Presenters Announced for Aberdeen Group 2013 Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Summit

Presenters Announced for Aberdeen Group 2013 Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) 
Summit 
Executives From Au Bon Pain, CBS Corporation, CIGNA, Estee Lauder,
UBS, and Others on Agenda for 9th Annual CPO Summit, October 29-30,
Boston 
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/08/13 --  Aberdeen Group, a
Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the featured
presenters for its 9th Annual Chief Procurement Officer Summit being
held October 29-30 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The theme of this
year's Summit is Navigating Global Change.  
This year's event will be jointly hosted by members of three Aberdeen
Group research teams: Louis Berard, Senior Research Analyst, Global
Supply Management; Ankita Tyagi, Research Analyst, Financial
Management and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC); and Matt York,
Research Associate, Aberdeen Group Technology Markets Group,
supporting the Business Intelligence and IT Security practices. 
"The CPO role has changed dramatically over the past decade, gaining
a direct and significant influence on organizational success,"
according to Berard. "For the past nine years the Aberdeen CPO Summit
has been the leading industry forum bringing together procurement
thought leaders and practitioners with the singular purpose of
sharing knowledge and strategies for successfully navigating today's
global procurement challenges." 
Presentation and session topics include: Beyond Procurement: Managing
Supplier Relationships to Build Competitive Differentiation
(keynote); CPO Compliance Wins; Understanding Stability in a High
Volume Multi-Location Environment; Building Out a Center-Led
Procurement Function; Procurement: The Power to Be Ahead of Our Time;
Pragmatic Strategies in the Procurement Environment; Supplier
Relationship Management: Building Superior Supply/Value Chain
Collaboration, and others. 
Featured Speakers at the 2013 Chief Procurement Officer Summit
include: 


 
--  Eduardo Jonas, Executive Director, Procurement and Supply Chain,
    American Axle Manufacturing
--  Robert Saini, Director, Procurement, Astellas US LLC
--  Wade Winters, Vice President, Supply Chain, Au Bon Pain
--  Tom Hogan, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, CBS
    Corporation
--  Ken Naughton, Vice President, Spend Analytics & Sourcing
    Strategies, CBS Corporation
--  Anthony Abate, Chief Procurement Officer, Cigna
--  Len DeCandia, Chief Procurement Officer, Estee Lauder Companies
--  Dawn Evans, President and CEO, Sourcing Interests Group
--  Richard Porcaro, Executive Director, Head of Procurement, UBS
--  Roger Koehler, Chief Procurement Officer, Veolia Environnement North
    America
--  Cindy Heston, Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Travel & Events,
    WellPoint, Inc.

  
For additional information on Aberdeen's 2013 Chief Procurement Officer
Summit Speakers, please visit the Summit Speaker Biography page. To
learn more about the upcoming CPO Summit, please visit the Chief
Procurement Officer Summit Summary page. 
Complimentary VIP passes are available for qualified procurement,
supply management and business executives. To apply for a pass,
please visit our Summit Registration page. 
Sponsors and Partners of the 2013 CPO Summit include: LexisNexis,
PTC, Siemens, Cvent, Kenexa, ZeroChaos, Federal Buyers Guide (FBG),
Inc., My Purchasing Center, and SupplyChainBrain.  
Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. For
information, please contact Mark Collura, Vice President of Sales at
mark_collura@harte-hanks.com or call 617.854.5359. 
Follow the action on Twitter via @AberdeenSummits  and #CPO2013 
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