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Presentation Materials for the ISM2017 Annual Supply Management Conference

ISM 2017 Annual Conference
Location - Orlando, FL


Thank you for attending the ISM2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Here are the presentations that have been shared with us and have been approved by the speakers represented. As more are provided, we will be adding them to the site.

*Please note that some of the sessions are panels and may only be sharing a few slides about themselves. There are others where we are not permitted to share the slides however, the speakers are willing to connect with you after the event.


Navigating and Networking ISM2017

  • Tammy Matthews -  Education Manager, Institute for Suppy Management


Procurement Transformation - Is a GPO right for your organization?

  • William Dorn -  Vice President, Operations, Source One Management Services, LLC
  • Brian Geraghty -  AVP, Business Development, CoreTrust
  • Eric Germa -  SVP, Strategic Procurement, Macy's
  • Mike McDonald -  Executive Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Prime Advantage
  • Steve Miller -  President, Sourcing Fuel, LLC
  • Scott Dever -  VP, Member Development, Corporate United


The Economic Case for Sustainable Practices

  • Moderators:
  • Susanna Zhu -  Chief Procurement Officer, The Hershey Company
  • Panelists:
  • Brian Jones -  Nestle North America Responsible Sourcing Manager, Nestle
  • John Kerr -  Global Sourcing Operations & Finance Leader, Owens Corning
  • Chae-Ung Um -  Corporate Senior Vice President, Global Procurement Strategy & General Procurement Function Division, LG Electronics


Supplier Innovation

  • Presenters:
  • Shantanu Das - Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Ines Grund - Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Ashish Kothari - Partner, McKinsey & Company


Emerging Procurement Technology: Data Analytics and Cognitive Analytics

  • Thomas Y. Choi, Ph.D. - Professor and Executive Director, ASU and CAPS Research


Do you have a 360 degree view of your suppliers?

  • Roger Blumberg - Chief Commercial Officer, POOL4TOOL
  • Bill DeMartino - General Manager, North America, riskmethods
  • James Gellert - Chairman & CEO, Rapid Ratings International
  • Daniel Perry - Senior Account Executive, EcoVadis
  • Edda Rottscheidt - Director, Market Planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions


Steel Markets Respond to a Changing Geopolitical Landscape

  • John Anton - Director, Steel Analytics, IHS Markit


Signature Session: Be a Hero in Boom Times Not Just in Bust Times

  • Patrick Connaughton - Senior Research Director, The Hackett Group


Signature Session: Shift the Focus to Change the Results: Procurement’s Opportunities to Grow the Top-Line

  • Sam Dowell - Vice President, Commercial Procurement, Pfizer
  • Eric Shobe, CPSM - Vice President, Procurement Worldwide R&D, Pfizer


Signature Session: Accelerating Your Career Path with “Insides” from Procurement Leaders

  • Moderators:
  • Nina Vaca - Chairman & CEO, Pinnacle Group
  • Lisa Edwards - EVP, Global Corporate Services, Salesforce
  • Mariano Legaz - SVP & Chief Procurement Officer, Sprint
  • Mark Pringle - Senior Vice President, Dell EMC


“Lean” Systems in Supply Management: Driving a culture of continuous improvement to increase performance

  • Shawn Burkle -  Purchasing Development Executive, Rolls-Royce North America



Moving on UP ….from bottom line to top line

  • Beth Wagener Gutweiler -  Supply Chain Ambassador Leader, Halliburton


Generational Differences in the Workplace: The Realities and Ways to Address Them

  • James M. Baehr -  Group Lead, Sourcing Strategies Group LLC
  • Michael J. Urick, PhD, MBA, MS -  Graduate Director of Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence and Assistant Professor of Management & Operational Excellence, Saint Vincent College; Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government


Using Metrics to Demonstrate the Value of the Supply Management Group

  • Deborah Stanton -  Executive Managing Director, CAPS Research


Transparency and Transformation: What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Anti-Slavery Initiatives

