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Asia Pacific Sessions

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Keynote Session Sundeep Singh, CPO of BHP, discusses how procurement is driving social value, sustainability, and innovation, while driving real business results. Learn how structuring for success in deployment and extreme focus on end-user experience has led to to >90% ordering channel compliance from Woolworths' General Manager of Group Procurement, Philip McDonald. Plus, 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.
Keynote Full Interview: Helping BHP Live Its Purpose While Driving Real Business Results BHP’s procurement team helps drive social value, sustainability and innovation; provides an excellent supplier experience; and controls 100% of spend across both capital and operational portfolios. To hear how they do it, tune into this discussion between Sundeep Singh, CPO, BHP and Baber Farooq, SVP Product Strategy, SAP Procurement Solutions.
Keynote Full Interview: Procurement Strategy and Vision Tune in to watch Baber Farooq, Salva Lombardo and Tamara Braun discuss the SAP Procurement Strategy and Vision. Hear more from the leaders about how SAP is shaping the future of procurement, gain insights in to the Procurement North Stars and hear more about what motivates them and makes them excited for the future.
Keynote Full Interview: Finding the North Star to Guide Your Procurement Transformation Phil McDonald, GM, Group Procurement, Woolworths reveals how to structure your procurement transformation for success in deployment and beyond. Hear how Woolworths is approaching 100% ordering channel compliance by focusing on the end-user experience, and unlocking maximum value from its partnership with SAP Ariba.
Keynote Full Interview: Finding a Better Way to Grow Through Social Procurement Adaire Fox-Martin, Executive Board Member for Customer Success and Ben Redwine, COO, Intelligent Spend Group, APJ are joined by Cemal Ezel, founder of coffee company and social enterprise Change Please, in a fireside chat. They discuss how procurement coupled with purpose can help change the world and why social enterprises are the future of business.
Keynote Full Interview: A View from the Outside In with Ian Bremmer Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group and GZero Media has a fireside discussion with Greg Harbor, SVP and GM, Intelligent Spend Group, APJ covering topics such as supply chain localization and the trajectory change, off-shoring of businesses, and economic recovery and the role of procurement through the APAC region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using Digital Collaboration to Improve Outcomes For All Parties Hear how Westrac used the Ariba Network to digitize supplier collaboration to drive efficiency and transparency in invoicing and supply chain.
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.
Collaborating for Success Supply chain transparency improves your on-time delivery performance, increases revenues, and reduces costs and inventory. Learn how to collaborate with suppliers, external manufacturers, and other partners for success on key supply chain processes.
A Glimpse into the Future of Work Discover why the external workforce is an important spend category that should be on your radar. Royal Philips shares its forward-thinking approach to getting work done, and how its partner, Randstad Sourceright, together with SAP Fieldglass, helps make its vision a reality. Plus, hear how visibility of its contingent workers helps Philips improve agility.
Embracing Digital Transformation Across Industries This panel discussion features Arpita Das, AVP-IT & CIO, Valvoline Cummins, and Harish Gupta, Joint President Group Synergy, Prism Johnson, as they share how their organizations embrace digital innovations from SAP Ariba to transform their source to contract processes.
Journey to Realizing the Value of Guided Buying Hear TAFE NSW share their journey from business case to deployment of their Procure to Pay Transformation.
Business Critical Collaboration with Suppliers and Stakeholders Hear how SAP can help to enable virtual collaboration with your suppliers and stakeholders through digital signature management.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Europe and Middle East Sessions

