Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:30 am - 11:20 am Registration & Welcome Brunch

11:20 am - 11:35 am Orientation

11:35 am - 11:45 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Lamar Chesney, Chairman & Chief Advisor,CPO Exchange

Lamar Chesney

Chairman & Chief Advisor
CPO Exchange

11:45 am - 12:25 pm Reinventing Sourcing: Leading in a 21st Century Corporation --- Mastering Context

Mariano Legaz, CPO ,Sprint
A lack of resources and funding in a complex global business setting and the lack thereof severely complicates being successful. But how can you break the mold using what you have to get your suppliers and your stakeholders engaged like never before? Hear how Sprint reinvented its procurement department to focus on innovation, and come prepared with your ideas and challenges, because he’s going to ask you to chime in on what you can do within your own organization!

Mariano Legaz


The word “disruption” has become quite popular in the Procurement Industry…and for good reason. New technologies have transformed the way our entire industry operates. Technology is no longer a barrier to innovation. Millennials demand value. Transactional processes will be automated and touchless. When it happens, will your team be ready? During this panel discussion, attendees will discuss and debate the future of procurement and learn how procurement can get ready for a looming technology shift.
  • Discuss the impact of a digital disruption on procurement and global supply chains
  • Hear how cognitive procurement is becoming a reality for many organizations
  • Highlight the changing nature of supplier relationships in a digital world
  • Hear how RPA combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) based tools are bringing procurement digitization to new heights
  • Discuss the new set of skills required to take on these new capabilities


David Hammerle

VP, Procurement & Contracts


John Becvar



Florian Winterstein

Chief Strategy Officer

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm Procurement: The Future of Business

Christian Lanng, CEO and Co-founder,TradeShift
Procurement leaders have for too long struggled to get heard within the business, too often viewed as roadblocks or bureaucratic. While delivering savings and standardization to the business is an important part, there is much more that procurement can offer to generate strategic value. It is a platform for change and innovation. The speed of change is quickly distinguishing the leaders from the followers – argues Christian Lanng, CEO, co-founder and Chairman of Tradeshift - whether it is a process, a new technology or a new product - the ability to change fast is critical and procurement plays an important role. Additionally, there is no single company with as much innovation capacity as all its suppliers combined and procurement is the gatekeeper to this invaluable resource.

Sponsored by: Tradeshift


Christian Lanng

CEO and Co-founder

1:35 pm - 2:05 pm Business Meeting

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm Business Meeting

2:35 pm - 2:50 pm Networking Break


2:50 pm - 3:35 pm It's 2030 and Procurement is Fully Automated. Now What?
As technology advances and business processes become increasingly automated, procurement professionals need to prepare for a future in which the human role in traditional sourcing and procurement processes is no longer needed.  What does that mean for procurement leaders and practitioners? Will buyers and category managers give way to a new breed of specialized data scientists that will be the new procurement overlords? Does process automation free procurement to focus on more strategic initiatives, and, if so, how long before those are automated too? What skills will be needed as the automation revolution progresses? Join this roundtable session to discuss how automation is already impacting procurement, exchange thoughts on what the future may hold, and discuss ideas on how to prepare for it. 

Sponsored by: Tradeshift



Sponsored by: American Express Global Corporate Payments

3:35 pm - 4:05 pm Integrating Online Easy to Access Sourcing Strategies to Boost Business Agility & Supplier Innovation --- Mastering Capability

Procurement leaders are facing an increasing complex business landscape, with pressures for sustainability, legal and compliance shaping the need for new strategies, and at the same time they need to deliver increased efficiency to drive business value. Creating a safe and sustainable prequalification program for contractors, vendors and suppliers using a simple, online interface will ensure efficiency and alignment with procurement key challenge areas. During this session attendees will learn how to:
• Streamline operations, enhancing performance management by identifying and leveraging the best suppliers
• Verify your supply chain data. We help contractors meet your requirements, year after year.
• Reduce risk by educating contractors to help them identify deficiencies, elevate their safety culture and improving efficiency

Sponsored by: Avetta

4:05 pm - 4:20 pm Break

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm The Role of Procurement as an Internal Strategic Business Partner

Sanjeev Majoo, Vice President, Global Procurement ,Bristol-Myers Squibb
During this presentation attendees will learn how to grow from a tactical procurement organization to a more strategic partnership with internal business units and highlight the win-win benefits for all.  
·Receive demonstrated practices on how to drive value by aligning with internal business units
·Drive supplier innovation into the business and communicate the value it brings 
·Build strategic supplier relationships to transform your journey to world class
·Embrace true partnership principles as key to success


Sanjeev Majoo

Vice President, Global Procurement
Bristol-Myers Squibb

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Technology's Changing Role to Drive Procurement Value Creation

Florian Winterstein, Chief Strategy Officer ,BravoSolution
Advancements in procurement technology are quickly evolving and revolutionizing the way procurement can create value for the business. During this presentation, you will learn how technology is reshaping procurement’s role and how your organization can benefit from adopting technologies to help you move beyond cost-cutting to value creation.
  • Harness process efficiency and effectiveness for next level of value creation
  • Leverage digital techniques like:  Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Intelligence, Predictive, Machine Learning, Big Data Mining, Automation, User Guidance
  • Create strategic operating frameworks for an improved business partner role
  • Apply strategies on suppliers and categories in a digital context for alternative value creation beyond cost savings

Sponsored by: BravoSolution


Florian Winterstein

Chief Strategy Officer

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Business Meeting

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Business Meeting

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner Sponsored by Avetta

Sponsored by: Avetta