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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.
Former Prime Minister Estonia
While in office as the Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Rõivas championed digital development and e-government, including use of blockchain to safeguard the data in government registries and introducing ground-breaking e-residency.
Chief Sustainability Officer Henkel
As the CSO of Henkel, Ulrike Sapiro reports to the board and leads an experienced team to oversee the direction and content of the corporate sustainability strategy, governance, reporting and disclosure as well the exchange and collaboration with external partners and stakeholders.
Constantijn van Oranje
Special Envoy Techleap.nl
Constantijn van Oranje leads Techleap.nl, the accelerator for the Tech-ecosystem in the Netherlands. He and his team connect the Dutch Tech-ecosystem to help ambitious and promising Dutch Tech companies grow fast internationally by improving their access to capital, market, talent and technologies.
VP Procurement Business Process & Technology Johnson & Johnson
Anthony serves as Global Vice President, procurement business process and technology at Johnson & Johnson responsible for shaping and driving the overall digital procurement strategy as well as advancing critical procurement capabilities necessary to achieve our promise of changing the trajectory of health for humanity.
Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer Mars Wrigley
Amanda Davies is the Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer at Mars Wrigley, responsible for ensuring supply chain resiliency, supplier enabled innovation, positive societal impact and sustainability. Amanda’s career at Mars includes procurement, R&D, supply chain, engineering, and human resources.
Chief Product Supply Officer, Nutrition Unilever
Jennifer Han is a member of Unilever Global Supply Chain Executive and a member of Unilever Nutrition Leadership Board. With more than 25 years with Unilever, Jennifer has a passion for pioneering, value creation and business growing and transformation. She has led various critical roles in different geographies covering the strategic design, re-shaping and optimisation of the supply chain and great execution and performance driving.
Charles is the CPO and Group Procurement Director at Tesco, one of the largest retailers of consumer goods. He is a seasoned procurement and supply management leader with vast experience in transformation projects and large change initiatives. He also acts as a non-executive director for the strategic procurement and purchasing board at the University of Cambridge.
Co-Founder & CEO Plan A
Lubomila Jordanova is the co-founder and CEO of Plan A, a software provider offering an end-to-end platform that uses machine learning and science to enable businesses to manage and improve their carbon and ESG performance. Lubomila is also co-founder of the Greentech Alliance, a community of more than 1,500 startups connected to more than 500 advisors from VC, media, and business. She was an official speaker at COP26 and G7 and serves as an Obama Foundation Europe Leader 2022. Lubomila has been recognised as a MIT Innovator Under 35 Europe 2022, Marshall Fund Fellow 2022, Top 50 Women in Tech in Germany 2021 (Handelsblatt) and 30 under 30 (Forbes), among others.
Business and Supply Chain Analytics MIT
David is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and serves as the head of the MIT Data Science Lab. He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics.
Partner McKinsey & Company
Theano is a partner in McKinsey’s Paris office and leads the Operations Practice in France. She is passionate about advanced analytics and the opportunities they create for clients across industries. She works with pioneering organizations in procurement and supply chain to help them harness the power of analytics and create a step change in their performance.
Senior Innovation Editor WIRED
At WIRED, Jeremy is in charge of analysing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will affect both consumers and businesses, Jeremy is an expert speaker in a multitude of subjects from Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to cyber security, autonomous cars to innovation in the financial sector.
Digital Procurement Futurist & Partner Kearney
Dr. Elouise Epstein is a digital procurement futurist with nearly two decades of experience working with procurement organizations to architect, design, and adopt digital technologies. Epstein’s work is geared toward disrupting subpar technology adoption and building future strategies through advanced partnerships with startups and emerging technology solution providers.
Entrepreneur | Investor | Senior Executive Chepstow Capital
As the former chairman of the board and CEO, Gisbert has driven forward Klöckner & Co’s unique digital transformation and built one of the most successful digital hubs in this context. Gisbert launched furthermore the open industry platform XOM Materials, in which the company plays a pioneering role within the steel and metals industry. Gisbert is also an experienced angel and VC fund investor. Among several other functions, Gisbert was engaged at the World Economic Forum as a member of the Digital Transformation CEO Champions, member of the Digital Leaders of Europe Board, and Co-Chair of Mining and Metals Governors. Gisbert serves currently as CEO of GFJ Acquisition I SE and Co-Founder of G&J Invest GmbH.
