Winning with digital @ scale

06 November 2019 - 07 November 2019
08:30 - 17:30
Code Node, London, UK
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The first, most respected event for progressive digital procurement teams


The building blocks are in place, you’ve optimised your digital literacy, so what’s next?

The 4th annual Data, Intelligence & Technology Forum will guide you through the next stage in your digital journey, exploring how to elevate your digital strategy and scale solutions across the organisation and further.

What can you expect?


Digital transformation is old news. Now it’s time to step it up a gear.

This is the only place you will you find award-winning pioneering case-studies and visionary digital business leaders who can provide tangible examples to apply to your own strategy.

Expect to leave with “aha moments” that you can put into practice, immediately.

Be inspired by the best

Hear from a speaker faculty featuring leading minds including:
  • Virginie Vast, Head of SCM Customer Operations, Vodafone
  • David Feavearyear, SVP & CPO, Pearson
  • Paul Sarjeant, Global Head, Decision Support, GSK
  • Vaishali Salmond, Strategic Sourcing Lead EMEA and LatAm, Google
  • Neil Cocker, Director & Senior Partner, Vodafone, Tomorrow St
  • David Latten, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Logitech

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Take a look at the highlights from the 2018 Forum:




Don’t just take our word for it

Estee Lauder logo
"Great insight into a full 360 of digital enablement"
Director of Indirect Procurement
Nokia logo
"The CPO’s here are really focused on how are we transforming procurement towards the next step in adding value."
Head of Procurement Digitalization
Specsavers logo
"Great event, well organised and with thought provoking content to help us on our transformation journey. Also plenty of opportunity for networking conversations with delegates in order to learn lessons and avoid pitfalls along the way."
Head of Procurement Services
General Mills logo
"Content was very rich, yet easy to digest. Presentations were well crafted."
Director - Global Sourcing - Marketing and Corporate Services
Danone logo
"Each interaction was full of insights and created interesting and valuable connections."
VP Procurement Operations

An immersive experience with progressive industry peers, C-Suite leaders and pioneering out of industry speakers, elevate your digital strategy to achieve scale

Scaling your digital strategy globally and across the entire organisation

Scaling your digital strategy globally and across the entire organisation

Gain the insight to move beyond incremental change to transform the procurement organisation at its core.

Customer-centric digitalisation

Customer-centric digitalisation

Re-enforce and elevate procurement’s value proposition by aligning to the business’ value streams and ensuring digitalisation is built from the customer back into the procurement organisation.

Data cleansing, prioritisation, analytics and imbedded, actionable insights

Data cleansing, prioritisation, analytics and embedded, actionable insights

How to achieve the right level of data quality, not perfection, that will make your digital strategies a success.

Developing the business case for large scale implementation

Developing the business case for large scale implementation

How to articulate a clear, completely new value proposition by identifying which business problems you are solving for and setting the aspiration level right.

What you will leave with


Our agenda is based on unrivalled, extensive research around the entire procurement ecosystem. Our proven track record means we guarantee to deliver:

  1. Inspiration and tangible, tried and tested ideas to apply to your own digital strategy

  2. Practical insights from award-winning case studies from leaders who have successfully delivered a digital transformation programme in the last year

  3. New connections digital thought leaders from the entire procurement ecosystem in one place,

  4. Information and resources from Procurement Leaders’ digital toolkits and ‘How to’ guides to help develop your team’s digital capabilities

  5. Access to the leading innovative technology providers to expedite your strategy delivery at scale

Agenda

Your agenda journey

To develop, influence and execute strategies based on Forum insights, you’ll be taken on a journey from vision to reality as you learn techniques to elevate your digital strategy and scale solutions across the organisation and beyond. View the latest agenda.

