Programme.

Day 1 – Tuesday 28th March

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8.30 - 9.00am

Registration Open for networking

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9.00 - 9.10am

Introduction and Welcome

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, PASA

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9.10 - 9.55am

The Global eProcurement Technology Landscape For 2023
‘Live from Chicago, USA’

Pierre Mitchell – Procurement Research and IP Development, Spend Matters.
A PASA Digital Content Partner

A comprehensive guide to the trends in the global eProcurement market – from the source that the experts go to – the US and UK based SPEND MATTERS, the specialist eProcurement research, advisory & communications firm   – a PASA content partner since 2021.

Spend Matters is the largely US based global content community and hub for procurement, finance, treasury, and supply chain professionals who need the latest information on technology and the future of our ever-expanding digital world.

Spend Matters are acknowledged global experts in eProcurement technology and are now a media content partner with PASA, sharing their most relevant content with the PASA community.

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9.55 - 10.30am

Why Procurement Doesn’t Get The Technology It Wants

Jeremy Suter, Senior Principal advisory, Gartner

New Gartner research uncovers what those that get their procurement technology business cases fully approved do differently to those that get partially approved or rejected.

So, how do you craft the optimum business case for your organization that will get you the procurement functionality you need – without risking rejection for funding

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10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Refreshment Break for networking

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11.00 – 11.30am

Procurement digital evolution – not Transformatio

Dave Andrews, APJC Procurement Lead – Corporate & Social Responsibility , AMAZON web services (AWS)

Many procurement teams have been through a digital transformation process, some for the second or even third time.
But what are the issues that we seem to keep revisiting? Are we getting it right on digitalisation, or automating the same mistakes?

Perhaps digital growth not a continual journey rather than a one-time destination

Meeting 1

11.00 – 11.30am

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11.30 – 12.00pm

Finding Value in Digital Transformation:
The 5 Value outputs to a Business Spend Management Implementation.

Mark Rabjohns, Principal Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa

Michael Odom, Strategic Value Advisor, Coupa

A PASA Gold Sponsor

In any business case for eProcurement investment, simple process efficiency is not enough to win the argument on its own.

Increasingly, other clear business benefits are required to justify the time, money and effort involved in the digital journey.

Coupa have identified  clear value from FIVE different dimensions to any digital transformation, which can fill the backbone of any eProcurement business case.

Meeting 2

11.30 – 12.00pm

Meeting 3

12.00 – 12.30pm

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12.15 – 12.30pm

Cyber security breaches in the supply chain

Rob Warcup, Partner, LeadingEdgeCyber

Hackers will spend their time finding their way into your organisation through the weakest-link, and this is often the supply chain.

Rob will present what supply chain cyber security is, where it comes from, and how breaches he has been involved in were managed.

 Learn about real world supply chain cyber security breaches and take-away some simple things to do to reduce the supply chain risk to your organisation.

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12.30 – 1.00pm

Lunch & General viewing time

Opportunity to meet those solutions providers with whom you have not made scheduled appointments

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1.00 – 1.30pm

Case Study: To Be Revealed Soon…

Meeting 4

1.00 – 1.30pm

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1.30 – 2.00pm

Key Note: To Be Revealed Soon…

Meeting 5

1.30 – 2.00pm

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2.30 – 3.00pm

How to buy IT systems in 2023

Tim Jones, Head of IT Procurement, Cenitex

Cenitex is the IT procurement agency for VICTORIA Government

Buying ITC in this decade is more complex than ever – and not always as simple as buying straight-forward singular elements such as hardware, software and services.

More often it is about buying systems, even whole eco-systems of USER support including programming, cloud support, hosting, maintenance, cyber-security, user functionality, even IT architecture and FinOps.

 

Understand the essentials of a more holistic approach to ITC procurement

Meeting 6

2.00 – 2.30pm

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3.00 – 3.15pm

Conference Day One Close and EXEC Summary of key messages

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, CEO at PASA

Meeting 7

2.30 – 3.00pm

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3.15 – 4.00pm

NETWORKING and technology viewing time

Further time to check out what else is on show.