CPO BT Sourced
Cyril serves as BT Sourced’s Chief Procurement Officer and established BT Sourced – BT’s standalone procurement company, drawing on the best technology and people to speed up and simplify how BT manages its third party spend worldwide. Cyril created the Digital Garage, rapidly digitizing BT’s procurement organization to implement best-of-breed technologies. Before joining BT, Cyril held several executive leadership roles in the telecom industry.
VP Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence Merck
Celeste has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Human Resources Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Change Management. She serves on the boards of RWJBarnabas Health Systems and “All In Together.” She is also a member of CNBC’s Workforce Executive Council and World 50’s Inclusion and Diversity Impact Community. Celeste’s is the author of the book “How to be a Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador: Everyone’s Role in Helping All Feel Accepted, Engaged and Valued.” Her articles on diversity, equity and inclusion have been featured in numerous national and global publications. She has had the opportunity to speak at various events across the world.
Global Director Procurement Center of Excellence & Digitalization DSM
Andries Feikema is a seasoned Supply Chain professional with 20+ years experience of global experience on topics related to digitalization, people capability, continuous improvement, analytics, master data governance, and business process ownership. He is skilled in business vision & strategy design he’s led numerous global game changing change management and procurement digitalization transformation programs. Andries has been at Royal DSM is since 2012.
Founder & CEO LevaData
Rajesh has 15 years of experience managing strategic sourcing and supplier management for multiple commodities and third-party manufacturing operations. As a thought leader on fusing human and artificial intelligence to garner procurement innovation, he has delivered significant bottom-line savings through data-driven procurement practices. Rajesh holds an MBA with concentrations in supply chain management and information systems from Michigan State University.
As a professional moderator with a strong background in science and science journalism Desiree Hoving makes every meeting about complex, multidisciplinary topics such as artificial intelligence, global warming and the future of food purposeful, accessible and interactive. Speakers will shine and participants will feel involved and motivated.
VP Procurement Steering & Digitalization Deutsche Telekom
Dr. Karim Ouali has worked at Deutsche Telekom Group for more than 11 years and has 15+ years of leadership experience in procurement. At Deutsche Telekom, Karim is Vice President and responsible for procurement strategy & business steering, developing and steering procurement methods, processes and systems as well as the digitization of strategic sourcing and vendor management. He is also heading the sourcing of engineering and construction within Deutsche Telekom with billions of spend under management.
CRO SAP Intelligent Spend & Business Network
Jeff Collier is a senior executive with 22+ years’ experience at SAP. Jeff is responsible for ensuring customer and partner success, delivering on global revenue targets, defining go-to-market strategy and influencing product strategy for SAPs solutions focused on supplier management, procurement, sourcing, contingent workforce, invoicing and supply networks.
CPO Air France-KLM
Jurriaan is since 2018 CPO at Air France KLM Group, leading a journey to transform into a value creating and sustainable procurement team, whilst climbing out of the worst crisis ever in airline history. Prior to AFKL Jurriaan held various leadership roles in procurement, finance, supply chain and manufacturing with CPG businesses like PepsiCo and Unilever.
Anouk Vleugels is a former tech journalist who now works in digital publishing. A Publisher at TNW, she’s currently responsible for the company’s overall media strategy.
Co-founder & CRO Spendflo
Rajiv Ramanan is the Co-founder and CRO of Spendflo. He previously led multiple non-linear growth channels at Freshworks, such as the startup program and technology partnerships. He is also an Angel investor and has advised multiple startups. Rajiv is now on a mission to change the way SaaS is bought and sold at companies using Spendflo.
Founder & CEO Spend Matters
Jason Busch is Founder and CEO of Spend Matters, the leading source for data-backed procurement technology and solutions intelligence. He is also Co-Founder and Advisor to MetalMiner and Public Spend Forum. Jason has authored thousands of papers, blogs and essays on procurement technology since first writing about reverse auctions in 1999.