 

Vision sessions:

Exploring the long-term goal

Visionary keynotes & panels

  • Facilitate inspiration and spark creativity to tackle and embrace future trends

PLx keynotes

  • Drive divergent thinking to visualise your objectives from a different perspective

Strategy sessions:

Exploring the blueprint to delivery

Achiever keynotes

  • Provide best-in-class implementation examples for your next practices

CPO challenger series

  • Connect leaders with shared strategic challenges to crowdsource new solutions

Ask an expert sessions

  • A chance to pose your strategy development questions to experienced practitioners for inspiration and guidance

Reality sessions:

Exploring the pragmatics of implementation

Case studies & interviews

  • Learn first-hand how to overcome hurdles and capitalise on opportunities from practitioners who are a step ahead

Deep dive roundtables

  • Connect to individuals with differing perspectives to boost ideas and workflow improvements

PL insight sessions

  • Outline the “so what” for key trends, providing suggestions for navigation and application

View the latest agenda

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Speakers

Speaker Line-up

The Data, Intelligence & Technology Forum agenda features the knowledge and insights of carefully chosen experts from a range of industries, including:

David Feavearyear, SVP & CPO, Pearson

David Feavearyear

SVP & CPO

Pearson

Virginie Vast, Head of SCM Customer Operations, Vodafone

Virginie Vast

Head of SCM Customer Operations

Vodafone

Rob Alexander, CPO, EMEA, JLL

Rob Alexander

CPO, EMEA

JLL

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Rob is the Chief Procurement Officer for EMEA with responsibility for JLL internal and client spend across the 65 countries we operate in.

In his current role, Rob leads the EMEA Supply Chain Management and Procurement Team who are responsible for the management of the supply chain throughout the EMEA region, covering our IFM, PAM, Tetris businesses. The team is organised into three parts; Category Management, Client interface and the Procurement Platform which encompasses our systems, processes and risk & compliance management. The team is located predominantly two hubs of London and Warsaw, however, there are procurement professionals in 13 different countries across EMEA.

Prior to joining JLL, Rob has held senior supply chain roles in global businesses including Procter and Gamble, Carillion, Uniq. He has also several years consulting experience at Accenture, PwC and latterly at Occumen where he was a founding Partner. The breadth of these companies has allowed him to work across many market sectors including; FMCG, Electronics and High Tech, Food, Construction, Support Services, Financial Services to name a few.

Sam De Frates, Senior Director, Commercial Digitalisation, Mars

Sam De Frates

Senior Director, Commercial Digitalisation

Mars

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Sam leads the Digital agenda for Procurement at Mars, responsible for setting the multi-year transformation roadmap that will accelerate and unleash new areas of value. Prior to Mars, Sam was a member of the Procurement Leadership Team at GSK, leading the Procurement Performance and Systems team that delivered significant business results through upgrading core systems, making processes easy and unlocking new value through analytics. Sam started his career as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney, led the category team at Barclaycard and was the Head of Procurement at Home Retail Group.

Andrea Greco, CPO, CBRE

Andrea Greco

CPO

CBRE

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As Chief Procurement Officer, Mr. Greco drives enterprise-wide supply chain and procurement strategy, leading the company in building scalable and innovative capabilities that provide differentiated service to CBRE’s clients globally. Mr. Greco has more than 20 years of experience, with a proven record of transforming the supply chain to deliver superior results to customers in multiple industries and geographies. Prior to joining CBRE, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Real Estate for Tyco International where he was responsible for the company’s sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and distribution and for managing the company’s real estate footprint globally.

Paul Sarjeant, Global Head, Decision Support, GSK

Paul Sarjeant

Global Head, Decision Support

GSK

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As the Global Head for Procurement Decision Support at GSK, Paul is passionate about digital & analytics, with 11 years of experience in digital procurement solutions. Having been at GSK for over 4 years, Paul is accountable for procurement master data, dashboards, advanced analytics, market intelligence, spend analytics & our digital procurement roadmap.

This follows past experience at BravoSolution (now Jaggaer), where Paul was responsible for spend analytics, savings tracking & programme management.

Niklas Klarnskou, Group Procurement Technology Director, CRH

Niklas Klarnskou

Group Procurement Technology Director

CRH

Susanne Thoele, Director Spot Buy and Indirect, Uniper

Susanne Thoele

Director Spot Buy & Indirect

Uniper

Vaishali Salmond, Strategic Sourcing Lead - EMEA and LatAm, Google

Vaishali Salmond

Strategic Sourcing Lead - EMEA and LatAm

Google

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Vaishali is the Strategic Sourcing Lead for EMEA, Latin America, and the ICT Category Globally, with a team of 15 across 5 different countries. She has been at Google for 8 years and was previously with Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA. She also leads the Women@Google chapter in Dublin, which focuses on empowering women and supporting them to achieve successful and fulfilling careers at Google. On the personal side, Vaishali is a mother of 2 and teaches yoga.