Day 2 – Wednesday 29th March

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8.30 - 9.00am

Registration & Networking time on the Remo Virtual Conferencing Platform

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9.00 - 9.10am

Welcome to Day Two and Recap of Day One

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS,  CEO, PASA

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9.10 - 9.40am

The Next Twin Frontiers for eProcurement – Driving Better ESG Outcomes and Supply Chain Data Security:
… Live from London

Jonathan Wood, CEO, C2 Cyber
A UK provider of risk analytics and managed services to optimise information assurance and ESG evaluation of stakeholders

Two new challenges await current digital eProcurement projects as well as future ones:

  1. Using automation to engineer better ESG outcomes
  2. Ensuring adequate supply chain data security – a new risk area upstream on our inbound supply chains

The UK based C2 Cyber team based in London have been at the vanguard of both topics since the start, and will share their learnings and though-leadership on these twin challenges

Meeting 8

9.00 – 9.20am

Meeting 9

9.20 – 9.40am

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9.40 - 10.15am

Transitioning the Four Stages of eProcurement Selection & Implementation

Vernon Kringas, Director of Digital Procurement, Infosys Portland

Over recent years, most organisations will find themselves in one of four phases of a procurement technology acquisition cycle at any one point in time:

  1. eProcurement strategy
  2. Software selection
  3. Implementation
  4. Optimisation / remediation

Each of these phases has its own characteristics and challenges. So, consolidating all we have learnt from eProcurement work in the past, how best do you approach each of these phases? What are the key questions you should be asking yourself and your stakeholders ahead of each phase, and before exiting each phase of these cycles? And, what could possibly go wrong?

Meeting 10

9.40 – 10.15am

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10.15 – 10.45am

Morning Refreshment Break for networking

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11.00 – 11.30am

Key Note: To Be Revealed Soon…

Meeting 11

10.45 – 11.15am

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11.15 – 11.45am

Tools and Technologies to Future-proof Supply Chain and Procurement Landscape

Shareen Gongulur, Vice President, Technology/SaaS Solutions – APAC, GEP. A PASA Gold Sponsor

New eProcurement technology is truly an enabler. And not just enabling digital transformation programmes, but a wide variety of tasks, projects, and responsibilities in the procurement arc. In this session learn how you can increasingly drive category strategy through technology in 2023 & beyond.

Meeting 12

11.15 – 11.45pm

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11.45 – 12.15pm

Key Note: To Be Revealed Soon…

Meeting 13

11.45 – 12.15pm

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12.15 – 12.45pm

Lunch & General viewing time

Opportunity to meet those solutions providers with whom you have not made scheduled appointments

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12.45 – 1.15pm

Revolutionising Spend Management with desktop AI

Nicolas Leask, Associate Director
Stefano Ferrarini, Procurement Lead
Grosvenor Performance Group

AI is the tech talk of the town in 2023, but did you know AI has been used in Spend Analysis at a desktop level for over four years now? So, what are the benefits of utilising local AI for your Spend Analysis?

  • Increased Efficiency: Automation of data collection and processing tasks saves time, reduces administrative burden and reduces manual errors
  • Improved Data Accuracy: AI algorithms provide more accurate and consistent data processing
  • Enhanced Insights: AI algorithms can identify patterns and trends in spend data leading to data-based decision-making
  • Cost Reduction: AI can help organisations reduce spending by identifying waste and inefficiencies
  • Real-Time Monitoring: AI can monitor spend data in real-time, allowing for timely adjustments.

Meeting 14

12.45 – 1.15pm

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1.15pm

Close of ProcureTECH
Executive Summary – Top Ten tips 2019-23

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, CEO, PASA

Meetings continue until 2.15pm

Meeting 15

1.15 – 1.45pm

Meeting 16

1.45 – 2.15pm

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