ISM World 2024 Detailed Agenda

 

Filter by Date

  Registration and Information Desk
  • Sunday, April 28, 2024 2:00pm - 4:30pm

    Monday, April 29, 2024 8:00am - 5:30pm

    Tuesday, April 30, 2024 7:30 am - 5:00pm

    Wednesday, May 1, 2024 7:30am - 5:00pm

Monday April 29, 2024 - Day 1

Procurement’s AI Governance Playbook: Managing AI Across your Supply Base

Sponsored by: Arkestro
4/29/2024, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Procurement teams are being challenged to manage more spend with fewer people. C-Suites are now demanding that procurement teams offer better digital experiences for internal stakeholders and suppliers, all while managing risks, generating year-over-year cost reductions, and ensuring continuity of supply. Does this sound familiar?

Enter AI. Since your suppliers are likely to adopt AI before you do, this workshop specifically looks at risks and opportunities associated with the adoption of AI by your supply base.

Together, we'll walk through a practical roadmapping and governance policy exercise to navigate these risks while also identifying tangible opportunities for improving your team's productivity. 

Our workshop will leverage the Sheridan Levels of Autonomy framework to guide you through the process of drafting a governance policy, a supplier checklist and a supply chain maturity assessment to anticipate the impact of AI across your supply base over the next 18 months. Leave with practical tools to proactively manage the impact of AI, identify opportunities, guard against risks and effectively communicate with stakeholders across the business

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Edmund Zagorin, David Schultz, Jason Kra Ph.D, Dirk Meuzelaar, Coe Hawkins

Supercharging Your Team: Teambuilding Charity Event (Invitation Only)

4/29/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Those organizations bringing teams (5 or more attendees) will be invited to kick off the conference with a team building event. Partnering with Clean the World, teams will build wash kits for a local homeless shelter and in the process connect with their fellow team members and other organizations. Teams also get a chance to win fun prizes with experiences you can enjoy together while in Vegas! 

Speaker(s): Mandy Flint, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

Supercharged Leadership Workshop (People Leaders)

4/29/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

Come to this workshop and learn about being a Supercharged Leader. Learn about the 6 Superchargers: Strategy, Inclusion, Connectivity, Collective Intelligence, Learning, and Agility. The Six Superchargers™, are the six mindsets and skillsets that will empower leaders, particularly when used in combination, to confidently embrace an increasingly complex and fast-changing world of work. These mindsets/skillsets will equip you to deal with things we don’t even know about yet; you are building true long-term capability as a leader. Explore how you can utilize these as an individual leader. Take reflective time and space to work on the mindset, skillsets and behaviours you need to focus on to be successful and be ready for anything in the future. Prepare for the things you don’t know yet and take a proactive approach to future changes and impacts.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Mandy Flint, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

From Chaotic to Effective: Reimagining Your Service Operating Model

Sponsored by: Scottmadden
4/29/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Do you find your procurement organization is spending more time fighting fires and less time focused on more strategic work associated with your company’s goals? Many times the demands of your internal customers pull you in multiple directions and it becomes hard to break from the chaos. Leading organizations are finding the need to advance their procurement models to achieve greater value and remain connected to their customers and suppliers.
In this engaging workshop, we are going to roll up our sleeves and dig into the latest service model strategies used by top companies for their procurement operations. Through exercises and examples, you’ll gain a solid understanding of innovative operating model designs and practical steps to kickstart your transformation journey. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): John Francis, Trey Robinson

Sustainable Procurement 101 Workshop

4/29/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

This session is a beginner-friendly journey through the core elements of sustainable procurement and the positive changes it can bring to businesses. In this session, the team at MGM Resorts will explore the key reasons why businesses are moving towards sustainable procurement. The session will outline how to collect and assess sustainability data, which plays a crucial role in setting up a foundation for a sustainable supply chain. Attendees will dive into the basics of sustainable sourcing, providing insights on sustainable supply chain commitments through case studies. Finally, take a closer look at how supplier engagement drives progress through collaboration. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Kenyatta Lewis, Matt Esper. Michael Gulich

How to Address the Largest Margin Category - Technology

4/29/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Join us for an engaging and transformative workshop presentation at the upcoming ISM World 2024, where CEO & Founder of Green Cabbage, Eric Cunningham will delve into the intricacies of streamlining the technology procurement life cycle and optimizing contract agreements. This interactive discussion will equip you with invaluable insights and actionable strategies to reduce the technology procurement life cycle by a staggering 80%.

In today's fast-paced business landscape, efficient technology procurement is essential for staying ahead of the curve. Our workshop will spotlight the innovative Compress Methodology, designed to revolutionize your approach to procurement. By integrating market intelligence, extensive expertise, and a powerful executive network, participants will discover how to secure the best contracts while minimizing time and resources.

Whether you're a seasoned procurement professional or a newcomer to the field, this workshop offers invaluable insights and practical tools to elevate your procurement strategy and drive organizational success. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to technology procurement and secure optimal agreements for your business. Join us at ISM World 2024 for an enlightening and empowering experience.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Eric Cunningham

Supplier Diversity Best Practices Workshop: Your Roadmap To Success

Sponsored by: Supplier.io
4/29/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

As supplier diversity and responsible sourcing have become more business critical, they have also come under increased scrutiny.  In this workshop we’ll explore how leading companies are building successful programs while also managing these new pressures.  We’ll discuss 5 best practices from top performing programs that anyone can implement, as well as walk through a number of specific case studies. You’ll leave this session with a clear roadmap for how to grow and improve your program regardless of where you’re at today.  Learning objectives: Provide procurement leaders actionable insights to improve their supplier diversity program. Joins us and learn: Specific behaviors from top performing programs,  review case studies of successful programs, and the role of ESG and supplier diversity.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Daniel DorrMolly Rumble

Supercharged Leadership Workshop (Individual Contributors)

4/29/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Come to this workshop as a an individual contributor and learn about being a Supercharged Leader. Leadership is the act and art of influencing others, so if you need to influence, then you are a leader!
Learn about the 6 Superchargers: Strategy, Inclusion, Connectivity, Collective Intelligence, Learning, and Agility. The Six Superchargers™, are the six mindsets and skillsets that will empower leaders, particularly when used in combination, to confidently embrace an increasingly complex and fast-changing world of work. These mindsets/skillsets will equip you to deal with things we don’t even know about yet; you are building true long-term capability as an informal leader. Explore how you can utilize these Superchargers as an individual contributor. Take reflective time and space to work on the mindset, skillsets and behaviours you need to focus on to be successful and be ready for anything in the future. Prepare for the things you don’t know yet and take a proactive approach to future changes and impacts.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Mandy Flint, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn

Generative AI for the Modern Supply Chain: Inventory Management and Beyond

4/29/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

This workshop offers a unique blend of strategic insights and practical AI implementation. Learn how Generative AI is revolutionizing inventory management and beyond, addressing crucial supply chain use cases. Business leaders will explore the transformative potential of this technology, including decision-making optimization and addressing key concerns around AI governance. Practitioners will dive into a hands-on demo using Vertex Agents and BigQuery, gaining the skills to build and deploy AI-powered solutions for inventory management, content creation, and more.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Patrick Marlow

Women's Supply Management Community: Voice of the Emerging Leader

4/29/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

Join the Women’s Supply Management Community, supported in partnership by ISM® and Power Your Impact, for an extensive and interactive session focused on the voice of emerging women leaders in the profession. Through a diverse panel and roundtable networking discussions, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities ahead for women.

