ProcureCon IT 2018

04 - 05 December, 2018

Novotel Amsterdam City

44 020 7036 1309


2017 Speakers

Nigel Roy
Procurement Manager – IT
Nigel is responsible for ICT and Professional services procurement for Primark Stores, and is based in Dublin, Ireland. He previously worked in various roles in procurement at Glanbia, Central Bank of Ireland, AIB Group and Arvato Systems. Nigel will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Retail Sector Roundtable: Challenges And Opportunities’ on the 6th December.
Cian Power
Category Manager – Professional Services & IS
Imperial Brands
Cian is a Global Category Manager with responsibility for professional services (HR, finance, legal, consultancy) and IT spend categories. His primary responsibilities are both supporting the central functions with their business transformation journeys, plus development and implementation of complimentary category solutions through a local procurement operations network. He has recent experience with sourcing CRM and HR cloud systems, associated system integration, category strategy and establishment of preferred supplier lists for consultancy and system integration and separate projects covering first generation global HR, finance and IT infrastructure outsourcing. A key multi-country procurement driven success this year has been with European mobile telecoms. Cian’s current focus is finance planning and reporting tools, global wide area network and supporting the IT function with the next phase of their transformation journey (outsource vs retain decision) and the subsequent sourcing requirements that the implementation of the category strategy may generate for application development, support and management. Cian will be hosting the Case Study Revolution ‘On the Move - Maximizing Mobility Services and Bringing Your Own Device in 2017’ on the 6th December.
Cuong Nguyen
Head of IT Procurement
Danske Bank
Cuong is responsible for the procurement of Hardware, Software, IT Services, IT Consultants, Network and Telco across Danske Bank Group. He will be hosting the Case Study Revolution ‘Invisible Security – What Is It And How Can You Apply It To Your Organisation?’ on the 7th December.
Richard Beaumont
Former CPO
The Cooperative Bank
Before taking on the top procurement job at Prudential Global Digital Services, Richard Beaumont held leading procurement positions at the Co-Op Bank and Rolls-Royce. Combined with his background in consultancy at McKinsey and as an Officer in the British Army, Richard’s deep knowledge and understanding of the procurement profession position him perfectly to steer discussions as Chairman, and a Panel Moderator at ProcureCon IT Europe.
Angela Porte
Head of Procurement & Commercial
Angela is responsible for all Procurement and Commercial Management related activities, reporting to the Chief of Staff. She is accountable for directing and leading the function in the management and purchasing of products and service acquisitions; ongoing management of strategic vendor relationships; procurement and SRM processes and governance; and ensuring the supply chain is managed effectively and efficiently. Angela will be devliering the opening keynote ‘In IT Together - The Future of the CPO and CIO Partnership In The Age Of Digital Disruption’ on the 6th December, as well as joining the Panel Discussion ‘Cloud Transformation – How Agile Can You Be Without Compromising Risk And Compliance?’ on the 6th December.
Anthony Nichols
VP, Global IT Procurement
Opera Software
Anthony has been in his current role since 2014, and at Opera Software since 2006. Opera makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs, and the business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Anthony will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Creating A Data Centre Category Management Strategy That Fits Your Needs’ on the 7th December.
Nicholas Wright
IT Category Manager - Global Hosting
Nicholas acts as Commercial lead for IT services vendors to BP, managing Cloud platform sourcing for BP IT&S, PaaS and IaaS (Public/Hybrid/Private), on prem-Global Hosting Services, Brokerage and other cloud orchestration utilities. He is also responsible for strategy and change, namely the development and execution of the commercial strategy and associated sourcing events to support of a number of high profile, strategic transformation initiatives, which includes commercial lead to BP's cloud transformation programme which is an enterprise wide programme moving BP's existing on-prem infra into the cloud. He is also responsible for managing the commercial, contractual and governance relationships between BP and those suppliers delivering into the global hosting category space, such as AWS, Azur, HPE and ServiceNow. Nicholas will be hosting the Roundtable ‘The Escape Hatch: Mastering Smooth Exit Strategies With Suppliers’ on the 6th December.
