Western Regional SIGnature Event

November 10, 2021

Bellevue, WA

Morning Agenda

8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:45 - Live Peer2Peer/Grand Roundtable


10:15 - When to Consult vs. Engage with Procurement by Marcel Kampen, Senior Director, RBC Global Procurement, Royal Bank of Canada

11:15 - Automation Centers of Excellence: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices
by Craig Nelson, Managing Director, Alsbridge, Inc.

Afternoon Agenda


1:00 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)

2:30 - Thought Leadership by SAP Ariba

3:30 - Vendor Management vs Partner Management by Sanja Cancar-Todorovic, Director – Outsourcing & Vendor Management at TELUS

4:15 - Close, Networking & Cocktail Reception


About SIGnature Events

Regional SIGnatre Events are powerful one-day meetings in which buy-side practitioners benchmark with other organizations and network with colleagues facing similar issues. The event offers executive roundtables, general session speakers, lunch, CPO presentations, analyst overviews and SIG Talks (15-minute discussions in a "Ted Talk" format), as well as our famous Provider Showcase program. Delegates will learn and network throughout the day, then wind down the afternoon with a happy hour, casual one-on-one discussions and a pocket full of long-term collegial relationships. Keep an eye on our event calendar for specific dates and topics of upcoming events!

Sample Agenda for Regional SIGnature Events

9:00 AM Executive Roundtable for director level delegates and above 
Concurrent Grand Roundtable for general session delegates
11:30 AM Lunch and general session keynote presentation
12:30 PM CPO presentation
1:30 PM CPO or industry analyst presentation on current trends and state of the industry
2:15 PM SIG Talks ("Ted Talk" format presentations)
3:30 PM Provider Showcase and Happy Hour
5:30 PM Adjourn