Adrian Furner has over 25 years’ experience in the design, implementation, and delivery of complex commercial transactions through novel business models. He has worked in a variety of sectors including defence and security, aviation, technology and is Managing Director of Kommercialize.
Kommercialize is a practitioner-led organization focused on ‘Commercial Excellence’, supporting organizations in developing and leveraging their ‘commercial acumen’ to gain better business outcomes. This includes: raising their commercial awareness; designing and implementing innovation models; and deploying relational contracting to enhance business performance.
Prior to founding Kommercialize, Adrian held a number of Director level commercial, procurement, and operations roles within BAE Systems, giving him significant experience including: multi-billion £, long-term Private Finance Initiative (PFI) bids; joint venture creation and management; outsourced training management; portfolio management; asset financing; civil aircraft sale, leasing and broking; and fully financed naval ship reactivations.
Adrian is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Fellow of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), where he is a former member elected Board Director. Adrian has contributed to a number of books on commercial and contract management and co-authored the recently published Professional Services Leadership Handbook (www.koganpage.com/pslh).
World Commerce & Contracting
Craig is the Partner responsible for Deloitte’s Contracts Legal Management Consulting team and has been working in contracting, contract management and tech enablement for over 20 years. Craig’s team focuses on optimizing the end to end contracting and then post-signature contract and commercial management processes for companies. They do this with a focus on business outcomes, lowering the cost of contracting and increasing the speed and efficiency of each process. Additionally, the team has unique expertise in creating contracting Centers of Excellence hubs and deploying contract enablement technologies, having assisted with the selection, implementation and management of dozens of platforms for many clients globally. Craig is a qualified US lawyer who has practiced outsourcing and IT transactional law in New York and is on the board of directors for World Commerce & Contracting.
Wei ling Lim
Fraser leads the digital transformation agenda within the managed supply chain across Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas, Projects and Technology in Shell. His team of 120 staff is accountable for digital transformation of the supply chain, technology, process design, AI, big data and digital.
Fraser has also been the driving force behind the development and implementation of a new operating model, known as Project Optimus Shell
500 Words Ltd
Keld Jensen is an international author, professor, speaker, advisor and expert in negotiations and trust. He has worked with leading global companies, governments and individuals as an advisor and trainer. These include SAB Miller, LEGO, the governments of Denmark, Great Britain, Lithuania and Canada, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Thermo-Fisher, Carlsberg, Vestas, and Novo Nordisk. The concept of SMARTnership negotiation has been awarded "best negotiation concept". Jensen has authored 24 books published in more than 37 countries. Jensen is an associate professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management (ASU) in the US, Aalborg University in Denmark, and BMI Institute in Belgium and Lithuania.
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Alistair is the founder and CEO of SYKE, a legal engineering business. We help businesses and law firms to procure and use technology to solve legal problems. Legal technology has now reached a level of sophistication where it can be a game changer for lawyers overwhelmed by the demand for pace and cost-efficiency. Syke
Barry joined the Civil Service in November 2015, having held a number of senior posts in the financial services, telecoms and automotive sectors spanning 30 years. Now Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Profession for the Ministry of Justice, Barry is the principle commercial advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister/Lord Chancellor/Secretary of State, and Permanent Secretary. This requires oversight of one of the largest outsourced portfolios in Whitehall covering a contracted spend in excess of £26bn across c4500 contacts. Responsibilities span the end-to-end commercial process from governance and policy, market stewardship, commissioning, sourcing, supplier management to mitigating third-party risk. Barry also oversees the operation of the department's national distribution centre, fleet and engineering services. More broadly, he is a member of the MoJ Investment Committee, Chair of the Commercial Oversight Group, and a regular attendee at the Audit and Risk Committee.
As a member of the Government Commercial Function’s leadership team, Barry is integral to the development of the public sector’s far-reaching procurement profession. He is also Chair of the Cabinet Office consulting triage board, member of the Infrastructure Projects Authority Steering Board and a Civil Service Reform Champion. Through his work as a mentor and champion of women in procurement, Barry is able to leverage his position as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply to contribute to achieving greater equality. Barry is a qualified marketeer and as one of the pioneers of marketing procurement, helped establish the Commercial Purchasing Action Group at ISBA. Barry is also Chairman of the board at World Commerce and Contracts (formerly known as IACCM). Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
Simon is the Managing Director of Suppleye, a soon to be launched commercial intelligence platform, and in his spare time (!) he also oversees products and marketing Proxima, the procurement consultancy.
Both of his roles are about striving to help individuals and procurement teams to excel.
The best thing about his role is that he meets brilliant business people and hears great stories and bright perspectives every day.
He is a regular speaker and commentator on all things procurement and supply chain.
He lives in the UK and has two young children, so when not thinking about procurement, he can be found exhausted in a corner or pretending to be a dinosaur.
