ProcureCon IT Sourcing 2018

June 19-June 21, 2018

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, CO

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Speakers

Our Speakers

Aashish Talwar
Aashish Talwar
Software & IT Services Sourcing Leader
GE
Michelle Little
Michelle Little
Manager, ITAM Business Engagement & Intake
Google
Neal Poland
Neal Poland
Sourcing Manager
Starbucks
Mark Zafra
Mark Zafra
Head Of Global Strategic Sourcing
Twitter
Linda Chuan
Linda Chuan
VP - Head of Technology Procurement
Thomson Reuters

Linda is a seasoned Sourcing Executive with a public accounting background (KPMG), and a strong ability to execute from vision and strategy. She is experienced with organizations large and small (GE Capital, Gap Inc., PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, Yahoo!, Salesforce, & now Thomson Reuters) during various phases of growth and right sizing, with an end-to-end view and understanding of how business strategies can be delivered successfully. Linda's approach to problem solving is holistic, mixed with the right amount of discipline, creativity, agility and flexibility. She has demonstrated successes in her approach with real results time and again leading successful transformational digitization strategies.

Linda is best known as a pioneer, advocate and co-champion of "CRM for the Buy-Side" at salesforce. Linda lead the digitization transformation of Sourcing processes, and is leading the sourcing practice with innovative solutions. She is frequently sought after as the thought leader in this space. Think CRM is only for the sales side? Linda has demonstrated how CRM can be utilized for the buy-side to realize automation & efficiency while achieving transparency & savings! She has been a 3X Dreamforce speaker where she was the sought after thought leader in the topics of Social Supply Chain, CRM for the Buy-Side, Machine Learning in Procurement, the Future of Digital Supply Chain, and Predictive Sourcing just to name a few.

David Helms
David Helms
Vice President, Procurement Cost Management
Wells Fargo

David Helms manages the Procurement Cost Management team for Wells Fargo & Co. His team is responsible for the lifecycle expense management of the corporate wireless and market data programs (tools, reference data, trading instruments and proprietary applications that interact with the financial markets). He is noted for building and restructuring teams and operations from the ground up, often under tight deadlines and with major cost savings goals.

In 2014, David’s existing market data expense team absorbed the corporate wireless responsibilities. By the end of 2015, David’s team consolidated two TEM systems into one, completely restructured the wireless processes within the bank, achieved $11 million in cost savings, and implemented a fully automated eBonding wireless workflow solution (a project which was nominated for the 2016 AOTMP project of the year).

David has a B.A from The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, an M.A. from The American University in Washington, D.C., and an M.B.A from The University of North Carolina – Charlotte.

Chaitra Garalapuri
Chaitra Garalapuri
Strategic Sourcing Manager (IT)
Gap Inc.
Chaitra is an internationally experienced procurement expert with over 8 years of experience in the field of technology under various roles and responsibilities. She brings immense procurement experience in areas of IT hardware, software and Labor. Through her work, she has supported global and regional teams in complete end to end Category Management from gathering and understanding business requirements to identifying best in class suppliers to putting contracts in place and ongoing Supplier Relationship Management.
Janice Pedini
Janice Pedini
Category Manager, IT
TD Ameritrade
Janice has been working in the indirect procurement space for 10 years, covering a variety of categories from professional services to marketing, advertising and print services. Most recently she has supported the integration of Scottrade suppliers and services into the TD Ameritrade banner. Her current and future focus will be on large software initiatives at the firm.
Dave Quillin
Dave Quillin
Manager, Procurement
Alliant Credit Union
Dave Quillin has specialized in technology procurement over the past 14 years. He started his career selling technology for CDW then moving to procurement side. Dave has worked in a variety of companies over the years from traditional to nontraditional firms. Dave is currently the manager of procurement and third-party risk management at Alliant Credit Union in Chicago IL. In his current role he is responsible for the procurement strategy as well as the third-party risk management strategy. He also been nominated as a 2017 Pros to Know.
Bruce Starr
Bruce Starr
Managing Director of IT Sourcing
BNY Mellon
Fraz Baig
Fraz Baig
Senior Manager, Indirect Procurement
Ace Hardware
Sean Zongker
Sean Zongker
Director Indirect Procurement, Technology
Dell Technologies
Revathi Koteeswaran
Strategic Vendor Management
Google
Greg Matkovich
Greg Matkovich
Director, Global Technology Sourcing
Ernst & Young

Greg is the Global Sourcing Leader aligned with the Assurance Technology team supporting EY’s worldwide Assurance/Audit capabilities. He and his team are 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 joined EY in February 2015 and spent the previous 20+ years in various IT and Procurement roles; most recently with the American Cancer Society where he established the Technology Procurement function before joining the EY.

Greg lives in Georgia with his wife, Amy, and their three children, Amber, Mason and Willow. He and his wife homeschool their children and they enjoy the flexibility and “anywhere/anytime” learning environment that provides.

Andrea Desimone
Andrea Desimone
Purchaser Relations Manager
Green Electronics Council

Andrea supports organizations of all sizes as they seek ways to minimize the environmental impact of their purchase, operation and disposal of electronic equipment. She provides guidance to organizations about leveraging the EPEAT system to fit their needs and manages the EPEAT Purchaser Award program.

Andrea has been with the Green Electronics Council since 2012, during which time she has worked with purchasers and sustainability groups to help them implement EPEAT in their purchasing and evaluation programs. She has also collaborated with retailers and resellers to connect their customers with more sustainable electronics, and has developed criteria-specific training for manufacturers.

Prior to joining GEC, Andrea worked in communications for the Puget Sound Educational Service District and managed marketing and training programs in the real estate industry.

Andrea received her BA in Business Marketing from Western Washington University in 2003.

Li Jacobson
Li Jacobson
Director, Vendor Management & Sourcing Office, Kohl's Technology
Kohl's Department Stores

Li Jacobson drives strategic vendor management for Kohl’s Department Stores, where she serves as the Director of Vendor Management and Sourcing for the Kohl’s Technology division.

Jacobson works to align Kohl’s with the strategic technology partners that will drive the company forward and is responsible for key company initiatives that directly influence the bottom line. She leads large-scale negotiations with global and niche vendors while managing and supporting technology spend.

An accomplished and passionate leader, Jacobson has 15 years of experience in IT strategic planning and execution. Prior to joining Kohl’s leading IT strategy, she spent a decade with Northwestern Mutual, where she provided integral large program management to multi-year technology initiatives, including contract negotiations, strategic roadmapping, program delivery and cross-functional team management.

Jacobson has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Marquette University.

Cynthia Meyer
Cynthia Meyer
Global IT Sourcing Manager
SPX Corporation