Authentic and unplugged, industry leaders share like never before.
DPW is known for its superior content, as we only put the most compelling voices of digital procurement on stage. You will be inspired and empowered by industry leaders in procurement, technology and academia.
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.
Matthias Gutzmann is on a mission to disrupt the procurement industry. He founded DPW, the first organisation of its kind to focus on bringing startups into the procurement industry, after he recognised the importance for breaking down the procurement silo and more collaboration in order to harness the potential of new digital technology and more innovation. DPW’s 2019 launch conference garnered industry acclaim and was dubbed “the best new procurement event in years”. Today, DPW partners with the world’s most progressive companies to unlock true power of procurement through excellence in digital procurement.
Founder Techionista Host of DPW2021
Vivianne Bendermacher is a tech expert hailing from the Netherlands. She is the founder of Techionista; an on- and offline platform that focuses on empowering women through technology. She believes the world needs more female role models when it comes to tech, in order to inspire women to embrace technology.
Thanks to her frequent presence in the media – she’s a tech expert on national television, writes tech columns for a variety of well-known brands, talks about tech and science on national radio and frequently gives lectures on stage – she became a role model herself.
Bendermacher was only 26 years old when she became the editor in chief of one of the oldest popular science magazines in the Netherlands: KIJK. A few years later she launched a second popular science brand: Know How. In 2014 she decided to leave the two brands to become the editor in chief of VIVA: one of the biggest female focused media brands in the Netherlands.
DJ Ama D
Artist & Musician DPW2021 DJ
Dj Ama D is the DJ pseudonym of producer and artist Oshunmare. The woman behind these two figures is Kate Donkor: A Ghanaian Dutch woman from Arnhem, the Netherlands. Her DJ sets vary between her two loves: Afro funk psychedelics and rock, mainly from the 70’s and Intelligent Dance Music/Electro from the 90’s up till now.
SVP, CPO & Worldwide Real Estate & Facilities GSK
Lisa is an inspirational Leader who uses storytelling to inspire action. Equally her actions are grounded in financial data and analytics. She is a respected and credible voice in enterprise decision making and a strategic business partner.
Former President MGM Resorts, CDO McDonalds and Volvo Cars
Atif Rafiq has been part of the executive committee of 3 large cap
global companies working directly for their CEO’s and interacting
with their Boards on transformation and strategy. His C-suite roles
at some of the world’s most recognized brands draws upon a 15+
year career in Silicon Valley / digital native companies including
Amazon, Yahoo! And AOL as well as startups.
Technology Journalist BBC
Zoe Kleinman is a leading technology journalist and presenter with more than ten years of broadcasting experience and a passion for all things tech.
Paula joined Novartis March 1st 2019 as Chief Procurement Officer. Her focus is to transform Procurement at Novartis into a world leading procurement organization powered by data and digital. Previously, Paula was CPO at Adidas and UCB Biopharma.
Angel L. Mendez
Former COO HERE Technologies
An accomplished transformational leader focused on Innovation, Operational Excellence and Enterprise Transformation, Angel is captivated by the intersection of software technology and industrial use cases. Over the last 35 years he has held executive leadership positions with some of the world’s most notable technology companies. Most recently he served for four years as EVP and COO of Here Technologies where he led Here’s core business, product innovation, and corporate transformation. Prior to HERE, he served ten years in executive leadership roles at Cisco Systems responsible for the company’s enterprise transformation program as well as its global supply chain.
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.
VP Procurement Coca-Cola Europacific Partners & Chairman Cross Enterprise Procurement Group Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
VP Procurement Coca-Cola Europacific Partners & Chairman Cross Enterprise Procurement Group Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Ralf oversees the Procurement function of CCEP since 2016 and since the recent acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil by CCEP the territories covered has been growing to 29 countries in Europe, Southeast Asia & Australia-Pacific. Prior to this he served CCEP as CFO for its UK business unit.
