2015 Best Practices Conference

Best Practices
Event of the Year

Please join a select group of senior executives for two days of learning and sharing best practices, gaining insights and perspectives on critical business issues, and networking with C-level executives and thought leaders.

Barbara Althoff-Simon

Barbara Althoff-Simon

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Human Resources Service Delivery and Talent Acquisition
SAP AG

Werner Boekels

Werner Boekels

Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources
Linde AG

Bruce Burrows

Bruce Burrows

Senior Vice President Finance and Business Transformation
Tetra Pak Group

Shane Fitzsimons

Shane Fitzsimons

Senior Vice President Global Operations
General Electric Company

Dr. Norbert Flüggen

Dr. Norbert Flüggen

Chief Sourcing Officer
ALTANA AG

Marc Henry

Marc Henry

Chief Financial Officer
Michelin

Alexander Jochinger

Alexander Jochinger

Director Finance Operations
Sanofi

Nikolaj Kromann Jørgensen

Nikolaj Kromann Jørgensen

Corporate Vice President – Corporate Procurement
Novo Nordisk

Stuart Martin

Stuart Martin

Human Resources Global Business Services Leader Europe/Eurasia/Africa
The Coca-Cola Company

Phil Priest

Phil Priest

Vice President Service Development
GlaxoSmithKline

Brian Puffer

Brian Puffer

Vice President Global Business Services
BP Group

Krishnan Raghunathan

Krishnan Raghunathant

Chief Capability Officer
WNS Global Services

Amber Ritson

Amber Ritson

Chief Procurement Officer
Cofely UK

Chris Shanahan

Chris Shanahan

Vice President Global Procurement
Becton, Dickinson and Company

Dr. Lothar Steinebach

Dr. Lothar Steinebach

former CFO, Henkel, and Corporate Board Member

Tim Woodhouse

Tim Woodhouse

Strategic Sales
Lexmark International



Top Reasons to Attend

+ Immediate return on investment
Bring back the latest "how to" knowledge from conference sessions with materials that can be shared with your colleagues. You will learn about cost-saving technologies and processes, effective ways to expand your existing delivery capabilities, and real-world examples that yield actionable next steps.
+ Leverage the experience of your peers
Our conference provides numerous ways to learn from others' experiences, including real-world case studies and ample opportunities to network with colleagues. Practitioners will share their business process improvement initiatives and how the resulting processes, delivery models and technology capabilities are paying dividends in helping their companies create competitive advantage.
+ Access the full breadth of research and
   expertise
In one convenient place, you can obtain relevant research from The Hackett Group, including the latest data, metrics and models aligned with your job function. Our conference provides cost-cutting strategies, advice on what – and how – to execute with limited resources for maximum business value, and strategic and tactical insight on how your company can maximize global opportunities.
+ Excellent value for the level of intensive
   education
Access more than 10 hours of keynote and practitioner sessions and more than 12 hours of networking with thought leaders and colleagues. Our conference delivers value after the event through the specific, immediate actions you can take and the lasting connections you will make.
+ Unplug and get inspired
Getting out of the office lets you focus on tough problems in the most efficient way possible – fully immersed in an expertise-rich, how-to environment.

Who Should Attend

  • COOs, CFOs, CIOs, CHROs, CPOs
  • Controllers
  • VPs and Directors of Finance, HR, IT, Procurement
  • VPs and Directors of Shared Services

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What You Can Expect to Learn

Our unique programme, built on case studies of top-performing organisations, examines how world-class organisations reduce costs and create added value. The schedule allows ample time for you to meet and speak with other attendees and network with speakers. It also provides for informal settings that allow you to spend time interacting and learning directly from each other.

Topics Include

  • Business agility
  • Cost optimization
  • Enterprise analytics
  • Enterprise growth
  • Forecasting

 

  • Global business services
  • HR transformation
  • IT return on investment
  • Megatrends for globalization
  • Procurement transformation

 

  • Sourcing outsourcing
  • Supply chain management
  • Talent management
  • Workforce development and planning
  • Working capital

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