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P2P Transformation Summit 2019

The Hurlingham Churlinghamlub

Bordering the Thames in Fulham and set in 42 acres of magnificent grounds, The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis of tradition and international renown. Recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members’ clubs, it retains its quintessentially English traditions and heritage, while providing excellent modern facilities that you'd expect from an exclusive venue. Our P2P Transformation Summit, including the plenary, breakout and exhibition rooms will enable you learn from a succession of business experts in a beautiful setting.

Keynote speaker

Matthew was England’s top table tennis player for more than a decade. He’s now best known as author of the bestsellers Bouncmatthew syed 2019e, Black Box Thinking  Matthew challenges organisations to avoid institutionalism and open themselves up to change. Feedback should be shared with everybody. Just as the entire aviation industry learns from each aircraft’s black box after an incident, failure should become an opportunity to adapt and grow. That sense of openness can also see innovation and improvements arise from anywhere.

Syed has worked as a commentator for the BBC and Eurosport, and as a journalist for The Times since 1999. He is a regular pundit on radio and television, commentating on sporting, cultural and political issues. 

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Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance. But more than that, he’s a fantastic storyteller. His regular columns in The Times are a testament to his skills in getting to the human heart of a topic, seeing above and beyond the obvious. Sporting achievements are often so much more than just that - they are a triumph over adversity, an example of trial and error, teamwork, self belief, tragedy and endurance – in other words an encapsulation of life itself.

His art of taking a subject and shaking the true story out of it shines through in his award winning books – Bounce and Black Box Thinking and also in his latest book, published this year, ostensibly for children, but in many ways, equally relevant for the adults buying them, You Are Awesome.

Black Box Thinking, which will form the basis of his keynote at our session, is about how to gain an edge in a complex, rapidly changing world. It focuses on how to identify and pursue marginal gains, how to boost creativity, and argues that individuals and organisations can't excel unless they are prepared to learn from their mistakes. It also shines a light on the astonishing psychological biases that can prevent us from reaching our potential.

And it’s a book that’s had a big impact. It was the inspiration behind the creation of the Independent Health Safety Investigation Branch for the NHS, with the hugely important legally protected safe spaces for clinicians to speak up about errors.

His first book, Bounce challenged the wisdom about the primary importance of talent, painting a picture of success that emphasises purposeful practice, mindset and smart risk-taking and is now an international bestseller and used by more than a dozen FTSE100 companies.

And it’s a mindset which ties up perfectly with the ethos of Tradeshift, a rapid-growth and forward-thinking company, that we’re enormously pleased to have as our headline partner this year and who is kindly sponsoring Matthew Syed at the event.

As a sports writer he won Sports Feature Writer of the Year at the SJA Awards in 2008 and Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2009. His first book, Bounce, was published by HarperCollins in May 2010; it won the 'Best New Writer' category of the British Sports Book Awards

Agenda

08:50 - 9.15

Registration

09:00 - 09:15 Refeshments and Meet the Exhibitors
09:15- 09.30 Welcome and introduction
09:30 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker
10:35 - 11:25
Panel Discussion
11:25 -11:50 Refeshments and Exhibitor Introductions
12:00 - 13:00 Lunchtime Keynote
13:00 - 14:00
Buffet Lunch - Meet the Exhibitors
14:00 - 16:20 Breakout sessions A, B, C & D
16:20 - 16:40 Awards, Prize Giving & Champagne reception
16:45 Closing

P2P Transformation Summit Brochure 2019 

You can view a PDF version of the Summit Brochure here.


Sessions for the Day:

Headline Keynote Speaker: Sponsored by tradeshift logo black

9:30am - 10:30am - Matthew Syed - author, broadcaster, journalist

Matthew is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance. But more than that, he’s a fantastic storyteller. His regular columns in The Times are a testament to his skills in getting to the human heart of a topic, seeing above and beyond the obvious. Sporting achievements are often so much more than just that - they are a triumph over adversity, an example of trial and error, teamwork, self belief, tragedy and endurance – in other words an encapsulation of life itself.

