Byon 19 January 2021
re:Shape 2021 is almost here! We are bringing together a forward-thinking group of pioneers in purchasing: industry experts, Amazon leaders, and changemakers from top organizations in the private and public sectors. Register now for a free, half day of insight and inspiration. You'll come away armed with practical ideas for reducing costs and saving time in the short term, and for building an efficient, resilient procurement function for the long term.
Here are a few highlights from this year's lineup.
Keynote: Reshape buying to reach your goals
2020 proved that the purchasing landscape will never be the same. Amazon Business is helping more pioneering leaders reshape procurement to move their organizations forward. In this opening keynote, Alexandre Gagnon, VP, WW Amazon Business, shares growth highlights across countries and industries. Hear from Petra Schindler-Carter, Amazon Business Director and General Manager, inspiring stories of purchasing leaders who rose to the challenge of COVID-19. Gartner analyst Patrick Connaughton joins to give perspective on the current state of procurement and what you need to know to turn procurement into a value driver in 2021.
Save time and money with a path to powerful purchasing
In 2021, strategic sourcing takes center stage, enabling businesses to reduce costs, increase cash flow, and meet operational objectives. Learn how to drive value and minimize risk through digital purchasing. Amazon Business leaders will lay out a path to take your performance to the next level through direct and indirect savings and risk mitigation. Procurement leaders from Citi, Uber, bp, and NC State University will join to share how they've built better purchasing processes for their organizations.
Customer panel: Moving forward through disruption
The year 2020 came with extraordinary demands. Amazon Business' Petra Schindler-Carter will speak with Charles Best, Founder and CEO of nonprofit DonorsChoose, and Victor Meza, Head of IT Operations at telemedicine startup Hims & Hers about how they have managed supply chain disruptions, soaring costs, the sudden shift to remote work, and the changing role of procurement in their organizations.
Intelligent procurement: Using AI to automate savings
bp is changing what it means to be an energy company, with digital innovation in its supply chain key to its success. With insights from bp's CPO, Leigh-Ann Russell, Amazon Business' Mario Marin, and AWS leaders, learn how AI, ML, and predictive analytics bring automation and insights to procurement. Move beyond the buzz with better ways to drive business value from technology.
Maximize your impact with Business Prime
Discover the impact Business Prime can have on your organization. Learn what's new to Business Prime, what we're working on in 2021, and how you can use Business Prime for greater savings, insight, and efficiency. City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez will join Amazon Business Senior Manager Kunal Patel to discuss how the city is using Business Prime to better deliver for its residents.
Accelerate savings and growth for your small business or startup
Learn how to save money and time purchasing supplies so you can invest more in your business. Join Becky Bui, Amazon Business General Manger, Startups, to discover solutions to simplify buying for your small business or startup and help you build a purchasing process that empowers you to accomplish more.
The future of procurement
Innovations are changing the way purchasing is done. After an accelerated shift to a digital world, 2021 will be a launchpad for change. Across Amazon, we're working on technologies to reshape procurement for a digital, intelligent, and sustainable future. Todd Heimes, Amazon Business Director, will share how we're inventing for the future. He'll be joined by innovators across Amazon who will share their ideas on how Amazon's focus on machine learning and sustainable product innovation could transform the supply chain and bring savings and efficienty like never before.
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