ProcureCon IT Sourcing 2019

June 18 - 20, 2019

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Day Three: Thursday, June 20 - Hand In Hand: Trends And Next Gen Supplier Management

8:30 am - 9:15 am Breakfast

9:15 am - 9:20 am Welcome

Michael Shaw, Founder & Board Member at American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

Michael Shaw

Founder & Board Member
American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

Working with the suppliers of today is new ballgame - emerging technologies, fragmenting supply bases and a flurry of start-ups can make it difficult to identify sustainable solution and manage critical relationships that may not be long-term. With this panel discussion, find out how to kick your processes into high gear to match the speed of innovative suppliers, cultivate the right relationship and become a true partner with the supplier of today.
David Mairs, Director, Global Procurement at NBA (National Basketball Association)

David Mairs

Director, Global Procurement
NBA (National Basketball Association)

Matt Peacey, Senior Manager, Corporate Indirect Procurement at Tyson Foods

Matt Peacey

Senior Manager, Corporate Indirect Procurement
Tyson Foods

Jeff Ghelerter, Senior Manager, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing, Technology at E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Jeff Ghelerter

Senior Manager, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing, Technology
E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Michael Shaw, Founder & Board Member at American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

Michael Shaw

Founder & Board Member
American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

10:10 am - 10:35 am Case Study | The Alliance: Collaborating With IT For Stellar Results

Fraz Baig - Sr. Manager – Indirect Corporate Procurement, Ace Hardware Corporation
When Ace Hardware wanted to ensure they are optimizing their current relationship with their Tier 1 IT outsource vendor to ensure cost, innovation, quality of work, procurement formed a vital collaboration with the CIO to pull together an evaluation team of current state. The outcome?  A governed agreement between two T1 partners to help drive business outcomes, garnering seven figure savings.  In this case study, find out how IP helped drive the evaluation, process and what you can do to be the value added Procurement professional in your organization. 
Fraz Baig, Sr. Manager – Indirect Corporate Procurement at Ace Hardware Corporation

Fraz Baig

Sr. Manager – Indirect Corporate Procurement
Ace Hardware Corporation

10:35 am - 11:05 am AM Networking Break

Energy Booster: Espresso, Healthy Snacks, Games and Networking 
These interactive roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to learn about. Sit and learn in an intimate format from the speakers who have had an impact on their company and industry. Take control of your own event experience and don’t be shy! Ask questions (or answer them!) alongside other conference attendees who are dealing with the same challenges as you network with industry peers with very similar challenges, interests and responsibilities.

1.Staying Connected: Network Contracts
Cynthia Garcia, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Technology, Waste Management
  
2. Tackling GDPR
Scott Johnson, Sourcing Team Manager, Global IT and Facilities Services, 3M

3. Identifying And Managing Vendor Risk
Jay Johnson, Strategic Vendor Manager, Google

4. Staying Flexible: Agile Sourcing
Yogesh Sayanakar, Global Category Manager, BD

5. Manage IT: Managed Service Providers
 Stephen  Stokes, Global IT Sourcing Manager, Technicolor

6.Reining IT In: Rogue Spend
Theresa Rivera, Global Indirect Sourcing Manager - Telecom/IT Goods & Services, Colgate Palmolive

7. Navigating Cloud SLA’s
Yan Yan Zhang, Principal, Strategic Partner Relationships, American Airlines
 
8. The Use Case: Modeling Software Use To Decipher Licensing Costs
Amy Barnes, Senior Category Manager, Software, IT Sourcing, Best Buy Co. Inc.
 
9. Managing Blurred Lines Between IT And Marketing
Pauline Olson, Senior Purchasing Manager, Brinker International
Michelle Trout, Senior Director, Indirect Procurement, Brinker International

Cynthia Garcia, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Technology at Waste Management

Cynthia Garcia

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Technology
Waste Management

Scott Johnson, Sourcing Team Manager, Global IT and Facilities Services at 3M Company

Scott Johnson

Sourcing Team Manager, Global IT and Facilities Services
3M Company

Yogesh Sayanakar, Global Category Manager at BD

Yogesh Sayanakar

Global Category Manager
BD

Stephen Gray  Stokes, IT Sourcing Manager at Technicolor

Stephen Gray Stokes

IT Sourcing Manager
Technicolor

Theresa Rivera, Global Indirect Sourcing Manager - Telecom/IT Goods & Services at Colgate Palmolive

Theresa Rivera

Global Indirect Sourcing Manager - Telecom/IT Goods & Services
Colgate Palmolive

Yan Yan Zhang, Principal, Strategic Partner Relationships at American Airlines

Yan Yan Zhang

Principal, Strategic Partner Relationships
American Airlines

Amy Barnes

Sr. Category Manager, Software; IT Sourcing
Best Buy Co. Inc.

Jay Johnson, Strategic Vendor Manager - Corporate Engineering at Google

Jay Johnson

Strategic Vendor Manager - Corporate Engineering
Google

Pauline Olson, Senior Manager , Indirect Procurement at Brinker International

Pauline Olson

Senior Manager , Indirect Procurement
Brinker International

Michelle Trout, Indirect Procurement Director at Brinker International, Inc.

Michelle Trout

Indirect Procurement Director
Brinker International, Inc.

Pauline Olson, Senior Purchasing Manager at Brinker International

Pauline Olson

Senior Purchasing Manager
Brinker International

Michelle Trout, Senior Director, Indirect Procurement at Brinker International, Inc.

Michelle Trout

Senior Director, Indirect Procurement
Brinker International, Inc.

With companies spending more and more on IT and increased dependencies on external suppliers, the need for proper supplier governance and control measures has become increasingly critical to the enterprise. A mature VMO governance structure helps maintain both the original value business proposition and identifies further opportunities for supplier portfolio optimization. In this panel, learn how you can take your VMO to the next level.

  • Maintaining originally expected savings and helping identify opportunities for further savings.
  • How do you communicate the value of proposition of VMO , and get buy in for what it’s trying to accomplish?
  • Bringing up your VMO maturity level
  • How can VMOs become better at identifying and using tools and tactics for vendor innovation?
Jay Johnson, Strategic Vendor Manager - Corporate Engineering at Google

Jay Johnson

Strategic Vendor Manager - Corporate Engineering
Google

Dacquiri Connors, Director of VMO, MTS group at Viacom

Dacquiri Connors

Director of VMO, MTS group
Viacom

Krishna Kumar

IT Supplier & Partner Manager
Conduent

Michael Shaw, Founder & Board Member at American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

Michael Shaw

Founder & Board Member
American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

12:25 pm - 12:50 pm A Necessary Evil? Understanding Value-Added Resellers To Achieve Optimal Pricing

Wes King - Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing, IT/Telecom, Mylan Ravichandra Pureti - Sourcing Team Manager, Mylan
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 panel will help you navigate the nuances in VAR contracts and actually generate some value from their services.
Wes King, Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing, IT/Telecom at Mylan

Wes King

Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing, IT/Telecom
Mylan

Ravichandra Pureti, Sourcing Team Manager at Mylan

Ravichandra Pureti

Sourcing Team Manager
Mylan

12:50 pm - 12:50 pm Conference Concludes - Lunch To-Go