DIscover true innovation this year at Inspire. Steve Wozniak joins Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn on stage.
inspire 2017 speakers
Vice President of Global Cloud Operations and Security, Coupa
Vice President of Release Management, Salesforce.com
e-Procurement Manager, Global Supply Chain, Woodward, Inc.
Global Procure to Pay Process Owner, BD
Director of Financial Application Support, Service Corporation International
Senior Manager, Procurement Operations, Tableau
VP Product Management, Coupa
Director of Product Management, Coupa
Senior Software Engineer, Coupa
Global Vendor Management Offi
Senior Vice President of Sales, Co-founder, Nvoicepay
Chief Financial Officer, Kauffman Tire
Accounts Payable Manager, Kauffman Tire
Strategic Sourcing Director, JD Power
Vice President, Philanthropy Strategy
Rob Bernshteyn, CEO, Coupa Software
Rob is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Coupa, and drives the company’s strategy and execution. Rob has over two decades experience in the business software industry. He came to Coupa from SuccessFactors, where he ran Global Product Marketing & Management, as a member of the executive management team; as the company scaled from an early start up to a successful public company. Prior to that, Rob directed Product Management at Siebel Systems, where he helped build Siebel ERM into one of the company’s fastest growing product lines. Rob also did a stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and spent four years at Accenture, where he focused on global SAP systems implementations.
Rob is a guest lecturer at Harvard and Stanford business schools, and a frequent contributor to Forbes and Fortune magazines. He can often be heard providing commentary on major news programs including Bloomberg's Money Moves and NPR Morning Edition. Rob holds a BS in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.
In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.
In 2014, he received the prestigious Hoover Medal, which is an American engineering prize for "outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity." The prize is given jointly by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.
Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory.
Rone Luczynski, Senior Managing Director, Supply Chain, Service Corporation International
Rone Luczynski has spent most of his 30 years helping major retailers manage and re-engineering their supply chains to operate more efficiently and profitably.
Currently Rone is the Senior Managing Director of Supply Chain & Procurement at Service Corporation International, Inc. (SCI, North America’s largest single provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services). With over 2,000 locations and 24,000 employees in 45 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Rone is responsible for all Procurement and Supply Chain activities at SCI. Rone oversees a dedicated team of individuals that manage over $1.2 billion in spend and supports our 2,000 locations with product and service support. Rone is also responsible for continuous process improvement having moved SCI from a decentralized purchasing company to a center-led end to end supply chain organization to Leverage Scale, one of the three major strategies for the corporation.
The supply chain team at SCI is responsible for the procurement and management of all direct, Indirect spend including one of the largest commercial fleets in North America, utilities, products, services, etc. Rone is also the co-owner of Procure to Pay and Inventory management with Accounting, Vendor Management among other functions. Rone and his team have been instrumental in driving out millions in product costs and expenses as well as driving large revenue increases for SCI.
John Troxel, Director, KPMG LLP (former CPO of the State of Pennsylvania)
John Troxel is a Director with KPMG’S Procurement and Operations Advisory team where he serves as the solution leader for their Organizational Effectiveness and Procurement Education Academy solutions. He has thirty-five years of hands-on and management experience in strategic sourcing, category management, materials management, supplier quality, supply chain management, procurement, e-Procurement, contract negotiations and development, strategic planning, change management, and organizational transformation and development. He also has thirteen years’ experience developing the curriculum for and teaching a variety of MBA courses.
Duncan Jones, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Duncan contributes to Forrester's offerings for Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals and for Application Development and Delivery Professionals. He is a leading expert on business application strategies and how to get the most from strategic software partners, including packaged applications, SaaS, and custom development. By researching enterprises' experiences in dealing with key software providers, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, Duncan helps clients create sound sourcing strategies, nurture better supplier relationships, and get better outcomes from their strategic software investments. He also advises software providers on pricing strategies and commercial trends.
Duncan is also a leading expert on ePurchasing applications, such as eProcurement and supplier risk and performance management (SRPM), with a particular focus on the increasing overlaps and conflicts between ePurchasing and sell-side B2B eCommerce. He advises clients on their application strategy in these areas, how to make good choices between alternative solution providers, and how to get the best results from implementation.
Prior to joining Forrester in 2006, Duncan worked for seven years for QAD, an international provider of enterprise solutions for manufacturing companies, in various product management and product marketing roles. Most recently, he had global responsibility for radical changes to QAD's pricing and licensing strategy.
Duncan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and then joined Courtaulds, a diverse multinational manufacturing company. In 10 years with Courtaulds, he held various line finance and IT roles before becoming project manager in a corporate team, managing systems-enabled business improvement projects around the world.
Raja Hammoud, Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Coupa
Raja is Vice President of Product Marketing and Management at Coupa, and drives the product portfolio’s strategy & roadmap. She leads Coupa’s Product teams, including product management, user experience and product marketing. Since 2012, Raja has led Coupa through expansion of the depth and breadth of its Organic cloud suite, which resulted in the launch of 6 new products, and 100’s of new features and enhancements driving increased adoption and efficiencies across the customer base.
