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2024 Ivalua NOW Miami-Recap + Photos!


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Ivalua NOW Miami 2024 wasn’t just a procurement event—it was a transformative experience that forged unforgettable memories in the vibrant heart of Miami! This year, we took to our theme to highlight our industry’s strength and ambition as we relentlessly strive to push boundaries and [RE]Imagine what’s possible.  

As we look ahead, the energy and insights from Ivalua NOW 2024 will continue to inspire us to challenge conventional norms and redefine the future of our field. Our mission underscores our commitment to innovation and excellence, positioning us at the forefront of industry advancements.

The best is yet to come! Join us as we continue this journey, setting new standards and exploring uncharted territories together. For now, let’s take a look back at our week in Miami!! 

First Up: PARTNERS

We are incredibly grateful to our partners who joined us at #IvaluaNOW Miami! The power of collaboration is unparalleled in driving solutions, and we greatly value the innovative partnerships that make this possible. Thank you for your continued support and visionary contributions to our shared success.

On Partner day we also presented our annual awards! Congratulations to our well-deserved recipients!

GLOBAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR 2023: KPMG

AMER PARTNER OF THE YEAR 2023: Optis Consulting

AMER VALUE AWARD 2023: The Shelby Group | Part of Accenture

C2FO, CGI, CKS Consulting, Deloitte, KPMG US, MPC Consulting, Modali Consulting, OJC Conseil, Optis Consulting, The Shelby Group | Part of Accenture, Trustpair, YCP Consus, WNS Procurement

DAY 1: Customers + Partners

During our Customer/Partner Day, we hosted a dynamic series of 12 breakout sessions led by Ivalua’s solution and product specialists. These sessions were designed to spark forward-thinking discussions, creating an engaging and interactive atmosphere for all participants. We were delighted to see some familiar faces and new ones too! Stay tuned for replays and our 2024 Product Launches!

  • AI-Powered Contract Lifecycle Management
  • Supercharge Procurement with IVA Generative AI
  • Operationalize Supplier Data and Third Party Risk Management
  • Your Accounts Payable Process [RE]Imagined
  • Optimizing Contingent Workforce Spend

The Faena Forum was buzzing with executive meetings, our Ivalua Swag station, silent demos, sponsored booths, and networking! After a full day, we turned our attention to the biggest day of the event!

Day 2: Keynotes, Innovation Showcase + Party Time! 

Day 2 welcomed Alex Saric and Laura Smith, who reflected on our roadmap and shared exciting plans for the future. We then welcomed Ivalua’s CEO + Founder,  David Khuat-Duy who highlighted the remarkable strides Ivalua has made and outlined the strategic priorities poised to unlock even greater opportunities ahead.

David then detailed Ivalua’s innovative journey and the milestones we’ve reached, thanks to our relentless pursuit of excellence. He took time to express sincere gratitude to the dedicated individuals, teams, partners, and customers who have been instrumental in our success.

As we look to the future, the emphasis remains on driving innovation and fostering engagement within our community, ensuring that we continue to lead the way in our industry.

Innovation Showcase

Pascal Bensoussan, Chief Product Officer, and Vishal Patel, VP of Product Marketing, presented this year’s Innovation Showcase!

Miami Topics: Generative AI, Source to Contract, Sourcing and Contract Management, Procure-to-Pay, Platform and Intake Management.

During the showcase, members of the Ivalua team led the Innovation Talkshow segments to demonstrate the capabilities of our innovations using real-life examples. Thanks to Vishal Patel, Pascal Bensoussan, Jarrod McAdoo, Maria Virginia Facello, Arnaud Malardé, Sammy Hureau, Doug Keeley, Patrick Conquet, Thierry Hominal, Aurelie Barnard and Nicolas Lievain

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Video Replays Coming Soon)

Something for everyone! Product experts joined forces to share their stories and best practices across multiple disciplines and industries. This year, we welcomed our latest “Women & Procurement” initiative and we cannot wait to hold more regional events!

Women & Procurement: Embracing Diversity to Drive Procurement Success – Dawn Tiura, Jacqueline Steele, Amanda Hissong Christian, Laura Smith

Innovation in Public Procurement – John M. (Jack) Pellegrino, Brandon Chiazza, Jarrod McAdoo

Unlocking Digital Transformation: Lessons from Procurement Leaders – Vijay Jainaraine, Karl Poulsen, Chris Mabley, Ari Stone

Embedding Sustainability in Procurement Decision-Making: A Key to Sustainable Value Chains – Dilip Krishna, Chris Sawchuk, Vishal Patel, Oliver Hurrey

The Power of Data: Revolutionizing Procurement & Supply Chain Management – Shannon Martin, Justin Walczak, Robert Scriven, Doug Keeley, Ken Hoganson

How Change Management Drives Transformational Success – Andrew Cochran, Tanya Roach, William Robinson, Stephen Carter

Awards

Technology Innovation and Excellence Award – (Winner) Bell

Procurement Trailblazer – Making a Difference – (Winner) Applied Materials

Best New Deployment – (Winner) Leidos

Procurement Community Team Spirit: Best Advocate – (Winner) State of Ohio

CLOSING PARTY: HAVANA NIGHTS

It’s not #IvaluaNow without a proper sendoff in style! This year, we sipped mojitos at 1111 Lincoln Road outfitted with a “Havana Nights” theme. Ivaluans and guests enjoyed a lively Cuban band, salsa dancers, and a DJ spinning tunes against the backdrop of the Miami Skyline. 

We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to our 2024 sponsor: The Shelby Group | Part of Accenture 

Our sun tans may fade, but the memories will last…at least until next year! Stay tuned for session replays and more regional events in 2024!

Eloise Barnum

Senior Content Marketing Manager, Product Marketing

Eloise Barnum leads the Global Content initiatives for the EMEA and AMER Product Marketing team at Ivalua. With over 15 years of experience developing digital content and strategy solutions in Tech, SaaS, Public Sector, and Healthcare, she is currently collaborating across multiple marketing and communications teams to identify product marketing trends, produce relevant and engaging content, and develop plans for a cohesive cross-channel experience. A strategic product marketer with pointed focus, her skillset also includes email marketing optimization, sales enablement collateral development, and bylines for multiple thought leadership publications. Eloise graduated from Providence College with a dual degree in Finance and Political Science. You may also connect with Eloise on LinkedIn

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