You’ll hear personal stories from young leaders in supply management and be able to network with other women in the profession, as well as male advocates and colleagues. The session will include a discussion and feature tangible takeaways for attendees to use as part of their personal action plan. 

All

Speaker(s): Shami Anand, Laura Beth Hirt-Sharpe, Debbi Wan, Brandon Hummons, CPSM, CPSD

 

Hot Topic Networking

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to connect and meet fellow conference attendees who are interested in the same topics you are? Join this highly interactive networking session that uses some fun icebreaker exercises to connect you with attendees with mutual topic interests.

All

Speaker(s): Jim Fleming

Industry Networking

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to connect and meet fellow conference attendees who work within the same industry you work? Join this highly interactive networking session that uses some fun icebreaker exercises to connect you with attendees from similar industry sectors. 

All

SPEAKER(S): Paul Archiopoli

Executive “How to Become a Board Member” & Networking Session (Invitation Only)

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This session is invitation-only for supply management executives who are interested in connecting with fellow peers and being a part of an exclusive panel discussion from former ISM Board Members who continued onto serve on public boards. Learn about their journey and ask your questions. 

All

Speaker(s): Shelley Stewart, Hans Melotte

First Time/Single Attendee Networking

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Back by popular demand, this information (and networking) event is designed for first-timers and solo attendees to learn more on how to navigate the conference and make a friend or two in the process. 

All

Women's Supply Management Community Networking

4/29/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Women's Supply Management Community for a kickoff networking session before the conference Welcome Party. Meet and connect with community members you'll see and interact with throughout the remainder of ISM World. 

All

Welcome Party

4/29/2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Good music, good food and the opening of the ISM World Innovation Park. Walk through the neighborhoods, meet new suppliers and connect with old friends and new.

Tuesday April 30, 2024 - Day 2

Opening General Session

4/30/2024, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This is a power-packed session discussing the latest impacts on the supply chain including thought-provoking insights from keynote, Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

All

Speaker(s):  Ian Bremmer, Tom Derry

Corporate Program Lounge

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

As a Corporate Program member you have access to an exclusive lounge where you have a quiet place to catch up on work, grab a snack or connect with your team. There are also daily happy hours taking place on Tuesday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and on Wednesday from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Audience: Corporate Members

The Missing Link: Voices and Partnerships for More Resilient Supply Chains

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

As large corporations and buyers increasingly focus on decarbonizing their supply chains, much of the burden falls on the shoulders of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the globe. While trying to accomplish these goals in the face of extreme weather events, more data requests from buyers, and shorter lead times, suppliers and their workers have their own challenges that they’re trying to solve for. Using new research from World Resources Institute, this session will discuss how innovative models of partnerships between big brands and smaller suppliers can help create more resilient supply chains. Participants will highlight different types of challenges for businesses, workers, and communities and why collaboration is key to solving them.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Grace Flynn, Evana Said, Taj Eldridge

ExecIn (Invitation only): Keynote Behind the Scenes Q&A with Ian Bremmer

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Exclusive to ExecIn attendees, get a behind-the-scenes opportunity for a question and answer session with Opening Keynote, Ian Bremmer.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Ian BremmerBob Mahlik

Single and Sole Source Suppliers - Learn Proven Strategies for Measurable Cost Savings

Sponsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For many categories, negotiating with single and sole source suppliers is an unavoidable reality – one that frequently limits the ability of even the most sophisticated supply management organizations to reach their savings targets in an increasingly competitive supply market. Learn from leading procurement practitioners and negotiation advisors how to get leverage and deliver sustainable cost savings with your most challenging single and sole source supplier relationships.  Engaging conversation and networking with peers on this valuable topic.

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Turning Risk into Reward: How to Unlock Value in Fleet Management & Mobility programs

Sponsored by: Wheels
4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If your organization utilizes company provided or an employee provided vehicle program, you understand how identifying and reducing risk can maximize your savings. In this session, you’ll hear real-life strategies on how companies have turned their risk into reward. 

All

Speaker(s): Jack Leffler

The Rumors of My Demise are Greatly Exaggerated - Diversity and Sustainability Programs in a Cost-Cutting World

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Let's face it, the rumors of these programs' demise have been greatly exaggerated and in many companies these programs are growing and thriving. Diversity and Sustainability programs are not on the top of everyone's list in a world of cost cutting and de-risking. Hear from three industry experts on the tactics that are being used to make these programs successful in our current economy. Learn how newer challenges in the space such as forced labor are being  addressed. Come hear case studies, along with discussing your questions and concerns.

All

Speaker(s): Nicole Verkindt , Roger Blumberg, Daniel Dorr

Top Trends, Tips and Tricks from ISM's Emerging Professionals Committee

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Designed by ISM's Emerging Professionals Committee, this session will highlight the top 10 trends within the profession from the young practitioner's perspective, and address tips, hacks and tricks to stategically tackle the impact of those trends. 

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Justin Hyrb, CPSM, CPSD, Eden Jacoby, Timothy Mansure

Managing Supply Chain Risk in a High Growth Environment

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Supply chain risk continues to be top of mind for most organizations. However, translating risk management from the theoretical to something implementable and scalable is a tall task. In this session, Intuitive Surgical will share its journey with supply chain risk management against the backdrop of high company growth.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Rebecca Johnson, Austin Boehrer

Trailblazer Winner-The Role of AI in Supply Chain Decarbonization

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the imperative to decarbonize supply chains has become paramount. This session delves into the transformative potential of AI in driving sustainability within procurement and supply chain operations. Drawing upon the innovative approach of Kloopify, a pioneering solution in this domain, attendees will gain insights into how AI-powered analytics can revolutionize the understanding and management of sustainability impacts across global supply chains. From leveraging AI to analyze impact data swiftly to integrating supplier-specific metrics for actionable insights, the session showcases practical strategies for achieving tangible reductions in emissions and advancing sustainable procurement practices. Through real-world examples and case studies, attendees will uncover the power of AI-driven solutions in enabling organizations to navigate the complexities of supply chain sustainability effectively. Join us to explore how AI can empower businesses to accelerate their journey towards a greener, profitable, more resilient future.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Daniela Osio

Building a Better Services SOW

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Supply chain professionals often struggle with how to ensure they get their money's worth with services spend, particularly for professional and corporate services. Fixed fee engagements can be particularly difficult to compare and/or ensure competitive pricing. This session will help you critically evaluate any supplier's Statement of Work (SOW), building in what your team should always ensure is clear - timeline, deliverables, terms and fees.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Cesar Ayala

State of the Procurement Profession Survey 2024 - Key Insights

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Procurement professionals are facing a number of challenges, including the need to reduce costs, build capabilities, and manage crises. Last year’s survey found that the most challenging performance roadblock is "people," followed by "technology," "tasks," and lastly "structure". Companies are responding to these challenges by localizing supply chains, centralizing procurement, and establishing dual and multi-sources. Sustainability is also a top priority for procurement professionals, with larger companies further ahead on their journey to reach their sustainability targets. Technology is playing an increasingly important role in procurement, with larger companies putting more emphasis on technology implementation and process automation. This session will provide an update on 2024's survey results, what's changed, what's trending and what to plan for. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Ruth Schültken, Christoph Bode, Ph.D., Marcell Vollmer, Ph.D. 

