10 - 12 July, 2018
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore
+65 6722 9455
ProcureCon Asia Day 2 - Future Proofing Your Procurement Strategy
8:30 am - 8:50 am Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:50 am - 9:00 am Welcome Address
Gladys Caligagan, Conference Director, ProcureCon Asia
Embracing the Digitalised Future
9:10 am - 9:40 am Keynote Panel: How can you use robotics and cognitive artificial intelligence in your procurement strategy to reduce your costs, streamline your processes and futurise your procurement function?Frans Barends, Chief Procurement Officer,Georgia Institute of Technology Rob Halsall, CPO,Westpac New Zealand Qasim Hussain, Chief Procurement Officer, APAC & Africa,Kellogg Prashant Nagpure, Head of Supply Chain and Procurement,Tech Mahindra
There are forces at work behind the scenes that will completely transform the procurement function as we know it. In the ever-pressing need to have things better, faster, cheaper and measurable, how does the procurement organization of the future accommodate such changes from the business, how can you prepare for these advancements, and how will they affect your relationships? The future is closer than you think! This panel will give you the insights necessary to help influence robotic and AI vendor relationships in your own organization. Our panel of experts will cover:
- How do you evaluate the benefits of using robotics or AI to identify those services that are core to your business
- Cost of transaction vs. amount of transactional work
- Application to sourcing space
- In-house vs. outsource strategy
- How do you build it to drive adoption – What are the common pitfalls; How do you succeed; what works well and doesn’t?
- Do you see the demise of procurement professionals – are you on the edge of jobless future?
Westpac New Zealand
Qasim HussainChief Procurement Officer, APAC & Africa
Prashant NagpureHead of Supply Chain and Procurement
Frans BarendsChief Procurement Officer
Georgia Institute of Technology
9:50 am - 10:10 am Keynote Presentation: Mission Impossible? Speeding up savings while decreasing risk
The velocity of business is increasing. Change is the only constant. The rewards – and the risks – have never been higher. To succeed in this new world, businesses must take a new approach to managing the relationships that drive commerce. Discuss how a robust enterprise wide contract management solution, placed at the center of the procurement process, can accelerate savings, protect against risk and optimize commercial relationships to improve the bottom line.
10:10 am - 10:30 am Morning Networking Break 1
New Frontiers in Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
10:30 am - 11:10 am Keynote Presentation: How blockchain will radically transform the economyGarrick Hileman, Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Research,Mosaic
Garrick is best known for his research on monetary and distributed systems innovation, particularly cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology (blockchain). He was recently ranked as one of the 100 most influential economists in the UK & Ireland. His research publications include the "2017 Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study" and the "2017 Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study". He also created and published the CoinDesk "State of Bitcoin" and "State of Blockchain" reports from 2013-2016. Garrick's teaching at the University of Cambridge includes developing the UK's first university taught class on blockchain technology.
Garrick HilemanCo-Founder, CEO and Head of Research
11:10 am - 11:40 am Keynote Panel: Would paying suppliers in cryptocurrency inject liquidity into the supply chain and reduce financing costs?Bhavesh Shah, Chief Purchasing Officer,Firmenich Boon Hiong Chan, Head of Market Advocacy APAC and MENA,Deutsche Bank Kay Van-Petersen, Global Macro and Crypto Strategist, Nino Chantladze, General Counsel Singapore,Cleer
In this 40-minute session, you will hear from a panel of non-procurement experts who will cover how traditional sourcing activities will be disrupted by the rise of cryptocurrencies. Our keynote panelists are from a well-known international bank, Deutsche Bank, a start-up company building blockchain-based products for financial services and a crypto global macro, markets expert with over a decade of experience in the financial markets. They will shed light on:
•How can you use cryptocurrency in your supply chain – payment, warehousing, transport or delivery?
•How do you know where each of your assets came from, who owned it before and at what time?
•How do you ensure that supply chain payments, records of inventory, warehousing conditions, delivery times and dates, cannot be falsified?
