ProcureCon IT 2019

19 - 20 November, 2019

Frankfurt Hof Steigenberger

+44 (0)207 368 9451

Day Two – 20th November 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration and Welcome Coffee

Embracing Data Analytics and Agility

8:45 am - 8:50 am Opening Remarks – Diane Mekie, Conference Director, WBR

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chair’s Opening Address and Networking Activity:

Richard Beaumont, Former CPO at The Cooperative Bank

Richard Beaumont

Former CPO
The Cooperative Bank

9:00 am - 9:30 am In Conversation, with Interactive Polling - Big data analytics: How to use better-informed decisions to increase your positive impact on the business and improve savings performance

·         How can you use big data analytics to make better-informed decisions that increase your business impact and improve savings performance?
·         What are the new skills and capabilities IT and IT Procurement need to support an effective, big-data strategy?
·         Where are the opportunity areas for data analytics alongside suppliers?
·         How you can embrace results-driven value in data and analytics?
Michael Perkins, Director IDP Procurement at Volvo Cars

Michael Perkins

Director IDP Procurement
Volvo Cars

Dr. Kewin Stoeckigt, Head of IT Sourcing & Partner Management at Schwarz Zentrale Dienste KG

Dr. Kewin Stoeckigt

Head of IT Sourcing & Partner Management
Schwarz Zentrale Dienste KG

Tommi Rissanen, Global Supply Manager, ICT at Anglo American

Tommi Rissanen

Global Supply Manager, ICT
Anglo American

9:30 am - 10:10 am Panel Discussion with Interactive Polling: How can you transition to an agile ‘high velocity’ way of working and best prepare your people, processes and technology to deliver on digital whilst remaining compliant?

·         How can you practically drive deliverables into agile development and away from waterfall?  And what are the main pitfalls to be aware of?
·         Balancing the tension between being compliant and being agile – how do you tread this fine line?
·         What training have you put in place to steer your team on the agile journey, and what more needs to be done?
·         Can ‘agile’ go too far – in what instances is a more traditional way of working still best suited? 
Alastair Scott, IT Category Director at Aon

Alastair Scott

IT Category Director
Aon

Alexa Figgess, Head of IT and Digitalisation Technology Procurement at Airbus

Alexa Figgess

Head of IT and Digitalisation Technology Procurement
Airbus

Capitalising on Supplier Enabled Innovation

10:10 am - 10:30 am Industry Insight: Cloud – Highway to hell or road to paradise? Is the optimization of software expenses still possible?




Alfred Girr, Director Consulting at Relicense

Alfred Girr

Director Consulting
Relicense

Stefan Rautiainen, Strategic Procurement at Swisscom

Stefan Rautiainen

Strategic Procurement
Swisscom

10:30 am - 10:50 am Keynote - Third party enabled innovation: How can you leverage innovation from your suppliers, business partners and procurement team to drive holistic change that can give a competitive edge?

·         How can you define who can bring innovation to your business?
·         How can you change your organisations way of thinking?
·         How can a holistic view of innovation bring change to your strategy?
·         How can you make innovation a standard in your business?
·         What is the importance of changing your organisations set-up to receive innovation?
Bo Dungal, Head of Procurement Innovation at Danske Bank

Bo Dungal

Head of Procurement Innovation
Danske Bank

10:50 am - 11:30 am Networking Break

Inspirational Guest Speaker: Hostage Negotiation

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Guest Presentation - Lessons learnt from a hostage negotiator: How to improve your decision making and communication in high stress situations and get what you need from a negotiation

Chris White is a professional risk manager and crisis negotiator with over 25 years of experience in the industry. A proven senior leader in the global corporate security sector, Chris has led the Group Operational Security and Intelligence function at two of the largest global blue chip companies, Prudential and Old Mutual. Chris’s private sector experience follows a successful UK Government career as an international hostage and crisis negotiator, and crisis manager
Chris White, Former Police Hostage Negotiator at Former

Chris White

Former Police Hostage Negotiator
Former


Drill Down Roundtables - Collaborate with your peers on your main category of interest to source practical tips to address key common challenges and opportunities

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Roundtable 1: Strategies for buying platform and software as-a-service, to best align with your digital transformation objectives
Nicholas Wright, IT Category Manager: Global SaaS at BP

