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  • Day 1

    Wednesday 26th February 2020

  • • 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.

  • This session presents a point of view on what ‘digital procurement’ is and why it is a critical part of a more general transition that the Procurement function needs to make • What is digital procurement – a point of view • Procurement’s role in supporting the business’ increasing need for speed • Resolving the tension between compliance and speed – new thinking, new technology • How to bring digital procurement to life

  • Facilitated round-table discussions to identify what the audience’s key priorities and challenges are in relation to procurement technology. The outcomes of the discussions will help the chair and speakers steer the conversation during the remainder of the conference to best address the audience needs.

  • Having a Contract Management platform in isolation is not enough to mature your capability from Ad Hoc to Optimised. Through the building of a collaborative roadmap, Mark and Stuart will demonstrate how you can maximise your return on investment and drive value to the bottom line.

  • Five minutes to allow delegates to come or go from or to pre-scheduled meetings

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

  • Pretty dashboards are great but how do you turn spend data into insights? How can you draw the right conclusions and present these back to the business to drive change? Be it savings or risk exposure, Stefan will show the link between spend analysis, machine learning, PowerBI and category strategy.

  • The challenge for procurement leaders, and associated stakeholders within the P2P capability, is to improve the user experience, whilst balancing against different buying patterns, more complex buying behaviours, business users being further removed from suppliers and more complex purchasing processes. In this interactive discussion session an expert panel will answer your questions regarding procure to pay (P2P) process and how it can be successfully implemented.

  • Further time to check out what else is on show.

  • In 2016, recognising that their business processes were inefficient and inconsistent across their different functions and geographies, Macquarie Group commenced a global procurement transformation project to build a world class procurement organisation. In this discussion they will share: • How they approached the phased implementation • The challenges they encountered and how they overcame them. • How the change management initiative worked with the company culture to help the entire global organisation through the transformation.

  • So what are the next big things in procurement enabling technology? We hear much about ‘sexy’ new technologies such as AI, RPA and Blockchain. Some of these are a reality already, others still in the future. We wrap up the day by looking at the current state of these technologies and where our expert panel see the next big advances and wins coming. Are we ready for these technologies, or are we getting ahead of ourselves? Panel discussion Moderator: Jonathan Dutton FCIPS, JD Consultancy & PASA Panellists: • Vernon Kringas, Infosys Portland • Jeremy Suter, Gartner • Plus TBC

  • Join with your peers and participating solutions providers for an hour of networking over drinks to end the day.

  • Day 2

    Thursday 27th February 2020

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

  • Investing in the right procurement technology is only half the struggle. You need your procurement professionals and purchasers to leverage that technology effectively to gain maximum return-on-investment. This presentation will explore some of the educational tools and techniques available to educate on procurement technology; including context sensitive help, Q&A chatbots, and user generated content leveraging Office 365.

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

  • 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.

  • What are the top ten tips we can take away from the last two days to help us succeed on our procurement technology journey. This session will allow us to have an open discussion with the audience where we discuss the key learnings from ProcureTECH 2020 and what we can take-away and apply to our business. Facilitated cross room discussion=