Tuesday, December 5, 2023
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Ryan Johnson
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
Jim Claunch
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM

•    Global breakdown of new project development proposals across sectors
•    North & Central America Market Review – breakdown of new development proposals across sectors
•    Current State of play – North & Central America energy sectors
•    CAPEX Project Spotlight
•    Major contract awards/ top contractors North & Central America

Amanda Duhon
9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

In this keynote Fireside Chat, Interos Founder & CEO Jennifer Bisceglie explores the evolving risk landscape for multinational energy companies, including key regulatory, cyber, and geopolitical concerns shaping the future. The discussion will offer strategic insights on the changing nature of risk and taking control of risk for competitive advantage.

Jennifer Bisceglie Jim Claunch
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

•    Assessing challenges in supplier relationship management 
•    Digital transformation and energy procurement – what does this journey look like?
•    What challenges have arisen and how have you overcome them? 

Abhishek Vyas Colleen Zupan
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Jim Claunch Tarek Amine
11:25 AM - 11:50 AM
Jim Claunch Srividhya Vaidyanathan
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM

By taking a proactive approach to supply chain mapping, supplier engagement, and product/process innovation, organizations can effectively address scope 3 requirements. These efforts are leading to more sustainable and resilient supply chains, reduced environmental impact, and enhanced reputation in an increasingly carbon-conscious business landscape. Operators are now actively involved in evaluating suppliers' sustainability credentials, negotiating favourable contracts for renewable energy sources, and driving initiatives to enhance energy efficiency throughout the supply chain.

This panel will discuss:
•    Supply chain mapping and collaboration: Identifying scope 3 emissions sources and engaging suppliers in sustainability initiatives.
•    The role of supplier engagement and performance management
•    Promoting product and process innovation to reduce scope 3 emissions throughout the value chain
•    Sharing RW examples: insights and innovative approaches for achieving sustainable change in logistics

Deanna Zhang Eric Rubenstein Brandee Fernandez Maru Suarez Williams Joe Berti
12:40 PM - 12:45 PM
Bob Kolasky
12:45 PM - 1:40 PM
1:40 PM - 2:25 PM

•    What strategies and best practices are being adopted to increase supplier diversity within your supply chains? 
•    Can we discuss actionable steps and initiatives that are being implemented to improve supplier diversity, including outreach programs, supplier development, mentorship, and tracking performance metrics?
•    What are the challenges and barriers faced by diverse suppliers in accessing opportunities within the supply chain? 
•    Can we explore how collaboration can be enhanced to foster greater supplier diversity? 
•    Can we examine the importance of policy frameworks, regulations, and incentives to encourage and prioritize supplier diversity?

Darren Shelton Lynn Buckley Robin Hawkins Brenda Udunna
2:25 PM - 2:55 PM

In the rapidly evolving landscape of supply chain management, innovative technologies are reshaping the way businesses negotiate and optimize their contracts. Join us for an enlightening session with Scott Mars, Chief Revenue Officer of Pactum AI, as he explores the groundbreaking solutions revolutionizing procurement processes. Discover how artificial intelligence is empowering businesses to transform complex negotiations into strategic advantages. In this 30-minute session, you will learn about Pactum AI's cutting-edge AI-driven negotiation platform, designed to enhance collaboration, increase efficiency, and unlock unprecedented value in your supplier agreements. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights into the future of supply chain negotiations and learn how your organization can stay ahead of the curve. Join us at the Supply Chain Energy Conference in Houston, TX, and embark on a journey to redefine your procurement strategies with Pactum AI.

Scott Mars
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

As the competition for workers grows, companies are being forced to review their plan to attract and retain top talent. Join our robust panel of experts as they discuss current labor trends and identify how they've managed to remain competitive in the labor market, attracting and retaining a workforce that meets the demands of their business. Key areas for discussion include best practices for addressing: 

•    Challenges in talent attraction and retention 
•    How to create a holistic workforce while managing risk
•    Rethinking how to enhance collaboration between HR and procurement to acquire contingent labor in a more unified way

Molly Determan John Atasie Kelly Munson Billy Stein Dave Warnick
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Stacey Armetta
4:05 PM - 4:10 PM
Jim Claunch
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

RTD 1)  Getting Started with Pactum: Unlocking the Power of Automated Negotiations for Procurement Excellence
              Are you curious about streamlining your negotiation processes and enhancing your procurement outcomes? Join this interactive roundtable session to explore how you can get started with Pactum, a leading AI-powered negotiation platform. Engage with Pactum experts and fellow attendees to understand the step-by-step process of implementing Pactum's innovative solution in your organization. From initial setup to configuration, learn about the seamless integration of Pactum into your existing procurement workflows. Discover practical tips, best practices, and real-life use cases that demonstrate how Pactum can automate negotiations, optimize contracts, and drive substantial cost savings. Whether you're a procurement professional, business owner, or supply chain executive, this roundtable offers valuable insights into leveraging Pactum's technology to elevate your negotiation strategies and achieve procurement excellence. Join us to embark on your journey towards more efficient, intelligent, and successful negotiations.
Leader: Scott Mars, CRO, Pactum 

RTD 2) Negotiation BINGO! Exploring different value drivers in contract negotiations  
Leader: Sahar Mahmood, Americas Basic Chemicals Supply Chain Manager, ExxonMobil 

RTD 3) Reduction of the carbon footprint scope 3 category 1 
Leader: Eric Rubenstein, Founding Managing Partner, New Climate Ventures
RTD 4) Five ways to make a Digital Procurement transformation successful

