ProcureCon Asia

11 - 13 July, 2017

Amara Sanctuary, Singapore

+65 6722 9455

ProcureCon Asia Day 1 - 12 July 2017, Wednesday

Day 1

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Innovation in Procurement
8:00 AM Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM Welcome Address & Speed Networking: WBR Singapore

8:40 AM Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Frans Barends, Chief Procurement Officer, Georgia Institute Of Technology

Frans Barends
Chief Procurement Officer
Georgia Institute Of Technology

9:00 AM Global CPO Opening Keynote: How to create belief, energy and trust in your procurement team that will drive innovation

Qasim Hussain, Chief Procurement Officer, APAC & Africa, Kellogg's

Qasim Hussain
Chief Procurement Officer, APAC & Africa
Kellogg's

9:20 AM Global Procurement Leaders Panel: CPOs unfiltered - How can you drive innovation in your business?

Moderated By:
Frans Barends
, Chief Procurement Officer, Georgia Institute Of Technology

Don Hnatyshin, SVP, Chief Supply Chain & Procurement Officer, Jabil

Ard Verboon, CPO Strategic Sourcing - Direct Materials, Avaya

Prasad Deshpande, Vice President/Head of Global Procurement, Supply Chain and Contract Manufacturing, Biocon

Don Hnatyshin
SVP, Chief Supply Chain & Procurement Officer
Jabil

Ard Verboon
CPO Strategic Sourcing - Direct Materials
Avaya

Prasad Deshpande
Vice President/Head of Global Procurement, Supply Chain and Contract Manufacturing
Biocon
Prasad Deshpande is currently the Vice President/ Head of Global Procurement, Supply Chain and Contract Manufacturing at Biocon Limited.

Biocon is an emerging global biopharmaceutical enterprise focused on delivering affordable innovation. It is committed to  ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Frans Barends
Chief Procurement Officer
Georgia Institute Of Technology

10:00 AM Asian Procurement Leaders Panel: What does good look like on your journey to enhancing supplier innovation and performance?

Moderated By:
Shayam Tiwari
, Asia Head Of Procurement Ophthalmic Products, Novartis

Chee Yong Teoh, Head, Group Procurement and Services, RHB Banking Group

Ernie Tan, Group Head of Sourcing, AIA

Mohamad Mohamad Zain, Chief Procurement Officer, Telekom Malaysia

Kaustubh Wadekar, Chief Procurement Officer, Singtel

Chee Yong Teoh
Head, Group Procurement and Services
RHB Banking Group
Chee Yong has over 20 years of experience in finance, business development, merging and acquisition, transformation office, property management, administration, security, strategic sourcing and e-procurement across Asia Pacific Region and a host of industries.

He implemented lean and effective procurement structure to provide agile s
...[Read More]

Ernie Tan
Group Head of Sourcing
AIA
Ernie is currently, the Group Head of Sourcing, where he is responsible for AIA Group’s sourcing and procure to pay (P2P) functions. In this role, he is responsible for streamlining and leveraging AIA’s total expenditure; maximize the value and manage the risk associated with the use of third party suppliers and service providers. He also oversees ...[Read More]

Mohamad Mohamad Zain
Chief Procurement Officer
Telekom Malaysia
In his 23 year stay with Telekom Malaysia, he has been tasked to lead various assignment in TM Group involving Insurance Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Enterprise Business Management and Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management. Beginning September 2014, he has been entrusted to lead the Group Procurement Division. His journey as Chief Procure ...[Read More]

Kaustubh Wadekar
Chief Procurement Officer
Singtel

Moderated By:

Shayam Tiwari
Asia Head Of Procurement Ophthalmic Products
Novartis
Shayam is seasoned Procurement professional with over 2 decades of experience in working with transnational corporations and managing Asia Pacific geography for buying of goods and services & leading large transformation projects. 

Shayam is currently with Novartis Group for last more than 10 years and currently managing Eye Care Div
...[Read More]

10:40 AM Keynote: Innovation in technology – How to embrace systems which are intuitive, integrated with every department and provide data-rich solutions

11:00 AM Morning Networking Break

Track A: Mastering Big Data

Simplifying Procurement Processes & Relationships
11:40 AM Case Study Revolution: Machine intelligence and advanced analytics: applications in operations and beyond

Ron Ng, APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Secure-to-Pay, Google

Ron Ng
APAC Region Head, Strategic Sourcing & Secure-to-Pay
Google
For the past 6 years, Ron has been leading Google's APAC Strategic Sourcing and Procure-to- Pay function that covers all spend categories adding up to $2.5B annually within the region. Apart from that, he has other leadership roles within Google's larger APAC Finance community. Prior to Google, Ron spent a combined 14 years at Intel, Honeywell with ...[Read More]

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Simplifying Procurement Processes & Relationships
Case Study: Building strategic relationships - How to form deeper, more cooperative connections with your suppliers to rapidly detect and neutralise any risks before they turn into incidents?

