Procurecon 2019

15 - 17 October, 2019

Hesperia Barcelona Tower Barcelona

44 (0) 207 368 9465

Agenda Day 1 - Tuesday 15th October 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

8:00 am - 8:45 am CPO LEADERS BOARDROOM

Repositioning from Buyer to Value-Creator

8:45 am - 8:50 am Opening remarks – Letitia Thomas, Programme Director, WBR

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chair’s opening remarks with interactive polling

Richard Beaumont, Independent Consultant & Former CPO at The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

Richard Beaumont

Independent Consultant & Former CPO
The Co-operative Bank & Rolls Royce

9:00 am - 9:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE Technology as a value-creator: How Uber is using connectivity and IOT sourcing to its competitive advantage

Rahul Vijay, Head of Global Connectivity Sourcing at Uber

Rahul Vijay

Head of Global Connectivity Sourcing
Uber

9:30 am - 9:50 am OPENING KEYNOTE Procurement 2030: Driving ‘self-serve’ procurement: How to put in place simple processes for both your procurement team and your internal customers to enable your division to focus on the value-add of delivering faster sourcing

• How can the business procuring certain categories for themselves free up procurement for more strategic work?
• How to bring consumer expectations into the workplace so sourcing is quick and easy like buying has become in day to day life
• How to avoid making sourcing a costly and convoluted process
• How can ‘self-serve’ prepare the sourcing environment to move forward

Jan Fokke Van Den Bosch, CPO at HSBC

Jan Fokke Van Den Bosch

CPO
HSBC

9:50 am - 10:30 am PANEL WITH INTERACTIVE POLLING How can you upskill your team from ‘buyers’ to ‘business partners’ and reposition procurement as an ‘idea-generator’, innovator and ‘knowledge-pool’ within your business?

• How can you bring value through execution, speed and business insight?
• How can you bring innovation from the supplier side to present to top management?
• How can being an advisor upskill and upgrade your procurement function?
• How can you work to improve and solidify your internal relationships?
• How can you shift the paradigm of how procurement is viewed and improve emotional intelligence?

Alex Muir, CPO Downstream at BP

Alex Muir

CPO Downstream
BP

Fabienne Lesbros, Group SCM Commercial & Services Director/ Board Member VODAFONE Procurement Company at Vodafone

Fabienne Lesbros

Group SCM Commercial & Services Director/ Board Member VODAFONE Procurement Company
Vodafone

Juha Taipalinen, CPO at Finnair

Juha Taipalinen

CPO
Finnair

Karen Mansell, Senior VP Procurement at Bayer

Karen Mansell

Senior VP Procurement
Bayer

Alpar Kamber, Executive Vice President at WNS - Denali

Alpar Kamber

Executive Vice President
WNS - Denali

9:20 am - 9:40 am PRESENTATION Performing whilst transforming: How to create a ‘procurement team of the future’ to meet the global needs of your internal/external clients and become your organisations competitive edge

• How to deliver value year-on-year whilst serving as a key driver in transformation  
• How to utilise a business strategy that focuses on people, processes and technology
• What tools and strategies can you use to manage your talent whilst going through a period of transformation?
• How to use procurement as a driving force through transformation to meet the needs of patients globally

Natasa Vidmar, Global CPO at Teva Pharmaceuticals

Natasa Vidmar

Global CPO
Teva Pharmaceuticals

10:30 am - 10:50 am PRESENTATION How to move beyond the ‘cost saver’ and ‘risk mitigator’ role and embrace your ‘business insight and execution role’ to achieve market competitiveness

• How to ensure your people, processes and tools are prepared
• What is the future of your procurement function and what do you need to work towards?
• How do your processes need to change?
• How to you look ahead at value contribution and how your team can add value through processes and platforms
• How to change your fundamental role from traditional sourcing to value creator
• How to position procurement as a ‘hybrid centre of excellence’ rather than a stand-alone corporate function

Michelle Baker, CPO at KPN

Michelle Baker

CPO
KPN

10:50 am - 11:40 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

Embracing Next Generation Digital & Cognitive Procurement

11:30 am - 12:10 pm PANEL WITH INTERACTIVE POLLING Change management: How can you develop a digital and cultural transformation strategy to motivate your people and become a fully digitalised procurement team of the future?

•         How can you change your supply chain to digital?
•         How can you think beyond your current business mode and articulate a future way of working?
•         How can you streamline your tactical work and become more efficient?
•         What does your future procurement team look like?

Mark Zafra, Head of Global Strategic Sourcing at Twitter

Mark Zafra

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Twitter

Robert Huter, VP Procurement at Bosch

Robert Huter

VP Procurement
Bosch

Paulo Costa, Global Head of Procurement at Farfetch

Paulo Costa

Global Head of Procurement
Farfetch

Nina Bomberg, Global Lead Buyer at SEG Automotive (Bosch)

Nina Bomberg

Global Lead Buyer
SEG Automotive (Bosch)

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm PRESENTATION How to encourage a futuristic vision to continue to evolve in an Agile, digital world

Representative to be confirmed, GEP 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm PRESENTATION The Digital Revolution: How can you leverage a “Procurement 4.0” strategy to combine new technology and revolutionise your operational and administrative processes?