Todd Dooley, Former VP of Finance
Todd Dooley is Former VP of Finance for H&R Block, a leading tax preparation company. Todd is leading the establishment of a company-wide focus on operational excellence, which includes improving the company’s productivity efforts and analytics as well as the company’s sourcing and field logistics teams.
Todd has 20+ years in a variety of finance and accounting roles at Ceridian, IBM and 3M ranging from auditing, controllership, pricing, financial analysis, financial consolidations, shared services, customer and product profitability, and FP&A systems. Todd was the Director of Global Finance Transformation at Stanley Black and Decker in 2013 and 2014 and SVP of Finance at Ceridian from 2006-2012.
He was also a Captain in the Air Force and was a decorated ICBM commander. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Notre Dame and a master’s in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was the leader and co-inventor of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, an important measure of the pulse of the U.S. economy.
Ryan Flynn, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Ryan is a Partner in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain practice, with nearly 15 years of experience helping global companies improve their sourcing and procurement efficiency and effectiveness. He leads Deloitte’s Global CPO Survey, as well as the firm’s Supply Chain Risk Practice.
He specializes in leading large-scale, technology-enabled procurement transformation programs and has experience with a range of procurement technology solutions, including Coupa.
Wim Goossens, Manager Global Purchase to Pay Project, Philip Morris International
Wim Goossens gained experience in many domains of procurement during his long career at Philip Morris International, where he held various functions at both affiliate as well as central level. As head of indirect procurement for EU Region he introduced a new organization model based on the front-, mid- and back-office concept and created a European Procurement Center in Krakow, Poland where the company’s transactional and sourcing activities were centralized.
At this moment Wim is leading PMI’s global purchase to pay project that aims at a worldwide implementation of Coupa in a 3 years program.
Michael Jacobs, Chief Procurement Officer, Staples
Michael Jacobs is Vice President of Global Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer at Staples. Jacobs is responsible for $3 billion of non-merchandise purchases across North America and Europe, as well as outsourced supplier relationships accounting for approximately 2400 resources. Jacobs has 30 years of experience that includes a combination of consulting and industry expertise, with a particular specialization in procurement transformation, outsourcing and G&A cost reduction.
Jacobs has held previous Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) roles at Best Buy, Eastman Kodak and Accenture. As a partner with several top tier consulting firms, including A.T. Kearney, Accenture and AlixPartners, Jacobs has led transformation programs at dozens of companies across multiple industry sectors, with a strong focus on financial services, consumer and retail. Michael earned a Master of Business Administration with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science with honors in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Bertrand Leopold, Program Manager, Law and Compliance, Philip Morris International
Bertrand Leopold spent the past 20 years with Philip Morris International in various functions, such as audit, finance, information services and lately supply chain at local affiliates and HQ levels.
Bertrand has a wide project / program management experience and led a number of Regional and Global projects, such as SAP deployments, eDiscovery, Contract Management and more recently Vendor Master Data centralization and harmonization.
Bertrand is currently leading the Process & Solution team and pilot implementation in Switzerland (HQ, factory and market), within PMI’s global purchase to pay project.
Stephen Nied, Senior Operating Advisor at Francisco Partners
Stephen delivers broad enterprise improvements in supply chain, operations, growth strategies, and financial management with exceptional analytical, organizational, technical skills, and strong record of translating insights into actions that generate significant profit improvement. Stephen has demonstrated success in driving change in large, complex enterprises. His sector expertise includes Software, Hardware, Information Services, Telecommunications, and Industrial Technology.
At his current job, Stephen reports to President of Francisco Partners Consulting. He has built and manages a cross-portfolio procurement program which provides their portfolio companies with excellent suppliers; offers better pricing, service and terms & conditions than they can get on their own; and is saving tens of millions of dollars in cost and countless hours that otherwise would be spent on supplier selection, negotiation and vendor management. Stephen works closely with many of the company’s portfolio companies on procurement and supply chain operating improvement and work with deal teams on diligence, on-boarding and exits. He also runs effective cross-portfolio communities with CIOs, legal leaders, financial execs and procurement leaders. Stephan has developed private equity programs for employee benefits, commercial insurance, travel, HR services, financial services, real estate, freight & logistics, legal services, office & facilities, IT procurement and other expense categories.
Ron Pachura, VP Finance Transformation, Fiserv
Ron Pachura leads the corporate finance transformation effort at Fiserv, a publicly-held leading provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry. Pachura is managing the implementation of the finance function re-design and reorganization in order to secure greater productivity and enhanced people opportunities for the global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) organization.
Before Fiserv, Pachura led the technology and finances for First Data’s Prepaid Retail Business. He also worked for several public accounting firms (Andersen, E&Y) as an executive and as a partner (Clifton Gunderson). Pachura completed an Executive Leadership program at Northwestern University, earned a Master’s of Accountancy at DePaul University. He also received a Master’s in Management Information Systems and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and maintains an active license.