COO & Strategic Procurement VP Aquanima Group Santander
Vanessa Pepperell recently joined Aquanima Group Santander as the COO and Strategic Procurement Management Director after a long career in the automotive sector, where she held the position of Corporate Director of Supplier Quality and Excellence in Procurement. Vanessa brings a wealth of experience in cost efficiency and supplier management.
Advisor | Automotive CPO | Sustainability Champion
Martina Buchhauser is a global leader with a deep understanding of the automotive industry and its transformation to new technologies and a responsible and CO2-reduced business. She has held various executive positions in global procurement at General Motors, MAN, BMW and until recently was the CPO of Volvo Cars and member of the management board. She is a non-executive director of various advisory boards today.
Martina’s areas of expertise are strategy and transformation, resilient global value chains, sustainability, and managing multi-billion USD budgets and their cost competitiveness – resulting in substantial bottom line impact, sustainable growth, and market share increase.
Known as an inspiring leader with a diverse cultural experience, Martina cultivates an environment of collaboration and empowerment.
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.
CPO BT Sourced
Cyril joined BT in October 2019 from Sprint US (now T-Mobile) where he had been Vice President and then Chief Procurement Officer from 2016 – 2019. Prior to that, he served on the Chief Procurement Officer of Saudi Telecom between 2013 and 2016, and was a board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Saleco and STC Advanced Solution. Lastly, Cyril served as Senior Vice President of Procurement Excellence at Buyin, the procurement joint-venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange. He also held senior leadership positions with Orange in France and the UK and started in the telecom industry with SFR (Altice France).
SVP Research HFS Research
Elena leads HFS’ emerging technology coverage specializing in Triple-A Trifecta change agents – AI, automation, and smart analytics. She is also responsible for driving the industry research agenda for HFS, digging into the major trends impacting industries on their journey to the OneOffice and digital transformation. Her industry coverage specialization is Banking and Financial Services.
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.
Bob became the Vice President of Production Procurement Sourcing in 2004 and held that position until 2007, when he became the Vice President of General & BTO Sourcing. In February of 2009, he became the Vice President of Hardware Global Execution. In January of 2014, Bob became the Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer.
Senior Investment and Markets Analyst Hargreaves Lansdown
Susannah is a broadcaster and financial commentator who has anchored flagship news shows on BBC TV and radio and hosts major conferences around the world. She is currently the senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s largest retail investment platform, where she provides analysis for investors and the media.
Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Jan is the Global Leader of Operations Technology at McKinsey. Since more than 20 years, he advises clients in automotive, machinery, consumer, and other industries on operations and procurement transformations, in particular on digital, analytics, and IoT. He co-authored various publications on key success factors of leading procurement institutions.
Patrick van der Pijl
CEO Business Models Inc.
Patrick van der Pijl is CEO of Business Models Inc., international keynote speaker, renowned business model strategist and bestselling author. Patrick founded Business Models Inc. (BMI), a global business design agency on strategy and innovation in 2009 with offices in the US, Europe, Australia, and Taiwan. He has a passion for strategic visioning, graphic facilitation, and storytelling. BMI was awarded several international awards like the American Design Management Institute Award and the Australian Good Design Pioneer Award. Patrick is producer of the worldwide bestseller book Business Model Generation (over 4 million copies sold!) and co-author of the books Design a Better Business and Business Model Shifts.
Global Practice Lead People and Organization Capgemini Invent
Claudia is an expert in the people perspective of digital, looking after how leadership in the digital age is evolving, how talents and workforce transform through automation and AI and how to engage with employees during the transformation process. Her projects mainly are in an international context, e.g. rolling out a new sales strategy to over 28 markets or supporting a client in transforming to an agile organization across key European markets. Claudia’s industry expertise lies in the Automotive and Manufacturing sector.
Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO Globality
Joel is a serial entrepreneur with broad experience successfully launching and scaling disruptive service companies. He was the Co-Founder and CEO of Hyatt Legal Services, Hyatt Legal Plans (acquired by MetLife) and Current TV (acquired by Al Jazeera).
