Human Rights Take Center Stage at SAP Ariba Live 2016

NYU Stern’s Michael Posner joins blue-chip roster of speakers set for premier global commerce event

PALO ALTO, Calif. – February 23, 2016 – Slavery was abolished centuries ago. Yet, it remains rampant in supply chains around the world. Next month, SAP Ariba will shine a light on the issue and challenge businesses to respond when New York University Stern School of Business Professor Michael Posner takes to the main stage at SAP Ariba Live. The driving force behind the first-ever center on business and human rights, Posner joins an all-star lineup of speakers booked for the business commerce event of the year, including Robert Herjavec of ABC’s hit series “Shark Tank” and Greg Williams, Deputy Editor of WIRED. It all kicks off March 14 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. 

“Human trafficking is one of the greatest challenges of our time. But it is one that businesses are well-equipped to do something about, thanks to the connectivity of business networks and the power of big data and analytics,” said Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP Ariba.  

Fighting a Network with a Network

With more than 2 million companies in 190 countries, the Ariba Network is the largest, most global business network on the planet. Some of the most powerful brands in the world – including 76 percent of the Global 2000 - use it to connect with their global supply chains.

“Together, these companies have the power to combat forced labor,” Tillman adds. “And this is exactly what we – with the help of thought leaders like NYU Stern’s Michael Posner - hope to inspire them to do.”

SAP Ariba offers a comprehensive range of risk and analysis solutions that when combined with the insights and intelligence of the Ariba Network, enable companies to:

  • Evaluate their spending and supply chain and get a view into areas where forced labor might exist.
  • Be alerted to potential future risks by triangulating a myriad of inputs – like supplier performance ratings, payment history, etc.
  • Identify alternative sources of supply with supply chain transparency and fair labor practices to help mitigate these risks.
  • Access category-specifc playbooks that provide a framework for detecting forced labor and outline actions to remediate it.

These solutions will be on display at SAP Ariba Live. To reserve your place and see them in action, visit: Thousands of procurement, finance, IT sales and marketing executives and industry thought leaders are already registered to attend the unique forum, which provides access to insights, intelligence and groundbreaking strategies that companies of all sizes, across industries can use to reimagine their business and run simple. Don’t miss your chance!

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