  • Robert Kuhn, J.D. -  Chair, ISM Committee on Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Helen Carter -  Senior Sustainable Procurement Consultant, Action Sustainability


Supply Base Optimization - Actions to Drive Supply Performance

  • Thomas Y. Choi, Ph.D. -  Professor and Executive Director, ASU and CAPS Research
  • William Crane, CPSM, CSCP -  Founder & CEO, IndustryStar
  • Steve Lai -  Honorary Chairman, Supply Management Institute (SMIT)
  • Mark J. Palla -  Supplier Diversity Advocate, Raytheon
  • Sadia Lorentz, CPSM, C.P.M. -  Director, Supply Management for Biomedical, Freight & Fleet, American Red Cross


The Cognitive Era – Case Study in Supply Chain Transformation and Innovative Use of Analytics

  • Susan Huang -  Procurement Executive, IBM Great China Group


The MET – Where Diversity meets Excellence

  • Sven Uwe Erber -  VP Procurement Electronics & Drives, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
  • Matthias Höpfl -  Director Purchasing Strategy, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
  • Sandro Scharlibbe -  EVP and CPO, Brose Group, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg


Fast Track Your Career with an ISM Certification

  • Rainey Alben, CPSD -  Diversity Director, Institute for Supply Management
  • Jerri Kapelka, CPSM, CPSD -  Manager Professional Credentials, Institute for Supply Management
  • Nora Neibergall CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M. - Senior Vice President, Certification and Professional Standards, Institute for Supply Management


Move beyond restrictive chains to enlightened networks

  • Joe Sandor -  Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management, Michigan State University
  • Panelists:
  • Beverly Gaskin -  Executive Director, Global Purchasing, General Motors
  • Elizabeth Green -  Sr. Manager, Consultants, EPS Procurement, Process & Support, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Thomas Linton -  Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer, Flextronics
  • Shelley Stewart, Jr. -  Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont


Contracting Best Practices

  • Russ Steward, JD -  Contract Compliance Consultant, AMS-PAR


Embracing Career Change

  • John Davitt -  Senior Partner, Korn Ferry


Overcoming the Challenges for Supply Management

  • Amy Fong -  Associate Principal, The Hackett Group
  • Chris Sawchuk -  Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group


Got Talent? How Top Companies Recruit Their Best and Brightest Between

  • Aaron Cleavinger -  Managing Partner & Executive Recruiter, Murdoch Mason Executive Search Group
  • Brad Berke -  Global Managing Partner, Supply Chain &Operations Officers Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
  • Manisha Dhakad -  Senior Manager, Payment Solutions Operations, Google
  • Marc Hochman -  Partner, A.T. Kearney


Reciprocity Agreements: The Legal and Ethical Considerations

  • Mark Grieco, J.D. -  President, Grieco & Scalera, PA


How Does the P&L Work Anyway?

  • Alpar Kamber -  Executive Vice President, WNS Global Services
  • Raj Nash -  VP Procurement, Brooks Brothers


Legal Services Transformation: Breakthrough Productivity & Quality from the General Counsel’s Smarter Model

  • Trevor Faure, LLB.Hons., Barrister -  Global Adviser, Legal Transformation & Management,


Business Intelligence Works Harder When You Get It into the Right Hands

  • Robert Reynolds, CPA -  President, RezDesk


The Expected and Unexpected Supply Issues in Boom Economies

  • Thomas J. Kull, Ph.D. -  Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University


Private Equity Panel - How to Transform and Create Sustainable Value

  • Eric Germa -  SVP, Strategic Procurement, Macy's
  • Todd Cooper -  Managing Director, Procurement & Supply Chain, KKR Capstone
  • Steve Hrubala -  Global Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, The Carlyle Group
  • Brian Slobodow -  Operating Executive, Golden Gate Capital