Trailblazer Winner- GSK - Sustainability Commitment

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Giulia Usai

Unleashing the Power of Supply Chain Data Analytics

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Harnessing the power of data analytics has never been more critical to identifying and mitigating customer supply chain risks and successfully navigating a dynamic global environment.

This session will pull back the curtain on how a diversified global manufacturer improves customers' costs and boosts supply chain resiliency through data-driven insights. By utilizing tools that provide accessible and actionable data, decision-makers have real-time visibility to implement cost reductions and mitigate risks early in the product lifecycle across transportation, manufacturing, and inventory spaces.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Jonathan Lee, Aurea Jimenez

ExecIn Economic Update: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Invitation Only)

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Has the Federal Reserve successfully engineered a soft landing?  Or, is the confluence of geopolitical conflict, a presidential election, rising consumer debt levels, and still high interest rates conspiring to produce economic downturn in 2024? It is difficult to know whether 2024 will be a good year – but one thing is clear – it will be a very interesting one.  This presentation (exclusive to ExecIn attendees) will supply in-depth analysis of major factors shaping economic outcomes, including interest rates, global conflict, wage dynamics, business confidence, and demographics. It will then turn toward a forecast for the coming year, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Anirban Basu, MPP, MA, JD, Ph.D.

Characteristics of a High Performing Procurement Organization - How Does Walmart Stack Up?

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this lively discussion we will compare Walmart's Procurement structure and strategy to The Hackett Group's highly touted report on Top Characteristics of a High Performing Procurement Organization (from talent to account enablement) - and hearing how Walmart has been able to provide and deliver value by deploying these characteristics. This spirited exchange between Michael DeWitt from Walmart and Chris Sawchuk from The Hackett group is an open discussion and we welcome input from those attending. We will share The Hackett Report to those attending and you can see how you stack up.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Chris SawchukMichael DeWitt

Future-Proofing Your Supply Management Organization

Spnonsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Take BDO’s Supply Management Future State Organizational Readiness Assessment, then join this interactive session to review BDO’s latest benchmarking research and explore how your company compares to peers and what you should be focused on to address emerging trends and challenges for supply management in 2024 and beyond.   

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Implementing an EV Program: A Retrospective

Sponsored by: Element Fleet
4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This interactive session will include a diverse panel discussing key implementation considerations for implementing your EV program. We'll explore a retrospective of triumphs, critical learnings, and unexpected findings from actual client case studies. Learn from the successes, hurdles, and unpredictable decision points encountered along the journey to fleet electrification and decarbonization.

All

Speaker(s): Reid Stewart, Nicholas Jaksetic

The Future of the Profession: The Critical Role of Soft Skills

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

As the role of procurement functions become increasingly strategic, the skills needed for success have also evolved. Procurement and supply management leaders of the future will demonstrate mastery of behavior skills like influence, collaboration, and communication. Join this interactive session to explore how soft skills are impacting your company, your peers, and industry leaders based on BDO's deep library of benchmarking data, and walk away with tools and frameworks you can use to become a trusted advisor to the business and advance your own supply management career.    

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Ashley Hetrick

The Future of Procurement: Leveraging GenAI for Competitive Advantage

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

This session shares smart and strategic uses of GenAI in procurement based on real-world cases. You will discover how to use GenAI for tactical purposes in day-to-day buying, data analysis, and category management. We will cover how you can leverage GenAI to prepare for negotiations, gain market insights, and analyze complex data more efficiently. You will walk away with understanding the limitations and risks involved in using GenAI so that you can make informed decisions. Come join the discussion on how GenAI can future-proof your procurement function, drive competitive advantage, and optimize benefits of data analytics!

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Dagmar Laue

Using Practical Tools In Value Analytics to Yield Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

In this session we will review the multi-step sourcing process (Strategic Sourcing Road Map) including highlighting the use of Decision Analytics (tenants of a Cost Model) and introduce an objective Supplier Common Assessment Audit process. In the session we want to help you: 
-Increase your confidence in methodically sourcing and resourcing for transitions and NPI Projects to identify, evaluate and implement better value suppliers
-Understand how gathered facts, data and analytics can be leveraged into carefully prepared negotiations

Through this presentation become passionate about the procurement profession.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Mihaly Mike Hangyas, John Silvestri

Leveraging the ISM Report On Business®

4/30/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

The ISM Report On Business® makes the news each month with its Manufacturing and Services PMI® Indexes as they have been referenced on-air for more than 40 years. The Report On Business® has been a reliable month-by-month indicator of economic conditions for more than 80 years, and the methodology for compiling the data has been adopted in dozens of countries and other industry sectors in cooperation with ISM®.

This interactive session will provide background and expert analysis on the economic data in a discussion with the chairs of the Business Survey Committee for the Manufacturing and Services PMI®. It will also focus heavily on how best to leverage the data from a procurement leader’s standpoint, as well as how to use it within your team to improve strategic decision making. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Timothy R. Fiore, Anthony Nieves

Automating Tail Spend: Lessons Learned at Boeing

Sponsored by: Fairmarkit
4/30/2024, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Boeing and Fairmarkit began a digital transformation journey in 2023 to automate a significant amount of Boeing’s tail spend leveraging integrations with SAP Ariba. During this process, both sides have learned a lot about scoping, change management, legacy systems, customizations and driving a complex AI procurement project to a successful launch. 

All

Speaker(s): Erin McFarlaneTiffany Andrews

 

Fueling Profitability: S-OIL's Transformative Journey with AI

Sponsored by: Samsung SDS
4/30/2024, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

S-OIL, an Aramco company, will drill into a narrative of innovation and efficiency with their use of AI-driven sourcing and procurement. By leveraging AI in the Samsung SDS platform, S-OIL has not only streamlined procurement but has also gained invaluable insights into market dynamics, enabling proactive strategies that drive both profitability and sustainable growth. This session serves as a testament to the potential of AI in redefining traditional procurement paradigms and unlocking new routes for cost reduction. 

All

Speaker(s): Dipti Gupta

Empowering Supply Chain Safety: Veriforce Worker Pass Demonstration for Enhanced Site Access Control and Cognitive Fitness Assessment"

Sponsored by: Veriforce
4/30/2024, 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM

Proactively protecting your workforce is critical to supply chain management. Join us for a product demonstration from our supply chain experts to learn more about a real-time site access control and cognitive fitness for duty assessment, to reduce risk and increase productivity.

