Oracle Modern Procurement
- From Facebook to Supplier
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2:30 PM~~5:30 PM~~(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London~~October 9, 2014~~October 9, 2014
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Oct 9, 2014
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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How the Social Media explosion will fundamentally change procurement
Oracle, Enrich and Spend Matters would like to invite you to an exclusive event focused on the effect of Social Media within Procurement and the key issues and opportunities this presents to CPOs, Heads of Procurement and other procurement leaders.
Large organisations have arguably been slow to pick up on the principles of social media and apply them to the business world. That's beginning to change now, and procurement, as a key outward-facing element of the organisation, should be in the forefront of that change. We expect to see major opportunities and some fundamental changes in the way we do business, as procurement and supply chain focused technology develops and picks up on those principles.
In this seminar, Peter Smith, Managing Editor of Spend Matters UK/Europe will be taking a look at how social media thinking is going to change how we work in procurement. It will dramatically change relationships with suppliers, and if we get it right, drive better and more beneficial collaboration and innovation both within and across organisations. But there are risks too for procurement – and as well as looking forward to the positives, Peter will explain how procurement is already losing what historically has been one of the function's basic reasons for existing.
After the business session, there will be a chance to network over drinks and canapés.
Facebook to Supplier Collaboration - Peter Smith, Spend Matters
Future Procurement Collaboration - TBC
Is Procurement missing the Social Media trick? - Padraic Phelan, Enrich
Procurement Trends - Phil Burgess, Regional Director, Oracle
Drinks reception at Bangers Bar and Grill
Managing Director at Spend Matters UK/Europe
Peter has been around procurement for 25 years as a manager, CPO, and consultant. He has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Peter was Procurement Director for the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (Europe), the Department of Social Security and the NatWest Group. As well as Spend Matters, Peter is MD of Procurement Excellence, a leading strategic consulting firm, and acts as a senior procurement adviser to key UK Government bodies.
He has worked for many leading public and private organisations, both on the procurement side and also to help organisations market and sell better to procurement people. Peter is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops, and his first book, co-authored with Fiona Czerniawska, was published in June 2010 by The Economist Books; “Buying Professional Services; How to get value for money from consultants and other professional services providers”. See more information
Consulting Director at Enrich
Padraic is a senior commercial and procurement professional with a 30+ year business career spans across sectors with experience in Banking, Finance, Aviation, Leisure, Higher Education and Consulting.
With an exceptional record of designing, implementing and leading truly global procurement organisations devising strategy, structures, teams, systems and processes to deliver excellent commercial and procurement performance, Padraic has a perspective on the challenges facing organisations in an increasing global environment.
Padraic’s procurement experience includes lead negotiation and deal shaping of major complex deals at major transaction level and his specialisms include Procurement Transformation, Sourcing, Negotiation, Contracting, Supply Chain Management, Procurement Systems, S2P, BPO and Supplier Relationship Management at Board level in addition to representation at political, industry and sector bodies.
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