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P2P Transformation Summit 2020

 On Tuesday 9th June, 2020

In response to these unprecedented times, we have taken the decision to change the P2P Transformation Summit on 9th June to a virtual experience. We will still have all the same rich content as before, streamed across the day on the 9th June.

It’s more important than ever to discover what your department and your company needs to be doing to address the process and digital gap as well as maintain spend visibility.

Join us and discover the latest hot topics and trends that will affect you.

Our morning keynote this year is the fantastic BBC presenter, Simon Reeve.

simon reeveSimon Reeve is the instantly recognisable Travel TV Presenter of programmes such as `Americas', `Tropic of Capricorn', ‘Equator’, ‘Explore’, ‘Places That Don’t Exist’.

He's an adventurer and bestselling author and TV presenter who has travelled to more than 120 countries making multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC. They include The Americas, Caribbean, Russia, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Pilgrimage, Australia (Winner of the British Travel Press Award for Broadcast Travel Programme), and Mediterranean.

Lunchtime Keynote, Professor Sue Black OBE

Sue BlackNamed one of Forbes Top 50 women in tech in 2018, Professor Sue Black OBE is an award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author.

With 20+ years experience in academia, Sue is also an accomplished academic manager and research centre director with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering. 


With the theme of "Leading Innovation, Driving Success" the event promises a day of deep learning and insight.

Topics included:

• Robotics, AI and Machine Learning
• Benchmarking
• Change Management
• Automation, Business Partnering
• Late payments and modern day slavery
• Innovation in your supply chain
• Compliance
• Digital Transformation, Career Success
• Blockchain

Keynote speaker

Simon Reeve is the instantly recognisable Travel TV Presenter of programmes such as   `Americas', `Tropic of Capricorn', ‘Equator’, ‘Explore’, ‘Places That Don’t Exist’.simon reeve

He's an adventurer and bestselling author and TV presenter who has travelled to more than 120 countries making multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC. They include The Americas, Caribbean, Russia, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Pilgrimage, Australia (Winner of the British Travel Press Award for Broadcast Travel Programme), and Mediterranean.

He has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for "an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding" the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society, the Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards, multiple reader awards for Best and Top TV series from leading travel magazines, and the John Tompkins Natural History Award from the International Moving Image Society, an award “for extraordinary achievements” in the field of natural wildlife and history filmmaking. His books have been in the bestseller lists of both The Sunday Times and The New York Times.

The BBC describes Simon as “British television’s most adventurous traveller”, and after a decade spent making more than 70 programmes Simon has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary foreign journeys. Most of Simon’s documentaries combine travel and adventure with global environmental, wildlife, and conservation issues, and have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world.

Simon’s dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, adopted by former headhunters, and detained for spying by the KGB.simon reeve 3

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 "I’m delighted to say that Simon Reeve is one of the very best event speakers we have ever booked! His appearance was pitch-perfect, combining extraordinary anecdotes with brilliant story-telling. He is both motivating and inspiring,"



9:00   Event starts
09:00     Welcome and introduction Introduction by Tradeshift
09:02 - 09.30   Keynote Speaker - Simon Reeve
09:45 - 10:15    Panel Discussion - Late payments, CSR, existing and upcoming regs
 10:15 - 10:25    Time for coffee - meet the exhibitors
10:25 -10:40   Achieving Real Transformation - What Does Success look Like
10:40 - 11:00      The Murphy Group Transformation Journey - Part II
11:19 - 11:49    P2P Trends for 2020 - Do You Know Your AI from your IA
11:50 - 12:20      Good News From the Next World - A focus on 2021/22
12:20 - 12:35   Lunch break - meet the exhibitors
12:37    Introduction by ITESOFT
12:40 - 13:06   Keynote Speaker - Professor Sue Black, OBE
13:05 - 13.15    Interactive virtual Q & A
13:20 - 14:03   Your Path to Becoming a Digital Finance Leader
14:03- 14:35   Blockchain is About to Change Your World. No Really
14:35- 15:00   Awards, Prize Draw and Next Year's event details

Summit Speakers 

Lubnah Alam - Head of Shared Services

lubnah alamWith extensive experience in internal controls, project management and implementing change management, Lubnah will bring her award winning processes to life for the PPN audience.

