What to Expect from the Day

Join us for a full day of exploring the latest and greatest SAP advancements used by spend management and supply chain professionals who are turning the permacrisis challenges of today into opportunities that are fundamental to business continuity.
You’ll join an exceptional community of SAP customers, experts, suppliers and partners for an in-person gathering. Here, you'll learn from each other's successes, share best practices, and receive expert insights on shaping a durable and modern spend management and supply chain function.
Don’t miss the chance to discover how you can demonstrate the value of the spend management and supply chain function to remain top of mind at the C-suite table and enable a resilient business.

9:00 AM Breakfast and Networking
  Morning Sessions
10:00 Welcome Ellie Lamey - Head of Intelligent Spend and Business Network,

The Need for Innovation 
In a volatile world and in the face of immense inflationary pressure, talent shortages and more, how does procurement, talent acquisition and supply chain’s value to an organisation evolve? ​How is the use of AI going to influence the world?


Mo Ahmad - Head of Procurement,


Matthew Hardy – SVP Product and Innovation,

RWS Group

10:45 Procurement Easier Than Ever with SAP Ariba
Volatile market conditions, cost pressure, governmental regulations, sustainability, and digitalization are just a few of the top-of-mind topics for business leadership today. As part of an effort to meet and overcome these challenges, CEOs, as well as CPOs and other procurement professionals are turning to GenAI. Join Salvatore Lombardo, SVP, Chief Product Officer, SAP Ariba, and learn how SAP Ariba is supporting organizations in bring the future of procurement to their all their users through embedded AI and intelligent, data-driven decision support across the entire source-to-pay process. See how GenAI tools offer an improved user experience, increasing adoption and driving digital transformation forward into the next generation of procurement solutions. Get a preview of upcoming innovations and an outlook for 2024 and beyond.
Salvatore Lombardo - SVP, CPO,
SAP Ariba

Sustainable Procurement Barometer 2024: Accelerating Toward Value Creation   

With ambitions to deliver on resilience, corporate ESG and value creation goals, what are the key obstacles and success factors to accelerate sustainable procurement? Findings from research on 590 programs

Lazar, Armianov, Regional Director, Ecovadis



Tara Mikhael, Senior Manager, Accenture


Benjamin Oswin, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

11:45 Lunch
Executive Panel: How is Procurement navigating the volatile waters of the world?
There's nothing simple about procurement. Listen to this discussion with procurement executives as they discussion key issues they face everyday.

Etosha Thurman, Chief Solutions and Marketing Officer,


Jan Francis, Head of Procurement Operations and Supplier Management, 



Savita Mace, CPO, University Hospitals Sussex NHS 


Rob Turner, CPO, Deliveroo 

13:50 Breakout Sessions 1

SOW Visibility and Cost Savings

Every year, hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on SOW engagements and projects that are delivered to organisations by professional services firms, learn about the importance that automated solutions can bring into visibility and overpayment for your SOW spend.

Sarah Koshiol, CRO, 

  Leveraging Market Intelligence and Generative AI to drive Category Management

Category Management is critical to improving business outcomes and meeting spend management program goals. Learn about best practices for effectively utilising external market intelligence to get deeper market insights and architect the right category approach. Leverage generative AI to be on top of events impacting your business and make smarter sourcing decisions.
Arthur Raguette, VP, Strategic Alliances, Beroe

Sourcing Like an Expert Every Time with Autonomous Sourcing


With the workload of procurement teams expected to increase exponentially over the next few years, the glaring gap between capacity and output will inevitably lead to inefficiencies, and productivity problems unless it is bridged by technology solutions like autonomous sourcing. Join our session to see how organizations can take advantage of human and machine collaboration that maximizes speed, efficiency, and value through Keelvar’s Autonomous Sourcing solution, automating 100% of the sourcing process through self-service, automated workflows for tactical and tail spend. Learn how Coca-Cola has used this groundbreaking system to deliver a structured digital solution to manage all their “Off Tender” requests, removing hundreds of emails from their inboxes on a weekly basis.

Charly Perrin, Strategic Sourcing CST Lead



Toby Hannon, VP of Sales,


14:30 Breakout Sessions 2
  Orchestrating Value Capture: Augment Adoption Across the SAP Ecosystem Through AI-enabled Intake

Learn how procurement orchestration works with SAP solutions to drive more spend under management, improve procurement process efficiency, and help joint customers maximise value from current SAP solutions. This session will offer a background on the origin and purpose of procurement orchestration, examples of how procurement orchestration drives value in complex organisations and recommendations for how to position intake and orchestration technology as a complement to current SAP solutions.
Nick Heinzmann, Head of Research,
  How to Identify the Best Suppliers for your Sourcing Needs
Procurement needs to constantly improve its efficiency, cost savings, and innovativeness. Scoutbee Discovery brings the power of AI to solve these issues in supplier sourcing. Large multinationals like Siemens, Unilever, and Audi have integrated Scoutbee Discovery into their sourcing processes. They have seen great benefits in it for solving their innovation, risk mitigation, and cost-saving challenges. Join our session to learn how you can take advantage of Scoutbee Discovery (SAP Endorsed Partner) and how it is seamlessly integrated with SAP Guided Sourcing.
Asghar Maqsood, Sales Director Europe,

Unlocking Efficiency: Transforming External Workforce Management with SAP Fieldglass and U-VERIFY

Discover the business advantages of U-VERIFY, Stratesys' solution enhancing SAP Fieldglass. Explore how this tool redefines onboarding, ensuring global compliance in workforce management. Attend SAP Spend Connect Innovation Day for strategic insights into streamlined processes and business-driven innovation, reshaping the future of contingent and service contract workforce management.

Gustavo Blanco,
Business Development Director,
15:15 Breakout Sessions 3

Unlocking the Power: How Dynamic Talent Communities Revolutionise DEI Strategies and Contingent Work Programs

In this session, we discuss how to set up dynamic talent communities to attract and engage diverse networks. Learn how to leverage this talent to garner referrals and get connected to talent faster, at scale. Not only does this help bolster your DE&I programs, but it can also unlock new talent channels for your contingent workforce programs. This means highly skilled talent available quicker and at a lower cost than traditional methods.

Rob Brodie, Regional VP of Sales
  Delivering Value and Competitive Edge through Customised SapienceS2P Chatbot Solutions

Introducing Sapience Satori, an AI-driven chatbot powered by ChatGPT 4.0, seamlessly integrated with SAP systems for streamlined procurement. Experience improved collaboration and communication with Microsoft Teams, Skype, Slack, and WhatsApp. Explore innovative features like instant translations, voice recognition, real-time analytics, and AI-driven forecasting for efficient procurement management. Discover the value for CPOs, CFOs, CIOs, and CTOs, offering streamlined operations, cost reduction, data security, and insightful analytics. Join us for an interactive demo, unlocking the future of procurement with Sapience Satori's cutting-edge features.

Steven Low, Vice President,
Smith and Nephew

Alin Ivascu, Architect,


Unveiling the 4 Fundamentals of Risk – Trends & Insights

In this session, our partner RapidRatings will provide recent Financial Health trends and differences between public and private companies due to economic market conditions. They will dive deeper into the 4 fundamentals of risk using a recent well-known bankruptcy as a case study. By attending, you will better understand what risk areas look for and how to leverage the API integration SAP Ariba – so you can better mitigate risk in your supply chain before it happens.

Eric Evans, Managing Director of Partnerships, RapidRatings
16:20 Closing Keynote: Dame Kelly Holmes MBE
17:00 Networking Drinks

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