Mastermind LIVE 2020 | October 6th & 7th, 2020

A Digital Procurement Event with a Difference

A NEW DAY FOR
PROCUREMENT

REGISTER FOR FREE

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:

Action Oriented

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.

Practitioner Focused

There are no sponsor pitches masquerading as roundtables or breakout sessions. Mastermind LIVE is all about YOU - the procurement leader.

Digital-First

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:

Jan Griffiths

Gravitas Detroit

Keynote: Ignite boundary-breaking performance

Kate Vitasek

University of Tennessee

Workshop: Strengthening supplier relationships

Stephanie Thum

Practical CX

Breakout: Applying CX principles to Procurement

Dr Marcell Vollmer

Boston Consulting Group

Workshop: Designing your procurement future state.

Joanna Martinez

Supply Chain Advisors

Workshop: Procurement and stakeholder gap analysis

Cale Tully

Sprout Social

Breakout: Selling the value of procurement to stakeholders

Tom Augenthaler

The Influence Marketer

Breakout: The art of increasing your influence

Daniel Stumm

CPO Indirect Proc., ABB

Q&A: Writing the business case for transformation

Nick Gunn

CEO, The NiVACK Group

Category Breakout: Real Estate

Nick Gunn

Director, Telco, NPI

Category Breakout: IT telecommunications

LIVE brings the experience of our AOP Mastermind membership community to all of procurement for two days only.

Agenda

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.

Save My Free Spot

10.00 – 10.10am

WELCOME:

Welcome to Mastermind LIVE w/ Philip Ideson, Founder and Managing Director, Art of Procurement

All Attendees

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).

All Attendees

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.

All Attendees

11.10 – 11.45am

FROM THE CEO:

Aligning the procurement value proposition with the goals of the CEO (speaker to be confirmed).

All Attendees

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.

All Attendees

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE:

Leverage CX (customer experience) best practices when considering and designing an improved procurement stakeholder experience journey w/ Stephanie Thum, CCXP, Founding Principal, Practical CX

Executives Only

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).

Executives Only

12.45 – 1.00pm

TAKE ACTION:

Final thoughts w/ Philip Ideson, Founder and Managing Director, Art of Procurement

All Attendees

10.00 – 10.10am

WELCOME:

Welcome to Day Two of Mastermind LIVE w/ Philip Ideson, Founder and Managing Director, Art of Procurement

All Attendees

10.10 – 11.20am

CATEGORY INSIGHTS:

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).

All Attendees

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.

Executives Only

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.

All Attendees

BUILDING ADVOCATES:

Effectively position your procurement value proposition, using influencer marketing techniques to build a coalition of internal advocates (speaker to be confirmed).

Executives Only

SELLING PROCUREMENT:

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).

Executives Only

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).

All Attendees

Join us as we welcome this ‘new day’ as a strong community of Masterminds…