Prior to joining Murphy's, Lubnah was Director of Financial Services at The Guinness Partnership and Head of Accounting at TalkTalk.



Paul Bryanhill - Vice President of Financial Operations, NBC Universal
Paul BryanhillPaul's a qualified accountant and a former Head of Shared Services for Lloyd's Register. He has extensive experience in several blue chip companies, including director of control and compliance for Fujitsu, as well as some smaller organisations.

His enthusiastic and out going personality, means that he's able to communicate easily with people at all levels and he's experienced at managing both process and culture change through the business.


Geoff Parnell - Head of Transformation - Octavia Housing

Geoff parnellGeoff is experienced at leading strategic cross-cutting projects, organisation wide communication campaigns, business training and engagement, process re-design to create efficiencies, Procure to Pay (P2P) process, corporate reporting, change management, strategy development, and influencing senior managers.

An excellent communicator that excels at building and managing stakeholder relationships. Proficient at motivating and coaching service delivery teams to achieve targets and complete deadlines on-time and on-budget.


Philip King FCICM - Interim Small Business Commissioner

philip kingIn a career spanning 40 years, Philip has held senior credit management roles in the high-tech and communication sectors, in distribution and retail, including spells at Olivetti and Vodafone. He was appointed Director General of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) in 2005, and later Chief Executive, and was behind the Institute’s drive to become a Chartered body (the CICM) in 2015.

Through the CICM's hosting of the Prompt Payment Code for government, Philip worked closely with officials and ministers advising on policy and supporting the development of initiatives relating to late payment and business support.  


Nic Walden - Senior Director, The Hackett Group

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Nic is a Senior Advisor in The Hackett Group where he works continuously with senior executives of the world's leading companies to provide top quartile performance insights, research and networking. He has specific interests in effective sourcing, developing procurement's internal brand, digital technologies, and operating models. With a broad background in consulting and industry, he has spent 20 years working with senior executives to address and overcome challenges to transform procurement and finance organisations. Nic is a regular speaker at conference events in the UK and Europe and a regular contributor to online media



Dan Foley - Finance Shared Services Director - Kier Group

dan foley anotherDan is an International Award Winning Senior Professional and leader with over 20 years’ PQE in various dynamic Blue Chip organisations such as Mouchel, Premier Foods and ITV with significant Business Transformation, Organisational, Operational and Change Delivery/Management experience; excellent Operational, Commercial, Business, Process and Finance knowledge as well as matured CRM and Programme Management skillset. He's well known for his strong inspirational leadership ability, encouraging active participation and sharing of ideas to ensure results.



 Christopher Argent - Generation CFO

Chris ArgentChris used to manage finance teams, and now drives tried and tested transformation and change projects to finance and the wider business. This includes advising on new high value use cases, mobilising projects and assuring delivery. He has successfully created business change strategies and managed Finance, Business and IT/BI/Data projects. An experienced finance change project professional with extensive experience of finance in organisational and IT transition, senior user. He's a firm believer ensuring a consultative approach between Business/Finance/IT to deliver high value sustainable results.



Carlton Hopper - European Leader, Blockchain, IBM

Carlton hopperCarlton is the European Leader for IBM's blockchain strategy, diving into new markets and responsible for exploring and expanding on blockchain opportunities across finance, procurement, logistics, supply chain and HR. Carlton has previous experience as a Director for Ernst & Young, Barclays Bank and Accenture. He's also now an enthusiastic and engaging speaker on the international stage on all topics relating to blockchain and where the new technology will take us.




Opening Keynote: Simon Reeve

Simon will take you through the challenges and highlights he's faced in his many adventures, how he's been able to overcome them and share with you some insights that you can take back with you to your own organisation. A fantastic storyteller, enjoy listening to his first hand experience of dealing with some of the most challenging experiences possible.

