ProcureCon Indirect Europe 2019

02 - 03 April, 2019

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

+ 44 (0) 207 368 9465

Day One - Tuesday 2nd April 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday 1st April– WELCOME TO THE NORDICS RECEPTION

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration and welcome coffee

Positioning Procurement as a Value-Generating Function

8:45 am - 8:50 am Opening remarks – Letitia Thomas, Programme Director, WBR

8:50 am - 8:55 am AROUND THE WORLD CHARITY COMPETITION

8:55 am - 9:00 am Chair’s opening address and interactive polling: The top 5 trends to watch that are shaping the future of procurement

Jayesh Joshi - Global VP Procurement, BT
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Jayesh Joshi

Global VP Procurement
BT

9:00 am - 9:20 am OPENING ADDRESS Making procurement ‘self-serve’: How to facilitate control in your buying process to deliver a faster, better and cost saving procurement strategy

Jan Fokke Van Den Bosch - CPO, HSBC
·         How can you create a business to business environment?
·         How can procurement facilitate the role of digital buying to ensure faster, and better cost benefits?
·         How can you make your procurement function more strategic?
·         How can transparency across the business improve your buying power?
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Jan Fokke Van Den Bosch

CPO
HSBC

9:20 am - 10:00 am ALL STAR PANEL How to develop a digital and cultural transformation strategy to inspire your leaders and employees to become a fully digitalised procurement team of the future

Frenchie Green - Head of Global Procurement Operations, Facebook Zsolt Szeker - Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Nokia Tony Welch - CPO, Lloyd’s of London
·         What is the digital outcome you want for your business?
·         How can you get buy in from senior stakeholders and your procurement team?
·         How can you influence your procurement function to buy digitally and influence digitally?
·         What can procurement bring to digital innovation? 
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Frenchie Green

Head of Global Procurement Operations
Facebook

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Zsolt Szeker

Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Nokia

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Tony Welch

CPO
Lloyd’s of London

10:00 am - 10:20 am PRESENTATION ‘Winning the hearts and minds’ of your business: How to create transparency within your team and promote end-to-end responsibility

Michelle Baker - CPO, KPN
·         How can your procurement function challenge itself and work with the environmental changes?
·         How can transparency help get the best out of your procurement team?
·         How can you influence your internal business to enhance procurement operations?
·         How can procurement operate a motivational function to win the hearts and minds of stakeholders?
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Michelle Baker

CPO
KPN

10:20 am - 11:00 am PRESENTATION How can you influence your stakeholders to see procurement as a ‘value generator’ that makes the right new investments to achieve business- excellence whilst driving cost savings?

Marco Romano - Chief Procurement Data & Analytics Officer, IBM
·         How to enable practioners productivity and engagement
·         How can you enable productivity through technology, and data?
·         How can you show your business the value of procurement?
·         How can you be the facilitator to achieve business-excellence?
·         How you can deliver value to the business outside of just savings?
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Marco Romano

Chief Procurement Data & Analytics Officer
IBM

11:00 am - 11:40 am Networking Break

Embracing The Digital World

11:40 am - 12:00 pm PRESENTATION Enabling spend analytics: How can you use Machine Learning to better classify your supply base and spend?

Vaishali Salmond - Strategic Sourcing Lead EMEA & LatAm, Google
·         How can you build visibility in spend to create a controlled environment?
·         How can data be used to build visibility and drive trends?
·         How can you implement an established process to navigate your data pools?
·         How can harmonized data help you to understand spend across your business units and identify trends?
·         How can using data become a bi-product of the procurement role?
How can data deliver innovation
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Vaishali Salmond

Strategic Sourcing Lead EMEA & LatAm
Google

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm PRESENTATION Driving Digital Transformation: Execution excellence though unified data GEP (Representative to be confirmed)

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE Becoming a digital native: How can you boost your team’s AI, data analytics and blockchain buying knowledge to meet the needs of your category stakeholders in an increasingly digitalised world?

Martin Goldstein - Head of Procurement, River Island
·         How can you boost your team’s digital buying knowledge in a digitalised world?
·         How can procurement lead the categories into the future?
·         What is the impact of technology on your category areas?
·         How can technology be brought into the category strategies?
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Martin Goldstein

Head of Procurement
River Island

12:40 pm - 12:50 pm PRESENTATION How can you improve tail spend management to free up resources for high-value projects? Amazon (Representative to be confirmed)

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm PRESENTATION Icertis (Representative to be confirmed)

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm OXFORD STYLE DEBATE Legacy systems are the number one challenge in implementing new technology – FOR & AGAINST

Kaushik Yathindra - Procurement Analyst, HSBC
FOR
·         Integrating all your systems helps to create an aligned business structure
·         New technology is the future of the procurement and business success
AGAINST
·         One system cannot be used for all categories
·         Not everyone has the skills to use new systems
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Kaushik Yathindra

Procurement Analyst
HSBC

1:40 pm - 2:50 pm AROUND THE WORLD NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:50 pm MASTERCLASS

