A Fireside Chat on Innovations in Tech and Procurement
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A Fireside Chat on Innovations in Tech and Procurement

Watch our Founder and CEO, Ryan Neu talk shop with Procurement leaders from top companies Datadog, CommerceHub, and ActiveCampaign.

Hear what industry experts Michelle Vita, Sören Petsch, and Wayne Williams are doing to innovate procurement across their organizations all while managing economic uncertainty, and discover what industry trends and innovations they predict will come in 2023.

Meet the panel

Michelle Vita, Senior Director, Procurement

As a thought leader that specializes in transformational procurement processes, Michelle was Datadog's first procurement hire and built the function from the ground up.

She's spearheaded the implementation of the finance & procurement toolset, designed the entire procure-to-pay workflow, and more. Michelle is well-versed in process/procedure transformation through system automation, increased savings through contract negotiation, and reduced cycle times for all facets of procurement.

Sören Petsch, Head of Procurement

With two decades worth of procurement, finance, and consulting experience in the software, retail, and banking industries, Sören now leads complete modernization of procurement support at CommerceHub.

A few highlights include flexibly scaling a small team through workflows and automation (driving multifold increases in productivity), leading complex negotiations and transitions, supporting the company move to fully remote, and delivering millions of dollars in annual savings.

Wayne Williams, Director of Procurement

Coming from an impressive background at companies like Southwest Airlines and Ace Hardware Corp., Wayne leads ActiveCampaign's procurement and strategic sourcing efforts, along with global real estate and facilities strategy.

He's brought on $500k worth of savings in his first 9 months, implemented source-to-pay, spend management, and contract lifecycle management platforms for enterprise-wide deployment, fostered strong relationships with key stakeholders and vendors, and much more.

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