Dolores Barolo
Head of Procurement
Dolores has been working at Irdeto for 7 years. Irdeto is a security company, focusing mainly in media and entertainment, but also in the automotive industry. Fighting cybercrime is one of Irdeto’s main objectives, and the company’s aim is to build a secure future by securing the world's digital platforms. As head of the global Procurement department, Dolores’s role is to manage the direct and indirect procurement of goods and services for categories like IT, Engineering, Marketing Intelligence, Travel and Facility. Together with her team, she supports the business on sourcing requirements, aiming to continuously improve processes and reduce costs where possible. Working in a fast moving company like Irdeto, procurement plays a key role in collecting requirements and delivering the proper negotiation agreements and the accompanying framework that will further enable the business to reach its goals. Dolores will be joining the Panel Discussion ‘Cloud Transformation – How Agile Can You Be Without Compromising Risk And Compliance?’ on the 6th December.
Elena Van Bockel
Group Procurement IT Category Director
Elena is responsible within Group Procurement for three IT Categories: Hardware, Software and Telecommunications. She is also Head of Procurement of the Infrastructure & Data Management division on a corporate level. Elena will be joining the Panel Discussion ‘From Pipe Dream To Reality - How Can You Establish Global Contracts Leveraging Global Relationships And Volume?’ on the 6th December.
Stanislav Medvedovski
Procurement Manager
Stanislav is a Procurement Manager at ngena GmbH with responsibility to build the procurement function from the “greenfield”. In this position his main focus is on the setup of the procurement processes and sourcing strategies in IT, Networks and professional services spend categories. ngena stands for „Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance“. Founded in 2016 by leading international telecommunication providers ngena today works with global alliance partners to offer high quality and standardised global software defined network services (SD-WAN) to enterprise customers via the strong partner ecosystem. Previously, Stanislav was working in Group Procurement at Colt Technology Services in Frankfurt and London in various positions with main focus on Global IT Procurement followed by his work as Strategic Sourcing Manager at Ericsson responsible for IT & Services Sourcing in the region Western & Central Europe. Stanislav will be contributing to the Case Study Revolution “ Trends in Telecommunications- How can IT Procurement take advantage of changes brought on by new Technologies and Software Defined Networking?” on the 6th December 2017.
Ilse Persoons
Domain Procurement Officer Technology
BNP Paribas Fortis
Ilse has been in her current role since 2015, and was previously Global Lead Buyer Telecom at BNP Paribas, and previous to that at ING as a Procurement Manager. Ilse is also on the Board of Directors of BELTUG, the largest Belgian association of digital technology leaders coming from different economic sectors and the government. Ilse will be presenting the case study ‘Jack Be Nimble – Adapting To Agile Digital Transformation And Agile Ways Of Working In IT Procurement ‘ on the 6th December.
Gauthier Gamby
Group Procurement Category Director, IT & Telco
Gauthier manages the global IT & Telco category spend of more than 1B€/year, with a direct team of 60 global category managers/buyers and country buyers in 13 countries for Group global entities and regions. Gauthier will be contributing to the Panel Discussion ‘From Pipe Dream To Reality - How Can You Establish Global Contracts Leveraging Global Relationships And Volume?’ on the 6th December.
Henk Van Dijk
IT Strategy Consultant
Over 25 years of experience in IT from engineering roles, project and program lead, line management and IT Consultancy. Worked on many change initiatives with IT Sourcing partners (near shore and off shore) over these years in various different setups and agreements.
Kristof Van Passel
Group Head of Indirect Procurement
Thomas Cook
Kristof leads a team of Procurement Managers in UK&I, Belgium, Netherlands and France, and has been at Thomas Cook since 2005. Kristof will be taking part in the Oxford Style Debate ‘IT Procurement Directors Should Source New Talent From IT, Not Procurement’ on the 7th December.