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Panel Discussion - Paying Late and the Unexpected Risks and CSR Shortfalls in Your Procure to Pay

Philip King - Small Business Commissioner, Geoff Parnell - Head of Transformation, Octavia Housing, Ant Persse, Financial Solutions Director

A panel discussion looking at the issues surrounding late payments and your contractual and compliance obligations. We'll take a look at existing and upcoming regulations and what your organisations can do to prepare. The panel will also discuss the effects late payments have on your supply chain and working capital. And in our inter-connected world, paying late can have serious CSR implications to your supply chain with reputational damage to your brand.

The Digital Future and Your Place in IT

 Professor Sue Black, OBE - Durham University

Named one of Forbes Top 50 women in tech in 2018, Professor Sue Black OBE is an award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker, passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author. With 20+ years experience in academia, Sue is also an accomplished academic manager and research centre director with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering.This session focuses on what's in store for us and our organisations in the digital future. Drawing on her research and past experiences, Dr Black opens a window to an increasingly interconnected world.Presentation supported by itesoft logo 2019

 The Murphy Group Transformation Journey Part Two

 Lubnah Alam - Head of Shared Services, Murphy Group

In her session last year Lubnah took us through the journey towards transformation that The Murphy Group had been on and their visions for successful outcomes in the future. In this session, Lubnah returns to shed light on what's been happening in the intervening year. We'll be looking at the highlights, savings made, processes changed and the results achieved...and lessons learned.

 Achieving Real Transformation - What Does Success Look Like?

 Paul Bryanhill - Vice President of Financial Operations, NBC Universal

We all know that digital transformation is supposed to be something we're aiming for, but what does that look like in reality? How does the interconnected eco-system of our technology and the effectiveness of our ability to partner with the rest of the business affect whether we achieve the success we're looking for? Join in this session to hear Paul draw on his experience at NBC Universal and previous other roles as CFO and FD and in Shared Services at a wide range of large enterprise size organisations.

P2P Trends For 2020 - Do You Know Your AI from your IA?

Nic Walden - Director The Hackett Group

Join this session to hear The Hackett Group's analysis of current trends for the future across finance, procurement and the supply chain. Nic explores how automation and processing has matured and looks at current benchmarks across various industries. See how your organisation compares across a number of KPIs and what the impact of further introduction of automation and the introduction of artificial intelligence will have on your existing systems.

Good News From the Next World

Dan Foley - Director of Finance SSC - Kier Group

What will our working environments look and feel like in the coming months and years? How we work together and the processes we bring in will have a big impact on how we develop for the future. As difficult as it is, these times offer opportunities and a chance to change things for the better. Join us to find out the good news from the next world!

Your Path to Becoming a Digital Finance Leader

Chris Argent - Generation CFO

Continuous change, adaptation, and innovation are the new normal in this age of digital disruption. Traditional business and operating models are being replaced with faster-moving, more fluid structures and strategies. The finance leader and CFO role has never been more dynamic or different. What do you need to do to become more digitally focused. Today's leaders must possess skills and experience beyond the Finance function. And as a result, the career paths of modern CFOs are anything but linear. Join this session to find out how you can align your skills to the modern finance world.

Blockchain is About to Change Your World. No Really.

Carlton Hopper, IBM - Partner European Blockchain Services

If you give a £20 note to one person, but blindfold them, and you told them to hand it to another person who hands it to another person and so on for 20 times, it’s likely that along the way someone might pocket the £20, that someone might lose it etc, until you have no idea where your £20 is. But if you ask those 20 people to stand up and hold hands, you know your £20 is being passed from one person to another along the line, there’s no way of losing it. In this session Carlton Hopper, former Director at E&Y explains this scenario in a business context and how we're at the edge of a sea change in how we process transactions across the world.


In partnership with 

TS Logotype blue to useTradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app.

More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at tradeshift.com. 

