8:00 - Delegate Breakfast
8:45 - Live Peer2Peer/Grand Roundtable
10:00 - NETWORKING BREAK
10:15 - Creating Leaders: How to Identify, Empower, and Nurture Leaders in any Organization by Lawrence Kane, Senior Leader, Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence/2CES Integration, The Boeing Company
11:05 - "ACE” Strategic Sourcing with Automation, Collaboration, and Education by Rendi Miller, Director Travel and Procurement, Splunk Inc. and ScoutRFP
12:00 - NETWORKING LUNCH
12:45 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2 roundtable discussions facilitated by DSS and ScoutRFP)
1:45 - Building a Stakeholder Centric Procurement Organization - Oculus VR by Sam Badal, Procurement Lead, Oculus VR, Wei Shen, Director Sourcing Delivery Denali Sourcing Services and Carlos Perico, Senior Manager, Denali Sourcing Services
2:35 - Driving Procurement Engagement in a Non-Mandated Environment by Lys Hardy, Senior Manager, Sourcing and Vendor Management, REI and Susy Mendoza, Sr. Manager Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management, REI
3:20 - How Category Management Has Strategically Changed The Boeing Company - From Tactical to Strategic by Marc Garrett, Director, Global Strategy and Operations, The Boeing Company
Lawrence Kane is responsible for Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence in IT. He created the IT infrastructure sourcing office and vendor management programs at Boeing and has subsequently saved more than $2.9B by architecting sourcing strategies, designing full sourcing lifecycle management processes and tools, conducting procurements, negotiating with suppliers, and benchmarking resultant contracts. One of two Boeing Designated Experts (BDEs) in the company, he led the first successful multi-sourcing effort at a Fortune® 50-sized corporation, subsequently completing a variety of complex multi-supplier ITO and BPO transitions while assuring seamless service delivery despite significant changes in suppliers and sourcing mix. He institutionalized best practices and innovations that were instrumental to Boeing earning the prestigious Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) award from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) in 2018. A member of the SIG University Advisory Board, IAOP Think Tank, and IAOP Training & Certification Committee, he has had a personal hand in creating many of the industry’s leading sourcing and procurement practices and advances thought leadership in strategic sourcing, benchmarking, and supplier innovation as a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He is also the bestselling author of 17 books.
How do you keep up with the fast-paced growth of your company? To make the most out of the resources you have, automation is critical. However, you can’t automate everything (yet) so you also need the backbone of thorough education and seamless collaboration. Rendi Miller, Director of Travel & Procurement at Splunk Inc., shares how acing your strategic sourcing plan is as simple as A-C-E.
Rendi Miller is the Director of Travel & Procurement at Splunk, Inc. Rendi's specialities include strategic sourcing management and procurement expertise in the areas of Travel & Expense Management, Marketing and Professional Services, and Supply Chain Management. She is also a founding member of Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders.
Alex Yakubovich is the CEO and co-founder of Scout RFP. Alex is passionate about turning great ideas into even better companies. Prior to Scout, he co-founded ONOSYS, one of the largest online ordering providers in the country, which was acquired by livingsocial in 2012.
Presented by: Sam Badal, Procurement Lead, Oculus VR and Carlos Perico, Senior Manager, Denali Sourcing Services
Sam has been in Sourcing/Procurement/Subcontract management for nearly 10 years. Previously at Lockheed Martin for 7+ years, Sam has lead sourcing on NASA, Satellite, and DoD programs. He was the main POC for the NIRCam instrument which is part of the upcoming James Webb Space telescope. He supported the SBIRS satellite constellation program and then went on to lead a team supporting the THAAD missile defense program. Sam was excited to bring his knowledge and experience from a mature procurement organization to build out the procurement process and team at Oculus.
Carlos is an experiences professional with knowledge in multiple areas of procurement such as, strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, procurement operations, third party contract manufacturers, procurement financing, risk management, strategic planning, and project management & implementation for both direct and indirect categories in a global scale.
Presented by: Lys Hardy, Senior Manager, Sourcing and Vendor Management, REI and Susy Mendoza, Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management, REI
Lys Hardy and Susy Mendoza lead the two Indirect Procurement & Vendor Management Teams at REI. Lys’ team supports Supply Chain, Real Estate, and Corporate Services. Lys comes to REI with 18 years of Operations, Transportation, and Supply Chain experience. Her background includes support of Starbucks’ Supply Chain Procurement needs, Operations at zulily during its start-up period, and various other roles with other retailers and supply chain partners. She likes long walks on the beach, and even longer walks in the woods. Susy’s group supports Technology, Marketing and Shared Services. Susy is a recovering attorney, having served as Senior Counsel at Nordstrom for over 8 years. She also supported Product Management at Nordstrom.com, operations for a financial institution and managed two wineries. She travels every chance she gets and has an ongoing obsession with the West Wing Weekly.
Presented by: Marc Garrett, Director, Global Strategy and Operations, The Boeing Company
Marcus Garrett serves as director leading the SSG Supplier Management Global Strategy and Operations organization which is responsible for leading supply chain strategy & systems, contracting risk and operations, supplier quality & performance management, and global procurement operations serving Boeing’s international sites.
Prior to this, Marcus served as the director leading a procurement operations group that sourced services to enable the company's corporate operations; including those supporting employee benefits, human resources, freight & logistics and financial functions with a total spend portfolio of just over two-billion. In addition, responsibility included managing a service delivery organization delivering in excess of 180,000 transactions annually while maintaining a positive customer satisfaction score.
Marcus has over thirty years of experience in the supply chain management discipline spanning various leadership positions in the company and industry supporting government, commercial, information technology, business outsourcing, and bio-technology sourcing.