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July 11th, 2024

Tower of London

Tower of London I 11th July
Join us for  an afternoon of learning and networking in this historic and unique venue

As Procurement is asked to address more challenges while contending with surging market uncertainty, a new approach is needed. Leaders are reshaping their teams. Working differently with suppliers and internal stakeholders. And embracing revolutionary new technologies, increasingly powered by AI, to supercharge their talent.

Procurement Innovation on Tour is your opportunity to see the latest technologies available and how leaders are leveraging them to reimagine the function, all close to your home.

Join us as we bring together industry thought leaders and top professionals from renowned brands, offering you unparalleled insights and strategies to propel your organization ahead of the curve.

Why attend?


Learn from the Best:


Learn from industry leaders like Hiscox and ISG.
Gain invaluable insights from industry experts and visionaries who are shaping the future of procurement.


Better Understand New Technology:


Expand your knowledge of Generative AI and other

disruptive technologies - What they can do to enhance the efficiency of your team today and what is coming soon.


Network with Peers:


Connect with over 100 like-minded professionals and expand your local network




14:00 - 15:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

15:00 - 15:10
Welcome & Opening Note 


Ian Thompson, VP Northern Europe - Ivalua

15:10 - 16:10

Keynote - Supercharge Procurement with IVA Gen AI & Innovation Showcase

See how our Procurement strategy and operation can be supercharged with the power of AI. See how you can automate time-intensive daily tasks, such as research, analysis, RFx, content creation, modification, and summarization. Everything is possible today, just ask IVA.


Vishal Patel, VP Product Marketing - Ivalua

Arnaud Malardé, Product Marketing Director - Ivalua

Steve Carter, Product Marketing Director - Ivalua

Simone Smits, Solution Consultant - Ivalua

16:10 - 16:40

Customer Panel - Procurement [Re] Imagined

Explore how our customers are transforming their everyday Procurement practices with innovative strategies that will resonate with both Procurement and Supply Chain experts.


Moderator: Karen Merrill Director, Powered Procurement, KPMG

Karl Poulsen , Chief Procurement Officer - Hiscox

Robert Scriven, Head of Supply Chain - ISG

Jason Lowry, Director Procurement, Yodel

16:40 - 16:55

Lessons Learned in Ivalua Project Delivery

Hear how our customers are transforming their everyday Procurement practices with Ivalua.


Francesco Bandolin, Director PWC Advisory

16:55 - 17:25

Coffee & Networking

17:25 - 18:05

How Gen AI Can Empower Procurement Professionals - Panel Discussion

Delve into the intersection of artificial intelligence and procurement expertise to uncover opportunities for personal advancement. Learn how companies in the region could become leaders in procurement with AI-powered procurement.


Moderator: Sara Omer, VP Sales, Ivalua

Simon Peters, Procurement & Supply Chain Lead, Accenture

Zoe Webster, Director of Authentic Innovation Ltd

Jo Wightman,VP Portfolio Strategy and Product Operations, Ecovadis

18:05 - 18:20

Closing Remarks

Franck Lheureux, Chief Revenue Officer - Ivalua


18:30 - 19:00

Private Tour of the Crown Jewels

We will be met by the famous Beefeaters from the Tower and they will lead us on our Private Tour of this world famous  collection of priceless jewels.


19.00 - 20:30 

Welcome to the Ivalua Summer Party

We will be delighted to welcome you to our evening reception where we will serve drinks and food.  You will have a chance to take a selfie or two and to enjoy some food and drinks in the company of our guests on a beautiful summer evening in London.

20:30  - Event Close




Zoe Webster


Authentic Innovation Ltd

Karl Poulsen

Karl Poulsen

Chief Procurement Officer



Simon Peters

Procurement & Supply Chain Lead



Francesco Bandolin



Jo Whiteman

Jo Wightman

VP Portfolio Strategy and Product Operations


Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

VP Northern Europe, Sales


Robert Scriven

Robert Scriven

Head of Supply Chain



Simone Smits

Solution Consultant



Jason Lowry

Head of Procurement


Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel

VP Product Marketing



Sara Omer

VP Sales


Arnaud Malardé

Arnaud Malardé

Director of Product Marketing



Stephen Carter

Director of Product Marketing


Who Should Attend

Procurement Leaders

Supply Chain Leaders

Finance & IT Leaders


New Armories, Tower of London

The New Armories is location inside the walls of the 

Tower of London, located at Tower Hill,  London EC3N 4AB

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Public Transport

Nearest Tube is Tower Hill