Head of Spend Channel Management and Digitalization Uniper
Starting in Uniper in 2016 and gained experience in several procurement roles. With his experience he leads a diverse expert team of RPA, AI and Chatbot Developers, Data scientists and eCatalogue experts and is responsible for the digital transformation journey within procurement in close collaboration with the business stakeholders.
Technology Reporter Financial Times
Cristina Criddle is a technology reporter at the Financial Times covering social media, the future of work, NFTs and emerging technologies. She has broken exclusives on governments launching NFTs, failures in moderation at big tech companies and illegal NDAs being used in the NHS. Previously, Cristina was a technology reporter at the BBC, working across TV, radio and online, including on the Today Programme and BBC Breakfast. She also produced the
eading BBC 3 documentary the Instagram Effect featuring exclusive testimony from insiders about how the platform impacts wellbeing.
SVP Europe JAGGAER
Justin Sadler-Smith is a procurement technology innovator who is rather keen on helping procurement functions deliver real and sustainable value. With a sharp focus on ROI and evolving the strategic role of procurement in driving ethical and sustainable supply chains, Justin brings together his 20+ years of experience in supply chain and procurement technology across multiple industries, business sizes and maturity.
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.
Professor in Applied Physics Delft University of Technology
Leo Kouwenhoven and his team at the QU Tech Lab designs experiments to place electrons in superpositions. Why? Because we need computers that can process information as quickly and efficiently as nature does, using quantum mechanics.
Lukas is the co-founder and Managing Director of Archlet, a Switzerland based strategic sourcing software company that provides advanced sourcing, analytics, and scenario optimization capabilities. After studying Data Analytics at the renowned ETH in Zürich (think of Albert Einstein), Lukas was intrigued by the challenges posed by large amounts of data for modern Procurement teams. He now works relentlessly to provide customers with a seamless solution that empowers every Procurement Pro to drive value for their organization.
DJ Ama D
Artist & Musician DJ DPW Amsterdam 2022
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.
Supply Chain and Operations Europe Lead Accenture
Pierre-Francois Kaltenbach’s key areas of expertise are sourcing and operational excellence – topics on which he has authored many point-of-view articles, including specific pieces on cost modeling, low cost country sourcing, turn around programs, commodity risk management and most recently specifically relating to open innovation and the circular economy.
VP Procurement 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.
Co-Founder & MD Prewave
Lisa Smith is the co-founder and managing director of Prewave, a global, AI-based supply chain intelligence platform. In it’s mission to make supply chains more sustainable, resilient and transparent, the custom-built AI algorithm uses publicly available data from local news, social media, and other databases to understand and report on risks impacting suppliers and commodities at every stage of the supply chain.
Group Procurement Director Guerbet
François is the Group Procurement Director at Guerbet, a leader in medical imaging worldwide. Francois has vast experience in the domains of procurement strategy development, global supply chain management, and lean deployment. He is a seasoned procurement and supply chain leader with diverse sector and industry expertise.
Head of Global 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 Marielle is a recognized change leader in delivering impressive results throughout her career with deep experience in leading through large-scale procurement transformations. Tune in for a fireside chat with Marielle for a deeper look into how she is transforming procurement in one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and why procurement must care about delivering a great user experience and developing the next generation of leaders.
Pieter Paul van Oerle
Co-Founder ScoutLab DPW
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. In 2020, Pieter Paul co-founded ScoutLab together with DPW founder Matthias Gutzmann, an open innovation program aimed at bringing innovations and emerging technology into procurement organisations.
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.
He co-founded SourceDay in 2015 after managing a manufacturing team at Dell and was a technical subject matter expert with enterprise software companies like Boomi and Pervasive. Tom and his co-founder Clint started SourceDay to transform how manufacturers, distributors, and retailers collaborate with their suppliers in order to solve supply chain challenges they both faced early in their careers.
Co-founder & COO Paid
Since joining Paid in 2019, Natasha has led on defining strategy around operations, sales, marketing and finance. Prior to this, Natasha spent 12 years as a corporate and finance lawyer at Shearman & Sterling and as an investment banker at HSBC.
Professor of Strategy, Management and Digitalisation Chalmers University of Technology
Professor of Strategy, Management and Digitalisation Chalmers University of Technology
Robin’s research interests reside at the intersection of strategy, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship and focus on how the convergence of emerging technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, IoT, and smart robotics, enable communities to create value outside of a firm’s traditional boundaries as well as challenge long-standing institutional structures in society. Leading Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer ranked her as one of 2018’s most powerful women in tech.
