Executive Luncheon: Embracing the Digital Transformation

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14 May 2019
The Capital Grille
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Embracing the Digital Transformation

Join us and our partners, Canon and American Express, for an exclusive lunch, featuring a presentation by Roy Anderson, Chief Procurement Officer at Tradeshift.

Today’s world is being driven by evolving technologies leading to processes becoming increasingly automated. How do today’s leading professionals navigate through this maze to make their organizations more financially competitive while helping their careers thrive? Staying ahead of the curve and your competition is paramount and to do so, you must make processes digital by default moving forward. Learning how, embracing the future, and applying the correct path will have a profound impact on your company’s success and your personal career. In this innovation luncheon, Roy Anderson will focus on:

* Procure-to-Pay – Looking to the future
* How collaboration positively impacts the entire financial supply chain
* Embracing the digital transformation for your professional growth
* How to avoid today’s pitfalls and traps

Where?

The Capital Grille – Wine Room
1861 International Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102

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When?

Tuesday
14 May 2019
11:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Meet the Speaker

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Roy Anderson has been at the forefront of procurement technology since the 1980s.  Now, as the Chief Procurement Officer of Tradeshift – the largest global business network for buying and selling – Roy is one of the only network CPOs in the world, as he enacts transformational change in the marketplace, allowing thousands of companies to choose from curated tools that allow them to share digital data with their suppliers – a solution that digitizes the supply chain in a way that has never been done before.

A string of impressive accomplishments during his 30+ years in procurement prepared Roy to take on this unique role. Roy has led transformational change throughout his career, implementing a DOD first Mainframe EDI to supplier network, at the dawn of the PC era. Working with early technology pioneers to build and implement e-Procurement and e-Sourcing prior to Y2K, and driving billions in electronic sourcing while developing MWBE suppliers to excel across a wide range of categories. Before joining Tradeshift this past September, Roy led the Procurement technology transformation at companies such as Fidelity Investments, and as CPO at John Hancock, MetLife and State Street Bank.

Meet the Hosts

Driven by new business opportunities, emerging threats and disruptive forces, executive boards, CEOs and CFOs are launching digital transformation initiatives to enable their enterprises to survive and grow. Enhancing supply chain processes including source-to-pay systems is a critical part of such transformation projects. In response to this scenario, Canon Business Process Services offers source-to-pay (S2P) services that can help your company reach the highest levels of performance. Canon’s source-to-pay outsourcing delivers immediate impact through operational improvements while helping to create and deliver a roadmap for the digital transformation journey.

Through our Global Commercial Services division, American Express offers powerful backing and support that helps companies of all sizes gain financial savings, control and efficiency. We provide a suite of payment and lending products, solutions for travel and everyday business spending, cross border payments, global currency solutions, and business financing.

To learn more about Global Commercial Services, visit business.americanexpress.com.

Tradeshift

Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app. More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at tradeshift.com.

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