Sharon Spina, Director, KPMG LLP and former CPO of Novartis Consumer Health
Sharon is an experienced Procurement Executive viewed as a value added business partner, with extensive experience and a proven record of success in leading change initiatives in all areas of sourcing, including, Supply Chain, Marketing, Professional Services, Corporate Goods and Services, and Facilities within both a developing and a permanent, ongoing organization. Expertise in sourcing, complex contract negotiations, finance, accounting, and audit.
Sharon has over 20 years of strategic sourcing and procurement, supply chain management experience and business unit/P&L leadership experience in consulting and FORTUNE 500 life sciences corporations.
Paul Tuxford, Head of Client CTI, Avaloq
Paul Tuxford is the head of client change, transformation, and integration initiatives (CTI) at Avaloq, a global Fintech banking software and outsource service provider.
The CTI Division designs, builds and deploys the Avaloq Core and Front banking solutions to successfully meet business requirements of client banks located in Switzerland or worldwide. Tuxford brings a robust body of knowledge in managing global IT initiatives that span project operations in numerous countries, transforming business operations via the use of technology at scale.
He previously held a C-suite position for a US$4B+ benevolent fund to address AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria around the world. His business savvy has allowed him to best understand sophisticated business needs and negotiate service contracts with the likes of Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Swisscom, amongst others.
Tuxford graduated from the Royal Australian Air Force after serving honorably for seven years. He earned his bachelor’s degree of science in computer science from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an M.B.A. in international business from The University of Queensland, Australia.
J. Tyson Popp, Vice President and CPO Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
J. Tyson Popp is currently the vice president and chief procurement officer (CPO) at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: MNK). Mallinckrodt is a dynamic growth organization in the specialty pharmaceutical sector.
Since 2014, Popp has worked for Mallinckrodt where he architected and oversaw the transformation of the procurement organization. He is responsible for global direct and indirect procurement, real estate, facilities, and corporate security.
Popp has nearly 20 years procurement experience with varying responsibilities from Category Management through CPO. He also has held vice president roles in operations strategy, supply chain, and research & development. Prior to Mallinckrodt, Popp has worked at Johnson & Johnson, Amgen Inc., and West Pharmaceutical Services.
Popp earned a bachelor’s of science degree packaging science from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management, with a concentration in finance and strategy. He is also a Past President and Executive Committee Member of the premier pharmaceutical business development association, Drug Chemical and Associated Technologies (DCAT).
Bob Worrall, Sr. Vice President & CIO, Juniper
Bob Worrall is senior vice president and chief information officer at Juniper where he leads the company’s global information technology team. In this role, Worrall is responsible for the ongoing enhancement of the company’s IT infrastructure and applications architectures to support the growth objectives. He and his team are also responsible for showcasing Juniper’s use of its technologies to the world.
Prior to joining Juniper in 2015, Worrall was senior vice president and chief information officer at NVIDIA with responsibility for deploying innovative technologies to enhance employee productivity and improve cost efficiencies. He also spent more than two decades at Sun Microsystems, including six years as chief information officer. He also held a variety of roles in Sun’s IT organization, including vice president of applications and vice president of IT operations. Worrall has extensive international business experience, including a two-year assignment in The Netherlands.
Worrall earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, East Bay.
Jake Adger, Director of Product Marketing, Coupa
Jake has 14 years of experience bringing enterprise software products to market. Jake manages product Go-To-Market activities at Coupa, including the monthly One Vision webinars that bring customers together with leaders from the product team. Jake also writes various papers and articles on spend management. Prior to Coupa, Jake worked at RealtyTrac, SuccessFactors, and Deloitte Consulting. Jake holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.
Amit Duvedi, Vice President of Business Strategy, Coupa
Amit Duvedi is Vice President of Business Strategy at Coupa. He has eighteen years of experience in helping companies across industries discover and realize differentiated business value and competitive advantage by deploying technology. Amit’s areas of focus include board ready business cases, business process performance benchmarking, business strategy and thought leadership.
Prior to Coupa, Amit worked at SAP and McKinsey. He has an MBA from University of Chicago and degrees in Engineering from University of Connecticut and the Indian Institute of Technology.
Markus Hornburg, VP Global Product Compliance, Coupa
Markus has over 17 years experience in electronic document compliance. He actively participated in the creation of the very first legislation regarding e-Invoicing and eArchiving in Switzerland and helped shape the legislative processes in other countries like Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, India and the EU. He maintains working relationships with more than 25 tax administrations around the Globe and his in-depth understanding of the legal environment spans more than 80 countries.
Over the past 15 years he worked for many multinational companies in various roles, guiding them through their projects regarding process optimization and redesign, process compliance and governance as well as working capital optimization.
Paddy Lawton. Founder of Spend360, General Manager of Coupa Spend
Paddy started Spend360 5 years ago to make the world of spend visibility a more automated and accurate place using machine and deep learning techniques. We have a vision of a fully automated machine that learns from every engagement we do to classify transaction data and normalise supplier names. We have got very close to that vision and are still improving the machine (known as ORAC) to get to that event horizon. Based in the UK.
