Chicago CPO Meet and Eat

September 13, 2018

Mayer Brown
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:15 - CPO Keynote Presentation by Mike Morsch, Vice President of Procurement, CDK Global

9:00 - A Day in the Life Discussion by David Spence, Director, Supply Chain at University of Chicago Medicine

9:15 - A Day in the Life Discussion on how shifting priorities change based upon the maturity of the procurement organization at BCBS and how this also shifts tasks and time priorities; presented by Kevin Nash, CPO, BCBS

9:30 - Roundtable Discussion

  • What discussion items are top of mind?
  • What current projects are you working on?
  • What local, regional and global issues are your organizations facing today?
  • What best practices and key changes in the industry will be useful moving forward?

10:45 - Closing Comments

11:00 - Adjourn



Transforming the Dynamics Between Procurement and Technology Leadership by Mike Morsch, Vice President of Procurement, CDK

Technology investments drive innovation in all companies today and cost optimization can make or break the investment success.  The challenge in making this most effective is that Procurement and IT often can be at odds in the investment process.   This can result lost value and innovation delays.  What can be done to avoid this?  

Mike Morsch

Vice President of Procurement
CDK Global

Mike is the Vice President of Procurement at CDK Global, a $2B technology services and digital marketing company, and is responsible for leading the procurement and supply chain functions.   Mike joined CDK shortly before its spin-off from ADP and has implemented a new operating model and global structure to satisfy growing business requirements with the most suitable supply strategies.  He is also a key leader in the CDK business transformation that is providing strategic benefit in cost, quality, responsiveness and continuity.

Before joining CDK Mike was at Ipsos, the number three global market research company, where he was the Vice President IT for North America, with responsibility for all IT services.

Previous to Ipsos, Mike spent a long career with Motorola in a variety of senior leadership roles including global IT procurement, business relationship management, portfolio and program management, application systems development, and IT/technical strategy.  Mike has led multiple procurement, IT and supply chain transformations at Motorola.

Mike is an industry leader who has been a featured speaker at Oracle Open World, Oracle Industrial Manufacturing Forum, ProcureCon Indirect West and the Gartner Outsourcing Summit. 

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