• 13 Jun 2024
  • The Platform



At SIG|ONE DAY events, buy-side practitioners can participate in powerful meetings that enable them to benchmark with other organizations and network with colleagues dealing with similar challenges. The event features a range of informative sessions, including an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers offering practical tools and training and CPO Presentations. There are multiple roundtable breakout sessions allowing delegates to discuss top issues with every delegate in the room! Networking is a top priority for every SIG|ONE-DAY event!

Buy-side practitioners can attend SIG|ONE-DAY events at no charge, making it easy to take advantage of this unique opportunity to benchmark and network with other professionals in their field.


Venue Info

320 S. Canal St., Chicago IL 60606

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10:00 am - 11:15 am

Executive Roundtable for Director-Level Delegates and Above

This session requires an invitation. Content, and dialogue are explicitly designed for the most senior delegates. If you are a Director or above, working with a buy-side company, please register to join this exclusive cohort.
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Registration Check-in for General Session Delegates

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Networking Lunch

Join us for a networking lunch and settle in for an inspiring day of thought-provoking sessions!
11:55 am - 12:00 pm

Opening Remarks, by Stephani McGarry, Chief Engagement Officer, SIG

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Navigating the AI Journey: From Hype to Practical Adoption in Procurement, by Nick Heinzmann, Head of Research, Zip

As the AI hype wave begins to crest, organizations are grappling with the challenge of separating hype from reality and determining the tangible benefits AI in the world of procurement. This session aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and perspective needed to navigate the evolving landscape of AI adoption in procurement. By exploring the transition from hype to disillusionment, we aim to provide a nuanced understanding of how AI will be integrated into procurement processes over the next 2-3 years. Join our session to: *Discuss the evolution of AI adoption, drawing parallels from the adoption trajectories of past general-purpose technologies *Explore the criticality of AI addressing genuine pain points within procurement, rather than being adopted for its own sake *Examine the key use cases that leverage AI to deliver practical solutions that address user needs effectively *Learn how orchestration will emerge as the primary mechanism through which employees, stakeholders, and procurement teams experience AI in the enterprise
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Breakout Roundtable Discussions, facilitated by Zip, IntegrityNext and Spend Matters

Our topic-based roundtable discussions allow for more intimate and focused conversations. Facilitated by industry leaders, you are invited to join up to three roundtable topics, or you may choose to remain within one topic. It's your choice. We will allow the room to circulate every 15 minutes to encourage new insights into each discussion as well as increase your networking power.
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

2H 2024: An Economic, Procurement and Technology Update, presented by Jason Busch, Founder & CEO, Spend Matters

Join us for this session to take a dive into procurement technology and the future of this critical market.
Jason Busch Jason Busch
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

United Airlines: Transforming Global Procurement for Strategic Success, by Michael Martineau, Director of Global Procurement, Digital Technology, United Airlines and Anson Best, Director of Procurement, United Airlines

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Move and Mingle Active Networking

This portion of the day is designed to get you out of your seats to stretch your legs and your networking skills! During this time, we invite you to connect with as many new peers as you can!
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsored Keynote Presentation, by IntegrityNext

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Enhancing Team Dynamics: CME's Approach to Team Effectiveness and Competency Modeling, by Chuck Hatsis, Chief Procurement Officer, CME Group

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Stakeholder Engagement and Management, presented by Velda Berryman, Director, Supply Chain and Procurement, CDK Global

In the SIG community, our Industry experts bring specific expertise to our most challenging situations. Skillfully articulated with applicable take-away's, these presentations are worth every minute invested.
4:40 pm - 4:35 pm

Closing Remarks