January CPO & Executive Virtual Series





January 13, 2021


Welcome and Opening Discussion by Dawn Tiura, President & CEO, SIG

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 13:00

A warm welcome and meeting overview will be provided by Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG. Join us with your camera on and your microphone open for this interactive roundtable format meeting. Learn from your peers, gain insights from our provider experts, and leave with new knowledge, strategies and contacts. 

 

 

Dawn Tiura

CEO and President
Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing digital publication, has more than 26 years of leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.

Building a Broader, More Diverse & Robust Ecosystem - How Can We Enable Growth Through Network Quality, Innovation and Partnership?

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 13:15

Topic Discussion: Building a Broader, More Diverse & Robust Ecosystem. How Can We Enable    Growth Through Network Quality, Innovation and Partnership? by Michele Wesseling,    Associate Vice President, TD Securities

  • Supplier Diversity Program focused on creating a level playing field for Suppliers certified as diversely owned
  • CDP Carbon Supply Chain program where we have engaged >200 key suppliers to report and reduce their carbon emissions
  • ESG Supplier Engagement Program Pilot that is underway

Michele Wesseling

Associate Vice President
TD Securities

After an extensive career in the retail sector purchasing soft and hard goods from manufacturers and wholesalers, managing logistics, and contracting technology providers, Michele switched to the financial industry seven years ago. Upon joining, she found herself managing a very different type of supplier in a very different environment. She learned quickly that regulators are demanding, and third parties introduce a very different type of risk, however the art of procurement didn't change one bit. The commodities and services purchased change dramatically every year, and most of the people she encountered didn't understand procurement practices, offering her an interesting and fun challenge! 

Michele leads the TD Securities' Global Third Party Management Office with a mandate to manage TD Securities' third party risk and spend proactively, centralize third party management, and implement an operating model aligned with rapidly changing regulatory requirements. Previously, Michelle held a series of progressively senior roles across TD, including leading TD's Global Compliance Training Program, developing a new mandatory compliance training program for over 80,000 employees globally, and managing TD's Learning and Development Vendor Management portfolio. 

Sustainable Procurement as a Strategic Imperative

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 13:45

Sustainable Procurement as a Strategic Imperative by Padmini Ranganathan, Global Vice President, Product Strategy, SAP Procurement Solutions

 Key discussion points:

  • How can procurement protect and enable sustained business growth and resilience?
  • How important is sustainability as a factor to drive strategy?
  • What is your company doing to drive success in these key areas?

Padmini Ranganathan

Global Vice President, Product Strategy
SAP Procurement Solutions

Padmini Ranganathan is Global Vice President, Product Strategy, SAP Procurement solutions.  In this role, she leads a team of experts focused on watching emerging trends and helping shape the future of digital and sustainable procurement.  Prior to this, Padmini led an incubation role, delivering SAP Ariba Supplier Risk – a data-driven microservice innovation that enables risk-conscious business decisions.

In her 25+ year career journey, Padmini led the Analytics for Industries marketing team at SAP which brought to market the first analytical applications and content to drive business value and adoption of SAP’s analytics technologies. Before joining SAP, Padmini led T&E and category procurement products at Ariba, and part of the team that transitioned the first Ariba products into the Cloud.  Prior to Ariba, Padmini worked at Oracle, where she was part of the procurement product management team that delivered the first web-based, self-service applications for procurement and a technical consultant in the areas of order management, inventory & distribution, procurement and manufacturing.

Padmini is a passionate advocate for bringing technology to business users that simplifies and enriches their daily work and decision making. And as the SAP Sustainability Council lead for Procurement with Purpose initiatives, she is dedicated to helping businesses balance their costs with conscience, to drive economic value while making a sustainable impact on the larger world.

Padmini has a post-graduate diploma in computer science from UC Berkeley, California, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a major in Cost & Management Accounting from Bangalore University, India. 