All

Speaker(s): Thomas AndresJeff Sease, Craig Scott

Trailblazer Winner-Nova Southeastern University: A Diversity Champion in the Procurement Profession

4/30/2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

In this case study presentation, NSU Procurement will share how they are committed to upholding the university’s core values in actively promoting the inclusion of Women/ Veteran/ Minority Owned Businesses (WVMBs) in its vendor pool and how it translates into tangible results; which, include increased vendor participation, significant contract awards to WVMBs, and enhanced community relationships.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Erin Rodriguez

R. Gene Richter Scholarship Lunch at ExecIn (Invitation Only)

4/30/2024, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Celebrate the latest class of scholarship recipients of the R. Gene Richter and Nancy D. Richter Foundation supply management scholarship award. Meet the students first-hand and hear their amazing accomplishments while also networking with peers. It's a great way to give back and invest in the future of the profession.

Simplify Procurement Processes with AI-Powered Intake Orchestration

Sponsored by: Tonkean
4/30/2024, 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM

Explore the game-changing potential of AI-powered intake orchestration to simplify and supercharge procurement processes. Attendees will learn how Tonkean's innovative, no-code intake orchestration platform enables procurement teams to create and facilitate guided buying and approval experiences that are personalized, smart, and easy to follow. 

All

Speaker(s): Adam Boyle

How to Transform your Supply Chain using Generative AI

Sponsored by: SS&C Blue Prism
4/30/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the need for agility, efficiency, and innovation within your supply chains has never been more critical. Join SS&C Blue Prism's Senior Innovation Engineer, Jonathan Miciano, and Inside Sales Manager, Dan Segura, in a dynamic 30-minute Insights Session as they delve into the transformative power of Generative (Gen) AI.

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan MicianoDan Segura

Generative AI Explained: from Leaders at Google and Tesla

Sponsored by: LightSource
4/30/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a Gen AI 101 session, featuring insights from former leaders from Google and Tesla. Dive into Gen AI's history, current capabilities, and future potential -- separating facts from hype. This primer is for anyone curious about Gen AI, offering a clear understanding and encouraging questions in an open Q&A. Whether you're a professional or totally new, gain a foundational grasp on Gen AI's real-world applications and how to approach it within your org. This session is NOT strictly about procurement but explores the basics of Gen AI. Get ready for a fun journey into everything you've been curious about but too afraid to ask! Learn objectives:  - Basics and Evolution: Explore Generative AI’s origins, key milestones, and insights from a leading engineer formerly at Google's R&D group.

  • - Current State of Gen AI: Understand its capabilities, limitations, and practical applications.
  • - Future Directions: Anticipate advancements and research in Generative AI.
  • - Real-World Impact: Discover Gen AI's application in solving complex problems and driving innovation.
  • - Takeaways: participate in a Q&A and come away from the session with an "AI Roadmap" you can share with your peers!

All

Speaker(s): Spencer Penn, Idan Mintz

Trailblazer Winner - Zimmer Biomet - Talent Management Excellence

4/30/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A brief case study presentation from ISM Trailblazer award-winning organization. Get the opportunity to hear their approach firsthand and ask questions. Details coming soon!

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Howard Levy, Orlando Malone

Strategic Fleet Planning: Balancing ICE and EV Realities

Sponsored by: Holman
4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This topic examines the challenges of planning for and managing both Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Electric Vehicle (EV) supply chains for fleets.

It emphasizes the critical need for long term strategic planning to effectively address the distinct challenges and opportunities presented by both technologies.

The discussion evaluates the advantages of strategic planning versus a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach in adapting to the evolving automotive landscape. It underscores the importance of new (non-traditional fleet) stakeholders, technological advancements, shifting market dynamics, regulatory pressures, and fleet sustainability initiatives when formulating effective vehicle supply chain strategies.  

All

Speaker(s): Mike DeCesare, Jeremy Dewey

Nearshoring: The Never Ending Consolidation of the Mexican Economy

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Mexico currently ranks 7th in the world for location options for nearshoring. If you are considering or in the process of reshoring to Mexico, this session will address the following topics:

  • - Conducting appropriate spend and risk analysis when embarking on global sourcing plans and nearshoring.
  • - Weighting all involved global issues and cultural considerations when nearshoring.

Is Mexico a real nearshoring alternative or just a low cost sourcing option? What part of the analysis are we missing or underestimating? Walk away understanding the real benefits and risks of nearshoring to Mexico. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Rodrigo Alcantara Fernandez

Intelligent eProcurement and Supplier Relationship Management Using Strategic and Tactical Spend Analytics

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Spend Analysis is the process of collecting, cleansing, classifying and analyzing expenditure data from all sources within the organization (i.e. purchasing card, eProcurement systems, etc.). This valuable information can be used to make strategic decisions by first providing answers to such questions as: what was bought; when was it bought; where was it purchased; how many suppliers were used and how much was spent with each; how much was paid for the item. This session we will show step-by-step with examples and case studies of strategic purchasing and supplier relationship management (SRM) initiatives with an intelligent spend analytics system. Smart eProcurement guided by insights from aggregate spend data, benchmarks, trends, dashboards, and Pareto analysis can provide an incredible result for procurement processes and well as optimized SRM. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Sheema MirchandaniSam Adhikari

ISM International Student Case Competition

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join the final four student teams as part of the final round of the annual ISM International Student Case Competition as they present their creative and compelling solutions to this year’s case. The competition gives students an opportunity to gain real-world case solving experience within supply management while also applying their knowledge and diverse perspectives to a solution.

Of the final four teams, the top three will receive a financial reward among other benefits from ISM. Attendees will be able to view case details and vote for their top selections within the conference mobile app, and input will be compiled along with votes from a panel of judges. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 1. 

All

Speaker(s): Thomas Maher

No Seat at the Table? Make One.

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Procurement wields more influence than you think – so don’t let lack of a seat at the table fool you into thinking you could end up on the menu! This fun and interactive session highlights strategies and tactics to leverage procurement’s existing influence and create your own seat to drive impactful change.

Led by ISM’s Talent and University Committees, attendees will engage with panelists who have progressed from peripheral followers to secured, respected spots as strategic decision makers. These panelists will share real-world examples of how they transitioned into starring roles by seizing a permanent seat at the leadership table (and dodging being served for dinner!).

You'll come away with lighthearted but actionable ideas to evolve procurement from a supporting player to an integral influencer with visibility into the room where it happens. Learn to maneuver procurement from the backbench to the boardroom and progress from the sidelines to center stage.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Quinones, Miguel Gonzalez, Naseem Malik, Dillon Tagle

Generative AI: Hallucinations and Real-World Applications

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

This session will provide an overview of generative AI and its capabilities in the field of procurement. Speakers will discuss the pitfalls of AI, such as hallucinations (when false or misleading information is presented as fact). Attendees will get practical examples on how AI can be integrated into existing systems and processes to solve procurement’s problems as well as insight into what the future holds.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Gregor StühlerMichael DeWittMaria Jesus Saenz

What Comes Next for Labor Intensive Outsourced Services Contracts?