Tracey Yeh, Head of Global CPE Sourcing, Telstra

Tracey Yeh
Head of Global CPE Sourcing
Telstra
Tracey has started her procurement role working for a major chain of US department stores many years ago to be involved in buying all sorts of merchandise globally.  For the past 15 years, her procurement work experience is in IT and banking industry leading strategic sourcing team in managing critical categories and high-spend regional projects, a ...[Read More]

Track C: Small Working Groups

Simplifying Procurement Processes & Relationships
Creative Boardroom: Keeping up with regulatory changes - How can the Asian environment enhance the ease of doing business?

Mark Lamb, General Manager, Asia Pacific, CIPS

Mark Lamb
General Manager, Asia Pacific
CIPS

Track A: Mastering Big Data

12:00 PM Track A Continues

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Interactive Panel: Global supply chain risk – How can you better manage geopolitical uncertainty?

Daniel Staehli, Head/Project Lead Procurement & Risk Management Asia Manufacturing Program, Roche Diagnostics

Daniel Chua, Head of Global Merchandising, LEDVANCE

Vijendar Rao, Chief Procurement & Chain Officer, Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries

Suresh Nair, Global Procurement Director, Micron

Daniel Staehli
Head/Project Lead Procurement & Risk Management Asia Manufacturing Program
Roche Diagnostics

Daniel Chua
Head of Global Merchandising
LEDVANCE
Daniel Chua has more 18 years of Purchasing Experience span across Retail, Telecommunication and Manufacturing in Consumer Electronic and Lighting Industry. He have worked and based in Singapore, London, Hong Kong and now based in Shanghai. He is currently the Head of Global Merchandising Sourcing Center for LEDVANCE Lighting Co; Ltd. ...[Read More]

Vijendar Rao
Chief Procurement & Chain Officer
Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries

Suresh Nair
Global Procurement Director
Micron

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Mastering Big Data

12:20 PM Interactive Panel: Sharpening the effectiveness of your IT spend analytics tools to truly capture your spend

Steve Kang, Head of Procurement, Singapore and APAC, ENGIE Services Singapore

Manmeet Singh Narula, Global Catergory Director for Secondary Packaging, Johnson & Johnson

Haris Komarla, Head of Procurement – Asia Pacific, DB Schenker

Graham Rice, Head of Asia Pacific Procurement, B. Braun

Moderated By:
Onno Cleeren
, Procure to Pay Manager, SA Power Networks

Steve Kang
Head of Procurement, Singapore and APAC
ENGIE Services Singapore
Steve has more than 12 years of experience in the areas of procurement, logistics management and category sourcing. He has successfully set up and operationalised overseas logistics units. With a keen interest in process and cost optimisation, Steve has also spearheaded a number of automation and data analytics initiatives. Currently at ENGIE Servi ...[Read More]

Manmeet Singh Narula
Global Catergory Director for Secondary Packaging
Johnson & Johnson

Haris Komarla
Head of Procurement – Asia Pacific
DB Schenker
Haris has more than 10 years of solid end-to- end procurement experience with well-established multinational companies. He held different procurement roles from Procurement Operations, Strategic sourcing and various Category Management across Asia Pacific. He has an experience in setting up new procurement team, procurement strategies and category ...[Read More]

Graham Rice
Head of Asia Pacific Procurement
B. Braun

Moderated By:

Onno Cleeren
Procure to Pay Manager
SA Power Networks
Onno is Procure-to- Pay at SA Power Networks (Australia). In his role Onno is responsible for managing 32,000 purchase orders; 90,000 invoices; 4,000 credit card statements and leveraging SAP MM use. Key achievements in SAP space are: Vendor Spend classification, PR & PO mobile App (Fiori) approval & tracking, eCatalogs, Savings capture & reporting ...[Read More]

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Mastering Big Data

12:30 PM Track A Continues

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Creative Boardroom: How to create a simple and effective category strategy to increase productivity, minimise costs and quantify benefits

Clara Ng, Group Procurement Head, The China Navigation Company

Clara Ng
Group Procurement Head
The China Navigation Company
Clara Ng is Head of Procurement at China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo) based in Singapore, the Marine division of Swire Group. She joined CNCo in 2014 to lead a Strategic Procurement, which entails redefining policies & procedures across multiple sub-divisions as well as corporate level. Her current role builds on a distinguished 17-year career ...[Read More]

