SAP Ariba CPO Talk
CPO Talk Switzerland


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Agenda at a glance

Tamara Braun
Chief Customer Officer 
SAP Intelligent Spend Management


Prior to her current position, Tamara Braun was the CPO of SAP and responsible for the Global Procurement Organisation, which handles an annual spend of over € 5 bn. 


In her short welcome address, Tamara Braun will share her insights on how SAP can help businesses respond, recover, and reimagine a brighter future in these unprecedented times.

Our panelists:

Michael Spiess, CPO, Sanitas

Thierry Jaccon, Head of SCM, Skyguide

Michael Bitar, Head of Procurement, Julius Bär

Thomas Hofer, Head of Operational Procurement, Luzerner Kantonsspital

Marc Rodriguez, Senior Vice President Corporate Procurement - CPO, Swarovski


This year has irrevocably changed the way we all do business. We are now witnessing a buzz of transformation activity in the business landscape, where new approaches, new business models, and new ways of working are becoming the norm.


Join the conversation and explore insights from the region:

- How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the procurement function?

- How did businesses respond?

- What are the key lessons learned?

- What can we expect from 2021?

Harro Meijran, Head, Global Procurement & Group Facility Management, Syngenta


Second speaker: Sajin Sivan, Global Solutions Manager Source to Pay, Syngenta 


Syngenta, a leading agtech company with headquarters in Switzerland, is redesigning the procurement organizational structure based on the implementation of SAP Ariba, the formation of the Syngenta Group, and the “Empowered Business” model. Syngenta is aiming to have a model that optimally connects to the various BUs and uses synergies across the Group and the Operations/Procurement CoE areas.


Our guest speakers will share their transformation story and the valuable lessons learned.

Andries Feikema, Global Director Procurement Transformation, Royal DSM


Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living.


Andries Feikema leads the buy.SMART program, a business transformation of the indirect procurement function at DSM. 


He will share the key insights why DSM started this transformation journey. 


Next to this Andries will discuss the impact the program has on the entire organization and why change management is so crucial for the success of the transformation.

Elena Parker, Vice President of Sales Switzerland, SAP Intelligent Spend Management


Looking beyond COVID-19, let's seize disruption as an opportunity to rethink the role of Procurement, to boost your agility, and to accelerate your digitization roadmap.

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