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Digital & eProcurement

2:50 pm - 2:55 pm Chair’s opening address
Michael Delle - Former VP ICT Strategic Sourcing, Ericsson
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Michael Delle

Former VP ICT Strategic Sourcing
Ericsson

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Digital & eProcurement

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm PRESENTATION Digital Revolution: How can you leverage “Procurement 4.0” in your strategy to combine new technology and revolutionise your operational and administrative processes?
Tomas Veit - Head of Procurement, Asahi Brewery
·         How can you produce a new procurement role that goes beyond delivering savings?
·         How can technology help to bring innovation to your procurement function?
·         How can technology be leveraged in day to day procurement operations?
·         How can “Procurement 4.0” help deliver change to procurement?
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Tomas Veit

Head of Procurement
Asahi Brewery

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Digital & eProcurement

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHTS Showcasing the latest and greatest innovations in eProcurement: Spend Analytics

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Digital & eProcurement

3:35 pm - 4:15 pm ALL STAR PANEL How can you roll-out a brand new eProcurement platform with minimal disruption to your suppliers and internal stakeholders?
Paolo Baldo - Deputy CPO, MTS Andrea Blanco - Head of Procurement CSP+A, Ecolab
  • What is required to accelerate a successful eProcurement transformation?
  • How can you build knowledge/ among your stakeholders and suppliers to be able to use new digital systems effectively?
  • How can you overcome objections to a changing process from stakeholders?
  • What are the best strategies to ensure adherence with new systems in order to ensure you have oversight of all transactions
  • How can you support your suppliers when moving to a new process or eProcurement platform?

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Paolo Baldo

Deputy CPO
MTS

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Andrea Blanco

Head of Procurement CSP+A
Ecolab

TRACK B – Rethinking Third Party & Supplier Relationship Management

2:50 pm - 2:55 pm Chair’s opening address
Cath Hill - Group Director, CIPS
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Cath Hill

Group Director
CIPS

TRACK B – Rethinking Third Party & Supplier Relationship Management

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm PRESENTATION Your Corporate Social Responsibility: How to enhance transparency in your supply chain to manage your suppliers, understand risk and reduce the environmental impact of your buying
Todd Bradley-Cole - Partner & Senior Manager CSR Procurement, John Lewis Partnership
·         How can focusing on your indirect spend lead to cost savings?
·         How can you understand who your suppliers are, what they are supplying and where the best value comes from?
·         What are the supplier risks in the current world (modern slavery, GDPR, handing of payment data, environmental risk)
·         How can you create a holistic view of your supply chain?
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Todd Bradley-Cole

Partner & Senior Manager CSR Procurement
John Lewis Partnership

TRACK B – Rethinking Third Party & Supplier Relationship Management

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHTS Showcasing the latest and greatest innovations in supplier relationship management: SRM software

TRACK B – Rethinking Third Party & Supplier Relationship Management

3:35 pm - 4:15 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE Third party enabled innovation: How can you leverage innovation from your suppliers, business partners and procurement team to drive holistic change that can give a competitive edge?
Bo Dungal - Head of Procurement Innovation, Danske Bank Group
·         How can you define who can bring innovation to your business?
·         How can you change your organisations way of thinking?
·         How can a holistic view of innovation bring change to your strategy?
·         How can you make innovation a standard in your business?
·         What is the importance of changing your organisations set-up to receive innovation?
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Bo Dungal

Head of Procurement Innovation
Danske Bank Group

SYNERGY WORKSHOPS Embracing the New Role of Procurement Limited to 30 attendees

2:50 pm - 4:15 pm Becoming a “life-long learner”: How can you embrace the changes to procurement as a function to continue to grow professionally in an ever changing world?
Michelle Baker - CPO, KPN
·         How are the socio-economic changes of todays world influencing and impacting procurement?
·         How can senior procurement figures continue to learn and develop?
·         How can you influence your team to continue adapting and learning within the procurement organisation?
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Michelle Baker

CPO
KPN

CREATIVE BOARDROOM – Defining Cultural & Organisational Change Limited to 15 attendees

2:50 pm - 4:15 pm An exclusive insight into the Nokia team restructure: How can you move away from traditional ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ category management to form a procurement structure that your business units and gains their buy-in?
Zsolt Szeker - Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Nokia
·         Does your business understand ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’?
·         How can procurement use the same language as their customers to optimise performance?
·         How can the removal of ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ help your supplier management?
·         How can a different way of prioritisation help your procurement structure?
·         Redesigned the processes both in procurement and in the internal business.
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Zsolt Szeker

Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Nokia

4:15 pm - 5:05 pm AROUND THE WORLD AFTERNOON NETWORKING RECEPTION

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Digital & eProcurement

5:05 pm - 5:45 pm CASE STUDY INTERACTIVE Driving your strategy: How can you use data analytics to best support your procurement initiatives in the wider business?
Justus Timm - Head of Procurement, SwissCommerce
·         How can analysed data be used to build a procurement strategy?
·         How can data help identify trends in supplier relationships?
·         How can data help understand strategic developments?
·         How does real time data help reduce spend and deliver savings?
·         How can you acquire better quality data?
·         How can analytics help you predict and use your data?
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Justus Timm