4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Join the GSK Facilities Management Category Management team as they share their own case study on the outsourced services that are essential to the safe and effective operation of their global portfolio of manufacturing, R&D and offices buildings. These contracts consist of direct labor inputs that makes up 85% or greater of the total supplier costs to GSK that brought their own unique challenges during the pandemic. In this session get an understanding of the key considerations in their facilities management and similar agreements for contracts with a significant component of direct labor. You'll hear their key lessons learned and GSK's forward focus as they prepare to move into our next generation of contracts.  

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Thomas Bailey

2024 Procurements Biggest Priorities

Spnonsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Every year, The Hacket Group publishes their CPO agenda for the upcoming year that is based on a survey that is distributed in Q4. Please join The Hackett Group, Honeywell, and Scoutbee to discuss the results of the 2024 study and see how your priorities for 2024 stack up to the results of the study. Are cost containment, battling inflation and reducing risk in your supply chain your top three priorities? Let's discuss.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Chris Sawchuk, Roger Blumberg, Bart Reekmans

Leveraging AI to Boost Procurement Productivity

Sponsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Nearly 50% of organizations have formalized or are in the process of formalizing a policy around generative AI. Join this networking session with your peers and leading Procurement AI implementers to explore recent research by BDO and Microsoft on actual usage and ROI for GenAI tools, practical ways supply management teams are leveraging tools like ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot to increase productivity, and strategies to help reduce risks related to generative AI use.  Learn and network with your peers on the relevant topic.

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Trailblazer Winner- The only safe bet in Vegas… $$$

4/30/2024, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The only safe bet in Vegas is that you will experience supply chain disruption in the future! In today's globalized economy, disruption in one part of the supply chain can have significant ripple effects, impacting businesses across sectors and regions. A vast array of interconnected risks could affect supply chains at any given time. This session works through how to leverage your team’s intel to boost your Risk Management program and make everyone in your company a risk advocate to manage supply chain risks.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Alex Porion, CPSM, CPSD

Accelerating your Procurement Digital Transformation

Sponsored by: Ivalua
4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adoption and change management are critical to the success of any digital transformation. Executive support is critical. Employees and suppliers must embrace new systems and new ways of working if expected benefits and ROI are to be achieved. In this keynote, we will discuss the innovative and effective approach taken by Leidos, looking at issues such as:

  • Building your business case and gaining buy-in
  • Strategies to maximize user and supplier adoption
  • Considerations when replacing existing systems
  • Leveraging innovative technologies such as AI to streamline change management and adoption

All

Speaker(s): Alex Saric, Nick Traboulay

Establishing a Strategic Approach for Climate in Procurement

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Did you know that up to 90+% of an organization's greenhouse gas emissions typically come from its purchases? Due to this emerging data, procurement and supply chain professionals stand uniquely positioned to drive meaningful impact. But how do you get started? This session will provide an opportunity to learn the business case and basics of climate management in the context of purchasing and hear about the critical success factors for standing up your own strategic supply chain greenhouse gas emissions program.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Kris Spriano, Andrew Baer

Corteva Cultivating Change through ServiceNow

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Corteva is deploying the ServiceNow Customer Service Management (CSM) solution to connect people, processes, and technologies all in one place. Learn about their journey as they continue to partner with ServiceNow in IT, HR and Source to Pay operations. In this session, gain the knowledge to define what "self-service" means to your own organization. Learn how to expand partnership with your provider to accelerate digital transformation as well as define the critical elements to unlock the full potential of digitization. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Tamra PawlowskiDean Ocampo

Reshoring: Rethinking Your Global Supply Chains

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

"Time to act," is what many companies are feeling now that global supply chain risks and vulnerabilities have been exposed by the pandemic. The supply chain continues to challenge the profession with shipment delays, freight rate volitility, ongoing trade war with China and the ebb and flow of changing market demand. Layer on economic uncertainty and geopolitical instability. Ultimately, it's time to rethink, plan, and act.

This session will discuss the strategies, planning and commitment needed to address the challenges of rebalancing a global supply chain.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Rosemary Coates

Risk, Stress Testing, and Resiliency, an Introduction

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

Managing risk, complexity, and disruptions are not new topics for supply chain leaders.  However, the ranges of factors, multiplicity and frequency of events that impact supply chains today offer more challenges than ever before.  Agility and flexibility to ensure the supply chain continues to deliver on its commitments requires a different approach. This session covers the value of stress testing your supply chain.  We will discuss what it is and what's different about this approach to help you leverage the insights to design resiliency into the supply chain.  Learn how you can achieve  benefits from this process like margin preservation, business continuity and competitive advantage. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Caldwell Hart

Maximizing Value from Market Intelligence Investments

4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Sourcing and category management teams need outside market knowledge to support their stakeholders in making fact based decisions. In fact, research has shown high performing teams have a higher investment in market intelligence (MI). However, many sourcing organizations under-invest or under-utilize their memberships with research and MI organizations. Memberships go unused, research goes unread, and budgets get auto-renewed with incumbent providers. The best way to spend your MI budget is different for every organization and how you get value from that investment depends on both the MI provider and your own team.

In this session we’ll lay out the fundamentals sourcing teams and leaders should know to get the most value for their investment. You'll get advice on selecting the right portfolio of MI providers and the internal change management to capture value from those memberships. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Amy Fong

Automation Vs. Human - Striking the Right Balance

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Let's discuss how to strike the balance between tech enablement and the human element to reach maximize performance in an organization while reducing friction in the processes - with the aim to an end-to-end supply chain. Not everything is going to be replaced by AI but many of the tactical tasks can and should be replaced if done properly - how we can have a symbiotic relationship between AI and Humans for mutual learning.

All

Speaker(s): Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz, Chris Sawchuk, Bart Reekmans

Forced Labor Due Diligence - What You Need to Know

Sponsored by: BDO
4/30/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this interactive discussion led by BDO’s ESG Supply Chain leaders, discuss the rapidly changing ESG regulatory landscape, including UFLPA, Canada’s new Forced and Child Labor in Supply Chains Act, and the EU’s proposed CSDDD, and what leading companies are doing to help reduce the risk of forced labor in their supply chain and comply with new due diligence and training requirements.

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Trailblazer Winner- A Collaborative and Innovative Approach to Sustainable Packaging

4/30/2024, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join this presentation to learn how DuPont Packaging team is navigating  a convulsed market environment, converting a challenging time in an opportunity to expand collaboration between internal customers, external business partners, and industry peers; all this while improving its environmental footprint, meeting regulatory requirements and creating value to its customers.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Patricia Fernández

ISM Awards Gala Opening Reception (Tickets Required)

4/30/2024, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

To kickoff the ISM Awards Gala, registered gala attendees can enjoy a networking cocktail reception.

Purchase Tickets

ISM Awards Gala (Tickets Required)

4/30/2024, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The ISM Awards Gala is a celebration of both our individual and organizational award winners. Join this year's award season winners from the ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars, the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award, the R. Gene Richter Scholarship & Award as well as the organizational winners of the ISM Supply Chain Trailblazer awards. You will be among the best of the best to network and celebrate amazing contributions to supply chain excellence.

