Ovation 2017

Coworth Park

Ascot, England
July 13-14, 2017

The Agenda’s Theme

Designed to drive innovation and continuous progress in procurement, Ovation combines deep primary intelligence research and benchmarks, cutting-edge thought leadership and exclusive, live collaboration through interactive discussions, thought-provoking presentations and scenario workshops.

 

2017 Agenda

Attendees will gain an external perspective into digitisation, innovation, disruption and technology that are influencing the future shape of the business landscape and in turn, procurement. Inspirational speakers will address key issues such as data science and artificial intelligence, Supplier-Enabled Innovation, disruptive creativity and advanced technologies.

 

Ovation 2017

13.07.2017

  • 07:30 – 08:30
    Breakfast

  • 08:45 – 08:50
    Chairman’s Introduction

    John Paterson, chairman of Procurement Leaders Advisory Board; former CPO, IBM

  • 08:50 – 09:00
    Welcome & Ovation Concept

    David Rae, Head of the SEIC, Procurement Leaders

TECHNOLOGY & DISRUPTION

  • 09:00 – 09:45
    Of Robots & Machine Learning

    Jeremy Wyatt, Professor of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, University of Birmingham

  • 09:45 – 10:30
    The Invisible Microbiological World of Cities

    Kevin Slavin, Entrepreneur & Assistant Professor MIT Media Lab

  • 10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee & Networking

MEET THE DISRUPTORS

  • 11:00 – 11:10
    Christian Lanng

    CEO & Founder, Tradeshift (Ovation Partner).

  • 11:10 – 11:30

    Dr Catharina Paukner

    Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Cambridge Nanosystems Ltd

  • Meet the Disruptors Panel Discussion

    11:30 – 12:30

    Panellists:

    Dr Catharina Paukner

    Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Cambridge Nanosystems Ltd

    Kevin Slavin

    Chief Science and Technology Officer, The Shed, Entrepreneur & Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab

    Christian Lanng

    CEO & Founder, Tradeshift

    Catharina Paukner

    Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Cambridge Nanosystems Ltd.

  • 12:30 – 14:00
    Lunch & Networking

  • 14:00 – 14:30

    A Procurement Geek’s view of Industry Disruption

    Tom Seal, Head of Research, Procurement Leaders

  • 14:30 – 15:30

    Roundtable Discussion: Managing Disruption

  • 15:30 – 15:45
    Coffee Break

  • 15:45 – 16:30
    A Game of Risk

    Casper Berry

    Professional Poker Player & Entrepreneur

  • 16:15 – 16:30
    Day 1 Closing Remarks & Group Feedback

    John Paterson, chairman of Procurement Leaders Advisory Board; former CPO, IBM

  • 16:30 – 18:30
    Free time & One-to-One discussion & Transformation Accelerator appointments

  • 18:30 – 19:30
    Cocktails

  • 19:30
    Dinner

INNOVATION & DIGITISATION

14.07.2017

  • 08:00 – 08:45
    Breakfast

  • 08:45 – 09:00
    Chairman’s recap

    John Paterson, chairman of Procurement Leaders Adivsory Board; former CPO, IBM

  • 09:00 – 09:40
    Navigating a Digital World

    James Bilefield

    Serial Digital Entrepreneur, former Digital President, Conde’ Nast, part of the founding management team, Skype

  • 09:40 – 10:20
    The Culture of Innovation and the Role of Procurement

    Wynne Lewis

    R&D Director, 3M UK

  • 10:20 – 10:45
    Coffee Break

  • 10:45 – 11:30
    Collaborative Innovation: A Powerful Cocktail

    Christian Busch

    Associate Director, Innovation and Co-Creation Lab, London School of Economics

  • 11:30 – 11:50
    Supplier-Enabled Innovation: State of the Nation

    David Rae

    Head of the SEIC, Procurement Leaders

  • 11:50 – 12:50
    Interactive Discussion: Innovation, Digitisation & the Future of Procurement

    Dr Frank Rozemeijer

    NEVI Chair, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Maastricht University

  • 12:50 – 13:00
    Chairman’s Summary, Final Comments & Procurement Leaders Thank-you

  • 13:00 – 14:00
    Lunch

  • 14:00 – 15:00
    One-to-One discussion & Transformation Accelerator appointments

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