• What changes do you need to make to your strategy to adapt to the future?
• How can new technology help you build a future-proof team? 
• How can you upskill your existing team to reduce administrative processes?
• What is next for procurement?
 
Sanjay Mehta, VP Global Procurement at Nokia

Sanjay Mehta

VP Global Procurement
Nokia

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm PRESENTATION How to position Contract Management as the foundation of your procurement transformation

Representative to be confirmed, Icertis

1:10 pm - 1:20 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT How can businesses sell disused Microsoft Volume software assets and buy pre-owned Microsoft software licences, legally?

Susana Jiménez, Sales Consultant - France & Spain at Discount Licensing

Susana Jiménez

Sales Consultant - France & Spain
Discount Licensing

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm PRESENTATION How to form a winning team for your digitalisation journey to best use new technology and revolutionise your processes

• How can you prepare and form your team for the future digitalisation journey? 
• What does a ‘winning team’ look like?
• What do you need to make digitalisation happen? 
• How can you get everyone involved and gain their buy in?

Bodo Bokaemper, Global VP Procurement Digitalisation at BMW

Bodo Bokaemper

Global VP Procurement Digitalisation
BMW

1:40 pm - 2:50 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm MASTERCLASS The Importance of A.I. in Contract Lifecycle Management for Procurement & Sourcing

Representative to be confirmed, Icertis

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm WNS MASTERCLASS

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Cognitive Procurement & eProcurement

2:50 pm - 2:55 pm Chair’s opening address
Michael Delle, Independent Consultant & Former VP Global ICT Sourcing Ericsson at M Delle Consulting

Michael Delle

Independent Consultant & Former VP Global ICT Sourcing Ericsson
M Delle Consulting

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Cognitive Procurement & eProcurement

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm PRESENTATION Driving efficiency: How to use cognitive procurement technologies including Machine Learning and AI in project and manufacturing environments to improve transparency and gain new insights
• How can cognitive procurement allow you to see patterns you never could have seen or created before?
• How can cognitive procurement help scale up procurement processes?
• How can you learn and improve from a tasks based on historic event using cognitive procurement?
• How can cognitive solutions enrich your data to allow prediction and analytics?

Raffaele Muscetta, CPO & Supply Chain Officer at Bombardier Transportation

Raffaele Muscetta

CPO & Supply Chain Officer
Bombardier Transportation

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Cognitive Procurement & eProcurement

3:25 pm - 4:05 pm PANEL WITH INTERACTIVE POLLING The digital buyer: How to use rising Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems and data analytics to meet the needs of your business stakeholders in an increasingly digitalised world?
Fabienne Lesbros, Group SCM Commercial & Services Director/ Board Member VODAFONE Procurement Company at Vodafone

Fabienne Lesbros

Group SCM Commercial & Services Director/ Board Member VODAFONE Procurement Company
Vodafone

Andrea Blanco, Head of CSP&A Procurement EMEA at Ecolab

Andrea Blanco

Head of CSP&A Procurement EMEA
Ecolab

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Cognitive Procurement & eProcurement

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm PRESENTATION Enabling spend analytics: How to use eProcurement technology to cleanse your spend data and catalogue your supply base
• How can you build visibility in spend to create a controlled environment?
• How can data be used to build visibility and drive trends?
• How can you implement an established process to navigate your data pools?
• How can harmonized data help you to understand spend across your business units and identify trends?
• How can using data become a bi-product of the procurement role?

Kåre Christensen, Head of Strategic Sourcing EMEA at Gap Inc

Kåre Christensen

Head of Strategic Sourcing EMEA
Gap Inc

TRACK B – Advancing your Indirect Strategy

2:50 pm - 2:55 pm Chair’s opening address
Cath Hill, Group Director at CIPS

Cath Hill

Group Director
CIPS

TRACK B – Advancing your Indirect Strategy

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm PRESENTATION How to successfully identify, measure and control value to better align with your stakeholders and move beyond traditional procurement savings
• How can you create best practice around measure and controlling value?
• How can non-traditional value-add encourage better engagement with your internal stakeholders?
• How can you identify value for your business?
• Governance and recording value – how can this be done?

Frank Faisst, Global Head Indirect Procurement at Generali

Frank Faisst

Global Head Indirect Procurement
Generali

TRACK B – Advancing your Indirect Strategy

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm PANEL WITH INTERACTIVE POLLING Controlling your tail-spend: How can you best limit your supply base to reduce costs and drive efficiency across your business?
Jutta Bub, Global Category Director Goods & Services at Lufthansa Group

Jutta Bub

Global Category Director Goods & Services
Lufthansa Group

Rob Turner, Head of Procurement Operations at John Lewis Partnerships

Rob Turner

Head of Procurement Operations
John Lewis Partnerships

TRACK B – Advancing your Indirect Strategy

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm PRESENTATION How to build strategic third party relationships to achieve strong supply chain performance, improve cost position and drive innovation
Juha Taipalinen, CPO at Finnair

Juha Taipalinen

CPO
Finnair

SYNERGY WORKSHOPS: Optimising your People & Engaging your Customer (Limited to 30 attendees)

2:50 pm - 4:15 pm Millennials & Generation Z: How to adopt and adapt to the leaders of the future and their influence to your business
• How can you emulate how the world works today in sourcing?
• What skills do Millennials and Generation Z have naturally that you can use e.g. social media?
• Generation Z and Millennials and leadership: what challenges and differences are there and how can you manage and grow this talent pool?
• How do Millennials and Generation Z change the style of sourcing?

