TRACK A:Vendor Management
Panel: Onward and Upward!: The Future of Vendor Management
Manager of Central Procurement & Profit Improvement,
Vice President of Procurement,
Digital First Media
Chairman, IT Procurement Working Group, Society for Information Management,
and President, Seprio
Senior Manager, IT Vendor Management Office,
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Head of Global IT Vendor Management,
Vendor management programs that focus only on savings and service-level agreements most likely fail to capitalize on some of the best opportunities, and could get left behind if they don't know what lies ahead. With this in-depth presentation, we'll focus on trends and disruptive changes that will take IT vendor management beyond 2017, and how you can begin to incorporate them into your organization. Topics include:
• Examining the latest technology tools in Vendor Management
• What automation means for the future of Vendor Management
• What factors and trends will affect management of the value chain - service delivered and the ecosystem of vendors?
• Making sure vendors have awareness of each other's technologies to enable integration, collaboration and talk about what future looks like
Proven record delivering more than $500 Million of economic benefit through procurement, supply chain, vendor management, cost reduction and business development initiatives. Optimized multi-billion direct/indirect expense/revenue portfolios across key partners, distributors and supplier ecosystems. 25 years of expertise in sourcing, partner/busine
Randy Roth is the President of Seprio and has been with the firm since 2000.
Randy is an expert in software licensing and specializes in the strategic sourcing of highly complex, enterprise-level applications and outsourced services. Randy has extensive experience with Enterprise Resource Planning software and implementation, HR/P
Andrew Russell is the Senior Manager, of the IT Vendor Management Office, for Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (a Fortune Global 500 company) working for the office of the CIO. He joined Bridgestone in December 2015 is responsible for the launch of Bridgestone’s new IT VMO which includes IT strategic sourcing and IT Strategic Partner programs for th
Meet Mehta is the Head of Global IT Vendor Management Office at Motorola Solutions. In this role, he leads the effort to develop holistic and forward looking sourcing strategies that effectively balance the risk and return on the investment to the firm. He has responsibility to directly manage and lead large, complex, high value/ high risk outsourc
TRACK B: Advanced IT Sourcing
Panel: In Through The Out Door: Outsourcing vs. In-House Services and What's Right For Your Organization
Indirect Procurement Manager,
Director, IT Sourcing, Corporate Supply Chain Mgmt,
V.P. Of Alliance Services and Procurement,
Avalon Health Care
Global Technology Sourcing Lead-Assurance,
Ernst & Young, LLP.
Outsourcing has revolutionized the way IT sourcing operates today, evolving with time to match industry developments. This has allowed procurement to outsource technical support and other processes affordably, to reliable partners - but are companies now changing their tune and doing an about face? Sourcing services in-house may cost more at times, but there is proven value when service providers are more easily accessible and actually care about your organization's success. So what's the right choice for your IT sourcing function? Experts on this dynamic panel will examine pertinent questions on the matter, including:
• What are the hurdles when contracting for outsourced services, and how do you effectively put SLA's and contracts in place to make sure you have the right clauses? What are the pros and cons of offshoring vs. shoring to support strategic projects?
• The role of automation in outsourcing
• Is there a trend of services returning to being an in-house function, and why?
• Is the ability to make customizations in-house and have providers with a vested interest worth the higher overhead costs?
Fraz Baig is a category manager in the retail procurement Team at Ace Hardware based in Oak Brook, IL. Fraz is responsible for the strategic optimization of all IT spend including hardware, software and professional services. Fraz has been responsible for sourcing ERP software, commerce platform, technology hardware, warehouse management software,
• Innovative management professional with 20 years’ experience in Fortune 500 and privately held companies in operations, supply chain, and strategic sourcing management.
• Accomplished manager and strategic leader known for developing strategies and action plans that deliver business results, with a focus on identifying value, lowering cos
Mr. Kirton was appointed Vice President of Procurement for Avalon Health Care, Inc. in April of 2011. With talents for negotiating, planning, presenting and implementing business plans, he ascertains precisely when it is advantageous to self-supply and when to pursue joint venture partners.
As a result of his excellent performance, M
Greg is the Procurement Lead aligned with the Assurance Technology team. As the primary contact to the team, he is responsible for all Procurement activities in support of IT’s delivery of the strategic and transformational projects delivered in support of the Assurance business.
Greg recently joined EY in early 2015 and spent the
Boardroom: Are They Pros Or Cons?: Understanding Value-Added Resellers to Achieve Optimal Pricing
(Limited to 25 participants; sign up at conference check-in.)
Manager, Global IT Procurement Ops,
Oftentimes, you may negotiate your hardware and software contracts with the OEM, but many purchases must come from VARs. As VARs have proliferated in recent years, the ability to get by without dealing with them has diminished. Managing VARs can be tricky from a procurement position. How do their pricing models work? Can they be applied globally? This presentation followed by an in-depth discussion will help you navigate the nuances in VAR contracts and actually generate some value from their services.
Michelle Little is IT Procurement Operations Manager at Google’s parent company Alphabet, Inc., and has managed global sourcing, procurement, supply and service operations with a variety of top tier American brands including Starbucks, Shabby Chic and BCBC. Michelle’s experience managing Design-through-Delivery scope spans multiple industries inclu