The Major Impact of AI & ML in Procurement

Join us Tuesday, October 26th at 11am ET / 8am PT / 6pm CEST with procurement leaders from Pure Storage and USAA as we discuss the impactful changes that AI & ML technologies can have on procurement departments and their internal NPS with end user stakeholders. We'll dive into:

  • How to roll out cutting edge solutions through a culture of testing and iteration
  • The impacts that AI and ML can have upstream and downstream within the organization as a whole
  • What the future holds for these powerful technologies and what applications we may see next

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Meet our speakers

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Dave Hearn

Head of Indirect Procurement at Pure Storage

Dave is dedicated to helping indirect procurement groups transform to the strategic, "seat at the table," internal business partner they have always wanted to be. He has done it at four companies and knows the key enablers, especially around implementing eProcurement tools and change management strategies. Dave has led multiple world-wide sourcing, procurement, and supplier management organizations, both in direct materials and indirect categories. He also did a rotation as the Director of Product Marketing for eProcurement software.

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Jim Goodall

Director Global Sourcing & Procurement at USAA

Jim Goodall is a Director of IT Sourcing and Procurement at USAA, responsible for a technology procurement spend portfolio of over $2B. Jim has over 25 years of experience across the value chain, inclusive of procurement, manufacturing, and sales leadership roles at world-class organizations such as IBM, Intuit, and the US Navy. Jim, originally from Portland, Oregon, holds an MBA (Supply Chain) from University of San Diego, International Business Certificate from University of San Diego, and a B.S. Business Real Estate from Arizona State. Jim is a former naval officer and has lived primarily in San Diego and San Antonio.  Jim is married to Stefanie Goodall who also works for USAA: they have four wonderful children and enjoy the outdoors, travel, sports, and family.

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Greg Tennyson

SVP of Strategy and Procurement at Fairmarkit

Former Global Head of Corporate Services at VSP Global. Prior CPO at from 2008 to 2013 and Oracle Corporation from 1998 to 2008. 30+ years of global executive leadership. M.Sc. Management, Certified Sourcing Professional by Sourcing Interest Group and previously held Institute for Supply Management Certified Purchasing Manager and National Contracts Manager Association Certified Professional Contracts Manager credentials.

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Steve Sovik

Chief Revenue Officer at Fairmarkit

With a career spanning over 25+ years, Steve Sovik joins Fairmarkit as Chief Revenue Officer.  He will run the sales organization with a laser focus on ensuring customer success as well as new customer acquisitions.  Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue Officer for Tipalti, a global AP automation company, where he grew company sales 1000% in 3.5 years.  Steve served on the Board of Directors at Determine Software, a global P2P company, which lead to a successful acquisition.  Steve was Global SVP of Sales at Coupa Software, a global P2P company, where he grew sales over 5,000% in six years, eventually leading Coupa to a successful IPO.  Steve has also had a variety of sales and sales leadership positions with Oracle and Siebel.  When Steve is not driving customer success and inspiring teams to win, he can be found at the beach surfing with his kids.  Steve holds a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in Decision and Information Sciences from Santa Clara University.

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