Prior to Spend360, Paddy founded a reverse auction business called digital union (which is now part of Bravo Solution) which provided auction facilities in the early to mid ’00s to 100+ retailers worldwide. Paddy is an AI practitioner educationally with a degree in Cognitive Computer Science but was told to move to Sales early on in his career - a strong hint about his technical expertise.
Donna Wilczek, Vice President, Strategy and Product Marketing
Donna brings over fifteen years experience in SaaS product companies in roles across product management, services, marketing and sales working with customers ranging from Fortune 100 to mid-enterprise. She is a dynamic leader that is passionate about making customers successful. Donna started at Coupa in 2011 and her current role at Coupa focuses her talents on the product strategy and marketing; bringing innovative product solutions to the market that solve global spend management business challenges elegantly. Previously at Coupa, Donna held roles as VP, Customer Experience and VP, Global Professional Services.
In her time at Coupa, she has continually worked with cross-functional teams from sales to marketing and led professional services teams to implementation success in over 100 customer go-lives. Prior to Coupa, Donna was the Director of Shared Services at TriNet where she was responsible for the company's Travel, Procurement and Facilities departments. Earlier in her career, she worked at companies such as IBM and Accenture.
Chris Chadwick, Director of Procurement, Indirect, Global Supplier Network Division, Caterpillar
After completing his Bachelor's Degree in 1986, Chris joined Leyland-Daf, the Anglo Dutch on-highway truck and van company, in a purchasing role. He worked in a number of purchasing roles in both production and after-market, which included a Joint Venture project with Renault. Chris then joined Volkswagen Group in 1992 working in their Global Purchasing Team based in the UK.
Chris joined Perkins Engines in 1995 as Purchasing Manager on the team that was responsible for planning and developing a new sub 50hp engine line with the Japanese Partner ISM. In this role he was responsible for developing the European supply base to supply the new UK assembly facility. Chris also led the team responsible for developing the turbocharger sourcing strategy for both Perkins and Caterpillar following the acquisition of Perkins by Caterpillar.
Since 1999 Chris has held a variety of Management Roles at Caterpillar including, Category Manager - Engine Purchasing, General Manager of the ISM/Perkins Engine JV, Electric Power Purchasing Manager and Parts Purchasing Manager, and then Component Product Manager, where he had marketing and design control for Caterpillar filters & fluids worldwide.
In 2008, Chris established and lead the Enterprise Cost Reduction Team driving down the cost of production and purchased materials and indirect spend.
In July 2010, Chris assumed the position as General Manager of Caterpillar OEM Solutions Group and in January of 2014 was given the additional responsibility of Caterpillar’s Defense and Federal Products Group.
January of 2015 Chris became the Director and General Manager of the Global On-Highway Truck Group and remained in this position until March of 2016 when it was announced Cat would be exiting the business.
In March 2016, Chris assumed his present position of Director of Indirect Procurement within the Global Network Supply Division. In October 2016, he also assumed responsibility for Global Facilities.
For 91 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.
Doug Gish, SC&MO National Service Line Leader, Deloitte
Doug has over 24 years of industry and consulting experience in supply chain and production operations management, primarily focused on engineered product companies. His expertise is in the areas of lean production systems, supply chain optimization, and the application of lean operating methods to engineering processes. He has spent most of his career focused in the aerospace and industrial products sectors including roles in product engineering, operations management, and program management.
Doug previously led our manufacturing strategy and operations service offering and most recently served as the leader of our Industrial Products and Services industry sub-segment. He has led multiple large scale production system improvement programs in the US and globally as well as initiatives for SC&MO including the Supply Chain Analytics Strategy and the 3DP/Additive Manufacturing commercialization effort. He continues to serve as the LCP for Caterpillar.
Michael Benvenuto, Chief Procurement Office & Head of Strategic Optimization, Aon Plc
Michael Benvenuto is the chief procurement officer (CPO) and head of strategic optimization for Aon Plc. As a senior leader, Benvenuto has more than 18 years of experience driving organizational impact through strategic sourcing, supply chain management, business and information technology offshoring & outsourcing, operating model development & delivery and shared service business transformation.
In his current role, Benvenuto is responsible for leading forward-thinking global spend management across 120 countries and $3B in spend. In addition, he also leads the internal business consulting practice which drives the adoption of optimized global delivery functions across business and shared service functions.
Prior to joining Aon in 2008, Benvenuto has held various leadership positions across financial services focused on supply chain strategy, strategic sourcing, offshoring & outsourcing. Results over the course of his six years at a large US bank resulted in savings and efficiency gains in excess of $1 billion.
Benvenuto earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Ithaca College. He is a member of ClearEdge Partners Advisory Board.
Stacey Taylor, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, MGM Resorts International
Stacey Taylor is the senior vice president and chief procurement officer at MGM Resorts International where she provides leadership and strategic vision to global procurement. Currently, Taylor is implementing a companywide procurement program inclusive of sourcing, purchasing, and supplier management to optimize financial savings impact and to improve associated processes to drive efficiency.
