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Procurement Reimagined:
A new virtual event from SAP
6 October 2020

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Powerful connections can help the world spend better

In today’s challenging business landscape, companies and communities have experienced significant disruption. Now more than ever, we must focus on resiliency and agility to create profitable growth.  Procurement, supply chain, and external workforce management leaders are creating powerful connections, leveraging the strength of both their local and regional communities to define a more sustainable future.

Join us 6 October for an engaging line-up of customers who will share how they have navigated the challenges this year and are reinventing for the future. Take a live deep dive with our regional experts and breakout sessions.

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Keynote Sessions

8:30 a.m. IST • 11:00 a.m. SGT • 2:00 p.m. AEDT

Tuesday, October 6 Keynote Session

Procurement Reimagined

11:00 a.m.–12:10 p.m. SGT

During “Procurement Reimagined: A new virtual event from SAP,” you will hear directly from your peers in procurement, supply chain, and external talent management. They'll share how they’re managing through uncertainty to carry their businesses forward. You’ll also hear from SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP S/4HANA leaders about our business strategy, the vision for our ecosystem, and the role of the external workforce.

Regional Updates

9:45 a.m. IST • 12:15 p.m. SGT • 3:15 p.m. AEDT

Time Session
12:15 p.m.–12:35 p.m. SGT Southeast Asia
Focus on the Future: Procurement’s Role in the New Normal
Procurement has helped organizations navigate the current health crisis by dealing with supply chain disruption, improving cash positions, contributing to margins, and managing employee and nonemployee impact on spend. Learn how procurement can respond to new demands, and how SAP helps organizations optimize spend while staying agile and resilient.
12:15 p.m.–12:35 p.m. SGT Australia and New Zealand
Being Game-Ready for the Next Decade: Procurement’s New Horizon
Procurement has become key to organizations’ survival this year, as they have embraced digitalization as the route to success. Hear from some of our customers how procurement has benefited by digitalization and technology to deliver continuing value for their organizations, supply partners, and customers – and what the future has in store.
12:15 p.m.–12:35 p.m. SGT India
Procurement’s Next Challenge: Balancing Agility and Efficiency
How will procurement evolve? How will it transform the work it does and the value it brings to an organization? These questions are top of mind for CPOs. In this India regional update, join our customer Sterlite Power and partner KPMG to discuss reimagining procurement for today, and how procurement leaders are at the forefront of this change.

Breakout Sessions

10:10 a.m. IST • 12:40 p.m. SGT • 3:40 p.m. AEDT

Time Session
12:40 p.m.–1:10 p.m. SGT Balancing Strategic Priorities — Procurement’s New Frontier While cost-saving remains imperative for any procurement function, balancing this need with wider sustainable objectives are key to delivering strategic value. With a focus on procurements' role in delivering continuous access to sustainable and clean energy and driving paperless procurement along with digital transformation, hear how Tata Power has used SAP Ariba in delivering value, driving organizational change, collaborated with their supplier community, as they plan for procurements new agenda.
12:40 p.m.–1:10 p.m. SGT Using Digital Collaboration to Improve Outcomes For All Parties Join us to hear how Westrac have used the Ariba Network to digitise supplier collaboration to drive efficiency and transparency in invoicing and supply chain.
12:40 p.m.–1:10 p.m. SGT The Modern Workforce How easy is it to get the critical skills you need to be competitive? Arun Srinivasan, general manager, SAP Fieldglass, talks with Lisa Zak, director of Strategic Sourcing, Medtronic, about the importance of external talent in fueling Medtronic’s business operations and supply chain.
12:40 p.m.–1:10 p.m. SGT Collaborating for Success Supply chain transparency improves your on-time delivery performance, increases revenues, and reduces costs and inventory. Join this session to learn how to collaborate with suppliers, external manufacturers, and other partners for success on key supply chain processes.
1:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m. SGT Embracing Digital Transformation Across Industries Join this panel discussion to hear Arpita Das, AVP-IT & CIO, Valvoline Cummins, and Harish Gupta, Joint President Group Synergy, Prism Johnson, share how their organizations embrace digital innovations from SAP Ariba to transform their source to contract processes.
1:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m. SGT Journey to Realising the Value of Guided Buying Join this session to hear TAFE NSW share their journey from business case to deployment of their Procure to Pay Transformation.
1:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m. SGT Business Critical Collaboration with Suppliers and Stakeholders Join this session to hear how SAP can help to enable virtual collaboration with your suppliers and stakeholders through digital signature management.
1:50 p.m.–2:20 p.m. SGT Innovations and Roadmap: Source to Contract See recent and upcoming innovations in the SAP Ariba Sourcing and SAP Ariba Contracts solutions that improve end-user experience and enhance adoption. Explore the solution vision and the new sourcing UX, intelligent contract repository, contract APIs, bulk contract management, intelligent event creation, and SAP Fieldglass solutions integration.
1:50 p.m.–2:20 p.m. SGT Innovations and Roadmap: Procure to Pay Explore recent innovations for SAP Ariba solutions that support operational procurement. Innovations span the guided buying capability, procurement operations desk, core procurement, services procurement, and invoicing.
1:50 p.m.–2:20 p.m. SGT Innovations and Roadmap: External Workforce Management Integrate all aspects of your external workforce processes and find out how your organization can transform into an intelligent enterprise. See our recent intelligent technology innovations and get a view of our future plan.
1:50 p.m.–2:20 p.m. SGT Innovations and Roadmap: Supplier Management and Business Network Gain insight into the road map for Supplier Lifecycle Management, Supplier Risk, and Ariba Network. Also explore recent and upcoming innovations on Supplier Lifecycle and Performance user experience, engagement risk management, expanded content partnerships, supplier workbench, embedded network analytics, and supply chain collaboration.


Ian Bremmer, President and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
Ian Bremmer

President and Founder,
Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

Giles Curtin
Giles Curtin

General Manager, Procurement,

Arpita Das, Assistant Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Valvoline Cummins Ltd
Arpita Das

Assistant Vice President,
IT and Chief Information Officer,
Valvoline Cummins Pvt. Ltd.

Subroto Dhar
Subroto Dhar

Senior Vice President,
Strategic Sourcing,
Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd.

Harish Gupta
Harish Gupta

Joint President, Head Commercial,
Head Mega Business Group and
Group Synergy, Prism Johnson Ltd.

Phillip McDonald, General Manager, Procurement, Woolworths Group Limited
Phillip McDonald

General Manager, Procurement,
Woolworths Group Ltd.

Tegan Poole
Tegan Poole

P2P Ariba Coordinator,
WesTrac Cat

Amanda Reid is the Head of Procurement Governance & Capability at TAFE NSW
Amanda Reid

Head of Procurement Governance
and Capability,

Ritesh Sagar
Ritesh Sagar

KPMG India

Sundeep Singh
Sundeep Singh

Group Procurement Officer,
Commercial, BHP Billiton

Adaire Fox-Martin
Adaire Fox-Martin

Executive Board, Customer Success,

Chris Haydon
Chris Haydon

SAP Procurement Solutions

Lisa Neil
Lisa Neil

Customer Engagement Director,
SAP Ariba

Scott Russell
Scott Russell

SAP Asia Pacific Japan

Sean Thompson
Sean Thompson

Executive Vice President,
Network and Ecosystem,
SAP Procurement Solutions

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