24 - 25 September, 2019
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Global Head of HR Transformation
Kai Pika is Global Head of HR Transformation at AXA IT. Kai is currently leading the change management to set-up an integrated workforce program. During his career Kai has acted as operational HRD in insurance as much as Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, professional Coach and Scrum Master. He gained strong people management expertise integrating the dimensions of NWOW, agile practice and digital transformation. Leveraging a cross-functional view on the future of work, while focussing on true collaboration, is one of Kai’s personal convictions.
Director HR &Marketing Category Lead (Procurement)
Barclays Bank PLC
Bev is the procurement Category lead for HR & Marketing at Barclays Bank, managing a spend portfolio of circa £1bn. Bev’s remit is to primarily set the spend strategy by providing category expertise and partnering with the business to maximize value from minimal supply, enhance service offering from PSL supply, rationalize non-PSL and tail spend and minimize transaction costs. Bev has had a career in Procurement for 15 years starting with Computacenter as a Procurement analyst before moving into a senior role at the Interpublic Group. She then spent 8 years with Accenture providing HR and Marketing category expertise to a number of external clients prior to joining Barclays in 2013.
Head of Procurement, People and Culture
Nationwide Building Society
I have been in Procurement and Commercial Management Senior roles for over 25 years. I have worked within a variety of industries including Technology, Financial Services, Manufacturing and as a Global Director of Procurement at a venture capitalist. I truly enjoy the relationship and mutual value building aspect of my role with both internal stakeholders and suppliers.
Head of HR and HR Procurement
With over 25 years’ experience working in increasingly senior HR positions for major businesses including Virgin, Georgia Pacific and AstraZeneca Laura has a deep understanding of the role and requirements of the HR stakeholder. Her current position, managing both HR and HR procurement is unique, allowing her to share knowledge and experiences gained during her HR career as well as leadership in the HR procurement team too.
Global Head of External Workforce Sourcing
Dan has held increasingly senior roles in sourcing of contingent labour at various financial services organisations over the past 12 years including at JP Morgan Chase and CitiGroup. Now at Thomson Reuters, Dan is responsible for managing the MSP delivery teams in the US and UK, the VMS relationship with Fieldglass and driving compliance with established contingent labour programs.
Material Group Manager HR and Management Consulting Services Corporate Procurement
Tom Michaelis, Category Manager Corporate Procurement for Daniel Swarovski Corporation AG. He has responsibility for Management Consulting Services & HR Services which includes Contingent Labor procurement. He has been active in the areas of Contingent Labor, as Sales Director, and Professional Service Procurement for over 10 years. In his current role he mainly deals with big initiatives which have a significant impact on the companies result.
Global Category Leader - Professional Services
Christian is an experienced procurement professional with 14 years of experience within direct- and indirect procurement (Odense Steel Shipyard, A.P Møller – Mærsk, Brenderup, Thule Group, Danfoss, Tempur Sealy and LEGO) For LEGO he is working as a Category Manager of Prof. Services which includes contingent workforce. His work includes setting a global plan for the way LEGO works with contingent workforce and ensures LEGO keeps their eyes on the opportunities in trends, technology and innovations.
Global Head of Strategic Workforce
An experienced Supply Chain, Procurement and Workforce Planning professional with strong commercial Project Change Manager experience in delivering commercial solutions, leading business cases and designing and implementing technology systems that accomplish business and enterprise strategies. Nominated for 2018 World Procurement Awards and 2018 CIPS Supply Management Awards for leading and successfully delivering a bank wide workforce transformation programme that drove better visibility of external workforce, process and technology simplification and automation; a golden source of worker data; and more accurate and auditable supplier invoicing, driving cost out of the organisation.
Global Head of Contingent Staffing Procurement
Andreas has been working for Capgemini since 2004 in different Procurement roles, starting as a category manager for contingent workforce up to being the European CPO. He currently heads the global Procurement category for contingent workforce and professional services at Capgemini covering more than 40 countries worldwide. One of his key accountabilities is the evolution of the existing global contingent workforce program towards a total talent management linking HR, Procurement and Resource Supply Chain. Objective is to face the dramatic changes in the labor market, addressing all talents - whether they want to be employed or contracted – and retaining them. Before Andreas joined Capgemini he worked as an inhouse consultant for the software company BAAN where he established sustainable consulting structures in a fast growing environment. Andreas holds a university degree in industrial engineering.