Nicholas Wright

IT Category Manager: Global SaaS
BP

Drill Down Roundtables - Collaborate with your peers on your main category of interest to source practical tips to address key common challenges and opportunities

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Roundtable 2: Negotiating liability – where do you draw the risk line with start ups and niche suppliers?
Keith Addis, Associate Director, Global Technology Sourcing Group at EY

Keith Addis

Associate Director, Global Technology Sourcing Group
EY

Drill Down Roundtables - Collaborate with your peers on your main category of interest to source practical tips to address key common challenges and opportunities

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Roundtable 3: M&A Activity: How can you best prepare for a potential or impending merger?
Phil English, Global Procurement Manager - IT at Ascensia Diabetes Care

Phil English

Global Procurement Manager - IT
Ascensia Diabetes Care

Drill Down Roundtables - Collaborate with your peers on your main category of interest to source practical tips to address key common challenges and opportunities

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Roundtable 4: How can you navigate global supplier contracts and implement a cohesive global contract strategy?
Teresa Januszkiewicz, Strategic Procurement Manager Europe at OLX Group

Teresa Januszkiewicz

Strategic Procurement Manager Europe
OLX Group

Drill Down Roundtables - Collaborate with your peers on your main category of interest to source practical tips to address key common challenges and opportunities

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Roundtable 5: How can you transform your procurement processes with RPA, machine learning and AI?
Michael Delle, Former VP IT Procurement at Former

Michael Delle

Former VP IT Procurement
Former

Creative Boardroom - Negotiation Deep Dive - Limited to 12 attendees

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Negotiation: How do you use the right tactics to improve your bargaining power with monopolistic suppliers?
·         How to use a collaborative team approach to implement the right tactics for bargaining power
·         What practical tips and tricks can you use to push your agenda?
·         What have you tried that doesn’t work and should be avoided? 

A more rigorous, creative and interactive approach to tackling the critical challenges you all face today. Collaborate with 11 of your peers and determine a new 3-step action plan to take back to the office and test.
Oren Tsidon, Purchasing Manager – EMEA IT, HR & Travel at Intel

Oren Tsidon

Purchasing Manager – EMEA IT, HR & Travel
Intel

CREATIVE BOARDROOM – Driving change management (Limited to 12 attendees)

2:10 pm - 3:20 pm Creative Boardroom: How can you drive stakeholder boldness to increase investment, deliver IT initiatives, and effect real change?
A more rigorous, creative and interactive approach to tackling the critical challenges you all face today. Collaborate with 11 of your peers and determine a new 3-step action plan to take back to the office and test

·         What do we mean by stakeholder boldness?
·         What are practical examples of how we can use this strategy to drive investment, deliver IT initiatives, and effect real change?
·         How can you get stakeholders to buy into your vision? 
Gordon Knowles, Head of Technology Procurement at Fidelity

Gordon Knowles

Head of Technology Procurement
Fidelity

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Networking Lunch

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Women in Procurement Networking Lunch – How can you showcase female talent and what are the key competencies needed to develop in leadership roles?

Tackling the biggest obstacles facing women in IT procurement today this informal lunch meeting is open to all women in procurement attending ProcureCon IT. Issues to be discussed include:

·         How is the IT Procurement industry addressing the aspirations of women to develop in leadership roles?
·         What does it means to be a woman in IT Procurement in 2019? 
·         How does a gender focus tie into your wider company diversity strategy? 
Claire Tapping, Former Head of IT Procurement at Rolls Royce

Claire Tapping

Former Head of IT Procurement
Rolls Royce


Chaired By: Richard Beaumont, Former CPO, The Cooperative Bank

Track A: Regenerating Vendor Management

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Case Study Interactive: How to optimise your tendering and competitive awarding process to ensure both speed and value
In this innovative and interactive format, spend 10-15 minutes hearing a best practice case study before being presented with a challenge to discuss by the speaker, then engage in small interactive roundtable discussions before each group presents its conclusions to the audience.

