day one: sessions and time

12:00 – 12:45 – Breakout A for Group 2 (For Last Names Starting M-Z)

The Coupa Unified Platform: Maximizing the Value of Digitalization
Werner Miehle, Head of Airbus Group Source & Non Aircraft Related Processes & Information Systems - Airbus
Jérémy Aubert, Senior Solution Consultant - Coupa
(Room - Tower Salon A)

From procurement to sourcing to expenses, contract collaboration, and supplier information management, discover every major component of the Coupa platform. Designed specifically for companies looking to understand Coupa Suite Synergy, the breadth of the entire application suite and the depth of interconnected business processes will be explained and demonstrated.

Learn how the seamless layers of the platform, including user interface, Open Business NetworkTM, configuration, common workflow, and ERP integration, deliver value through digitalization, efficiency, cost control, savings and contract compliance.

 

The Coupa Unified Platform from: Maximizing the Value of Digitalization
Amber Ritson, Chief Procurement Officer - ENGIE, UK
Derrick Leck, Director Solutions Consulting - Coupa
(Room - California East)

From procurement to sourcing to expenses, contract collaboration, and supplier information management, discover every major component of the Coupa platform. Designed specifically for companies looking to understand Coupa Suite Synergy, the breadth of the entire application suite and the depth of interconnected business processes will be explained and demonstrated.

Learn how the seamless layers of the platform, including user interface, Open Business NetworkTM, configuration, common workflow, and ERP integration, deliver value through digitalization, efficiency, cost control, savings and contract compliance.

 

Behind the Scenes at Coupa - What's New to Help You
(Designed Specifically for Coupa Customers)

Joe Ozuna, Manager e-Procurement - XPOLogistics
Kieran Brady, VP Global Customer Support - Coupa
Rob Foster, VP Customer Success Management - Coupa
Sanket Naik, VP, Cloud Operations & Security - Coupa
Jonathan Fear, Senior Dir. Coupa University - Coupa
(Room - Elizabethan AB)

As Coupa Customers know, change happens fast at Coupa. If you blink, you might miss something. The Customer Success Organization is constantly improving to provide you with more and better resources and support on your journey to realizing your business goals and delivering maximum value. In this session, hear directly from Coupa executives about recent and planned investments including the new release process, expanded global support coverage, and the newly created Coupa University.

Key topics around smoothly taking new releases, opening up worldwide success centers, Coupa University, and more will be discussed.

Joe from XPOLogistics will share an overview of his project and how he has continually worked to evolve his success goals through the years with Coupa.


1:00 – 1:45 – Breakout A for Group 1 (For Last Names Starting A-L)

The Coupa Unified Platform: Maximizing the Value of Digitalization
Werner Miehle, Head of Airbus Group Source & Non Aircraft Related Processes & Information Systems - Airbus
Jérémy Aubert, Senior Solution Consultant - Coupa
(Room - Tower Salon A)

From procurement to sourcing to expenses, contract collaboration, and supplier information management, discover every major component of the Coupa platform. Designed specifically for companies looking to understand Coupa Suite Synergy, the breadth of the entire application suite and the depth of interconnected business processes will be explained and demonstrated.

Learn how the seamless layers of the platform, including user interface, Open Business NetworkTM, configuration, common workflow, and ERP integration, deliver value through digitalization, efficiency, cost control, savings and contract compliance.

 

The Coupa Unified Platform: Maximizing the Value of Digitalization
Amber Ritson, Chief Procurement Officer - ENGIE, UK
Derrick Leck, Director Solutions Consulting - Coupa
(Room - California East)

From procurement to sourcing to expenses, contract collaboration, and supplier information management, discover every major component of the Coupa platform. Designed specifically for companies looking to understand Coupa Suite Synergy, the breadth of the entire application suite and the depth of interconnected business processes will be explained and demonstrated.

