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Discover the future
of STRATEGIC sourcing

We're ready to share it with you at Keelvar Konnect Zurich.

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ZURICH
Löwenstrasse 17, 8001
November 6th 2019
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SOURCING BOTS HAVE LANDED

Keelvar Konnect brings Sourcing’s greatest minds together to provide an opportunity to learn how Sourcing Bots can drive better talent retention, faster sourcing, and reliable excellence in negotiations. 

Zurich, 6th November 2019

Keelvar Konnect is a day long event in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland. Listen to our expert speakers, network in a spectacular space, and experience the future of eSourcing.

THE SChedule

A Morning Session exploring the Future of Sourcing. A Commercial track with an inside look into how Automation is changing the future of sourcing forever. A Technical track with a groundbreaking VIP 'Build A Bot Workshop' for bespoke sourcing bots.

  • 08:30
    Registration, Breakfast & Networking.
    Length: 30 minutes
  • 09:15
    Opening Address
    Length: 30 minutes
    Alan Holland
    C.E.O, Keelvar
  • 09:45
    Google & Auctions
    Length: 25 minutes

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    Bernd Huber
    Head of Sourcing CoE, Google
  • 10:10
    Digital Procurement at Maersk
    Length: 25 minutes

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    Jacob Gorm Larsen
    Head of Digital Procurement
  • 10:35
    Bot Skills & Rapid Bot Development
    Length: 25 minutes

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    David Devlin
    Prinicipal Software engineer, Keelvar
  • 11:00
    Coffee Break - Track Breakoff

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    • 11:30
      Game Theory and Mechanism Design for Sourcing
      Length: 20 minutes

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      Alan Holland
      C.E.O. Keelvar
    • 11:50
      Pushing the Value Envelope through Digital Procurement
      Length: 30 minutes

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      Wolfgang Schnellbächer
      The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
    • 12:20
      Lunch
      Length: 90 minutes


    • 14:00
      Ghosts of eSourcing Past, Present & Future
      Length: 20 minutes

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      Rich Wilson
      Director, Keelvar | Previously - CEO, Combinenet
    • 14:20
      Welcome to the New Age: Sourcing Automation in 2019
      Length: 30 minutes

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      Toby Hannon
      VP Sales, Europe
    • 15:00
      Break

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      Length: 30 minutes
    AFTERNOON - GENERAL
    EVERYONE
  • 15:30
    Bot Demonstrations
    Length: 45 minutes
    Benjamin Jakobus
    Sr. Software engineer, Keelvar
  • 16:15
    Next steps for Sourcing Automation
    Length: 30 minutes

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    Alan Holland
    CEO, Keelvar
  • 16:45
    Q&A | Final Remarks
    Length: 30 minutes

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  • 17:00
    Drinks & Reception

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    Length: 60 minutes
  • 11.30
    Change Management
    Length: 30 minutes

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    Markus Hoerr
    Solutions Manager, Keelvar
  • 12:00
    Product Design & User Experience for Automation
    Length: 50 minutes

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    Jack Leonard
    Product Design, Keelvar
  • 12:50
    Lunch
    Length: 60 minutes
  • 13.50
    Output Based pricing
    Length: 40 minutes
    Toby Hannon
    VP Sales EU, Keelvar

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  • 14.30
    Ghosts of eSourcing Past, Present & Future
    Length: 60 minutes
    Rich Wilson
    Director, Keelvar | Previously - CEO, Combinenet

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THE Agenda

🌅 Upon arrival, a light breakfast, tea and coffee will greet all attendees. The morning session will be open to all participants, and will explore the automation of strategic sourcing and what the future holds.

🌇 Mid morning, Learning Lab participants will leave the main space to attend the exclusive Learning Lab, while Commercial Track participants will experience presentations in the main space.

🌆 In the afternoon, all attendees will rejoin the Main space for some final sessions as well as a Q&A.

  • 08:30
    Registration, Breakfast & Networking.
    Length: 30 minutes
  • 09:15
    Opening Address
    Length: 30 minutes
    Alan Holland
    C.E.O, Keelvar
  • 09:45
    Sourcing Optimization and Scale in the Construction Industry
    Length: 25 minutes

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    Niklas Klarnskou
    Procurement Technology Director, CRH
  • 10:10
    Guest Speaker
    Length: 25 minutes

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  • 10:35
    Guest Speaker
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  • 11:00
    Coffee Break - Track Breakoff

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    THE COMMERCIAL TRACK

    Get an inside look into how Automation is changing the future of sourcing. Enjoy speakers from various industries with deep levels of expertise discussing best practice, as well as solutions to problems many organizations may face when embarking on this journey.