Documation Logo 2017 cSpecialists in AP, Purchasing, Invoice Matching software, and Expenses, our team are continually listening, learning and developing to ensure we can provide a brilliant one-stop-shop. With a passion for building long-term partnerships with our customers, we pride ourselves in being experienced, smart, dedicated, organised and very good to work with.

Documation is an agile, expanding software company and in 2019 we partnered with UiPath to offer RPA (Robotic Process Automation) to our suite of solutions. We are a company on a mission to make every client’s world a better place This promise depends on us building brilliant software and providing a level of service that earns us the highest praise from our customers as their leading IT supplier! But most of all, it depends on us doing exactly what we say we are going to do - and that really matters to us. We take the time to listen, ask questions and get to know you. In short, we do whatever it takes to understand your business needs and pain points. We’ll then propose and talk through a solution that’s right for you. For more information visit www.documation.co.uk.

FISCAL Technologies is a leading provider of forensic finance solutions that empowers Shared Service and purchase-to-pay teams across the globe to protect organisational spend.

Designed specifically for Finance, FISCAL’s solutions are developed using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to deploy industry recognised logic, financial analytics and our own unique complex algorithms, identifying a wider range of P2P risks with exceptional depth, accuracy and clarity. FISCAL solutions are used on a continuous preventative basis to monitor 100% supplier transactions prior to payment to reduce loss, defend against fraud and drive process improvement.

Since 2003, FISCAL Technologies solutions and services have processed over 1 billion transactions and protected £5 trillion in spend and is now relied on daily by both public and private organisations.


2017 Logo ITESOFT sm 200ITESOFT is the global leader in document digitalisation and business process automation software.
Its solutions uniquely assemble the three elements essential to the performance of any organization: information capture, process orchestration and risk detection.

Developed from the outset on its own artificial intelligence technologies, ITESOFTs solutions are designed to make organizations smarter, faster and safer. More than 650 customers in 35 countries optimize their processes with ITESOFT solutions.

pagero logo originalPagero is committed to making the buying and selling process easy. We help companies digitise, automate, capture and interpret data so that they can connect and engage with any business partner accurately and reliably through a single connection to our cloud-based network.

Our global and open network is independent of ERP systems and designed to seamlessly communicate business documents within the purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash and transport management processes. Regardless of company size or industry, we provide data accuracy, real-time visibility and end-to-end operational excellence. Our value-added services enable our customers to ensure data quality, obtain 100% digital inbound and outbound business document flow, minimise error handling, facilitate spend management, and achieve and maintain compliance with local VAT/tax regulations.

Symtrax logo3Symtrax creates and implements digital document workflow software to improve enterprise processes. We are uniquely able to craft customer-specific solutions by configuring our off-the-shelf software. We have brought our proven expertise in digital transformation to more than 3,000 companies worldwide with our average customer relationship lasting 12+ years. The story of Symtrax starts on 1989 with the creation of Symtrax SA in Nîmes, France. From the beginning, we have focused on data and document solutions for our customers. Our international offices include London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Boston, Walldorf (Germany), and Pune. Symtrax remains a privately held international company.

Wax Medius colourWax Digital delivers best of breed eProcurement and AP automation solutions that bring process efficiency, cost saving opportunities and greater financial control throughout the entire purchasing lifecycle. We specialise in helping procurement and finance teams around the globe transform business purchasing processes through our innovative cloud Source to Pay solution.

In 2019 Medius, the leader in cloud-based accounts payable automation, acquired Wax Digital to become a true power-house in source-to-pay solutions. Founded in 2001, Medius is owned by the global investment firm Marlin Equity Partners. The group has over 350 employees and offices in Sweden (HQ), the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Poland. Over 3,000 customers and 450,000 unique users worldwide currently leverage Wax Digital and Medius cloud source-to-pay solutions, managing transactions worth more than $100 billion annually. Find out more about us at www.waxdigital.com


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Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, eCommerce and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloudbased compliance solutions for various transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in Canada, the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India.