Scout gathers forward-thinking leaders to explore Sourcing’s
impactful role in enterprise success
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ScoutSPARK?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ScoutSPARKlt;/agt;–Scout RFP, the Sourcing and supplier engagement platform, today
announces its second annual SPARK
conference from Feb. 26-27 at the SFJAZZ Center. At SPARK 2019, more
than 600 Sourcing and Procurement professionals from around the globe
will learn new strategies and tools to make commerce less risky, faster,
and more transparent than ever before.
Attendees will walk away with tips on how to lead Sourcing
with a new tempo and how to position it at the center of their
business strategy. Additionally, they will hear from an impressive
lineup of speakers from leading brands including Adobe, Anaplan,
Biogen, LendingTree, Salesforce, Workday, and Zappos.
“SPARK will bring together the best and brightest minds for a productive
environment of discussion, with more than 20 sessions focusing on
problems we’re all working to solve in our businesses,” said Scout RFP
President Stan Garber. “Our venue, the SFJAZZ Center, meets a specific,
unique need for the community as the ‘first free-standing building in
America built for jazz performance and education.’ Similarly, SPARK is
designed to meet the unique needs of a specific audience of Procurement
and Sourcing professionals around the world.”
One of the featured keynotes will be given by Jeff
Immelt, former CEO of General Electric and Venture Partner at NEA.
Immelt’s session, Leading Through Change and Focused Transformation,
will dive deep into transformation, and demonstrate how Sourcing and
Procurement can be a catalyst of change for any organization.
Additional SPARK speakers include Kathleen Wong of Adobe, Sarah Toomey
of Anaplan, Hugo Evans of AT Kearney, Bob Amareld and Liz Knapp of
Biogen, Brian Peters of Gilead Sciences, Michael J. Leiken of
LendingTree, Teresa Liptak, Chetan Ghatge and Jason Waller of McKinsey,
Jeff Immelt of NEA, Natasha Gurevich from Salesforce, Allen Gannett of
Skyword, Namejs Kins of Unitywater, Anagha Kale of VMware, Kate
Renwick-Espinosa of VSP Global, Kenny Chasten of Wellmark, John Bruno
and Betsy Bland of Workday, Nimfa Delos Santos of Zappos, Stuart Andrews
of Zebra Technologies, and Rendi Miller of Zendesk.
Since the inaugural SPARK conference in 2018, Scout has experienced 2x
growth in customers, added almost 100,000 users to the platform and
manages over $23 billion in project spend. SPARK also comes on the heels
of Scout RFP’s announcement of its $33 million Series
C funding. For more information, and to register, visit www.spark.scoutrfp.com.
About Scout RFP
Scout is the sourcing and supplier engagement platform trusted by
procurement teams to streamline their process, manage a unified pipeline
of projects, and collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers to achieve
greater business impact. Over 180 global brands like Adobe, Biogen,
easyJet, Workday, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Zappos trust Scout’s
automated sourcing and auction platform to deliver greater impact
through seamless business engagement. Managing over $23 billion in
project spend, Scout’s powerful platform makes enterprise commerce
faster and more transparent, reduces risk, and drives profitability.
Scout is headquartered in San Francisco, and funded by New View Capital,
GV, Menlo Ventures, and Scale Ventures. Read more on the
Scout Blog or follow @scoutrfp
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