Speakers

Shishir Agarwal


Senior Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group


Sessions:

Reshaping Procurement through Digitization and Analytics

John Anton


Director, Steel Analytics
IHS Markit


Sessions:

Steel: Lock Now or Buy on Spot? The Prices and Availability Outlook for the Next 12 Months

Neil Aronson


Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Uber


Sessions:

Sourcing Strategically in a High-Growth Environment

Dan Bartel


Chief Procurement Officer
ABB


Sessions:

Managing Complexity to Increase Competitive Advantage

Andrew Bartolini


Founder & Chief Research Officer
Ardent Partners


Sessions:

Rise of the Machines: The Five Innovative Technologies that will Fundamentally Change Procurement

Ryan Bednar

MBA, CPSM
Head of Strategic Sourcing Power Grids Division
ABB Inc.


Sessions:

Stakeholder Engagement and Alignment

Michael Benedict


Former Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Johns Manville


Sessions:

Category Management: Tools, Techniques and Results

David W. Berson


SVP & Chief Economist
Nationwide Insurance


Sessions:

Economic Update – Report On Business® Semiannual Forecast

Paul Blake


Associate Director
GEP


Sessions:

Keeping Up With the Digital Procurement Transformation

Jami Bliss

CPSM, CPSD
Global Head, Procurement Center of Excellence
GSK


Sessions:

Supply Management Talent Rings the Bell on Rotational Programs

John Briere


Senior Manager, Fuel Supply Chain Management
Southwest Airlines


Sessions:

The Power Behind Southwest Airlines — Managing a Fuel Supply Chain from Source to Delivery

Kimberly Broniek

CPSM, C.P.M, MBA
Senior Manager Strategic Procurement
II-VI Incorporated


Sessions:

Keeping Up With the Digital Procurement Transformation

Ralph L. Carlton II

CPSM
Senior Director, Global Sourcing & Supplier Development
Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Company-Masco


Sessions:

Addressing Risk in a Constantly Changing Environment

Donna A. Chappas

CPSM, C.P.M.
Executive Director, Global Indirect Strategic Sourcing and Sourcing Excellence
Medical Device Manufacture


Sessions:

Overcoming Procurement's Internal Image Problem

Thomas Choi

PhD
Executive Director
CAPS Research


Sessions:

Blockchain and Supply Management
Five Archetypes of Cybersecurity Breaches in the Supply Base

Vishal Chouhan


VP, North America
SynerTrade


Sessions:

Guided Auctions using Machine Learning

Ashfaque Chowdhury


President — Supply Chain, Americas and Asia Pacific
XPO Logistics


Sessions:

Navigating the Age of “Want It Now” — and How Strategic 3PL Can Help

Brad Clark


VP of Sourcing and Procurement
PF Chang’s China Bistro


Sessions:

Making the Decision: Distributor Label Versus Supplier Direct Purchases

Aaron Cleavinger

CPSM, C.P.M.
Managing Partner
Murdoch Mason Executive Search Group


Sessions:

Is Your Market All Shook Up? Business Maestros Share Secrets to Walk the Line with Your Commercial Relationships

Diego De la Garza


Director
Source One Management Services, LLC


Sessions:

Overcoming Procurement's Internal Image Problem

Jay Desai


Sr. Director, Head - Outsourcing Strategy & Governance
AbbVie


Sessions:

Fine Tuning External Workforce Management - Nashville Style

Chris de Wolfe


Director of Risk Management
Mars


Sessions:

Lessons learned from rolling out a global supply chain risk and resiliency program

Tim Dolan


Global Director, Indirect Sourcing
Boston Scientific


Sessions:

Driving an Indirect Sourcing Transformation

Dr. Helen Eckmann


Associate Professor
Brandman University


Sessions:

Ten Principals for Successfully Navigating the Ethical Rough Seas of Supply Management

David B. Edmonds


Senior Vice President, Worldwide Services
FedEx Services


Sessions:

E-commerce: Learn how to meet traditional, mobile and online customer needs by leveraging e-commerce solutions.

Lisa Edwards


EVP Strategic Operations
Salesforce


Sessions:

Seeing Into the Future of Procurement — What You Need to Know

Ann Farrell

CPCC, PCC, MGSCC
Master Executive Coach, CEO & Founder,
Quantum Endeavors, Inc.


Sessions:

Let's Jazz This Place Up! Empower Women in Supply Management

Timothy R. Fiore

CPSM, C.P.M.
Chair
ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee


Sessions:

Economic Update – Report On Business® Semiannual Forecast

Jim Fleming

CPSM, CPSD
Program Manager
Institute for Supply Management


Sessions:

CPSM® Exam Updates: What They Mean to You
ISM Certifications: Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed

Anthony Garwood


Manufacturing Engineering Manage
Oliver Healthcare Packaging


Sessions:

Supply Management Talent Rings the Bell on Rotational Programs

Eric Germa


SVP Strategic Procurement
Macy's


Sessions:

“Architecting” an Improved Procurement Capability to Enable Business Success

Dima Ghawi


International Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach
Dima Ghawi, LLC


Sessions:

Elevating Employee Engagement — Tackling Generation Gaps, Virtual Teams, and the Global Workforce.