Global HR Category Leader
Henry Murphy III is Director, Global Procurement Category Management for S&P Global. He has responsibility for the Contingent Labor program, HR Services procurement, and Supplier Diversity. He has been active in the areas of Contingent Labor and HR procurement for over 15 years. His international experience includes developing and managing successful global Contingent Labor and HR procurement programs for many of the top fortune 100 companies, including Allstate Insurance, United Airlines, Zurich Financial, Tyson Foods, and most recently Baxalta and Shire Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Murphy is also Founder of Relational Procurement Management Inc., which provides consulting services to organizations around the areas of effective supplier relationship management, cross-functional team dynamics and building global procurement functions. He has been a frequent contributor to industry conferences as a speaker, panelist and moderator. Henry has been both featured in and contributed to and publications on the topics of Contingent Labor, HR Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management.
Global Temporary Labor Category Leader
Madelyn Abreu is Global Category Manager for Professional Services at Roche. For the last year Madelyn has lead a multidisciplinary team for the development of a Global Template for the management of Contingent Workforce, which is currently being rolled out to the main sites in the organization. During this exercise Madelyn has steered the collaboration across functions and geographies to develop end to end processes for the category, as well as supporting systems configuration.
Group Strategic Partnership Manager
Rob is an experienced procurement professional with significant experience manging complex categories and projects in large telecommunications and financial services organisations. He is currently managing AXAs global Contingent Labour project, his role previously sitting within Group HR during strategy development, before transitioning to Group Procurement to lead the execution of this key transformation work stream.
Global HR Category Manager
Mike Britten has over 20 years of Procurement leadership experience with leading Corporations managing both Direct and Indirect Procurement categories throughout his career. Mike currently manages a range of Indirect Procurement portfolios including HR Services for the Mondi Group, a leading provider of Packaging & paper solutions with over 100 locations and 26,000 employees. Mike has a strong interest in the power of digitization, the shifting balance of Localization v Globalization, Artificial Intelligence & the workforce of the future.
Global Category Leader, Professional Services Procurement
Philip Morris International
Julie has 15 years’ experience as senior manager in procurement with proven ability to optimize and lead global portfolios in multi-cultural and challenging environment. She is passionate about true collaboration with stakeholders and identifying value for the business by setting up real partnership with vendors. Before joining PMI as a Global Professional Services procurement manager, she worked in the agricultural industry as well as for FMCGs, solving challenges in indirect and direct procurement. Together with her team, Julie is now actively supporting PMI in its transformation towards a smoke free future which is bringing lots of challenges for the People and Culture community (HR).
Head of Global Procurement Strategy
Denis Gelman-Riis is Director, Global Procurement Strategy for LEO Pharma – a company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical drugs to dermatologic and thrombotic patients in more than 100 countries globally. In the role Mr. Gelman-Riis is responsible for Procurement Strategy & Innovation, Cost Optimisation & Special Projects, Data and Analytics, with a direct team of seven professionals from Procurement and Finance as well as larger indirect project teams. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Gelman-Riis has worked in various leadership roles, with a commercial focus, across several industries and several countries. Mr. Gelman-Riis international experience includes strategic development work, leadership of various sized teams, cost optimization project, procedure & process creation. Denis Gelman-Riis is currently based in Denmark. Mr. Gelman-Riis is a frequent contributor to industry conferences as a speaker, panelist and moderator.
Head of Labour and Consultancy Procurement Europe
Yvette Spijkerman is Sourcing Manager Labor, within Procurement of Tata Steel IJmuiden. She is responsible for all temporary labor contracts in NL and other HR Recruitment services. Yvette started her career as an engineer and worked abroad in Greece, Denmark and Poland as a production manager within the clothing industry. She joined Tata Steel at 2006 within IT procurement and did some outsourcing projects in the UK. Over the last seven years she fully focused on temporary labor and in close cooperation with Recruitment they introduced a central department, the Flexcentre, where all requisitions comes in. Over the last years she had to deal with several changes within law and legislations and because of that, she starts a master on labor law. Yvette is contributing in several networks with other corporate companies about labor and procurement.
Julian Herbert, Vice President, provides leadership to the ongoing development of Everest Group’s data-centric capabilities and products for our subscription and custom research. Additionally, he is the lead for the firm’s benchmarking offerings in Europe and actively interacts in the marketplace maintaining strong relationships with key research analysts and clients. Prior to joining Everest Group, Julian, a business research and analyst with 25 years’ experience across various industry sectors including wireless communications, telco, construction and fixed assets, worked in the Middle East running a business that tracked large construction, infrastructure and oil and gas projects. His early career was spent as a market analyst tracking developments in the mobile phone markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North America. He has spoken at and moderated dozens of conferences across the world including Mobile World Congress, Broadband World Forum, and Arabian World Construction Summit. He has worked in leadership roles at business publishing groups Informa Plc (Telecoms and Media) and Top Right Group (MEED Projects). He is an accredited civil and commercial mediator with ADR Group, a UK-based international alternative dispute resolution network. He is a graduate of Oxford University and has post-graduate qualifications from The Open University and Humberside Business School.