Taylor has nearly 30 years of experience in procurement, purchasing and sourcing and has served in leadership positions from 2006-2015 with ConAgra Foods. She most recently worked as vice president of integration at ConAgra Foods, where she handled the design and implementation of a procurement integration plan following the company’s acquisition of Ralcorp. Prior to that, Taylor served as ConAgra’s vice president of ingredients and vice president of indirect & capital services. Taylor’s previous experience also includes nearly a decade of work with Tyco International, including as director of global sourcing and director of global travel.
Taylor earned an M.B.A. from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass., and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.
She previously served as the director of YWCA Omaha, president of The Nebraska High School Lacrosse Association, and member of the Great Plains Minority Supplier Diversity Council, and the New England Minority Supplier Diversity Council.
Brian Kinion, Chief Financial Officer, Marketo
Brian Kinion is the chief financial officer at Marketo where he is responsible for global financial reporting and compliance, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and driving continuous process and system improvements to support the company’s growing operations.
Kinion has more than 25 years of experience in leading finance organizations in public and private companies during periods of rapid growth and cash constraints, including 3 IPO’s. Prior to joining Marketo, Brian held a variety of finance leadership roles at SuccessFactors (acquired by SAP), CoTherix, Inc. (acquired by Actelion Pharmaceuticals), ClearSwift, and DigitalThink, among others.
He has established an expertise in SaaS/Cloud business modeling, reporting and planning after supporting high growth subscription businesses at both SuccessFactors (acquired by SAP in 2012) and Marketo (taken private by Vista Equity Partners in 2016).
He began his career as an auditor at KPMG, earned a bachelor’s of science in accounting and an MBA (finance concentration) from St. Mary’s College of California.
Victor Tung, Chief Information Officer, Corporate & International, BMO Financial Group
Victor Tung joined BMO in 2012 as the business manager for technology. He progressively took on more responsibilities cumulating to his latest appointment as the Chief Information Officer of Corporate & International for BMO Financial Group. He is responsible for the technology solutions delivery for Human Resources, Marketing, Legal, Compliance, Procurement, AML, Corporate and International Technology. Tung also provides horizontal services including business management, and he is the first line of defense for all technology.
Prior to BMO, Tung held various roles at CIBC where he has held senior technology and business management positions within the retail, banking, wealth and capital markets. Tung led teams in Strategy & Planning, Client Services, Quality Assurance, Risk Management and Information Security.
Tung is a Certified Information Security Auditor. He earned an HBA in economics/public policy, a MSC in Computer Science, and an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Business. Most recently, Tung earned a Master’s in Law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
Dawn Tiura, CEO & President, Sourcing Industry Group
Dawn Tiura is the President and CEO of Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), the world’s largest association representing Global 1,000 companies, with a combined spend of $17 trillion USD in sourcing and outsourcing. SIG’s goal is to elevate the strategic impact of these organizations on their company’s top and bottom lines. Dawn is also the President of SIG University, an online and in-person training and education organization that offers certifications in Sourcing, Governance and Risk, competency assessments and Vested Sourcing techniques. Dawn also heads the Sourcing International Group, Ltd, located in the UK, which is the parent company for Outsource Magazine and SIG Europe, Middle East and Africa.
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Dawn has over 25 years leadership experience, with the past 15 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as founder and CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm, focused on early Silicon Valley enterprises and high wealth individuals. Dawn is the proud mother of four and actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children’s issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MS in International Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Mickey North Rizza, Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce, IDC Research, Inc.
Mickey North Rizza is program vice president for IDC’s Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce research practice. She leads a team of analysts responsible for IDC’s coverage of the next generation of enterprise applications including ERP, financial applications, procurement, supply chain automation project and portfolio management, enterprise asset management, services resource planning (SRP) and related project-based solutions software and the digital commerce business network. In her role, Mickey and the team advises clients on ERP and i-ERP systems and associated applications, and digital commerce with a focus on the key trends, opportunities, innovation and the IT and Business Buyer concerns and requirements.
Ravi Thakur, Senior Vice President, Services, Customers Success and Adoption
Prior to joining Coupa, Ravi spent over ten years at Oracle building and leading a variety of teams in the applications product line. He was instrumental in leading a number of cross functional teams to streamline the product management and development processes after the Peoplesoft, Siebel, and JDE acquisitions.
Throughout his career, he has worked with hundreds of companies, from small companies to the largest and most complex global organizations in the world, to ensure successful deployments of spend management solutions. He has also held responsibility for hosting infrastructure and operational processes for Oracle Exchange, Oracle’s first multi-tenant SaaS offering in 2000 along with Coupa's Cloud Service.
