'Redefining eSourcing' will show you how some of the world's leading companies are using eSourcing as a strategic tool for transforming their operations. During the day you will hear from industry experts on the following topics:



8:00am – 9:00am

9:00am – 9:10am
Chair - Paul Martyn, Forbes

9:10am – 10:10am
Maersk, Strategic E-Sourcing Manager,
Lars Harkov Hansen

10:10am - 10:30am

10:30am – 11:30am
Walmart, Director-International Logistics,
 Anita Doney

11:30am – 12:30pm
"What will a 'Wikinomics' sourcing model look like,
and how much are you prepared to share to make it a reality?"

Home Depot, Manager - Strategic Sourcing, Bob Vuppal
McKesson, VP of Procurement Services, Chad Johnson
Cargill, Senior Transportation Analyst, Anthony Dauterive

12:30pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Walmart, Senior Director of Supply Strategy, David Storms

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Trade Extensions, Director of Client Services – Americas, Ayush Sharma

3:00pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm – 4:40pm
TESS 6.0
Trade Extensions, President and co-founder, Arne Andersson

4:40pm – 5:00pm
Coupa, Chief Revenue Officer, Steve Winter

5:00pm – 5:15pm


In addition to hearing from expert speakers, there will also be plenty of opportunities to meet the speakers and other delegates throughout the day. 


Maersk, Strategic E-Sourcing Manager, Lars Harkov Hansen Lars has extensive experience with online negotiation design and works with both sourcing and divestments projects for the A. P. Moller Group. As an e-auction expert he has considerable experience in forward, reverse and combinatorial auctions and he works as an internal consultant advising all Maersk's Business units on all online negotiation strategies.

Walmart, Director-International Logistics, Anita Doney
Anita is a subject matter expert in the field of transportation.  The majority of her 30 plus year career in logistics has been with Walmart where she has worked across areas including inbound and outbound operations - locally and regionally, project and network planning, talent development, and utilizing communication and influence to identify innovative solutions for improved efficiencies.  She is an advocate for developing, promoting and retaining women in logistics within her organization and through an affiliation with the University of Arkansas.


Home Depot, Manager - Strategic Sourcing, Bob Vuppal
Bob is an accomplished Procurement professional with e-Commerce, IT, Supply Chain, Distribution & Transportation experiences in numerous tier-one organizations. Currently, he is the Manager of Strategic Sourcing - Supply Chain, e-Commerce, Marketing at Home Depot Canada having previously worked at Wal-Mart Canada and lead International projects with Walmart Brazil and Walmart China. 

Walmart, Senior Director of Supply Strategy, David Storms, David Storms
David has over 20 years’ retail experience in supply chain, replenishment, and sourcing.  He has worked at Walmart for the last 12 years in logistics, replenishment and sourcing.

An experienced user of the Trade Extensions platform, David has managed teams of TESS users for more than six years.


McKesson, VP of Procurement Services, Chad Johnson

Chad is Vice President of Enterprise Category Management and Procurement Operations within the Enterprise Sourcing and Business Optimization unit of McKesson Corporation responsible for category management, sourcing and procurement for all non-technology expenditures. He has 16 years of experience in global services, category management and supply chain with companies like Lucent Technologies, Delta Air Lines and Pfizer and prior to joining McKesson he was a client delivery lead for Accenture.


Cargill, Senior Transportation Analyst, Anthony Dauterive

Anthony has been working in transportation for the past six year after graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  For the past two years he has been working in the transportation sourcing department at Cargill, Inc. utilizing the Trade Extensions bidding platform.  He started his career at Staples, Inc. working with its private fleet to reduce operational costs in their routing and last mile delivery operations.

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Forbes - Supply Chain and Logistics, Paul Martyn
Paul started his career in IT solution design, which led to product management, and then an executive leadership role for a technology services firm.  He has worked extensively with ‘Global 100’ companies across CPG, Industrial Manufacturing, Logistics and Healthcare sectors obtaining an insider’s view of the supply chain problems faced by the world’s largest and most sophisticated practitioners.  He is now a contributor to Forbes and regularly appears in the news media across the US discussing supply chain and logistics challenges.

Coupa, Chief Revenue Officer, Steve Winter
Steve is responsible for strategy and execution on all revenue-connected aspects of Coupa’s business.  He has more than two decades of experience in the enterprise software industry and joined Coupa from Marketo, where he ran the Worldwide Field Operations as Executive Vice President. Prior to that, Steve held several global leadership roles during his nine years at SAP, including global leader of SAP’s Emerging Solutions organization, Managing Director, United Kingdom and Ireland, Chief Operating Officer for SAP North America and Executive Vice President of Sales North America.


Trade Extensions, Director of Client Services – Americas,
Ayush Sharma

Ayush has led numerous successful sourcing projects with an array of Fortune 500 companies including some of the world’s top retail, e-Commerce, CPG, pharma and transportation companies.  His areas of specialization include raw materials, dedicated transportation, 3PL logistics sourcing and several other direct and indirect categories.

Trade Extensions, President and co-founder, Arne Andersson
Arne co-founded Trade Extensions in June 2000. He is one of the world’s leading experts in designing algorithms for optimization, and has published over 50 articles in major scientific journals. Arne was also Professor of Computer Science at Uppsala University, one of Europe's highest ranking universities.