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Ariba LIVE 2014 Heading to Rome
|By Business Wire
|March 20, 2014 10:34 AM EDT
On the heels of a successful event in Las Vegas attended by more than
2,200 procurement, finance, IT and sales and marketing professionals –
and thousands more via the Internet - Ariba LIVE 2014 is heading to Rome.
Hosted by Ariba,
an SAP Company, Ariba LIVE Rome will provide a unique forum in which
executives and practitioners from across the region can learn to harness
the connectivity and intelligence of business networks to transform
their operations. Registration for the event, which will take place
April 8-10 at the Marriott Park Hotel, is open today at www.aribalive.com
“In their first phase, business networks were all about automating
processes across companies to reduce costs, time and paper,” said Rachel
Spasser, Chief Marketing Officer, Ariba. “Today, innovative companies
are embracing networks as a new model for business, tapping into the
insights of entire communities to break down the barriers to
collaboration and enable new processes that drive innovation and
Learn from the Best
Ariba LIVE Rome will feature an all-star lineup of business innovators
on main stage who will discuss how they are doing just this, including:
Dr. Robert Fieten (Director of the Management Research Team in
Cologne, Germany and a member of the board of Bundesverband
Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME)), who will discuss
the opportunities that procurement, finance and accounts payable have
to deliver greater value by leveraging the information systems and
automation possible in today's networked economy.
Tim Tolhurst, CPO, DSM, which is using cloud-based procurement
applications and the Ariba Network to help purchasing move beyond
savings to help drive innovation, reduce CO2 emissions and build
Anton Heyneke, Senior Vice President, Sasol Shared Services, which is
using the Ariba Network to improve efficiency, reliability of supply
and consistency throughout its value chain, yielding significant value
for both itself and its suppliers.
Ettore Minnella, CPO, and Fabrizio Lugli, Head of Vendor Management at
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, which is using a combination of
on-premise and cloud-based solutions to maximize value from vendor
relationships and drive significant savings, process optimization and
These keynotes will be accompanied by more than 50 practitioner-led
breakout sessions dedicated to providing strategies and first-hand
accounts of the power of networks to drive new levels of efficiency and
effectiveness. Among the companies set to present during the sessions:
Now in its 15th year, Ariba LIVE is the largest gathering of
procurement and finance professionals on the planet. To reserve your
place for this can’t-miss event, visit: www.aribalive.com.
About Ariba, an SAP Company
Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines
industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest
web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate
with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network,
businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere,
at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their
cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around
the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise
commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at: www.ariba.com
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