Phil Thomas, Managing Director – Global Head of Sourcing at Barclays

Phil Thomas

Managing Director – Global Head of Sourcing
Barclays

CREATIVE BOARDROOMS Preparing your Direct Strategy for Global Uncertainty (Limited to 15 attendees)

2:50 pm - 4:15 pm Political Uncertainty & Globalisation: How to operate a proactive procurement function that responds well to volatility within changing markets
• How can you ensure supply continues through trade tarrifs, supply chain challenges and Brexit changes?
• Should you regionalise your sourcing function to manage political uncertainty?
• How is your supply chain visibility?
• How to make sure your team is externally focused and influencing suppliers and stakeholders

4:15 pm - 4:55 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

4:15 pm - 4:55 pm MASTERCLASS The 2019 Procurement Technology Forecast: Primary Trends & New Digital Capabilities

 Representative to be confirmed, GEP

4:55 pm - 5:45 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE The evolution of your function: How to leverage cognitive technology and reposition procurement as a self-service model

• How can collecting using cognitive procurement technology lead to successful digital transformation?
• How can encouraging self-serve deliver value to the business?
• How can self-service procurement evolve the way you buy?
• How can you change your procurement model?


Ciaran Owens, Global Procurement Technology Lead at Imperial Brands

Ciaran Owens

Global Procurement Technology Lead
Imperial Brands

5:55 pm - 6:15 pm PRESENTATION eProcurement: How to integrate your team and end-users to ensure the smooth roll-out of your new eProcurement system

• What does your digital transformation look like?
• How can you integrate your team and end users?
• How to simplify things for the category managers and the suppliers
• Start first with the process automation etc. and then move ahead to business partnering and modelling, digitalisation can help to think with the business and partners

Anton Shibanov, Contract Management Director at MTS

Anton Shibanov

Contract Management Director
MTS

4:55 pm - 5:45 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How to better leverage collaboration from your internal stakeholders, procurement business partners and suppliers to create a more unified sourcing strategy

• How can you join up your categories to leverage innovation from suppliers?
• How can suppliers scale up their innovation to create a new standard?
• What infrastructure is being built to create a joined up approach?
• How can procurement influence stakeholders to drive initiatives here?

Daniele Giorgi, Global Director of Procurement at Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Daniele Giorgi

Global Director of Procurement
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

5:55 pm - 6:15 pm PRESENTATION The future of work: How to assess real estate investments to drive better performance and enhance value for your business

• How is the future of work driving procurement to make different decisions on how they treat real estate?
• How can your real estate drive value and better performance?
• How do you enhance user experience?

Rob Alexander, CPO EMEA at JLL

Rob Alexander

CPO EMEA
JLL

4:55 pm - 6:05 pm Agile procurement versus Agile development: How can you adopt Agile principles to help drive collaboration and drive value faster?

• What cultural changes need to be driven within the procurement team and across the business to drive Agile?
• How can Agile enhance your team’s performance?
• How does Agile deliver better results to the business?
• How does Agile create better value and opportunities?
• How does Agile improve how you work with your suppliers?

Lorna Brown, Head of Supply Chain Management at Sainsbury’s Bank

Lorna Brown

Head of Supply Chain Management
Sainsbury’s Bank

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm How to move beyond the ‘cost saver’ and ‘risk mitigator’ role and embrace your ‘business insight and execution role’ to achieve market competitiveness

• How to ensure your people, processes and tools are prepared
• What is the future of your procurement function and what do you need to work towards?
• How do your processes need to change?
• How to you look ahead at value contribution and how your team can add value through processes and platforms
• How to change your fundamental role from traditional sourcing to value creator
• How to position procurement as a ‘hybrid centre of excellence’ rather than a stand-alone corporate function


Michelle Baker, CPO at KPN

Michelle Baker

CPO
KPN

New Frontiers in Procurement Tech

6:15 pm - 6:20 pm Transition to main room

6:20 pm - 6:50 pm TECH DRAGONS’ DEN Get a sneak peek into the most innovative technology to see how it can help address your buying challenges and opportunities

Lukas Wawrla, Co-Founder at Archlet

Lukas Wawrla

Co-Founder
Archlet

Andreas Zimmermann, Founder & CEO at Mysupply

Andreas Zimmermann

Founder & CEO
Mysupply

Jane Mosbacher Morris, Founder & CEO at TO THE MARKET

Jane Mosbacher Morris

Founder & CEO
TO THE MARKET

6:50 pm - 7:50 pm PROCURECON EUROPE 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

Your opportunity to relax and network with your peers whilst celebrating 20 years of ProcureCon!