March Madness is here–ProcureTech madness that is! What procurement tech trends do you think will take the industry by storm faster than the rest? It’s no secret that digital tools and automation drive efficiency, cost savings, and strategic impact across the business. But with finite resources and competing priorities, only a few will be the next big trend. Our panelists will discuss what they think the future holds.
As CEO of Technology Concepts Group Intl (TCGi), Avis Yates Rivers sits at the helm of a multi-million-dollar company that she built from the ground up. up. TCGi delivers value in 3 pillars –Technology Solutions, Procurement Solutions, and IT Talent Management and Acquisition. In 2017, TCGi was deemed the 3rd fastest-growing woman-owned business, released by the Women Presidents’ Organization, a New York-based advocacy and education group for women entrepreneurs. In 2020 TCGi was named Supplier of the Year, Class III, by the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC). Avis is a highly sought-after business leader, a nationally recognized thought leader and social entrepreneur and an effective, in-demand international speaker. Other awards and honors include White House Champion of Change – Girls and Women in STEM, Entrepreneur of the Year, Woman of Distinction, the Shirley Chisholm Award for Business, Top 10 Women in Technology and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners, among many others. Recently, Avis launched the TCGi Foundation(www.tcgifoundation.org) to help break down the barriers for Black girls and women in computing.
Dan has been in the Procurement field for over 14 years working for companies such as Sonos, Facebook, Splunk, and Canva. Currently Dan is Sr Director, Head of Global Procurement at Sprinklr where he and the team are working to empower the business to quickly and strategically source the products and services they need to be successful with the most effortless and intuitive procurement process possible. Dan lives in Carlsbad, CA with his family and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
Erin McFarlane is the VP of Product Innovations & Partnersihps for Fairmarkit, the intelligent sourcing platform. Erin has over twenty years of experience in procurement and supply chain technology and is passionate about sourcing, contract negotiation, and spend analytics.