Global Head of HR Procurement
British American Tobacco
Julie Smith is the Global Category Manager HR for BAT. Within her remit is all external spend for HR covering all topics in both Talent and Reward. Her multi country team run local, regional and global projects for the function and work closely with HR on their strategic direction.She has been working in Global Procurement HR for over 10 years in both Switzerland and the UK with both Syngenta and PMI. In addition to HR Procurement, Julie has led Global Categories for Finance and Legal and in previous roles in Australia, covered all Indirect Categories.
EME Category Manager
Bayer Crop Science
Maurice Schumacher is EME Procurement Category Manager Corporate Services at Bayer Crop Science. Maurice is currently leading the procurement aspects of implementing a MSP provider in combination with a VMS tool in Europe. Throughout the career of Maurice he has always worked in the indirect area of Procurement (~20 years) where he has gained a wealth of knowledge and is focusing on the HR category in the recent years. Partnering with Stakeholders is key to make the programs a success according to him.
Global Head of Total Workforce Management
Martin Thomas is currently leading Total Workforce Strategy for Philips to help the business be ready for the workforce of the future. Martin drives strategy for recruitment of permanent, contingent & on-demand workers to ensure Philips have a joined up approach across all sources of getting work done. He creates the link from Strategic Workforce Planning to Demand Management and he owns the Contingent Labour Programme for Philips globally. Martin is a Talent Acquisition professional with career spanning in-house and executive search, leading TA for organisations including BT, AIG and the BBC. He gained broader HR experience through roles in Talent Management and as an HRBP with extensive International experience leading regional and global teams. Martin has lived in the UK, Germany, USA and India.
Global Service Line Manager Contingent Workforce
Gonneke Vulto is Global Service Line Manager for Contingent Workforce in Unilever. She is job-sharing this role with Elske Allaart. They have the responsibility for both the Contingent Workforce Service in the countries that are live and the further roll out and expansion of the service delivery model across the globe. Gonneke has been active in global business change and transformation programmes for over 15 years both in Unilever and other top fortune 100 companies when she was working as a management consultant in London. Together with Elske she is excited to play a key role in putting the foundations in place to build the workforce of the future for Unilever.
Head of Workforce Strategy
Maarten is the Head of Workforce Strategy at Philips HR and developing a Total Workforce Management strategy. He started at Philips in 2015 as the Global category lead for Contingent Labor within Procurement. Before that he worked at Dutch telecom giant KPN and a.o. managed their IT offshore program from India.
Global Talent Attraction Lead
Géraldine Yung has 12 years’ experience in HR and currently leads the Global Experience Improvement Team Attraction at UCB. She is responsible of the overall experience linked to the talent attraction, selection & onboarding at UCB as well as the current Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) program at UCB. Géraldine and Wietse Nauwelaerts will explain why and how UCB’s Purchasing and Talent community initiated a partnership to go beyond traditional RPO and MSP and implement a single blended solution.
Head of Innovation Projects, HR
Ekaterina is a chartered lawyer and master of management. In the last 5 year, she has been a leading specialist in the department of tender and contract documentation on marketing, services and devices. During the last year, she was the head of department. Ekaterina has a unique experience of contract support in the area of intellectual property, professional services, including consulting, insurance, HR management, including recruitment, outstaffing, staff outsourcing, corporate events and team buildings, training and corporate social programs for employees.
Global Service Line Manager Contingent Workforce
Elske Allaart is Global Service Line Manager for Contingent Workforce in Unilever. She is job-sharing this role with Gonneke Vulto. They have the responsibility for both the Contingent Workforce Service in the countries that are live and the further roll out and expansion of the service delivery model across the globe. Elske has 14 years’ experience working in local, regional and global HR, change and transformation roles at Unilever. Together with Gonneke she is excited to play a key role in putting the foundations in place to build the workforce of the future for Unilever.
Giuseppe has over 20 years of Procurement experience with leading multinationals (P&G, Novartis, and now Merck) and over 10 years of teaching experience at leading Business Schools (including Oxford, HEC Paris, INSEAD, IMD, ESADE and Bocconi). He is a Director at Merck in Switzerland and also the founder of Conti Advanced Business Learning (www.cabl.ch), a company that specialises in negotiation and influencing training. He was three times Chairman at ProcureCon conferences and six times in the list of “top three” most appreciated speakers.