·         Is tendering still considered one of the core jobs of procurement?  And how has it developed over time?
·         What are practical case studies and best practices on increased speed, agility and clarity in tenders, as well as TCO and relationship issues?
·         How can the traditional sequencing of tendering be updated for the modern era?
·         How does this apply to IT commodities?  
Yuri Azbukin, Global Head of IT Procurement at Dräxlmaier Group

Yuri Azbukin

Global Head of IT Procurement
Dräxlmaier Group

Track A: Regenerating Vendor Management

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm In Conversation: How can you best include independent suppliers, 3rd party maintenance providers and resellers in your sourcing strategy to extend your products’ lifecycles and increase sustainability?
·         What is Free ICT Europe’s remit, and how do we work with governments, regulators, suppliers and industry to effect change?
·         How can you fight the practices by manufacturers and vendors to prevent lock in, and allow independent suppliers to play a role?
·         Aligning with the social responsibility and sustainability initiatives in your business, and how our remit can help achieve these goals
Jan Hoogstrate, Executive Director at Free ICT Europe

Jan Hoogstrate

Executive Director
Free ICT Europe


Chaired By: Michael Delle, Former VP ICT Strategic Sourcing Ericsson

Track B: Best In Class IT Procurement Strategies

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Case Study Interactive: How to best incorporate open source software in your portfolio to significantly reduce costs whilst ensuring compliance
In this innovative and interactive format, spend 10-15 minutes hearing a best practice case study before being presented with a challenge to discuss by the speaker, then engage in small interactive roundtable discussions before each group presents its conclusions to the audience.

·         Why have the risks of non-compliance with open source software licenses increased, and what are the main license requirements for open source software?
·         Operating on cheap (or sometimes free) software without the need for expensive licenses can make a huge difference to the bottom line – what are the benefits, but also the potential downsides?
·         So is open source worth the plunge?
Michael Delle, Former VP IT Procurement at Former

Michael Delle

Former VP IT Procurement
Former

Track B: Best In Class IT Procurement Strategies

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm In Conversation, Talent: How can you find the right balance between upskilling your existing team and bringing in external expertise to help drive your digital transformation initiatives?

·         How do you find the right balance between upskilling your existing team and bringing in external expertise to help drive your digital transformation initiatives?
·         Should you have IT specialists sitting within the procurement team? 
·      What should IT Procurement cover, and what should be out of scope and the responsability of the IT team?
Cian Power, Head of Indirect Categories at Imperial Brands

Cian Power

Head of Indirect Categories
Imperial Brands


Crisis Management Interactive Game - Limited to 20 attendees

2:10 pm - 3:20 pm Private Break Out Session: Scenario-based crisis management interactive game
Think you know how to negotiate your way out of a crisis?  Think again!  Don’t miss this interactive crisis management game, based on real life case studies and experiences in the field from this year’s guest speaker, a leading hostage negotiator
Chris White, Former Police Hostage Negotiator at Former

Chris White

Former Police Hostage Negotiator
Former

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Networking Break

Transforming your IT Security and Digital Initiatives

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Panel Discussion, with Interactive Polling: How can you play a proactive role in protecting against cyber threats and forge relationships in your company to mitigate ‘panic mode’ and ‘crisis approach’ reactions?

·         Instead of a reactive crisis approach that often happens, how can IT Procurement help implement a more proactive approach to cyber security?
·         How can you forge a strong working relationship with the Information Security teams, and learn how to speak their language?
·         What do you need to include in contract clauses to assess security parameters and hold suppliers accountable for data security?
Michael Deckert, Supplier Manager for Cyber Security at Siemens

Michael Deckert

Supplier Manager for Cyber Security
Siemens

Ana Buron, Independent IT Procurement Leader at Independent

Ana Buron

Independent IT Procurement Leader
Independent

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Dragons’ Den – Back By Popular Demand! - Examining the greatest and latest innovations for your digital transformation initiatives: Which offer true added value and should be considered in your future investment plans?

Back by popular demand!  Our Dragons’ den style innovation session showcases demos from pre-selected technology start-ups who will pitch their innovative tech to the host and you in the audience. The host will critique and assess their benefits to your business and function and their likelihood of future success. You will then have the opportunity to vote for the technology start-up you think is the most innovative and adds real value to your business. Will you find the next big thing?
Ana Buron, Independent IT Procurement Leader at Independent

Ana Buron

Independent IT Procurement Leader
Independent

Szymon Niemczura, VP, Co-Founder at Talent Alpha

Szymon Niemczura

VP, Co-Founder
Talent Alpha

Richard Sains, Founder at Acada

Richard Sains

Founder
Acada

Alex Short, Co-Founder at Vizibl

Alex Short

Co-Founder
Vizibl

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm End of the conference - See you next year!

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