July 13-14, 2017
Designed to drive continuous progress in procurement, Ovation brings together a unique group of global leaders and thinkers to discuss the future of procurement and supply management, in an exclusive, private environment.
Ovation is only available to group-level procurement leaders from forward-thinking, global organisations. These are the executives who are shaping the future of procurement, the thought leaders at the forefront of our profession.
At Ovation 2015, we launched our ground-breaking study into Supplier-Enabled Innovation, stimulating intense debate into how procurement can facilitate and systemise the flow of innovation from the supply base.With in-depth research into the innovation capabilities and approaches taken by leading organisations and workshop-style discussion, Ovation provided CPOs with the inspiration to refine future strategies.
These discussions and the need for a more structure methodology to innovation has led to the development of the Supplier-Enabled Innovation Center in 2016. Innovation continues to be at the heart of Ovation as our cutting-edge community continues to focus on the future of business and advanced technologies.
"I am leaving with a head full of ideas and practical tips on how to implement fast. Great networking."
Thomas Udesen, CPO & SVP Procurement, Bayer
"Excellent & thought provoking."
Bob Murphy, CPO, IBM
"It encourages & forces me to take stock of strategy."
Tony Roberts, Director of Procurement, Lafarge Tarmac
Pamela Meyer is an expert in deception detection, an internet entrepreneur, Huffington Post columnist and best-selling author.
IBM’s former CPO, and Procurement Leaders Advisory Board chairman, John Paterson chairs Ovation for the second year running.
Ulrich Weinberg is Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute School of Design Thinking and an expert in collaborative innovation.
Author and strategic advisor Stefan Lindegaard focuses on open innovation and the people and culture that drive innovation.
As President & CEO of Canadian electronics-giant Celestica, Craig Muhlhauser has spent a long career in hi-tech, automotive and defence.
Mischa Dohler is co-founder of smart city pioneer Worldsensing and Head of Telecommunications Research at King’s College London.
Leading Chief Procurement Officers who have attended past Ovations to debate the issues that will define procurement in the years to come include:
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