Paula Doyle, Chief Legal Innovation Officer, World Commerce & Contracting
Paula Doyle is Chief Legal Innovation Officer at World Commerce & Contracting. She works with organizations to build efficient contract frameworks, reimagine, and redesign their terms and conditions for greater ease of doing business, understand and work with the WorldCC contracting principles, and collaborate with technology for better outcomes.
Before World Commerce & Contracting, Paula headed up the European Cloud and Solutions legal team at IBM. Prior to joining IBM, she worked for leading New York law firm Weil Gotshal and ex Silicon Valley-based start-up Micromuse.
Paula is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Quintin Hogg Trust, a charity dedicated to the advancement of education. She has been working tirelessly for greater equality and has successfully lobbied the UK government to agree changes in the law to help vulnerable children access education.
World Commerce & Contracting
BT PLC UK
Bernadette Bulacan is a frequent speaker regarding the digital transformation of global enterprises. As Vice President and Lead Global Evangelist for Icertis, the recognized leader in enterprise contract lifecycle management, she is charged with sharing contract management best practices with legal and contracting teams and evangelizing the use of innovative technologies like AI/ML and blockchain. Prior to Icertis, Bernadette was a co-founder and Assistant General Counsel of Serengeti Law, which created e-billing and matter management platform, Serengeti Tracker (acquired by Thomson Reuters.) She held leadership roles at Thomson Reuters and QuantAI, an intellectual property AI analytics start-up. Bernadette was recently named 2020 Women of LegalTech by the American Bar Association. Bernadette advised start-up technology companies at Graham & Dunn, a Seattle firm and Venture Law Group, a Silicon Valley firm. Bernadette received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree and LL.M from the University of Washington.
Jamie Gannaway is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Deployed, a Project Success platform for large enterprises. Deployed’s product disrupts how procurement, legal and HR first engage and contract for services via Statements of Work via a guided scoping platform called ‘Work Author’.
Prior to launching Deployed, Jamie held senior roles in Financial Services and Financial Regulation, most recently as CTO of a private equity-backed challenger bank, technology COO at HSBC, Lloyds Banking and Barclays and Head of Technology Change at the Financial Conduct Authority.
Jamie launched the annual ‘Defining Work’ Summit at the Royal Society of Arts in 2019 and works with clients across multiple industries to establish policies and processes to improve productivity of external workforce.
Lindsey & Africa
Mirko is the thought Leader in Lean-Agile Procurement, CIPS Award Winner 2018, int. Speaker, Author, President of LAP Alliance, co-founder flowdays, Agile Enterprise Coach, Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer
He used to be a manager, co-developing youngculture to an intern software sourcing provider with 200+ employees in 6 countries. During scaling agile in 2006 we made all mistakes you could imagine. Overcoming these challenges we increased productivity by +200% and customer-& employee satisfaction. As a former leader of big eCommerce programs he also know the challenges of agile teams, scrum masters, product owners and stakeholders at first hands.
As an Agile Enterprise Coach, he enjoys the collaboration with persons from all levels, industries and company sizes.
Mirko is a serial entrepreneur having created WAIoBLUE, flowdays and LAP Alliance. As a certified trainer he gives master classes in Lean-Agile Procurement and Scrum at Scale.
He was named in "The procurement magazine", received the CIPS Awards 2018 and a speaker on int. agile & procurement conferences in NYC, Moscow, London, Berlin, Zurich, ..
He loves to lecture at the EIPM, support the Business Agility Institute NY & advise the CIPS Switzerland Committee.
He is currently working on topics like: De-Scaled Business Agility, Adaptive Partner Ecosystem & the question "What if we create our own money?" LAP Alliance
Bank Of England
Mark is a global thought leader and innovator in the legal industry. He is the CEO of Legal Mosaic (www.legalmosaic.com) a legal business consultancy; regular contributor to Forbes where he has a column on the global legal marketplace; and sought-after international speaker. Mark is the Executive Chairman of the Digital LegalXchange, a global nonprofit learning community designed to accelerate digital transformation in the legal function and ensure the legal industry can keep pace with its corporate counterparts.
Mark was appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) to serve as its inaugural LIFTED “Catalyst-in-Residence” and concurrently serves as the General Editor of the forthcoming LIFTED Global Partner white paper on future legal skills. He has been a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center and at Northwestern University Pritzker College of law and presently teaches at Bucerius (Germany), IE Spain), and the College of Law (Australia). His Legal Mosaic blog was recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the 50 outstanding worldwide legal blogs in their inaugural “Web 100.” He also serves as an Intelligence Fellow for ALM.
Mark has focused on “the business of law” since the turn of the Millennium. Prior to that, he was an internationally recognized civil trial lawyer, serving stints as a decorated Assistant United States Attorney, BigLaw partner, national boutique founder, outside General Counsel, and Federally-Appointed Receiver of an international aviation parts business.
Digital Legal Exchange
Digital Legal Exchange
HM Revenue & Customs
Boeing Defence UK
Roche Global Procurement
Cynthia V. Davis