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

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Today’s spend management leaders are agents of growth

In today’s challenging business landscape, every company is experiencing significant disruption. Global supply chains are under greater strain. Changes in consumer demand – not only what they buy, but how they buy – are having significant impact on demand. Economic measures are evolving at an unheard of pace to help secure jobs and businesses in the long term.

Join us 13 October for an engaging agenda 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.

Review the full agenda, speakers, and then register today!

Keynote Sessions

Tuesday, October 13 Keynote Session

Procurement Reimagined

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. CET

In the face of disruption, spend management leaders armed with an agile mindset are able to continue driving rapid decision-making and desired business outcomes.

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.

Now more than ever, procurement is paving the way for what’s possible. Working together, we can help businesses and communities respond, recover, and reimagine a brighter future.

Regional Updates

Time Session
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CET Northern Europe
Being Prepared for an Uncertain Future
The EMEA North Regional keynote will centre around the current crisis, and the resultant supply chain disruption, and why procurement transformation is more important now than ever. The session will also talk about how forward-looking companies have weathered this crisis better and how procurement organisations could prepare best for an uncertain future.
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CET 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.
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CET 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? Join the conversation and explore insights from the region.

Breakout Sessions

Time Session
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET 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.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET 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.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET 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.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET Direct Material Procurement – 2020 Customer Success Story Highlights This session will showcase how leading organizations can successfully transform the way they handle sourcing, direct spend, and supplier collaboration. Experience how the organizations can evolve from manual to automated processes, enabling smarter, real-time decision-making.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET 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 will discuss the importance of integrated systems and business collaboration.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET 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.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET Insight-Driven Procurement: Predict Outcomes and Deliver Savings Explore how SAP helps bringing 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.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET Mind the Gap Within Your External Workforce and Services Procurement Understand 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 will review the importance of continuous change management and awareness of evolving system functionality to get the most out of your program.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET 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.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET 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.

Speakers

George Booth
George Booth

Chief Procurement Officer,
Lloyds Banking Group

Peter Hinssen
Peter Hinssen

Co-founder and Partner,
nexxworks

Jan Bungert
Jan Bungert

Senior Vice President,
SAP Intelligent Spend Management
MEE

Lindsey Cook
Lindsey Cook

Senior Procurement Engagement Executive,
SAP

Peter Graulich
Peter Graulich

General Manager,
SAP Intelligent Spend Management
EMEA North

Chris Haydon
Chris Haydon

President,
SAP Procurement Solutions

Catherine Hills
Catherine Hills

Vice President and Head of Procurement Customer Engagement EMEA North,
SAP SE, Customer First

Daniel Laumeyer
Daniel Laumayer

Vice President and Head of Procurement EMEA and MEE,
SAP Ariba

James Marland
James Marland

Global Vice President,
SAP Procurement Solutions

Carlos Mercuriali
Carlos Mercuriali

Senior Vice President and General Manager,
SAP Procurement Solutions EMEA South

Christian Turk
Christian Turk

Vice President and Head of Procurement Customer Engagement EMEA South,
SAP SE, Customer First

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