Leader: Luke van der Waals, Global Demand to Deliver Value Stream Owner, SLB

RTD 5) Assessing five reasons why transformations fail 
Leader: Al Lindseth, Principal, CI50 Advisory Services LLC

RTD 6) Assessing how sophisticated data is driving the strategies and tactics of supply
Leader: James Rosemond, Senior Benchmark Analyst, ExxonMobil

RTD 7) Next Gen Risk Resilience  
This round table discussion will break down the four core components to review a holistic approach to your risk resilience and management strategy:
            •    Cyber
            •    Financial
            •    Operational
            •    Social Responsibility
Leader: Dmitriy Monakhov, Consultant, Unchained Value

RTD 8) Managing Supply Chain risk at a renewable energy start-up 
Leader: Justin Everett, Director of Supply Chain, Utility Global

RTD 9) Hive Mind Strategy Building: Take Your Organization to the Next Level of Supply Chain Risk Management Maturity

  • Insight into current maturity level and future opportunities
  • Primary elements of a supply chain risk management program
  • Actionable best practices on developing a supply chain risk management program
  • Peer networking in a collaborative environment on supply chain risk management 

Leader: Patrick Van Hull, Industry Principal, Interos



Scott Mars Sahar Mahmood Eric Rubenstein Luke van der Waals Al Lindseth James Rosemond Dmitriy Monakhov Justin Everett Patrick Van Hull
5:10 PM - 6:10 PM
6:10 PM - 6:15 PM
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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Evelyn Maclean-Quick
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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

The role of executives in energy supply chain procurement and logistics is evolving due to various factors, including technological advancements, sustainability concerns, and global market dynamics.
This session will address: 

•    Assessing challenges and opportunities for the SC and procurement functions
•    Assessing how roles are changing due to digital transformation initiatives  
•    Assessing how roles are changing due to the change in skills sets required of future leaders

Pravin Tampi
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Areas for discussion include: 
•    What current trends are we witnessing in implementing high tech?
•    What strategies are being utilized within leadership to harness tech? 
•    How are we optimizing human-value and balancing the impact of technology?
•    What future tech and innovation predictions will likely affect supply chains within the next 5 years? 

Maria Burns Mark Waddleton Vijay Desiraju Ben Gonzalez
10:10 AM - 10:35 AM

•    Reflecting on the three-year project of network design and optimization strategies and learnings 
•    What effective execution has been undertaken at in-house capacity to measure and optimize transportation operations from a geo, cost, and product specific perspective?
•    Assessing the distribution value plan to optimize strategic sourcing 
•    Next steps in connectivity for improved supply network planning capabilities

Vincent Cam
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Hear how ExxonMobil is leveraging sourcing optimization to improve the sourcing process that benefits both buyers and suppliers. Their strategic spend is both large and complex so they need to be agile, analyze all scenarios to make the best decisions, whilst also enabling suppliers to put their best foot forward and be innovative.

April Taylor Sofia Carballar Glenn Gardner
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

•    How can we take strategic steps to realign on processes and procedures? 
•    Discussing frameworks to support transformation of change 
•    What human-centred design principles can be taken to ensure a shift in mindset
•    Obtaining buy- in, an all-encompassing perspective on overcoming internal hurdles 

Balaji Ramakrishnan Luke van der Waals Evelyn Maclean-Quick Sarah Jane Sherman Patrick Van Hull
12:10 PM - 12:35 PM

•    Proven strategies for navigating inflation and supply chain disruptions
•    Assessing digital and operational risk to mitigate effects
•    Implementing and optimizing a risk management framework 
•    Assessing current supply chain optimization challenges and strategies to overcome them 

Faraz Shahid
12:35 PM - 1:35 PM
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
Peter Dill Bret Bement Leticia Jensen
2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Major corporations and large government organizations have complex qualification requirements that are often difficult for small and mid-sized suppliers to meet. This limits the opportunities for these suppliers to participate in the energy sector and provide their products and services. It also reduces the competitiveness and innovation of the supply chains of the corporations and government entities and prevents them from achieving their local content and supplier diversity goals. 
The Solution and its Impact.
Learn how the Blue Wave Supplier Development Program addresses this challenge in a systematic and data driven way and how its partnership with the American Petroleum Institute (API) is making a difference in the Energy Sector.

Eduardo Nunez
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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
2:35 PM - 2:50 PM

In this session we will be pulling back the curtain of 3 Energy clients dealing with vastly different challenges, and who are in various stages of their sustainable procurement journey. Some think they have it all figured out, while others don't know where to start, but all have one thing in common. By understanding the path of your peers, you will get insight on common traps to avoid, and what has expedited others' successes. You will walk away with tangible actions you can take today in formulating your own sustainable procurement strategy.

Alina Grinev
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Carsten Bernstiel
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

•    Analyzing through the lens of diversity pipelines 
•    Assessing how to booster your ecosystem 

Dr. Sabeeta Bidasie-Singh
3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

I will be sharing invaluable insights on cost management and cost efficiencies, specifically tailored for leaders in the Oil & Gas industry. I will emphasize the critical role of effective cost management as corporate-business strategy towards resilience and differentiation and how to effectively lead efforts toward to an integrated-cost-reduction approach along the teams and their own functional goals. Allow me to share transformative management insights that will not only set you on the path to cost leadership but also ensure your businesses thrive in this challenging global context.

Nicolas Mora Parra
4:10 PM - 4:15 PM
Evelyn Maclean-Quick
4:15 PM - 4:20 PM
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