How Relevant Will Sourcing and Procurement Be in 2020?

Oct 17, 2018

With back office functions being a rich target for automation and AI and internal business customers desiring more self-service, what will be the eventual impact to your procurement function at your company? Are you preparing for a different world? 

The panelists will discuss:

  • The projected impacts from new technologies to the way procurement work is accomplished today
  • The tools and technologies we should be embracing
  • How our organizations are embracing (or running from) the eventual changes
  • Efforts to prepare our organizations to get through the change curve
  • Effective ways to learn as an organization
  • How our skills and expertise need to change
  • How we can leverage this opportunity


Jim Gorzalski

Chief Procurement Officer
Capital One

As the Chief Procurement Officer, Jim leads a team responsible for the entire supplier value chain which includes sourcing and supplier selection; contract negotiations; purchase order and invoice management; and delivering third party risk governance services for goods and services from third party vendors across all areas of Capital One. Partnering closely and proactively with business owners across the firm, the team seeks to maximize supplier relationships while ensuring all vendors are fully compliant with the company's third party management policies and procedures. Jim has more than 30 years of experience in the procurement field with a record of success as sourcing strategist and tactician, delivering consistent results at leading global manufacturing and financial services companies. Jim earned a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree from Syracuse University's School of Management. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Capital One, Jim held various procurement positions at JP Morgan Chase, Washington Mutual, Toyota Motor Company and Ford Motor Company. Away from the office, Jim spends time with his family enjoying travel, hiking, skiing and supporting charitable causes.

Viet Ho

CPO, Managing Director
Russell Investments

Viet Ho is the Chief Procurement Officer at Russell Investments. Viet and his team manage approximately $1 billion in third party spend for both corporate and Funds. Services include strategic sourcing, category management, and spend compliance.

Viet has over 16 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain at major corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Washington Mutual, Procurian, AT Kearney, Deloitte and PwC.




Greg Tennyson

Chief Procurement Officer
VSP Global

Greg has 20+ years of global executive leadership in the finance, operations and supply chain space with service based, high-tech, R&D and manufacturing concerns. M.Sc. Management with emphasis in contracts and procurement. Certified Sourcing Professional by Sourcing Interest Group and previously held Institute for Supply Management Certified Purchasing Manager and National Contracts Manager Association Certified Professional Contracts Manager credentials.

His specialties include: Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Category Management, eProcurement, Business Process Re-Engineering, Supply Chain Automation, Services Procurement, Supplier Enablement, Operations Management, Inventory Management, M&A Integration, Corporate Responsibility, Supplier Diversity, Outsourcing, Offshoring, MRO, IT Sourcing, Brand Implementation and Management and nascent technology start-up advisor.

He is a founding member of the Bay Area Procurement Council comprised of Silicon Valley and Northern California procurement executives. Participates on a number of advisory councils - ScoutRFP, ProcureCon, Coupa, DocuSign to name a few.