Driving Competitive Growth & Sustainable Advantages with Shared Services

April 20 - 23, 2020
Renaissance Seattle Hotel

PROCUREMENT FOCUS DAY: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

8:00 am - 8:30 am REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 am - 9:30 am MASTERCLASS: HOW TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT CAPABILITIES TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE COST SAVINGS

Heidi Rauscher Tilghman - Director, Shared Services and Change Management Communications, University of Washington
Mark Conley - Executive Director for Enterprise Services, University of Washington
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Heidi Rauscher Tilghman

Director, Shared Services and Change Management Communications
University of Washington

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Mark Conley

Executive Director for Enterprise Services
University of Washington

9:30 am - 10:15 am THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP---BUILDING & MAINTAINING GREAT VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS

10:15 am - 10:45 am MORNING NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:45 am - 11:30 am LEVERAGING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TO STREAMLINE YOUR PROCUREMENT PROCESSES

Jessica Fuhrman - Assistant Finance Director, Office of Financial Shared Services, George Washington University
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Jessica Fuhrman

Assistant Finance Director, Office of Financial Shared Services
George Washington University

11:30 am - 12:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: WINNING THE WAR FOR PROCUREMENT TALENT— CREATING A MODERN CULTURE TO RETAIN YOUR TALENT

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS – ROUND 1

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm Increasing Visibility To Show Value To Stakeholders

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm Simplifying Your Contract Management Processes

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm Leveraging Cost-efficient Vendor Contract Terms

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm How To Keep Your Customers Happy In an Effective & Efficient Way

Lance Billard - Director of Strategic Sourcing, Chief Procurement Officer, Virginia Community College System

Lance Billard

Director of Strategic Sourcing, Chief Procurement Officer
Virginia Community College System

1:55 pm - 2:40 pm INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS – ROUND 2

1:55 pm - 2:40 pm Increasing Visibility To Show Value To Stakeholders

1:55 pm - 2:40 pm Simplifying Your Contract Management Processes

1:55 pm - 2:40 pm Leveraging Cost-efficient Vendor Contract Terms

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm How To Keep Your Customers Happy In an Effective & Efficient Way

Michelle Canull - Procurement Operations Manager, Virginia Community College System
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Michelle Canull

Procurement Operations Manager
Virginia Community College System

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm AFTERNOON REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm HOW TO BECOME A FULLY DIGITALIZED PROCUREMENT TEAM OF THE FUTURE?

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: LEVERAGING DATA ANALYTICS TO ACHIEVE PROCUREMENT RESULTS

3:45 pm - 3:45 pm CLOSE OF FOCUS DAY

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm MURDER MYSTERY COCKTAIL PARTY