Rajib Saha
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Rajib is a Director of Group Sourcing at Ericsson since 2016, splitting his time between India and Sweden. In this capacity, he has been a member of global leadership team, responsible for Sourcing and Management of IT spend portfolio of over USD 2 billion. He leads a multi-national team that works out of 7 cities, across 3 continents. Previously, he was a management consultant at Infosys, where he was instrumental in incubating and growing a successful Sourcing and Procurement consulting business. He will be contributing to the Panel Discussion ‘Technology, Digitization, and Delighting in The Disruption - How To Ease Into New Technologies And Deploy Them To Your Organisation’ on the 6th December.
As head of the Norwegian public procurement department Dag is in charge of public procurement in Norway. The Norwegian government procures for $ 90 billions pr. year. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure that public procurement in full compliance with the financial regulations and rules, and for ensuring that it provides value for money and the requisite quality for taxpayers. Dag is also responsible for the CPB, the unit in charge of negotiating frameworkagreements for the Norwegian government Dag’s department works in relation to covers all kind types of procurements such as for; goods, services, ICT, works/construction, army equipment and infrastructure investments, and has a remit to improve public procurement in Norway. There are 65 employees in his department. Before Dag started as CPO in Norway, he was a director I PwC. He worked as a procurement consultant for eight years
Ian Watson
Head of IT Category Management
Since 2012 Ian has worked in Nordea's Strategic IT Sourcing Group and is currently Head of Category Management for IT. He also has 9 years’ engineering experience in the high tech manufacturing industry with British Aerospace, followed by 10 years’ experience as an IT consultant for both IT Procurement and IT transformation and delivery roles with Accenture. Ian will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Financial Services Sector Roundtable: Challenges And Opportunities’ on the 6th December, as well as joning the Panel Discussion ‘Cloud Transformation – How Agile Can You Be Without Compromising Risk And Compliance?’ on the 6th December.
Hans Wagenaar
Global Category Lead ICT
Hans has been the Global Category Lead ICT since 2010, and at Heineken since 2007, and was previously at Nortel, Mitsubishi Caterpillar and Aramco. Hans will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Making The Transition To An Agile Way Of Working – How, In Conjunction With IT, does IT procurement needs to adapt its selection and contracting?’ on the 7th December.
Mukhtar Shah
IT Procurement Manager
Mukhtar manages the IT Procurement across Europe for EIPC, which is the European Independent Purchasing Company Limited, trading as IPC Europe; a non-profit making organisation owned by Subway® Franchisees in Europe. Formed in 2001, IPC Europe was set up to enable Subway® Franchisees to gain from the financial and service discounts that come from purchasing and supplying product in large volumes. Today EIPC manages over £1.5 billion worth of contracts on behalf of the 5000+ Subway® Franchises in Europe. As well as the purchasing and supply of Subway®-specified and approved food, packaging, equipment and business solutions, EIPC also provides services to help Subway® Franchisees in the areas of quality control, managing equipment support and maintenance, insurance, utilities, merchant services, waste management, technology and more. Since 2001, EIPC has delivered over £289 million of benefits to Subway® Franchisees in Europe. Mukhtar has written an article for the conference attendees on preparing for the For the General Data Protection Legislation (GPDR), and will also be a Parciipant in the Roundtable ‘Overcoming The Key Challenges Facing Multi National Organisations Looking To Automate And Transform’ on the 7th December.
Markku Kähkönen
Director Category Management IT
Markku is responsible for the category management of IT infrastructure, hardware and software, as well as the development and implementation of IT infrastructure related strategies. He leads a team of experienced Category Managers, and is also involved in supplier relationship management, contracting and the SRM non-trade purchasing approval process. Markku will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Creating A Hardware Category Management Strategy That Truly Fits Your Needs’ on the 6th December.
Jose Rafael Reina
Global Sub-Category Manager – IT Hardware & Telecom
Jose is responsible for supplier management of global vendors, support to global IT operations, and cost management & optimization. Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. He will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Creating A Telecomms Category Management Strategy That Fits Your Needs’ on the 7th December.
Floris Bax
Global Category Manager IT Services
Tata Steel
Floris has been at Tata Steel since 2015, and was previously a Category Manager at Cofely NV Nederland. Floris will be presenting a case study ‘Creating An Effective And Flexible Outsourcing Strategy -How To Divide IT Spend Into Three Towers And Put In Place Non Exclusive Contracts’ on the 7th December.