David Latten, Global Head Indirect Procurement, Logitech

David Latten

Global Head Indirect Procurement

Logitech

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David Latten is global head of indirect procurement for Logitech. In this role, David is responsible for the strategic direction and continuous improvement of the indirect procurement group at Logitech. Prior to this role, David held a variety of positions at Logitech procurement within a rapidly developing function. David combines this procurement experience with an earlier career history in Logitech’s finance group as well as finance positions at other multinationals such as Kellogg’s

Neil Cocker, Director & Senior Partner, Vodafone, Tomorrow St

Neil Cocker

Director & Senior Partner, Vodafone

Tomorrow St

Abhi Dahiya, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Centre of Excellence, Google

Abhi Dahiya

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Centre of Excellence

Google

Talal Alghurabi, Director - Technical Procurement - IT Services Category, Saudi Telecom Company

Talal Alghurabi

Director - Technical Procurement - IT Services Category

Saudi Telecom Company

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Mechanical engineer with MSc from UK in Logistics and Optimization. 14 years of experience in Supply chain, during which I’ve moved across various parts of Supply Chain and focused last 5 years on procurement. Currently the director of IT Services Category - Technical Procurement General Department.

Our Partners

Data, Intelligence & Technology Forum 2019 partners

Headline Partner

Tradeshift

Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs.

It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris. Suzhou. Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo and Stockholm.

www.tradeshift.com

 

Insight Plus Partner

Ivalua

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

www.ivalua.com

 

Engagement Partner

Creactives

Extract the hidden value inside your data. We help the Purchasing Departments of large multinational companies to see exactly what is going on in Sourcing & Procurement processes and show them how to manage them in the best way. Traditional approaches on Spending Management are in the past: unifying ERPs is costly and slow in implementation; Business Intelligence tools only show aggregated data based on the poor quality of existing classification; offline manual classifications are obsolete. Creactives provides “Augmented Visibility” and “Innovative Tools” to manage Orders, Invoices and Mas-ter Data, described in different languages, with different coding, from more ERPs and other sources.

www.creactives.com

 

Exclusive Diversity & Inclusion Partner

ConnXus

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 CPUC-certified minority-owned business enterprise based in Mason, Ohio with local, regional and international capabilities.

www.connxus.com

 

Networking Lounge Partner

MarkIT

Markit is a leading online IT purchasing system working in 34 countries globally. Markit integrates more than 200 leading IT distributors in the world into simple and transparent online platform and provides efficient tools for companies to manage, centralize and streamline their IT purchasing.

Markit is saving time and money for companies with simplicity and transparency - we provide the best total cost of IT purchasing for companies large or small. Working in Europe and USA with estimated 110 million EUR turnover in 2018 Markit is looking to open Asia as the next region in a bid to best service global companies. More than 15% of Fortune Global 2000 companies are already using Markit as part of their IT purchasing.

www.markit.eu

 

Partnership opportunities

The Data, Intelligence & Technology Forum is the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to executives actively seeking your solutions. Strengthen existing partnerships, make new contacts and build lasting relationships by partnering with us today.

A partnership provides you with the perfect platform to showcase your business and expertise to 250+ procurement decision makers actively seeking your solutions.

 

We provide tailored solutions to maximise your experience – please contact us via email or call +44 (0)20 7819 1029 to enquire about the opportunities currently available.

Pricing

Book your place today!

Procurement Practitioner Package

£1,495 + VAT

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    2 day Forum pass (6-7 November, 2019)

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    Book before 27 September to save £200 off the full booking rate (£1,695)

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    Procurement practitioners only

Service Provider Networking Package

£2,995 + VAT

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    2 day Forum Pass (6-7 November, 2019)

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    Procurement service providers only

Alternatively please contact delegates@procurementleaders.com for assistance securing your delegate pass, or partnerships@procurementleaders.com for help arranging a service provider networking package.


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