Learn how the seamless layers of the platform, including user interface, Open Business NetworkTM, configuration, common workflow, and ERP integration, deliver value through digitalization, efficiency, cost control, savings and contract compliance.

 

Behind the Scenes at Coupa - What's New to Help You
(Designed Specifically for Coupa Customers)

Joe Ozuna, Manager e-Procurement - XPOLogistics
Kieran Brady, VP Global Customer Support - Coupa
Rob Foster, VP Customer Success Management - Coupa
Sanket Naik, VP, Cloud Operations & Security - Coupa
Jonathan Fear, Senior Dir. Coupa University - Coupa
(Room - Elizabethan AB)

As Coupa Customers know, change happens fast at Coupa. If you blink, you might miss something. The Customer Success Organization is constantly improving to provide you with more and better resources and support on your journey to realizing your business goals and delivering maximum value. In this session, hear directly from Coupa executives about recent and planned investments including the new release process, expanded global support coverage, and the newly created Coupa University.

Key topics around smoothly taking new releases, opening up worldwide success centers, Coupa University, and more will be discussed.

Joe from XPOLogistics will share an overview of his project and how he has continually worked to evolve his success goals through the years with Coupa.


2:00 – 2:45 – Breakout B

The Power of Procurement and IT Alignment in Driving Change
Mike Jacobs, CPO - Staples
Greg Tennyson, CPO - VSP Global
Oscar Nafarrate, CIO – Grupo Herdez
David Hearn, CPO Advisement Services, Former CPO Juniper Networks
Jack Miles, Mainspring Advisors, LLC – Chief Procurement Officer Emeritus
(Room - California West)

Procurement and IT can drive tremendous business impact through technology deployments, but they must be working off the same vision and strategy. Unfortunately, some IT and Procurement teams are not aligned, according to recent research on IT-Procurement alignment. You sure wouldn't want to be on a plane with pilots disagreeing on where they are going, nor is this the way to shine as IT and Procurement leaders.

In this session you will learn and discuss how Procurement, IT and other stakeholders can get aligned, remove barriers, and maximize speed to value. You will hear a slew of actionable best practices to take back to the office.

 

Navigating the Maze of Global Compliance from e-Invoicing to Expense
Christoph Zenner, Tax Partner - PwC
Markus Hornburg, VP Global Product Compliance - Coupa
(Room - Tower Salon A)

The world of tax compliance seemingly increases in complexity on an annual basis. From electronic signatures and document archiving to new government mandates, learn how to reduce risk by navigating the maze of global compliance that surrounds your e-invoicing and expense management initiatives. Also hear the latest updates on compliance across Europe, the Americas, Asia and beyond.

 

The Unique Demands of Spend Management in Decentralized and Regulated Industries
Sara Malconian, Assistant Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Storti, Associate Vice President, Procurement & Business Services - Brandeis University
Max Goralnick, Senior Manager - Deloitte Consulting LLP
(Room - California East)

Implementing Coupa while navigating the waters of tightly regulated industries is a precise science. In this session, we will discuss the special challenges of decentralized environments and how to handle them easily. Both MIT and Brandeis will share details of their journey and how they are transforming their organizations with Coupa.

 

Using Expense Management to Take Control of Paper-Based Processes and Decrease Costs
Jimmy LeFever, Research Director - PayStream Advisors
Stephen Will, Director Solutions Consulting - Coupa Software
(Room - Elizabethan AB)

To achieve full visibility and control over spend, you need to wrap your arms around your business expenses. Travel and expense management (TEM) processes are under more scrutiny than ever. The past few years have seen dramatic shifts in staffing demographics, employee travel booking and transportation preferences, as well as technological innovation.

Forward-thinking organizations are viewing TEM through an entirely new lens, and they are modernizing the time-consuming expense reporting process as part of a larger strategy to stay competitive through complete spend management automation.

This session will provide a review of the latest PayStream Navigator report on TEM software selection as well as provide an overview of the value of Coupa Expense Management in a holistic spend management program.

