Toronto SIGnature Event




November 07, 2018

Morning Agenda

8:00 - Welcome and Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer Discussion

9:45 - Break

10:00 - Executive Buy-side Keynote presentation on Blockchain as a Procurement Exercise by Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP, and Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP.

10:55 - Sponsor Provided General Session Keynote: The Importance of Total Spend Management to Drive Intelligent Procurement by Panos Kelamis, Director Digital Transformation, SAP Ariba 

Afternoon Agenda

11:50 - NETWORKING LUNCH

12:45 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)

2:00 - Sponsor Provided General Session Keynote: How Procurement Can Help Drive Contingent Workforce Program Transformation in the New World of Work by Travis O'Rourke, Head of Hays Talent Solutions Canada and Craig Huntley, Sale Deveopment Manager, Hays Talent Solutions

2:55 - Executive Buy-side Presentation: FUTUR - Is Sourcing Future Ready? By Lorri Rowlandson, Senior Vice President, BGIS 

3:45 - Executive Buy-side Presentation on Outsourcing in a Digital World by Don Smith, Vice President of Global Procurement Services, Scotiabank

4:15 - Closing Discussion

4:30- Adjourn

 

Purchasing Blockchain Services presented by Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP and Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 00:00

This discussion will focus on Blockchain as a Procurement Exercise including:

  • The use of Blockchain as a requirement for other outsourcing services.
  •  The consideration of using provider services who are using Blockchain. Benefits and potential risk.
  • Looking at Blockchain from an application perspective.

Richard Corley

Partner
Goodmans LLP

Richard Corley is a partner at Goodmans and leads the firm’s Outsourcing practice group. Combining his legal expertise with a unique background in engineering, mathematics, computer science and business, Richard's practice focuses on the intersection of law and technology.

Richard has over 25 years of experience advising clients on complex outsourcing transactions, technology M&A, joint ventures, cleantech and technology-related competition law matters.  With technology at its core, Richard's practice is focused on the growing information technology and cleantech sectors. Richard's practice complements his personal interest and involvement in energy conservation and energy alternatives.  He is currently involved with the Canadian implementation of the Third Industrial Revolution initiative, which integrates distributed renewable energy, low-energy buildings, intelligent power distribution and management, and energy storage systems.

Peter Ruby

Partner
Goodmans LLP

Peter Ruby is a partner in Goodmans’ Dispute Resolution Group and co-leads the Technology Law Group at Goodmans. He has a national and international practice focused on  technology, energy, corporate, commercial, and restructuring litigation and arbitration.

His technology dispute resolution work includes software, hardware, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, telecommunications, film, television, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, ecommerce and internet litigation, and Canadian and cross-border arbitration and mediation.  Peter has a balanced practice, representing multinational and entrepreneurial vendors of technology and services, along with many end-users of information technology.

In addition to his busy counsel practice, Peter acts as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a member arbitrator/mediator of Arbitration Place, on the Canadian roster of the AAA’s International Center for Dispute Resolution, and is the Chair of the North America committee of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center.

Peter is recognized as a leading technology litigator and arbitration counsel in Chambers Canada and Chambers Global Guide to The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Euromoney’s Guide to The World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Canada, and is also recognized by Who's Who Legal and Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys in the areas of international arbitration, energy and intellectual property.

Peter was a law clerk to the Federal Court of Canada and for over a dozen years was a Professor of Law (adj.) at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School teaching internet law.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Technology Law Association. 

The Importance of Total Spend Management to Drive Intelligent Procurement

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 00:00

Not all spend is created equal. Different categories require different processes, communities, and levels of supplier collaboration. Only a truly integrated source-to-settle process on a digital platform of established business networks for all categories of spend can drive value for your organization and lead to intelligent procurement.

 

Panos Kelamis

Director Digital Transformation
SAP Ariba

Panos Kelamis is a Director – Digital Transformation Organization for SAP Ariba. Panos runs collaborative engagements with organizations to create differentiating business capabilities, new business models, and drive incremental economic value, enabled by digital innovations across procurement. Panos’ experience in procurement and technology Is focused on price reduction, spend compliance, process efficiency and working capital benefits across the procurement lifecycle. Additionally, Panos works with organizations to develop and deliver success planning strategies to drive value realization for their procurement transformation.