Track A: Mastering Big Data

12:40 PM Track A Continues

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Case Study Revolution: Corporate social responsibility – How to monitor environmental, ethical and social practices to achieve your CSR objectives

Anne-Gaelle Gonet, Procurement Director, APAC, Indirect, Clarins

Anne-Gaelle Gonet
Procurement Director, APAC, Indirect
Clarins

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Mastering Big Data

1:00 PM Case Study: How to build better reports and improve employee buying decisions by implementing a comprehensive selfservice analytics program

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Networking Lunch

1:20 PM General

Exclusive Invite Only Procurement Think-Tank

Women of Procurement: How do you better attract, develop and retain top female talent?

Maggie Sy, Director Asia Logistics & Distribution, Mead Johnson

Maggie Sy
Director Asia Logistics & Distribution
Mead Johnson
Maggie Sy has more than 20 years of extensive experience as a supply chain professional with focused expertise in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Inventory Strategies and Modeling, Demand and Supply Planning and the SIOP process and Commercial distribution strategies and modeling, with a significant part of her career in the sourcing and procur ...[Read More]

Track A: Perfecting Contract Management

2:20 PM Case Study Revolution: How to use contract management to generate real value for your organisation

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Interactive Panel: Supply chain security – How can procurement observe the highest standard of security to strengthen its global presence?

Ashit Maru, Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer, Compass Group India

Stephanie Petot, Head of Procurement South East Asia, Diageo

Ashit Maru
Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer
Compass Group India

Stephanie Petot
Head of Procurement South East Asia
Diageo
Stephanie Petot, Head of Procurement Southeast Asia Diageo, arrived in Singapore 5 years ago. She was born in France but grew up in Paraguay, South America. She has then lived in other counties such as UK, Italy and USA and worked in Procurement for FMCG companies such as Reckitt Benckiser and Danone but also explored the pharmaceutical industry wi ...[Read More]

Track C: Small Working Groups

Creative Boardroom: Re-thinking negotiation skills training - What are the critical success factors for preparing the next generation of negotiators at your organisation?

Track A: Perfecting Contract Management

2:50 PM Case Study: How contract management can increase procurement’s speed and agility

Monish Darda, Co-founder & CTO, Icertis


Monish Darda
Co-founder & CTO
Icertis

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Perfecting Contract Management

3:00 PM Track A continues

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Case Study Revolution: The supply century – How can you ensure that your team is resilient to dynamic and disruptive changes?

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Perfecting Contract Management

3:10 PM Track A Continues

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Invite Only CPOs / Heads of Procurement: What’s Next? How to build a career path beyond CPO

Lye Kuan Ho, Group Procurement Vice-President, ComfortDelgro

Hung Hong Chong, Procurement Director, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, Coca-Cola

Eric Lim, Head of Procurement, Press Metal Bintulu

Sebastian Chua, Head of Procurement, Health Promotion Board

Moderated By:
Ramesh Krishnamoorthy
, Head of Procurement, Asean Pacific, Philips

Lye Kuan Ho
Group Procurement Vice-President
ComfortDelgro

Hung Hong Chong
Procurement Director, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei
Coca-Cola
Chong Choon Hung is the Procurement Director - Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei of Bottling Investments Group at The Coca-Cola Company. He has been working for the Coca-Cola System since Feb 2013. He graduated with a BA Honors degree in Economics from the Northern University of Malaysia. 

Chong began his professional career with Hualon
...[Read More]

Eric Lim
Head of Procurement
Press Metal Bintulu

Sebastian Chua
Head of Procurement
Health Promotion Board
Sebastian started his procurement career with Agilent Technologies (a spin-off from Hewlett Packard) as their Country Manager for India, Singapore, Thailand & Philippines before he took on the portfolio as the Regional Procurement Manager. Sebastian then moved on to join Microsoft & Alcatel Lucent as Head of Procurement to transform their procureme ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Ramesh Krishnamoorthy
Head of Procurement, Asean Pacific
Philips
Ramesh is the Head of Procurement for Philips Asean Pacific region. His organization is responsible to fuel profitability and growth in Asean Pacific region through strong strategic relationships, providing procurement insight, innovative thought leadership, and direction to transform the value offering of the Philips businesses. A key part of his ...[Read More]

Track A: Perfecting Contract Management

3:20 PM Oxford Style Debate: An investment in contract management is the only way a contract’s benefits can truly be realised and its risks managed

Zhivko Stoyanov, Global Procurement Group Head, Rakuten

Michael Koh, Head of Procurement, APAC, Dimension Data

Xian Zhuang, General Manager, Procurement & Sourcing Department, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific

