JAGGAER’s REV2018 Event Speaker Line-up Promises to Accelerate Procurement Innovation

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, has announced a dynamic speaker line-up for its annual event, REV2018, designed to fulfill the promise of “Educate, Innovate, and Accelerate.”

The can’t-miss procurement event of the season for JAGGAER customers, suppliers, procurement leaders, and partners will be held April 24TH –26TH, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

JAGGAER CEO Robert Bonavito will deliver the opening keynote addressing the themes of active customer engagement, listening and innovation. Stephen J. Dubner, author of the Freakonomics series, will provide the signature keynote.

Additional speakers include Deborah Stanton, Executive Managing Director, CAPS Research, and Senior Marketing Programs Manager, Institute for Supply Management (ISM); Sandy Hicks, Associate VP and CPO, University of Colorado; Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer, BioGen; Valerie Conard, Senior Director Procurement, Ardent Mills; Lori Hale, Senior Analyst, Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Cooperative (QSCC); Nichol Luoma, Associate VP, Arizona State University; Ian Robbins, Senior Consultant, E&I Consulting Group; Ken Gaul, Associate Director, SourceOne Management Services; Jim Knight, President and Founder, Stonebridge Ventures; Amy Fong, The Hackett Group; Alpar Kamber, EVP of WNS Denali; Jimmy LeFever, Director Research, Paystream Advisors, and Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner, Ardent Partners.

Industry-leading organizations participating in the sessions include: The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), Consilio, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Illinois Tool Works, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Florida, University of California – San Diego, Commerce Bank, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), Mentor – A Siemens Business, Five Colleges of Ohio, Sutter Health, Vulcan Materials, and more.

“We’re thrilled to have gathered such a wide range of speakers, representing multiple industries, organizations and viewpoints to explore the future of procurement,” said Robert Bonavito. “As much as we are here to present ideas, we are also here to listen. The only way to catalyze innovation is through understanding your customer’s need, and marrying those learnings with true market analysis.”

For more information, to download the preliminary agenda, or to register for REV2018, please visit https://www.jaggaer.com/rev/.

About JAGGAER: Global Indirect and Direct Spend Management Solutions  
JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, with over 1,850 customers connected to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in North America, Latin America, throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS-based indirect and direct eProcurement solutions with advanced spend analytics, complex sourcing, supplier management, contract lifecycle management, savings tracking, and intelligent workflow capabilities. We have pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continue to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analyzing the market. Our solutions suites are trusted by the world’s largest education, manufacturing, health care, retail, consumer package goods, logistics, construction, utilities companies and public service organizations. Additionally, JAGGAER holds 38 patents–more than any other spend management company. www.JAGGAER.com

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