 

What's Buzzing in Supply Chain Finance and Procurement?
Jason Busch, Founder, Head of Strategy Azul Partners, Inc.
(Room - Elizabethan CD)

Jason Busch of Spend Matters discusses what he sees as the top trends in procurement and supply chain finance. From user adoption of e-invoicing to other solutions in the space, Jason will share his expert insights and predictions on how technology will impact procurement and supply chain finance in 2016 and beyond.


3:00 – 3:45 – Breakout C

The CFO Agenda - It's Not What You Expected
Todd Dooley, VP Finance – H&R Block
Ron Pachura, VP of Finance Transformation – Fiserv
Tyler Sloat, CFO - Zuora
Kendra Von Esh, Executive Strategic Advisor - Coupa
(Room - California West)

The CFO is evolving. New demands and expectations are changing the role's focus, value, and relationships with the rest of the enterprise. The new CFO needs to ensure the business has accurate, timely and usable information to increase decision making effectiveness and improve cash flow - anytime - anywhere.

In this discussion, a panel of executives will discuss how to provide the business what they need and how Finance partners with IT to implement innovative solutions. Listen as this panel explains what is on their plate now and what keeps them up at night. What you learn will help you when you are trying to get projects approved back at your company.

 

Evolving the Procurement Function in Healthcare/Life Sciences − Higher Visibility, Greater Control
Brian Townsend, Senior Director, Procurement Operations and Technology, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
J. Tyson Popp, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer - Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Lorraine Mercurio, Director of Procurement Operations - Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Teran Andes, US Practice Leader Procurement and Operations Advisory Health Care Life Sciences - KPMG
(Room - Tower Salon A)

Join KPMG and a panel of their HCLS clients will share their firsthand experiences with their Coupa implementations with focus on increasing efficiencies, improving spend visibility, and ultimately reducing supply expenses by automating the Source to Pay function. Discussion will emphasize several key areas, such as service delivery implications in a high-growth environment, system architecture, change management strategies, and supplier enablement. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of Coupa from the HCLS client perspective.

Not permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates.

 

Using Business Value Strategies to Fund Your Spend Management Initiatives
Kevin Seto, Head - Enterprise Procurement Transformation - Bank of Montreal Financial Group
Lynn Clarfield, Director, Process and Strategy - Shaw Communications, Inc.
Nadine Sauve, Manager, Supply Chain Processes - Shaw Communications, Inc.
Amit Duvedi, Vice President Business Strategy - Coupa
Craig Suyematsu, Director Business Strategy - Coupa
(Room - California East)

Spend management initiatives can deliver hard savings, process efficiencies, improved spend visibility and compliance. However, these initiatives always compete with other projects, executive management attention and corporate funding. In this panel discussion, explore strategies and success factors to build stakeholder consensus and get Executive mind-share and sponsorship for your spend management projects.

Learn how two companies inspired by Coupa Inspire 2015 have now started on their spend management journey and the role business value and the business case played to move forward with Coupa.

Panel discussion topics include:

  • The importance of aligning project goals to corporate objectives and strategies
  • The role Coupa and the business case played in their spend transformation initiatives
  • Real life learning and best practices employed to build consensus and executive alignment
  • How leveraging Identified Value in the business case is a bridge to Success Metrics for deployment to Track and Realize Value

 

How Digitizing Procure to Pay Drives Maximum Business Value
Jonathan Tebeleff, Chief Financial Officer - New Orleans College Prep
Tana Law, SVP and Co-Founder - Nvoicepay
Chris Hahn, Solutions Consultant - Coupa
(Room - Elizabethan AB)

From pre-negotiated discounts to fully automated payments and everything in between, learn how a fully paperless Procure to Pay workflow delivers value.

