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Partners

HEADLINE PARTNER

GEP helps global enterprises operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability, and maximize business and shareholder value. Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivalled domain and subject expertise, and smart, passionate people – this is how GEP creates and delivers unified business solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness. With 14 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, GEP – based in Clark, NJ – helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives. To learn about our comprehensive range of strategic and managed services, please visit www.gep.com. For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native, unified source-to-pay platform, please visit

www.smartbygep.com

INNOVATION PARTNER

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We help organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create the change that matters. From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with our clients to transform their organizations in the ways that matter most to them. With exceptional people in 65 countries, we combine global expertise and local insight to help you create the change that truly matters.

McKinsey’s Procurement service line helps unlock the full potential of clients’ portfolios. Our pioneering and digitally enabled approaches to optimize spend categories, drive productivity and innovation with suppliers, and maximize procurement impact through an agile digital operating model typically result in ~20% improved margins and 20x return on investment. Core to our approach are industry-leading digital and analytics solutions that help clients transform and lead the procurement function of the future. Our uncompromising commitment to invest heavily and work with clients to enhance institutional and individual capabilities ensures that impact is sustainable over the long-term. www.mckinsey.com

INSIGHT PLUS PARTNERS

Coupa Software is the leading provider of BSM solutions. We offer a comprehensive, cloud-based BSM platform that has connected hundreds of organizations with more than four million suppliers globally. Our platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Using our platform, businesses are able to achieve real, measurable value and savings that drive their profitability. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

Globality is revolutionizing how companies buy and sell services.

Using innovative AI technology built upon a constantly-expanding knowledge foundation with millions of data points, the Globality Platform creates a level playing field fostering economic inclusion. Companies get the best service provider at the right price for every project. And suppliers win projects based on the merits of proven performance, expertise, and passion. Through safe and secure technology, Globality brings digital transformation to services procurement and unlocks unprecedented access to top-level firms around the world.

With the help of Smart Sourcing technologies, Globality clients can capture billions of dollars in bottom-line impact. Dozens of Fortune 500 companies are leveraging the Platform’s strategic AI sourcing partner, Glo, to improve the quality and decrease the cost of services, all while driving greater transparency, accountability, and fairness.

www.globality.com

Mastercard is the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of priceless possibilities. Everyone wants easier ways to pay; we invent them. Corporate purchasing is complicated; we make it simple. Small businesses are virtual; we give them access to a world of buyers.

www.mastercard.com

INSIGHT PARTNERS

Create real business impact for your organization by using C2FO to improve margins and strengthen your supply chain. As the world’s leading dynamic discounting solution, C2FO enables early invoice payments for discounts to your suppliers, creating additional income for your organization without impeding existing contracts. Learn how Global Fortune 500 companies are driving strategic innovation with C2FO:

www.c2fo.com/

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world’s business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, operations excellence, consumer products and retail, marketing, digital transformation and strategy, technology, and advanced analytics, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 57 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.

www.bain.com

Creactives provides AI solutions combined with Knowledge Engineering for purchasing and supply chain digitization. 15 out of the Top 100 European companies, among other Clients, have implemented in their ERP/SRM platforms our Virtual Assistants to prevent errors in purchasing processes. Our Virtual Assistants are able to understand the Requisitioner’s natural language in more than 25 languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. A unique combination of: Machine Learning, to learn from historical data; semantic rules, to encode business knowledge not inferable from the data; contributions from users, who with their choices keep the system precise and robust, automatically. The Virtual Assistant are customized on company categorization system, and/or on standard taxonomies like UNSPSC or [email protected]

www.creactives.com

Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform. Recognized as a Leader by Gartner, Ivalua’s Source-to-Pay suite is leveraged by over 250 leading companies across the globe to manage over $500 Billion in direct and indirect spend. The platform’s combination of ease-of-use, depth, breadth and flexibility ensures high employee and supplier adoption, rapid time to value and the ability to meet unique or evolving requirements, evidenced by the industry’s leading 98%+ retention rate. Realize the possibilities at www.ivalua.com Follow us at @Ivalua

https://www.ivalua.com

From data to insight – unlock the power of procurement. Jaggaer (previously BravoSolution) cloud-based spend management solutions are used to gain a 360 view of supply chain – in order to realise cost-savings and manage risk. Recognised as a Leader by Gartner in both Strategic Source and Procure-To-Pay, our direct and indirect eProcurement solutions help over 1850 customers, connecting to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries. We have pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continue to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analysing the market.

