Join Tradeshift at CPO Rising 2019

29 - 30 October 2019
Harvard Club
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Procurement Leaders and CPOs, join us at CPO Rising in Boston on October 29 – 30, 2019

At CPO Rising 2019, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers and leading Procurement Officers come together in Boston for an executive symposium by Ardent Partners. Over 100 professionals will meet to hear how the sharpest minds in procurement are driving innovation and expanding the value their teams deliver.

Tradeshift Presentation

Tradeshift’s presentation during the plenary session: 

Virtual Procurement and the C-Level CPO
Tuesday – 29 October @ 1:35 PM

You are what you do. A time study at my previous CPO role showed that my senior team was still mired in important, but not high level, strategic work. I now have the opportunity to build a brand new supply chain function, in a fast-growing company, with the target to be focused on supplier innovation, internal collaboration and being the C-Level CPO. Yes, the procurement work has to be done, but it doesn’t have to be done by you. The key is to build out the virtual procurement function and let the Marketplace deliver transactional solutions. This interactive discussion will challenge your understanding of procurement, and present to you a unique opportunity to be on the ground floor of an SCM revolution.

At this session, learn how an app integrated supply chain network can:

1. Give you full knowledge and full insight into your supply chain data to increase your speed and productivity and give you more time for high-value strategic planning

2. Help you gain a comprehensive insight into your customers to meet KYC standards

3. Deliver higher value products and services at lower costs

Meet the speaker

 Roy Anderson, Chief Procurement and Digital Transformation Officer  
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.

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

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