FREE Webinar: Enhancing Procurement’s Analytical Capabilities

Wednesday 19 June 2019
12.00 noon to 1.00pm AEST

Chris Holmes, Co-CEO Portt
Tim O’Connell, Head of Analytics Portt

As the role of procurement evolves, analytics accounts for one of the biggest changes in necessary capabilities. Core activities like spend analysis are moving toward real-time, custom and predictive analytics, while less-mature analytics functions like risk management will join procurement’s list of fundamental responsibilities.

This webinar will help you to:

  • Lay the foundation for sophisticated capabilities by standardizing master data definitions, frameworks and KPIs.
  • Work closely with IT to upgrade the data management architecture to support greater accessibility to more reliable enterprise data.
  • Invest in staff by providing internal and external training on critical thinking and complex methodologies such as data modeling and predictive analysis.
  • Pilot and scale the adoption of big-data analytics tools that can identify performance patterns to predict future outcomes and offer actionable recommendations




Chris Holmes, Co-CEO Portt

Chris Holmes is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Portt. Chris leads Portt’s implementation and commercial practices, including key responsibility for the successful delivery, and associated business transformation of over twenty sourcing, contract and supplier management projects for large government and private enterprise.

Through Chris’ decades of experience in working with complex procurement organisations, he has developed a wealth of experience in the core requirements to ensure success in procurement transformation projects, from change management, design and systems.

Chris is passionate about working closely with organisations around the generation of efficiency and benefits within procurement, as well driving rich analysis, insights, compliance and socially responsible procurement through smart application of systems.




Tim O’Connell, Head of Analytics Portt

Tim O’Connell is the Head of Analytics at Portt, and is responsible for guiding the expansion of the Portt Procurement & Contract Management platform to incorporate analytics, statistics and visualisation. Tim leads and coordinates the Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Science units of both Portt’s analytics consulting and analytics product businesses.

Tim has a passion for data analytics and has spent his entire career working and promoting the industry. Tim’s extensive experience includes running and building business intelligence, data warehousing, data quality and data visualisation projects within both private and public sectors.