Boon Hiong ChanHead of Market Advocacy APAC and MENA
Kay Van-PetersenGlobal Macro and Crypto Strategist
Nino ChantladzeGeneral Counsel Singapore
11:40 am - 12:20 pm Morning Networking Break 2
Track A: Mastering Supplier Relationship Management12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Panel: Suppliers as strategic partners – How can you improve efficiency and bring about innovative processes to stay in ahead of your competition? Ernie Tan, Group Head of Sourcing,AIA Michael Koh, Head of Strategic Sourcing, APAC,Dimension Data How Sheng Lee, Director of Enterprise Risk, Procurement and Legal,Singapore Pools Eric van der list, Head of Global Procurement & Sourcing,Future Pipe Bradford Owen, Senior Vice President, Business Development - APAC,HH Global
Let’s take a deep dive into managing your strategic outsourcing in this new era. In this panel, you’ll discuss how to best prepare and manage your global supplier relationships when the old rules no longer apply. Topics include:
•How do you form deeper, more cooperative connections with your suppliers to neutralise any risk before they turn into incidents?
•How do you leverage the capability of your suppliers in developing new products and services to stay ahead of your competitors?
•How do you ensure that your suppliers will not take advantage of your weaknesses for their benefit?
Eric van der listHead of Global Procurement & Sourcing
Bradford OwenSenior Vice President, Business Development - APAC
Track A: Mastering Supplier Relationship Management1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Panel: How can you redefine your SRM strategy to encourage your suppliers to gather and present innovation directly to you? Mohamad Mohamad Zain, Chief Procurement Officer,Telekom Malaysia Rui Santos, Head of Procurement, APAC,Deutsche Bank Thomas Delory, Head of Asia Procurement,Carlsberg
As a modern procurement pro, you must be prepared to become an “agent for change” in areas that go far beyond just cost management. This working group will explore how to do just that!
•How do you create a cluster for differential SRM treatment to create the motivation for other suppliers to jump into the elite cluster?
•How do you ensure that your suppliers are your partners in protecting your IP rights?
•How do you bring your suppliers to work with your own R&D and other departments to share knowledge as part of the strategic partnership model?
Mohamad Mohamad ZainChief Procurement Officer
Rui SantosHead of Procurement, APAC
Thomas DeloryHead of Asia Procurement
Track B: Digitalising Procurement Operations12:20 pm - 1:00 pm Case Study Revolution: How to go quickly from analogue to digital – where a billion dollars is split – to leverage data for analytics to drive informed decisions and spend compliance
In the era of rapid digitalisation, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently undertaken an ambitious programme to transform their hotel procurement with innovative technology. IHG launched the next generation cloud-based procurement system with an e-commerce retail "look and feel” which is now transforming the way IHG is sourcing for their hotels and managing supplier relationships. In this interactive case study the speaker will share:
•How to select the best approach for moving quickly from analogue to digital, to derive maximum value for your investment
•How to decipher next generation e-procurement system features in order to provide the best user experience
•How to enable rapid deployment and stickiness of uptake to maximise spend compliance
Track B: Digitalising Procurement Operations1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Panel: How can you improve your operational agility to make better predictions and react faster to provide solutions that meet your business’s needs? Daniel Fu, Former Head of Procurement, MEA, Asia and Greater China,InterContinental Hotels Group Swapnil Dubey, Global Head of Indirect Procurement and Logistics,Tata Communications Shin Stan, Head of Procurement, APAC,eBay Inna Le Guen, Head of Procurement, Asia,Manulife Hanil Kim, Head of Procurement Operations, APAC, Middle East and Africa,Mondelez
E-procurement is hot! What are the latest technology trends that will carry your procurement forward? What can they do for your procurement function, and how can you use them to your advantage? This informative panel will address:
•How do you adopt electronic procurement to improve organizational efficiency?
•How do you optimise your purchase cycle, reduce operational risks and control over efficient cash management?
•How do you integrate supplier base and implement user-friendly tools to reduce supply overhead costs and facilitate touch-less transactions?
