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From Big Data & Analytics, Robotics & AI to IoT, Blockchain, Talent and Supplier Innovation, you hear from subject matter experts and carefully selected partners on the latest trends, technologies, and best and worst practices.
Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour London Business School
Tamara J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and a widely-respected authority on leadership, the changing workforce, collaboration and innovation, and the nature of work in intelligent organisations. She has five times been named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, the respected ranking of global business thinkers. Erickson is an Adjunct Professor, Organisational Behaviour, at London Business School, where she has designed and directs the school’s premier leadership programme for senior-most executives, Leading Businesses into the Future. An experienced executive and global advisor, Erickson has also served on the Board of Directors of two Fortune 500 corporations.
Head of Innovation Europe Accenture
Lucy is head of innovation for Europe at Accenture. She supports all client innovation services teams around Europe, oversees their 100+ Hubs and Centers and engages with clients in finding value in their business using new ways of working, counter-cultural leadership practices, scaled experimentation, product and service build and innovation-led consulting. She is an experienced facilitator of C-suites and Boards and an expert in the growth playbook corporate’s need to undertake. Lucy is also ex-YC and in-house VC, part of management today’s 35 under 35, a WEF Global Shaper, a TedX speaker and a moderator for Cannes Lion.
Chairman of the Board VPC Vodafone
Detlef Schultz joined Vodafone in March 2003 to lead the Global Supply Chain team. His responsibilities included strategic and operational leadership of Vodafone’s Supply Chain Management across the globe in the areas of Network Infrastructure, IT and Services. Since 2008 Schultz also led the Vodafone Procurement Company, which provides a single point of purchase for the Group. He stepped down from his role as CEO of the Vodafone Procurement Company beginning of 2016. He retained his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vodafone Procurement Company and now works as Senior Advisor.
Digital Procurement Futurist & VP Kearney
Elouise Epstein is a digital procurement futurist with nearly two decades of experience working with procurement organizations to architect, design, and adopt digital technologies. Epstein’s work is geared toward disrupting subpar technology adoption and building future strategies through advanced partnerships with startups and emerging technology solution providers.
Professor of Innovation & Strategy. Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation IMD
Michael Wade’s areas of expertise relate to strategy, innovation, and digital transformation. He directs IMD’s Leading Digital Business Transformation, Digital Execution, Digital Transformation for Boards, and Digital Disruption programs, and provides consulting services to several organizations on strategy and digital transformation.
Michael has published nine books, was nominated for several teaching awards, and appears frequently in the mainstream media.
VP Supply Chain Research & Advisory Gartner
Geraint John specializes in sourcing and procurement, supplier management, supply chain risk and globalization at Gartner. He provides insights and advisory support to leading global companies through research reports, inquiry calls, interactive workshops, conferences, and community-contributed case studies. Previously, Geraint spent 10 years as the editor of CPO Agenda and Supply Management magazines.
Gary Nuttall has 30 years of experience in emerging technology adoption in industries such as retail, pharmaceuticals, distribution, commodities trading, and insurance. His expertise is in Business Intelligence / Data Analytics. As a niche consultant, providing education and advisory services in blockchain, Gary describes his role as a “Blockchain Luminary” – shining a bright light on the dark recesses of technology often obscured by overly technical jargon.
Co-founder & VP Growth scoutbee
Christian Heinrich co-founded scoutbee after years of experience in business analytics, management systems and supply chain management as well as consulting innovative companies. scoutbee raised $76M in funding and was awarded the “Highly Commended Procurement Technology Award” at the World Procurement Awards in May 2019.
Christian earned his doctorate in business informatics with a thesis on integrated planning and decision-making systems in industrial companies.
Chief Revenue Officer Globality
Keith Hausmann is a well-known leader in the Sourcing & Procurement domain, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Globality, he was Accenture’s Global Head of Procurement & Supply Chain Operations where his team of 15K+ people managed over $300 billion in spend. Hausmann was also a co-founder of Procurian.
Marielle is the Head of Global Procurement, and a member of the Finance leadership team at Roche. Marielle joined Roche in 2012, where she has held Procurement roles of increasing responsibility before assuming her current position in January 2018. Prior to joining Roche, Marielle held a number of indirect and direct procurement leadership roles in the airline and financial services industries.
CPO A1 Telekom Austria
Senior Managing Director Accenture Strategy
Pierre-Francois Kaltenbach’s key areas of expertise are sourcing and operational excellence – topics on which he has authored many point-of-view articles, including specific pieces on cost modeling, low cost country sourcing, turn around programs, commodity risk management and most recently specifically relating to open innovation and the circular economy.
Head of Strategy & Transformation Global Procurement Roche
Patrick Foelck is the Head of Strategy & Transformation for Global Procurement and the Head of Professional Services Procurement at Roche. Patrick joined Roche in 2018 from the consulting industry, where he delivered major business transformation, cost reduction, and restructuring programs over the past 14 years for clients across various industries.
Director of Sustainable Sourcing Unilever
Giulia Stellari works with suppliers and partners to address Unilever sustainability challenges across the areas of sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and digital tool development to enable greater transparency and action in the supply chain.
Founder & CEO Givewith
Paul Polizzotto, launched Givewith with the vision of rethinking the intrinsic power of commerce as an engine of world-wide social change. Over his 30-year career as a social entrepreneur, Paul has dedicated himself to developing, refining, and realizing the vision at the heart of Givewith: that by prioritizing social impact, businesses can deliver a sustainable source of funding for the critical work of nonprofits and differentiate themselves from the competition, driving sales, increasing profits and raising share prices.
SVP Client Solutions Proxima
Simon is responsible for Products and Solutions at Proxima. His role is to understand the sorts of challenges that organisations face, and then calibrate solutions. He gets to meet brilliant procurement people with brilliant perspectives, and he frequently speaks and writes about everything from digital, to culture, to sustainability.
Co-founder & CEO Fairmarkit
Kevin Frechette spent the last 3 years meeting with procurement executives from every industry to learn how they view and approach tail spend. His core focus is on understanding how tail spend management can be transformed using data analytics, AI, machine learning, and automation. Frechette previously held sales management positions and at EMC and in the enterprise software space.
Senior Client Partner Korn Ferry
Nilgun Langenberg developed and deployed strategy, processes, and programs in talent management as Global Head of Talent Development for Sara Lee. She has extensive experience and expertise in succession planning, talent strategy, executive search, assessment, leadership and talent development, employee engagement, and culture. She is predominantly focused on international clients in the consumer products and retail sectors as well as on HR function across sectors.
Featured Past Speakers
SVP & Data Officer SCM Digitalization Siemens
CEO & Co-founder Deployed
World Renowned Futurist
President Global Supply Chain & CPO Henkel
EVP Digital Transformation Capgemini Invent
Chief Digital Officer Brenntag
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour London Business School
Global Director, External Technology Innovation Johnson & Johnson
Chairman of the Board VPC Vodafone
Head of Philips HealthWorks Philips
VP Procurement Deutsche Telekom
Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Founder & CEO HFS Research
Prof. Holger Schiele
Chair Technology Management - Innovation of Operations University of Twente
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