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Coupa Inspire '16

KPMG is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of the Coupa Inspire ’16 conference at the Westin St. Francis Union Square in San Francisco.

May 10, 2016 - May 13, 2016, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, PST

Coupa Inspire '16

San Francisco, CA

Once again, KPMG LLP (KPMG) is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of the Coupa Inspire ’16 conference May 10−12, 2016, at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. This annual forum brings together Coupa executives, customers, prospects, and partners to connect, share ideas, and discuss new features of Coupa’s cloud computing and business applications for spend optimization.

Nearly 1,000 Coupa customers and prospects will attend this year’s U.S. event. Coupa Inspire presents an opportunity for networking and collaboration with hundreds of procurement professionals and executives from some of the world’s most innovative companies and recognized brands.

In addition to our thought leadership sessions, KPMG will showcase our experience and capabilities in the Inspire Hall. Please stop by to speak with our professionals while you are there! 


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM: Grand Ballroom

Elevating what’s possible―Value-driven approaches to successful procure-to-pay transformations

The vision and business case for procure-to-pay transformations most often are easy to articulate and the associated cost savings and operational efficiencies relatively straightforward to quantify. But only select organizations are completely successful in achieving transformation objectives. This discussion will focus on the value-driven approaches that a global financial services company and an insurance and human resource solutions company have undertaken to ensure global transformation success, not just focusing on what was envisioned as achievable but rethinking and elevating what’s possible.

Bhargavi Kosaraju, Director, Product Operations and Procurement, KPMG LLP (LinkedIn)

Chris Barker, Senior Director, Workplace Solutions, Capital One

Jon Buckbee, Senior Director, Enterprise Supplier Management, Capital One

Shardul Oza, Vice President, Global Spend Management, Aon

Jim Kendall, Senior Director of Financial Solutions, Aon


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM: Tower Salon A

Evolving the procurement function in Healthcare Life Sciences − Higher visibility, greater control

Join KPMG and a panel of their HCLS clients who will share firsthand experiences with their Coupa implementations with focus on increasing efficiencies, improving spend visibility, and ultimately reducing supply expenses by automating the Source to Pay function. Discussion will emphasize several key areas, such as service delivery implications in a high-growth environment, system architecture, change management strategies, and supplier enablement. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of Coupa from the HCLS client perspective.

Teran Andes, US Practice Leader, Procurement and Operations Advisory - Healthcare Life Sciences, KPMG LLP (LinkedIn)

J. Tyson Popp, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Lorraine Mercurio, Director of Procurement Operations, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Brian Townsend, Brookdale Health