Chief Revenue Officer Globality
Keith 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. Keith was also a co-founder of Procurian.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO EcoVadis
Pierre-François brings over 20 years of experience in Procurement to his current role as Co-Founder and Co-CEO at EcoVadis. Prior to founding EcoVadis, he was CEO of B2Build SA, the first B2B marketplace for the European construction industry. He also spent several years as a director for the Ariba Procurement BPO business. Pierre-François is an electrical engineer by trade, holding a Master of Science from Supélec and a MBA from INSEAD.
CPO & President Services Johnson & Johnson
As Chief Procurement Officer, Len is responsible for all global procurement policies, supplier base strategy development, practices such as relationship management and functional headcount. He also serves as a member of the Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Governance Council. He spearheaded an enterprise-wide functional transformation, from a decentralized procurement system to a center-led model, covering all categories of spend for Johnson & Johnson globally. As part of this transformation, he led the deployment of the world’s largest cloud-based procurement technology, which processed more than $50 billion in spend in the first three years. He also created global citizenship strategies that expanded social impact spending by 70% over the last five years.
Head of Procurement Strategy, Operations & Excellence Diageo
Lauren Feery is currently Diageo’s Head of Procurement, Strategy, Operations & Excellence at Diageo. Lauren is a “positive disruptor”, and a leading Procurement strategy, digital, transformation and change leader. With 20 years of experience across IT, Telco, Banking, Finance, Oil and Gas sectors, Lauren has successfully led teams to deliver sustainable value across complex the UK, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. Most recently, Lauren has also served in global Procurement leadership roles within BP.
CEO & Founder TealBook
Stephany Lapierre is the Founder and CEO of TealBook. She is one of SCMA’s 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain and has received repeated recognition as a female tech entrepreneur. After studying the business impact of costly and inefficient gaps between enterprise buyers and suppliers, she launched TealBook as the largest, most robust and trusted B2B network. Her vision is for TealBook to upgrade the application of supplier information through machine learning, efficiently increasing innovation and value creation for all parties. Prior to TealBook, Stephany built a successful procurement consulting firm focused on helping Fortune 500 companies improve strategic sourcing efficiencies.
Retired P&G Executive, Advisor, & Board Member
Mike Chaney is an experienced Fortune 20 Senior Executive with extensive global experience and expertise in Product Supply, Innovation, organizational leadership, and operational excellence, having served 38 years as a distinguished Senior Executive at Procter & Gamble. He has a proven track record of delivering breakthrough business results for multiple P&G businesses globally through excellent business acumen, strong strategic leadership, and broad and diverse technical expertise.
Lynn De Proft
Member of the Executive Board and COO GEA Group
Johannes Giloth is Chief Operation Officer of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and took over the responsibility for the company’s worldwide purchasing activities, global production and supply chain as well as Corporate Responsibility & QHSE. Johannes Giloth comes from the Nokia telecommunications group, where he has held the position of Chief Procurement and Chief Supply Chain Officer for several years.
Global Procurement Director – CAPEX & MRO AB InBev
Serge has 25 years experience in the beer sector working for smaller companies and Ab InBev. In the last 10 years, he is responsible for Capex & MRO in Procurement.BioEngineer and Masters in Brewing Sciences at Catholic University of Louvain. MBA at United Business Institute in Brussels.
VP Product Management JAGGAER
As Vice President of Product Management, Amen leads JAGGAER’s transformation into an intelligent platform, empowering customers with intelligent & data-driven capabilities. He succeeds by focusing on business process simplification, portfolio and investment strategy, and value achievement through digital innovation adoption. He has been managing a portfolio of 18 products across multiple streams including: Innovation, Embedded Intelligence, Analytics, Sourcing, Contract Management and Category Management.
VP Procurement Volvo Cars
As Vice President within Procurement of Volvo Cars and Member of Volvo Cars Procurement Management Team, Lovisa is part of the strategic development of the department, development of the deliveries via empowered teams, new more efficient way of working and ensuring a close cross functional collaboration.