Revolutionizing your organization through data

  • Mel Foody -  Director of Business Intelligence, Google


Break the Supplier Partnership Paradigm: Secret Synergies To Success

  • Ryan Nied -  Executive Consultant, Head of North America, State of Influx


Working Capital: Procurement's Role in Supporting the Top Line

  • Erik J. Meader, Ph.D. -  Senior Director, Global Procurement, Pfizer


What are the Tools in Procurement to Create New Efficiencies

  • Paul Blake -  Senior Manager, Marketing, GEP
  • Andrew Sabo, MBA -  Senior Manager, Global Procurement, Dentsply Sirona


The Sequel to Savings: Transforming Source-to-Pay, Transitioning to Trusted Advisor

  • Richard Waugh -  VP, Corporate Development, Zycus, Inc.
  • Paul W. Stasko -  Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management, Curtiss-Wright


Supplier Diversity from the CPO Perspective

  • Shelley Stewart, Jr. -  Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, DuPont
  • Richard Wertsching, C.P.M. -  VP Strategic Sourcing, WDP&R, The Walt Disney Company
  • Jeannie Maddox -  Supplier Diversity, Colgate-Palmolive


Signature Session: Is Your Tail Spend Putting You into a Tail Spin?

  • Sundar Raghavan -  Director of Product Management, Amazon Business
  • Drake Paden -  Director, IT Procurement, Siemens
  • Alston Reece -  Global Procure to Pay Process Owner for Direct Material & Vendor Master, BD
  • Ken Stanick -  Director of Customer Success, Amazon Business


Signature Session: How to Lead a Successful Transformation

  • Carrie Ericson -  Vice President, A.T. Kearney
  • Marc Hochman -  Partner, A.T. Kearney
  • Christie Breves -  Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, US Steel
  • Claudia Knowlton-Chike -  SVP, Supply Chain, Emerald Performance Materials
  • Doug Kortfelt -  Chief Procurement Officer, Nasdaq
  • Remko Van Hoek -  Former CPO, The Walt Disney Company, Advisor to LogicSource


Signature Session: Unleash the Magic of Transformational Supplier Relationships

  • Kate Vitasek -  Author, Faculty, University of Tennessee
  • Kristi Ferguson -  VP, Business Management & Governance, Enterprise Real Estate, TD Bank
  • Kara Tuttamore -  Director, Operations, CBRE, TD Bank


Signature Session: ISM Report on Business ® Economic Forecast

  • David W. Berson -  SVP & Chief Economist, Nationwide Insurance
  • Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, CPSD -  Former SVP Supply Management, CPO & 2016 Shipman Gold Medal winner
  • Brad Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD -  CPSM, CPSD - Chair, ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee
  • Anthony S. Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM -  Chair, ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, Five Star Home Health, Inc., Riviera Hospitality, LLC, Convergence Investments, LLC


Business Cycles – From Boom to Bust and back again

  • Dale Rogers, Ph.D -  Professor, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Interim Chair, Supply Chain Management Department, Arizona State University


Customers, Suppliers, Competitors... OH MY! Data mining to figure out what they're really up to?

  • Craig Bouchard -  Chairman and CEO, Braidy Industries


“Dude, where’s my office?” – managing people, knowledge and change in the 21st century

  • Krystelle Bilodeau -  Director, Retail and Wholesale Debt, Bank of Canada
  • Cynthia Bilodeau, Ph.D. -  Professor, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Saint Paul University
  • Catherine Cote -  Senior Sourcing Specialist, Bank of Canada


Be Discovered! It’s A Small World After All: Social Networking Skill Enhancement

  • Ford Saeks -  CSP, Business Growth Innovator


From Concept to Reality: An Interactive Innovation Workshop

  • Sheryl Tockerman, CPSM -  Senior Manager, Global Procurement Professional Services, Pfizer