VP Procurement Center of Excellence UPS
Mathieu is tasked with elevating the performance of the function. Additionally, he oversees all procurement outside of the US. Mathieu has also created and leads UPS Procurement Services. He has led and implemented several large-scale procurement transformations, improving processes, technology, and practices.
World's #1 expert on productivity
David Allen’s pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the “Top five executive coaches”, and as one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership Magazine. Fast Company hailed David Allen “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.
An accomplished transformational leader focused on innovation, operational excellence, and enterprise transformation, Paula is captivated by the intersection of data and digital. Over the last 20 years she has held leadership positions with some of the world’s most notable companies including Goodyear, adidas, and most recently Novartis.
CEO & Founder TealBook
Stephany Lapierre is TealBook’s Founder and CEO and one of SCMA’s 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain. Previously, Stephany built a successful procurement consulting firm helping Fortune 500 companies improve strategic sourcing efficiencies. In 2014, she launched TealBook to enable companies to connect with trust to drive businesses forward.
Practice Leader HFS Research
Josh Matthews leads the HFS Research practices for sustainability, the energy and utilities industries, and supply chain. He spoke to COP26 about organizational sustainability, ecosystems, and procurement’s role. He is a former Cambridge City Councillor, and has backgrounds across chemical engineering, management, and sustainability in industry and academia.
Chief Platform Officer Globality
Diego is Chief Platform Officer at Globality, pushing the boundaries of AI-powered procurement. He was previously a partner at McKinsey for 11 years, focused on innovating the procurement operating model, and building McKinsey’s value proposition on digital marketplaces. Before McKinsey, he was a global commodity manager at General Motors.
COO & Co-Founder Fairmarkit
Tarek Alaruri is the COO and Co-Founder of Fairmarkit, Prior to co-founding Fairmarkit, he started his career in sales at a logistics company. He’s a board member of IU’s School of Engineering and a member of Forbes 30 under 30.
Journalist & Award-Winning Broadcaster BBC, Sky and CNN
Opinionated, charismatic and provocative – Afua Hagan is one of the leading voices on diversity in Britain. A TV news anchor, commentator, journalist and award-winning broadcaster, Afua is in high demand, regularly appearing on ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, the BBC, Sky and CNN. She is a distinguished Commentator on the British Royal Family, featuring on UK and international outlets.
VP Supply Chain Management Germany Siemens Energy
Nicole Seitz has many years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management. In her current position as Head of Procurement Germany and Europe at Siemens Energy Global, Nicole is leading a European purchasing group responsible for the purchase of all electrotechnical and mechanical demands of gas and steam power plants as well as decarbonization projects.
CEO & Co-Founder Craft
Ilya started his career in corporate finance with Goldman Sachs. He then held business development roles in two venture-backed companies, Spot Runner and Crunchyroll, and was a VP with venture capital fund Venrock before founding Craft in 2015.
Jack is a Partner at PeakSpan Capital, a B2B software-focused growth equity firm with $1.5BN AUM. Jack focuses exclusively on supply chain, procurement and payments and has partnered with over twenty ScaleUps over the last eight years. Jack writes often on ProcureTech and supply chain and has made several investments in the space.
Chief Sustainability Officer Zai Lab
Jim Massey is one of the world’s leading global ESG/Sustainability practitioners. He has led and developed groundbreaking programs ranging from the industry-leading Healthy Heart Africa, which addresses healthcare infrastructure and access in sub-Saharan Africa, to Ambition Zero Carbon, one of the first seven Net Zero SBTI approved programs in the world. Jim is a longtime advocate and developer of diverse and inclusive organizational cultures that deliver results for customers, employees, supply chains, communities, and investors. He is a recognized thought leader in sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion and was named one of Compliance Week Magazine’s Top Minds in 2019.