Daniel FuFormer Head of Procurement, MEA, Asia and Greater China
InterContinental Hotels Group
Swapnil DubeyGlobal Head of Indirect Procurement and Logistics
Shin StanHead of Procurement, APAC
Inna Le GuenHead of Procurement, Asia
Hanil KimHead of Procurement Operations, APAC, Middle East and Africa
Track C: Synergy Workshops12:20 pm - 1:40 pm Synergy Workshop: Improving your negotiation skills – How can you enhance and develop your cultural knowledge to improve your contracting agreements and strengthen strategic relationships?
•How to develop active listening skills using real-work scenarios
•How to communicate effectively in favour of the company to ensure that you make the best deals with suppliers
•How to create a win-win situations for parties making the best deal to maintain a relationship of equal standing
Reserved for Commercial Partner
Track D: Creative Boardrooms12:20 pm - 1:10 pm Creative Boardroom: Emotional intelligence for procurement - How can you excel in soft areas such as perception and leadership to influence your capacity for success? Catherine Hill, Group Marketing Director,CIPS
Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 as Marketing Director and is now responsible for a global portfolio that also includes PR, Representation, Publications, Events and Communities. Cath regularly chairs and presents at CIPS events and other conferences, and is a spokesperson for CIPS on topics such as the role procurement has to play in eradicating modern slavery and the need for the profession to raise its game and raise its voice. In this 30 minute-closed door discussion Cath will share insights on how to:
•How emotions affect your individual performance and how does it plays a significant role in what we see as ‘soft skills’ behaviours?
•How understanding your personality style to others supports effective communication and teamwork?
•How to enhance your self-awareness and increase your personal effectiveness to achieve sustainable personal development
Catherine HillGroup Marketing Director
Track D: Creative Boardrooms1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Creative Boardroom: How to enable more cost effective purchasing, reduced contract management for unplanned spend, and higher levels of end-user adoption
•Identifying five strategies to make your procurement more cost-effective and efficient
•How to use cloud-based infrastructure and applications as well as collaboration technology to improve your processes
•How to dedicate more staff to performing strategic activities rather than transactional, compliance-focused ones
Reserved for Commercial Partner
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Networking Lunch
Track A: Mastering Supplier Risk Management2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Panel: Expect the unexpected – How to substantially reduce or eliminate supply chain problems due to unforeseen events and gain an edge over competitors Dorthe Bergholdt, VP of Global Sourcing,BW Offshore Samuel Tan, Procurement Director, Singapore & Malaysia,Compass Group Subha Dutta, Global Head of Sourcing and Logistics, Convenience Retail,Shell Graham Morton, Regional Sourcing Director, Asia,CBRE
As procurement people, we often talk about how we can eliminate supply chain problems due to unforeseen circumstances. This panel of experts will explain their secrets to predicting supply chain problems before they happen. Imagine applying the following within your own organization and achieving incredible results!
•How do you map a strategy that links your type of business, source of data and role of digital platforms in informing strategic decisions across your supply chain?
•How can your supply chain help drive visibility, capabilities, knowledge management, cost reduction, contract compliance, risk and flexibility in the face of uncertainty?
•How can data governance forms the foundation for improving your analytics?
Dorthe BergholdtVP of Global Sourcing
Samuel TanProcurement Director, Singapore & Malaysia
Graham MortonRegional Sourcing Director, Asia
Track A: Mastering Supplier Risk Management3:20 pm - 4:00 pm 20 Case Study Revolution: How to drive transparency and visibility to mitigate the risk of compliance and to build a sustainable supply chain Lucy Zhuang, Regional Procurement Head, Greater Asia,Intel
Intel was given top honours for delivering outstanding business value and wider positive societal impact through supply chain management. During tis interactive case study you will hear from the Head of Procurement of Greater Asia at Intel on their best practices in Supply Chain Sustainability, specifically their leadership in halting abusive labour practices in which workers desperate for jobs are subjected to forced or bonded labour.