Ravi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science & Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
Bryan Doepken Sourcing & Procurement Senior Manager, Accenture
Bryan is a leader in the Sourcing and Procurement Practice at Accenture, focused on driving business transformation for his clients. He has 16 years of deep experience in source to pay processes and technologies across a wide variety of industries including life sciences, state government, financial services, resources, transportation, and retail. He graduated with a BBA in Management Information Systems from Baylor University.
Dale A. Welcome, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, World Vision International
Dale A. Welcome joined World Vision International (WVI), an international nongovernmental organization (iNGO) in 2010 to lead global enterprise business transformation and application deployments. Currently, Dale’s leadership is driving a global business and technology transformation to implement WVI’s first automated supply chain solution to address the organization’s $600 million in annual spend. WVI is implementing Coupa supply chain technology along with a complete business transformation to be deployed across six continents in sixty-five countries with the objectives of reducing cost, enabling increased strategic sourcing and planning, improving efficiency and effectiveness and improving internal controls.
Prior to joining WVI, Dale led Intel’s installation of PeopleSoft across the enterprise for 100,000 employees in 40 countries as well as implemented various other technologies within the HR organization. Dale managed Payroll, Global Mobility, Immigration, Global Corporate Travel, and Expense Reimbursement organizations leading them all through significant change and improvements to meet the demands of the high tech industry.
John Dreyer, President & CEO, The Shelby Group
John Dreyer brings a unique combination of Fortune 500 management and entrepreneurial leadership experience to his role as President and CEO of The Shelby Group.
From his vantage point as a finance expert, business executive, information systems practitioner and industry leader, John offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the challenges faced by Shelby’s clients. He has, for example, been instrumental in helping to drive transformation initiatives for clients in a wide variety of industry sectors, including financial services, entertainment and global humanitarian relief. John maintains an active and ongoing dialogue with senior leaders at Shelby client organizations, technology partners and industry groups. Insights from these experiences and relationships have been instrumental in shaping the evolution of Shelby’s services, partnerships, thought leadership and growth.
John’s diverse career experience includes executive positions for Bank of America, AT&T and Renaissance, a global consulting firm. In 1999, John founded SkilGroup, a company that he nurtured to become one of the fastest growing IT staffing companies in the nation. Indecon Solutions acquired SkilGroup in 2010. John has also served as Board Chairman and President of TechServe Alliance, the IT Services industry’s leading association.
Alexander Valentin, Global Procurement Analyst, Michael Kors
Alex is the Global Procurement Analyst at Michael Kors where he administers several of the company’s financial information systems, including Coupa. In his role, Alex assists with the implementation of Coupa to various regions of the world, while leading the Supplier Enablement aspect of each rollout. He is also responsible for administering various modules in Coupa, while acting as the main point of contact for internal stakeholders and suppliers globally. In addition to his Coupa responsibilities, Alex acts as an analytical resource for several sourcing managers.
Prior to joining Michael Kors in 2015, Alex was a Procurement Coordinator at Ralph Lauren where he assisted in the rollout of a cloud-based financial application similar to Coupa. Additionally, he acted as the main resource to troubleshoot purchase order and invoice issues on a daily basis. He also held Co-Op position at Johnson&Johnson and an internship at Wakefern Food Corp.
Alex earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Supply Chain and Marketing Sciences, with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship.
Amy Fong, Senior Procurement Advisor and P2P Program Leader, The Hackett Group
Ms. Fong is an Associate Principal in The Hackett Group’s Procurement Executive Advisory program and Program Leader for the Purchase to Pay Advisory Program. She has 20 years of experience in both industry and consulting with a focus on procurement, supply chain and organizational effectiveness.
Amy helps business leaders to improve source to pay processes, manage complex supply chain partnerships, and mature their organization’s service delivery model. She performs extensive primary research on the source to pay and operations space and has authored numerous publications.
Ms. Fong holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BS from Syracuse University.
Phil Foti, Senior Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa
Phil joined Coupa as a Senior Value Solutions Consultant in 2014 after 20+ years in Spend Management & Enterprise Software. He has been part of the last several major waves and disruptions, moving through Mainframe, Client/Server, Mobile & Cloud technology with leaders such as Borland, Netscape, Good Technology & Ariba.
He led a small Spend Management boutique practice specializing in Source-to-Pay and Visibility projects, and now helps large, global enterprises realize how to define and achieve success and Measurable Business Value with Coupa.
Joseph Hopkins, Healthcare Life Sciences Procurement and Operations Advisory, KPMG US
Joseph previously served as the Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations at Allergan, where he established, led, and successfully oversaw the Company’s indirect spend verticals. During Joseph’s near 10 years at Allergan, his management style enabled him to develop global processes, methodologies, and tools with which to manage resources, budget-planning activities, supply chain, and strategic sourcing initiatives. Prior to Allergan, while at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), his responsibilities included creating and managing the procurement function’s systemic platform designed to automate sourcing and bidding processes and methodologies. He also led and implemented key change management and best practice initiatives that enabled GSK’s global strategic sourcing and procurement function to maximize its influence across the entire company.