CEO & Co-Founder Portcast
Nidhi Gupta is an experienced strategy and logistics professional. She has a decade of leadership and C-level consulting experience in Asia Pacific with the Deutsche Post DHL group. Nidhi is passionate about digitisation and innovation in the supply chain and logistics industry. She is currently the co-founder of Portcast, a logistics technology startup in Singapore, backed by leading VCs, which uses machine learning and real-time external data to make global supply chains dynamic and predictive.
Operating Partner Copley Equity
Roberto is an Operating Partner at Copley Equity with focus on portfolio investments in the eastern region. He brings 20+ years of operating experience with an emphasis on sales, marketing, and operations. He is active in both pre-close due diligence and post-close value creation effort.
Moderator & Presenter
Claudia has been working as a professional presenter live on-stage and in front of the camera for many years. An entrepreneur and investor, CLaudia leads conferences & panels on topics such as digitalization, sustainability, and transformation.
Head of Insights & Enablement Global Procurement Roche
PatrickPatrick is the Head of Insights & Enablement for Procurement at Roche and is leading the function’s strategy and transformation. 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.
Arnold Liwanag is TealBook’s Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he led the Artificial Strategy and Transformation practice at PwC/Strategy, and has held technical leadership positions at Scale AI, Hewlett Packard, and Sybase. He is a coveted speaker at industry events and recently served as CTO at IVADO Labs.
Author, international keynote speaker, guest lecturer at London Business School nexxworks
Rik Vera inspires businesses to act upon their Day After Tomorrow. He is a renowned and sought after global speaker and lecturer, a trusted advisor and coach to companies large & small. He is also author of “Managers The Day after Tomorrow”, a management book about digital transformation, innovation mindset, extreme customer centricity, business model design and creating sustainable and future-proof organisations.
Maria Jesus Saenz
Director MIT Digital Supply Chain Transformation MIT
Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz is the Director of the Digital Supply Chain Transformation Lab at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. We apply quantitative research methodologies to assess how data-driven ecosystems create value in supply chains. Our three research domains are multidimensional collaboration, digital capabilities and AI in supply chains.
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.
Partner Deloitte UK
Kathryn leads Deloitte UK’s procurement practice. She has over 20 years’ experience in procurement, specialising in digital procurement. Kathryn has led numerous end to end procurement transformation programmes and advised on many more. She has worked with organisations across many industries including consumer products, oil and gas, retail, financial services and life sciences.
Head of Global Procurement & Transformation 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.
Founder & CEO Interos
A highly sought-after global supply chain architect and strategist with over 25 years of industry experience, Jennifer regularly appears in Business Insider, Bloomberg, Financial Times, CNBC, Sky News, the Wall Street Journal, and other outlets. Jennifer has also been called on to share her expertise with numerous congressional committees, including the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, the Homeland Security Governmental Affairs Committee, and the U.S.– China Economic Security Review Commission.
CEO & Co-Founder Matchory
Supply chain expert, big data and AI enthusiast, CEO Matchory. Aiko’s personal motivation is to make supply chains completely transparent so that both companies and consumers can make efficient and sustainable decisions in the manufacture and purchase of products.
Head of Digital Procurement Excellence Maersk
Lucas Rulff leads the Digital Procurement Excellence team @ Maersk, which supports the digitization of procurement globally. Working in Procurement for 15 years, Lucas has also spent time in the retail industry with the likes of IKEA and Target. Lucas is passionate about using the powers of digitization to transform the modern procurement function and add bottom line value.
Head of Procurement Datadog
Co-Founder & MD akirolabs
Detlef Schultz is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at akirolabs, a provider of an ecosystem-wide, AI-enabled strategic procurement collaboration platform. Detlef looks back at a stellar career in procurement. He is the founder and ex-CEO of the Vodafone Procurement Company and a Procurement Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
CEO & Founder Cirtuo
Drasko has played a significant role in the digital transformation of the procurement industry by dedicating thousands of hours to researching and developing Cirtuo Guided Strategy Creation™. As a result, Cirtuo’s AI-powered solutions identify hidden savings, mitigate supply risks, and quickly guide category managers through category analysis.
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.
Founder & CEO Unite
Sebastian co-founded Unite (then Mercateo) inSebastian co-founded Unite (then Mercateo) in 2000 and has been on the board ever since. He became CEO in 2021. He’s our visionary, the maverick mind behind our innovative B2B platform. Sebastian started his career at McKinsey, advising clients on IT strategies. He’s driven by finding the right solution, believing innovation is not possible without motivation.