Scott Gillespie


Chief Executive Officer
tClara


Sessions:

Balancing the Travel Equation

Joshua Glazer

C.P.M.
Vice President Strategic Sourcing – Services, Technology, Supplies
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc


Sessions:

Category Management: Tools, Techniques and Results

Mark Grieco

J.D. MBA
Senior Partner
Grieco & Scalera PA


Sessions:

Procurement’s Guide to Mastering Project Management

Regina Heyward


Senior Vice President and Head of Supplier Diversity
Wells Fargo


Sessions:

Ten Principals for Successfully Navigating the Ethical Rough Seas of Supply Management

Mindy Holden


Senior Vice President, Procurement & Real Estate
The Adecco Group, NA


Sessions:

“Architecting” an Improved Procurement Capability to Enable Business Success

Alan Holland

PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Keelvar


Sessions:

AI for Strategic Sourcing

Retired Brigadier Gen. Blaine Holt


Executive Vice President Operations
Braidy Industries


Sessions:

Top Strategies From a General: Are You Prepared?

Brent D. Houk

M.S., CISSP
Vice President
Anthem, Inc.


Sessions:

The Keys to Failure

Steve Hrubala


Global Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
The Carlyle Group


Sessions:

“Architecting” an Improved Procurement Capability to Enable Business Success
Procurement Transformation in a Private Equity Context

Bernd Huber

Ph.D.
Head Sourcing Center of Excellence
Google


Sessions:

Guided Auctions using Machine Learning

Steve Jeffery


Director of Strategic Sourcing & Client Success
4 Degrees North


Sessions:

No More Playing it by Ear When It Comes to Collaborative Negotiations

Tim Jones


Director, Strategic Sourcing
Google


Sessions:

Sourcing Strategically in a High-Growth Environment

Jerri Kapelka

CPSM, CPSD
Manager of Certification
Institute for Supply Management


Sessions:

CPSM® Exam Updates: What They Mean to You
ISM Certifications: Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed

Rebecca Karp


Corporate Director
Takeda Pharma


Sessions:

CPO Town Hall and Networking Event

Jesse Kielhorn


Technical Cloud Evangelist
Google Cloud Platform


Sessions:

How Google Helps Power Supply Chains

Kaitlyn Krigbaum


Sourcing Analyst
Source One Management


Sessions:

Orchestrating a Successful Procurement Transformation: A Symphony of Recruiting, Branding and Leading

Robert Kuhn


Senior Director
Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC


Sessions:

Measuring What Matters — Simple Steps to Track Sustainable Procurement

Matthew Kuper


Director of National Accounts
Bastian Solutions


Sessions:

Leveraging Material Handling: Essential Strategies for Maximizing Your Automation Investment

Craig Laufer


Vice President, Strategic Partners
Nielsen


Sessions:

Creating Value Through Strategic Partnerships

Brooks Levering


Vice President
A.T. Kearney


Sessions:

Changing the Perception of Procurement in Marketing

Ann Libbey


Strategic Sourcing Operations Manager
Facebook


Sessions:

Sourcing Strategically in a High-Growth Environment

Kyle Lindelof


Senior Director of Food & Beverage
Brinker International


Sessions:

Direct Procurement: Transitioning from Tactical Purchasing to Strategic Supply Chain Management

Shawn P. Malone


Vice President, Sourcing
GE Appliances, a Haier Company


Sessions:

Combative to Collaborative: The Evolution of Sourcing at GE Appliances

John Manning


Associate Director Sourcing Compliance
Zimmer Biomet


Sessions:

Implementing a Risk Management Initiative

Alexander “Sandy” McKissick


Director, Global Commercial Procurement
Pfizer Inc.


Sessions:

Scaled Analytics: Sourcing Pharma’s Analytics Needs at Scale

Curt Miller


Operating Partner
CAM Advisors, LLC


Sessions:

Procurement Transformation in a Private Equity Context

Grayson Mitchell


Area Sales Manager
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Sessions:

Supply Management Talent Rings the Bell on Rotational Programs

Chris Murawski


Chief Procurement Officer
ABM Industries


Sessions:

CPO Town Hall and Networking Event

Frederick (Eric) Narsolis


Head of Sourcing – Americas Region
HERE Technologies


Sessions:

Your impact in 100 days

Nora Neibergall

CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.
SVP
Institute for Supply Management


Sessions:

CPSM® Exam Updates: What They Mean to You

Anthony S. Nieves

CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM
Chair
ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, Five Star Home Health, Inc., Riviera Hospitality, LLC, Convergence Investments, LLC


Sessions:

Economic Update – Report On Business® Semiannual Forecast

Daniel Obando


Director, Supply Chain Development
Millicom International Services, LLC


Sessions:

4PL Model Implementation — A Success Story

Suraj T.M. Prashad

MBA, CPSM
Assistant Vice President – Strategic Insurance Services, Global Procurement
MetLife


Sessions:

Breaking Through in New Complex Services Categories

Tom Raftery


Global VP, Futurist & Internet of Things Evangelist
SAP


Sessions:

Evolution of Procurement to become a Value Driver - The Future of the CPO

Tim Reeve


President
Reeve Consulting


Sessions:

Measuring What Matters — Simple Steps to Track Sustainable Procurement

Alan J. Rice


Managing Director
Cache Procurement


Sessions:

CPO Town Hall and Networking Event

Elizabeth Richter

CPSM
SCLP
Flex


Sessions:

Supply Management Talent Rings the Bell on Rotational Programs

Erin Riley


Information, Analytics & Systems Director
University of California


Sessions:

Keeping Up With the Digital Procurement Transformation

Jeanne Chan Rineer

C.P.M.
Senior Group Manager, Camera Procurement
Apple


Sessions:

Supply Management Talent Rings the Bell on Rotational Programs

Ron Rod


VP Solutions and Advisory
Resources Global Professionals


Sessions:

Robotic Processing — The Next Phase for Fulfillment

Catherine Rodgers


ISM Ethics Committee Chair
ISM Ethics Committee


Sessions:

Ten Principals for Successfully Navigating the Ethical Rough Seas of Supply Management

Dale S. Rogers

Ph.D.
ON Semiconductor Professor of Business
Arizona State University


Sessions:

Blockchain and Supply Management

Zac Rogers


Assistant Professor
Colorado State University


Sessions:

Five Archetypes of Cybersecurity Breaches in the Supply Base

Vee Sandhu


Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
Box


Sessions:

Forward Thinking Applied through Box’s Business Model

Chris Sawchuk


Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader
The Hackett Group


Sessions:

“Architecting” an Improved Procurement Capability to Enable Business Success

Beverly Schembri


Director of Operations
Accenture


Sessions:

Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work and Its Challenges

Ron Schnur

CPSM
VP – Industrialization & Contract Mfg
DanoneWave Food Company


Sessions:

CPO Town Hall and Networking Event

Tania Seary


Founder
Procurious


Sessions:

From the Amazon to the Moon: The Possibilities for Procurement

Mahmood Shah


Director – IT Offshore Labor. Global Procurement
MetLife


Sessions:

Breaking Through in New Complex Services Categories

Jim Singer


Partner
A.T. Kearney


Sessions:

Changing the Perception of Procurement in Marketing

Brian Slobodow


Operating Executive
Golden Gate Capital


Sessions:

Procurement Transformation in a Private Equity Context

Christopher Sower

CPSM, C.P.M.
President
Sower & Associates


Sessions:

Systems, Silos and Change: Implications for Supply Chain Managers

Victor Sower


Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Sam Houston State University


Sessions:

Systems, Silos and Change: Implications for Supply Chain Managers

Jackie Stafford


Vice President, Global Procurement
Pfizer, Inc.


Sessions:

Process and Digital Technology Opportunities in Procurement

Deborah K. Stanton


Executive Managing Director
CAPS Research


Sessions:

Managing Complexity to Increase Competitive Advantage

Peter Steuer


Manager, Indirect Procurement — Logistics and Warehousing
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.


Sessions:

Constant Change vs Set Pricing: How Toyota Procurement Utilizes Core Principles to Establish a Logistics Pricing Model to Support an Ever-Changing Route Design

Raja Subramanian


Director, Category Management
Direct Energy


Sessions:

Driving Efficiency — When to Deploy Technology and When to Focus on “Blocking and Tackling”

Todd Taylor


Professor
Arizona State University


Sessions:

Blockchain Platforms for Direct Materials Procurement

Todd Thompson


Sr. Vice President
Mode Transportation


Sessions:

Trends and Transportation: Getting to the Next Level

Meghan Truchan

CPSM
Head of Procurement
Bain Capital, LP


Sessions:

Careers with Impact in Supply Chain

Tony Uphoff


President and CEO
Thomas


Sessions:

Young, Energized and Taking Supply Management by Storm

Michael Urick

PhD
Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Management
St. Vincent College


Sessions:

Intergenerational Challenges in the Workplace — A Tennessee Excursion into Leadership, Followership and Mentorship

Linsey A. Vasilenko


Director of Logistics
Schneider Electric


Sessions:

The Supply Chain Control Tower Leads to Customer Centricity

Dr. Marcell Vollmer


Chief Digital Officer
SAP Ariba


Sessions:

Evolution of Procurement to become a Value Driver - The Future of the CPO

John Wang


Director, Portfolio Procurement,
Centerbridge Partners


Sessions:

Procurement Transformation in a Private Equity Context

Jeff Wood


SVP & President – Asia Pacific
Allegion


Sessions:

Enabling Profitability and Growth with Data in a Global P&L

Rosanna Yang


Director, Procurement & Analytic Solutins
A.T. Kearney


Sessions:

Fine Tuning External Workforce Management - Nashville Style