VP Global Procurement Centre of Excellence GSK
Nitin leads the global procurement CoE at GSK, covering key areas of procurement such as strategy, performance, supplier diversity, sustainability, risk, systems, digital data & analytics, mergers acquisitions & divestments and operations. Nitin has experience in procurement across direct and indirect categories and business partnering in the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries.
Global Head of Procurement Roche
Marielle joined Roche in 2012 assuming her role as Head of Global Procurement in January of 2018. Marielle has held a number of Indirect and Direct Procurement leadership roles in various industries, and has significant experience in leading through large-scale Procurement transformations.
Group Procurement Director Asahi Europe & International
Tom leads the Procurement Team at Asahi Europe since 2017. Since that time the Asahi Group experienced many acquisitions and internal consolidations resulting into one of the biggest brewing businesses in Europe and globally. Prior to this Tom held several leadership roles within the SAB Miller Procurement. His main passions are family, beer, procurement and sustainability.
Founder & CEO Per Angusta
As Per Angusta’s Founder and CEO, Pierre runs the development of the company’s long-term vision and operations, as well as Product strategy. Before turning entrepreneur, Pierre served as Procurement Director and right hand of the global CPO at The Adecco Group.
Director Procurement Digitization & Strategy Johnson & Johnson
In her role in J&J Procurement, Nuphride is responsible for shaping and driving the digital Procurement strategy, roadmap and capability framework to deliver end-to-end delightful & seamless digital experiences for J&J Procurement’s stakeholder community. Previously, Nuphride served as the Technology Solution Lead for Procurement in J&J’s Technology organization.
Co-Founder & CEO Zip
Rujul is the cofounder & CEO of Zip. Previously, he led the search product and platform teams at Airbnb. Rujul dropped out of Harvard at 17 to start FlightCar, which raised $40m+ in capital and grew to 180+ employees. FlightCar was acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 2016.
Global CEO World Commerce & Contracting
Sally supports the World Commerce & Contracting global team in the pursuit of the recognition and excellence in Commercial and Contract Management. She is an experienced and accomplished commercial and contracts management professional, holding senior commercial positions at a range of corporate and multi-national organizations. Her focus is on the creation of positive and successful business relationships, constantly striving to ensure that businesses realize their true potential and value.
Head of Procurement Excellence Zalando
Alejandro Basterrechea is the Head of Procurement Excellence at Zalando, Europe’s leading online fashion platform, where he is responsible for indirect procurement excellence digital transformation. DPW sat down with Alejandro to obtain his perspective on how procurement organisations in the fast-emerging Digital Economy can thrive and deliver new business value.
Head of Supplier Relationship Management Coventry Building Society
Rebecca leads the Supplier Relationship Management team and is responsible for developing partnership relationships with suppliers to drive mutual value and continuous improvement. Rebecca is a recognised industry thought leader in the field of Procurement learning & development and supplier negotiation, with a focus on enhanced supplier management capability throughout the organisation. She is an evangelist for the supply chain sustainability agenda and as part of this, champions effective P2P practices that support innovative commercial models and empower developing suppliers.
Senior Director GEP
Jonathan is a Senior Director in GEPs global procurement consulting and managed services business. He has over 15 years procurement experience across industry, advisory and outsourcing roles. He has led large global procurement teams and helped lead the successful realisation of transformational change in global procurement functions. His areas of expertise include procurement operating model design, digital process optimisation and transformational change management.
Shachi Rai Gupta
Global Head Strategy and Digital – Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Bristol Myers Squibb
Shachi Rai Gupta
Global Head Strategy and Digital – Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Bristol Myers Squibb
Shachi leads the functional strategic capabilities, analytics, and digital strategy for Strategic Sourcing & Procurement. As a thought leader, she is spearheading the vision and realization of a multi-layered Intelligent Procurement digital landscape covering guided user-experience, collaboration and innovation platforms, business intelligence led value generation and enablement; and integrated partner to strategy and source to pay digital capabilities.
