EFFSO and Tradeshift: Breakfast event | Malmö

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14 March, 2019
Media Evolution City, Malmö
7.30 am

Join Tradeshift and EFFSO as we gain new insights together on the theme ‘New technology as a game changer in procurement’

Today’s purchasing professionals are facing challenges as complexity of products increases while there is a constant demand for responsible and sustainable sourcing. At the same time new technology decreases the need for manual intervention in sourcing and procurement.

Listen to what our experts have to say on changes that instant access to data and Artificial Intelligence bring.


Media Evolution City, (Utbildningsrummet/ The training room)

Stora Varvsgatan 6a, Malmö



Thursday 14 March, 2019

7.30 – 9.00



  • 7.30 – Welcome & networking breakfast
  • 8.00 – Gert Sylvest and Lloyd Humphreys, Tradeshift ‘The true Cost in Procurement’
  • 8.30 – Adam Skogman, EFFSO ‘An introduction to AI and how it can be used in spend analysis’
  • 9.00 – Wrap up and thank you!

Meet the speakers

Adam Skogman is the CTO of Spendency, the spend analysis tool jointly owned by EFFSO and Visma Commerce. As one of the original architects of Spendency, he is currently working on taking the system to the next level by incorporating AI technology. Adam is also developing EFFSO’s future portfolio of purchasing solutions.

Adam has a long history of building large-scale software solutions. He joined Spendency from a manager position at Apple, having built up a Big Data team in Sweden. Prior to that, Adam worked at Pivotal as a Principal Engineer on Real-time Business Intelligence for Telecom, as Lead Software Architect for Avail Intelligence (an e-Commerce AI company) and as a Principal Architect for real-time data solutions in the banking industry.

Adam holds an MS in Computer Science and Engineering.


Gert Sylvest is co-founder of Tradeshift and general manager of Tradeshift Frontiers, the company’s R&D and investment arm that focuses on blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things and other emerging technologies that impact supply chain and commerce.

Before leading Tradeshift Frontiers, Sylvest led the global cross-regional network strategy focusing on platform deployment and growth in China, and as CTO of Tradeshift. Prior to co-founding Tradeshift, he was responsible for the technical design and implementation of the Danish (Nemhandel) and European (PEPPOL) peer-to-peer-based source-to-pay digital infrastructures, with Accenture and Avanade.

Sylvest holds an MS in Computer Science and Music, specializing in real-time distributed collaboration systems.


Lloyd Humphreys is a product leader at Tradeshift running Tradeshift Ada, the artificial intelligence layer integrated into the platform. In previous roles he’s been responsible for the success of the first Tradeshift Buy customer go-live, and developing the underlying architecture of the Tradeshift Buy product.

Before becoming a product leader at Tradeshift, Lloyd was working to streamline ITIL processes with Citrix GoToAssist.



About Effective Sourcing EFFSO AB:

EFFSO is the leading procurement consultancy in Sweden. The company offers solutions in recruitment, training, interim management, consultancy and outsourcing. Together with Visma, EFFSO owns Spendency, a cloud-based tool for spend analysis, which has been named Customer Leader by Spend Matters. Customers are both local and global companies in the private and public sector. Several times, EFFSO has been awarded Dagens Industri’s “Gazelle” award and was also named a “supercompany” by Veckans Affärer. EFFSO has a turnover of MSEK 120 and employs over 100 people located in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. For more information, visit www.effso.se.



Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs. It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris, Suzhou, Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo, and Stockholm.

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