In 2020, everything changed.
For most people and organizations, 2020 brought a sudden shift to remote working, expense reduction, and – potentially – an industry-wide struggle to survive.
This is procurement’s time to shine.
Familiar challenges have been long overdue for fresh eyes and new solutions. So much change was thrust upon the world overnight that most resistance simply evaporated. Enterprise needs have become a juggernaut for procurement transformation. We’re no longer trying to move a boulder inch by inch; we’re strapped to a rocket – just trying to hold on and steer.
How procurement professionals respond in this moment will define whether the opportunity is fleeting or whether it ushers in a new day for procurement on our journey to become premier trusted advisors.
Mastermind LIVE will help YOU answer:
- What does the CEO value most from procurement today?
- How can we improve the customer experience and our results at the same time?
- Can procurement pick up critical tips from other functions such as marketing and sales?
Mastermind LIVE features facilitators and speakers from companies such as:
The Mastermind LIVE Difference:
Interactive workshops with industry leaders help you turn inspiration into results. Join the event with your questions and challenges, and walk away with clear ways to #TakeAction.
There are no sponsor pitches masquerading as roundtables or breakout sessions. Mastermind LIVE is all about YOU - the procurement leader.
It is NOT a series of pre-recorded webinars or a digital replica of an in-person event. Mastermind LIVE is designed to enable online participant collaboration and networking.
Get Help from Industry-Leading Experts, Including:
Keynote: Ignite boundary-breaking performance
Workshop: Strengthening supplier relationships
Breakout: Applying CX principles to Procurement
Dr Marcell Vollmer
Workshop: Designing your procurement future state.
Workshop: Procurement and stakeholder gap analysis
Breakout: Selling the value of procurement to stakeholders
Breakout: The art of increasing your influence
Q&A: Writing the business case for transformation
Category Breakout: Real Estate
Category Breakout: IT telecommunications
LIVE brings the experience of our AOP Mastermind membership community to all of procurement for two days only.
Join us from 10am-1pm ET each day to hear new insights from a wide variety of experts specifically chosen to elevate the impact of procurement in today’s unique circumstances.
10.00 – 10.10am
Welcome to Mastermind LIVE w/ Philip Ideson, Founder and Managing Director, Art of Procurement
10.10 – 10.40am
AN ECONOMISTS VIEW:
Where are we headed? An Economists view on the headwinds of 2021 and their impact on our organizations (speaker to be confirmed).
10.40 – 11.10am
THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE:
Dream It. Brand It. Own It. Inspire and ignite boundary-breaking performance that elevates the impact of procurement w/ Jan Griffiths, President and Founder, Gravitas Detroit.
11.10 – 11.45am
FROM THE CEO:
Aligning the procurement value proposition with the goals of the CEO (speaker to be confirmed).
11.45am – 12.45pm
PERFORMING A SELF-ASSESSMENT:
In this interactive workshop, Joanna Martinez (Founder, Supply Chain Advisors) helps you identify the gaps between the needs of your stakeholders and the service that you currently provide.
Leverage CX (customer experience) best practices when considering and designing an improved procurement stakeholder experience journey w/ Stephanie Thum, CCXP, Founding Principal, Practical CX
REIMAGINE TECHNOLOGY USAGE:
Go beyond traditional procurement applications and reimagine how you can utilize already in-use technology to transform your value proposition (speaker to be confirmed).
12.45 – 1.00pm
Final thoughts w/ Philip Ideson, Founder and Managing Director, Art of Procurement
10.00 – 10.10am
Welcome to Day Two of Mastermind LIVE w/ Philip Ideson, Founder and Managing Director, Art of Procurement
10.10 – 11.20am
A series of 6 Ask-the-Expert Q&A sessions, where spend category subject matter experts share insights, tactics and strategies to help build effective sourcing and category strategies (speakers to be confirmed).
DESIGNING YOUR TO-BE STATE:
In this interactive workshop, Dr Marcell Vollmer (Partner, Boston Consulting Group) helps you design your future-state vision for procurement.
11.20am – 12.30pm
STRENGTHENING SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP:
In this interactive workshop, Kate Vitasek (University of Tennessee & Vested) will help you apply the principles of the Vested methodology to develop strategies to strengthen your key supplier relationships.
Effectively position your procurement value proposition, using influencer marketing techniques to build a coalition of internal advocates (speaker to be confirmed).
A Chief Revenue Officer helps you utilize sales best practices to more effectively sell the service of procurement to your internal peers and stakeholders (speaker to be confirmed).
12.30 – 1.00pm
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
A transformational CPO will share their journey to elevate the role of procurement from a tactical function to a strategic business partner (speaker to be confirmed).