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Webinar:
Insights on Improving Business Spend Management in 2018

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There is little dispute that the role of today’s CFO is about going beyond the numbers. However, when it comes to Business Spend Management there is no substitute for hard numbers to ensure operational excellence. Streamlining the spend management process drives increased visibility, reduces costs, and ensures compliance.

During this webcast, we’ll review results and recommendations from Coupa’s 2018 Business Spend Management Benchmark Report. You’ll walk away with current best practices to carry your Finance team through 2018, and beyond. Todd Ford, Chief Financial Officer at Coupa, will discuss how forward-looking CFOs optimize Business Spend Management and what KPIs should be used to benchmark and improve performance in four key areas, including:

Savings (bottom-line impact that sourcing and procurement efforts deliver)
Efficiency (strength of processes across procurement, invoicing, and expense management)
Digitization (success in digitizing business relationships with suppliers)
Compliance (effectiveness in driving compliance through spend management)

Reasons to attend the webinar:
  • Savings (bottom-line impact that sourcing and procurement efforts deliver)

  • Efficiency (strength of processes across procurement, invoicing, and expense management)

  • Digitization (success in digitizing business relationships with suppliers)

  • Compliance (effectiveness in driving compliance through spend management)

Speakers:
Coupa
Todd Ford
Todd is the CFO of Coupa, and oversees the company’s financial operations. Prior to Coupa, Todd served as CFO of MobileIron, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2014, and was responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations. Todd was a Founding General Partner at Broken Arrow Venture Capital, where he invested in early-stage companies. He also previously served as CFO and President of Rackable Systems Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International Corp) where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenues to more than $350 million in revenues as a publicly traded company.

Todd has also held various management and financial positions with several technology companies including Raster Graphics and Cadence Design Systems. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Todd currently sits on the Board of Directors for Performant Financial Corporation. Todd earned a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team, specializing in systems implementation and hired services category sourcing. She spent three years as the Associate Director of consulting services at Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM in 2011.

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