Prior to joining SAP, Panos worked in the financial industry with a multitude of roles and responsibilities ranging from investment banking, private equity and wealth management driving value for his clients and stakeholders.

Panos holds a MBA in international finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Honours BA in Economics & International Relations from Trinity College at the University of Toronto

How Procurement Can Help Drive Contingent Workforce Program Transformation in the New World of Work

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 00:00

Welcome to the gig economy! Driven by a number of compounding demographic and market forces the world of work has fundamentally changed, resulting in huge spend increases within the HR / Professional Services categories. As a result, the way most organizations have traditionally managed these categories has become much less effective and therefore ripe for transformation. In this thought provoking session you’ll gain some important historical context, explore the strategic landscape, and learn about some innovative new approaches where procurement can partner with HR and Talent Acquisition to ensure the organization has all the workers it needs, in the right place and time, for a fair cost.

Travis O’Rourke

Head of Hays Talent Solutions Canada
Hays Talent Solutions

Travis O’Rourke is the Head of Hays Talent Solutions Canada and brings over 30,000 hours of Canadian contingent workforce management experience.   With a Canadian workforce of over 1000, Hays Talent Solutions provides outsourced workforce management solutions and the technology that enables and measures it.  Hays Talent Solutions currently oversees $1B + in services procurement spend with a focus on spend realignment, and proper milestone + deliverable tracking.  Travis sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Canadian Consulting Businesses (NACCB) and is passionate about future proofing Canadian companies to have the skills and talent required to succeed in the world of tomorrow.

Craig Huntley

Sales Development Manager
Hays Talent Solutions

Craig started his career working in technology for a firm focused on Human Capital Management. After a few years in the space, Craig realized his passion for educating enterprise clients on the complexity of their workforce and move to an IC Compliance and Payrolling organization, where he built out the inside sales team before joining the Solutions team. In 2017 Craig accepted his current role with Hays Talent Solutions, helping to drive their expansion into the America's. Craig is responsible for identifying industry trends, building the inside sales team and helping to drive the overall strategy of the go-to-market team. 

FUTURE - Is Sourcing Future Ready?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 00:00

Lorri Rowlandson

Senior Vice President
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Lorri is a skilled executive with over 20 years of experience in strategic sourcing and corporate real estate.  She is a relationship driven and results oriented professional who coaches and empowers her team to deliver unprecedented results. Lorri has made a career of tackling highly complex projects with an innovative entrepreneurial spirit, consistently achieving multimillion dollar savings results.

An equally accomplished professional in Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Real Estate, Lorri is a progressive business leader whose results are measured not only in the impressive numbers she delivers but also in the dedication and commitment she offers clients. Lorri is sought after by her industry peers as a subject matter expert as it pertains to Real Estate Outsourcing, with particular specialization in transitioning complex first generation outsourcing arrangements.

She is a powerful presenter and communicator where she effectively conveys thought leadership and subject matter knowledge with an entertaining presentation style.

Outsourcing in a Digital World by Don Smith Vice President, Scotiabank

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 00:00

Don Smith

Vice President
Scotia Bank

Donald is an accomplished Operations Executive with experience in Procurement, Global Operations Management and Strategic Planning and Execution. He is a transformational leader, respected executive and result-focused professional with demonstrated success in leading the entire life cycle of responsibilities associated with the management of global operations and processes, with focused experience directing strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain operations. Straight-forward and decisive with the wit, intelligence and experience to recognize opportunities for improvement, eliminate deficiencies and build strong consensus in favor of company goals.

Previous Attendees

  • Air Canada
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank Of Montreal Financial Group
  • Bell Canada
  • Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Cancer Care Ontario/Action Cancer Ontario
  • CBC Radio Canada
  • CBRE Group Inc. (User)
  • Cirque du Soleil Inc
  • CME Group Inc.
 