Executive Director Ethical Systems
Alison Taylor is the executive director at Ethical Systems and an Adjunct Professor at the New York University Stern School of business. Alison has expertise in strategy, sustainability, political and social risk, culture and behavior, human rights, ethics and compliance, stakeholder engagement, anti corruption and professional responsibility. She is currently writing a book on the new landscape for business ethics, for Harvard Business Review Press.
CEO & Founder DeepStream Technologies
Jack is the CEO & Founder of DeepStream and he believes optimising the exchange of information in the transacting of goods and services on the best terms achievable in the fastest time – and best-of-breed procurement software is the future to get us there.
Founder & CEO Thinking Machine
Richard is the Founder and CEO of Thinking Machine, a tech start-up with an AI platform created to integrate IT & Telecom contracts and their invoices. He was an executive at Telstra, the largest Telco company in Australia, where he worked for over a decade with Business Intelligence and Finance.
Director Procurement Digitization & Strategy Johnson & Johnson
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.
VP Interos Resilience Lab Interos
The Interos Resilience Lab generates data-driven insights, research and analysis on supply chain disruptions, topical issues and best practices for supply chain risk management. As former VP of Supply Chain Research and Advisory at Gartner Geraint’s expertise is in sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management and collaboration, supply chain risk and resilience, and digital transformation.
Chief Product Officer JAGGAER
Dawn Andre has successfully developed and grown profitable technology portfolios in B2B, supply chain and sourcing and procurement. She has led global organizations in product, strategy, marketing, sales, business & corporate development, engineering, channels and alliances, services and support. She is skilled in all aspects of M&A. A strategic visionary, who delivers shareholder value by focusing on solutions to market problems.
Matthias is responsible for enterprise sales, partnerships, customer success and operations. Matthias invests in procurement technology startups, and has served startups and scaleups in several capacities. He has an extensive background in procurement and supply management from 10 years in consulting, last with McKinsey & Company.
Source-to-Contract Team Lead FrieslandCampina
A category procurement specialist with 16 years of experience in 6 different countries, Maïwenn spent much of her career covering direct categories for Nestlé. Since her very first days as a buyer, Maïwenn has been a fervent user of e-sourcing tools. Now a sourcing team leader for FrieslandCampina, Maïwenn is overseeing the company’s procurement transformation, including a total revamp of its tools and systems.
Managing Director & Co-Founder Lhotse
Henning is a Managing Director & Co-Founder of Lhotse. Lhotse’s innovative SaaS solution supercharges indirect procurement for enterprises by easily embedding into existing eProcurement systems. Henning spent several years at Boston Consulting Group, where he advised DAX 40 & EURO STOXX 50 enterprises on strategic topics in procurement, compliance and digitalization.
CEO & Founder Vizibl
As founder and CEO of Vizibl, Mark helps complex organisations work more collaboratively and innovatively with suppliers to drive sustainable business growth. In 2004, he founded Procurement Leaders, the world’s largest procurement network. Mark is passionate about procurement’s ability to drive positive change, reflected in his book Procurement with Purpose.
Head of Partnerships & Social Procurement Unilever
Alexandra Tarmo 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.
Head of Strategic and Public Sector DACH Amazon Business
Burkard Schemmel is a senior leader for business origination and digital business strategy, implementation, and operations. Burkard has been working for 20 years in the high tech industry – from strategy to daily operations.
Carin Warner is the co-founder of Notably, a modern PR firm for high-growth companies that want to scale quickly, raise serious capital, be acquired or go public. She was also the founder of MullenLowe’s PR division and Warner Communications, a boutique PR firm that was sold to a VC company.
Co-Founder & CEO Sastrify
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.
Head of Strategic Procurement Digitalization & Systems Deutsche Telekom
Zsolt has worked at Deutsche Telekom for 11 years and is currently responsible for managing and developing Deutsche Telekom’s strategic procurement tools and processes. In a career that spans 18 years, he has specialized in different areas of procurement and gained experience in cost modeling, global ERP rollout, digital signature implementation and operational excellence projects. Currently his focus topic is data driven procurement. Zsolt’s personal belief is ‘if something cannot be described with numbers, then it simply does not exist.’