His art of taking a subject and shaking the true story out of it shines through in his award winning books – Bounce and Black Box Thinking and also in his latest book, published this year, ostensibly for children, but in many ways, equally relevant for the adults buying them, You Are Awesome.

Black Box Thinking, which will form the basis of his keynote at our session, is about how to gain an edge in a complex, rapidly changing world. It focuses on how to identify and pursue marginal gains, how to boost creativity, and argues that individuals and organisations can't excel unless they are prepared to learn from their mistakes. It also shines a light on the astonishing psychological biases that can prevent us from reaching our potential.

10:35 - 11:25 - Panel discussion session, led by Ollie O’Donoghue - Research Vice President, HFS

Crafting an Intelligent Automation Roadmap to Thrive in this Hyper-Connected Economy

Industry expert, Phil Fersht will lead a discussion based on how to create an intelligent automation roadmap for your organisation. In an ever more connected world, organisations need to know how they can stay relevant, and how they can mitigate against any risks and opportunities associated with operating in our hyper-connected economy. What makes an organisation's processing "intelligent?" Phil's opening discussion delving into these areas, will lead into a panel discussion with key industry figures who'll share their experience and opinions from a vendor, analyst and practitioner perspective. During this discussion, we'll be hearing the views of Andrew Parris, Director of Shared Services, Tarmac, Ganna Pogrebna, Lead Professor of Behavioural Data Science at the Alan Turing Institute and Rakesh Sangani, CEO and Senior Advisor for GBS

11:25 - 11:50 - Coffee Break - Exhibitor Introductions

12:00 - 13:00 - Lunchtime Keynote - Kate O'Neill, CEO KO Insights - Kindly sponsored by Documation Logo 2017

10 Fundamental Insights about the Tech-Driven Future for Humanity

We tend to tell a story about technology that pits the worst case scenario against the best case scenario — and conveniently leaves our actions and responsibilities out of the equation. But the truth is we are very much responsible for shaping the future of technology.

Is it possible that tech can even help us be better humans? As she asserted in her new book, Tech Humanist, with the emergence of automation, artificial intelligence, and other capacity-expanding tech, we will have the opportunity to create the best futures for the most people. People talk a lot about digital transformation, but O'Neill defines it as: keeping human experience at the centre, but taking advantage of the gains and efficiencies that data and technologies have to offer. In her new book “Tech Humanist,” Kate O’Neill examines the intent, goals and avenues through which people create and distribute technology, and the amplifying effects technology has on the values of the organisations that deploy it.

13:00 - 14:00 - BBQ Lunch in the stunning grounds of The Hurlingham Club

14:00 - 14:40 - Dan Foley, Finance Shared Services Director, Kier Group

P2P Technology's Nothing Without Talent and Culture

Uncover how to take a leadership role over your data, and not just pay lip service. Learn the importance of getting the basics right and understand the emotional impact of data. The "it will do" approach will no longer cut it. Understand the part of Procurement and Finance play in creating a rich environment for data analysis to support business outcomes. Understand what sort of talent to look for and foster in your team and how the culture you create can have just as much impact as the technology you use.

 14:00 14:40 - Lubnah Alam - Head of Financial Shared Services, J Murphy & Sons

Building a P2P process for the future – the Murphy Group Story

In this presentation, Lubnah will take you on a journey through the transformation planning at J Murphy & Sons, through the implementation stage and ahead into the future. For many of today's P2P teams, success depends on being able to capture and make the best use of the data that comes from processing. Uncover the best methods of making sure you are accurately mapping the outputs of the processing to your organisation's specified strategic outcomes. Find out what success looks like for the Murphy Group, and what their plans are for the future.

14:45 - 15:25 - Andrew Daley - Director, Edbury Daley

Climbing the Career Ladder in an Automated World

There’s a lot of talk these days about the future of work and robots taking over. In the session Andrew gives his view as a recruiter, on how he is seeing things change as the world of Procurement becomes further automated. We are increasingly observing terminology like spend analytics, process automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning creeping into job descriptions. Organisations ask us to find candidates that can “understand and agree our analytics vision” or “provide a step-change in the way we use data to inform our decision making and problem solving”.