Head of Procurement
SwissCommerce

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Digital & eProcurement

5:45 pm - 6:05 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHTS Showcasing the latest and greatest innovations in eRFP eAuctions/eSourcing

TRACK A – Mastering Data, Digital & eProcurement

6:05 pm - 6:25 pm PRESENTATION Leveraging cognitive data: How can you acquire, understand and analyse data in real-time to provide the best solutions to the wider business?
Kaushik Yathindra - Procurement Analyst, HSBC
·         How can data gathered through procurement systems be used to benefit stakeholders?
·         How can you use data to influence the business through change?
·         How can eProcurement platforms collect data?
·         How can analytics help understand data?
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Kaushik Yathindra

Procurement Analyst
HSBC

TRACK B – Rethinking Third Party & Supplier Relationship Management

5:05 pm - 5:45 pm ALL STAR PANEL Mitigating reputational risk: How can you effectively evaluate your suppliers to gain more control over quality whilst driving cost efficiencies?
Michael Pearson - Group Head of Procurement, Aspen Group Kimberley Campbell - UK Category Buyer, Heineken Anca Gherasim - Managing Director Group Procurement, Erste Group Amelle Mestari - Head of Procurement, Bouygues
·         How do the legislative and regulatory changes effect how you manage suppliers?
·         How do you bring more control to spend?
·         How can reducing your supply base allow for a great transparency of spend?
·         How can vendors be approved with minimal risk?
·         How can your supplier’s reputation levels affect your internal business?
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Michael Pearson

Group Head of Procurement
Aspen Group

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Kimberley Campbell

UK Category Buyer
Heineken

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Anca Gherasim

Managing Director Group Procurement
Erste Group

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Amelle Mestari

Head of Procurement
Bouygues

TRACK B – Rethinking Third Party & Supplier Relationship Management

5:45 pm - 6:05 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHTS Showcasing the latest and greatest innovations in supplier relationship management: Contract Management P2P

TRACK B – Rethinking Third Party & Supplier Relationship Management

6:05 pm - 6:25 pm PRESENTATION How to best use SRM tools to organise your suppliers by reputation and performance to guide your internal business partners in making the best choice
Gareth Mawdesley - Head of Procurement, NFU Mutual
·         What can you do to influence supplier management?
·         What knowledge and tools can you provide to monitor supplier performance?
·         Who is responsible for supplier’s scorecards?
·         What KPIs can you out in place to measure your suppliers holistically?
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Gareth Mawdesley

Head of Procurement
NFU Mutual

SYNERGY WORKSHOPS Embracing the New Role of Procurement - Limited to 30 attendees

5:05 pm - 6:25 pm Millenials and the change they bring to sourcing: How to embrace and address the mindset of millenials and their commitment to your organisation
Harriet Liljestrom– Katisko - Director Indirect Procurement, Finnair Phil Thomas - Managing Director – Head of Global Sourcing, Barclays
·         How does the millenial mindset differ to the tradition mindset of your procurement function?
·         What skills can millenials offer that are different to your current team skillset?
·         How can you influence and control the millenial loyalty to your organisation?
·         How can recruiting millenial talent help with your digital initiative? 
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Harriet Liljestrom– Katisko

Director Indirect Procurement
Finnair

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Phil Thomas

Managing Director – Head of Global Sourcing
Barclays

CREATIVE BOARDROOM – Defining Cultural & Organisational Change - Limited to 15 attendees

5:05 pm - 5:45 pm

CREATIVE BOARDROOM – Defining Cultural & Organisational Change - Limited to 15 attendees

5:45 pm - 6:25 pm CPO & GLOBAL LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD WINE & CHEESE TASTING SESSION (Procurement Practitioner Only)
Jayesh Joshi - Global VP Procurement, BT Zsolt Szeker - Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Nokia Michelle Baker - CPO, KPN
Discussion point 1: How are you planning to get your infrastructure prepared to cope with ever-changing milestones for digital requirements?
Discussion point 2: How can you encourage supplier diversity & inclusion and sustainability programmes within your procurement team and with suppliers to lead the way with corporate social responsibility?
Discussion point 3: How are you prioritising Agile in your strategy?  
Discussion point 4: What steps are you taking to utilise and enhance data use? 
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Jayesh Joshi

Global VP Procurement
BT

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Zsolt Szeker

Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Nokia

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Michelle Baker

CPO
KPN

6:25 pm - 6:30 pm Transit to main room

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Inspirational Guest Speaker – Cathy O’Dowd (The first woman to climb Everest from both sides!)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm COPENHAGEN CITY TRIP & DRINKS - Your opportunity to relax, discuss challenges, exchange ideas and make new contacts in an informal setting!