David HammerleVP, Procurement & Contracts
David Hammerle is Principal Vice President and Corporate Manager of Procurement and Contracts for Bechtel Global Corporation. He is responsible for Corporate Oversight of Bechtel’s Global Business Units’ Supply Chain departments. David has 26 years of experience within Bechtel’s markets. Previously, from 2007 – 2009, David was Project Director for a large gas processing facility in the United Arab Emirates. In 2005 – 2007, David served as Manager of Procurement for Bechtel’s Oil, Gas and Chemical Global Business Unit in Houston, Texas. From 2000 – 2005, he served as Manager of Procurement for Bechtel Power’s Global Business Unit in Frederick, Maryland. Prior to that in 1997 – 2000, David served as the Manager of Procurement for Bechtel’s Mining and Metals sector in Denver, Colorado. David joined Bechtel in 1990, and managed procurement on several fossil power generation projects. He also participated in Bechtel’s Strategic Reengineering efforts in 1995, centered in the Houston, TX Office. Before joining Bechtel, he worked in the construction industry for eight years, following university. David has a Bachelor of Science in Business, majoring in Procurement and Materials Management, and Production and Operations Management from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
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