ISM World 2024 Detailed Agenda

 

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  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

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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

Sustainable Procurement 101 Workshop

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

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Speaker(s): Shelley Stewart

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. 

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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. 

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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.