Szilvia Sipos
Senior Category Manager – Indirects,
Szilvia has been at Amcor as a Category Management in Indirect Procurement since 2013, and was previously at E.ON as a Group Supplier Relationship Manager, and in Sourcing at GE. Amcor is the world’s largest packaging company, with annual sales of $10 billion, and over 29,000 employees operating in over 43 countries globally. Szilvia will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Manufacturing Sector Roundtable: Challenges And Opportunities’ on the 7th December.
Mohammad is the Head of Procurement, Facility Management (Estate Portfolio & Services) and Supply Chain (incl. Logistic Center). He is a member of the Operations Management Team, has 8 direct reports and management responsibility for about 180 FTE's
Frans Barends
Sr. Dir. Procurement & Business Services
Georgia Institute of Technology
Frans is the Chief Procurement Officer and Sr. Director of Procurement & Business Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology, managing Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Travel, Insurance, Assets and Logistics. After leaving the Military, he worked in Supply Chain positions across industries including, Leaf Inc. and Hershey - Food Industry, UtiliCorp United – Energy and Utilities, MA Mortenson, Construction and Dartmouth College before coming to Georgia Tech. Prior to Georgia Tech Frans was the Director of Procurement and Auxiliary Services at Dartmouth College. Across industries, he has focused on process improvement, organizational redesign and system enhancement and integrations. Over the last 15 years he has conducted ERP implementations and upgrades with PeopleSoft and Oracle, and multiple eBusiness, Imaging and travel and expense system implementations. His experience includes leadership, personnel development and change management in the office and in field. His Supply Chain experience includes Procurement, Warehousing, Manufacturing and Logistics. Additionally, he has experience in project management, organization and process design, integrated operations and team building. While at Georgia Tech he has led changes to the organizational structure and processes by implementing a range of systems including a full eBusiness Procure-to-Pay SciQuest Suite, electronic Travel and Expense system, Integrated Imaging storage and workflows, eSourcing, electronic vendor registrations and Spend Analytics. Georgia Tech achieved a rare 100% Federal Audit score on the recent Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR).
Hendrik Zwart
Sales Director
Rimini Street

Hendrik is a 25 year veteran of the IT industry. He started his career working in the SNA-TCP/IP and EDI space, notably with Sterling Commerce and 10 years ago he entered the new field of independent maintenance working with TomorrowNow (an SAP company) and then subsequently with Rimini Street. Hendrik has been helping SAP and Oracle clients make dramatic savings on their operational costs during that time. He will be presenting the session ‘Industry Insight: Uncover Real Savings from Ongoing Operations And Drive Innovation Agility’ on the 5th December.

James Cochlin
Principle Consultant and Head Audit & Compliancy Services
James Cochlin is Principle Consultant and Head of Audit & Compliancy Services at JNC, A company which has been providing SAP License Management services since 2009. In total James possesses over 12 years’ experience in SAP License Management and Auditing with significant knowledge and experience in SAP security, Authorisations and GRC. In the past, James was an SAP License Auditor for Deloitte. As Global Technical Lead James audited clients around the world on behalf of SAP, and was involved in the development of SAP’s License Audit Methodology. Now James works with customers helping reduce their risk of non-compliance, identify cost savings and avoid the pit-falls of licensing SAP estates. Throughout his consulting career, James has worked at some of the largest clients of SAP helping them solve complex licensing problems whilst helping them regain control of SAP Licensing and Compliancy. James continues to train SAP Consultants on SAP licensing to the highest standards, he was the lead architect of a well know SAP Software Asset Management tool, and is held in high esteem internationally as a leading SME and authority on SAP License Management.
Dave Leur
Global Sales Manager Enterprise
Dave started his career at Dell where he focused on supporting large and global customers, specifically for the software needs. After 4 years Dave moved to COMPAREX as a Senior Account Manager. During the last 3 years Dave is responsible for the Dutch Enterprise Account Team and Sales Manager for the Global Sales Team where they manage all their global customers. From a global perspective they ensure that all countries are aligned to the high level of service they offer to their customers.
