Ariba LIVE 2014 is now just a month away in Las Vegas and about seven weeks from touchdown in Rome. For Ariba customers, LIVE offers an unrivaled opportunity to learn more about Ariba’s solutions and vision, meet with executives, and network with peers. In this first in a series of posts, we will share some of the highlights for customers with a sourcing and/or procurement focus.


  • Mainstage: Among a great list of keynotes in Las Vegas, procurement professionals should tune in for David Maley, VP at Kohl’s Department Stores. David will speak about Kohl’s procurement transformation program leveraging leading edge Ariba solutions. Meanwhile, Rome attendees will learn about the next evolution in value creation beyond savings from Tim Tolhurst who is the CPO at DSM.
  • Breakouts: The Customer breakout track for 2014 is unrivaled in its diversity of topics and speakers. There is truly something for everyone. Sourcing experts won’t want to miss the Solution Roundtables, Ariba/SAP Roadmap discussions, or the customer-led sessions on topics designed specifically for Ariba customers ranging from integration strategies to Ariba Network adoption techniques to how to drive improved adoption to workshops specifically for on-premise customers. To see details, click here for Vegas and here for Rome and use the Ariba LIVE Mobile App to build your custom agenda prior to arriving on site.
  • Networking Events: And when it is time to relax a bit and unwind with fellow attendees, Ariba LIVE has you covered. Talk to your Customer Engagement Executive about the many networking activities available.


Whether you are planning to come to Las Vegas or Rome, we’re looking forward to Ariba LIVE 2014. Until then, see you soon and arrivederci!