ProcureCon Webinar – Why Connecting the Procurement Dots needs a Trusted Advisor

Date: Feb 18, 2016
Time: 11 AM EDT Asia/Kolkata

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Why attend?

Organizations are investing millions of dollars in Procurement transformation tools, today. Without a trusted advisor, these systems and processes become extremely complex and the buying process becomes cumbersome. This webinar will talk about why strategic procurement transformation needs a trusted advisor and what exactly is the role of an expert advisor.

Session description

The Procurement function has become more strategic today, than ever. A Chief Procurement Officer’s interests are moving away from merely investing in the right technology platforms to a more strategic role of building efficient processes and using the right human expertise to deliver long-term significant business values. Such strategic transformation and spend reduction initiatives under expert guidance can help organizations save millions every year.

From spend analysis to category management and strategic sourcing, a trusted advisor can help CPOs tackle challenges such as high delivery costs, non-compliant buying and ensure overall spend under management.

In this webinar, you will learn about the role of an advisor in strategic procurement transformation and how he/she plays a key role in a CPO’s success.


Ajay Anand

Senior Director and Global Head, ProcureEdge

Ajay Anand is a Senior Director with EdgeVerve and is the Global head of ProcureEdge – a next-generation procurement transformation platform. Ajay is responsible for ProcureEdge’s product strategy, execution, P&L and Intellectual property creation. Ajay brings over 20 years of experience in strategizing, conceptualizing and building scalable software platforms.

Sanish Mondkar

Enterprise Software Strategy Advisor to Infosys

Sanish Mondkar is currently an Enterprise Software Strategy Advisor to Infosys. He was mostly recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at SAP SG (and previously at Ariba). He has a 15-year track record of technology leadership & building market leading cloud-based enterprise applications. Sanish is also an industry expert in the areas of procurement, supply chain, payments and B2B commerce. He is responsible for the creation of several market leading procurement products, including the Ariba Network from the ground up, which is the largest business network in the procurement space with annual spend exceeding 800 Billion USD & more than 2 million connected suppliers.

Rajiv Gupta

Senior Director - Sourcing & Procurement Services, Head Category Management - Americas

He is responsible for all market facing and strategic client acquisition for Sourcing & Procurement managed services business. Rajiv also heads the team of deep category management principals responsible for engaging with client in their upstream strategic sourcing and category management business to help transform procurement function and create substantial spend related savings. Rajiv brings 20 years plus of functional and consulting Procurement function and has been with Infosys since the founding of practice leading all strategic client acquisitions in Managed sourcing and procurement services.