This supply management celebration is a can’t miss event at ISM World 2024. Don’t miss your chance to network and celebrate with the best in supply chain.

Purchase Tickets

Wednesday May 1, 2024 - Day 3

Corporate Program Lounge

4/30/2024, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

As a Corporate Program member you have access to an exclusive lounge where you have a quiet place to catch up on work, grab a snack or connect with your team. There are also daily happy hours taking place on Tuesday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and on Wednesday from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Audience: Corporate Members

Closing General Session

5/1/2024, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Kick off the day with inspiration! This session will include meeting this year’s J. Shipman Gold Medal Award winner. We will close with a discussion with Jose Andres, Chef, Restaurateur and Humanitarian where he will discuss creativity and innovation for a better tomorrow.

All

Speaker(s): José Andrés, Tom Derry

Navigating the Logistics Landscape: A Roadmap for Success

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Unlock the secrets of optimized logistics management with Fortive, a global leader in professional instrumentation and industrial technologies. This presentation offers an exclusive peek into how Fortive uses cutting-edge technologies, strategic planning, and a talented team to navigate complex logistics market conditions and achieve success. Discover the strategies behind cost savings, supply chain efficiency, and what 'winning' looks like at Fortive. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Heather Shilt

Trailblazer Winner-Sustainability – Increasing Supplier Engagement (CDP Scope 3) – Climate Change

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

In this session an overview of approaches and methodologies used for increasing Supplier Engagement in sustainability for climate change. This special session provides insights from a biomedical company and provide first-hand information about CDP scope 3 data gathering challenges. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of those challenges as well as opportunities ahead for companies working to increase engagement within their supply base.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Rob Mundroff, Mercedes Wise

How to Prepare Data for the Future of AI

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Let's face it, the volume of data has become overwhelming. How to make sense of the fuel that runs the data engine? The quality of your AI implementation depends on the quality of your data. Over time AI will be smart enough to fill in gaps and fix data errors - but not at first. How do we prepare the organization to focus on data as the foundation? Will there be new roles in the organization to support the data need? The emergence of data scientist in procurement is a hot topic. Please join The Hackett Group, Scoutbee and MIT in a lively data discussion where we will openly discuss the data challenges in getting your AI Program off the ground.

All

Speaker(s): Gregor StühelrChris Sawchuk

Future-Proofing Your Supply Management Organization

Sponsored by: BDO
5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Take BDO’s Supply Management Future State Organizational Readiness Assessment, then join this interactive session to review BDO’s latest benchmarking research and explore how your company compares to peers and what you should be focused on to address emerging trends and challenges for supply management in 2024 and beyond. 

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Leveraging Procurement Skills to Break Out of the Box

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Procurement and the supply chain provide critical skills not only for success in your position, but a pathway to success in your career (whether inside or outside the profession). In this session, we will review interpersonal and technical skills critical to succeeding in procurement and share examples of how these skills lead to success. You'll see successful leaders in the industry who will discuss their roles and the skills that were critical in their own success. Last, you will walk away with suggestions on how to get the most out of skill-development opportunities. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Steve Miller, Ana Paula Zamorano

Reactive vs. Proactive vs. Predictive Supply Chain Strategies

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

This session will include historical and modern-day events to show the evolution and application or reactive vs. proactive vs. predictive supply chain strategies. You'll get a deep dive on how current supply chains have been built to withstand natural disasters, geopolitical conflicts, and world crises. However, it will also delve into a time before commonly used proactive strategies were used and into the future where technology may be able to eliminate a lack of visibility. A simple timeline of reactive → proactive → predictive strategies will be used to help us all navigate together on this journey of ever-changing supply chains.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Hannah Bai

Easy Continuous Confidential Data for Supply Chain Statistics

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

New hardware based “confidential computing” allows a company to send encrypted data to a cloud computer enclave where it is processed ensuring that no human or program has seen it. Once in the enclave that is invisible to the rest of the computer, the data is decrypted and summed and deleted, enforced by a computational contract that the data provider agrees to. Once in the enclave the data can be matched to other “private unseen” data to map detailed aggregated supply-chains by detailed geography and product. This scales massively and relatively inexpensively on the cloud infrastructure, potentially providing nightly low burden, low-cost mappings of supply-chain activity and bottlenecks. In this session, learn about confidential computing and the new possibilities of data aggregation in the supply chain space.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Cavan Capps

Leveraging Sustainability for Topline and Bottomline Growth

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Join this breakout session moderated by leaders from ISM's Sustainability and Strategic Sourcing/SRM Committees to empower you to integrate sustainability into procurement for top and bottom-line impact.

Discover real-world case studies showcasing innovative approaches to sustainable sourcing, supplier engagement, and environmental stewardship. Learn how sustainability mitigates risks, enhances brand reputation, and fosters innovation and collaboration.

Don't miss this chance to revolutionize your approach to procurement. Embrace sustainability to unlock new growth opportunities, reduce costs, and build a resilient supply chain. Connect with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and chart a course toward sustainable success. Join us and transform procurement into a driver of positive change.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Kenyatta Lewis, Daniela Osio, Darlyne Freedman

Ensuring Safety in Supply Chains Through the Power of Partnership: CNX Resources and Veriforce.

Sponsored by: Veriforce
5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Maintaining a large and complex supply chain that is adaptive to change creates real opportunities and challenges for even the most seasoned professional. Join us as we look at learnings from CNX Resources as they discuss their best practices and look at broader industry trends and the risks and opportunities they present. 

All

Speaker(s): Donald Lindsey, Alex Minett, Craig Scott

ExecIn (Invitation only): Exclusive Executive Roundtable

5/1/2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exclusive to ExecIn attendees, this roundtable discussion will dive into hot topics and concerns identified and facilitated by ISM's Thought Leadership Council. This includes discussion on the current and future state of the profession, talent challenges, geopolitical risks, digital transformation, and more. Collaborate and share learnings with an elite group of peers in this freeform set of table topics and networking. 

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Kee Chang, Heidi DeMello, John Foody, Jocelyn Stahl

Trailblazer Winner-Control Your Tail Spend Instead of Ignoring It!

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

We all have it. Low dollar, non-strategic, non-critical spend (tail spend) that we don’t have the time or resources to manage well.  So, we ignore it.  This session will focus on how the Las Vegas Valley Water District finally took control of their tail spend during the midst of the pandemic when suppliers refused to honor contract pricing as the supply chain became unpredictable and inflationary pricing pressure increased.  The result has been a remarkable efficiency in obtaining accurate pricing and lead times for much of their tail spend.  Not to mention the achievement of considerable savings in a volatile supply market.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Jim Haining, CPSM, CPSD, CPM

Partnering with Suppliers on Scope 3

Sponsored by: BDO
5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Build your understanding of Scope 3 emissions requirements in different jurisdictions while discussing with your peers how your company is approaching setting sustainability targets and collecting scope 3 emissions data from your suppliers.