Having served in executive management roles at three Fortune 500 corporations, Joseph brings a unique leadership and extensive knowledge to ensure world-class development and implementation of key client engagement practices.
Stacey D. Lawson, Sr. Manager, ESM Operations, Capital One
Stacey currently works as a Senior Manager on Capital One’s Enterprise Supplier Management (ESM) Operations Team. In this role, he leads Supplier Enablement and Support Center efforts which focus on developing strategy, process, and infrastructure that ensure all associates and suppliers are enabled to transact at Capital One.
Since joining Capital One in 1999, Stacey has served in various roles for the company, most recently as the lead for Supplier Diversity.
Stacey is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia.
Lori Webber, eProcurement Coordinator, XPO Logistics
Lori is a member of the small team that selected, configured, implemented and continues to manage Coupa's global implementation at XPO. She has spoken at previous Inspire conferences on best practices for supplier enablement, e-invoicing, and custom PO layouts.
Prior to XPO, Lori deployed contract management and BOM software, negotiated and managed IP agreements, and performed M&A due diligence and integrations at Automatic Data Processing (ADP).
Larry Nelson, Senior eProcurement Coordinator, XPO Logistics
Larry has been meshing eProcurement systems and spend analytics systems with procurement processes for two decades.
Prior to joining XPO Logistics (formerly Con-way, Inc.), Larry transformed purchasing at Nike to electronic procurement and then followed up with implementation of a global spend analytics platform. He partnered with his three teammates on XPO’s ePro Team to implement Coupa in 2013, moving from an outdated legacy eprocurement platform to the best in class solution.
Thomas Kase, Director of Content Development & Thought Leadership, Coupa
Thomas is director of content development and thought leadership at Coupa. Before joining Coupa, Thomas was VP of Research at Spend Matters where he analyzed and covered upstream solution providers.
Prior to Spend Matters, Thomas was involved in the technical, services, and sales efforts in the areas of spend analytics, strategic sourcing, contracting and supply base management at Procuri as well as AECsoft USA.
With a truly diverse background, from a Japanese manufacturing company in Osaka, Japan, where he spent 6 years in industry prior to attending Yale’s School of Management (SOM). He left SOM early to start a B2B ecommerce enabler for US retailers – specifically bringing them to the Japanese market with localized language, IT technology, payment abilities, customer support, and marketing as differentiators.
Adam Alphin, Sr Director, Supplier Enablement Services, Coupa
Adam has 13 yrs experience in Sourcing services, GPO leadership, Procurement Consulting and P2P technology implementations. His team's mission is to simply maximize supplier adoption on the Coupa platform. He has a particular love for e-invoicing and is excited about a future where AP experts no longer have to key in manual invoices, and wants to play a significant role in solving that very big problem.
Prior to Coupa, Adam worked for KPMG, and Perfect Commerce. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Todd Ford, Chief Financial Officer, Coupa
Todd is the CFO of Coupa, and oversees the company’s financial operations. Prior to Coupa, Todd served as CFO of MobileIron, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2014, and was responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations.
Todd was a Founding General Partner at Broken Arrow Venture Capital, where he invested in early-stage companies. He also previously served as CFO and President of Rackable Systems Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International Corp) where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenues to more than $350 million in revenues as a publicly traded company. Todd has also held various management and financial positions with several technology companies including Raster Graphics and Cadence Design Systems. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Todd currently sits on the Board of Directors for Performant Financial Corporation. Todd earned a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.
Justin Mehta, Director of Product Management - Data and Insights, Coupa
Justin is the Director of Product Management of Analytics and Insights at Coupa. Justin is an accomplished product manager with over 15 years of bringing innovative products to B2C and B2B markets. Justin manages the Coupa Analytics platform which allows customers to discover strategic insights in their spend management processes. Prior to Coupa, Justin launched SaaS solutions focused on analyzing consumer purchasing behavior for leading CPGs and retailers.
Justin holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business, Washington University at St. Louis and a BS in Engineering from N.C. State University in Raleigh.
Fred Bowen, Managing Director of Global Sales, Corporate Technology, Sabre
Fred Bowen is Managing Director of Global Sales for Corporate Technology at Sabre. In this role he leads a corporate sales team that is responsible for the leading global online booking technology - - GetThere; as well as TripCase; SafePoint; Prism Avion, and the Sabre GDS.
He possess over 25 years of experience in travel and eCommerce technology, leading sales and business development efforts for companies such as American Airlines, AOL, as well as a few start-up technology businesses.
Fred enjoys traveling with his wife Barbara who fly’s internationally for American Airlines as a Flight Attendant. They have two children and reside in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Arnoud Colignon, Vice President, Finance Shared Services, Veolia North America
Arnaud Colignon is Vice President of Finance Shared Services at Veolia North America. Arnaud has been with Veolia in various finance roles for 24 years. Arnaud regularly oversees T&E projects and has helped Veolia through the transition from Concur to Coupa for Expense Management.
