Procurement pioneers fueled a burst of conversation amongst the Ariba LIVE audience today. Attendees were impressed with DSM’s achievements and ambitious plans to implement greater automation and collaboration across its procure-to-pay processes.


Online chatter also lit up with the appearance of Fieldglass CEO Jai Shekhawat on the Ariba LIVE stage as he and SAP Cloud CMO Tim Minahan discussed the value of contingent workforce management integration within procurement processes.


Likewise, there was quite a bit of audience buzz over new innovation around mobility and speed revealed by Ariba’s Mark Dao.



Closing out the morning’s plenary session was a thought-provoking and quote-worthy talk from BME Board Member, Dr. Robert Fieten, who encouraged the audience to embrace challenges and recognize the opportunities that they present.


The collaboration theme carried on throughout the day as Ariba LIVE attendees participated in a series of talks to hear first-hand stories from procurement, finance, and sales leaders on how they are transforming their businesses and capturing more savings and revenue. The variety of great speakers made it a challenge for some of our attendees to choose!


Stay tuned for more tweets from day two at Ariba LIVE Rome. Our keynote speakers include supply chain and technology executives from chemical, energy, finance and manufacturing industries.