Global Director Insights & Analytics Cycles & Procurement Danone
Julio Peironcely leads teams specialized in Data Science, Advanced Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, and Digital Procurement. Julio received his PhD from Leiden University for his research in computational life sciences. After graduating, he worked as a data science consultant at Deloitte and Microsoft. He is the founder of Data Fitter, a data and AI boutique agency. He has also served as Head of the Data Science team at the Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and as a Lead Data Scientist at VodafoneZiggo.
Senior Product Marketing Manager Ivalua
Stephen spent most of his working career in or around Procure-to-Pay, as a supplier, buyer, and a software provider. This unique insight into the whole journey has been instrumental in shaping a new perspective on the solutions and how to deliver products that support the whole supply chain, from sourcing to payment. Over the years Stephen has been involved in a vast number of invoice automation and billing projects and has seen technology come and go; from OCR to the establishment of the e-Invoicing Network, to new self-service capabilities. This in depth knowledge is helping Ivalua leapfrog competitors to bring truly digital invoicing and payment capabilities to market. Away from Invoice-to-Pay, Stephen is a published author on 17th Century history.
New Capability Launch Director McKinsey & Company
As McKinsey’s New Capability Launch Director and COO of Orpheus, a McKinsey company, Joerg will build a capability platform across McKinsey’s Digital and Analytics assets to create lasting client impact. He is a senior executive with over 25 years of progressive experience in business, operations, and large-scale transformation projects. Joerg served as Nokia’s COO before joining McKinsey.
Contracting and Procurement Advisor Shell
Barbara has dedicated most of her 19 years of professional experience to the contracting and procurement function. Since she joined Shell in 2010, she has specialized in contract management and strategic supplier relationships. Her current role is focused on digitalization of strategic sourcing processes. She is passionate about emerging technologies and about building high performing teams.
Co-Founder & CEO HICX
Costas Xyloyiannisis co-founder and CEO of HICX, the supplier experience management platform for the Global 5000. Costas founded HICX in 2012 in order to address the challenges of bad supplier data in the enterprise and has worked with companies such as BAE Systems, Novartis, EDF Energy, Mondelez, Baker Hughes and more, to deliver world-class supplier management built on rock-solid supplier data.
Finance & Supply Chain Transformation Lead, UKI IBM
Bob is a business and IT leader who has started, transformed
and grown business for over 25 years. He is passionate about
human-centric change in finance and procurement, solving client
business challenges by applying new technologies, and new
operating models, fuelled by ethical AI.
Laila Dalla Torre
Head of Global Procurement Processes and Tools Schindler
Laila is a cross-functional professional with a diverse background of experience. Interestingly, she joined Schindler at the beginning as a Sales Manager. Today, she looks into how to optimize processes and tools globally from the procurement side. To do so, she constantly researches trends in procurement.
CEO & Co-Founder Sievo
Sammeli’s top focus is to help Sievo’s customers turn their procurement data into dollars. He holds a master’s degree from the Helsinki University of Technology and has over 15 years’ experience in procurement consulting, leadership and software development. Raised in Arctic Lapland, Sammeli is the father of three and a youth soccer coach.
Partner & Head of Cost Value Engineering h&z
Michael is an expert in the field of Cost-Value-Engineering, Design-to-Value, and tool-based product cost calculations. He had numerous engagements in direct material cost out programs across various industries.
VP Contract Management Solutions SirionLabs
Laura Mersinger has over 19 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. With a career spanning business development, revenue generation, project management, and strategic planning, Laura strives to make an immediate and impactful contribution to SirionLabs in the role of Vice President of Contract Management Solutions.
Co-Founder The Smart Cube
Omer is a Co-founder of The Smart Cube and leads the firm’s Procurement business globally. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organizations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led. He is also co-author of ‘Risk And Your Supply Chain’ which re-examines the fundamentals of risk management.
Global Senior Director Cycle & Procurement Danone
Freddy is a procurement expert specialized into Operations related spend. He held several
leadership role into procurement and operation digital transformation within Automotive and
FMCG industries. Freddy sits at several FinTech starts-up board and is a co-founder of
market maker companies. He is a Data empowered people procurement ambassador.
