Tech execs present virtually at BMG event this afternoon

Join now virtually to catch world class speakers on stage on location and virtually at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE from London’s Tobacco Dock

Catch globally renowned technology speakers at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE, which has started today! Join the action on virtual events platform Brella, wherever you are in the world.

Virtual attendees enjoy full access to all stages, themed networking rooms and even the opportunity to ask questions to our speakers.

Here’s some great keynote speakers you can see this afternoon from 12pm. A full agenda is found here!

FORRESTER - 12pm - Stage 1 - 30 mins

Name: George Lawrie 

Position: Vice President and Principal Analyst

Theme: How smart manufacturing technologies are reshaping global trade patterns

Who is George Lawrie?

Forrester VP and Principal Analyst George Lawrie will discuss the rise of smart supply chains and how AI-driven cloud collaboration drives more sustainable and resilient product design, sourcing, supplier collaboration, and customer experience.

He says: “Smart supply chains apply machine learning and AI to improve networked companies’ abilities to anticipate changing demand and to synchronize sourcing, production, and transportation. 

“Smart manufacturing technologies are subsequently reshaping global trade patterns. All of this is done to profitably meet customers’ expectations of variety, resilience, and sustainability, regardless of supply disruption. 

“The same technologies drive the evolution of collaborative supply networks.” 

Who are Forrester?

Forrester helps business and technology leaders use customer obsession to accelerate growth. It empowers customers’ leadership, strategy, and operations. 

The company says: “Becoming a customer-obsessed organisation requires change — it requires being bold. We give business and technology leaders the confidence to put bold into action, shaping and guiding how to navigate today’s unprecedented change in order to succeed.”

TELUS - 3pm - Stage 3 - 30 mins

Speaker: Mariam Saad & Ashifa Jumani 

Position: Director of Procurement, IT and Technology & Director of Procurement

Mariam Saad has, for more than 20 years, been working in the procurement sector. Her career journey began at Tenrox as a Team Leader, before making her way into more senior positions. Saad has worked for the likes of Groupe Encore, Compuware, and Rio Tinto, before joining TELUS in 2015 as Strategic Sourcing Manager of IT Software and Hardware, Global Services, and IT Outsourcing. 

Today, Saad is the Director of Procurement, IT and Technology at TELUS where she provides her skills in procurement, operations, and sales from the global and national organisations she has been a part of.

Ashifa Jumani was recently voted into Procurement Magazine's Top 100.

Ashifa has over 20 years in procurement at such companies as Synnex, American Express, Pfizer and TELUS. Ashifa started at TELUS in 2010 as a Strategic Sourcing Manager and was promoted to Director Procurement in 2013. Her team manages approximately USD$3Bn in annual spend in real estate, mobile technologies, human resources, customer premise equipment, supply chain operations, finance, travel and most recently, home security. While at TELUS, Ashifa has won the Passion for Growth award and has been nominated for Distinguished Leader and multiple Chloe awards.

Ashifa is a revered coach and mentor whose strong passion for Sustainability, including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity has made her an advocate on behalf of TELUS. Ashifa leads the Supplier Diversity program at TELUS with strong relationships with WBE, CAMSC, CGLCC and CCAB. She is also on the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board at TELUS and a chairperson on the Corporate Affairs & Finance Diversity & Inclusion team.


Who are TELUS?

Founded in 1990, TELUS is a Canadian communications and information technology company dedicated to building better futures for Canadians with technology and giving back. 

With an annual revenue of USD$16bn, TELUS serves 15.2 million customers offering a variety of solutions for wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, security, healthcare and agriculture. 

“Our social purpose is at the heart of everything we do as a world-leading technology company and continues to set us apart. Let's make the future friendly, together,” says TELUS.

About Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference

TODAY, sister publications Procurement Magazine and Supply Chain Digital are at the Tobacco Dock (London, UK) to host Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference

The two-day hybrid event is held on the 27th and 28th of April 2022, in-person and broadcast live via our fully interactive virtual platform.

To attend in-person or virtually for Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: Risk & Resilience, click here.

Across these two unmissable days, the agenda includes seven core themes:

  • Supply Chain Risk & Resilience 
  • Digital Procurement
  • Transformation 
  • Supply Chain Sustainability 
  • The Global Logistic Forum 
  • Supplier & Contract Management 
  • Digital Ecosystems

To explore the full agenda for Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: Risk & Resilience, click here.

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