MEET THE

SPEAKERS

This program unashamedly zones in on the people, technology and ideas literally transforming the way we work. Featuring a carefully-selected group of innovative global and Australian CPO’s – alongside psychologists, negotiators, leadership experts, neuroscientists and senior business executives.

Justin Dillon Justin Dillon Founder/CEO, FRDM
Dr Eloise Epstein VP Kearney
Ido Leffler Co-Founder, CEO Yoobi
Matt Bekier Chief Executive Officer The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Samantha Apps Chief Procurement Officer The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Sandra Capponi Co-Founder Good On You
Justin Dillon Justin Dillon Founder/CEO, FRDM
Dr Eloise Epstein VP Kearney
Ido Leffler Co-Founder, CEO Yoobi
Matt Bekier Chief Executive Officer The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Samantha Apps Chief Procurement Officer The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Sandra Capponi Co-Founder Good On You

How Many Slaves Work For You?

This presentation is the intersection of procurement, technology and human rights. Justin is the founder of Slavery Footprint, a non-profit organisation dedicated to ending forced labour, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery. Partnering with the U.S. State Department, he launched a multiple-award-winning website that asks the question, “How many slaves work for you?”. The website and mobile app allow you to visualise how your consumption habits are connected to modern-day slavery, providing you with an opportunity to have a conversation with the companies that manufacture the goods you purchase.

Justin is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. He founded the enterprise software company FRDM, with a mission of changing the world through the power of our purchases. FRDM is a business platform used by Fortune 500 companies to measure and mitigate risk of forced labor in supply chains.

No More Excuses: Digitally Enabled Procurement

Today’s procurement technology is a complete failure. Business users hate it, procurement users loathe it, and even the technology vendors treat procurement functions as second-class citizens. In fact, after nearly 20 years of technology deployment, most organizations still struggle to get a comprehensive view of their spend. The systems are rigid, complicated, and only solve a fraction of procurement’s needs.

And yet, we stand here at the start of a new decade, one punctuated by immense digital disruption. Spurred by massive investment, innovation, and strategic imperatives, the procurement function is rapidly becoming a digital first function. In short, the digital procurement future has arrived.

No hype, no buzzwords, no delusionary visions of the future. This session will explain how to do digital procurement. Specifically, what is digital procurement, why it is so impactful, and how to build the roadmap and business case for change. The era of excuses is over, it’s the time to start the journey.

Eloise is a digital futurist with nearly two decades of experience working with procurement organizations to architect, design, and adopt digital technologies. Her work is geared toward disrupting subpar technology adoption and building future strategies through advanced partnerships with start-ups and emerging technology solution providers. She is an Inaugural member of ISM’s Thought Leadership Council and frequent writer and presenter about digital procurement.

Doing Good From the Top Down

Ido is a serial social entrepreneur known for building standout brands centred around three key pillars: incredible people, kick ass product, and awesome cause.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Yoobi, a company that creates bright, vibrant stuff for school, home and office that gives back. To date, they have provided free school supplies to over 4 million kids. He is also the Co-Founder of Yes To, Inc., Cheeky, and Beach House Group.

Ido uses his companies as social good platforms, each giving back in unique and impactful ways. From fighting hunger and supporting the next generation of female leaders, to providing much-needed schools supplies.

Ido is an emeritus member of the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council and was named to the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society where he is the Co-Chair of The Centre for Global Education. He sits on the corporate boards of Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom New Zealand), Joyus, and Soma, among others, and serves as an advisor to several start-ups including Dollar Shave Club and Birchbox.

Procurement’s Broader Commercial Influence – Through the Lens of the CEO

The Star Entertainment Group in an ASX-listed company. In line with their vision of becoming Australia’s leading integrated resort company, it operates seven hotels, around 60 award-winning bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, and is midway through a multi-billion-dollar transformation program. CEO, Matt Bekier shares fascinating insights with Star’s CPO, Samantha Apps about the commercial influence of procurement in a volatile and dynamic business environment.

• Our business is science, not art – data driven decision making
• Reciprocity with our supply network to drive innovation
• Data and spend analytics for revenue optimization
• Using procurement’s commercial acumen for margin improvement
• Procurement as a value driver in a matrix organisation
• Our ambitions for sustainability and a good corporate citizenship

Procurement’s Broader Commercial Influence – Through the Lens of the CEO

The Star Entertainment Group in an ASX-listed company. In line with their vision of becoming Australia’s leading integrated resort company, it operates seven hotels, around 60 award-winning bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, and is midway through a multi-billion-dollar transformation program. CEO, Matt Bekier shares fascinating insights with Star’s CPO, Samantha Apps about the commercial influence of procurement in a volatile and dynamic business environment.

• Our business is science, not art – data driven decision making
• Reciprocity with our supply network to drive innovation
• Data and spend analytics for revenue optimization
• Using procurement’s commercial acumen for margin improvement
• Procurement as a value driver in a matrix organisation
• Our ambitions for sustainability and a good corporate citizenship

Your Purchasing Decisions Matter

Sandra Capponi has long been concerned with sustainability and supply chain issues in big business, with 15+ years’ experience in corporate social responsibility. She founded Good On You as she sees huge potential in using purchasing power to drive positive change.

Good On You is the world’s leading source for trusted brand ratings. It uses the power of consumers’ choices to create a sustainable future in fashion. Good On You’s comprehensive rating system helps shoppers and retailers know the impact of brands on people and the planet. Over 300,000 shoppers use Good On You to access 2,000+ ratings and buy better. Good On You also works with more than 80 global brands and retailers including Farfetch to source more sustainably and win new consumer markets.