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Keynote Session Hear directly from your peers in procurement, supply chain, and external talent management. Senior executives from Lloyds Banking Group, Henkel, and Royal Philips share how they’re managing through uncertainty to carry their businesses forward. Plus, 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.
Keynote Full Interview: Procurement Transformation Insights with Lloyds Banking Group George Booth, CPO, Lloyds Banking Group reflects on his personal experience with three procurement transformations. Learn how Lloyds seized disruption as an opportunity to accelerate their digitization roadmap to boost agility, business resiliency, and adding more strategic value to the business.
Keynote Full Interview with Philips and RSR: A Glimpse into the Future of Work – Are You Ready? Discover why the external workforce is a major spend category that should be on your radar. Royal Philips shares their forward-thinking approach to getting work done, and how working with Randstad Sourceright and SAP Fieldglass helps make their vision a reality. Hear how visibility of their contingent workers helps Philips improve agility.
Keynote Full Interview: A Simple Approach to Procurement Transformation with Henkel Bertrand Conqueret, CPO, Henkel sets out his ambition for an intuitive, end-to-end source-to-pay process enabled by best-in-class solutions. He reflects on Henkel’s progress to date, including improvements in strategic sourcing, supplier enablement and purchase-to-pay, and how you can begin a procurement transformation.
Keynote Full Interview: Peter Hinssen, The Phoenix and the Unicorn Peter Hinssen, best-selling author and thought leader on radical innovation, discusses the imperative of understanding a world of constant change. Peter shares how companies can apply innovation as an antidote to a radically changing environment, sharing not only ‘what,’ but how to make innovation a reality in your organization.
Keynote Full Interview: Procurement Strategy and Vision Tune in to watch Baber Farooq, Salva Lombardo and Tamara Braun discuss the SAP Procurement Strategy and Vision. Hear more from the leaders about how SAP is shaping the future of procurement, gain insights in to the Procurement North Stars and hear more about what motivates them and makes them excited for the future.
Keynote Full Interview: Finding a Better Way to Grow Through Social Procurement Adaire Fox-Martin, Executive Board Member for Customer Success and Ben Redwine, COO, Intelligent Spend Group, APJ are joined by Cemal Ezel, founder of coffee company and social enterprise Change Please, in a fireside chat. They discuss how procurement coupled with purpose can help change the world and why social enterprises are the future of business.
Northern Europe
Being Prepared for an Uncertain Future
The EMEA North Regional keynote centers on the current crisis, the resultant supply chain disruption, and why procurement transformation is more important now than ever. The session also addresses how forward-looking companies have weathered this crisis better and how procurement organizations could best prepare for an uncertain future.
Southern Europe, Middle East, Africa
A Shared Ambition for Change
Sparked by global events & amplified by the pandemic, businesses have been working vigorously to adapt to the new reality. Many elements of life and work are being challenged. The new normal is still in the making.
DACH, Central and Eastern Europe
Managing Procurement in Times of Change
In these unprecedented times, companies must rethink strategies, operations, executions, and, not least, the role of procurement. How do companies in the region perceive these changes? How do SAP technologies help companies bring procurement to the forefront of a digital transformation? Hear insights from the region.
Architecting Your Procurement Landscape – SAP Offers You a Choice Get an introduction to the procurement landscape transformation options you have from SAP. Find out how you can architect your landscape with SAP-supported best practices for achieving end-to-end procurement.
Building Supply Chains at Velux That Are Agile, Resilient, and Crisis-Proof See how leading organizations are using SAP and SAP Ariba solutions for direct spend to stabilize their supply chain. More than ever, we need to control spend, manage risks and uncertainties in supply chains, intensify collaboration with business partners, sense new business opportunities, and do it all without processes slowing down progress.
Centralize Procurement Without Disruption Learn how top organizations are successfully centralizing procurement processes without undergoing massive consolidation and disruption with SAP S/4HANA Cloud for central procurement. See how central procurement prepares firms with decentralized execution to get better pricing with leveraged spend and greater visibility into purchasing decisions.
Direct Material Procurement – 2020 Customer Success Story Highlights This session showcases how leading organizations can successfully transform the way they handle sourcing, direct spend, and supplier collaboration. Hear how the organizations can evolve from manual to automated processes, enabling smarter, real-time decision-making.
Drive Intelligent Collaboration with Stakeholders and Business Partners Examine the key value drivers and corresponding capabilities of procurement solutions from SAP for guided, efficient, and automated business partner collaboration. Using two examples of typical KPIs supported by exemplary process flows and relevant automation, experts discuss the importance of integrated systems and business collaboration.
How to Future-Proof Your Operations Hear Marco Iansiti, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and leading author on digital transformation, and Carlos Mercuriali, GM, Procurement LoB, EMEA South at SAP, discuss why digital transformation is essential if businesses intend to future-proof their operations against uncertainties such as the current crisis.
Insight-Driven Procurement: Predict Outcomes and Deliver Savings Explore how SAP helps bring together operational, contextual, geo, and process data to provide actionable insights to drive successful procurement strategies. With the pandemic dramatically impacting demand and supply chains, learn what chief procurement officers can do to ensure their organizations emerge from the crisis stronger than ever.
Mind the Gap Within Your External Workforce and Services Procurement Hear what the business will embrace versus what the stakeholders requested: the utopian state and the challenges that we face in reality. In this session we review the importance of continuous change management and awareness of evolving system functionality to get the most out of your program.
A Practical Conversation on the S2P Vision for Intelligent Enterprises Get details on SAP’s commitment to delivering innovation through next-gen procurement technology. Integrated business processes are at the core of SAP’s vision and strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise. Hear two experts paint the source-to-pay (S2P) vision, which allows companies to consume end-to-end business processes in an integrated manner.
Ready for SAP Fieldglass Solutions? Gain Buy-In from Your Stakeholders Let us help you build or adjust your business case, especially in this time of vast changes in supply and demand, for SAP Fieldglass solutions. Learn about the market-trusted services and tools we can provide to help you achieve short- and long-term opportunities and organizational goals, leveraging our 20 years’ experience with 1,000+ customers.
An Example of Resilience Through Digitalisation Teva Pharmaceuticals, the world’s leading generic manufacturer, is an example of resilience thanks to the adoption of digital solutions that have ensured their business continuity in these unprecedented times. Hear about their success story, the remarkable results they have achieved in spend management, and their most valuable lessons learned.
Faurecia: Being Prepared for the Future Faurecia Group is global leader in automotive technology. Hear from their CPO, Nathalie Saint-Martin, how procurement helps the company to navigate through this pandemic and economic challenges.

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