Seattle CPO Meet and Eat

September 21, 2018

15800 S.E. Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98008


8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:15 - CPO Keynote Presentation by Tracie Winbigler, SVP, CFO, REI

9:00 - Deep Dive Benchmarking Group Discussions

  • Prices or approaches such as sourcing strategy/demand management strategy
  • Which types of categories are more interesting to you: The “typical” categories such as office supplies, copy/print, travel, local hotel, car rental, telecom etc., or more complex categories such as temp rate, IT services rates, MSFT, healthcare, legal rates, etc.
  • Future categories to benchmark?

10:00 - Knowledge Transfer and Networking Forum for the Next Level in Your Sourcing Organizations Discussion

10:30 - CPO Thought Leader Rotation Teams

Key Concepts for Exploration:

  • Machine Learning and AI in Procurement
  • Legal/Contracting Best Practices for Data and IP in a Highly Connected World
  • Other Topics?

10:55 - Closing Comments

11:00 - Adjourn