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • GE Canada
  • GE Healthcare
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • Intact Financial Corporation
  • Manulife Financial
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  • Michaels Inc.
  • Ministry of Government Services
  • Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Open Text Corporation
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Rogers Communications Inc
  • RSA Insurance Group
  • Scotiabank
  • Sears Canada Inc.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
  • TD Bank Financial Group
  • TELUS
  • Veridian Connections
Event Sponsor: 
Hays Talent Solutions
SAP Ariba


SAP Procurement Solutions includes SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and SAP S/4HANA-based offerings for operational procurement, delivering a comprehensive suite for goods and services procurement and external workforce management. SAP Ariba solutions provide collaborative commerce capabilities from sourcing and orders through invoice and payment along with expertise to help customers optimize their spend. The solutions drive simple, intelligent exchanges between millions of buyers and suppliers across both direct and indirect expense categories. SAP Fieldglass solutions are market leading for external workforce management and services procurement, helping global organizations find, engage and manage all types of flexible resources including contingent workers and services providers.

Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Richard Corley
Partner
Goodmans LLP

Richard Corley is a partner at Goodmans and leads the firm’s Outsourcing practice group. Combining his legal expertise with a unique background in engineering, mathematics, computer science and business, Richard's practice focuses on the intersection of law and technology.

Richard has over 25 years of experience advising clients on complex outsourcing transactions, technology M&A, joint ventures, cleantech and technology-related competition law matters.  With technology at its core, Richard's practice is focused on the growing information technology and cleantech sectors. Richard's practice complements his personal interest and involvement in energy conservation and energy alternatives.  He is currently involved with the Canadian implementation of the Third Industrial Revolution initiative, which integrates distributed renewable energy, low-energy buildings, intelligent power distribution and management, and energy storage systems.




Craig Huntley
Sales Development Manager
Hays Talent Solutions

Craig started his career working in technology for a firm focused on Human Capital Management. After a few years in the space, Craig realized his passion for educating enterprise clients on the complexity of their workforce and move to an IC Compliance and Payrolling organization, where he built out the inside sales team before joining the Solutions team. In 2017 Craig accepted his current role with Hays Talent Solutions, helping to drive their expansion into the America's. Craig is responsible for identifying industry trends, building the inside sales team and helping to drive the overall strategy of the go-to-market team. 




Panos Kelamis
Director Digital Transformation
SAP Ariba

Panos Kelamis is a Director – Digital Transformation Organization for SAP Ariba. Panos runs collaborative engagements with organizations to create differentiating business capabilities, new business models, and drive incremental economic value, enabled by digital innovations across procurement. Panos’ experience in procurement and technology Is focused on price reduction, spend compliance, process efficiency and working capital benefits across the procurement lifecycle. Additionally, Panos works with organizations to develop and deliver success planning strategies to drive value realization for their procurement transformation.

Prior to joining SAP, Panos worked in the financial industry with a multitude of roles and responsibilities ranging from investment banking, private equity and wealth management driving value for his clients and stakeholders.

Panos holds a MBA in international finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Honours BA in Economics & International Relations from Trinity College at the University of Toronto




Travis O’Rourke
Head of Hays Talent Solutions Canada
Hays Talent Solutions

Travis O’Rourke is the Head of Hays Talent Solutions Canada and brings over 30,000 hours of Canadian contingent workforce management experience.   With a Canadian workforce of over 1000, Hays Talent Solutions provides outsourced workforce management solutions and the technology that enables and measures it.  Hays Talent Solutions currently oversees $1B + in services procurement spend with a focus on spend realignment, and proper milestone + deliverable tracking.  Travis sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Canadian Consulting Businesses (NACCB) and is passionate about future proofing Canadian companies to have the skills and talent required to succeed in the world of tomorrow.




Lorri Rowlandson
Senior Vice President
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Lorri is a skilled executive with over 20 years of experience in strategic sourcing and corporate real estate.  She is a relationship driven and results oriented professional who coaches and empowers her team to deliver unprecedented results. Lorri has made a career of tackling highly complex projects with an innovative entrepreneurial spirit, consistently achieving multimillion dollar savings results.