Zhivko Stoyanov
Global Procurement Group Head
Rakuten
Zhivko has more than 10 years of experience in global sourcing, contract management, supplier performance and relationship management, and spend analysis and cost optimization. Currently a head of Rakuten Inc’ Global Procurement Group, he is responsible for global contracts, strategic sourcing and vendor management for all Rakuten Group companies i ...[Read More]

Michael Koh
Head of Procurement, APAC
Dimension Data
As he is a member of the NTT Group, they accelerate their clients' ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cyber security. Prior to his role, he served as the Head of Procurement, APAC at T-Systems, ICT services and consultancy firm, A Deutsche Telekom Group Company and Schneider Electric ITB, global spe ...[Read More]

Xian Zhuang
General Manager, Procurement & Sourcing Department
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific
Xian is a Procurement General Manager in Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. She has over 14 years of experience in oil and gas industry. In this role, Xian leads and manages a team to provide all aspects of procurement works, including sourcing, purchasing, expediting, logistic and contract administration. She has a proven track record ...[Read More]

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Track B continues

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

Track A: Perfecting Contract Management

3:40 PM Track A continues

Track B: Supplier Innovation

Case Study: Working towards a best-in-class selection process: how to build an in-house digital solution to navigate through the procurement process and work with ‘preferred’ suppliers globally

Reserved for commercial partner

Track C: Small Working Groups

Track C continues

4:00 PM Afternoon Networking Break

Conquering Stakeholder Engagement
4:30 PM Keynote: Unlocking procurement’s competitive advantage – How can you work better with stakeholders to fully understand your needs and business strategy?

Sam Walsh, President, CIPS

Sam Walsh
President
CIPS
Sam Walsh was Rio Tinto chief executive from January 2013 to July 2016, the culmination of a 25-year career with the international mining group. Prior to his appointment as chief executive, he led a number of Rio Tinto’s product groups including Aluminium (2001-2004) and Iron Ore (2004-2013) and in 2009 he
joined the Rio Tinto board as a dir
...[Read More]

4:50 PM Oxford Style Debate: Driving business direction – Procurement will never be in a position to change the organisation’s vision, strategy and goals

Moderated By:
Ram Kuppuswamy
, Global Chief Sourcing Officer, Airtel

Subha Dutta, Global Head of Sourcing and Logistics, Convenience Retail, Shell

Ard Verboon, CPO Strategic Sourcing - Direct Materials, Avaya

Marie Hansell, Head of Procurement, APAC, Restaurant Brands International

Krishan Agarwal, Asia Pacific Brand and Business Services Purchasing Leader, Procter & Gamble

Eleanor Kee, Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific, Mastercard

Tatiana Varma, Head of Procurement Office, Concord Trading Shanghai

Subha Dutta
Global Head of Sourcing and Logistics, Convenience Retail
Shell

Ard Verboon
CPO Strategic Sourcing - Direct Materials
Avaya

Marie Hansell
Head of Procurement, APAC
Restaurant Brands International

Krishan Agarwal
Asia Pacific Brand and Business Services Purchasing Leader
Procter & Gamble

Eleanor Kee
Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific
Mastercard

Tatiana Varma
Head of Procurement Office
Concord Trading Shanghai
Tatiana has lived and worked in Shanghai for the past eleven years in the supply chain industry. She is fluent in Mandarin. Tatiana established the China procurement office of Concord Trading in 2011 and managed it till end of last year. Concord is headquartered in Moscow with operations in USA and China specializing in automotive spare parts. She ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

Ram Kuppuswamy
Global Chief Sourcing Officer
Airtel

5:30 PM Case Study Revolution: Getting a seat at the table – How to achieve effective multi-functional collaboration between procurement and stakeholders

Brett Beattie, Head of Procurement, Opal Specialist Aged Care

In this innovative and interactive format, spend 20 minutes hearing the best practice case study on how to identify who your key stakeholders are, how to segment them and what your strategy should be for meeting their needs before being challenged on how to challenge without authority. Engage in small interactive roundtable discussions before each group presents its conclusions to the audience.
Brett Beattie
Head of Procurement
Opal Specialist Aged Care
Brett is currently Head of Procurement for Opal Aged Care, the largest privately owned aged care provider in Australia. Brett is an experienced and qualified procurement professional with exposure across end to end procurement processes and is responsible for the effective management of all group wide direct and indirect spend.

Brett
...[Read More]

6:10 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks

6:30 PM Cocktail Drinks Reception

7:20 PM CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia in association with ProcureCon Asia