8:00 - Delegate Breakfast
8:45 - Welcome by Maura Colleary, CPO, New York Life Insurance
9:00 - Live Peer2Peer/Grand Roundtable facilitated by Stephani McGarry, Vice President of Global Events, SIG
10:00 - NETWORKING BREAK
10:15 - Standing up a Third Party Management Office by Swati Scanlon, VP and Head of Third Party Management Office, New York Life Insurance
Preferred Vendor Strategies by John Taylor, VP and Head of Sourcing, New York Life Insurance
11:15 - CPO Rising: The Art and Science of Procurement by Kory Manley, Director Network Value Engineering, Procurement and Business Network, SAP Ariba
12:05 - NETWORKING LUNCH
12:45 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)
2:00 - Strategic Change: Field Guide to a Collaborative Team by Harry Lund, Strategic Operations & Analytics, Biogen and Stan Garber, Co-founder & President at Scout RFP
2:50 - Buy-side and Sell-side Collaboration: Success and Lessons Learned in Shared Services & Outsourcing by Jill Zunshine, VP, Hewlett-Packard Company (formerly)
3:40 - Closing Discussion and Wrap Up
4:00 - Adjourn
Quicker, easier, and more effective — that's the ultimate goal of strategic sourcing. However, how do you put the practices needed to achieve strategic sourcing into play, particularly at enterprises where routines are more set in stone?
Learn from the experiences of Harry Lund, Program Manager of Strategic Procurement Operations at Biogen. Hear how the multinational biotechnology company tightened up its strategic sourcing, liberated itself from the burden of legacy systems, saved money, and, ultimately, impacted its bottom line.
In this session, learn how to:
• Smoothly manage change management across your organization
• Train the enterprise to effectively use a sourcing tool
• Get stakeholders onboard to implement strategic change
• Ramp up eSourcing to maximize procurement's business impact
Harry Lund is the Program Manager of Strategic Procurement Operations at Biogen. He has a wealth of experience in sourcing and project management, particularly in the realm of new processes and systems implementations. At Biogen, Harry has successfully launched several new applications to refine the company's strategic sourcing capabilities. He leads a Center of Excellence team that supports all major RFPs conducted by Biogen and also manages the procurement group's spend analysis, market intelligence resources, and internal project and savings reporting. Harry holds an MBA and MS in Information Systems from Boston University.
Stan Garber is the president and co-founder of Scout RFP. He got his start in entrepreneurship early, founding ONOSYS while he was still a student at Case Western Reserve University. His experiences at ONOSYS, which was acquired by livingsocial in 2012, made him acutely aware of the need for a simple yet effective strategic sourcing tool — which led him to co-found Scout RFP in 2014.
The CPO Rising 2016 report (annual Ardent Partners report) examines the general competencies and capabilities of procurement organizations today and highlight the management strategies and tactics that leading CPOs use to get the most out of their teams. The report includes benchmarks, analysis, and recommendations that procurement leaders can use to better understand the state of procurement today, gain insight into best practices, benchmark their performance against the Best-in-Class, and ultimately improve their operations and performance.
Kory Manley is currently Director, Value Engineering at Ariba, an SAP company. His responsibilities include thought leadership, global financial modeling scalability and customer collaborative value assessment. Prior to joining SAP, Kory was Director, Strategic Sourcing at Caesars Entertainment, the world's most diversified Casino entertainment company. In his role Manley was responsible for Corporate Procurement Policy Communication/Reporting/Enforcement, Ensuring Exceptional Levels of Spend Under Management, Administration of the Ariba Sourcing & Contract Solutions, eAuction Program Development / Management, Ariba P2P Implementation, Process Development / Documentation / Implementation and Global Spend Compliance.
John Taylor is the Head of Sourcing for New York Life. John joined New York Life in October, 2016 to lead the sourcing function and help support the transformation of New York Life’s Procurement Organization to that of a more strategic partner with our businesses.
Mr. Taylor has 32 years of experience in a variety of corporate and operational roles, joining New York Life from Citigroup, where he led the Procurement activities for Citi’s Enterprise and Corporate functions. Mr. Taylor’s previous roles included leadership positions in Operations, Human Resources, and Finance functions, working in the Financial Services, Insurance, and Technology industries; he also served as a consulting actuary at Hewitt Associates working with several Fortune 100 firms.
Mr. Taylor holds a B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Rochester, a PhD in Molecular Biology from SUNY @ Buffalo, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut.
Swati Scanlon is Vice President and Head of the new Third-Party Management Office within Corporate Services, responsible for development and institutionalization of an enterprise-wide supplier relationship & third-party risk management program. Ms. Scanlon also oversees NYL’s Supplier Diversity program. She assumed this role in June 2016.
Ms. Scanlon joined New York Life in 2010 as CFO/Controller for the Guaranteed Products business and more recently had responsibility for Consolidated Financial Planning & Analysis and Controller for the Investments Group.
She also assumed the role of Chief Risk Officer of NYL Investments on an interim basis during 2015.
Prior to joining New York Life, Ms. Scanlon spent 13 years at The Hartford, ultimately as CFO of their Private Placement COLI/BOLI and High Net Worth business. She had also assumed the role of interim CFO for Hartford Life’s Institutional Business during the economic crisis in 2009.
Ms. Scanlon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics and Mathematics from Rutgers University and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.Ms. Scanlon has also served on the New York Life Trust Company Board since 2015.