Nurturing Talent & Culture: How to Develop Good Corporate Culture for Gen Z and Beyond

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 14:15

As we forge through 2021, we will continue to learn and adapt in order to create continuously thriving teams within our companies. What do we need to know to be successful? How do we learn to be effective as well as creative within a "new normal"? What do our new strategies mean for AI or Human Capital? Join us as we dive into these important topics to expand our knowledge and learn from each other. Bring your key pain points to this discussion. We will start off exploring the following questions:

  • How do we continue to adapt while we continue to thrive?
  • What does machine intelligence mean to human capital?
  • What topics are keeping you up at night?

Padmini Ranganathan

Global Vice President, Product Strategy
SAP Procurement Solutions

Padmini Ranganathan is Global Vice President, Product Strategy, SAP Procurement solutions.  In this role, she leads a team of experts focused on watching emerging trends and helping shape the future of digital and sustainable procurement.  Prior to this, Padmini led an incubation role, delivering SAP Ariba Supplier Risk – a data-driven microservice innovation that enables risk-conscious business decisions.

In her 25+ year career journey, Padmini led the Analytics for Industries marketing team at SAP which brought to market the first analytical applications and content to drive business value and adoption of SAP’s analytics technologies. Before joining SAP, Padmini led T&E and category procurement products at Ariba, and part of the team that transitioned the first Ariba products into the Cloud.  Prior to Ariba, Padmini worked at Oracle, where she was part of the procurement product management team that delivered the first web-based, self-service applications for procurement and a technical consultant in the areas of order management, inventory & distribution, procurement and manufacturing.

Padmini is a passionate advocate for bringing technology to business users that simplifies and enriches their daily work and decision making. And as the SAP Sustainability Council lead for Procurement with Purpose initiatives, she is dedicated to helping businesses balance their costs with conscience, to drive economic value while making a sustainable impact on the larger world.

Padmini has a post-graduate diploma in computer science from UC Berkeley, California, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a major in Cost & Management Accounting from Bangalore University, India. 

Event Sponsor: 
SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass

CPO & EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL SERIES OVERVIEW

SIG'S CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. Facilitated in part by SIG Members, these small group conversations are designed to be topic-based for maximum value.

  • Exclusive two-hour sessions on topics that are relevant to CPO and Executive-level procurement practitioners across industry
  • Executive-level conversations with a limited number of attendees
  • Relevant dialogues that generate actionable takeaways

Future Dates Still Open for Sponsorship!

  • February 24, 2021 - Open for Sponsorship
  • March 24, 2021 - Open for Sponsorship
  • June 23, 2021 - Open for Sponsorship
  • July 21, 2021 - Open for Sponsorship 
  • August 18, 2021 - Open for Sponsorship

EVENT AGENDA

Please note that this meeting has been scheduled based upon the Eastern Time Zone

1:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG

 1:15

Topic Discussion: Sustainable Procurement as a Strategic Imperative by Padmini    Ranganathan, Global Vice President, product Strategy, SAP Procurement Solutions.

Key discussion points:

  • How can procurement protect and enable sustained business growth and resilience?
  • How important is sustainability as a factor to drive strategy?
  • What is your company doing to drive success in these key areas?
 1:45 Topic Discussion: Building a Broader, More Diverse & Robust Ecosystem. How Can We    Enable Growth Through Network Quality, Innovation and Partnership? Join this buy side lead discussion.
2:15

Open Discussion: Nurturing Talent & Culture: How to Develop Good Corporate Culture for Gen Z and Beyond.

  • How do we continue to adapt while we continue to thrive?
  • What does machine intelligence mean to human capital?
3:00 Adjourn

CPO & EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL SERIES OVERVIEW

1:00-3:00 pm ET (UTC -5)

SIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. Facilitated in part by SIG Members, these small group conversations are designed to be topic-based for maximum value.

