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AOP Mastermind LIVE Spring 2021: Add Individual Sessions to Your Calendar

By March 26, 2021No Comments

Do you sign up for virtual events with the very best of intentions – and even block huge windows of time on your calendar – only to forgot why you signed up in the first place?

We understand how hard it is to dedicate 6 hours to an event, and we think we have a solution to the calendar ‘mega block.’ With the individual links below, you can save the time in your calendar for the sessions that appeal to you the most. With just one Mastermind LIVE registration, you can customize your experience and spare your schedule!

Click the links to download a calendar invite for each session. For details on how to join each session on the day, you must be registered for the entire event here.


Session 1: Tuesday April 13th, 10-10.45am US ET

Strap In! Foresee the Rapid Macro-Economic Shifts that Will Impact Your Company

Rhys Herbert, Senior Economist at Lloyds Banking Group will speak about the global economy as a whole, signs of possible recovery and more.

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Session 2: Tuesday, April 13th, 10.45-11.45am US ET

Why Procurement Leaders Must Seize the Moment and Transform Their Functions

Amy Fong, Vice President of Sourcing and Vendor Management at Everest Group will moderate this panel discussion featuring executives and industry experts from BT,  Delta, Globality, and Dropbox who are at the forefront of innovation with their companies and customers. Learn how leaders are reimagining their operating models and processes and driving substantial top-line growth and value.

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Session 3: Tuesday April 13th, 11.45am-12.30pm US ET

Is a Category-Led Organizational Structure Still Fit for Purpose?

Nancy Nicoll, Vice President of NFR / Indirect Procurement at Retail Business Services, and Jaime Robles, Chief Procurement Officer at Casey’s General Stores. they will share their perspectives on procurement operating models, specifically whether category management is ‘dead’ or ‘alive’ and if procurement should pursue a relational or expertise-based model for working with the business.

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Session 4: Tuesday April 13th, 12.30-1.00pm US ET

Enabling a Service Delivery Mindset in Your Team

Before procurement can truly embrace an enterprise-aligned growth mindset, they need to stop thinking of themselves as a function and start to think – and work – like a service provider. In some cases, this will require them to balance the need to align while maintaining a healthy tension that prevents an automatic ‘yes.’

Donna Donato has been on both sides of this table as a procurement executive (most recently at American Express) and as the current CEO of Americas at ChainIQ where she delivers procurement services.

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Session 5: Wednesday April 14th, 10.00-10.50am US ET

The Procurement Technology Landscape

In this session, Jack Freeman, a Principal from PeakSpan Capital and Philip Ideson will discuss the current state of emerging procurement technologies and share their perspective on where the ‘smart money’ is being invested in the ever-evolving technology ecosystem.

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Session 6: Wednesday April 14th, 11.00-11.45am US ET

Avoiding Technology Landmines on Your Digital Growth Journey

Jacob Gorm Larsen, Director of Digital Procurement for Maersk Group, will explain what people, processes, and technology you will need to advance your procurement maturity so you can deliver agility and savings to your company. He will also share his advice on getting started, plotting the journey, and building a tech ecosystem with solution partners you can rely on.

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Session 7: Wednesday April 14th, 11.45am-12.30pm US ET

Driving the Change You Want to See

Procurement has been talking about transformation for years. And while we aren’t saying it isn’t working, the fact that we are still talking about it suggests a fundamental lack of change. Transformation requires more than technology and upskilling; formal change management is an essential element that many companies may overlook.

In this session, Jesse Jacoby, an organizational change expert with procurement transformation experience, will discuss the role that formal change management plays in communication structures and governance frameworks.

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Session 8: Wednesday April 13th, 12.30-1.00pm US ET

Beat the Clock: Turning Your Mastermind Experience into Action

No matter how inspired you are by the ‘art of the possible,’ it requires action steps to turn your aspirations into measurable corporate growth.

In this final session of Mastermind LIVE Spring 2021, Philip Ideson and Kelly Barner will share their primary take-aways from the event and send you off on your growth journey with plenty of strategies that will stand the test of time.

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