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Procurement predictions for 2021

The pandemic has fundamentally changed where and how procurement teams work. So how can they best be prepared for the challenges to come in 2021? Join our webinar on Tuesday, December 8th at 1pm ET/10am PT with global procurement leaders from VSP Global, Everest Group, and Zendesk to discuss their predictions and answer questions like:

  • Is the procurement model shifting from compliance to a trusted advisor or vice-versa?
  • What about the procurement tech stack—what additional technologies are needed?
  • What additional skills do procurement professionals need to stay relevant?
  • How will procurement better serve the internal customer/supplier in a remote setting?
  • Does the pandemic portend new/different challenges for supplier diversity programs?

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Meet our speakers

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Greg Tennyson

Global Head of Corporate Services at VSP Global

Current Global Head of Corporate Services at VSP Global. Prior CPO at Salesforce.com 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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Amy Fong

Vice President, Sourcing and Vendor Management at Everest Group

Amy Fong advises enterprises on maximizing value from strategic provider relationships in outsourced services categories. Amy has more than 20 years of experience in industry, consulting, and advising with a focus on procurement, supply chain and organizational effectiveness. She has authored numerous publications and speaks frequently on source to pay process improvement and managing complex supply chain partnerships. Prior to joining Everest Group, she was a Senior Advisor and Program Leader with The Hackett Group’s Procurement Advisory Program. Previously she held various industry and consulting roles with Hewlett Packard, Sonoco Products Company, and Archstone Consulting.

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Rendi Miller

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at Zendesk

With 20 years in Sourcing and Procurement, Rendi has extensive experience in building and restructuring Source-to-Pay and Travel and Expense programs. She has a depth of experience in simplifying processes and delivering value and innovation to the enterprise. She has a passion
for networking which lead her to start the Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders industry peer group. Rendi also serves on the Board of Directors of Milele Home, a non-profit organization helping street children in Kenya obtain education as well as rebuilding their lives and reconciling their families.

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Walter Charles

Walter Charles, Former Senior VP and CPO at Allergan

Walter Charles, formerly Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen—and former CPO at Kraft, Kellogg’s, and J&J—has the unique perspective of serving on supply-chain leadership teams and leading procurement transformations across biotechnology, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and medical device businesses. Walter holds an MBA from Columbia University and an M.Eng. from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Kevin Frechette

CEO and Co-Founder at Fairmarkit

Kevin Frechette is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fairmarkit, the intelligent sourcing platform. He’s spent the last 3 years meeting with hundreds of procurement and supply-chain executives from every industry to learn how they view and approach tail spend management. His core focus is on understanding how procurement can be transformed using data, automation, analytics, AI, and machine learning.

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