Day One: Stream 3

Contract and Category Management

Chair: Emma Scott, Representation Manager, CIPS


Enterprise digital transformation: How can procurement take a seat at the top table to lead on these projects?

In a recent study of over 400 businesses, 42% said they wanted to automate business workflows. Further, 43% wanted to shift from paper to digital processes, 61% want to move to the cloud and 44% want to make business content more accessible.*

The question is, how many of these projects are you leading, and how many are you just being briefed on to procure?

Focusing on value creation that goes beyond cost savings, in this interactive session, attendees will learn how to lead on scoping product requirements for digital transformation and/or smaller workflow automation projects. You will leave with the practical tools you need to take your career, your department and your company to the next level.

All attendees of the session will be offered a free ‘User Analytics’ Assessment, normally worth £950, in order to help prioritise areas and processes for digital transformation with maximum return on investment.

Andrew  Buchanan, Sales & Marketing Director,  Xenith

*(Keypoint Intelligence Study 2018: Platforms and Apps)


Integrating Social Value and CSR into contracts: How to quantify and benchmark

  • Beyond 2019, are there any new aspects of CSR and social value procurement we should be considering?
  • In future, what new outcomes can we address and how to measure them?
  • Using a framework to quantify social value and how to benchmark across the lifecycle of a project

Ben Carpenter, CEO, Social Value UK
Sarah Fraser, Head of Wilmott Dixon Foundation, Willmott Dixon
Caroline Levitt, Director of Procurement, The Cooperative Bank
Nikki Rowbottom, Head of Supply Chain Management, The British Library


Category spotlight: Business Travel

During this session, Premier Inn will deconstruct the cost of business travel, from what you pay as a buyer through to invoicing and commissions. An interactive value chain exercise will serve as the foundation for Premier Inn’s innovative approach to business travel.

David Cooney, Head of Sales and Distribution, Premier Inn


How to support your Supply Chain through a rapidly changing economy

Rob Tuckwell, Director of Partnerships & B2B, Barclaycard