www.jaggaer.com

CPO CHALLENGER PARTNER

Scout is the sourcing and supplier engagement platform trusted by Procurement teams to streamline their process, manage a unified pipeline of projects, and collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers. Scout’s powerful platform drives profitability and makes enterprise commerce faster, less risky, and more transparent, giving CPOs the tools they need to transform their organizations. 200+ global brands trust Scout to provide greater visibility across stakeholders and suppliers, centralize core processes, measure effectiveness, and make Procurement teams crazy successful by delivering better business outcomes. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Scout is funded by Menlo Ventures, NEA, and GV. Read more on the Scout Blog or follow @scoutrfp on Twitter or LinkedIn

ENGAGEMENT PARTNERS

The Achilles Group is the leading global provider of supplier management information; delivering a portfolio of strategic sourcing, tender management, decision support and collaboration technologies in an integrated solution that builds collaborative communities for buyers and suppliers, reduces purchasing costs, promotes corporate responsibility and shortens the procurement cycle across many sectors of the economy.

Achilles focus is on Internet-based procurement services that uniquely combine our skilled database management and procurement expertise with market and industry sector knowledge.

www.achilles.com

ConnXus supplier management software solutions simplify the complexities of global supply chains and allow buyers to achieve their goals of responsible and sustainable sourcing. ConnXus is a SBE certified business with local, regional and international capabilities.

www.connxus.com

NETWORKING LOUNGE PARTNERS

IntegrityNext – the Supplier Compliance Platform automatically obtains the required self-assessments and certificates from the suppliers and monitors social media scanning over 100 million messages per day for possible compliance violations and reputational risk. Green, yellow and red lights indicate which suppliers are compliant and which need attention..

  • Ensure a compliant and sustainable supply base
  • Gain competitive advantage by fulfilling your Duty of Care
  • Mitigate brand damage and reputational risk
  • Avoid regulatory risk and penalties

Among others, IntegrityNext covers Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption, Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Labor, Health & Safety, Diversity, Supply Chain Security, Data Protection, Cyber Security, Sanction List-Checks, Business Continuity, as well as Quality Compliance. 10K+ companies in over 120 countries use IntegrityNext – become a part of the network and achieve compliance quickly!

www.integritynext.com

Liquidity Services has the expertise and partnership capabilities to rapidly and consistently transform your surplus assets into a value-add for your business. Whether you need a one-off service, an enterprise-wide programmatic solution, or support for plant closures, project cancellations, or full-scale liquidation events, our comprehensive capital assets services have you covered.

www.liquidityservices.com

Sievo is the global leader in procurement analytics. Our award-winning software, services and content help organizations identify opportunities, translate them into manageable savings projects, embed created value into budgets and ensure that the savings truly hit the bottom line.

Come talk to us about

  • Spend Analysis
  • Savings Lifecycle Management
  • Spend Forecasting
  • Contract Management
  • Procurement Benchmarking

At Sievo, we don’t just stop at backward-looking analytics but deliver more value by creating forward-looking forecasts and comprehensive analytics . By combining internal information with external data sources, our machine learning technologies help to reveal hidden value from the complex system landscapes with poor data quality.

www.scoutbee.com

The Smart Cube is a global provider of research and analytics solutions, primarily serving the CPG, financial services, retail, life sciences, energy and industrials sectors.

Addressing the needs of businesses in the intelligence age, our customised solutions provide a truly connected approach, delivered by talented minds and strengthened by Amplifi, our organisational intelligence platform, rich with knowledge, cutting edge tools and advanced analytics.

We work with a third of companies in the Fortune 100, helping them make smarter decisions, accelerate value and gain a competitive edge.

Headquartered in the UK with additional offices in the USA, Switzerland, Romania and India.

www.thesmartcube.com

MEDIA PARTNERS

The go-to source for Chief Procurement Officers and Supply Chain Leaders, discussing the latest transformation stories and the exponential improvements to supply chain performances, through converging efforts between people, partners, technology and process/strategy.
Our Supply Chain and Procurement showcase series, gives light to core topics such as procurement transformation, supply chain digitisation, contract management, supplier relationship management/vendor management strategies and beyond.

www.cpostrategy.com