Bart Idenburg
Solution Advisor IBM
Bart started his career at COMPAREX as a Purchaser. After 5 years he specialized himself as a IBM Solution Advisor. As a Solution Advisor, Bart advises companies to optimize their IBM contracts to save costs, ensure customer compliance, discuss the customers roadmap and match this with IBM solutions.
Ron Vermeulen
Manager Cloud Solutions
Ron had several (pre) sales and consultancy jobs at IT companies. In 2014 he became the manager for the consultants and lead architect team at Brainforce. Ron is very knowledgeable concerning the various IT solutions and migrations, with an emphasis on cloud. In 2015 Ron joined the COMPAREX organization to manage the Microsoft Cloud team. He was responsible to create a strategy for the Cloud team within COMPAREX. Ron and his team created inspiration sessions, assessments, workshops, various training and adoption plans to help customers move to the Cloud. Since the start of 2017 Ron joined the COMPAREX global organization to create new standardized Managed Services that will fulfill the needs of customers on a global level.
Leo den Hollander
Global Account Manager Enterprise
Leo started his career at Microsoft where he assisted various global accounts as an inside sales. In 2013 Leo joined COMPAREX as an Account Manager where he served customer in various segments. After 2 years Leo switched towards the Enterprise Team and currently is managing several global customers as an advisor for their software spend, contract negotiation and process improvements.
Frederik Storhaug
Global Sales Director
Frederik joined COMPAREX in 2006, where he started as Key Account Manager. He fulfilled various different roles within COMPAREX. Currently Frederik is Global Sales Director at COMPAREX. The Global Sales Team manages all the global customers to ensure our high service levels are maintained in all countries.
Jacob Böhme
Independent Procurement Expert
Jacob is the leader of the IT procurement function, responsible for establishing vision and objectives, recruiting and training to build the team, establishing process and policy in order to deliver high quality ITprocurement support to Maersk Group IT Infrastructure Services and Maersk Line IT. In this role he works closely with strategy and architecture, service management, heads of project and delivery organisations and professional services team to deliver procurement and vendor management activities in support of strategic and operational outcomes. Key deliverables include recruiting and building procurement, vendor and contract management team, management of sourcing pipeline and driving strategic procurement inititiatives, establishing vendor governance and performance managment processes and establishing procurement control processes. Jacob will be contributing his expertise to the Panel Discussion ‘The Early Bird Gets The Worm - How To Take Advantage of Innovation, Collaboration and Customization With Key Suppliers’ on 7th December.
Janek Veermäe
Head of Global Business Development
JP Crametz
Consulting Principal
Oncept Consulting Group
Steve Wright
Group Data Privacy & InfoSec Officer
John Lewis Partnership
Steve is responsible for both the Information Security and Data Privacy policies. Both of these enable the John Lewis Partnership (including Waitrose) to protect the personal data of our Customers and Partners, to be compliant with data protection laws and regulations, and to provide trust and transparency - resulting in greater brand experiences across our digital, mobile and ecommerce channels. Steve will be presenting the session ‘Data Leakage Prevention, The GDPR And International Data Security Regulations: Developing Compliance And Best-practice To Avoid Costly Mistakes’ on the 7th December.
Nuno Juromito
IT Sourcing and Contracting Manager
Bridgestone Europe
Nuno is responsible for development and managing the IT sourcing strategy in line with Target Operating Model objectives, as well as governing, managing and evaluating the implementation of a sourcing strategy. He is responsible for the definition of engagement models, and providing guidance in the supplier selection approach. He also develops and manages relationships with suppliers through adequate governance, monitoring performance based on agreed KPI's and SLA's following PMI and ITIL best practices. His objectives are to reduce operational and legal risk through professional contracting.