Head of the Digital Garage BT Sourced
Adam was leading the procurement technology and management information teams, before becoming involved in transformation, focusing on delivering the Procurement digital transformation and heading up the Procurement Digital Garage. Over the years, Adam has been involved in several startups, currently sits on the board of Pelipod (BT Final Mile business) as a non-executive Director as well as being an avid snowboarder and early adopter of all tech.
Head of Partnerships & Social Procurement Unilever
Having joined Unilever in 2011, Alexandra has held several positions within the procurement organization based out of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. She was appointed Head of Partnerships & social Procurement in February 2021 and is responsible for designing and implementing the new Partnership strategy for Unilever that will embed our new ambitions around growth, innovation, environment and positive social impact. She is also responsible for the global implementation of Unilever Living Wage and Supplier diversity social commitments. Prior to Unilever, Alexandra worked with Danone, Colgate- Palmolive and Eaton where she held diverse procurement roles.
Sam de Frates
Global VP Commercial Performance, Capabilities & Services Mars
Sam leads the Performance, Capabilities and Services team at Mars, driving the procurement transformation and propelling 1,300+ associates across the enterprise. Prior to Mars, Sam was a member of the Procurement Leadership Team at GSK, where he led the Procurement Performance and Systems team that delivered significant business results through global systems deployments, analytics and performance management.
Head of Digital Supply Chain & Operations Vodafone
Reinhard is spearheading the digital transformation of Vodafone’s supply chain by accelerating innovation and adoption of new technologies, driving operational excellent performance and unlocking new sources of value for the function. Reinhard is passionate about the role that technology can play in shaping the future of procurement, and is actively engaged in customer advisory boards for a number of procurement technology solution providers.
Alex has spent over 15 years of his career evangelizing Spend Management, shaping its evolution and working closely with hundreds of customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. As CMO at Ivalua, Alex leads overall marketing strategy and thought leadership programs.
Head of Vendor Management and Supply Chain Digitalization Maire Tecnimont Group
Pilar is focused on fostering the Maire Tecnimont Group’s “extended organization” ecosystem that leverages on the improvement of digital solutions and processes to accelerate business deliverables through servitization and collaboration. The ultimate objective is to deliver unique innovation to EPC Supply Chain processes.
As one of the co-founders of Creactives, Adriano is spearheading the company’s marketing and sales efforts. During the last 20 years, he has accumulated a vast experience in large multinational companies, implementing Creactives’ products focused on the source-to-procure process and in master data management.
As SupplHi’s founder and director, Giacomo drives innovation in Supplier Management through digitally enhanced visibility between Buyers and Vendors in industrial B2B supply chains. Previously, Giacomo served as management consultant at Bain & Company.
Digital Procurement Leader Grupo Nutresa
Founder & CEO Keelvar
Associate Director Global Procure-to-Pay Mondelez International
Stephane has extensive experience in global management of the buy process for direct materials, indirect material and services. He has designed, implemented and optimized global processes for procurement operations and remains committed to driving efficiency, increasing user satisfaction and delivering superior results.
Head of Procurement Excellence Imperial Brands
Ciaran Owens is responsible for the digital transformation of the global procurement service and programme leadership of a cognitive source to pay solution. An advocate for digital procurement, Ciaran strives to find the right balance of capabilities to deliver operational agility, process simplicity and partner experience that will present a breakthrough in procurement value.
Maria Fernanda Velasquez
Digital Procurement Specialist Grupo Nutresa
CEO & Founder riskmethods
Heiko has worked in the software business for 20 years, in various areas of strategic procurement, marketing, and supply chains. In 2013, he co-founded riskmethods, to focus on delivering an innovative Software-as-a-Service solution for comprehensive Supply Chain Risk Management.
Chief Customer Officer SirionLabs
Mark has over 25 years of experience as a transformational business executive helping Global 1000 organizations to drive business and technology transformations. Prior to his current role at SirionLabs, Mark held leadership roles at EY and KPMG advising clients across all aspects of enterprise transformation related to IT, Supply Chain, Finance & Accounting, ERP, Procurement and other functions. Currently the Chief Customer Officer at SirionLabs, Mark is building a world-class customer success organization by leveraging his vast industry experiences.
