Procurement digitalization: Lessons learnt and outlook (feat. Ivalua)


Wednesday, July 15, 2020


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    • Digitalization hopes and disappointments
    • Prerequisites for a successful deployment of procurement technology
    • Expert view on digitalization roadmap
    • Is COVID-19 accelerating the transformation of procurement role and tools

Sara Abdullatif Omer (FCIPS)

Account Director MEA Region @ Ivalua
Sara is a Senior Regional Leader in Supply Chain and Procurement Practice, and a Board member of the Global Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Sara comes with more than 20 years of professional experience in Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Digital Procurement. She plays a pivotal role in delivering value to regional organizations by leading them through their procurement and supply digital transformation journeys. Sara has recently joined the Leading Supply Chain and Procurement Technology provider, Ivalua, at the capacity of the company’s Account Director for the Middle East region.


Ivalua was founded in 2000 on a disruptive idea: that Procurement can unlock significant strategic value from a company’s spend and supply chain.
The software should empower Procurement leaders to do just that, not constrain them. And it should deliver real innovations, that drive value today. That’s why we created a complete Source-to-Pay platform that delivers best-in-class capabilities today with the flexibility to meet the needs of tomorrow. Now, 19 years later, we have helped over 300 leading companies achieve a competitive advantage by strategically managing over USD 500 Billion in spend.

Mateusz Borowiecki

Managing Director @ OptiBuy
Has many years of practical knowledge. Passionate, an expert in the purchasing industry. He has over 15 years of experience in managing international purchasing and consulting projects (including in the financial and medical sectors). He is a specialist in the implementation of comprehensive purchasing systems and IT tools (Ivalua, NextBuy). He managed optimization projects on a European and global scale. He shares his knowledge and experience as part of industry conferences, meetings, trainings, and lectures for students (ALK in Warsaw and WSB in Wrocław). He is the author of numerous publications on supply chain management.

OptiBuy - Transforming costs into value

OptiBuy is an international consultancy specialized in procurement management. We are providing a broad range of outstanding procurement solutions, using an international network of our own offices (Poland, Czech, Switzerland and China), extensive market knowledge and advanced set of IT tools. We are one of the leading procurement consulting companies in Central-Eastern Europe. Our specialties are optimisation of procurement costs (cost-cutting projects), global sourcing projects and implementation of the specialized procurement software solutions (Ivalua, NextBuy).