Sophia Battle
Procurement Director Technology & Services
Sophia has more than 14 years of procurement experience working for some of the world’s most famous brands and competitive companies. She has been at Nike since 2013, and in 2016 moved from the marketing category to become the European Procurement Director of Technology and Employee Services. She has positioned herself at the forefront of the procurement industry by attending and participating in various committees, conferences and networking opportunities around the world. She has held global and regional roles of increasing responsibility at Nike, AB InBev, Pfizer, and Diageo. In support of these roles, she has gained thorough knowledge of protecting brand equity, high-stakes negotiations and building rapport with stakeholders to become a trusted advisor for the delivery of efficiencies that positively impact both top and bottom lines. Being a ‘Magnet and Engine for Talent’ is one of the key values of Procurement at Nike, and they won the 2015 Procurement Leaders award for Best Procurement Team, a great recognition of their focus in this area. Sophia will be hosting the Roundtable ‘Overcoming The Key Challenges Facing Multi National Organisations Looking To Automate And Transform’ on the 7th December.
Ian Camino
Managing Director
Cloud Optics
Ian is a globally experienced leader in Software Sales , Consulting Services and Software Asset Management. Prior to joining Cloud Optics Ian was responsible for building, transforming and leading one of the largest specialist consulting practices in EMEA for the world's largest Software Reseller. Under his leadership the consulting business unit grew to over 85 consultants delivering > $ 15m consulting services revenue / annum. Additionally, he has a successful track record for designing and building Cloud Applications that facilitate the delivery and management of key Licence Consulting project components. Ian will be co-hosting the Deep Dive Classroom ‘The Great Migration, Flocking To The Cloud – How Does This Impact Licensing?’ on the 6th December.
Jordy Thorborg
Executive Licensing Consultant
Jordy is one of the leading global Microsoft contract and licensing experts with more than 15 years of licensing sales and consulting experience gained at the world’s largest Software Reseller. As a Global Account Manager and later the lead consultant heading up the largest licensing consulting engagements he was responsible for over 100 engagements across EMEA. In recent years, he focussed primarily on the most complex engagement which included the transition to the cloud in almost all engagements. Jordy will be co-hosting the Deep Dive Classroom ‘The Great Migration, Flocking To The Cloud – How Does This Impact Licensing?’ on the 6th December.
Jacco Marks
Global Procurement Manager
Jacco is a Senior Global Procurement Manager at KPMG where he has worked for over 13 years. Jacco heads up the team looking for vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP ProofPoint and service providers such as DXC, etc. . The primary focus of the team is to develop (long-term) category strategies, negotiate contracts, drive savings, protect the brand, etc. Centrally managing cloud adoption ambitions for a globally dispersed company where network member firms request local independence has been one of his main focus areas in recent years. Notable projects that he has worked on are enterprise agreement renewals, datacentre and hosting services agreements, etc. His focus at KPMG as well as in previous procurement roles for global companies has always been ICT which mirrors his passion for trends and adoption of new technologies. Jacco will be co-hosting the Deep Dive Classroom ‘The Great Migration, Flocking To The Cloud – How Does This Impact Licensing?’ on the 6th December.
Simon Bitton
Director of Marketing, Europe
Park Place Technologies
Simon is responsible for driving marketing, sales, and operations support on behalf of Park Place Technologies, working with clients and channel partners on supplier management, news business development and market research. He brings 14 years of deep experience to his position, honed over the course of his work in a variety of service sector roles. In conjunction with Park Place Technologies’ Managing Director Evan Kenty, he will be leading the roundtable discussion ‘Tomorrow’s Technology Today – Adding Value Through Innovation in IT’ on 6th December 2017.
Evan Kenty
Managing Director, EMEA
Park Place Technologies
Evan joined Park Place Technologies in 2014 to develop and execute the company’s international expansion as a global data centre services provider, bringing ten years of industry experience in international operations management, building partnerships, putting together complex solutions for customers, and organisation-building to his work. He has previously held numerous senior roles at Park Place and other high-tech organisations, managing operations, sales, and customer service. Along with Park Pace Technologies Marketing Manager, Simon Bitton, he will be leading the roundtable discussion ‘Tomorrow’s Technology Today – Adding Value Through Innovation in IT’ on 6th December 2017.
