Andrew Burgess - Leading thinker on robotics and artificial intelligence
Andrew has worked as an advisor to C-level executives in Technology and Sourcing for the past 20 years. He is a strategic advisor to a number of ambitious companies, particularly in the fields of Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. He is also considered a leading expert in the Legal Transformation market and has written a book, ‘The Rise of Legal Services Outsourcing’ (Bloomsbury) in collaboration with the London School of Economics. He is considered a thought-leader and practitioner in Artificial Intelligence and is regularly invited to speak at conferences on the subject. He is a prolific writer on the ‘future of work’ both in his popular weekly newsletter and in industry magazines and blogs. He also writes a weekly publication "Space Cadet Glow" on the topics of science, psychology and culture.
Philip King - co-chair of the UK Prompt Payment Code Advisory Council and chief executive of the CICM
The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) is Europe’s largest credit management organisation, and the second largest globally. The Institute was granted its Royal Charter on 1 January 2015. The trusted leader in expertise for all credit matters, it represents the profession across trade, consumer and export credit, and all credit-related services. Formed over 75 years ago, it is the only such organisation accredited by Ofqual and it offers a comprehensive range of services and bespoke solutions for the credit professional as well as services and advice for the wider business community. Philip is a well known speaker and expert on the topic in the UK and internationally.
Dan Foley - Director of HR and Finance, Mouchel
A Renowned international award winning senior professional and leader with over 20 years’ experience in various dynamic Blue Chip organisations with significant Business Transformation, Organisational, Operational and Change Delivery/Management experience; excellent Operational, Commercial, Business, Process and Finance knowledge as well as matured CRM and Programme Management. An engaging and experienced speaker, Dan specialises in topics such as leadership, business transformation, change management, shared services, technology and data, financial management, procurement and constant learning.
Jim Hemmington - Director of Procurement, BBC
Jim is Director of Procurement at the BBC, responsible for the external spend of £1.5 billion p.a. on goods and services, including outsourced services contracts such as Transmission, TV Licensing and Audience Services. In addition to buying in goods and services, Jim also co-ordinates the contract management activity governing the BBC’s major contracts and ensures best practice relationship management in the delivery of these contracts throughout their lifecycle. He is currently responsible for delivering major savings initiatives in the BBC to support the BBC’s funding challenges over the next licence fee period.
Jim has been in various roles in procurement and contract management within the BBC and works closely with senior business managers across the organisation. Before joining the BBC he spent most of his career in a number of Government Departments, including the Cabinet Office and Department of the Environment.
Michael Ryan - Director Finance Transformation & Shared Services
Michael Ryan is an experienced Finance Transformation Consultant with over 20 years experience in managing change. He has a unique blend of front line industry experience in addition to Big 4 Consulting background. Working on multiple Finance Transformation initiatives Michael specialises in Shared Services. Michael has worked across a number of industries including Telecoms, Media, Pharma and Manufacturing and has experienced a high degree of P2P impact on all his engagements.
Peter Loughlin - Managing Director, Purchasing Insight
Pete is a well-known voice in the industry and provides expert consultancy services in the fields of Purchase to Pay, including financial supply chain management, supply chain finance, e-invoicing and procurement. A former Head of Global P2P for Orange Business Services and a principal consultant for KPMG, Pete has that rare ability to cut through the noise and get to the heart of the key strategic issues. His insights are in demand at a wide variety of national and international conferences.
Mary Schaeffer - Accounts Payable trainer, writer and consultant
Mary Schaeffer has the inimitable ability to find accounts payable related solutions that really work - without making a major dent in the bottom line. Armed with a degree in maths and a degree in finance, she takes a “roll up your sleeves and dig into the details” approach to finding solutions to those problems that cause migraines for CFOs, controllers, and managers. Fifteen years spent researching and writing about payment issues gives Mary Schaeffer a unique vantage point. Combine that with an almost equal amount of time spent in the corporate trenches of several large finance and treasury departments and you’ll see why she’s become known as America’s leading accounts payable expert.