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We’re BACK! 5 Reasons to attend 2022 Ivalua NOW DC: Stronger Together



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We’re BACK! 5 Reasons to attend 2022 Ivalua NOW DC: Stronger Together

After almost 3 years, we are thrilled and more than ready to welcome our guests back to Ivalua NOW in Washington D.C! We cannot wait to connect with procurement leaders, innovators, customers, and colleagues in our beautiful nation’s capital! 

This year, we’re centering our event around the theme “Stronger Together” to celebrate the collective challenges we have overcome and how we can move forward with renewed priorities. Today, we are stronger, more united, and more determined to lead and innovate together!

Join us as we listen, learn, and discuss new strategies to unlock the full potential of our teams and organizations. 

Register HERE                                    Agenda                           IVALUA NOW FAQ

It’s not too late to join us! Below, we list the 5 Reasons to attend Ivalua NOW D.C.

1. Opening Night at the National Portrait Gallery

This year, Ivalua welcomes our guests on opening night to a fabulous evening of hors-d’œuvres, cocktails, and entertainment at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.. Founded by Congress in 1962, the gallery’s mission displays portraits of individuals who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the United States. 

2. Keynotes: Ivalua Founder and CEO David Khuat-Duy, Honeywell, Bulgari, + William McDonough

Kicking off the day with our first keynote, Ivalua’s Founder and CEO David Khuat-Duy will present his reimagined vision in a post-pandemic world, leveraging digital transformation to restore growth, and igniting new opportunities for procurement teams and suppliers.

Anthony Long, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer and Mark Krause, Sr. Director Strategic Sourcing Digital & Functional Transformation, 

Honeywell Group will address the audience with “Rethinking Procurement”, sharing their vision toward setting the right foundation to ensure procurement leaders can be prepared for tomorrow.  

Later in the day, Yannick Caharel, Chief Procurement Officer – Purchasing Director, Bulgari will present “Building the Sourcing Organization for Tomorrow” to discuss the structure, people and technology put in place to support their procurement vision and their holistic approach to ensure adoption across a diverse organization.

Last but not least, we’re looking forward to hearing from our closing keynote speaker William McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation as he shares Cradle to Cradle in the Circular Economy: Designing for Safe and Shared Abundance”. In this inspiring keynote, Time Magazine’s “Hero of the Planet,” will share his triple top-line growth vision and the critical role of procurement.

3. Breakout Sessions

This year, we’ve invited a wide array of industry thought leaders to join 6 expert panels covering Data Integrity, Sourcing Optimization, Sustainable Procurement, Finance Procurement, Public Procurement, and Federal Procurement. 

The interactive sessions will also dedicate time for peer discussion and Q+A’s. 

  • Sourcing Optimization – How to rethink sourcing strategy for better product efficiency, Borgwarner
  • Measuring eProcurement Success: A Q&A with the State of Ohio’s Andrew Cochran
  • Connecting the Dots Between ESG Objectives and Source-to-Pay Processes, Ecovadis + Capgemini
  • Innovation in Federal Procurement – A Panel Discussion, Public Spend Forum, Karsun Solutions, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)
  • Deploying Data Integrity across the Supply Chain Cycle, IADQP + Cleveland Clinic
  • Evolution to Accommodate Growth, Navy Federal Credit Union

4. Rooftop Reception at the INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM

After a full day of collaborating and sharing, we will all have a chance to test our international spy skills! A unique venue, with incredible views of Washington D.C., we invite our guests and team to enjoy a lively rooftop reception while enjoying the digital and physical interactive sections throughout the museum.

5. Customer and Partner Day

At Ivalua, the customer is the focal point of everything we do and Day 2 will be dedicated to our incredible customer and partner community, with exclusive Product Roadmap sessions, Customer Speed Roundtables, and the Ivalua Customer Award Ceremony

2022 Ivalua NOW D.C. Customer Award Categories

Procurement Community Team Spirit: Best Advocate 
Pandemic Solidarity Response Award 
ESG – Environmental & Social Impact 
Digital Impact – Making a Difference 

2022 Ivalua NOW DC: Stronger Together begins on May 2nd, 2022! Don’t forget, if you cannot make the event in-person, we have a virtual option as well!

Register HERE                                    Agenda                          IVALUA NOW FAQ

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Contributing writers from inside and outside Ivalua occasionally add items and information to this blog. We are a team who share an interest and curiosity about procurement and spend management.

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