Mapping the Future of Procurement Technology
The procurement community is perhaps the most vibrant, ever-growing, and innovative part of every enterprise. No matter the industry, procurement teams are constantly being pushed to adapt to worldwide impacts and current events in a strategic, innovative, and efficient way. Join our webinar in partnership with Accenture to discuss procurement solutions available today, how to best apply each solution, and how leaders are mapping these technologies to the procurement value chain.
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Jim Haining is the Purchasing Manager for the Las Vegas Valley Water District. He has over 30 years experience in Supply Management in both public and private sector organizations. Former employers include Clark County Nevada & Sprint and Sierra Pacific Power Company. Jim has been involved in local government purchasing in Nevada for the past 15 years and served as co-chair of the Nevada Public Purchasing Study Commission, a coalition of the public sector purchasing departments in the State of Nevada. In 2019, he was instrumental in modernizing the local government purchasing statute in the State of Nevada.
Keyra has more than twenty-five years of experience in consulting and supply chain management, with 20 years focusing on strategic sourcing, procurement processes, and supply chain consulting. She has extensive experience working with large procurement programs, managing and executing transformations. In her current role, she drives process standardization across regions, and confirms quality customer service while meeting savings, driving continuous improvement and assisting customers with their automation journey. She is also working on advancing Procurement’s role as a driving for in companies Sustainability and Diversity and Inclusion value generation.
Kristin leads the Procurement BPS offering globally for Accenture Operations. Kristin has more than 20 years experience in Procurement and F&A and has more than 17 years of operations experience. In this role, Kristin helps guide the development and enhancement of Accenture’s end-to-end Procurement BPS capabilities across the globe, including sourcing and category management, and procure to pay. Most recently this includes envisioning the next generation digital procurement.
Tarek Alaruri is the COO and Co-Founder of Fairmarkit, the intelligent sourcing platform. Prior to co-founding Fairmarkit, he started his career in sales at a logistics company. Despite his success that landed him in the President’s Club, he wanted to be intellectually stimulated and moved on to Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo) where he led a sales team. While at Turbonomic, he met his Co-Founder, Kevin Frechette, and the rest is history.
Madison is a Columbia University Alumna who majored in sociology and, once upon a time, aspired to be a journalist. MUCH has changed since then. She joined EMC Corporation’s Sales Bootcamp (because journalism wasn't quite paying her New York City bills) and the rest is history. With 15 years of experience across selling, customer advocacy, and HR strategy disciplines, advanced technology has long since passed journalism as a primary passion. Currently, she is at Fairmarkit, the intelligent sourcing platform revolutionizing the way organizations buy and sell. Supply chain tech is her happiest place.