Speaker Bio

Thomas Pocock
Gartner keynote

Thomas Pocock

Sr Director, Advisory
Thomas Pocock is a Director, Advisor in the Supply Chain Sourcing and Procurement Team. Mr. Pocock has worked for Gartner (and previously with CEB) for 14 years.

In his current role, Mr. Pocock works with Heads of Procurement and their team members across a variety of industries and countries. He works with them on all aspects of Procurement including talent management, functional strategy creation, category strategy creation, establishing and maintaining a supplier relationship management program, managing supplier risk, and increasing Procurement's influence within the business.

This work includes advising on best practice examples, facilitating strategy-building sessions, and conducting training workshops both in person and virtually.
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Monday, 05 June, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM CEST
Opening Keynote: Unlocking the Collective Potential of Supply Chain

Heads of supply chain are leading in a world of uncertainty with geopolitical, social, environmental, and technological shifts driving greater complexity in their operating environments. The executive challenge is to maintain forward momentum, to support commercial business opportunities while driving greater productivity from our supply chains. But can we rely on the traditional approaches to improving productivity? Join us for the Gartner Opening Keynote in which we will focus on the ways that supply chain leaders can innovate on productivity by unlocking the collective potential of their supply chain organization.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2023 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CEST
Building a Strategy for Procurement Is an Exercise in Deciding What Not to Do

The variety of business challenges that procurement leaders are expected to help their organization solve, has made prioritization increasingly difficult for heads of procurement. This session will showcase leading approaches to “filtering out the noise” for heads of procurement, while ensuring that they are able to present a succinct and compelling strategy for their function and showcase the full range of value they can add for the organization.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.