The CPO Meet & Eat program is a three-hour breakfast meeting with a small group of director level or above delegates.
The event kicks off with a welcome and introduction, followed by a CPO or another senior executive keynote presentation. The session then offers a “day in the life” open dialogue discussions by two additional CPOs. By sharing their daily happenings, issues and activities, these two ad hoc discussions trigger conversations amongst the other CPOs in the room. The event concludes with an open discussion session that is facilitated by the sponsor and SIG. This portion of the day focuses on current events locally, nationally and globally, and allows CPOs to seek input from the group on their own top-of-mind issues. By keeping this meeting very high level, CPOs are better able to share and network with each other.
8:00 - Delegate Breakfast
8:15 - Introductions – Keynote
8:30 - CPO Seattle status updates, 2019 proposed plan, Viet’s role
8:45 - Seattle and Eastside Next Level Working Groups
- Need a new coach for Seattle group
- Do we need a new group for the North End?
- What other benchmarking topics are of interest?
9:00 - Day-in-the-Life discussions
9:15 - Status update on Professional Services Benchmarking Best Practice
9:30 - Value Proposition for Indirect Procurement
10:30 - Discuss any additional focus area of interest
10:45 – Closing discussions
11:00 - Adjourn