Keynote Session: How To Improve Your Procurement Ecosystem with Design Thinking with WNS Denali

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 11:00

All delegates welcome. Join us to kick off the SIG Procurement Technology Summit today and a Keynote Session with our thought leader partner WNS Denali. 

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting and thought, "Why do we keep doing the same thing OVER and OVER? I am ready to improve our old ways of working!” If so, you aren’t alone. Now is the time to learn about Design Thinking. Many people think Design Thinking is a new concept. Yet, this practice dates back to the 18th century.  Design Thinking helps you reframe how you approach problems, conversations, and relationships at your organization. Join Hervé Legenvre, PhD, Professor and Director of Value Creation Observatory at EIPM, and Greg Anderson, Senior Vice President at WNS Denali to learn: 

  • The history of Design Thinking in under 5 minutes 
  • The 5-step process of Design Thinking 
  • How Procurement can apply Design Thinking concepts 
  • Practical examples and stories about how Design Thinking adds value to Procurement 

Ultimately, Design Thinking is your tool to look at problems through a telescope - to see the big picture and understand how your business functions in a holistic way. Your entire procurement ecosystem benefits from Design Thinking. Now is the time to listen to that inner voice - out with the old ways of working and in with the new, innovative ways to do things differently. 


Hervé Legenvre

EIPM Value Creation Observatory

As the Director of the EIPM Value Creation Observatory, Hervé conducts research on innovation and purchasing and on how new technologies are changing industries. Hervé blends the best of academic and practitioner thinking to create a unique learning experience and engaging content. He continuously looks to identify the trends that will shape the business world in the future. He acts as a Juror for the EIPM-Peter Kraljic Awards and regularly speaks at in-company and public events. He believes that companies’ competitive edge will increasingly be co-created with suppliers, as innovation needs to be seized from the outside. He builds on his wide knowledge of invention, innovation and business excellence to create new tools and practices that help connect everyone to what matters most in a fast-changing world. Previously, Hervé led the EIPM Executive MBA Programme and the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) European Excellence Award. Hervé also worked for Renault Consulting where he led major change initiatives.

Greg Anderson

Senior Vice President
WNS Denali

Greg Anderson is Senior Vice President, North American Sales at WNS Denali and leads commercial go-to-market operations including sales and marketing. He is a proven business builder in Procurement Managed Services and Technology solutions and has significant sales and marketing leadership experience in procurement and supply chain. Prior to WNS Denali, Greg held leadership positions at Ivalua, Pensiamo, Directworks, Tenzing Consulting, SmartOps, Ariba, FreeMarkets, GE, and PPG. He holds a BS degree in Engineering from Alfred University.