Co-Founder & MD carbmee
Christian is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of carbmee. Previously, he was co-founder of scoutbee – one of the most successful procurement startups – the smart supplier search. Christian holds a PhD in supply chain management, which he acquired in cooperation with BASF and the global roll-out of enterprise software.
Manager Procurement Vendr
Co-founder and CEO Mithra-Ai
Dr. Arash Saberi is a technology enthusiast with a passion for product development. Since 2021, he has been leading the Mithra-Ai product development with a strong vision of the future of procurement intelligence. Arash believes in a bright future where people are supported seamlessly at the right moment with machine-generated insights.
Founder & CEO Focal Point
Anders Lillevik is the CEO and founder of Focal Point – a company providing an end-to-end enterprise procurement orchestration platform. For more than 20 years as a Chief Procurement Officer, Anders has helped organizations such as Fannie Mae, QBE Insurance, and Webster Bank optimize their procurement operations.
Risk Management Specialist Tetra Pak
With over 15 year’s experience in supplier management and in global roles within risk management and sustainability, Maria is a valued subject matter expert. Recently, she has led several projects as part of the ongoing transformation journey in Tetra Pak’s supplier management, aiming to secure a risk-based approach and a balance between effectiveness and efficiency in supply chain risk management.
Founder & CEO Part Analytics
Jithendra founded Part Analytics in 2019 after recognizing pain points in electronics procurement and designing elegant and effective systems to address them. He is passionate about procurement and supply chain management and has a keen sense for how technology can disrupt traditional silo-based procurement and strategic sourcing.
Director Relationship Management, Europe Beeline
Manfred brings more than 25 years’ experience in the contingent labour industry, having worked for Manpower and, Accenture as global category practice lead for non-permanent labour. As part of this role, he was responsible for managing internal and external clients’ contingent labour workforce needs, development of total workforce strategies as well as developing sourcing strategies for contingent labour.
Jorge Rodriguez Martin
Head of Sales Europe riskmethods
Jorge Rodriguez is the Head of Sales Europe for riskmethods and has over 10 years of experience in the software business. In his role he is successfully helping supply chain and procurement organizations implement solutions to increase performance, reduce costs and minimize risks.
Founder & CEO Supplier Day
Caitlyn Lewis is the founder and CEO of Supplier Day. Throughout her career she’s learnt that how you communicate determines whether or not you achieve your goals. Now she’s on a mission to help organizations achieve their biggest goals by building stronger relationships with their suppliers.
EVP WNS Denali
As the Founder and CEO of Denali (Now a WNS Company), Alpar helps procurement organizations design and build robust, digitally enabled ecosystems. Unofficially recognized as the “Sultan of Strategic Sourcing,” Alpar holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon Tepper Business School and has held management positions at Ariba, FreeMarkets, and E&Y.
VP of Business Development Certa
Patrick is VP of Business Development for Certa’s Marketplaces & Gig Economy vertical, empowering companies at all stages to automate third party risk management across a variety of domains. Prior to Certa, he spent 10 years with Accuity, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions company, building their tech portfolio and helping companies to optimize payment and compliance efficiency. Patrick resides in New York City with his French Bulldog Dauphine.
VP Customer Advocacy Icertis
Roman Howe is responsible for both the success of all existing Icertis customers in Europe, as well as the business expansion with those customers. Icertis’ mission is to ensure that the intent of every contract across enterprise-wide is realised. Roman previously held executive positions at Salesforce and IBM, with Customer Success and Growth at the core of what he prioritises every day.
Founder & CEO GSES
Manager Procurement Business Services KPN
Marnix Laurs firmly believes the best long-term results are achieved by focusing on partnering, open communication and building liaisons. Day-to-day Marnix is motivated by the combination of the rapidly moving technical innovations, the changing consumer demands and the constant altering role of partners and competitors within this distributors market.
Co-Founder & CEO Versed AI
Cambridge University spin-out providing enterprises with AI-powered supply chain visibility down to tier-n. With 16 years of global financial services experience, a CFA and MBA, Fenella brings a wealth of industry knowledge to tackle one of today’s key supply chain challenges.
