Procurecon 2017

October 17-October 19, 2017

Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

44 (0) 207 368 9465

Day 2 - Wednesday 18 October 2017

Embracing the digitalised future: Al & RPA

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Welcome coffee

08:50 AM - 09:00 AM Chair’s opening address and networking activity

Richard Beaumont, Former CPO, The Cooperative Bank

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Richard Beaumont

Former CPO
The Cooperative Bank

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Opening keynote: How to use robotics and cognitive Artificial Intelligence in your procurement strategy to reduce your costs, transform your process and futurise your procurement function?

Laurent Bosseler, Head of Global Purchasing Development and European Purchasing, UCB


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Laurent Bosseler

Head of Global Purchasing Development and European Purchasing
UCB

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM How to use blockchain technology to increase visibility and ensure the security of your supply chain

Patricia Friedel, Strategy & Deployment Lead, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Medical Devices

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Patricia Friedel

Strategy & Deployment Lead
Johnson and Johnson Consumer Medical Devices

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Procurement 4.0: How to engage procurement’s “Generation Next” - 10 surprises from Procurious' global career survey

Tania Seary, Founder, Procurious
  • How the fourth industrial revolution will impact procurement and supply chain

  • What are the skills you and your team need to thrive?

  • How can you best engage the next generation of procurement?

  • Steps to take now to future-proof yourself and your team


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Tania Seary

Founder
Procurious

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM Inspirational guest speaker – Hostage negotiation

Chris White, Former Police Hostage Negotiator, .

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Chris White

Former Police Hostage Negotiator
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Break

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Networking break

Private Q&A

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Private Q&A with Chris White, Former Police Hostage Negotiator (limited to 20 attendees)

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM CIPS Supply Management Awards Green Room: Invitation only for Winners, Shortlist and Judges

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM How can you embrace digitalisation and data intelligence to redefine the traditional purchasing role and position your team as an agile leadership function?

Beatrix Praeceptor, CPO , Mondi
Amazon (representative to be confirmed)

Beatrix Praeceptor

CPO
Mondi

Mastering procurement strategy

Interactive Sessions

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM How can you strategically organise your tail-end spend to realign your team’s strategic focus?

Todd Heimes, Director, Amazon Business Europe

Todd Heimes

Director
Amazon Business Europe

Interactive Sessions

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM KEYNOTE INTERVIEW How to work with your suppliers to get transparency, control expenses and improve the company’s bottom line: Business Travel: The Black (Spending) Hole

Tobias Ragge, CEO, HRS – Global Hotel Solutions Christian Heid, VP Corporate Sourcing Manager; Marketing, Travel & Consulting, Deutsche Post DHL

Tobias Ragge

CEO
HRS – Global Hotel Solutions

Christian Heid

VP Corporate Sourcing Manager; Marketing, Travel & Consulting
Deutsche Post DHL
Round table 1 – Centralised vs Decentralised procurement models: How to choose which works best across your business lines and regions in your organisation Steph Harper-Jones, Head of Marketing Category, Astellas

Round table 2 – Talent Management: How to optimise investment in people, process and technology 
Angela Porter, Head of Procurement & Contracts Management, The Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult 

Round table 3 – How can you automate tail-end spend to help reduce outgoings and enhance business profit?
Rosemary Lister, Senior Manager Purchasing, Toyota

Round table 4 – How to unlock value in your professional services spend by thinking business first, procurement second- 
Johan Larsson, Director Procurement, Volvo Car Group + Alejandro Builes, Sr. Director, Advisory Services & COE Lead, Services Procurement, Kelly OCG

Round table 5 - How can you simplify the use of eProcurement processes and tools to focus on adding value to your internal partners and business?
John O'Shea, Head of Purchasing Europe, Solvay + Nolan McDonnell, Director, Business Development, Science Exchange

Round table 6 - Supplier enabled innovation
Rob Anthony, SVP Purchasing, Supply Chain Planning and Control, Marine
Rolls-Royce

Round table 7 - Exercising influence and managing relationships across functions -
Giuseppe Conti, Operations Director, Merck

Round table 8 - How can procurement monetise analytic insight through Artificial Intelligence? – 
Mihaly Gundisch, General Manager DACH, Seal Software