Marcel Van Wonderen
Global Supply Chain & Procurement Transformation Risk Leader
IBM Global Procurement
Marcel is an asset to the IBM Procurement organisation and currently hold the position of Procurement Transformation leader with a focus on Supply Risk. He has 25+ years experience in international leadership, supply chain & procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, consulting, workforce management, cost management and procurement outsourcing. Marcel is passionate about leading transformation initiatives; it inspires him every day that he is part of the IBM (Procurement) organisation that has the ability to change in its DNA. He strongly believes that as long as we don’t try to protect the past, we have the freedom to reinvent ourselves indefinitely. He is a catalyst for positive, well-organized change and never settles for the status quo. Instead, he sees the opportunity for innovation in the processes that others have long taken for granted. Marcel will be joining the Panel Discussion ‘Technology, Digitization, and Delighting In The Disruption - How To Ease Into New Technologies And Deploy Them To Your Organisation’ on the 6th December and hosting the Roundtable ‘In Through The Out Door: Outsourcing vs. In-House Services and What's Right For Your Organisation’ on the 7th December.
Mike Day
Head of Group IT Procurement
Mike is Head of Group IT Procurement at RSA Insurance. Mike joined in March 2017 to focus on identifying and unlocking global opportunities, increasing collaboration between regions on procurement initiatives and driving more value out of key strategic vendor relationships. Previous to joining RSA Mike has held senior IT Procurement roles across a number of sectors, including roles at Zurich Insurance, EY, Morgan Stanley, Inmarsat and O2. Mike is married with three children but still finds time to enjoy playing football and cricket – the rest of his time is spent on family crowd control
David Lipshutz
Director of Global Procurement
Ex Libris
After commencing his career as a corporate lawyer at one of Australia's premier law firms, David moved into politics where he served as Chief of Staff to an influential Australian Senator. Managing a team of 7 employees, David led complex contractual and legislative negotiations with Government Ministers, business executives and key stakeholders across a broad spectrum of issues, including telecommunications, renewable energy, financial services, health and education. Now based in Israel, David has spent the past 7 years in the technology sector where he heads procurement for the global software company, Ex LIbis. Managing six data centers across three continents, David specializes in procurement for IT and cloud operations, including software, hardware and supporting services. He has extensive experience in strategic sourcing on a global scale, including delivering major cost reduction solutions, exploiting global efficiencies, business process analysis and operations optimization. A highly skilled negotiator, David also runs negotiation training and coaching, helping clients nurture their skills so they can ensure they maximize the value of every deal.
Fons Habes
Major Account Manager
Fons is responsible for building lasting relationships, driving customer value and sales of Flexera's market-leading Software License Optimisation, Application Readiness and Vulnerability Intelligence Managment Solutions to Enterprise Accounts in the Benelux.
Chris Morgan
Flexera Partner – Astute Licensing’
Neal Summers
Global Category Lead - IT Procurement
Astra Zeneca
Neal has extensive client and supplier facing commercial experience in IT and Network Services with having had roles in different market sectors including Pharmaceuticals, Public Sector, Utilities, Defence and Network Service Providers.
He is the global IT procurement lead for the Application Development, Maintenance and Middleware categories at AstraZeneca. Previously, Neal had global responsibility for the End User Computing category which included device and systems management, software management, and identity & access management services.
Shazina Adam
IT Procurement Manager
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Shazina’s background includes process improvement, project management and end-to-end IT procurement. She is currently her organisation’s UK Lead on IT procurement and transformation, working closely with other international regions to optimise commercial arrangements. As well as her wide range of skills, Shazina has broad experience working in different sectors such as central government, utilities and start-ups. She previously worked in IT procurement at Centrica plc and will be hosting the Roundtable on ‘Legacy IT Systems: Overcoming Barriers for Change When Implementing a Digital Transformation Strategy.’