    • 11:30
      Welcome to the New Age: Sourcing Automation in 2019
      Length: 30 minutes

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      Toby Hannon
      VP Sales, Europe
    • 12:00
      From PoC to Pilot; Processes for trialling Innovative Solutions
      Length: 30 minutes

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      Daniel Stumm
      Global Head of Indirect Procurement, ABB
    • 12:30
      Lunch
      Length: 90 minutes

      Optional: Keelvar Sourcing Optimizer demo at 13:30.

    • 14:00
      Best Practice in Procurement for the Pharmaceutical Industry
      Length: 40 minutes
      Hari Raghavachari
      Senior Director Procurement, J&J

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    • 14:40
      Ghosts of eSourcing Past, Present & Future
      Length: 20 minutes

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      Rich Wilson
      Director, Keelvar | Previously - CEO, Combinenet
    • 15:00
      Game Theory and Mechanism Design for Sourcing
      Length: 20 minutes
      Alan Holland
      C.E.O, Keelvar

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    BY REQUEST ONLY

    THE BOT LEARNING LAB

    A select group of enterprises will share their lessons learned in building Sourcing Bot prototypes. Each company will engage one-to-one with a Keelvar Bot Architect prior to the event to build a bespoke Sourcing Bot prototype for a specific challenge. These prototypes will be presented at Konnect just to other Learning Lab participants, giving you the opportunity to learn from other (non-competing) businesses.

  • 15:30
    AFTERNOON - GENERAL
    EVERYONE
    General Bot Demonstrations
    Length: 45 minutes
    Benjamin Jakobus
    Software Engineer, Keelvar
  • 16:15
    Next steps for Sourcing Automation
    Length: 30 minutes

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    Alan Holland
    CEO, Keelvar
  • 16:45
    Q&A | Final Remarks

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    Length: 30 minutes
  • 11.30
    Change Management
    Length: 30 minutes

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    Markus Hoerr
    Solutions Manager, Keelvar
  • 12:00
    Product Design & User Experience for Automation
    Length: 50 minutes

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    Jack Leonard
    Product Design, Keelvar
  • 12:50
    Lunch
    Length: 60 minutes
  • 13.50
    Output Based pricing
    Length: 40 minutes
    Toby Hannon
    VP Sales EU, Keelvar

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  • 14.30
    Ghosts of eSourcing Past, Present & Future
    Length: 60 minutes
    Rich Wilson
    Director, Keelvar | Previously - CEO, Combinenet

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The TRACKS

THE COMMERCIAL TRACK

A day of presentations by Industry experts with Q&A opportunities, covering a wide ranging set of topics regarding Sourcing Automation as  the future of e Sourcing.

PURCHASE TICKETS
BY REQUEST ONLY

THE BOT LEARNING LAB

The opportunity to build a Sourcing Bot with a Keelvar Bot Architect specific to your category, organization and requirements. Receive best practice recommendations and explore the options available for optimizing spend and enhancing time savings in strategic sourcing.

APPLY FOR AN INVITE

The VENUE

  • Fresh, Nutritious Meals

  • Refreshing Cold & Hot beverages

  • Nearby Parking Available

  • Spacious venue for networking

  • 650m from Zurich Hauptbahnhof (Main train station)

LOCATION

Location

Keelvar Konnect will be hosted in the bright, vibrant TGIM Venue  in Zurich, 5 minutes walk from the central train station. The venue will enable you to connect and engage with the Keelvar Team & many great minds. The open space allows you to be creative and bring your energy to the team.

Track Rooms

The morning session will consist of presentations from the Keelvar team & guest speakers in the main space. After the morning session, Learning Lab participants will relocate to a dedicated Learning Lab.

Refreshments & Lunch

During intensive sessions, your nutrition is essential as it is the fuel for your brain. You will be provided with healthy, nutritious meals throughout the day (breakfast, lunch, refreshments), as well as fresh juices, tea and coffee.

Past Events - Amsterdam

Keelvar’s inaugural Konnect event took place on May 9th last in the city of bicycles and canals, Amsterdam. Click here to learn more about Konnect in Amsterdam.

PAST EVENTS

Konnect  '19