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Angela Porter

Head of Procurement & Contracts Management
The Cell & Gene Therapy Catapu
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Rosemary Lister

Senior Manager Purchasing
Toyota
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John O'Shea

Head of Purchasing Europe
Solvay
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Rob Anthony

SVP Purchasing, Supply Chain Planning and Control, Marine
Rolls-Royce
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Giuseppe Conti

Operations Director
Merck
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Mihaly Gundisch

General Manager DACH
Seal Software

Nolan McDonnell

Director, Business Development
Science Exchange
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Steph Harper-Jones

Head of Marketing Category
Astellas

Nolan McDonnell

Director, Business Development
Science Exchange

Alejandro Builes

Sr. Director, Advisory Services & COE Lead
Services Procurement

Interactive Sessions

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Women in Procurement: How to empower your procurement team to become business leaders

Patricia Friedel, Strategy & Deployment Lead, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Medical Devices
Procurement practitioners only.

Patricia Friedel

Strategy & Deployment Lead
Johnson and Johnson Consumer Medical Devices

Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Private lunch with Chris White, Former Police Hostage Negotiator (limited to 20 attendees)

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement strategy

2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Chair’s opening remarks

John Everett, Purchasing Director EMEA, The Dow Chemical Company

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John Everett

Purchasing Director EMEA
The Dow Chemical Company

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement strategy

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM How can you develop your procurement operation from a decentralised function to a category organised function that creates a globalized, coordinated and capable organisation?

Tjarda de Heer, Category Procurement Director Indirect Materials & Services EMEA, FrieslandCampina

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Tjarda de Heer

Category Procurement Director Indirect Materials & Services EMEA
FrieslandCampina

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement strategy

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How can you reposition your purchasing team as change managers and project leaders to better partner with your internal business lines?

Rob Anthony, SVP Purchasing, Supply Chain Planning and Control, Marine, Rolls-Royce

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Rob Anthony

SVP Purchasing, Supply Chain Planning and Control, Marine
Rolls-Royce

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Chair’s opening remarks

Christophe Van Riel, Vice President Procurement, Ecolab

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Christophe Van Riel

Vice President Procurement
Ecolab

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM How can you digitalise your operations tools to deliver transparent value to your business?

Matteo Stefani, Head of Non-Commercial Indirect Procurement, UCB
•       How can you select the tools needed for your business? 
•       How can digitalisation enhance your manufacturing processes?
•       Can the use of eProcurement tools deliver transparent value to your business?
•       Is digitalisation a cost competitive delivery model?


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Matteo Stefani

Head of Non-Commercial Indirect Procurement
UCB

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM How can you use an E2E aggregator of outsourced services in conjunction with eProcurement tools as a key enabler to help your internal stakeholders drive innovation, realize significant efficiency, differentiate your business and outshine your competition?

Nolan McDonnell, Director, Business Development, Science Exchange

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Nolan McDonnell

Director, Business Development
Science Exchange

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT Next generation operating model for procurement: Agility, responsiveness and value

Alpar Kamber , Executive Vice President, WNS - Denali

Alpar Kamber

Executive Vice President
WNS - Denali

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM Speaker 10 min quick-fire Q&A session

Beatrix Praeceptor, CPO , Mondi Nolan McDonnell, Director, Business Development, Science Exchange Alpar Kamber , Executive Vice President, WNS - Denali

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Beatrix Praeceptor

CPO
Mondi

Nolan McDonnell

Director, Business Development
Science Exchange

Alpar Kamber

Executive Vice President
WNS - Denali

TRACK C – Indirect spend: Demonstrating value to your internal customers

2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Chair’s opening remarks

James Collis, Group Vendor Management, IKEA Business Solutions

James Collis

Group Vendor Management
IKEA Business Solutions

TRACK C – Indirect spend: Demonstrating value to your internal customers

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM How to drive a fast and tactical integration in indirect procurement

Yves Bourdonge, Global Lead, Indirect Procurement, Pladis


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Yves Bourdonge

Global Lead, Indirect Procurement
Pladis

TRACK C – Indirect spend: Demonstrating value to your internal customers

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How can you negotiate effectively with internal business partners and external suppliers to increase your buying power and influence?

