by Alex Saric
1.Forrester on Smart Procurement – Duncan Jones will discuss the results of a comprehensive study on how to cut through the hype and realize the possibilities of new technologies. To succeed with growing objectives but fixed or shrinking resources, procurement teams must work smarter. New technologies, such as AI, promise much but have mostly failed to deliver. You will learn about this new research Enable Smarter Procurement – straight from the horse’s mouth in NYC @ Ivalua NOW.
2. Transform Procurement with Tips from Gen. Petraeus – The former CIA Director and U.S. Army combat commander has had to transform organizations to deal with entirely new threats and new missions. Sound familiar? He will share his thoughts on leadership and macroeconomic trends and host an open Q&A session with the audience.
3. Unleash the Potential of your Supply Chain – To stay ahead of the competition in today’s dynamic market and high customer expectations, even the most innovative companies can’t do it alone. The key to success is tapping the potential of your suppliers. See latest innovations from Ivalua to enable deep collaboration at scale and hear how Meritor is doing so in their keynote.
4. See Why the Analysts are Raving About Ivalua – Ivalua is now the most highly rated vendor in the market. Along with being a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing, Ivalua has recently been named a Leader in the Forrester Wave, Supplier Risk and Performance Management Q1, 2018, and is now ranked a Value Leader in the Spend Matters SolutionMaps for every module and across the full S2P suite. See why the hype is about!
5. Learn how to Build an Agile Procurement Organization – In today’s highly uncertain, rapidly evolving market, agility is critical. Whether responding to a new risk, regulation or competitive threat, companies must be able to shift on a dime. Relevant to all industries but perhaps most to financial services, learn how leaders are enabling an agile organization. Fannie MAe’s CPO, Stephanie Bahr will deliver a keynote on “Procurement Agility – The Key to Meeting Tomorrow’s Uncertain Requirements. Learn how Fannie Mae is proactively addressing cyber security risk and ensuring flexibility for tomorrow”.
Alex has spent over 15 years of his career evangelizing Spend Management, shaping its evolution and working closely with hundreds of customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. As CMO at Ivalua, Alex leads overall marketing strategy and thought leadership programs. Alex also spent 12 years at Ariba, first building and running the spend analytics business as General Manager. He then built and led Ariba’s international marketing team until successful acquisition by SAP, transitioning to lead business network marketing globally. Earlier, Alex was a founding member of Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris)where he developed vertical Procurement applications. He began his career in the U.S. Cavalry, leading tank and scout platoons through 2 combat deployments. Alex holds a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an international M.B.A. from INSEAD.
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