Denver CPO Meet and Eat

November 07, 2018

Arrow Electronics, Inc.
9201 E Dry Creek  Road
Centennial, Colorado, 80112

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8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:15 - CPO Keynote Presentation by Bruce Morton, Head of Strategy, Allegis Global Solutions 

9:00 - A Day in the Life Discussion by on the Spend Analytics Journey at Arrow Electronics by Carolyn Pisel, CPO/VMO Arrow Electronics

9:15 - A Day in the Life Discussion on Building a Sourcing Capability at Change Healthcare by John McGoun, CPO, Change Healthcare

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



Leveraging Spend Management within Services Categories

Much is discussed about the amount of spend that typically goes unmanaged in services categories – and the associated lost opportunity to deliver value to the organization.  This spend portfolio is subject to many familiar challenges which can include lack of stakeholder alignment, complex or inefficient processes that don’t keep pace with the speed of business, and in many cases a lack of capacity within the procurement organization to handle everything.  Regardless of the challenge(s), it leaves procurement with minimal insight into and influence over this sizeable chunk of the spend portfolio.

“Services” can mean many things to many people.  In many companies it is often what is left over once staff augmentation is carved out under an MSP, and things like travel and facilities services are carved out and given to their respective program providers (Carlson Wagonlit and CBRE or JLL).

But why is the leftover spend not given the proper channel and attention to reveal the opportunity for controls, informed buys, savings and risk mitigation, like those other categories?

There is unrealized and attainable opportunity in this maze of spend, and tremendous benefit in thinking about managing your labor-based services spend in much the same way that you may think about managing your staff augmented spend, your facilities spend and your travel spend. 

Please join us as we discuss the challenges you’re facing in delivering ever-evolving and incremental value to your organization and the opportunities that exist within your services spend categories by approaching their management in a different way.

Bruce Morton

Global Head of Strategy
Allegis Global Solutions

As a distinguished thought leader and global innovator, Bruce Morton has over three decades of experience within the human capital and workforce management industry. In his current role, Bruce serves as Global Head of Strategy for Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), where he is involved in new services and product idea generation, sales presentations, internal and external evangelism, digital and social media strategies and lead generation. Prior to his role at AGS, Bruce owned e3 Unlimited, a talent acquisition and development organization managing a breadth of staffing-related needs for global companies. 

Bruce is a sought after and renowned international speaker who has stimulated audiences across Europe, US and Asia with his fresh and innovative approach to acquiring top talent. He was recognized as Thought Leader of the Year at the 2013 European HRO 'Be Transformed' Awards, and again as Thought Leader of the Year at the 2014 North American HRO Today Forum.

Building a Sourcing Capability at Change Healthcare

John McGoun

Chief Procurement Officer
Change Healthcare

With a career in technology spanning over 25 years, John McGoun has a broad range of professional experience to draw upon – from working in the aerospace industry to the largest multinational conglomerates.  Focused on applying technology to business processes to enable them to be both globally scalable as well as cost optimized, John has used his understanding of technology as well as experience with organizations exceeding 300,000 employees to build a professional sourcing organization at Change Healthcare.

Event Sponsor: 
Allegis Global Solutions