Managing Partner Finance Transformation UK
Managing Partner of Finance Transformation UK a boutique Consultancy whose Mission is to transform Finance faster and more effectively to put it at the heart of every Business decision. Michael is a Finance leader who combines operational experience with a Consulting background to deliver the best of both worlds.
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MC & Host DEMO Grand Finale 2021
Peter helps people tell better stories – coaching executives, leaders and teams to share and deliver clearer messages and build presence and impact, both in-person and virtually. Equally, as an events Presenter and Virtual Host, Peter has shaped 500+ international stages including some of the strongest tech events on the planet.
Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
Anne-Sophie is the CEO and co-founder of Ravacan, a powerful analytics & collaboration platform for manufacturers that captures and understands every change in costs and material availability. She’s using 13 years of experience as a Global Sourcing Manager and Cost Reduction manager for market leaders such as Reckitt, Rolls-Royce, Visteon, and Fitbit to build the future of business.
Head of Growth Risk Ledger
Ashley Mitchell was the third hire at Risk Ledger and works closely with the Director of Sales and CEO to position the company for expansion through business development activities, leading on partnerships, and owning the marketing and communications strategies. His professional experience includes working to bring digital advertising onto Red Bull digital assets for the first time ever while at a boutique digital media agency and leading projects in London Municipal Government as a Senior Officer in the Chief Executive’s Strategy and Communications team.
Founder & CEO Yaydoo
Sergio is a digital entrepreneur with 12+ years experience defining and executing innovation strategies for tech companies in Europe, North America and Emerging Markets. He’s founder and CEO at Yaydoo helping more than 500 businesses to automate procurement and B2B payments. He previously worked for global companies like Microsoft and GE.
Previously, Kaspar was the founding Managing Director of Estonian e-Residency. His achievements are recognized by the Order of Orange-Nassau by the King of the Netherlands and 30 under 30 by Forbes.
Sven Lackinger is Co-Founder at Sastrify, the digital procurement platform for Software-as-a-Service. The startup supports numerous well-known companies in buying and managing their SaaS subscriptions. Earlier, Sven founded and sold evopark, a parking solution provider. He holds a degree from WHU and worked for Goldman Sachs, BCG and Bain.
Senior Product Owner cirplus
Luis joined cirplus in April 2021 as a senior product owner. Prior to his role at Cirplus, he founded a company in digital health offering mobile health coaching for multiple sclerosis patients. Luis was also the lead product owner at GetSafe Insurance.
Co-Founder & CEO Suplari
Nikesh (Niki) Parekh is CEO of Suplari, an enterprise software start-up focused on leveraging AI-driven insights and workflow to help enterprises make better procurement and financial decisions. Nikesh was most recently an executive with the Internet real estate company Trulia, which was acquired by Zillow, and CEO of a cleantech company, which used synthetic biology to produce low cost biofuels and renewable chemicals from seaweed. Nikesh earned his MBA and BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University. When not watching his kids’ soccer games and track meets, Nikesh enjoys riding his electric bike into work in the Seattle rain.
Co-Founder & MD Prewave
Harald is co-founder and managing director of the Vienna-based startup Prewave. At Prewave Harald focuses on product development and customer success – successfully implementing projects with leading customers like Volkswagen, Audi and Kärcher.
Co-Founder & CEO Circulor
Circulor offers a software solution that enables its customers to track raw materials through industrial supply chains to demonstrate responsible sourcing and sustainability. Doug has 25 years international experience working both in leadership roles for large corporates as well as starting and growing companies.
Co-Founder & CEO scoutbee
After an IT apprenticeship, Gregor Stühler studied engineering in automation technology and completed his MBA at the Hult Business School in London. His ten years of B2B experience and expertise in data engineering and data science formed the basis for scoutbee, the leading platform for digital supplier search, founded in 2015.
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