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APR GRAND SLAM CONFERENCE
Winning Strategies to Impact Your Bottom Line in Six Months or Less 
Advocate LogoInsight Sourcing Logo 
 Hackett LogoAPR Logo  iKnowNow Logo 
DATE:                         Thursday, September 17
 
LOCATION:                 755 Club at Turner Field
 
CONFERENCE TIME:   8:30am - 5:00pm
 
DINNER & GAME:        Turner Field, Private Suite C
                                   (ATL Braves vs. NY Mets) 6:00pm
 
REGISTRATION FEE:   Paid by Event Sponsors
YOU CAN'T SCORE FROM THE DUGOUT,
SO GET OUT AND PLAY!
 
This CPE* Conference is ideally suited for finance, business, and IS/IT and purchasing executives responsible for corporate profitability and performance.  It features guest speakers from:
 
Advocate Networks, Significant Cost Reduction Strategies for Communications and Data Center Services and Infrastructure.
 
Insight Sourcing Group, Cost Reduction Strategies:  Gain Visibility into Your Spend and Leverage it to Drive Financial Performance Improvement.
 
iKnowNow, Using Technology to Protect and Increase Profitability
 
The Hackett Group, Managing Cost and Optimizing Working Capital: The Role of Purchasing and Accounts Payable 
 
FEATURE SPEAKERS:
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TIM WISE
President 
Advocate Networks
Significant Cost Reduction Strategies for Communications and Data Center Services and Infrastructure.
 
Our highly qualified panel will discuss the significant cost reduction strategies for voice, data and mobile communications and data center services - from assessment to optimiza­tion to sourcing and implementation. In addition, the panel will also evaluate the in­frastructure expense in terms of the data center environment - space, power, server and other maintenance costs. 
TOM BEATY Insight Sourcing Logo
President & CEO 
Insight Sourcing Group
 
Cost Reduction Strategies:  Gain Visibility into Your Spend and Leverage it to Drive Financial Performance Improvement.
 
In an economy where revenue growth may not be an option, companies are leveraging procurement-related cost reduction to drive near-term savings.  Most companies spend 30-80% of revenues on the purchase of goods and services yet often have difficulty even understanding where all the money goes.  Tom Beaty will explore tools and strategies to help your organization quickly identify opportunities for cost reduction and capture them, as well as cover best practices for Strategic Sourcing.  Insight Sourcing Group is a management consulting firm exclusively focused on procurement-related cost reduction and tools.  
           
CHUCK HAGOODiKnowNow Logo
Director
iKnowNow                                 
Using Technology to Protect and Increase Profitability
 
As organizations seek ways to lower costs and increase profits the role of enabling technology becomes more important - particularly as headcounts become lean.  Better managing the vendor and payment process increases efficiency and allows your team to focus on high value tasks that bring a measurable increase to the bottom line.  Tasks such as:
  • Increasing data integrity through active vendor cleansing
  • Identifying and acting on best discount and float opportunities across your vendor base
  • Capturing missed discounts
  • Identifying and recovering overpayments
KURT ALBERTSON                     Hackett Logo
Director of Advisory Services - US Procurement Practice Leader 
The Hackett Group
Managing Cost and Optimizing Working Capital:  The Role of Purchasing and Accounts Payable    
                                                       
According to The Hackett Group, topics tops of mind for CFOs today include optimizing working capital and better managing their current cost structure.  Nearly one out of two CFOs believes working capital is a critical initiative in the current economy and the average Global 1000 company has a $1.1 billion cash flow improvement opportunity from improving DPO.  Top Performing organizations, while more effective, also spend only half as much on their Purchase-to-Pay process when compared to non-Top Performing organizations.  Foundational to driving cost efficiency and better managing working capital is optimizing the Purchase-to-Pay process through greater alignment with the high-level objectives of the company.  By doing so organizations are in a better position to capitalize on efficiency and working capital objectives as well as drive spend cost reduction and reduce overall supply base risk.  Join the Hackett Group as we take a close look at: 
  • The Performance gap between Top Performers and non-Top Performers
  • Best Practices that drive the gap in performance
  • Key strategies for optimizing working capital, process efficiency, enabling technology and globalization
*Certificate of attendance will be provided for submission to earn CPE credits
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AGENDA
 
8:30 - 9:00
Breakfast & Registration 
9:00 - 9:15
Opening (Chris Bower - APR VP, Sales & Marketing) 
 
9:15 - 10:30
Tim Wise -
Advocate Networks
 
10:30 - 10:45
Break
 
10:45 - 12:00
Tom Beaty - Insight Sourcing Group
 
12:00 - 1:100 Lunch
 
1:00 - 1:15
Opening (Dawson Caldwell - APR President & CEO)
 
1:15 - 2:30
Chuck Hagood - iKnowNow 
 
2:30 - 2:45
Break
 
2:45 - 3:30
Kurt Albertson - The Hackett Group
 
3:30 - 5:00
Open Discussion - Close Meeting
 
5:00
The Private Suite will be open
 
6:00
Dinner, beer, wine & soft drinks will begin serving
 
7:00
ATL Braves vs. NY Mets
ADDRESS 
Turner Field
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, GA 30315