You'll hear New Orleans College Prep’s story of moving to seamless procure to pay. Details on the contract compliance, user adoption, and the savings realized by NOCP will be shared. You'll hear how NOCP went from manual, costly processes to smooth data flow and digital supplier payments (and supplier checks where needed) with a combination of Coupa and Nvoicepay will be discussed.

A brief overview of the Coupa Advantage pre-negotiated discount program will also be provided as NOCP will share how they were able to grow their savings even further by using the Coupa pre-negotiated discounts.

 

Risk...Not Just Your Risk Officer's Job
Dawn Tiura, President and CEO - SIG, SIG University, Outsource
(Room - Elizabethan CD)

Having a Risk Officer is great, but that person alone cannot be responsible for identifying and managing all the risk that Sourcing can impact. On top of that, many business units think Sourcing is putting onerous requirements on their suppliers and adding additional hoops to jump through for no reason. This presentation will discuss risk, supplier management and governance and their impact on the entire enterprise. We will talk about what this all means and why it is on the tip of everyone's tongues. We will also share some thoughts on how Sourcing can let the rest of the company know their role in risk management as well as best practices for mitigating those risks.


4:00 – 4:45 – Breakout D

Global Deployment Success without Business Disruption
Felis Amaro, Senior Manager P2P Process Lead - Sanofi
Bryan Doepken, Senior Manager - Accenture
Pritesh Patel, Senior Manager - Professional Services
(Room - California West)

Global Deployment Success without Business Disruption While rapid return on investment is always important for any spend management project, its value is negated if the business is disrupted. You can achieve deployment success if you plan accordingly and use best practices gleaned from hundreds of others implementations before you.

In this session, Sanofi, Accenture, and Coupa will provide insights into how spend management can be deployed globally while ensuring the business not only continues to operate, but can transform into a high performing procurement organization.

 

Architecture is Destiny
Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst - Interarbor Solutions
Paul Tuxford, CIO – The Global Fund
(Room - Tower Salon A)

A look at how infrastructure — even in a cloud setting and invisible to users — is a huge determinant of features, functions, and performance. And over time will also determine the depth of analysis, UX, mobility, and integration capabilities/options. The pure cloud approach and its benefits vs. quasi-legacy architectures and how well they do or do not adapt to current and future requirements will be topics of discussion.

 

The Journey to Efficient Procurement
Patricia Wilson, Head of Procurement Operations & Infrastructure - Swiss Re
(Room - California East)

This session will describe Swiss Re’s journey to efficient procurement. Patricia will describe how Swiss Re needed to create efficient sourcing behaviors to redeploy resources into more value added activities. From establishing a Central Support Team to a focus on continual improvement, she will highlight how Swiss Re has been able to secure substantial, measurable savings using the Coupa platform.

 

How Mobility and Self-Service Has Transformed Source-to-Pay (S2P) Processes
Duncan Jones, Vice President, Principal Analyst - Forrester Research, Inc.
(Room - Elizabethan AB)

In this session, Duncan Jones peels back user interfaces to show that true S2P mobility is far more than a UI update. Mobile capabilities such as smart validation, data defaulting and timely alerts help users and suppliers embrace technology to deliver value to their organizations. The self-service world has arrived but is your business ready to support your changing workforce and supplier ecosystem?

 

“Open Booking” -A Mega-Trend in Corporate Travel
Jeff Gray, P2P Manager, Silicon Valley Bank
Ethan Laub, Director Product Management - Coupa
(Room - Elizabethan CD)

Traditional modes for managing business travel are changing, driven by the sharing economy and widespread use of consumer websites and apps. As a result, there is a growing trend of “open booking”, where employees can book anywhere and book outside of their company’s prescribed travel program. The resulting gaps in visibility, policy controls, preferred supplier usage, and duty of care are pressuring both companies and travel providers for a solution.

This session will discuss the challenges of “open booking”, and how organizations can address them with emerging technologies and better collaboration with employees and travel providers. Silicon Valley Bank will share their experiences with leakage and how they work with it today and plans for the future.