Ask The Expert: Contract Automation: What System Should You Buy?
12th July 2018 Virtual Event Ask The Expert (ATE) Webinars
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Thursday 12th July - 11:00 am New York, 4:00 pm London, 5:00 pm Paris, 8:30 pm Mumbai, 11 pm Perth

The drive to automate the contracting process is gathering pace. But what system should you choose? What capabilities should it have? What return on investment can you expect?

IACCM, working in conjunction with Capgemini, has spent the last year investigating the market - surveying users and providers alike to understand requirements, evaluate options and test functionality. In this webinar, we will discuss findings and explain how potential buyers of contract management software can access our research and the free selection support tool that we have developed.

Discussion topics:

  • The past experience with CLM automation has been disappointing – so what has changed?
  • What is contract lifecycle management – the need to think holistically
  • Ensuring clarity over requirements: how the report can assist in making sure you know what you want
  • Preparing for automation: what are the steps you should be taking and what are some challenges to anticipate?
  • Demo of the tool

Our Experts: 

Isabelle Roux-Chenu, Head of Group Commercial & Contract Management, Capgemini

Over 36 years of experience as a lawyer (admitted to New York and Paris bars). 15 years as practicing attorney in international law firms as litigator in the shipping industry in London & NY, and thereafter as M&A, corporate law and litigator specialist in Paris & Brussels at Cleary Gottlleb. 19 years as General Counsel of the Capgemini Group, and over 2 years as Head of Group Commercial & Contract Management.

She has created the Group legal department in 1998, now comprised of more than 200 attorneys and has created the Group Commercial & Contract Management function, composed of 242 commercial contract managers based onshore and offshore. In addition, she launched Contract Compliance Optimization, an internal and external outsourcing service line for Contract Management mainly based offshore and comprising approximately 90 contract managers.

She created and co-chaired, until 2016, the "CAC 40 Companies General Counsels' Commision" at Cercle Montesquieu. She is also a member of European Executive Committee of CPR (International institut for Conflict Prevention & Resolution) and the Executive Board member of "Droit & Croissance". She is also the Founder and Group Lead of the Women@Capgemini, the global gender balance program. In March 2016 she changed role to become the Head of the new Group Commercial & Contract Management function. She is also Senior Advisor to the Group Chairman and CEO.

Krzysztof Kwiatek, Tools & Technology Manager, Capgemini

Krzysztof’s professional experience spans over 20 years, including 15 years specializing in widely understood Information Technology. He has worked for different international companies including large Software Houses, Retail market leaders, outsourcing organizations and for 5 years ran his own business. He joined Capgemini in 2008 to work as Service Management Consultant for the leaders in Oil and Aeronautics industry. In 2012 he moved to the Smart Metering unit as IT Manager. He was responsible for managing the service of delivering electricity consumption readings from more than 1 million households in the Nordics. The client has described this service as the best in class and KPI’s have reached the all-time high at that time. After 2 years in the role, in July 2014, he joined Contract Compliance and Optimization team being responsible for Tools and Technology. Since then he took part in many internal and external projects focusing on the technical part of Contract Lifecycle Management. He holds an MA in Economics and a postgraduate diploma in Information Technology.

Sally Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, IACCM

Sally has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the IACCM, supporting the IACCM global team in the pursuit of both the recognition of and excellence in Commercial and Contract Management. Sally is an experienced and accomplished commercial and contracts management professional, holding senior commercial positions at a range of corporate and multi-national organizations. After gaining an Honors degree in Law, Sally spent her time in house in the corporate sector, where she worked globally in the Telecomms and IT industries, before establishing her own legal and commercial consultancy in 2007. Sally is passionate about enabling business efficiency and growth through contracting and commercial excellence; she understands the need for robust business operations to drive these efficiencies, together with the requirement for effective communication and collaboration at all times.  Whether in contract development, negotiation, training or general communications, Sally has built a reputation for service excellence and responsiveness. Her focus is on the creation of positive and successful business relationships, constantly striving to ensure that businesses realize their true potential and value.
Tim Cummins, President, IACCM
In his role as President of IACCM, Tim worked with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy. Prior to IACCM, Tim's business career included executive roles at IBM and a period on the Chairman's staff, leading studies on the impacts of globalization and the re-engineering of IBM's global contracting processes. His earlier career involved the banking, automotive and aerospace industries, initially in Corporate Finance and later in commercial and business development. He led negotiations up to $1.5 billion in value and his work has taken him to over 40 countries. Tim's writing is extensively published and he has acted in an advisory capacity to government bodies in countries that include the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan, as well as regular briefings to senior managers at many of the world's largest companies.