March CPO & Executive Virtual Series





March 24, 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.

Why Does Procurement Take So Long? And How Can We Fix It?

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 13:05

Teeing up the conversation: Business stakeholders are continuously frustrated by how long procurement takes to bring suppliers on board. We all know the RFP process can be lengthy but even once a vendor is chosen – enterprises take 3-6 months to negotiate even the smallest contracts?

Mike O’Brien

Chief Procurement Officer
ContractAI, App Orchid Inc

Mike is an accomplished enterprise executive with procurement, strategic management and technology expertise. Mike has a proven track record of architecting and executing large scale commercial and transformative programs to bring efficiencies and innovation in the Energy and Financial Services sectors. As the head of ContractAI, Mike helps define the product roadmap, improve customer experience and support business development efforts. Prior to joining App Orchid Mike was the Global Head of IT Procurement at BP where he led a global team managing spend in excess of $2B annually.  Prior to joining BP, Mike served as the Chief Procurement Officer for Aviva North America, a large global insurance company based in the UK. Mike has also held several senior roles at ABN AMRO including Head of Infrastructure for the Americas.  

Amrita Tahiliani Joshi

Chief Marketing Officer
App Orchid Inc.

Amrita’s global business experience in the technology industry spans a breadth of roles, from CEO to CMO to globalization consultant. She has held several permanent and interim CMO positions in companies that focus on next generation technology products and services. Prior CMO roles include, Persistent Systems, Xoriant and several start-ups where she launched strategic marketing efforts.  Amrita has a passion for taking new technology solutions to market, having package virtually hundreds of solutions in areas such as AI, Security, Big Data, Machine Learning Automation and Cloud. Amrita is  currently focused on a new AI-powered contracting solution, ContractAI which helps organizations accelerate time to market by as much as 80%. Amrita particularly enjoys working with diverse teams and has managed global teams across the world including South & Central America, East Asia, South Asia and Europe.

Open Discussion #1 by Mike O'Brien, CPO ContractAI, App Orchid

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 13:15
This collaborative discussion will focus on the target points below. Please share your insights. How is your company managing the procuement process? Where do you feel improvement is needed? What can you share with your peers so that together, we can identify areas of improvment and collectively drive chnage? This robust peer discussion could be the start of a new focus within your organization. 
 
Target discussion points:
  • Key pain points during the procurement process.
  • Barriers and challenges to change within enterprises.

 

Open Discussion #2 by Mike O'Brien, CPO ContractAI, App Orchid

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 14:00
Building on our initial discussion, let's also consider what we can do to change the landscape of the procurement process moving forward. Here we will explore the possibilities for improvement. No idea is too big or too small. What are the discussions taking place inside your company specific to transforming the traditional procurement process, including process improvement, change management and technology? 
 

Open Discussion

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 14:45
Event Sponsor: 
AppOrchid

CPO & EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL SERIES OVERVIEW

SIG'S CPO & Executives 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
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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

OUR SPONSORS

The App Orchid platform helps enterprises build AI fueled apps. The App Orchid platform uses deep learning and natural language processing with business specific content delivered through knowledge graphs, to create powerful predictive apps. ContractAI, App Orchid’s newest product, is an AI-powered SaaS-based solution that automates and streamlines the analysis, creation and negotiation of contracts. ContractAI utilizes AI to automatically ingest and analyze historical contracts to author templates based on terms that were proven win-win. ContractAI eliminates the painful redlining process by giving suppliers vetted clause options. Enterprises can streamline the terms of negotiation based on past learnings, thereby reducing exposure to high-risk terms and conditions. ContractAI also helps enterprises easily understand negotiation boundaries, legal and compliance implications, obligation intents and permissible thresholds, so they can make better contracting decisions. For more information please visit https://www.apporchid.com/solutions/contractai/

Keynote Speakers

Mike O’Brien
Chief Procurement Officer
ContractAI, App Orchid Inc

Mike is an accomplished enterprise executive with procurement, strategic management and technology expertise. Mike has a proven track record of architecting and executing large scale commercial and transformative programs to bring efficiencies and innovation in the Energy and Financial Services sectors. As the head of ContractAI, Mike helps define the product roadmap, improve customer experience and support business development efforts. Prior to joining App Orchid Mike was the Global Head of IT Procurement at BP where he led a global team managing spend in excess of $2B annually.  Prior to joining BP, Mike served as the Chief Procurement Officer for Aviva North America, a large global insurance company based in the UK. Mike has also held several senior roles at ABN AMRO including Head of Infrastructure for the Americas.  




Amrita Tahiliani Joshi
Chief Marketing Officer
App Orchid Inc.

Amrita’s global business experience in the technology industry spans a breadth of roles, from CEO to CMO to globalization consultant. She has held several permanent and interim CMO positions in companies that focus on next generation technology products and services. Prior CMO roles include, Persistent Systems, Xoriant and several start-ups where she launched strategic marketing efforts.  Amrita has a passion for taking new technology solutions to market, having package virtually hundreds of solutions in areas such as AI, Security, Big Data, Machine Learning Automation and Cloud. Amrita is  currently focused on a new AI-powered contracting solution, ContractAI which helps organizations accelerate time to market by as much as 80%. Amrita particularly enjoys working with diverse teams and has managed global teams across the world including South & Central America, East Asia, South Asia and Europe.




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.