the IKEA retail business in more than 30 countries, is set on becoming People and Planet Positive. It is our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, now and in the future. We and our partners in our indirect supply chain aim to create positive societal impact. For better business and a better world.

Magnus Bondesson, CPO, Ingka Group, IKEA Retail Business
Interviewer: Tim Burt, Customer Insights Manager, Procurement Leaders

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1:45PM - 2:05PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM – HOSTED BY CELONIS

 

Welcome to Frictionless Procurement

Ritu Nibber, Finance Director – Global Process, Controls & Governance, RB
Andy Joeres, VP & Country Manager, UK & Ireland, Celonis
Moderator: Steve Hall, Head of Partnerships & Digital Engagement, Procurement Leaders

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2:05PM - 2:10PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE! – HOSTED BY JAGGAER

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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2:10PM - 2:40PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED? HOW TRANSFORMATIONAL PROCUREMENT LEADERS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE NEXT NORMAL – HOSTED BY GLOBALITY (1 hour) – INVITATION ONLY
  • Digital technology has been disrupting traditional business models, and transformational procurement leaders are utilizing this unprecedented time to reinvent the procurement function, bringing new approaches and ways of working to their organizations. In this highly interactive session, digital procurement futurist Elouise Epstein will share insights from her recent book ‘Disruptive Procurement: Winning in a Digital World’ and kick off a discussion with the group on the following topics:

    -What are the new expectations of procurement beyond bottom-line savings and supply management?
    -What new sources of innovation are transformational leaders using to drive growth and deliver value and a better experience for their companies, customers and suppliers?
    -Which actions can every high-performing leader take to drive meaningful change?

    Elouise Epstein, Co-author, Disruptive Procurement: Winning in a Digital World
    Keith Hausmann, CRO, Globality
    Moderator: Geraldine Craven, Head of Research, Procurement Leaders

  • REACT & RESPOND DISCUSSION: PROCUREMENT IN THE TELECOMS INDUSTRY AS AN ENABLING FORCE FOR POSITIVE SOCIO ECONOMIC CHANGE – HOSTED BY GREENSILL
    During this session, Data-only operator Rain will discuss the launch of their stand-alone 5G network in South Africa in the context of the rapid evolution of mobile technology in Africa. The impact of this innovation (launching a cost effective data only product) as part of the 4th industrial revolution on industries such as smart healthcare, smart ports, smart mining and smart manufacturing. The session will further look at:

    -How procurement is working to ensure that the supply chain works efficiently, and that value is realised by the end customer.
    -How the procurement function working with finance and treasury has had a strategic role in facilitating the financing of the endeavour to realise the ambition of a financially sustainable offering that provides exceptional value to customers.
    -How the access is a means of creating a pathway to inclusiveness across society from a financial perspective to healthcare.

    Willem Roos, CEO, Rain Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd
    Fortune Gweru, Managing Director, Regional Head of Africa Origination & Global Head of Principal Finance, Greensill



  • INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP: LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS TRAVEL – HOSTED BY EGENCIA
    -What is the status of the travel industry today after almost a year of chaos?
    -How will airlines strategically evolve over the next 2-3 years
    -Where will sustainably and employee wellness be ranked?

    Mohit Chandiramani, Director Global Transportation Supply, Egencia
    Clive Wratten, Chief Executive Officer, Business Travel Association
    Soline de Montremy, Senior Vice President Global Sales and Commercial Partnerships, Air France/KLM


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2:40PM - 2:45PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

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2:45PM - 3:15PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • DISCUSSION: ARE YOU STRUCTURED APPROPRIATELY TO SUPPORT THE FAST-PACED NEEDS OF YOUR BUSINESS – HOSTED BY GEP
    -Do you have a complete understanding of your business goals and requirements?
    -How can you align your operating model better to your business units?
    -How can you use technology to minimize complexity and make supply to the business easier?
  • Warren Hallworth, Director, Business Development Europe, GEP
    Niko Nurmi, Senior Research Analyst, Procurement Leaders

  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN CASE STUDY: CATALYSTS FOR TRANSFORMATION – HOSTED BY ACHILLES
    We dive into the impact of major economic disruptions and how they can in turn become catalysts for change and innovation. Achilles works with over 550 buying organisations and 120,000 suppliers globally, gathering and verifying supply chain data which provides powerful data-driven procurement decisions. Join Katie Tamblin as she talks through some of the key insights from this year and discover how procurement teams can build resilience for 2021 and beyond.
  • -How an effective digitalisation journey can provide opportunities to you and your function in demonstrating value to the business
    -What organisational considerations should be made to best implement a successful digitalisation strategy
    -How can you manage the changes across the company as well as the function to create a synergised plan?

    Katie Tamblin (MCIPS), Chief Product Officer, Achilles
    Alex Johnston, Principal Analyst, Procurement Leaders

  • INDIRECT CATEGORY LEADERSHIP CASE STUDY: ABANDON TRADITIONS THROUGH CATEGORY MANAGEMENT TRANSFORMATION
    -Category ‘best practice’ doesn’t exist – work processes and playbooks help, but they don’t break the thinking
    -Review procurement behaviours – a change in thinking means a change in both culture and mindset
    -Empower a new breed of leaders – innate talent is out there but give people a chance
    -Play with the procurement operating model – partner with strategy, then execute with virtual agility
    -Coach, support, enable, perform– there are no shortcuts to superior procurement performance


  • Paras Sood, Global Head of Strategic Procurement Transformation, Deutsche Bank

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3:15PM - 3:25PM

NETWORKING

 

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3:25PM - 3:45PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM – HOSTED BY HICX

 

Driving excellence in Supplier Experience Management

The Procurement team at Mondelez is one of a new class of leaders putting supplier experience at the heart of their digital transformation. Hear first-hand how they embarked on the journey and their progress to date in setting up a single supplier portal across their entire global organisation. The session will consider three aspects:

• The Mondelez digital procurement strategy and vision.
• The role of ‘Supplier Central’ in driving world class supplier experience
• Practical advice and lessons learned from the Supplier Central transformation project

Stephane Sacherer, Associate Director, Global Procure-to-Pay, Mondelez
Costas Xyloyiannis, CEO and Co-founder, HICX
Moderator:David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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3:45PM - 4:05PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Establishing a resilient procurement operating model for the new reality of the hospitality industry

Sopan Shah, Global CPO, Intercontinental Hotels Group
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
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4:05PM - 4:10PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE! – HOSTED BY CORCENTRIC

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

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4:10PM - 4:40PM

PLx KEYNOTE

From post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth

Professor Kevin Fong OBE, Science Broadcaster & Emergency Medicine Doctor
Interviewer: Lorenza Schiaffino, Head of Content, Events, Procurement Leaders

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4:40PM - 4:50PM

PROCUREMENT LEADERS INSIGHTS

 

David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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4:50PM -5:00PM

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Amanda Davies, CPO, Mars
Nandini Basuthakur, CEO, Procurement Leaders
Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
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5:00PM

CONGRESS CLOSE