Cognitive Sourcing Summit 2018

Accelerate the Journey
9.13.2018
Santa Clara, CA

About The Event

LevaData is pleased announce the Cognitive Sourcing Summit 2018, on September 13th in Santa Clara, CA. This is the premier event for Strategic Sourcing Executives who are driving thought leadership and execution in Cognitive and AI technologies to advance sourcing and procurement.

To ensure the most relevant content and helpful networking, the summit is invitation-only and there is no fee to attend. Discounted rates are available to summit attendees at the Santa Clara Marriott though August 28.


In addition to in-depth presentations and breakout workshops, this year's summit also features:

Expanded Networking
Due to strong interest we’re doubling the size of the summit. We've worked to ensure the same intimacy and opportunities for networking that many attendees felt was a highlight of last year’s event.

Industry Insights
Speakers and panels will explore the latest trends in digital transformation and the adoption of AI among procurement teams. LevaData will also release the2018 Cognitive Sourcing Study, which provides a real-world recap of procurement transformation across a range of industries.

Cognitive Sourcing Maturity Model
Explore the journey that industry innovators have taken and apply their insights. You’ll assess your organization’s maturity and walk through the stages of a successful digital procurement implementation.

Speakers

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Ray Wang
Constellation Research
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Tania Seary
Procurious
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Mickey North Rizza
IDC
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Rajesh Kalidindi
LevaData
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Angel Mendez
HERE Technologies
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Kevin Purser
Fitbit
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Paul Martyn
Forbes
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Richard Barnett
LevaData

Agenda

09:00
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09:30
Registration
09:30
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10:15
Cognitive Sourcing: Driving Disruption, Innovation and Competitive Advantage
Opening keynote from Ray Wang, Principal Analyst & Founder, Constellation Research
10:15
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10:45
Accelerating the Journey: Executive Perspective on Digital Procurement
Panel discussion moderated by Angel Mendez, COO, Here Technologies
10:45
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11:00
Break
11:00
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11:30
Leapfrog: Fitbit’s Journey to Cognitive Sourcing
Kevin Purser, Head of Global Supply Chain Sourcing & Procurement, Fitbit
11:30
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12:00
Insights to Decisions: Supply Chain Transformation
12:00
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01:00
Lunch
01:00
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01:30
Insights from the 2018 Cognitive Sourcing Study
Rajesh Kalidindi, Founder & CEO, LevaData
01:30
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02:00
Cross-Functional Orchestration through Cognitive Sourcing
Richard Barnett, SVP of Marketing & Customer Success, LevaData
02:00
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02:15
Break
02:15
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03:15
Workshop 1 | Roadmap Development: Vision, Value, Velocity
Session led by Mickey North Rizza, Program VP of Enterprise Applications & Digital Commerce, IDC
02:15
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03:15
Workshop 2 | Organizational Strategy, Talent, and Change Management
Session led by Paul Martyn, Supply Chain & Logistics Contributor, Forbes
03:15
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03:30
Break
03:30
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04:15
Unleashing the Power of Cognitive Sourcing: A Moonshot Opportunity
Closing keynote and panel discussion led by Tania Seary, Founder, Procurious
04:15
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04:30
Closing Remarks
Rajesh Kalidindi, Founder & CEO, LevaData
04:30
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05:30
Reception

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