The St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco
June 15 2017

Accelerating Procurement Performance Through Technology & Intelligence

West Coast Forum 2017

Are you looking to deliver optimal business outcomes through data insights and intelligence in order to gain a competitive edge? The West Coast Forum will help you do exactly that. Learn how to deploy new processes towards an end to end data intelligence strategy and leverage data from supplier systems in new ways that inform and support the wider business.

Bringing together the West Coast’s brightest minds in procurement from the most innovative and disruptive technology firms and leading global businesses for 1 day of insight, inspiration and interactive discussion, you will have the opportunity to network with senior peers, share knowledge and hear best-practice case studies from a carefully selected group of expert speakers.

The Focus:

Through a mixture thought leading keynotes, case studies and roundtable discussions, The West Coast Forum will offer you platform go back to your business and:

  • Identify patterns, early warnings and triggers to deliver real time value
  • Develop a forward prediction capability
  • Align your procurement data strategy with the wider corporate data strategy

Register your interest to be the first to hear the latest updates for the 2017 agenda.

Last year’s expert advisory board and speaker panel included:
ABB, Google, IBM, BNY Mellon, Britvic, Bloomberg & Flex


We are working to recruit the most influential names in procurement to share their success stories with you in June 2017. Our industry leading 2016 speaker faculty included:

Speaking opportunities
For speaking opportunities please contact:
Tom Linton

Tom Linton


Edward O’Donnell

Edward O’Donnell
Chief Procurement Data Officer


Emily Galt

Emily Galt
Executive Sourcing Product & Solutions Manager


Marty Schoch

Marty Schoch
Senior Procurement Director


Frank Wadsworth

Frank Wadsworth
Head of Supplier Risk Management


Last year's agenda

Vision, strategy and case studies from procurement pioneers on:

  • Building capability for the future profit-driven procurement organization
  • Harnessing the power of supplier collaboration for mutual value creation
  • Embracing emerging disruptive technologies which are shaping the future of procurement
  • Collaborating to effect the greatest opportunity with key stakeholders
  • Sourcing, retaining and developing tomorrow’s workforce
  • Generating results-driven value in data and analytics
  • Procurement as agent of change: making the leap from good to great
  • Actionable steps to building and maintaining a win-win relationship with C-suite

Harness the power of collective brainstorming through subject specific, interactive roundtables

  1. Drive innovation through advanced supplier partnering
  2. Shape how procurement drives measureable value
  3. Embed the skillsets of leadership and influence
  4. Leverage the power of data and analytics
  5. Simplify the outsourcing process
  6. Gain influence / ownership of critical areas of indirect spend
  7. Take marketing procurement to the next level
  8. Technology driving the next generation in performance

Last year's partners

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16 East Coast Partner Ariba/SAP
Headline Partner
16 East Coast Partner Riskmethods
Focus Stream Partner
Catalant cognition partner east coast 16
Coupa 16 East Coast Partner
Cognition Partner
KPMG 16 East Coast Partner
Cognition Partner
Capgemini - East coast FORUM 2016 - private roundtable partner
Castlight Health - East Coast
Efficio 16 East Coast Partner
Know-How Partner
Lionbridge - East Coast Forum - Know-How Partner
Tradeshift - Know-How - East Coast 16
Williams Lea Tag East Coast 16 Partner
Know-How Partner
BuyerQuest - 16 East Coast Partner
Vanguard Partner
Innovatix - 16 East Coast Partner
Vanguard Partner
Proxima - East Coast 16 - Vanguard
Scanmarket - East Coast Forum - Vanguard
The Smart Cube - 16 East Coast Partner
Vanguard Partner
Vinimaya - 16 East Coast Partner
Vanguard Partner
Xeeva - East Coast Forum - VANGUARD PARTNER
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