But increasingly it’s adaptability and a willingness to learn new skills that are the key differentiator in today’s market. Attitudes to automation and new technology seem to vary dramatically, from people who see it as something that will put them out of work, to people who embrace the change and are actively developing new skill sets such as those mentioned above that will set them up for the future. Join Andrew's session to discover what you can do to elevate your position and stay relevant in a changing world.

14:45 - 15:25 - Dan Cameron - CPO Pearson

Achieving Digitalisation Through Connected Business Processes

Hear how Dan Cameron took Pearson through their journey to digitisation. Find out what the company did to achieve record growth and efficiency savings as well as gaining oversight and control over their processes. Join Dan to see how he helped his team to deliver huge amounts of value in terms of cost reduction, risk management, innovation and service improvement. With a focus on collaboration, Dan is particularly proud of creating an environment in which suppliers work together for the benefit of the customer. Their goal is to turn an already strong team into a world-class function by 2020. To do this will require hard work, the best influencing, negotiating and creative skills, and in this session, Dan will shine a light into a world that works for them, with ideas that you can take back to your team.

15:30 - 16:10 - Michael Ryan - Digital Transformation Expert

Collaborative Procure to Pay - If it's so good, why isn't everyone doing it?

If something works well, it makes sense to keep doing it, right? If that's so, then why do so many organisations hold back from true collaboration across the different functions of procure to pay? What should the links between the different functions of procurement, finance, AP and Treasury look like and how might they be improved? Join this interactive and animated session to find out more from a speaker who's often at the forefront of change in a wide range of organisations. Hear from an expert in digital transformation and learn from the stories he has to tell from his journeys into the UK's major transformation projects.

15:30 - 16:10 - Anthony Persse

Driving tangible value to your business through AP

In this session, Anthony “Ant” Persse will outline the key actions that Finance must take to drive greater income, improve efficiency and maintain a higher CSR for their business. An enthusiastic and engaging presenter, Ant’s presentation promises to be energetic, full of real life stories (including ‘my mate Benji’) and most importantly, packed with tangible actions to take away. Ant is an experienced credit professional, with a deep rooted passion for helping businesses succeed and has led the delivery of numerous market leading funding solutions. An accomplished executive team member that has successfully directed the strategy for a UK financier as Group Director of Strategy, that saw funding line increases of over 150% in just 24 months (over €1.5bn advanced pa).

16:10 - 16:40 - Champagne Awards Ceremonyawards logo 2019

The annual PPN Awards offer a chance to shine. Created to recognise excellence across the sector for professionals working in P2P, Finance, Procurement, Treasury and Supply Chain environments - winning demonstrates commitment, dedication and excellence in the field. Join us in celebrating our award winning teams and individuals.

 16:45 - Closing remarks

 


Exhibitors

In partnership with

ts logo 2016 black smTradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app.

More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at tradeshift.com.


SY logoCegedim e-business is a European leader in B2B process automation and digitalization. It handles over 850 million data flows annually and connects 120,000 companies worldwide. With SY by Cegedim, its collaborative solution, Cegedim e-business helps companies of every size and in every business sector make a successful digital transition. Cegedim e-business is a member of the PEPPOL and EESPA European networks. It operates a multichannel electronic exchanges platform that handles any type of document, from contracts to payments, and helps streamline client-supplier relationships while significantly improving administrative efficiency, cash management, and traceability.


Documation Logo 2017 cSpecialists in AP, Purchasing and Invoice Matching software, our team are continually listening, learning and developing to ensure we can provide a brilliant one-stop-shop. With a passion for building long-term partnerships with our customers, we pride ourselves in being experienced, smart, dedicated, organised and very good to work with.