General Manager Continental Europe
Will takes the lead in identifying new market opportunities, and assists in the establishment of new offices globally. In the last two years he has been Interim GM of the CIPS MENA office, and has assisted in the setting up of offices in Singapore and Beijing. He is currently overseeing CIPS operations in mainland Europe. Will is also responsible for working with global corporate clients to design and develop solutions to help organisations maximise their procurement and supply chain capability including people and process development.
Global Head of Innovation
Allegis Global Solutions
As a distinguished and globally recognized thought leader and innovator, Bruce Morton has over three decades of experience within the human capital and workforce management industry. Throughout his career he has designed, implemented and managed some of the world’s largest resourcing solutions, saving companies millions while securing the very best talent. As a renowned international keynote speaker, Bruce has stimulated audiences across the globe with his fresh and innovative approach to acquiring and managing top talent. In his current role, as Global Head of Innovation Bruce leads and champions the whole process of innovation for our clients and ourselves: from new services and product idea generation, internal and external evangelism, digital and social media resourcing and engagement strategies and industry thought leadership through speaking engagements and association conferences and think tanks.
As Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Enterprise, James is accountable for delivering world-class workforce solutions across our Enterprise clients. Harnessing the capability of our connected brands Experis, Manpower and ManpowerGroup Solutions, James leads the delivery of critical workforce management programmes and some of the most challenging workforce transformations in the UK and globally. James is also the Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Solutions, and is accountable for designing and delivering outcome-based talent driven solutions across Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Service Programmes (MSP), and End User Services (EUS). James has previously held the positions of ManpowerGroup Sales and Marketing Director and Client Services Director, where he was responsible for Manpower’s transactional finance activity.
Randstad Sourceright Global Innovation Center
For over 20 years Michel held several management positions within the staffing, consulting and logistics industries across Europe, Asia and the US markets. Within Randstad Sourceright, Michel is the Global Director of the Talent Innovation Center. In this capacity he and his team are driving the service expansion of both the MSP and RPO offerings. Unleashing the power of sourcing, driving employer branding, transforming data into insights and the rapid adoption of HR technologies, are some of the key themes in his world today.
Randstad Sourceright Europe
Michael Smith joined Randstad in 2002 as a graduate consultant, progressing via various promotions from Manager to Regional Manager and then General Manager of Randstad Australia over a 10 year period. In 2012, Michael became the Country Head of Randstad Singapore with the objective to expand and grow the business. Following success at country level, in 2015 Michael became Managing Director for South East Asia, with his remit expanding to incorporate Randstad’s Group operations in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Michael was appointed Managing Director for Randstad Sourceright EMEA in 2018, with responsibility for driving Randstad Sourceright’s regional strategy in MSP (Managed Service Provider) and RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) delivery. Based in Randstad Sourceright’s regional headquarters in the Netherlands, Michael oversees an 800+ FTE organisation with over €1 billion spend under management. Michael holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) with majors in Human Resource and Stakeholder Management from the Macquarie University in Australia. He is an Accredited Recruitment Professional with the Recruitment Consulting and Services Association Australia, a member of Society of Human Resource Professional and Secretary for the Singapore Professional Recruitment Organisation.
Talent Insight & Award Winning Blogger
Mervyn Dinnen is an HR & talent analyst advising recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, workforce planning, retention and engagement. He is author of the book Exceptional Talent , an award winning blogger, and an International speaker and writer on HR, recruitment and workforce trends. He previously spent 20 years working with UK companies on recruitment and retention strategies.
Managing Director & Co-head of Co-investment
David is a Managing Director and Co-head of Co-investment at Capital Dynamics. He is also Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure Investment Committee in respect of certain existing investment mandates. He has 29 years of experience in private equity and infrastructure financing. Prior to joining us, David worked with GE Capital in the UK and US, as well as with GE's European private equity businesses. Earlier in his career, he served as an adviser to AXA Private Equity and established the European business of First Reserve Corporation, prior to which he was with BP Ventures’ solar photovoltaics business. David serves on the board of directors of the Major Projects Association and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Manager Customer Success - Team International
At his current role as a Manager Customer Success of Team International at VONQ, Joost de Zwart is advising companies on how to target the right talent with the help of smart recruitment marketing. Prior to joining VONQ, Joost was working as a B2B account manager at Volkskrant and Pepperminds. To keep in touch with his creative side, Joost runs his own photography business on the side. His free time he dedicates to his not one, not two, but three children. A road cycling enthusiast and a [craft beer connoisseur].
