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Elevate at IACCM Americas 2019

Nov 4–6, 2019 | Phoenix

Elevate is a proud sponsor of IACCM Americas 2019. Chairman, CEO and Founder, Liam Brown; Vice President Legal Services, Kunoor Chopra; Director, Contracts Consulting, Craig Conte; and Director, Contracts Consulting, Lewis Christian will be speaking at the conference.


Daily sessions Nov 4–6
Shark Tank
Craig Conte will moderating four “Shark Tank” panels, a returning favorite at IACCM. Several new Contract Services companies will present their business offerings to a panel of “Sharks.” Don’t miss these panels on each day of IACCM Americas; Nov 4 at 2:35 PM, Nov 5 at 2:35PM, Nov 5 at 3:10PM and Nov 6 at 10:30AM.

Craig Conte, Director, Contracts Consulting, Elevate

Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder & CEO, skritswap
Otto Hanson, Founder & CEO, TermScout
Charlie Connor, Founder & CEO, Heretik
Ken Button, Co-Founder & CEO, ContractSafe

Dan Mahlebashian, Retired Global Executive Director, General Motors; Executive Advisory Board Member, Ashling Partners
Jose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Cecilia Middleton, Managing Director- North America Contract Management, Accenture


Nov 4, 3:35pm
Contract Tech: keynote panel discussion
Over the coming two days you will see a fascinating selection of real life client case studies, giving you practical insights into the keys to success as well as the pitfalls that you should be aware of when approaching the plethora of emerging technologies in the market today. This panel discussion will set the scene with some of the key questions you should be thinking about as you listen and learn from our case studies.

Craig Conte, Director, Contracts Consulting, Elevate

Paul Branch, COO & CTO, IACCM
Kingsley Martin, Founder, KM Standards
Arthur Raguette, Executive Vice President, ULTRIA
Macey Smith, Partner, United Solutions


Nov 4, 4:50pm
BIG debate and audience vote
Kunoor Chopra will be arguing FOR the motion: The fourth industrial revolution is a threat to global equality and will simply serve to create significant levels of inequality and economic insecurity.

Kunoor Chopra, Vice President Legal Services, Elevate
Jose Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Isabelle Roux-Chenu, Head of Group Commercial & Contract Management, Senior Advisor to the Group Chairman & CEO, Capgemini
David Nguyen, Chief Executive Officer, United Solutions


Nov 5, 1:25pm
Innovation & Excellence Awards Dynamic Showcase
Lewis Christian will give a brief presentation of the project that was a finalist for the Americas Award for Operational Improvement, focusing on obstacles and acheivments during the process. Q&A will follow.


Nov 6, 8:45am
Why We Should Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Liam Brown will be co-presenting with Jeff Carr SVP, General Counsel, Univar Solutions. They will be giving a keynote about embracing change and the concept of getting comfortable with uncertainty. What happens when lawyers and contracting teams change their behavior from risk eliminators to outcome enablers and value creators?


Nov 6, 9:15am
Keynote Panel Discussion:  Getting Diversity and Inclusion Right
Kunoor Chopra will moderate this discussion. Representatives from various companies will share their stories and best practices in promoting diversity and inclusion. Why it is important, how to promote it and how to measure success will be among the topics.

Kunoor Chopra, Vice President Legal Services, Elevate

Tim Cummins, Professor, Leeds University; President, IACCM
Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder & CEO, skritswap
Joseph F. Martinez CSP Managing Director, Chief Procurement Officer, BNY Mellon
Kim Miller, Supply Chain Digital Integration & Analytics, Director, Boeing


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