Documation is an agile, expanding software company on a mission to make every client’s world a better place. This promise depends on us building brilliant software and providing a level of service that earns us the highest praise from our customers as their leading IT supplier! But most of all, it depends on us doing exactly what we say we are going to do - and that really matters to us. We take the time to listen, ask questions and get to know you. In short, we do whatever it takes to understand your business needs and pain points. We’ll then propose and talk through a solution that’s right for you. For more information visit www.documation.co.uk.


fiscal-logo-2013 small-2FISCAL Technologies is the leading provider of forensic solutions that empower purchase-to-pay teams across the globe to protect organisational spend.

Incorporating unique technology to reduce risk in the supply chain, FISCAL solutions are used on a continuous, preventative basis to protect supplier spend, defend against fraud, increase profitability and drive process improvement. Since 2003, FISCAL has safeguarded hundreds of millions of payments and is now relied on by over 250 leading organisations.


2017 Logo ITESOFT sm 200ITESOFT are specialists in Accounts Payable automation solutions. Their applications are designed and built to deliver the latest technology, with best in class capture and process management, for organisations of all sizes. With the goal of alleviating time consuming, repetitive tasks within AP, freeing up time and energy for teams to work on higher value added tasks turning AP from a cost centre into a profit centre for their business. With guaranteed capture rates of more than 85%, and a mutualised supplier master database; invoice capture has never been able to deliver benefits so quickly and with such security. ITESOFT believe that automation solutions should be used to enhance the AP function, not to replace it. By ensuring that the information captured is of the highest quality, regardless of source, this allows the modern AP professional to do what they are best at… Delivering benefit to the business. Digital Automation | Smarter. Faster. Safer. 


ivalua logoIvalua was founded in 2000 on a disruptive idea: that Procurement can unlock significant strategic value from a company’s spend and supply chain. Software should empower Procurement leaders to do just that, not constrain them. And it should deliver real innovations, that drive value today. That’s why we created a complete Source-to-Pay platform that delivers best-in-class capabilities today with the flexibility to meet the needs of tomorrow. Now, 17 years later, we have helped over 250 leading companies achieve a competitive advantage by strategically managing over USD 500 Billion in spend. 


mercateo red SMMercateo is Europe’s leading procurement platform; interacting with hundreds of suppliers, thousands of manufacturers and over a million business customers. As a supplier you can use Mercateo as a pioneering distribution channel, where you can translate your straightforward performance into sales growth. As a purchaser you can achieve enormous saving potential in your procurement of business and technical requirements.


pagero logo originalPagero is committed to making the buying and selling process easy. We help companies digitise, automate, capture and interpret data so that they can connect and engage with any business partner accurately and reliably through a single connection to our cloud-based network.

Our global and open network is independent of ERP systems and designed to seamlessly communicate business documents within the purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash and transport management processes. Regardless of company size or industry, we provide data accuracy, real-time visibility and end-to-end operational excellence. Our value-added services enable our customers to ensure data quality, obtain 100% digital inbound and outbound business document flow, minimise error handling, facilitate spend management, and achieve and maintain compliance with local VAT/tax regulations.


Statementmatching.com
StatementMatching Logo 200Supplier account reconciliation is a key control for Accounts Payable to ensure creditor balances are accurate for financial reporting, no mistakes have gone unnoticed and audit processes are complete. Statement-Matching.com is a cloud based application that automates the reconciliation of supplier statements to the accounting records and enables Accounts Payable to share the results with suppliers and meet internal audit controls. Significant Exceptions processing immediately identifies missing credits, invoices recorded as credits, incorrect amounts, incorrect currencies and documents approved for payment that are not quoted on the statement.

Here’s what our attendees say:

Head of Purchase to Pay, Lonza Biologics

"Another excellent event definitely not to be missed if you work in P2P"

European Shared Services Director, Informa

“Overall excellent day, thank you”

AP Manager, Birmingham City Council

“I thoroughly enjoyed the event from start to finish. I thought the whole day was slick and professional,
it was a pleasure to attend.”

Shared Services Manager, The Adecco Group UK & Ireland

"I go to a lot of conferences and I can honestly say that your event is the most friendly and educational. I have taken away so many new ideas and my team are so excited with their award."