SAP Spend Connect

September 28, 2023

Santa Clara, CA

Why Attend


SAP Spend Connect Summit is a complimentary in-person event that brings together an amazing community of existing SAP customers, prospective clients, and partners. This is a great opportunity to connect, discuss, and learn more about procurement, supply chain, workforce, travel & expense best practices, and much more. Join with peers and experts to get the latest updates on technology, innovation, and market trends.


Who Should Attend


The conference is open to all interested IT, finance, procurement, supply chain, workforce, and travel & expense professionals.  We expect to have a total community of approximately 150 customers, prospects, partners, and SAP Spend Management professionals in attendance at this event.

Featured Speakers
Jerry Rice
Professional Football Player

Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice is widely regarded as the best wide receiver to ever play in the National Football League, and arguably the greatest player of all time. During his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, Rice won three Super Bowls (Super Bowl XXIII (’88), Super Bowl XXIV (’89) and SB XXIX (’94)) and one Super Bowl MVP. He enjoyed three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. Rice was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2010, his first year of eligibility.

Kristen Jordeth
Director of Product Strategy
SAP Intelligent Spend & Business Network

Kristen Jordeth specializing in Sustainability and Data strategies.  With over two decades of experience in B2B data and procurement technology, Kristen is a seasoned executive known for her creative problem-solving and out-of-the-box thinking who excels at developing innovative solutions and forging vital connections others may overlook.

Stuart Van Houten
Head of SAP Intelligent Spend Management
SAP North America

As head of the SAP Intelligent Spend Management business in the North America region, Stuart Van Houten is responsible for the go-to-market strategy, inclusive of market development and revenue growth.  With an emphasis on collaboration, execution, and results, he leads the North America go-to-market teams and works closely with SAP’s global leadership to drive success and sustainable, profitable growth in SAP’s largest market.

Laura Grant
North America Vice President and General Manager
SAP Intelligent Spend Business Network Cloud Success Services

Laura has been with SAP for 20 years working with customers across the US and Canada.  Laura’s leadership team leads teams of executives focused on customer adoption, procurement transformation and best practices to ensure customers are getting value out of their investment with SAP.   She and her team are customer first focused, communicating and advocating internally on requirements, regulations and compliance mandatory within the various industries and market units.

Erin Daly
Head of Global P2P - Master Data, M&A Integrations, and Customer Support

Erin is a recognized emerging leader at PayPal with a wealth of experience in vendor management, process design, technology implementations, and third-party risk, and compliance. At PayPal she formed the M&A vendor integration team supporting procure-to-pay and is responsible for the technology and operations of the supplier lifecycle process as well as underlying vendor data.

More recently, Erin formed the customer support function for source-to-pay where the team is focused on leveraging advanced AI tools to help PayPal meet their operational efficiency goals.

Pre-Event Agenda-at-a-Glance (Optional Program)
Thursday, September 28 Session Title                                                                                                                                                  

SAP and Partner Showcase + Networking

In addition to the scheduled sessions starting at 1:00pm, the Showcase at SAP Spend Connect Summit is an area where you can spend time asking questions and speaking with SAP Spend Management team members who have specialized knowledge of our solutions as well as see solution demonstrations and the latest innovations.  We will have pods covering SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Business Network, and SAP Concur.  Plus each sponsoring partner will have the opportunity to staff a pod where you can learn more about their offerings.  You can also spend this time meeting 1:1 with your SAP Account Team and SAP Executives as well as meet and mingle with other customers.


Adoption Lab: Empower Your Procurement Process: Embedding Amazon Business for Enhanced Catalog Search

An adoption lab is designed to accelerate time to value and solution optimization to deliver customer outcomes faster. This customer only session will discuss how to provide additional catalog content for your end users with the new integrated search feature embedding Amazon Business into your catalog search and procurement experience. This integration means your employees can quickly search for, find, and buy what they need from content in your catalogs, contracts, and Amazon Business - all within your organization's spending and budget controls.

Thursday, September 28 Session Title
11:45-12:00pm                                            Registration
12:00-1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00-1:20pm SAP Welcome Address from Leadership Team
1:20-1:50pm Customer Keynote
1:50-2:50pm A Connected and End-to-End Spend Management Journey - How SAP's Intelligent Spend Management Portfolio Works Better Together
2:50-3:05pm Networking Break
3:05-3:35pm What's Ahead for Spend Management Solutions from SAP: Next-Generation Innovation Highlights
3:35-4:00pm Driving Sustainability across your Spend Management Business Processes: Supplier, Sourcing, Supply Chain and More
4:00-5:00pm Extending the Value of your SAP ISBN Investments through Partners
5:00-5:30pm SAP Closing Address from Leadership Team with Jerry Rice
5:30-7:00pm Networking Reception
Thank you to our sponsoring partners
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