ProcureCon Pharma US 2018

October 22 - 23, 2018

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, NJ

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

Michael Shaw


Founder & CEO
American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives


9:55 AM Panel | Creating The Optimal Procurement Team To Succeed In The New Digital Business Environment

As AI, machine learning and Blockchain disrupt normal patterns of work and increasingly replace manual tasks, find out how to re-profile your team so they spend more time on higher-value sourcing and partnering activities.

  • Which tasks will AI, machine learning and Blockchain replace in the future?
  • How to achieve the best mix of automated and manual sourcing activities
  • How to quickly re-profile your existing procurement team so they focus on tasks that are not automated
  • How to develop the right performance metrics for automated and non-automated procurement activities to maximize efficiency


12:00 PM Panel | Supplier Diversity: Is it in Procurement’s DNA?

Supplier Diversity Programs came into existence when President Richard Nixon signed Executive Order 11625 in 1972 and focused on African Americans. In the 40+ years since then, the concept has become more inclusive, incorporating more ethnic minorities, women, veterans, the LGBT and disabled communities and other small businesses in the USA and sometimes abroad. The programs’ focus upon diverse suppliers has also matured ranging from outreach to targeted and measured supplier development initiatives. As the CPO, you’ve communicated Supplier Diversity’s values: its relationships to the multiethnic consumer, its opportunities to identify innovation and how it supports Corporate Values. But… are we missing opportunities to support:

  • Procurement’s larger objectives if Supplier Diversity (SD) programs are siloed and not aligned with Sourcing’s DNA?
  • Are SD’s measurable goals aligned with the Operational Master Plan? 
  • Are SD wins included in evaluations and opportunities for your teams development?  
  • Are Diverse Suppliers included in SRM programs and opportunities?  

As People Leaders, you see the opportunities and the barriers for driving change in this area. During this in-depth panel discussion, we will review opportunities for Supplier Diversity to strategically support procurement’s successes and breakthroughs for increasing effectiveness.



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael.

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