Seattle CPO Meet and Eat

September 21, 2018

15800 S.E. Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98008


8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:15 - CPO Keynote Presentation "Realizing the Similarities and Differences of Leading a Co-Op Vs. Publicly Traded Company" by Tracie Winbigler, SVP, CFO, REI

9:00 - Deep Dive Benchmark

  • Debrief on labor benchmarking subgroup 
  • Scope of discussion, participation, key lesson learnt, next steps
  • Framework for tackling other categories
  • The “typical” categories such as office supplies, copy/print, travel, local hotel, car rental, telecom etc., or more complex categories such as temp rate, IT services rates, MSFT, healthcare, legal rates, etc.
  • Future categories to benchmark

9:45 - Knowledge Transfer and Networking Forum for the Next Level in Your Sourcing Organizations Discussion

Overview/Update of the program

-       Introducing the Seattle & Eastside groups 

-       Sharing from the Seattle group

-       Sharing from the Eastside group

-       Additional group (North & South)

10:30 - CPO Thought Leader Rotation Teams

Key Concepts for Exploration:

  • Machine Learning and AI in Procurement
  • Legal/Contracting Best Practices for Data and IP in a Highly Connected World
  • Other Topics?

10:55 - Closing Comments

11:00 - Adjourn