Global Procurement Category Director
Lisa has spent over 15 years working with some of the world's biggest brands across a wide range of procurement activities. She is an expert in HR procurement strategy and is currently Category Director for HR at Pearson, the world's largest education company. In her 18 months at Pearson Lisa has transformed the HR procurement policy, process and systems. Some projects include the implementation of a single approach to sourcing and management of Pearson's Contingent workforce in the UK and North America; and collaborating with HR Reward on the transformation of benefits in the US and UK. Lisa spent her early years at Anheuser Busch and, prior to Pearson, 6 years at GSK leading procurement for Mergers and Acquisitions, HR and Professional Services.
Founding the company in 2013, Chris is the visionary behind Adepto. He’s been passionate about helping people work the way they want and partnering with organisations to rethink their workforce strategy since his time in university. As CEO, Chris is responsible for global growth, establishing innovative partnerships and driving the future of work conversation. Chris leads the team and brings his tireless energy to every facet of the organisation.
Procurement Transformation leader
Before taking on the top procurement job at Prudential Global Digital Services, Richard held leading procurement positions at the Co-Op Bank and Rolls-Royce. Combined with his background in consultancy at McKinsey and as an Officer in the British Army, Richard’s deep knowledge and understanding of the procurement profession position him perfectly to steer discussions as Chairman, and a Panel Moderator at ProcureCon IT.
Director Global Category Lead, HR and External Workforce
Suhas is the Global Category Lead responsible for strategy and delivery of procurement transformation for HR Services and External Workforce spend at Teva Pharmaceuticals, covering over $800million+ in spend across 40+ countries. In alignment with Teva’s Global Procurement and Global talent strategies, his team manages complex global requirements while building trust across international boundaries to enable talent attraction, engagement, retention and deliver significant year over year cost efficiencies and working capital improvements. Prior to Teva Suhas worked across number of other Indirect spend areas at companies like Accenture, CIGNA, and Elsevier for over 15 years. In addition, he has spent time in consulting roles helping large companies in Pharma, Financial and CPG sectors drive their procurement transformation efforts.
VP Business Development - Continental Europe
Manfred is a seasoned contingent labor expert responsible for business development of Beeline’s SAAS platform, an intuitive technology and innovative solution that allow the world’s best companies to intelligently manage their non-employee workforce through their ecosystem of people, partners and suppliers. In his current role he is responsible for multiple international Key-accounts in different industries.
Professional Services Expert
Cris has built his profile as an all-round Global Commercial Executive and Thought Leader throughout a career revolving around commercial leadership, business consulting and change. Most recently Cris has founded consulting company B-CEPS, which provides strategic advice to Clients and Suppliers in the Professional Services domain. In this role Cris is able to leverage all his experience and network to help companies achieve Commercial Excellence in this domain. In his first year of operation Cris has supported Vattenfall in creating a design and business case for enterprise wide contingent workforce management and he supported KPN in developing a new strategy for Sourcing & Supplier Management in their core IT operations. Prior to starting his advisory company Cris had a successful career in both line and program management as well as in consulting. He started his career at Exxon where he held various commercial management and business change roles. He then spent 10 years in Consulting and IT with Atos and CSC, both as a principal business consultant as well as in Global Industry and Account management. Shell then hired Cris for a leading role in Global Supplier Management. Lastly Cris was globally responsible for the 5B$ Professional Services Category in which he also launched a major Contingent Workforce improvement program.
Head of Portfolio UK&I
Atos Scientific Community
John is a chartered Engineer with more than 30 years cross-industry IT and General Management experience in the Energy, Industry and Public Sectors. Having fulfilled a variety of roles including IT management, Programme & Account management and Operations management, John is now responsible for the strategy and governance underpinning the Atos UK&I portfolio of products and services. A member of the Atos Scientific Community, John is involved in all aspects of Innovation and thought leadership with regard to using business technology to address the current and future challenges faced by organisations . He has a particular focus on developing the strategy and go-to-market approach for digital transformation and disruptive technologies, with a particular focus on Hybrid cloud, Industrial Data Platforms, blockchain and the Gig economy.
Head of Sales EMEA
Hays Talent Solutions
With over 20 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry and a degree in business strategy and change management, Debby is able to support and advise procurement and HR professionals across Europe in developing and implementing the best workforce management solutions that provide them with a competitive advantage and access to the best talent. Whether it’s optimising talent supply chains, predicting the skills you’ll need, building talent pools, delivering candidate attraction campaigns, screening, managing temp workers or outplacement services, Debby is experienced in delivering intelligent resourcing solutions for some of the world’s leading companies.