SPARK by Scout | February 26 - 27, 2019

Day 2 | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8:00 AM | Registration and Breakfast

Join us in B-Side for coffee, breakfast, and networking to kick off the day!

9:00 AM | Opening Keynote

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10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM | Track One: Sourcing Transformation | Joe Henderson Lab

10:45 AM | The Transformative Power of Supplier Diversity
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11:30 AM | Women in Sourcing
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10:45 AM | Track Two: Supplier Engagement | Miner Auditorium

10:45 AM | The New KPIs: Going from Inside-out to Outside In (and Why)
As Sourcing evolves into a truly strategic leader in the organization, we need to reshape the metrics and KPIs we use to guide our path. Today, most organizations’ metrics are internally-focused - cost savings, team efficiency, etc. As supplier engagement increases, we need to “flip” our metrics to be more outside in.

11:30 AM | Changing the Rules: SaaS Negotiation Success Framework
While the act of negotiation isn’t easy, the success of every deal depends on it. How can sourcing ensure the value and risk requirements, without resorting to hard bargaining? In this session, you’ll learn from real stories and real experiences in the field -- successes, shortcomings, and even surprises. Expand your skills and test out a new, collaborative, problem-solving approach in the new world of indirect sourcing negotiation.

Speaker: CJ Anderson-Johnson, Indirect Sourcing Team Manager at Sleep Number

10:45 AM | Track Three: Scout Deep Dive | B-Side

10:45 AM | Contract Management
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11:30 AM | Onboarding & SPM
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12:20 PM | Lunch

Join us in B-Side and the First Floor Lobby for a delicious food truck catered lunch!

1:30 PM | SPARK Town Hall and Q&A

Join the Scout team onstage for an open and lively discussion about pizza, sourcing, and the future of technology in our industry. We might tell bad sourcing jokes.

2:00 PM | Scout Experience

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