Case Study Speakers 

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Our roster of case study speakers are the experts in their areas of focus.

Dirk Kunz

Vice President, Head of Corporate IT-Sourcing

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Sebastian Michel-Wildner

Senior Director, Category Manager Communication, IT-Sourcing

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA – Driving Sourcing’s Value Contribution with an IT Sourcing Hub 

This case study shows how Bertelsmann's Corporate IT Sourcing has developed a holistic tool-based approach to streamline, standardize and accelerate its processes of developing category strategies, while also involving category teams staffed by colleagues from different business units. Key topics will include:

  • Blueprint for digital transformation of strategic category management 
  • Using AI to observe and manage markets and Increased efficiency
  • Continuous collaboration with stakeholders and partners



Cathy Hamilton

VP Head of Global License Management

DeutschePost DHL

DHL’s Software Management and Procurement — Best Practices for Optimization and Innovation

DHL’s License Management and Procurement teams help enable their organization’s investment in Innovative technologies. Along with SAM practices evolution and the introduction of some innovative technologies to support the business, this session will cover:

  • How to optimize group SaaS subscriptions, costs and terms
  • How to leverage agile sourcing processes for quick PoC/digital technology evaluations
  • How to ‘Heritage fund’ new technologies
Meenakshi Sundaram

Director & Head – IT Sourcing, Partner & Vendor Management

Euroclear SA

Euroclear Group — From Suppliers to Strategic Relationships, a Continous Journey

This case study shows how Euroclear IT has matured and developed the strategic relationships with service providers. It covers the benefits we have seen from taking a strategic relationships approach, the steps taken and lessons learned on our journey. Additional topics include:

  • How we got our partners to work as an extended IT arm
  • Why we revisited the IT sourcing strategy and the benefits this gave us
  • How we strengthened our relationships through cross-functional team collaboration  


Lorenzo Morretta

Head of Group Procurement


Smart Automation for Procurement 4.0 Excellence

Generali Group Procurement’s digital journey started with the aim to radically improve performances through innovation in processes and tools. This is aligned to the implementation of analytics and AI in the Group’s insurance value chain. Key topics covered in the presentation are:

  • Drivers that led Group Procurement to consider innovation
  • An overview of the RPA and A.I. projects implemented
  • Benefits brought by the projects and lessons learned
Ingmar Blomqvist

Director Global IT Sourcing

Securitas AB

Securitas’ Successful Preparation and Management of a Large-Scale Software Audit

Software audits have been on the rise every organization should be expecting and actively planning for them. In this case study, Securitas will share their experience, showing the comparison between a non-prepared and a well prepared software license audit in terms of non-compliance risk and cost reduction. Key topics will include: 

  • How to prepare yourself for unavoidable software audits
  • How to manage and control the actual software audit process
  • Key learnings about the value of audit preparation

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