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 How to embrace the digitalised future: A roadmap to implementing AI (Artificial Intelligence) & RPA (Robotic Process Automation) in your procurement process

Jyothi Hartley, Procurement Director, Global Business Services, Smith & Nephew
• How to implement RPA for invoice and purchase order processing
• How to develop a pilot process to implement automated chat systems
• What are the main steps to put an AI system in place to remove high touch, high cost services?
• How can AI be used to create an efficient service catalogue system?
• What are the main lessons learned and what would be done differently next time?

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Jyothi Hartley

Procurement Director, Global Business Services
Smith & Nephew

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 upgrade your team to meet the challenge of Industry 4.0 and engage the next generation of procurement

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)

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM How can you use supplier-enabled innovation to accelerate product development, optimise speed to market and ensure you are ahead of your competition?

Douglas Else-Jack, Director & Head of Supply Management, Hitachi Zosen Inova

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Douglas Else-Jack

Director & Head of Supply Management
Hitachi Zosen Inova

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

Amazon (representative to be confirmed)

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 Angela Porter, Head of Procurement & Contracts Management, The Cell & Gene Therapy Catapu Falk Kohler, Vice President Procurement Consulting, Philips Royal Nederland Zsolt Szeker, Global Head of Indirect, Nokia
  • How can you build trust with your suppliers to improve spend transparency?
  • How can you work with your suppliers to revaluate the savings made by procurement?
  • How are procurement savings reported and how visible is this to your business?
  • How can you work with your suppliers to automate procurement processes and enhance savings governance?

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Tobias Ragge

CEO
HRS – Global Hotel Solutions
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Angela Porter

Head of Procurement & Contracts Management
The Cell & Gene Therapy Catapu
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Falk Kohler

Vice President Procurement Consulting
Philips Royal Nederland
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Zsolt Szeker

Global Head of Indirect
Nokia
Round table 1 – Centralised vs Decentralised procurement models: How to choose which works best across your business lines and regions in your organisation – Nick Jenkinson, Senior Director Procurement, Astellas
Round table 2 – How to procure and manage your logistics suppliers for your businesses global supply chain requirements - Zsolt Szeker, Global Head of Indirect, Nokia
Round table 3 – How to successfully integrate contracts and suppliers throughout your M&A project - Joerg Viernow, Vice President Indirect Procurement, Boehringer-Ingelheim
Round table 4 – 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 5 – How can you automate tail-end spend to help reduce outgoings and enhance business profit? - Rosemary Lister, Senior Manager Purchasing, Toyota
Round table 6 – How can you best use big data analytics to enhance your indirect spend categories? - Alice Collomba, Senior Procurement Manager, Bridgestone
Round table 7 – How to unlock value in your professional services spend by thinking business first, procurement second - Johan Larsson, Purchasing Director - Marketing, IT & Professional Services, Volvo Car Group + Paul Vincent, VP & Global Centre of Excellence Lead, Kelly OCG
Round table 8 - 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
Round table 9 - Supplier enabled innovation - Rob Anthony, SVP Purchasing, Supply Chain Planning and Control, Marine Rolls-Royce


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Nick Jenkinson

Senior Director Procurement
Astellas
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Joerg Viernow

Vice President Indirect Procurement
Boehringer-Ingelheim
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Johan Larsson

Purchasing Director - Marketing, IT & Professional Services
Volvo Car Group
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Rosemary Lister

Senior Manager Purchasing
Toyota
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Angela Porter

Head of Procurement & Contracts Management
The Cell & Gene Therapy Catapu
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Alice Collomba

Senior Procurement Manager
Bridgestone
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Zsolt Szeker

Global Head of Indirect
Nokia
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Paul Vincent

VP & Global CoE Lead, Contingent Workforce Outsourcing & Talent Supply Chain Management
KellyOCG
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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

Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Lunch

Private 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 models

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 models

2:50 PM - 3:30 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 Angela Porter, Head of Procurement & Contracts Management, The Cell & Gene Therapy Catapu John O'Shea, Head of Purchasing Europe, Solvay

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Dan Linney

Director Procurement
Delek US Holdings
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Angela Porter

Head of Procurement & Contracts Management
The Cell & Gene Therapy Catapu
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John O'Shea

Head of Purchasing Europe
Solvay

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement models

3:30 PM - 4:10 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 Celia Sanchez San Juan, Director Group Procurement, Adidas Group

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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
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Celia Sanchez San Juan

Director Group Procurement
Adidas Group

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement models

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How can you best leverage supplier-enabled innovation to improve your procurement functionability and serviceability?