  • Exclusive two-hour sessions on topics that are relevant to CPO and Executive-level procurement practitioners across the industry
  • Executive-level conversations with a limited number of attendees
  • Relevant dialogues that generate actionable takeaways

SAP Procurement Solutions includes SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP S/4HANA-based offerings for operational procurement, delivering a comprehensive suite for goods and services procurement and external workforce management. SAP Ariba solutions provide collaborative commerce capabilities from sourcing and orders through invoice and payment along with expertise to help customers optimize their spend. The solutions drive simple, intelligent exchanges between millions of buyers and suppliers across both direct and indirect expense categories. SAP Fieldglass solutions are market leading for external workforce management and services procurement, helping global organizations find, engage and manage all types of flexible resources including contingent workers and services providers.  SIG shares your data with SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass so they can contact you by email or phone to provide more information in accordance with their respective privacy statements: SAP Ariba & SAP Fieldglass.


SAP Procurement Solutions includes SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP S/4HANA-based offerings for operational procurement, delivering a comprehensive suite for goods and services procurement and external workforce management. SAP Ariba solutions provide collaborative commerce capabilities from sourcing and orders through invoice and payment along with expertise to help customers optimize their spend. The solutions drive simple, intelligent exchanges between millions of buyers and suppliers across both direct and indirect expense categories. SAP Fieldglass solutions are market leading for external workforce management and services procurement, helping global organizations find, engage and manage all types of flexible resources including contingent workers and services providers.  SIG shares your data with SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass so they can contact you by email or phone to provide more information in accordance with their respective privacy statements: SAP Ariba & SAP Fieldglass.

Keynote Speakers

Padmini Ranganathan
Global Vice President, Product Strategy
SAP Procurement Solutions

Padmini Ranganathan is Global Vice President, Product Strategy, SAP Procurement solutions.  In this role, she leads a team of experts focused on watching emerging trends and helping shape the future of digital and sustainable procurement.  Prior to this, Padmini led an incubation role, delivering SAP Ariba Supplier Risk – a data-driven microservice innovation that enables risk-conscious business decisions.

In her 25+ year career journey, Padmini led the Analytics for Industries marketing team at SAP which brought to market the first analytical applications and content to drive business value and adoption of SAP’s analytics technologies. Before joining SAP, Padmini led T&E and category procurement products at Ariba, and part of the team that transitioned the first Ariba products into the Cloud.  Prior to Ariba, Padmini worked at Oracle, where she was part of the procurement product management team that delivered the first web-based, self-service applications for procurement and a technical consultant in the areas of order management, inventory & distribution, procurement and manufacturing.

Padmini is a passionate advocate for bringing technology to business users that simplifies and enriches their daily work and decision making. And as the SAP Sustainability Council lead for Procurement with Purpose initiatives, she is dedicated to helping businesses balance their costs with conscience, to drive economic value while making a sustainable impact on the larger world.

Padmini has a post-graduate diploma in computer science from UC Berkeley, California, and a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a major in Cost & Management Accounting from Bangalore University, India. 




Dawn Tiura
CEO and President
Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing digital publication, has more than 26 years of leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.




Michele Wesseling
Associate Vice President
TD Securities

After an extensive career in the retail sector purchasing soft and hard goods from manufacturers and wholesalers, managing logistics, and contracting technology providers, Michele switched to the financial industry seven years ago. Upon joining, she found herself managing a very different type of supplier in a very different environment. She learned quickly that regulators are demanding, and third parties introduce a very different type of risk, however the art of procurement didn't change one bit. The commodities and services purchased change dramatically every year, and most of the people she encountered didn't understand procurement practices, offering her an interesting and fun challenge! 

Michele leads the TD Securities' Global Third Party Management Office with a mandate to manage TD Securities' third party risk and spend proactively, centralize third party management, and implement an operating model aligned with rapidly changing regulatory requirements. Previously, Michelle held a series of progressively senior roles across TD, including leading TD's Global Compliance Training Program, developing a new mandatory compliance training program for over 80,000 employees globally, and managing TD's Learning and Development Vendor Management portfolio.