Welcome!

Cognitive Computing Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

Aberdeen Group Announces 2012 Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Summit Presenters

November 13 - 14 Event Theme Is "Enterprise Champions During Economic Uncertainty"

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the featured presenters for its 2012 Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Summit being held November 13 - 14 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The theme of this year's Summit is Enterprise Champions During Economic Uncertainty.

"Now in its eighth year, the 2012 CPO Summit is a leading forum for senior procurement executives to discuss the CPO's evolving role into a collaborative and strategic contributor to corporate performance," according to Christopher Dwyer, Director of the Global Supply Management research practice at Aberdeen. "This event offers the procurement professional a unique opportunity to obtain, in an intimate setting, current insights on the range of topics impacting this new role including procurement transformation, supply risk management, meetings and events management, contingent workforce management, advanced and strategic sourcing, complex spend management and others."

Presentation and session topics include: The Modern Chief Procurement Officer: A Source for True Corporate Value, Crowdsourcing: An Emerging (and Evolutionary) Practice, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Modern CPO, Responsible Spending in Higher Education: A Lesson from the Ivy League, and Global Dynamics Changing Procurement: Tips on How to Prepare.

Featured Speakers at the 2012 Chief Procurement Officer Summit include:

  • Eric Germa, Chief Procurement Officer, Ann Taylor
  • John Klein, Global Vice President & Senior Procurement Officer, Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Michael DeWitt, Head of Procurement, Radiology & Interventional, Bayer Healthcare
  • Chris Shanahan, Vice President, Global Procurement, Becton, Dickinson & Company
  • Karl Braitberg, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco
  • Ronald Lewis, Vice President, Procurement & Chief Procurement Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Kevin Turner, Director of Global eCommerce Integrations, Dell
  • Joanne Urso, Managing Director, Strategic Procurement, Harvard University
  • Patrice Knight, Vice President, Procurement Shared Services, Chief Strategist GIE/GMU, IBM Corporation
  • Eric Jones, Head of Corporate Payables; Vendor Solutions and International Payments, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • John Evarts, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Mediafly
  • Tom White, Principal Lead Program Manager, Relevance Measurement (Bing), Microsoft
  • Sara Malconian, Assistant Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Todd Snelgrove, Global Manager, Value, SKF
  • Diane Devlin, Director, Purchasing and Property, Tufts University
  • John Mayes, Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Yale University

For additional information on Aberdeen Chief Procurement Officer 2012 Summit Speakers, please visit the Summit Speaker page. To learn more about the upcoming CPO Summit, please visit the Chief Procurement Officer Summit Overview page.

Complimentary VIP passes are available for qualified procurement and business executives. To apply for a pass, please visit our Summit Registration page.

Sponsors and Partners of the 2012 CPO Summit include: LexisNexis®, Beeline, Emptoris Strategic Supply Management, Lionbridge, Oracle Corporation, Perfect Commerce, PrimeRevenue, Inc., PRO Unlimited, SAP, SciQuest, ZeroChaos, Cvent, The Institute for Supply Management™, Kenexa, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, please contact Amy McLellan, Summits Sales Manager, at 617-854-5268 or [email protected].

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), is a global, full-service, multi-channel marketing services firm with deep expertise in developing research-based technology marketing content. Enabled by its team of 40 analysts covering 17 industry-sector categories, Aberdeen provides B2B marketers with relevant content assets available in multiple formats that target each stage of the customer buying cycle.

Aberdeen has offices in Boston and London. Harte-Hanks operates 25 offices in the United States, and has locations throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

© 2012 Aberdeen Group, Inc., a Harte-Hanks Company
451 D Street, Suite 710
Boston, Massachusetts 02210-1928
Telephone: (617) 854-5200
Fax: (617) 723-7897
www.aberdeen.com

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Global Network has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The IoT Global Network is a platform where you can connect with industry experts and network across the IoT community to build the successful IoT business of the future.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...