•What is the strategic intent to tackle the emerging supply chain risk from increased complexity and limited transparency
•How to establish the integrated process to verify , evaluate and address the risk
•What are the lessons learnt and future opportunity to increase risk management efficiency and consistency
Lucy ZhuangRegional Procurement Head, Greater Asia
Track B: Mastering Robotic Process Automation2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Case Study Revolution: The promise of RPA automation in the P2P space – How to create faster processing, higher data quality and significant cost savings Charlie Hollis, Head of Procurement,SA Power Networks
Charlie is a Procurement and Supply Chain leader with more than 20 years’ experience. Through its transformation project at SA Power Networks over $100m (AUD) of realised benefits have been achieved. Robots and other forms of digital automation are playing an increasing role in supply chain and procurement technology. They can be a source of disruption as well as competitive advantage. In this interactive case study Charlie will share:
•How does Robotics automate processes enabling you to focus your time and efforts on value-adding strategic initiatives?
•How does RPA automation speed business processes end-to-end, making your company more productive at lower cost?
•How to assure RPA follows business rules and practices consistently to enhance compliance and security
Charlie HollisHead of Procurement
SA Power Networks
Track B: Mastering Robotic Process Automation3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Case Study Revolution: How do you eliminate human error and significantly reduce the required headcount in order to improve accuracy and cut down operation time? Prashant Nagpure, Head of Supply Chain and Procurement,Tech Mahindra
Prashant Nagpure heads the Supply Chain and Procurement competency at Tech Mahindra- BPS. In this capacity he is advising clients and business partners in Business Process Outsourcing space. He is spearheading the next gen solutions development in BPaaS leveraging partner platforms and blending them with AI, Automation and Blockchain. During this interactive case study he will share:
•Why should you consider using RPA within your procurement function?
•What does the implementation process look like, and how would an organisation decide which roles to introduce RPA to?
•As debate around 'the future of work' continues, how do you see RPA developing, and what place will it have within procurement in the future?
Prashant NagpureHead of Supply Chain and Procurement
Track C: Synergy Workshops2:40 pm - 4:30 pm Synergy Workshop: Change management – How can you ensure your procurement function can adapt quickly to project lead change and meet the needs of your business? Tracey Yeh, Head of Global Customer Premise Equipment Sourcing,Telstra
Despite the advances of technology solutions available to our stakeholders, organizational inertia can set in when having to change too quickly. Whether it’s aversion to risk, entrenched legacy process/systems, regulatory concerns, or other priorities, all sorts of barriers come up when trying to introduce technology changes and related innovation. Leading innovator Tracey yeh of Telstra will give you must-have pointers on how you can embrace these concerns and challenges regardless of your organization’s size, budget, or industry!
•How to establish a more customer-focused culture whilst improving teaming and cross-functional performance
•How to leverage your existing team to sponsor the ideas to enhance organisational and inter-organisational communication
•How to reduce total cost of the supply chain whilst increasing value to both vendors and customers
Tracey YehHead of Global Customer Premise Equipment Sourcing
Track C: Synergy Workshops2:40 pm - 3:20 pm CPO Think Tank: Maintaining your seat at the table – How can you ensure that you're being recognised as an innovator in your organisation? Ahmar Soorty, Chief Procurement Advisor,PLDT Group
Chief procurement officers and the most senior procurement executives are invited to spend time during ProcureCon Asia to deliberate vital issues that impact procurement leaders and their companies – learnings regarding successful CPO Leadership, the keys to unlocking innovation, and a new standard for indirect procurement.
Ahmar SoortyChief Procurement Advisor
Track C: Synergy Workshops3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Creative Boardroom: Procurement Academy program: How to develop your team to become business partner with leadership, digital technological skills and business acumen to reach a challenge Procurement Performance target, and to increase employees satisfaction and engagement Panittra Silanon, CPO,Siam City Cement
Panittra is responsible for leading Procurement Organization and Transformation to become Strategic business partner, delivering organization excellence in various strategic objectives i.e. Building Commercial Success with Strategic Sourcing, Improving Operational Efficiency through e-procurement and digital technology, Organization and People Capability Enhancement. She has led the team to won 3 CIPS Supply Awards in Asia in 2017 and other international and domestics awards i.e. SAP ARIBA Awards. In this small working group discussion, Panittra will shed light on how they were able to achieve their awards.
Best People Development Initiatives Winner & Overall Winner of 2017 CIPS Supply Management Awards Asia – Team Category
Siam City Cement