Ton Geurts, CPO & SVP Supply Chain Excellence, NV Bekaert

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Ton Geurts

CPO & SVP Supply Chain Excellence
NV Bekaert

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

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

Christophe Van Riel, Vice President Procurement, Ecolabs

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Christophe Van Riel

Vice President Procurement
Ecolabs

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM 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

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Beatrix Praeceptor

CPO
Mondi

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM ALL STAR PANEL Harmonising the future of procurement: How can you further use eProcurement tools to boost the operational productivity of your team and business?

Christian Koeser, Global Category Manager, Actelion

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Christian Koeser

Global Category Manager
Actelion

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Innovation spotlight– Reviewing the latest indirect spend vendors

10 minutes – Logistics

10 minutes – Marketing

10 minutes – IT

10 minutes – Contingent workforce


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

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Our story: Rolls Royce Indirect Purchasing Excellence (IPEX) transformation: How to rebuild a global category management organisation, implement new software and standardise global operations to optimise the development of your indirect function

Dean Fell, Head of Group Category Management, Rolls Royce
  • Building and launching a global category management organisation

  • Investing in capacity and capability to handle a higher leverage of spend and reducing fragmentation

  • Implementation and investment of new software/tools (Coupa)

  • Standardising global operations and offering services to the business


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Dean Fell

Head of Group Category Management
Rolls Royce

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

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM ALL STAR PANEL 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, Global Indirect Procurement, PZ Cussons

James Collis

Group Vendor Management
IKEA Business Solutions
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Tjarda de Heer

Category Procurement Director Indirect Materials & Services EMEA
FrieslandCampina
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Tanya Wade

Global Indirect Procurement
PZ Cussons

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

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Innovation spotlight– Reviewing the latest innovative eProcurement tools to develop your procurement operations

10 minutes – Spend Analytics
10 minutes – SRM 10 minutes – P2P
10 minutes – ERP


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

SYNERGY WORKSHOP Limited to 30 attendees

3:50 PM - 4:50 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

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Richard Chiari

Former CPO
Erber Group

Break

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM Afternoon networking break

Invite Only Supply Management Awards

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM CIPS Supply Management Awards Green Room: Invitation only for Winners, Shortlist and Judges

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement models

5:10 PM - 5:50 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?

Gordon Tytler, Director of Purchasing, Rolls Royce Plc

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Gordon Tytler

Director of Purchasing
Rolls Royce Plc

TRACK A – Regenerating your procurement models

5:50 PM - 6:10 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

Procurement practitioners only.

  • How to implement a category organised procurement function
  • How can a category organised function free up time and allow procurement to strategise their processes?
  • How can you continue to globalize your procurement operation?

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Tjarda de Heer

Category Procurement Director Indirect Materials & Services EMEA
FrieslandCampina

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE Technology and skills: Is negotiation an obsolete skill and will it continue to be important for your procurement function?

Giuseppe Conti, Operations Director, Merck
  • 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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Giuseppe Conti

Operations Director
Merck

TRACK B – Digitalising procurement operations

5:50 PM - 6:10 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

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Ciaran Owens

Head of Procurement Excellence
Imperial Tobacco

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

5:10 PM - 6:10 PM CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE How to further realign your focus on people and value- add to transform your purchasing function

Jacob Dahl, Global Strategic Purchasing Manager, SKF
  • What is the importance of analyzing the value of different activities?

  • How can you differentiate what purchasing activities are focused on (risk, process, optimizing competition etc.)

  • How does change management relate to system and process changes?

  • How does your organisation deal with change?

  • How can you mitigate the negativity around change?

  • How can you ensure your team is business focused not just process focused?


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Jacob Dahl

Global Strategic Purchasing Manager
SKF

SYNERGY WORKSHOP Limited to 30

5:10 PM - 6:10 PM Session 3 – Women in Procurement: How to empower your procurement team to become business leaders

Dina Gerz, VP Indirect Procurement, ICL Group
Procurement practitioners only.
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Dina Gerz

VP Indirect Procurement
ICL Group

6:10 PM - 8:10 PM Networking Reception

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