Thomas Frandsen Røjkjær
Development Director, eBusiness Security, Personal Banking IT, Group IT
Danske Bank
Emma Burnett
Partner, CMS and Hayley Waddington, Associate
Emma is a Partner at CMS and head of its UK Data Protection practice. She has been advising clients on data protection matters for nearly 20 years. Emma was recently personally invited to represent a forum of professional advisers to the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). She also sits on the editorial board of legal knowledge business Lexis PSL for data protection. She recently produced a suite of GDPR compliant data protection clauses for data controllers and processors to be published by Lexis PSL. Emma regularly advises on large cross-jurisdictional privacy projects and co-ordinates advice within CMS and beyond. She is known for her proactive, solutions orientated approach.
Jarno Claassen
General Manager
Jarno Claassen is General Manager at ReLicense Benelux. With twelve years of experience in the license solution business he is passionate about helping his customers achieve cost savings with deploying or procuring used software. In his previous role at an LSP, he advised profit and non-profit organisations about software license solutions. When he is not at work he enjoys sailing, playing hockey and golf.
Alfred Girr
Manager Market Development
Alfred Girr is Manager Market Development Key Account at ReLicense operating in the German speaking region. With nine years of experience in the auditing and license solution business he is passionate about helping his customers achieve cost savings with deploying or procuring used software. In his previous role as license manager for the data center of the Sparda Banks in Germany he worked out software license solutions and was responsible for the software asset management.
Hayley Waddington
Hayley is an Associate in CMS London’s technology and data protection team. She is currently advising high profile clients on GDPR compliance projects, including largescale contract remediation, underlying audit procedures with internal business teams and strategic cross-jurisdictional advice. Hayley has particular expertise in IT outsourcing and cloud computing arrangements, with a focus on regulated sectors. She was recently seconded to a UK high street bank to work on the digital transformation of its IT infrastructure – working closely with its procurement team. Before becoming a lawyer, Hayley worked as a project manager on change projects for TESCO in Shanghai. She has spent time working at CMS’ Beijing office and speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Jan Minartz
Steve Wright
International Business Sales Director
Dimension Data
Steve is responsible for managing Dimension Data’s global strategic Account Programme, as well as general development of International business. In this role, Steve works closely with Dimension Data’s Regional and Country Sales Directors and other support specialist functions. Steve joined Dimension Data UK in 2000 as a Senior Account Manager. In 2002, Steve was promoted to a Global Client Director and was responsible for winning and then managing the global relationship with a major global banking client for 6 years. In 2008, he moved to Dimension Data’s Group head office to drive the global account programme and redefine the group’s wider strategy for managing International business.
Dr. Marcus Hacke
Managing Director
Marcus developed the idea and concept for ngena and is the Managing Director of ngena since its foundation in February 2016. He has worked for T-Systems since 2004, holding a number of managerial positions in Delivery, Sales, Portfolio & Offering Management and the Service Line Computing & Desktop Services. In these roles, his responsibilities included global provisioning and operations of telecommunications services and solutions as well as the development of T-Systems’ global telecommunications portfolio (products and innovations), strategy and business development, expert sales and sales operations. Before joining T-Systems, Dr. Marcus Hacke spent seven years as a business consultant with McKinsey & Company, focusing on the IT and telecommunications industries. He holds a doctorate in physics from Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University.
Jean-Marc Boulo
IT Infrastructure Category Director
Michelle has recently joined KPN, a market-leading ICT and telecommunications firm in the Netherlands as their Chief Procurement Officer where her role will focus on increasing the value procurement brings to KPN.
Michael Bell
Manager Corporate Procurement – IT
Michael joined KPN in 1998 as a Process Engineer and took on increasingly senior roles until 2008 when he joined the commercial innovations department of Telfort, another leading Dutch telecommunications business. Over the next 8 years he moved between KPN and BASE, always focusing on innovation projects, until taking his current role as Head of Corporate Procurement for IT, in which he is responsible for group-wide IT hardware, software and services procurement. Michael is on the ProcureCon IT 2017 Advisory Board, and will be contributing to the Panel Discussion ‘Technology, Digitization, and Delighting In The Disruption - How To Ease Into New Technologies And Deploy Them To Your Organisation’ on the 6th December.

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