An equally accomplished professional in Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Real Estate, Lorri is a progressive business leader whose results are measured not only in the impressive numbers she delivers but also in the dedication and commitment she offers clients. Lorri is sought after by her industry peers as a subject matter expert as it pertains to Real Estate Outsourcing, with particular specialization in transitioning complex first generation outsourcing arrangements.

She is a powerful presenter and communicator where she effectively conveys thought leadership and subject matter knowledge with an entertaining presentation style.




Peter Ruby
Partner
Goodmans LLP

Peter Ruby is a partner in Goodmans’ Dispute Resolution Group and co-leads the Technology Law Group at Goodmans. He has a national and international practice focused on  technology, energy, corporate, commercial, and restructuring litigation and arbitration.

His technology dispute resolution work includes software, hardware, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, telecommunications, film, television, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, ecommerce and internet litigation, and Canadian and cross-border arbitration and mediation.  Peter has a balanced practice, representing multinational and entrepreneurial vendors of technology and services, along with many end-users of information technology.

In addition to his busy counsel practice, Peter acts as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a member arbitrator/mediator of Arbitration Place, on the Canadian roster of the AAA’s International Center for Dispute Resolution, and is the Chair of the North America committee of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center.

Peter is recognized as a leading technology litigator and arbitration counsel in Chambers Canada and Chambers Global Guide to The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Euromoney’s Guide to The World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Canada, and is also recognized by Who's Who Legal and Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys in the areas of international arbitration, energy and intellectual property.

Peter was a law clerk to the Federal Court of Canada and for over a dozen years was a Professor of Law (adj.) at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School teaching internet law.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Technology Law Association. 




Don Smith
Vice President
Scotia Bank

Donald is an accomplished Operations Executive with experience in Procurement, Global Operations Management and Strategic Planning and Execution. He is a transformational leader, respected executive and result-focused professional with demonstrated success in leading the entire life cycle of responsibilities associated with the management of global operations and processes, with focused experience directing strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain operations. Straight-forward and decisive with the wit, intelligence and experience to recognize opportunities for improvement, eliminate deficiencies and build strong consensus in favor of company goals.




12:00 am - 07:00 pmPurchasing Blockchain Services presented by Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP and Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This discussion will focus on Blockchain as a Procurement Exercise including:

  • The use of Blockchain as a requirement for other outsourcing services.
  •  The consideration of using provider services who are using Blockchain. Benefits and potential risk.
  • Looking at Blockchain from an application perspective.
Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP
Peter Ruby, Partner, Goodmans LLP

12:00 am - 07:00 pmThe Importance of Total Spend Management to Drive Intelligent Procurement

Not all spend is created equal. Different categories require different processes, communities, and levels of supplier collaboration. Only a truly integrated source-to-settle process on a digital platform of established business networks for all categories of spend can drive value for your organization and lead to intelligent procurement.

 

Panos Kelamis, Director Digital Transformation, SAP Ariba

12:00 am - 07:00 pmHow Procurement Can Help Drive Contingent Workforce Program Transformation in the New World of Work

Welcome to the gig economy! Driven by a number of compounding demographic and market forces the world of work has fundamentally changed, resulting in huge spend increases within the HR / Professional Services categories. As a result, the way most organizations have traditionally managed these categories has become much less effective and therefore ripe for transformation. In this thought provoking session you’ll gain some important historical context, explore the strategic landscape, and learn about some innovative new approaches where procurement can partner with HR and Talent Acquisition to ensure the organization has all the workers it needs, in the right place and time, for a fair cost.

Travis O’Rourke , Head of Hays Talent Solutions Canada, Hays Talent Solutions
Craig Huntley, Sales Development Manager, Hays Talent Solutions

12:00 am - 07:00 pmFUTURE - Is Sourcing Future Ready?
Lorri Rowlandson, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

12:00 am - 07:00 pmOutsourcing in a Digital World by Don Smith Vice President, Scotiabank
Don Smith, Vice President , Scotia Bank