Coupa Executive Summit

Tuesday, September 26th

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Discover the Value of Modern Business Spend Management

Whether you're already in conversations with Coupa or just getting introduced, we guarantee you will find value in attending Coupa's North America Executive Summit. This one-day event will connect you with your industry peers and the Coupa community to discuss key procurement and finance priorities as you head into 2024.

You’ll gain exclusive insights from Coupa experts and customers on everything from the value of a modern business spend platform, ERP integration, community benchmarking, ESG, and more. We expect you to leave feeling engaged, energized, and empowered. 

Reasons to Attend

  • Network with like-minded peers evaluating a modern Business Spend Management platform vs. single-use systems.
  • Join invaluable breakout sessions where you will discuss common executive challenges around project prioritization, internal alignment, change management, and more.
  • Hear Coupa customers share inspiring stories and insights. Benchmark your organization against other leading organizations.
  • Understand the BSM landscape and Coupa’s key differentiators, including our hyper-focus on innovation and

Travel & Hotel Logistics

Coupa has organized a room block at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. Details to book a room will be delivered via email upon registering for the event.


9:00 – 10:00  Check-In and Welcome Breakfast

10:00 – 10:45  Opening Keynote   Learn More

10:45 – 11:30  Coupa Community Keynote: The Business Imperative Learn More

12:00 – 1:30   Networking Lunch / Industry Roundtables

1:30 – 2:30   Breakout Sessions   Learn More

Option 1: How BSM Maximizes Your ERP Investment

Option 2: Streamline Your P2P on a Platform You Won’t Outgrow

Option 3: The Benefits of Extending S2P to Direct Spend and Complex Materials

2:30 – 3:00   Afternoon Refreshments and Break

3:00 – 4:00   General Session Learn More

Charting the Course for Success: Implementation & Change Management Best Practices

4:00 – 6:00   Networking Happy Hour

Carlene Sifford

Global Purchasing Manager

Chris Duchene

SVP Chief Procurement Officer

Brandon McGraw

Director of Global Accounting Operations

Ed Artiles

Head of Strategy & Operations, Global Shared Services

Reba Cox

Director of Procurement

Session Details 

Opening Keynote

The Business Imperative
Ed Artiles, Head of Strategy and Operations, Royal Caribbean | Reba Cox, Procurement Director, MongoDB | Chandar Pattabhiram, CMO, Coupa | Donna Wilczek, SVP Product Strategy & Innovation
Economic disruption calls for business transformation led by finance and procurement teams to build long-term strength and resilience. Responding to today's macroeconomic challenges quickly and effectively is no longer enough. Leaders must do more with less, accelerate time to value, and make strategic decisions that are scalable and adaptable as business needs change. Hear from Coupa leaders and customers on how its Business Spend Management (BSM) platform accelerates digitization, optimizes performance, and strengthens your tech strategy.

Breakout Sessions

Option 1 - How BSM Maximizes Your ERP Investment
Chris Duchene, CPO, Summit Materials

In a climate where finance and IT leaders are being particularly judicious of their tech investment dollars, new technology should complement your ERP to deliver fast time to value. In this session, Coupa customers will share how business spend management (BSM) augmented their existing technology and how to make the case internally for prioritizing and unlocking more value from your ERP with BSM.

Option 2 - Streamline Your P2P on a Platform You Won’t Outgrow
Brandon McGraw, Global Accounting Director, The Knot Worldwide | Carlene Sifford, Global Purchasing Manager, Priority Ambulance 

When finance leaders start their P2P automation journey, they often look at their existing ERP or other point solutions for a quick fix. However, managing multiple point solutions or relying on inadequate systems to access company spend data can slow down operations and can delay crucial business decisions by several days. Hear from leading Coupa customers about their vision for a holistic spend management process that goes beyond AP automation and delivers meaningful savings and value to their organization.

Option 3 -The Benefits of Extending S2P to Direct Spend and Complex Materials
Chad Morris, Head of Transformation / P2P-O2C, American Tire Distributors
In a financially challenging environment, organizations seek better control of their spend whether indirect or direct. Factory shutdowns, missed customer orders and other disruptions are the result of suppliers having poor visibility into Purchase Orders and Invoices. In this session, we will discuss how both buyers and suppliers benefit from extending their procurement, sourcing and invoicing processes into direct and complex materials.

General Session

Charting a Course for Success: Implementation & Change Management Best Practices
Brandon McGraw, Global Accounting Director, The Knot Worldwide | Elizabeth Mozley, Global Process Owner, S2P, Sonoco

The benefits of an automated spend management platform are quantifiable and proven, and a thoughtful approach to implementing and deploying your solution can deliver even more impact to your organization. Our expert implementation team will share their insights on how to structure your P2P implementation, key questions to ask and best practices for a successful rollout to maximize user adoption and capture even more value.

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