Giuseppe Conti, Operations Director, Merck Laurence Perot, Director Global Strategic Sourcing, Logitech

Giuseppe Conti

Operations Director
Merck

Laurence Perot

Director Global Strategic Sourcing
Logitech

SYNERGY WORKSHOP Limited to 30 attendees

2:40 PM - 3:50 PM Crisis management interactive game: How to understand the crisis management process to ensure your team can handle crises and deliver a strong and stable procurement function

Chris White, Former Police Hostage Negotiator, .

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Chris White

Former Police Hostage Negotiator
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Break

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM Afternoon networking break

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement strategy

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM How to demonstrate value and develop a collaborative and trustful relationship with the more ‘complex’ business partners: Case study on IT

Teresa de la Torre, Head of Corporate Procurement, Almirall

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Teresa de la Torre

Head of Corporate Procurement
Almirall

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement strategy

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM ALL STAR PANEL How can your business successfully measure savings against bottom line growth to increase the transparency of procurement value-add?

Dan Linney, Director Procurement, Delek US Holdings John O'Shea, Head of Purchasing Europe, Solvay Simon Gale, Procurement & Facilities Director, Sony

Dan Linney

Director Procurement
Delek US Holdings

John O'Shea

Head of Purchasing Europe
Solvay

Simon Gale

Procurement & Facilities Director
Sony

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM ALL STAR PANEL How can you improve your operational agility to make predictions and react faster to better provide solutions that meet your business’s needs?

John Everett, Purchasing Director EMEA, The Dow Chemical Company Ciaran Owens, Head of Procurement Excellence, Imperial Tobacco , ,

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John Everett

Purchasing Director EMEA
The Dow Chemical Company
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Ciaran Owens

Head of Procurement Excellence
Imperial Tobacco

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM How can you work towards a new purchasing operation of project managers, negotiators and advisors to remove the perceived threat of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and embrace change?

Ciaran Owens, Head of Procurement Excellence, Imperial Tobacco
  • What skills will be needed to effectively execute our future strategies?

  • How can our function find sustainable ways to add value to the company?

  • Will negotiation continue to be important for our function?

  • How can the negotiation process adapt and change in a world of digitalisation?


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Ciaran Owens

Head of Procurement Excellence
Imperial Tobacco

TRACK C – Indirect spend: Demonstrating value to your internal customers

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM FIRESIDE CHAT How can you best measure the value of intangible services to demonstrate the importance of indirect purchasing to your internal business partners?

James Collis, Group Vendor Management, IKEA Business Solutions Tjarda de Heer, Category Procurement Director Indirect Materials & Services EMEA, FrieslandCampina Tanya Wade, Senior Procurement Manager – North, Adidas

James Collis

Group Vendor Management
IKEA Business Solutions

Tjarda de Heer

Category Procurement Director Indirect Materials & Services EMEA
FrieslandCampina

Tanya Wade

Senior Procurement Manager – North
Adidas

TRACK C – Indirect spend: Demonstrating value to your internal customers

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM How can you improve collaboration with your internal indirect business units, stakeholders and suppliers to improve time to P&L benefits? – a case approach

Ville Kuusela, Head of MRO and Facilities Categories, Metso Global Procurement
•         How can indirect sourcing best practices with your suppliers be applied to other indirect spend areas of the business?
•         What could be the recipe for success to make indirect sourcing projects implementation shorter and time to P&L benefits faster?
•         How can indirect categories work alongside one another to add value to your business?
•         How can you adopt a new way of working by redefining your indirect category?
•         How to create new solutions with suppliers and internal business units during the RFQ and negotiation process?


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Ville Kuusela

Head of MRO and Facilities Categories
Metso Global Procurement

SYNERGY WORKSHOP Limited to 30

4:20 PM - 5:40 PM Improving your negotiation skills: How can you enhance and develop your cultural knowledge to optimise your contract agreements and strengthen strategic relationships?

Richard Chiari, Former CPO, Erber Group
Procurement practitioners only.
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Richard Chiari

Former CPO
Erber Group

5:40 PM - 7:40 PM Networking Reception

Don’t miss this opportunity for you to relax, discuss challenges, exchange ideas and make new contacts in an informal setting!