More than 400 professionals, from all over the globe, gathered to hear about sourcing best practices full of grit, triumph, and transformation from every imaginable industry during the recent Spark 2019 conference. Honestly, I am still reeling from the experience.
When we set out to plan Spark, we had one goal in mind—dive deeper into sourcing and procurement to address the question we kept hearing: How? So we invited our customers such as Adobe, Anaplan, Biogen, Conagra Brands, Gilead, LendingTree, Salesforce, Sleep Number, Unitywater, VMware, VSP Global, Wellmark, Workday, Zappos, Zebra Technologies, Zendesk, and more to help us produce more than 24 sessions on rich topics covering dynamic negotiation, change management, transformation, supplier performance, and the list goes on.
At Spark 2019, our focus was to put sourcing center stage, and with the support of Scout customers, we brought that vision to life. In real-time, sourcing and procurement leaders took the stage, drove the conversation, and shared best practices to empower their fellow leaders and pivot their teams to be at the center of business strategy.
Click on the image below to start a slideshow of some of the best thoughts and strategies that came out of the conference.
These highlights only just begin to unpack Spark. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more content, sessions, and materials so stay tuned!