Virtual Learning Day

20 MARCH 2020 | 11AM – 2PM EDT

Procurement’s moment is now: C-suite alignment to deliver resilience and growth

In a time of uncertainty around travel bans and live networking events due to global health concerns, Procurement Leaders are hosting a series of virtual sessions that will help procurement professionals effectively manage current risks and prepare for future ones.

The agenda will focus on three key themes:

  • Building resilient partnerships through value to manage risk
  • How do you find efficiencies to deliver on your growth plans for this year?
  • Winning in a downturn: How to future-proof your procurement strategy

Continue to benefit from the global perspective of Procurement Leaders’ extensive network and gain exclusive insights from global CPOs, expert analysts and the wider ecosystem during our virtual learning day. All you need to do is sign up to take part.

This virtual event is free to attend for all senior procurement executives.

VIRTUAL LEARNING DAY AGENDA

11.00 EDT

Procurement Leaders Welcome

David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders 

11.10 EDT

PROCUREMENT LEADERS INSIGHTS
Building resilient partnerships through value to manage risk

  • How do you showcase your value when no one is listening? 
  • How do you align your goals and your stakeholder’s goals? 
  • Who will lead these partnerships from procurement’s end? 
  • How can you measure the intangible? 

David CainPrincipal Analyst, Procurement Leaders 
David RaeChief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders 

11.30 EDT

Q&A SESSION

11.40 EDT

CPO SPOTLIGHT
How do you find efficiencies to deliver on your growth plans for this year to manage risk?

A candid interview with a Global CPO to hear how procurement can continue to deliver on its goals as well as meet business expectations in a time of uncertainty 

Jim TownsendCPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance 
David RaeChief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders 

11.55 EDT

DISCUSSION
Winning in a downturn: How to future-proof your procurement strategy

  • How to deliver great commercial results across procurement operations as well as great progress in strategy and financial results, in challenging trading conditions 
  • How to adjust business flows to reflect your current scenario while planning for continued growth 
  • What does your talent strategy look like for your team and your talent and how resilient is that strategy? 
  • How to put the right contingency plan in place with the right supply base and the right mindset for your market

Howard Richman, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Citrix Systems 
David RaeChief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders 

12.20 EDT

Q&A SESSION

12.30 EDT

REFRESHMENT BREAK

12.40 EDT

CPO SPOTLIGHT
How to continue to set the pace for business change

  • How do you reach your business goals for 2020 even in this business climate? 
  • What do you need to do to continue towards your current growth targets set by your business? 
  • What measures need to change? Should they change? How can they change? 

12.55 EDT

Q&A SESSION

1.00 EDT

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM
Managing suppliers during crisis to manage risk?

Disruption, from a practical point of view, as much as a financial one, puts pressure on suppliers and, in turn, places the onus on procurement to have a strategy and the data to identify risk, to forecast, to mutually support, and to innovate solutions. Given the need to be reactive and resilient, what does effective supplier management look like on the ground during a period of huge uncertainty and what should procurement teams be doing? 

1.20 EDT

Q&A SESSION

1.30 EDT

PLX KEYNOTE 

To close the day, we take the opportunity to look to the future. Katie Linendoll will speak to her role as one of the most in demand consumer technology reporters. Katie is a regular on TODAY Show and has supplied hundreds of segments to media outlets from Popular Science to Sports Illustrated to Inside Edition. Her adventures have taken her underwater with NASA astronauts training in microgravity simulations to the birthplace of a new technology that enables 80% of those with low vision to see. Katie is excited to share a bit about her tech life and the behind the scenes of the game changing technologies she’s been able to present on-air to audiences in the millions.  

Katie Linendoll, Technologist and Broadcaster


2.00 EDT

PROCUREMENT LEADERS CLOSING REMARKS AND Q&A

David Rae, Chief Product Officer, Procurement Leaders 

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Insights from the ecosystem

What does effective supplier management look like on the ground during a period of huge uncertainty, and what should procurement teams be doing? Hear from the supply chain ecosystem on how to manage risk and uncertainty. 

CPO Spotlight

Hear directly from successful global CPOs on how they maximise efficiency and deliver on business goals in a time of uncertainty and discuss how do you reach your business goals for 2020 even in this business climate.

A truly global perspective

Benefit from Procurement Leaders’ leading research insights, garnered from our extensive global network of senior procurement professionals and on-the-beat analysis of the industry.