On 18th and 19th of May 2016, the region’s most influential CPOs will gather in Melbourne for the 9th Asia-Pacific CPO Forum to hear from innovative business leaders, disruptive thinkers and change agents who have “cracked the code” to supercharge their operations. Collectively, this CPO audience represents a spend of over $180 billion.
Procurement is uniquely positioned at the gateway to supplier-enabled innovation. Cultivating a culture of innovation means making time to focus on new ideas while balancing cost-consciousness and a complex risk profile, with the ultimate reward of turning your vendors into ideas suppliers. It all depends on your ability to “crack the code" and harness the game-changing potential of supplier innovation.
Eva Wimmers, former CPO Deutsche Telekom 2015 Speaker
Top 5 Reasons to Attend
1. An unparalleled event dedicated to CPOs
The original and longest running Asia-Pacific event dedicated to lifting commercial leadership at the highest levels and attended by CPOs from the region's top performing organisations.
2. A two-day strategic conversation
Far from a traditional conference, a stimulating forum environment designed to promote energetic discussion, unparalleled networking and an atmosphere of collaborative learning.
3. Provocative concepts and new unexpected ideas
Delegates will be equipped with the technical, commercial and leadership skills necessary to respond to emerging trends and harness innovation.
4. Interactive peer-to-peer learning
The CPO Forum attracts distinguished minds from across the region to contribute to an innovative ideas exchange shaped by your peers.
5. An opportunity to shape the future of the profession
Delegates will engage with procurement’s rising stars in a masterclass environment over the course of the second day to energise the next generation of procurement leaders
Unparalleled Networking Opportunities
Cracking the Code
Making space for innovation is an ongoing mantra for many CPOs. As we enter the age of disruption, commercial leaders are faced with a choice: seek out innovative solutions to gain competitive advantage, or watch their organisations fall behind. Never before have the stakes been so high, with Procurement teams requiring flexibility, adaptability and a real willingness to change.
Stephen joined Broadspectrum as the Chief Information Officer in 2011, his experience spanning business and technology leadership and delivery experience in the wealth management, banking and life insurance sectors.
During the year Stephen took on additional responsibility for creating and leading the Business Services portfolio and leading the operating model change across the organisation. The key focus areas for the year were continued outsourcing and offshoring activities, leading operating model change, continued roll-out of technology platform change and uplift in capability.
DR. JEAN BADERSCHNEIDER
Chief Executive Officer, Global Fund to End Slavery
Dr. Baderschneider is the inaugural CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. The mission of the Fund is to catalyze and coordinate a global strategy informed by rigorous measurement, owned by countries, and at the scale needed to permanently dismantle slavery systems. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group appointed in January 2015.
Dr. Baderschneider retired from ExxonMobil in 2013 where she was Vice-President, Global Procurement. In this role she led the procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, warehousing and operations globally.
Group Managing Director Finance/CFO, WorleyParsons
Joining WorleyParsons in 2015, Tom is accountable for finance, information management, assurance, development, communications and investor relations. Tom brings his leadership in driving transformational change, his ability to create shareholder value and his experience in the management of complex major systems replacements to his role at WorleyParsons.
Former CEO & Chairman, KPMG International
Michael was Chairman and CEO, KPMG International from May 2011 to July 2014.He is the first Australian to be CEO of one of the ‘big four’ accounting firms. Michael led KPMG’s member firm network which employs 155,000 professionals in 156 countries with a turnover of US 25 Billion. Michael was made an officer of the Order of Australia in January 2016.
Michael is currently Chairman of the Board of Taxation.He was Chair of the Australian B20 Working Group on Anti-Corruption and Transparency and its Global CEO Forum.
Vice President & Managing Director, PayPal Australia
Libby is VP and MD of PayPal Australia since 2015. In this role she is responsible for driving payment innovations, working collaboratively with Australian businesses and industry partners to respond to the evolving payments landscape and to help accelerate commerce in Australia. Libby has a track record of successful leadership of large, complex professional and financial services firms, most recently serving as Director of AMP Corporate Super.
Previous to this, Libby was a senior executive at American Express across Asia Pacific and a Principal at Booz Allen.
Political Editor, Australian Financial Review
Laura Tingle is the Political Editor at the Australian Financial Review and is an award-winning reporter specialising in politics, policy and economy. With over 30 years’ experience, Laura has won two Walkley awards and the Paul Lyneham award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. She has been highly commended by the Walkley judges for investigative reporting.
