Exclusive NZ CPO Virtual Round Table: Re-imagining Procurement as STARS hosted by COUPA

Re-imagining Procurement as STARS


10th November 
10.45am – 12.30pm (NZ time)

Join a small group of NZ CPO peers for an exclusive roundtable and networking session featuring Dr Leroy Chiao Ph.D. former NASA Astronaut and Commander of the International Space Station.

What does it take to propel your procurement department to the next level? From being bold, to gaining influence, to leveraging a community of experts to create and innovate.

Using personal stories and images, Dr Leroy Chiao will bring to life the vision you need to thrive in a world where technology is accelerating faster than ever. We’ll discuss his time at NASA, lessons learnt, innovation at NASA and what you should be thinking about as we head into 2021 and a new way of working.

Dr Leroy Chiao

Stuart O'Neill

Andrea Gregory

Leroy Chiao is an American chemical engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, and was the commander of Expedition 10, where he lived on board the International Space Station from October 13, 2004 to April 24, 2005. Wikipedia

We’ll also welcome Stuart O’Neill, Managing Director of Coupa Asia Pacific who will share some insights from a recent study Coupa did across Asia Pacific which will form the basis for our roundtable discussion around the role of Procurement and the future state of procurement.

The MC for this roundtable is Andrea Gregory, Managing Director, Metadigm Limited .

We look forward to hosting you!

AGENDA (all times are in NZT)

10:45 – 11:00 | Guests to login and get familiar with the platform

11:00 – 11:05 | Welcome & Introductions – Andrea Gregory, MD, Metadigm Limited

11:05 – 11:30 | Innovation and lessons learnt in space + Q&A
Dr Leroy Chiao, former NASA Astronaut and Commander of International Space Station

11:30 – 11:45 | The Role of CPO and the Future of Procurement as STARS
Stuart O’Neill Managing Director APAC, Coupa

11:45 – 12:30 | Roundtable Discussions …. Enabling stardom through TECH, PEOPLE, USER FOCUS, SPEED


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