As SupplHi’s founder and director, Giacomo drives innovation in Supplier Management enhancing digital collaboration between Buyers and Vendors in industrial B2B supply chains. Previously, Giacomo worked as Management Consultant at Bain&Co.
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.
Founder & CEO Mercanis
Fabian Heinrich is the Founder and CEO of Mercanis. Mercanis provides a holistic sourcing suite to procurement departments and fixes indirect procurement processes through technology. Before founding Mercanis, Fabian founded and led Scoutbee and has gathered experience through working with procurement departments of various Fortune 500 companies.
CEO Team Procure
Joe Wolin serves as the CEO for Team Procure, a leader in cloud-based procurement solutions. He has a background in electrical engineering and has helped found multiple internet-based startups.
Carly is co-founder of Notably, a boutique public relations agency dedicated to helping high-growth companies scale their brand reputations by leveraging the power of earned media. Prior to starting Notably, Carly was a partner at PressFriendly, and created Pretty Litter, a color-changing cat litter that was sold to Mars, Inc.
Customer Account Manager EMEA riskmethods
Roderick is responsible for managing riskmethods’ customer accounts in the EMEA region. In the past, Roderick has held a variety of roles in account management and business development in various Saas companies. From implementation to successful project closure, Roderick is passionate about enabling customers to gain maximum value from The riskmethods Solution™.
Senior Advisor | CPO | Non-executive Director H&Z Group
Martina serves as a senior advisor at H&Z Group in the areas of procurement, sustainability, and transformation. As a global leader at General Motors, MAN, BMW, and as CPO at Volvo Cars she has a deep understanding of the automotive industry and has led its transformation to new technologies and a responsible and CO2-reduced business. In addition, Martina is a non-executive director of a mobility startup and Tier 1 boards.
CTO & Co-Founder PACTUM
Kristjan Korjus is co-founder and CTO of Pactum. Pactum helps companies to improve commercial agreements, by automatically negotiating them on a massive scale. He was previously head of AI at Starship Technologies, which has the largest fleet of self-driving delivery robots. Furthermore, Kristjan led a successful GitHub project, replicating DeepMind’s famous Atari game-playing AI, and is a co-author of the best-selling book in Estonia, “Bedside Reading About Mathematics”. Kristjan holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Masters in Mathematics.
Head of Global Procurement Portfolio, Resource & Performance Management Roche
Stephan joined Roche in 2000 and in his current capacity he is overseeing the Portfolio, Performance and Resource Management within Global Procurement and reports into Marielle Beyer (Head Roche Global Procurement ). Beside this, Stephan is sponsoring the Accounts Payable (AP) related efforts within Global Procurement in close collaboration with Roche Group Treasury.
Charlotte de Brabandt
Senior Strategic Manager Amazon Business
Dr. Charlotte de Brabandt is a world-renowned technology and negotiation keynote speaker & host with ample global industry experience in the field of automotive, timepieces, technology, pharma, consumer goods and medical devices.She’s a published author, TEDX speaker, ISM 30 under 30 Megawatt winner and a key member of the ISM Thought Leadership Council, executive board member of Global Women Procurement Professionals (GWPP) and advisory board member of the Global Council for Diversity and Inclusion in Procurement (GCDIP).
Founder & CEO Per Angusta
As Per Angusta’s Founder, Pierre runs the development of the company’s long-term vision. Pierre recently took the position of Chief Product Officer to run the product strategy for Per Angusta and Spend HQ platforms. Before turning entrepreneur, Pierre served as Procurement Director and right hand of the global CPO at The Adecco Group.
Co-Founder ScoutLab DPW
Herman is Innovation Director at nlmtd, and former global open innovation lead ISS A/S. Herman has 15+ years of eHerman is Innovation Director at nlmtd, co-founder of DPW ScoutLab, and former global open innovation lead ISS A/S. Herman has 15+ years of experience in the outsourcing industry for real estate and facility services, in business and corporate innovation functions. He is the architect of the first Vested outsourcing innovation partnership in Europe.
Ryan Walicki, dedicated the early part of his career to S2P operations and consulting. He is now obsessed with filling enterprise software functionality gaps and driving the evolution of digital procurement.
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