Marketing & Digital Revolutionary
Steve Sammartino is an expert on the digital revolution and disruptive technologies. A modern-day renaissance man, Steve has worked in marketing for the world’s largest companies, founded and sold his own start-ups, is a business journalist, and thought leader in the start-up & technology arena. Steve was also on the front page of almost every leading newspaper around the world after building a life-size Lego Car from 500,000 pieces. It runs on air!
MEGAN CLARK AC
Director, Rio Tinto, CSL and former CEO, CSIRO
Prior to taking on the Directorship role with CSL in 2016 and Rio Tinto in 2014, Megan Clark was CEO of CSIRO from 2009. She has held a variety of executive and director roles at multinationals including Western Mining Corporation, NM Rothschild & Sons and BHP Billiton. She holds a PhD in economic geology and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the AICD. In 2014 she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Head of Provider Applications, Telstra Health
Michael Boyce has over 30 years of management expertise gained across a range of service industries, including petroleum, retail, banking, insurance, IT and health. In July 2013 Michael was appointed as the Community and Aged Care Lead for Telstra Health, a new initiative spearheading Australia’s e-health revolution. Michael is also a Non-Executive Director of The Oakleigh Centre. Prior to joining Telstra, Michael was Chief Executive of Australian Homecare Services.
CEO, Emergent Solutions
Holly Ransom was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, and also became the world’s youngest-ever Rotary President. She is a popular blogger and a regular radio and TV guest. She has featured on ABC’s ‘Q&A’ and Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, and is renowned for her commentary on intergenerational economic and social challenges. Previously, Holly was Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth Chief Executive Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh.
CEO, Wheeler Centre
Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre. The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas is a literary and publishing centre founded as part of Melbourne's bid to become a UNESCO City of Literature. Michael is also the host of Blueprint for Living, a weekly show on RN which is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
General Manager, Nab Labs at National Australia Bank
Jon Davey is the Executive General Manager, Nab Labs, at National Australia Bank. Nab Labs is an innovation hub focused on the rapid experimentation and commercialisation of customer led innovation. Prior to joining NAB in 2009, Jon was a founding partner in a consulting and software company focused on measuring the productivity of operations centres. He also has 18 years’ experience in Corporate and Management Consulting. Jon holds MBA, Masters of Science and Bachelor of Educations degrees.
Head of Strategic Relationship Management & Outsourcing Procurement & Sourcing, NAB
Michelle leads the Supplier Relationship Management transformation program for NAB and is responsible for developing in-house capabilities to ensure best-in-class outsourcing, supplier management, governance and innovation processes. Prior to NAB, Michelle has held senior leadership positions at Serco Australia, BPO UCMS (now Aegis) and Telstra.
As a "Female Champion of Change" Michelle is determined to open the hatch, extend the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling! Michelle actively works with the community on causes relating to diversity and inclusion.
Director of Supply Chain, Telstra
Deanna Lomas was appointed Director of Supply Chain at Telstra in 2014, leading a team responsible for consumer product supply, warehouse and distribution operations to support Telstra’s retail network. Prior to joining Telstra, Deanna held senior procurement, operational and commercial roles at MMG, CUB and BP. Her expertise includes risk management strategies, commercial and operational planning, and evaluating opportunities for the commercialisation of emerging technologies. Deanna holds bachelor degrees in Engineering, Business and Arts and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
The Asia-Pacific Forum is the premier event for CPOs in the region, and is dedicated to lifting commercial leadership at the highest levels. Top-performing CPOs will benefit from an intimate, strategic conversation in a stimulating forum environment designed to promote energetic discussion and collaborative learning. A limited number of Future Leaders in Procurement will join CPOs over the second day of the event to create a unique procurement masterclass environment.
Who can I expect to network with at the CPO Forum?
The CPO Forum offers unparalleled networking opportunities with influential CPOs from the regions’ top-performing organisations. Structured and unstructured opportunities to network, including the Gala Dinner, are an integral part of the CPO Forum. Collectively, this CPO audience represents a spend of over $180 billion.
What time does the event start and finish?
The forum will commence at 8.30am on Wednesday 18th May and conclude at 3.30pm on Thursday 19th May, 2016.
What is the Faculty Roundtable?
The Faculty Roundtable connects the region's most talented, forward thinking CPOs and their teams in a trusted knowledge network. With 30 member organisations, the Roundtable comprises a unique combination of face-to-face leadership development forums, tailored benchmarking and research - all with a distinctive focus on commercial leadership.
Who can I contact for more information about the Forum?
For more information please contact Program Manager, Belinda Toohey, on +61 3 9654 4900 or via email.