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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.
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.
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.
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.
Former CPO & Board Member Volvo Cars
Martina is a global leader of the automotive industry and is passionate about the transformation to electrification 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. Looking forward, Martina supports and advises ambitious companies on their journey to improve, innovate and grow in a rapidly changing business environment.
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.
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.
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 Partner McKinsey & Company
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.
Pieter Paul van Oerle
Founder nlmtd & Strategy Director TNW nlmtd & TNW
Pieter Paul van Oerle Paul is the Founder of nlmtd and Strategy Director for TNW. Based on his experience as leader for Accenture Digital and Accenture Innovation Pieter Paul has developed a passion for matching the right technology solutions to Corporate Innovators, for acceleration of Innovation and digital transformation.
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.
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.
Reinhard Plaza Bartsch
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.
Digital Procurement Leader Grupo Nutresa
Maria Fernanda Velasquez
Digital Procurement Specialist 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.
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.
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.
Featured Past Speakers
Founder Coupa Software
World Renowned Futurist
Founder Spend Matters
Humanoid Robot DPW
Blockchain Market Lead IBM
Chief Digital Officer Brenntag
Chairman of the Board VPC Vodafone
CEO & Co-founder Deployed
Founder & CEO HFS Research
Prof. Holger Schiele
Chair Technology Management - Innovation of Operations University of Twente
SVP & Data Officer SCM Digitalization Siemens
President Global Supply Chain & CPO Henkel
EVP Digital Transformation Capgemini Invent
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour London Business School
Global Director, External Technology Innovation Johnson & Johnson
Head of Philips HealthWorks Philips
VP Procurement Deutsche Telekom
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