PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Buyers and suppliers know the power of connecting and collaborating to
drive business innovation and growth and to advance social good. And
that is why thousands of them will gather at SAP
Ariba Live, the premier global commerce conference, taking place at
the Austin Convention Center, April 1-3.
The annual three day event, the first in this year’s global series
hosted by SAP
Ariba, is the marquee opportunity for the community of business
leaders, procurement, supply chain, finance and IT professionals to
network, share their successes and challenges, and learn from industry
experts and each other. Together, they will discuss the best ways to
leverage digital business networks and emerging technologies to drive
intelligence and efficiency into spend management while advancing social
The event will feature insightful and inspiring keynote speakers,
John Vazquez, senior vice president and head of Global Real
Estate & Global Supply Chain, Verizon, discussing the strategic role
of procurement in driving business and the importance of spend
management across the organization.
Tamara McCleary, CEO, Thulium, international branding expert,
technology futurist, and global social media influencer, and Kathy
Hinton, founder and president of Agilitology, a firm dedicated to
making leaders and their supply chain organizations more agile to
accelerate performance, who will talk about global and industry trends
influencing day-to-day operations and the future of business commerce.
Simon Sinek, optimist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author
of “Start with Why,” sharing his insights on the infinite game of
SAP Ariba executives:
President Barry Padgett on the future of procurement and
intelligent spend management
Sean Thompson, senior vice president of Business Network &
Ecosystem, together with partners and customers to discuss how to
thrive in the business network ecosystem
- Chief Product Officer Darren Koch on the SAP Ariba roadmap.
- President Barry Padgett on the future of procurement and
SAP Ariba Live will include more
than 140 breakout sessions to choose from covering everything from
the intelligent enterprise and total spend management to supplier
management and risk featuring customers and partners including: First
Solar, Generac, Hallmark Cards, JP Morgan Chase, Made in a Free World,
McKesson, Stryker Corporation, Zions Bank and many more!
In addition, the annual Diversity and Leadership Forum at SAP Ariba Live
will feature Sally Helgesen and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith,
leadership experts and co-authors of “How Women Rise.” Together, Dr.
Goldsmith and Ms. Helgesen will lead a discussion about building
For more information, visit www.aribalive.com.
About SAP Ariba
SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba
Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 3.8 million companies and
190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions
and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing
process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and
building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with
profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships –
simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The
result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where over $2.64 trillion in
commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com.
As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is the market leader in
enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in
all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue
touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT),
and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into
intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep
business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of
their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can
consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our
end-to-end suite of applications and services enable more than 413,000
business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously,
and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners,
employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and
improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
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