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Price Forecasting: The Key to Successful Hedging

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

Volatility. Trends. Speculators. The information behind these words has a profound impact on price forecasting. It leads procurement professionals to ask themselves whether to hedge or not to hedge. Where are prices going from here? These questions can keep procurement professionals up at night. Join Amanda Rastovic from Mintec Global as she introduces the importance of aligning your company’s forecasting efforts with a dynamic risk management program.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Amanda Rastovic

Future of Workforce and Talent in an AI World

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

There is immense excitement as Generative AI pushes AI to center stage - and more of a reality. How will we strike the balance to find the correct blending of data, technology and talent? How do you hire differently in an AI world and how do you manage change in this new world.  How do we leverage data, suppliers, colleagues and stakeholders in this new world? Join Honeywell and The Hackett Group in this thought provoking discussion on the future of talent. Come with your questions,  this is an open forum.

All

Speaker(s): Bart ReekmansChris Sawchuk

ESG Metrics - How to Get Started

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

There is a lot of information available on fundamental procurement metrics, but it's hard to know where to start when it comes to ESG in the supply chain and how to get started with competing priorities for time and resources. IHG Hotels & Resorts will walk through their journey, how they began, and where they plan to go next on their responsible procurement journey. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Molly Rumple, Katie Nunn

Making an IMPACT in the Business Sphere

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

This session will focus on how to make an IMPACT in three dimensions of the business sphere that include communicating effectively through writing, face to face, and remotely within and outside the organization at all levels.  This highly interactive presentation will provide attendees with examples and a framework on building important relationships throughout the world. You'll learn how building relationships in the right way are the keys to making an impact and adding value to the organization.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Lori Sisk, Jay Glanton

6 Negotiation Strategies to Mitigate Procurement Challenges and Risks

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

From inflationary concerns and supply chain resiliency to geopolitical pressures and natural disasters, global enterprises must develop robust strategies to tackle common problems that affect their procurement strategies. Negotiation skills are a critical component in tackling the challenges that will inevitably arise. In this session, we will share six proven negotiation strategies that can help any procurement organization: Assessing and mitigating supply chain risk in supplier agreements, using creative tension and manage concessions to craft win-win deals and building stronger supplier agreements that can withstand supply chain challenges.

Emerging/Individual Contributors

Speaker(s): Shawn Malone

The "Psych" in Negotiations: Using Human Factors to Attain Superior Outcomes

5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

While navigating through inflationary concerns and supply chain resiliency, procurement leaders must be able to apply negotiation concepts to demanding supplier relationships.  Negotiation skills are a critical component in tackling the challenges that will inevitably arise.  In this session, we will show six innovative ways to intertwine psychological concepts into a sophisticated negotiation strategy:  Identifying the other party’s needs and personality styles, reading (and sending) non-spoken communications, gaining insights through questions/interrogatives, and using creative tension and manage concessions to craft stronger supplier agreements that can withstand supply chain challenges.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Mark Trowbridge, Melanie Trowbridge

TBA

Sponsored by: Zycus
5/1/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TBA

Trailblazer Winner-Securing Preferred Access to Supplier Capacity, Talent, and Innovation

5/1/2024, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

In an increasingly competitive market, C-suite leaders are turning to supply management to enhance their company’s competitive differentiation while still achieving cost targets. Explore how a Fortune 500 high-tech company developed a persuasive business case to single and sole source suppliers for early and preferred access to the supplier’s top talent and game-changing innovations - without paying more - in this ISM Trailblazer Award Case Study presentation.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Jonathan Hughes

You’re free to be you. Why personalization in procurement is the new best practice.

Sponsored by: Infosys Portland
5/1/2024, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

When deciding on procurement technology, many organizations feel bound by the need to adhere to “best practice” systems and processes. We explain why you are now free as an organization to pay less heed to best practice so you can explore new technology possibilities and personalize your solutions to the end user and your business. Ironically, when you’re done, others will point at you and say, “Now that’s best practice!”.

All

Speaker(s): Vernon Kringas

Accelerating Sustainable Procurement Excellence: Insights & Fast-Track Strategies

Sponsored by: EcoVadis
5/1/2024, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Join EcoVadis for an engaging session tailored specifically for procurement leaders seeking to drive impactful change. We'll explore actionable strategies and insights drawn from top-performing programs, industry pioneers and network studies. From innovative case studies to practical discussions, this session offers a compelling journey towards sustainable procurement excellence, empowering attendees to steer their organizations towards a future defined by resilience, and responsible sourcing practices.

All

Speaker(s): Sam Trammel

Managing Interconnected Risks in the Supply Chain

Sponsored by: Verisk Maplecroft
5/1/2024, 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM

Managing supply chain risk is becoming more complex, with pressure from stakeholders to achieve both sustainability and resilience. In the context of a rapidly changing risk landscape, there appears to be no established best practice to follow to meet these expectations. This presentation will explore how the diverse threats to supply chains are evolving and how geopolitics is influencing trade relationships in a way not seen before.  It will also challenge whether managing supply chain sustainability and resilience can be achieved in tandem.  Key Lernaings:   • Insight into geopolitical impacts on critical supply chains

  • - If supply chain sustainability and resilience can be managed as “one”
  • - Examples of the interconnected nature of risks in the operating environment
  • - How data is a key input for managing interconnected supply chain risks

All

Speaker(s): Russell Brown, Olivia Dobson

Procurement Leadership in the 21st Century

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
5/1/2024, 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM

Join Bart Reekmans , Chief Procurement officer at Honeywell, and Gregor Stühler, Scoutbee’s Co-Founder and CEO, for a thought-provoking presentation on how you won’t need people who know procurement anymore. Shocked? Curious? Then you’re in the right place! In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How technology will change the way Heads of Procurement lead their teams
  • How leadership will need to know a lot more about technology
  • How Walmart are looking to continue to stay at the forefront to add even more value
  • How the way you hire, manage change, organize your team, and drive results will all be different in this AI environment

All

Speaker(s): Gregor Stühler, Michael DeWittBART REEKMANS

Business Travel Key Trends

Sponsored by: American Express Global Travel
5/1/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) will highlight trends across the domains of pricing, technology, future of work, and corporate responsibility that will shape the travel industry and their impact on the wider world.

Key Learnings:
- American Express Global Business Travel's marketplace and suite of solutions built for you and your bottom line
- Business travel key trends
- Travel technology
- Travel policy and cost control

All

Speaker(s): Jennifer Vogel

Trailblazer Winner-Strategic Sourcing as a Key Catalyst in Executing New Product

5/1/2024, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In this case study, we explore how the transformative impact of data analytics on procurement, showcasing how data-driven insights have enabled procurement to become a strategic partner in driving business success.