Overcoming Corporate Culture: Making the Case for Procurement

  • Robert Ernst -  Director, Firmwide Procurement, KPMG


Ethics in the Supply Chain: Slippery Slopes Lead to Sticky Situations

  • Christopher E. Martus, C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD -  Vice President of Procurement, The Mosaic Company
  • Emily Socha -  Sourcing Process Analyst, General Mills, Inc.
  • Susan Vzrak -  Director, Global Supply Chain Compliance, Northrop Grumman


Inspire Potential and Create Values by Learning Organization Practice

  • Lucent Lu -  Partner,


Anticipating the Next

  • Petya Madzharova -  Director of Energy Intelligence Group, PowerAdvocate


Growing Your Career: Insights into the Mentor and Mentee Relationship

  • Christina Gill -  Manager, Global Supply Markets, Experienced in Global Supply Chain
  • Wanda Jackson-Davis -  VP of Supply Management, ABB


Is your organization playing with a full deck Product

  • Bernd Huber, Ph.D. -  Head of Sourcing, Center for Excellence, Google
  • David Natoff -  Head of Procure to Pay, Google


Emerging Professionals: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

  • Diego De La Garza -  Associate Director, Source One Management Services
  • Nicholas Ammaturo -  Director, Global Procurement, Coach
  • Matt Bartlett -  Sourcing Manager, A.T. Kearney
  • Amy Georgi -  Program Manager, Fluke Corporation
  • Douglas Truchan -  Director, Advisory Operations, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory LLC


Marketing Services: Maximizing the Impact and Procurement’s Opportunity to Support a Holistic Approach

  • Lisa Henderson -  Chief Client Officer, Epsilon


Are Your Contracts Doing Their Job?

  • Lara Nichols -  SVP, Head of Procurement, NFP Corp
  • Tim Robb -  EVP, General Counsel, NFP Corp


ISM: Boldly Setting the Global Standard for Supply Management

  • Rainey Alben, CPSD -  Diversity Director, Institute for Supply Management
  • Lane Burkitt -  Director, ISM Professional Services
  • Jerri Kapelka, CPSM, CPSD -  Manager Professional Credentials, Institute for Supply Management
  • Tom Martin -  Director, Learning Solutions, Institute for Supply Management
  • Ashley Peightal -  Research Analyst, Institute for Supply Management


The Big Scary Truth: You strike fear in great potential partners that happen to be SMBs. We can help.

  • Ed Edwards -  Manager, Audience Outreach, THOMASNET.COM


Staying in Front means Staying on Top

  • Colby Fuser -  Vice President – Business Development, Halliburton


Mining Data: When and How to Best Utilize Your Time

  • Geoffrey Pollak -  Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal


Influencing Change -- The Solution to Supply Chain's Change Challenges

  • Toi Clarke Jones, MBA -  Senior Associate, Paladin Associates


Speed Networking Power Session – Bring your most vexing career challenge and get quick candid feedback from procurement industry leaders

  • Eric Germa -  SVP, Strategic Procurement, Macy's
  • Howard Levy -  VP, Global Sourcing, Zimmer Biomet
  • Mike Ozmeral -  Chief Procurement Officer, Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.
  • Jeffrey P. Wincel -  VP & CPO, ON Semiconductor


Leading Innovation in Procurement

  • Christina Gill -  Manager, Global Supply Markets, Experienced in Global Supply Chain
  • Jeff Amsel -  VP, Global Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate/Corporate Facilities, HERE
  • Tom Jackson -  Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco
  • Steven Jeffrey -  First Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, SunTrust Bank
  • Mercedes Romero -  Senior Director, Latin America, Teva Pharmaceuticals


How One Procurement Team Uses Agility to Respond to Disruption Taken

  • Chris Sawchuk -  Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group
  • Jaime Steele -  Senior Director of Procurement Operations, Staples


