Profitability is more important than ever — and procurement leaders are more strategic than ever. Procurement is no longer just a cost center, a spender of money made by others in the enterprise. With the right tools and methodology, procurement can maximize every dollar of profit and discover every dollar of cost savings, positioning them to be critical drivers of the bottom line.
In this AOP Live session, Adam Brown of BT will talk about the expansive opportunities for value creation available to CPOs and procurement teams who have the vision to seize them. Alongside facilitator Philip Ideson, Adam will explore cross functional collaboration, technology integration, and the measurable impact procurement can have on shareholder value.
Adam will answer your live questions about:
- How you can help sell other enterprise teams on the procurement value proposition
- How procurement can bring more spend under management without becoming overly transactional
- The opportunity to uncover new savings opportunities by bringing multiple different systems together
- The impact procurement can have on the bottom line through quick and quality tech enablement
About the Guest – Adam Brown
Adam started his career in research at BT as part of a Masters programme which ultimately lead to launching an award winning CDN startup in 2000 with backing from BT and Softbank. After this, Adam moved back into BT, first as a consultant for the large corporate outsource business, and then in transformation for BT’s Global Services unit, specialising in mobility. A further move to procurement resulted in Adam leading the procurement technology and management information teams, before once again becoming involved in transformation, this time focusing on delivering the Procurement digital transformation and heading up the Procurement Digital Garage. Over the years Adam has been involved in several start-ups, currently sits on the board of Pelipod (BT Final Mile business) as a non-executive Director as well as being an avid snowboarder and early adopter of all tech
BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in 180 countries worldwide. Our main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.