Success at eWorld 2018

The eWorld Procurement & Supply event was hosted on 3 October 2018 at the QEII…...

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The eWorld Procurement & Supply event was hosted on 3 October 2018 at the QEII Centre in Central London. Since 2001, the event has been providing senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives a preview of the latest technologies and innovations making a way into the world of procurement.

For the event, an impressive panel of speakers was present to offer insights and discuss the latest developments and market trends in procurement.

Speakers at the event

Just like in February 2018, this eWorld Procurement & Supply event was successful in attracting eminent professionals and executives. Some of the speakers that were part of the event included:

Ilija Ugrinic, Director, Proactis: Mr Ugrinic’s session was entitled End-to-End Procurement Automation – Key Strategic Trends and Hot Topics. This session covered the importance of procurement automation and how it helps organisations to ensure tangible savings and achieve their strategic needs.

Chris White, Director, Institute for Strategy, King’s College London: Mr White was the keynote speaker, and his address was Achieving Cultural Change Through Procurement: The Social Value Act. The presentation focused on describing how a Private Member’s Bill became an Act and how this act went on to influence commissioning at local and national level.

Andrew Yeaman, Director, Management Procurement Services, DHL: His session, How to Drive Meaningful Value from Outsourced Procurement: A Case Study, focused on outsourcing a portion the procurement to maximise performance and enjoy efficient spend control and quality.

Dr Sam De Silva, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP: Dr De Silva’s session was Contracting for Robot Process Automation and dealt with the meaning of robot process automation and discussed a case study of a client.

Other speakers in the event included:

Mark Andrioli, Global Product Sourcing Director, Haldex AB
David Atkinson, Managing Director, Four Pillars
Daniel Ball, Director Wax Digital
Karen Bascou, Purchasing Manager – Governance & Digital Solutions, Hager Group
Lucy Brownsdon, Direct, Centre for Facilitation
Charlotte Carter, Solutions Consultant, Proactis
Molly Dobson, Head of Enterprise Customer Success, Amazon Business
Emma Freiha, Senior Manager, LEGO Corporation
Pascale Gabla, Managing Director, Saint Gobain Glass Logistics
Chris Gardner, Project Manager, Global Strategic eSourcing, Merlin Entertainments Group
Dr John Glen, Director, Centre for Customised Executive Development, Cranfield University
Daniel Golds, Sourcing Lead, Environmental & Maintenance Services, Procurement, British Steel
Andy Hamilton, Consultant, Proactis
Chris Hinfray, Director of International Development TK’Blue
David Hobson, Director, Oracle
Alan Holland, CEO, Keelvar
Mark Masterson, Vice President, Tradeshift
JP Moulin, Sales Director, Prenax
Julien Naduad, Chief Product Officer, Determine
Vlad Nanu, CEO, Amdaris
Vishal Patel, Vice President, Invalua
Jeremy Smith, 4C Associates Ltd
Steve Smith, Consultant, Oracle

With an impressive panel of speakers, this eWorld Procurement & Supply event offered participants valuable insights about the procurement industry, procurement technology and trends.

Ed Cross

Ed founded Odesma in 2014 with the explicit intent of creating a new kind of procurement consultancy founded entirely on cloud principles. Deploying best-of-breed subject matter experts alongside the best on demand technology to deliver rapid and effective change for customers.

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