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Wednesday 24th March 2021
All times are AEDT

8.00 - 9.00am

Registration, Networking & help desk open

9.00 - 9.10am
Introduction and Welcome from chair

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, PASA & JD Consultancy 


Building a Long Term Digital Strategy

• Identifying the primary value drivers for your Procurement organisation,
• Prioritising digital investments that advance Procurement’s primary value driver, and
• How to create a long-term digital strategy roadmap for the next 5 years.

Jeremy Suter, Senior Principal advisory, Gartner                                      MEETING 9


Break to switch sessions

9.45 – 10.15am
How to develop your procurement technology strategy

•  What do I need from procurement technology?
• Where do I start?
•  What are the different strategy options?
•  How do I choose?

Vernon Kringas, Director, Infosys Portland                                             MEETING 10

Morning Refreshment Break for networking

How can technology help you manage Modern Slavery and other Risks in your supply chain

The topic of Modern Slavery is nothing new but with the government madating compliance and subsequent reporting coming into effect in 2021 how can technology help you manage all the different facets?

This session led by Isabel Girgis, Legal Counsel for Coupa in Asia Pacific,  will show, through live demonstrations, some scenarios that will help you understand your obligations and how you can go about meeting them.

Isabel Girgis, Legal Counsel for Coupa in Asia PacificCoupa          MEETING 11                            

Break to Switch sessions

11.10 -11.40am
The rise of the procurement ecosystem

• What's driving the ecosystem and can your legacy systems and cloud-based tools play together?
• How can you navigate your technology options from your current ‘starting-point’?
• A first look at new research from PASA and VendorPanel … that points to the way forward

Matt Clyne, Chief Revenue Officer, VendorPanel                                   MEETING 12

Break to Switch sessions

11.45 -12.15pm
Why do E-procurement systems often fail to deliver

• Why do E-procurement systems often fail to deliver on the benefits that are forecast at the start of deployment projects? And what underlies the poor system uptake of buyer stakeholders that many organisations experience? Why do system implementations regularly take longer and cost significantly more to complete than expected?

• When and how should the significant change required to deliver an E-procurement system be considered and managed? Do the prevailing models for procure-tech delivery adequately dovetail with process optimisation? Is deep procurement expertise used effectively to ensure systems are aligned to business and commercial strategies?

This interactive session will explore all of these questions and more.

Stefan Gassner, Director - Procurement Practice Lead, and Jason Penrose, Procurement Consultant, Grosvenor Performance Group - Procurement Advisory Team
                                                                                                               MEETING 13

Break to Switch sessions

12.20 -12.55pm
CASE STUDY : Holcim's best kept secret: Taking User Experience (UX) applications to the next (Procurement) level through FIORI

•  See how Holcim has bypassed the traditional approach to procurement systems and developed a Catalog-based Procure to Pay solution employing User Experience technology
•  Learn how the entire program is self-funded through a simultaneous tail spend review
•  Understand the challenges and opportunities from this approach

Andres Naranjo – Procurement Transformation LEAD,   Holcim          MEETING 14

12.55pm – 1pm

Close of DAY ONE

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, PASA & JD Consultancy 

1pm – 2pm
Lunch, Networking & General viewing time
Opportunity to meet those solutions providers with whom you have not made scheduled appointments
                                                                                                              MEETING 15


Thursday 25th March 2021
Day Two ProcureTECH
All times are AEDT

8.00 – 9.00am
Registration & Networking

9.00 – 9.10am
Welcome to day two and recap of day one

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, PASA & JD Consultancy 

9.10 – 9.40am
“The evolving landscape of platforms and marketplaces for B2B services”

• Why have shortlisting and matching platforms emerged?
• What do they offer?
• What gap do they fill in the procurement journey?
• Who are the players?

Sharon Melamed, Managing Director, Matchboard
                                                                                  9.10 - 9.40AM - MEETING 16
                                                                                 9.20 - 9.40 AM - MEETING 17

9.40 – 9.45am
Break to switch sessions

9.45 – 10.30am
Procurement AI: Fact, fiction, or something in between?   

Everywhere you turn you hear about the role of AI and how it improves business operations. Despite this, adoption of time saving AI technology in procurement remains low.

Gina Anslow, seasoned procurement professional and operations strategist unpacks what AI really means for procurement; the pro's, the limitations, the practical impact it will have on your business and what you need to consider before you take the plunge.

 Gina Anslow, Chief Strategy Officer, Robobai
                                                                                9.45 - 10.45AM - MEETING 18
                                                                               10.05 - 10.25AM - MEETING 19

10.30 – 11am
Refreshment Break, Networking & general viewing

11.00 – 11.40am
The benefits of having the right supplier management system in place and the key foundations required for successful implementation.

While having the right technology in place is crucial for effective supplier management, it is equally important to have the right foundations in place before the system is implemented. We explore the likely challenges that will be encountered, and the key elements required before and during a system implementation. We also examine the key features in a supplier management system that is useful for practitioners. 

Frank Lai, Management Consultant, State of Flux
                                                                                  11.00-11.20AM - MEETING 20
                                                                                11.20 - 11.40AM - MEETING 21

11.40 – 11.45am
Break to switch sessions

11.45 - 12.15
Know the impacts you drive with sustainable spending

Businesses are reeling from the impacts of Covid-19 and many are in survival mode. At the same time, sustainability is gaining traction on the long term agenda. givvable is a new technology platform that eases the burden of capturing sustainability data on suppliers, and tracks the impacts driven by spending. Find out how givvable's innovative platform helps you track what you already do, and align procurement with group sustainability objectives.

Frances Atkins, Co-Founder, givvable
                                                                                 11.45-12.05PM - MEETING 22
                                                                               12.05 - 12.30PM - MEETING 23

12.15  – 12.45pm
The TOP TEN Tips from PROCURETECH 2020 (and 2018/2019) – Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, MC, ProcureTECH 2013-2020

• Hear JD’s TOP TEN TIPS for implementing modern procurement technology solutions gathered from throughout this event this event.
• Compare them with the TOP TEN TIPS from the last two events as well – even if you didn’t attend previous PROCURETECH events

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, PASA & JD Consultancy 

Close of Conference

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, PASA & JD Consultancy 

1245pm – 2pm
Lunch, Networking & General viewing time

Opportunity to meet those solutions providers with whom you have not made scheduled appointments
                                                                                   1.10 - 1.30PM - MEETING 24
                                                                                  1.30 - 2.00PM - MEETING 25