ProcureCon IT Sourcing 2020

October 13 - 15, 2020

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Clayton Thomas, Manager, Category Management & Systems at HollyFrontier
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Clayton Thomas


Manager, Category Management & Systems
HollyFrontier

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Clayton.

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DAY 1: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 The Future of Tech: Driving Innovation While Managing Risk

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020


1:50 PM Panel: Managing Your Career In IT Procurement: Setting Goals For Success

This workshop, led by various practitioners at different stages in their careers, will talk through their goal setting process and related successes/achievements. You’ll leave this session with a clear understanding of 
• What it takes to get to that next level (in your current role or outside of it)
• Tools and techniques to actively manage your career
• How to better leverage your annual goal setting process 

DAY 2: Wednesday, June 17 Innovation And Transformation: Becoming An Effective Change Agent

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020


11:50 AM Interactive Roundtables (HOT TOPICS; 2 Rounds)

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. IT Contingent Labor Edwin Jewell, Senior Procurement Manager, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

2. Working With VARS Clayton Thomas, Manager Category Management & Systems, HollyFrontier

4. Forming A Partnership Between Procurement And Information Technology Kimberly Park, Procurement Consultant, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

5. 3rd Party Maintenance Providers Andrew Speakes, Global Category Leader – Technology, IBM and Mark Graves, Category Manager - Information Technology, IBM

5:10 PM Industry Roundtable Discussion (*1* 30 Minute Round)

These interactive industry roundtable sessions take a deep dive into the specific areas you came to talk 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. Oil, Energy and Chemical Clayton Thomas, Procurement Specialist, HollyFrontier

2. Industrial Manufacturing Alex Fletcher, Category Manager Procurement Services, Cimpress

3. Business And Professional Services 

4. Non-Profit

5. Media and Entertainment

6. Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

7. Silicon Valley

8. Retail 

9. Life Sciences and Health Care