Driving Superior Business Performance through A Rising Procurement Brand

  • Mark Clouse -  Senior Partner, Procurement and Analytics Solutions Practice, A.T. Kearney
  • Mark Hales -  Senior Partner, Operations and Performance Transformation Practice, A.T. Kearney
  • Joe Raudabaugh -  Senior Partner, Procurement and Analytics Solutions Practice, A.T. Kearney


2016 Global Supply Chain Management International Study: Key Findings

  • Ashley Peightal -  Research Analyst, Institute for Supply Management
  • Adriano Solis, Ph.D. -  Director, School of Administrative Studies, York University
  • Min (Anthony) Hu -  Head of the Core Expert Group of CFLP's Specialized Committee for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, CFLP


Rapid Outsourcing in a Boom Economy - How to Create Competition to Drive Performance

  • William Crane, CPSM, CSCP -  Founder & CEO, IndustryStar


Economic Bust vs. Bailout -- Hello Trumponomics! and So Long Great Recession

  • Carl Hafele -  Chief Investment Officer, Lanier Asset Management


Network Your Way to the Top

  • Tania Seary -  Founder & CEO, Procurious


Leading to Drive Results in the Midst of Change

  • Gayle Abbott -  President, Strategic Alignment Partners, Inc.
  • Lt. Colonel (Ret) William "Chip" Colbert -  Principal Consultant, Strategic Alignment Partners, Inc.


Brand and Reputational Impact

  • Kris Pugsley -  Senior Manager, Global Communications, ON Semiconductor


When You Know the Price of Everything...and the Value of Nothing

  • John Oppold -  Chief Financial Officer, Honeywell


The Magic of Branding – Capture best practice lessons learned from brand leaders

  • Khalil Sayed -  Senior Director, Head of Growth Markets Indirect Procurement, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Maria Centeno -  Director, Strategic Sourcing, Marketing & Events, Salesforce
  • Sue Spence -  VP, S&P, FedEx Services
  • Richard Wertsching -  VP Strategic Sourcing, Disney, Theme Parks and Resorts


Getting Sourcing, Supplier Management and Supply Chain on the Same Page

  • David Vallejo -  Senior Director, Direct Spend, SAP Ariba


Signature Session: Fast Track Negotiation

  • Mark Grieco, J.D. -  President, Grieco & Scalera, PA


Signature Session: The Science of Communication

  • Vanessa Van Edwards -  Lead Investigator, Science of People


The Economics of Fleet

  • Katherine Vigneau, CAFM -  Director of Professional Development, NAFA Fleet Management Association


Best Practices in Commodity Risk Management

  • Michael Irgang, CPA, MBA -  Executive Vice President, Global Risk Management Corp


How to Reduce Small Parcel & LTL Transportation Costs in a Challenging Economy - Learn the inside secrets from former UPS & FedEx pricing Managers and VP’s

  • Mike Erickson -  President, AFMS - Global Transportation


Leading Procurement into the Future: The Next Generation

  • Nicholas Ammaturo -  Director, Global Procurement, Coach
  • Jeanne Rineer -  Senior Group Manager, Apple
  • Christie Sander -  HR Business Partner, Google
  • Linsey Vasilenko -  Director, Global Procurement, Schneider Electric


Leveraging SRM to Deliver More Value from Your Indirect Suppliers

  • Paul Boyer -  Site Procurement Head, Genentech
  • Carmen Harris -  Senior Sourcing Specialist, Duke Energy
  • Anya Kroupnik -  Director, Indirect Sourcing, Hilton
  • Natalia Zoubtsova -  Procurement Advisor, ExxonMobil Global Services Company


Procurement Advisor, ExxonMobil Global Services Company

  • Geneva Taylor -  Managing Director, Tellis Executive Search
  • Dion Ferrell -  Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC
  • Grayson Mitchell -  Area Sales Manager, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


The Future of Procurement Technology – Will there still be a role for us?

  • Paul Blake -  Senior Manager, Marketing, GEP
  • Dhananjay (D’Jay) Nagalkar -  Vice President, Product Strategy and Technology, GEP