A versatile, flexible workforce is critical to fueling business continuity and agility. But if you can’t see it, you can’t manage it. This executive round table will kick off with our research from Oxford Economics that shows the external workforce is 42% of labor spend, yet only 35% of companies have technology to manage their contingent workforce. Be part of the discussion to hear the lessons learned from leaders, how you can gain more visibility, better manage your risk, and boost ROI from this critical spend category.
Molly Spatara is the Global Vice President of Thought Leadership for SAP Intelligent Spend and Business Network as well as head of marketing strategy for SAP Fieldglass. She has extensive BtoB and BtoC marketing and product development experience across multiple industries as well as a strong track record of designing and accelerating digital-first, data-driven capabilities yielding robust business outcomes. Previously, Molly transformed global marketing and communications for SAP Fieldglass, helped build and scale Accenture Digital, created Accenture’s digital marketing capability across global market units, and led marketing for Accenture Analytics.
Molly inspires colleagues to develop creative, omni-channel programs that drive measurable awareness, engagement, and preference across audiences, underpinned by compelling thought leadership. A strategist and business operator at heart, Molly has a passion for incubating and scaling new capabilities, developing her teams, leading large-scale change, forging consensus across stakeholders with oftentimes competing priorities, and simplifying complexity. She is curious and believes challenges more often represent untapped opportunities.
Join Western Michigan University for a discussion about a New Agile Mindset, Approaches & Tools for Bringing Disruptive Products to Market.
Dr. Curkovic also serves as Director of Supply Chain Innovation of IndustryStar, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based on-demand supply chain services and software technology company that partners with leaders to reduce the cost, time and risk of bringing new products to market. His role allows him to blend the latest cutting-edge academic research with real world industry application to accelerate client’s efforts in developing and maintaining a supply chain competitive advantage.
Dr. Curkovic’s publications have appeared or are under review in the International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Decision Sciences Journal, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Research, the Journal of Quality Management, Institute for Supply Management, The Association for Supply Chain Management, and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Dr. Curkovic’s latest book, Managing Supply Chain Risk: Integrating with Risk Management, highlights supply chain risk mitigation strategies for growing companies.
When he is not writing or researching Dr. Curkovic is spending time with his family exploring the scenic third coast (SW FL).
William Crane, CEO of IndustryStar, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based on-demand supply chain software and services technology company empowers leaders to improve company agility and profitability. William is a trusted advisor in supply chain with demonstrated results starting, launching, and enhancing procurement, logistics, supplier quality and manufacturing organizations.
His work has appeared frequently in Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), among others. William’s passion for bringing technologies to market that have a positive impact on the world can be found via his blog Supply Chain for Tomorrow’s Technology.
William is also Host of the Supply Chain Innovation podcast where he interviews top industry change-makers to uncover strategies, tactics, and tools to expedite, optimize, and de-risk supply chain operations. William may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
William holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business from the University of Michigan and BBA in Integrated Supply Management from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.
During this part of the day, we will host several thought leaders as they provide a quick overview on a latest trend, solution, or innovation. Details on Icertis' session to be announced. Check back soon.
Success against procurement’s growing list of objectives increasingly requires effective collaboration, with internal stakeholders and suppliers. The Covid-19 pandemic has only emphasized the importance of collaboration, as entire supply chains struggle with shrinking revenues and disruptions. Yet few procurement organizations collaborate well. This session will expand on the important topics of:
- Where can collaboration deliver the most value?
- How has the pandemic expanded the importance of collaboration?
- How can you improve the scale and level of effective collaboration with suppliers?
Alex has spent nearly 20 years evangelizing Spend Management, shaping its evolution and working closely with hundreds of customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. As CMO at Ivalua, Alex leads overall marketing strategy and thought leadership programs. Alex also spent 13 years at Ariba, first building and running the spend analytics business as General Manager. He then built and led Ariba’s international marketing team until successful acquisition by SAP, transitioning to lead business network marketing globally. Earlier, Alex was a founding member of Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris) where he developed vertical procurement applications. He began his career in the U.S. Army Cavalry, leading tank and scout platoons through 2 combat deployments. Alex holds a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an international M.B.A. from INSEAD.
After a few months of navigating disruption brought on by the worldwide pandemic, procurement teams are analyzing their exposed weaknesses in their contract management practices and are learning how to lessen their risk exposure and future-proof their supply chain. The pandemic has prioritized technology implementations that help with contract optimization and AI to mine contract data to extract meaningful intelligence. Join Stuart Brock, Senior Agreement Cloud Strategy Practice Director at DocuSign, to hear firsthand how leading procurement teams are adapting their contract management processes and improving their contract data analysis with DocuSign.
Stuart Brock is a Director at DoucSign where he helps lead DoucSign's financial services programs. He is a licensed attorney who practiced law at a top national firm for some 10 years before moving in-house at Bank of America. During his tenure with Bank of America. During his tenure with Bank of America, Stuart held various roles within the Legal, Compliance and Procurement organizations.
In less than a year, the business world as we know it has completely changed. But not all change is negative. Elements of the workforce have arguably evolved at a faster pace than would have been possible pre-pandemic. In particular, the shift in corporate mindsets around remote and contingent workforces have seen a significant change almost overnight. And while it’s impossible to predict how the world of work will look in the future, we look at the trends that will reshape the workforce. Join this presentation lead by Robin Sanders, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions, Guidant Global.
Robin’s experience of the contingent workforce industry spans over 20 years, starting as a recruiter and spending over 9 years managing long-term client relationships for a large global staffing provider, before joining Guidant Global. As SVP of Client Solutions at Guidant, Robin is responsible for leading new client relationships for North America. With each client’s specific challenges and goals in mind, Robin is trusted by our clients to help strategize and design external workforce programs to deliver talent in a better way. Her expertise includes MSP, VMS, RPO, independent contracting and SOW management.
A perspective on Procurement departments design from delivering on the classic procurement objectives, to a longer term view toward executing activities such as process transformation, a high degree of technology adoption and strong business alignment that support a mindset of operational excellence.
Brian Roche is responsible for Westfield’s enterprise procurement function which includes the development and execution of source-to-pay programs including category management, third party risk management, operational procurement and process automation.
Roche joined Westfield in April 2015 from Citizens Bank, where he served in various leadership positions managing vendor risk, strategic sourcing events and technology, and training programs. Before that, he was Vice President, Senior Sourcing Strategist for Key Bank National Association. In all, he brings 20 years of procurement, financial and leadership experience to his position with Westfield.
Roche earned his graduate degree in Information Systems Management from Case Western Reserve University, and his undergraduate degree in Finance from Ohio University.
He is a former member of BITS, the technology policy division of the Financial Services Roundtable, an industry group with expertise on managing vendor risk, and served as a charter Steering Committee member to establish the Risk Management Association’s Vendor Management Roundtable. He is also a current member of Sourcing Industry Group and provides thought leadership in other industry forums in emerging areas of supply chain management.
During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to virtually visit our thought leader booths in the Provider Showcase Innovation Hall. Here you may download thought leadership, connect with representatives, and explore their industry expertise in an interactive format.
Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing Digital Publication, has over 26 years 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.