Chicago SIGnature Event

September 12, 2018

Mayer Brown
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Morning Agenda

8:00 - Welcome and Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer Discussion

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Executive Buy-side Presentation on Fostering Teamwork to Strengthen Procurement Maturity by Michael Martineau, Director, Contract and Services Procurement, CME Group Inc. 

11:15 - General Session Keynote by Jon Kesman, Head of Services Procurement Solutions at Allegis Global Solutions

Afternoon Agenda


1:00 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)

2:30 - Executive Presentation with Brad Peterson, Partner, Mayer Brown and Joe Pennell, Partner, Mayer Brown on The Future of Outsourcing

3:15 - Executive Buy-side Presentation by Jeff Amsel, Vice President Global Sourcing, HERE on Transformation Journey in Sourcing Innovation.


4:15 - Closing Discussion

4:30- Adjourn


Fostering Teamwork to Strengthen Procurement Maturity by Michael Martineau, Director, CME Group

Michael Martineau

CME Group

Michael’s career at CME Group has been driven by negotiating strong contracts aligning to the corporate objectives of the enterprise. In his current role he is accountable for the procurement of all service and contract engagements at CME Group. Michael manages a 10-member team that manages the procurement across a diverse portfolio of categories (software, software as a service, real estate, facilities, maintenance, professional services, remote outsourcing, training and travel).  Michael attended University of Michigan majoring in economics.

General Session Keynote by Jon Kesman, Head of Services Procurement Solutions at Allegis Global Solutions

Jon Kesman

Head of Services Procurement Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions

Jon is an innovative, motivated and energetic procurement executive with proven results across multiple roles and organizations. With 20+ years of experience focused on complex indirect spend categories, Jon drives success through innovation, building strong relationships, non-traditional value propositions, and a strong belief in building successful teams made up of talented people. 

The Future of Outsourcing


The future of outsourcing is digital and includes transformative tools such as Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.  Outsourcing providers will increasingly use digital systems to offer faster, smarter, better and cheaper services.  Functions currently performed by people will increasingly be automated.  Outsourcing contracts built on the traditional assumption that the services are provided by people supported by tools will be fundamentally changed to reflect that the services are provided by digital tools supported by people.  Please join Mayer Brown Partners Brad Peterson and Joe Pennell as they discuss the following topics:

  • What is the digital outsourcing lane?
  • How are contract terms fundamentally different than for traditional outsourcing?
  • What new capabilities does digital outsourcing enable?
  • What is the trend for RPA and AI adoption?
  • What are the legal and supply chain issues surrounding the integration of these technologies?
  • What data management and analytics issues should companies be aware of with RPA, AI and connected devices and platforms? 



Brad Peterson

Mayer Brown

Brad Peterson is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. He leads the Technology Transactions practice.

Lauded by clients as “astonishingly talented” (Chambers USA 2010), Brad has focused his practice for 20 years on helping companies work better with their technology and operations suppliers. In outsourcing, he has represented customers in dozens of large managed services agreements with, cumulatively, over $15 billion in contract value.  In the past five years, he has represented clients in increasing numbers of contracts with digital services providers, including cloud, data analytics, “as a Service” and automated process scopes and cyber security and privacy issues related to those scopes. He also has extensive experience representing companies’ licensing enterprise systems and contracting for systems integration and systems development for those systems.  He benefits in this practice from majoring in Computer Studies as an undergraduate, receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, and working as a software developer and IBM Marketing Representative for years before attending Harvard Law School.

Joe Pennell

Mayer Brown

Joe Pennell is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown’s Technology Transactions and Corporate & Securities practices. Joe focuses his practice on information technology and managed services transactions, including cloud computing, software licensing and implementation, and the outsourcing of finance and accounting services, IT infrastructure services and support, managed network services, and application development and maintenance. He is the Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law’s Cloud Computing Committee.

Event Sponsor: 
Allegis Global Solutions
Mayer Brown