Declan Holzman, Strategic Sourcing Manager of Technology, Groupon
Declan Holzman is Strategic Sourcing Manager of Technology at Groupon. Declan has been with Groupon for 5 years, working in various procurement roles. Declan currently leads operations and procurement for major technology vendors at Groupon and manages the Coupa platform.
JR Miller, Senior Vice President of Finance, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
JR Miller is senior vice president of finance at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Miller has been with LLS for 16 years and works from the National Office in Rye Brook, NY.
At LLS, Miller is responsible for accounting, investments, financial systems, and treasury functions. He has implemented recently Coupa, NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, and Concur with a technology strategy to move to the cloud in order to mitigate IT risks, improve process efficiencies and utilize intuitive “best-in-class” solutions. Miller also has the role of being president and CEO of PearlPoint Cancer Support, Inc., a subsidiary of LLS.
Prior to joining LLS, Miller was in corporate accounting with David C. Cook, a not-for-profit publishing company, and an internal auditor for Farm Family Insurance Companies.
Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Gordon College and is a member of the AICPA not-for-profit interest group.
Simon Hurst, Senior Value Solutions Consultant, Coupa
Simon has been a Value Solutions Consultant at Coupa for the past 2 years having previously worked at a consultancy implementing Coupa in EMEA. Working with prospective customers, Simon is passionate about discovering the value that companies are trying to achieve with Coupa and ensuring this is reflected through both the solution and the relationship with Coupa.
Sunny Manivannan, General Manager of Coupa Expenses, Coupa
Sunny Manivannan is General Manager of Coupa Expenses at Coupa Software. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the success and growth of Coupa's expense management business. Sunny joined Coupa in 2015 through the acquisition of ZenPurchase, an enterprise software startup he founded and led.
Prior to founding ZenPurchase, Sunny was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advised Fortune 500 executives on a broad range of topics including marketing and sales optimization, post-merger integration, and change management. Sunny started his career at General Electric, where he focused on R&D for military and commercial aircraft engines.
Sunny holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sanket Naik, Vice President of Global Cloud Operations and Security, Coupa
Sanket is Vice President of Global Cloud Operations and Security at Coupa and leads the organization responsible for delivering Coupa’s cloud-based enterprise applications. Since 2009, he has grown the Coupa infrastructure from an early startup stage to a massive global scale while meeting the compliance requirements of global enterprise customers. Prior to Coupa, Sanket was the Chief Technology Officer at Crescendant, a boutique technology services firm with industry leading clients like HP, Cisco, and Qualys. Earlier in his career, he held security and engineering roles at Qualys and Lockheed Martin.
Sanket has a MS in Computer Science from Purdue University and a BE in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Ross Roberts, Vice President of Release Management, Salesforce.com
Ross has led Release Management at Salesforce since 2008. Ross’ teams prioritize a seamless experience for customers while scaling change for rapid growth and promoting continuous delivery. His teams have reduced the window for major releases from 6 hours to less than 5 minutes, introduced a 12 month rolling calendar of change on Salesforce’s public Trust site, embraced continuous delivery with daily releases, and reduced the number of customer impacting issues as the volume of change continues to increase with each release. Prior to Salesforce, Ross held leadership positions in product management, quality assurance, sales engineering and business development.
Richard Landerholm, e-Procurement Manager, Global Supply Chain, Woodward, Inc.
Richard Landerholm has worked in Indirect Global Supply Chain at Woodward, Inc. for the last 12 years and has a diverse background that includes the management of spend data, global procurement programs, and robust strategic sourcing initiatives. He has held various roles including buyer, supplier manager, sourcing manager, program specialist and e-procurement manager.
In his tenure at Woodward, Richard has successfully managed indirect suppliers, supply chain coordinators, corporate card programs, internal business processes, data analytics as well as managed Woodward’s Coupa system since implementation in April 2013.
Richard is currently conducting a feasibility study to implement Coupa in Woodward’s European locations as well as leading the implementation of SIM to modernize supplier management for indirect suppliers.
Richard’s expertise with Coupa are in implementation strategies, system configuration, supplier onboarding (cXML, CSP & SAN), system analytics, help desk management, training, workflows & development.
Blessen Kurian, Global Procure to Pay Process Owner, BD
Blessen Kurian is a Process Owner within the Procure to Pay space with a focus on improving efficiency and productivity through technology and analytics. Blessen’s experiences include consulting to and leading global initiatives with the US Government, Aerospace & Defense, and Medical Technology industries.
Brian Pellegrin, Director of Financial Application Support, Service Corporation International
Brian currently serves as Director of Financial Application Support for Service Corporation International (SCI, North America’s largest single provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services). Brian’s teams are responsible for supporting the Company’s Financial Systems. Brian has 19 years of IT experience starting from entry level PC Break / Fix roles, Project Manager, Managing an IT PMO to ultimately owning support for a variety of business and financial applications through the years. Brian recently served as the IT Lead for SCI’s successful implementation in July 2017 of Oracle’s ERP Cloud. SCI has over 2,000 operating locations, $3Billion in Revenue and more than 23,000 associates. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University.
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