IACCM Americas Conference 2017
Becoming a 'Commercial Powerhouse': Outsight, Innovation & Smart Contracting


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When 11 - 13 October 2017 Where The Westin Harbour Castle • Toronto • Canada

Gain CLE / CEU credit

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Becoming a 'Commercial Powerhouse': Outsight, Innovation & Smart Contracting @ IACCM Americas Conference 2017

In today's highly competitive, value-conscious world, commercial differentiation is essential. Creative approaches to contract and relationship management are enabling more and more organisations to develop a 'commercial powerhouse' - adaptive, agile, collaborative and cost-effective.

Complex supply ecosystems demand new forms of contracting and the development of integrated business skills and functions. The future looks very different from the past, especially in the field of contracting and commercial management. Big data, analytics, cognitive software, portfolio management, behavioural economics, virtual negotiation ... The opportunities for transformation abound.


Commercial innovation is high on every agenda, as organizations race to streamline the way they form and manage trading relationships. It's time to join the action at IACCM's 2017 Americas Forum - the only event where you'll receive the information you need to ride the wave of change.

Compelling keynotes

Veena Lakkundi, Chief Compliance Officer, 3M

Lisa Campbell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Marine & Defence Procurement 

Noah Hanft, CEO, Center for Dispute Resolution

Deborah Santiago, Managing Director, Legal, Digital and Strategic Offerings & Sal Husain, Analytics, Deep Learning and Intelligent Computing Lead, Accenture

Joseph Martinez, Managing Director, MUFG

Bernard Dakar, Worldwide Lead, Contracts & Commercial Management, Microsoft Digital, Services and Success

Peter George, Partner & Michael Mensik, Partner, Baker McKenzie

The IACCM 2017 Forum is the place where you will gain the knowledge needed to lead and influence the commercial change agenda.

Inspiring case studies

Dan Mahlebashian, Global Executive Director, Global Purchasing Services General Motors Corporation on implementing blockchain

Bill Somerville, General Manager, Projects and Indirect spend Nexen Energy ULC (TBC) on achieving transformation in supply management

Peggy Barber, VP & Associate General Counsel, HPE on deploying contract management technology

Terry Halliday, VP Contracts & Commercial, ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc on building organizational competence

Barry White, Senior VP Commercial, Meggitt Aerospace on developing commercial capability

Michelle Asselin, Director, Deal & Contract Management, Rogers Communications on managing change

Paul Branch, Head of Major Contract Management, BT Global on automating obligation extraction and management

Expert knowledge

George Triantis, Professor of Law & Business, Stanford Law School

Milva Finnegan, CEO, Karhu LLC

Roy Cooper, Vice-President, Contract Solutions, Arcadis

Adrian Furner, CEO, Kommercialize

Critical technologies

A dedicated ContractTech track where you will meet the organizations changing the face of contracting – ten companies that are transforming the process through Artificial Intelligence, digitization, blockchain, natural language processing and the development of global contract standards.

Plus IACCM’s ‘Leaders of the Future’, the 2017 Innovation Awards and a range of optional workshops …..

You will hear from more than 50 speakers, from 10 countries, inspiring our audience with their stories of innovation, change and success.