By harnessing the power of data and analytics, the procurement team was able to drive impactful measurable changes across various aspects of the business, ultimately leading to improved financial performance and strategic decision-making.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Ron Walters, Brent Sweet

Stanley Black & Decker's Transformation Journey

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Join Dr. Olaf Kreichgauer, Stanley Black & Decker’s VP Global Sourcing & Strategy for a walk through Stanley Black & Decker’s unprecedented Supply Chain & Sourcing Transformation.  Born in Covid VUCA times the holistic Supply Chain & Sourcing Transformation changes paradigm and ways of working for entire Stanley Black & Decker delivering a sustained competitive advantage on innovation, service, and profitability for the business to grow.  You will find amazing innovations in technology, tools, processes, and people agenda on the way to GREAT.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Dr. Olaf Kreichgauer

Data-Driven Supplier Diversity

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Charter's Supplier Diversity Program has found success with a data-driven strategic plan. In this session, they will discuss how partnering closely with Data Analytics to make the data more accessible, improve accuracy, and add detail has enabled diversity initiatives and operations at their organization.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Darretta Whitfield, Sheetal Gattani

 

Data-Driven Transformation Case Study (CAPS + ISM)

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

CAPS Research and ISM present on various organizational transformation case studies and the data-driven approach taken to drive more targeted and customized tactical plans to achieve strategic goals. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Denis Woloweicki, Jim Fleming

Mastering Change with ALICE: A Transformative Approach to Change Management

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

Dive into the intricacies of change management through insights into the individual journey of acceptance and adaptation. Explore the stages of change, from initial resistance to full integration, and discover the ALICE methodology – a set of leadership principles designed to authentically act, lovingly lead, inspire others, create community and engage purposely. By understanding and implementing these principles, leaders can navigate change seamlessly, authentically communicate expectations, build supportive communities and effectively engage influencers to ensure successful change adoption. Whether you're navigating technological shifts or organizational reforms, this session is a roadmap to transformative leadership.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Amanda Prochaska

Cross-Continent Supply Base Transfer: A Case Study for Reflection and Future Success

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Due to geopolitical reasons, organizations across nearly all industries are migrating their manufacturing foot print and/or supply base for supply chain risk mitigation. It is very important to remind all practitioners that shifting the supply base to a new region/country, if not planned and managed properly, will introduce higher risk instead of risk mitigation. This session covers the case study of a large scale product transfer project led and managed by the presenter.  You will hear a recap of the successes, lessons learned and framework that will benefit those who will handle similar challenges in today's business environment.

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): Lihong Wu

Leveraging AI to Boost Procurement Productivity

Sponsored by: BDO
5/1/2024, 3:00 pM - 4:00 PM

Nearly 50% of organizations have formalized or are in the process of formalizing a policy around generative AI. Join this networking session with your peers and leading Procurement AI implementers to explore recent research by BDO and Microsoft on actual usage and ROI for GenAI tools, practical ways supply management teams are leveraging tools like ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot to increase productivity, and strategies to help reduce risks related to generative AI use.  Learn and network with your peers on the relevant topic.

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Thought Leadership Roundtable and Networking

5/1/2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Leaders and ExecIn attendees are encouraged to attend this roundtable discussion. Featuring ISM Board of Directors members and thought leaders, this session will focus on the current disruptions and many of the supply and demand challenges and impacts currently affecting the profession. Gain insights from some of the best and the brightest leaders in the business and engage in some freeform networking. Do not miss this enlightening discussion and the opportunity to learn more from one another regarding strategies to navigate these turbulent times. 

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Stacey Taylor, Lara Nichols, CPSM

Trailblazer Winner-Unlocking Procurement Potential: Harnessing Data, Analytics and Storytelling

5/1/2024, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

In this case study, we explore how the transformative impact of data analytics on procurement, showcasing how data-driven insights have enabled procurement to become a strategic partner in driving business success.

By harnessing the power of data and analytics, the procurement team was able to drive impactful measurable changes across various aspects of the business, ultimately leading to improved financial performance and strategic decision-making.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Collins Oluka, CPSM

Impact on Procurements Operating Model with Emergence of New Tech

Sponsored by: Scoutbee
5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come join this lively conversation as we discuss the emergence of new technology and it's impact - more broadly on talent, data, intelligence, process and the decision made on org structures and change management. Discuss how emerging technologies are an enabler and how the broader operating model has to consider the application of this new technology.  Before considering new technology, hear how organizations take the first-step for change management - especially when communicating to the Executive Team for change to begin to balance the P&L - and to accept other value levers besides just cost savings. Hear from Walmart and The Hackett Group on how these concerns and ideas are being managed.

All

Speaker(s): Bart ReekmansChris Sawchuk

Success = Culture

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

At Chromalloy Success = Culture; without every employee, supplier and customer understanding our 3-Circle culture, we will not attain success. Hear how we share our culture and the techniques we use to dissiminate to all of our stakeholders.  

Executives / Senior Leaders

Speaker(s): David Boynes, Nancy Johnson, Natalie Wills

Bring it in MAD: Mentor, Advice and Debrief

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

The last two years we have talked about how to AMP your career with Assessing Mentoring and Planning. This year Instead of feeling MAD about rough patches in your career, come join us for a panel discussion on how to find the right Mentors, wade through Advice, and Debrief on lessons learned along the way. We will answer your questions, check in on lessons learned, progress and fumbles.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Linsey Vasilenko, Amy Georgi, Jeanne Rineer

Value Sharing - A Path to Superior Results

5/1/2024, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

  Tap Play for an Exclusive Session Preview!

This session focuses on the results (greater results) achieved through a value-sharing program with key suppliers and how it helped solve the "how" on generating mutual value with their supplier relationships. Get an overview of the program, tips on exploring when and  when not to use a program like this, key aspects and governance and examples of real results both in the bottomline and the culture. This is a great session for learning about alternative ways to drive value beyond traditional procurement tools.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Matthew Williams

Tackling Complex Spend - Learn Proven Strategies for Measurable Cost Savings

Sponsored by: BDO
5/1/2024, 4:00 pM - 5:00 PM

28% of CFOs expect their revenues to remain flat over the next year, while demand for profitability continues. Leading procurement professionals are now looking to complex indirect spend areas like professional services, IT managed services, and insurance and benefits to drive the next wave of savings. In this interactive session, analyze case studies to learn how some companies have saved as much as 20% in these areas, and capture “inside insights” on negotiating better deals from professional services sales teams. 

All

Speaker(s): Jonathan HughesAshley Hetrick

Trailblazer Winner-How to Develop and Implement a Supplier Diversity Program

5/1/2024, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join this session to find out how Apache Corporation, one of ISM’s Trailblazer award-winning organizations, successfully developed and implemented a thriving supplier diversity program in alignment with their corporate sustainability goals.

Managers / Directors

Speaker(s): Brenda Udunna

Volunteer Toast (Invitation only)

5/1/2024, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

A special reception for all ISM Volunteers, this event has become a tradition of raising a glass and celebrating those who give back to the profession--from our event volunteers, committee and council members, chapter volunteers and more. We couldn't do all that we do without these amazing people. #weareism

Closing Party - Reimagine Studio 54

5/1/2024, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Prepare for an unforgettable night at ISM World 2024's closing party! Join us at the legendary Las Vegas nightclub Hakkasan, located in the MGM Grand, for our Disco Extravaganza as we reimagine Studio 54. Pack your disco shoes and unleash your inner dancer for a legendary night of fun and camaraderie!

All