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Passion for Procurement: Risky Business

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Passion for Procurement: Risky Business 

"The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.” Charles Tremper

As a procurement professional one of the first topics that you are taught is how to manage risk. As the world evolves risks change and others crawl back out from under the woodpile. Cyber security and modern day slavery are two such examples. Who would have thought that over 250 years after slavery was first abolished we would still be uncovering a huge trade in human trafficking throughout the world and increasingly we are seeing the side effects of our reliance on digital capability.

This event aims to highlight these plus other growing risks, and we are privileged to have an agenda filled with specialists in their field from cyber security, modern day slavery, GDPR legislation change and diversity and inclusion.

The event will be Chaired by CIPS Group Marketing Director, Cath Hill and speakers include Sam de Silva FCIPS, Partner with CMS our hosts for the event, Yvonne Smyth Head of D&I, Hays Recruiting and Rachel Hudson, Director at XQCyber.

So if you thought you had risk management ticked off it may be time to think again and book yourself on this half day event.

Date: Wednesday 09 May 2018
Venue: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Fee: Members - £21.00 per person
  Non-members - £21.00 per person

Availability:

Bookings are no longer being taken for this event

Audience

The event is open to members and non-members.

Programme

13.30     Registration with sandwich lunch    
14.00   Welcome and Introduction   Cath Hill, CIPS
14.15   Ensuring you contracts with third parties are GDPR compliant
  Sam de Silva, CMS 
14.45   Cyber Security   Rachel Hudson, XQ Cyber
15.15   Coffee break    
15.30   Modern day slavery: Transparency in supply chains – how does my business deal with this risk?
  Stuart Mellis, Unseen
16.00   Diversity and Inclusion: a business imperative        Yvonne Smyth, Hays
16.30   Q&A    
17.00   Event close    

Speakers

Cath Hill
Group Director, CIPS

Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 and is responsible for a global portfolio that encompasses CIPS’ external facing activity including Marketing and Communications; PR and Representation; Publications and Events, under the CIPS and Supply management brands; and the development of CIPS’ wider communities.

Cath has an Executive MBA from Cranfield University School of Management. She has worked in marketing and general management in a number of sectors including financial services and retail. She led the launch marketing strategy of Bluewater, then Europe’s largest retail and leisure destination, and established Scoot as one of the UK’s biggest (and earliest) digital brands. More recently she was responsible for integrated insurance marketing strategies for the likes of M&S and HSB.

Cath regularly chairs and presents at CIPS events and other conferences, and is a spokesperson for CIPS on topics such as the role procurement has to play in eradicating modern slavery and the need for the profession to raise its game and raise its voice.

Dr Sam De Silva
Partner, CMS 

Dr Sam De Silva is a partner at CMS and specialises in data privacy (including the GDPR) and cyber-security issues and in advising on complex and strategic IT and telecommunication projects. Sam is former Global Board of Trustee for CIPS. Sam is on the Privacy & Policy Expert Group of the Biometrics Institute. At an international level, Sam is both the UK representative on the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts and on the IT Law Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). Sam is on the International Advisory Board of Cyber Rescue Alliance, which is a business assistance alliance helping its members reduce the harm caused by cyber-attacks and is a). At the national level, he is the immediate past Chair on the Law Society's Technology and Law Reference Group (but still a member of that Reference Group) and a committee member of the EU Committee of the Law Society. Sam is a Technical Committee Member of the IT Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and was elected to the Council of the British Computer Society in 2016 (and was the Vice-Chair in 2016-17). Sam is also the Co-convenor (with the Chinese) on a proposed new ISO Standard on the management of legal risk. Sam has written and spoken extensively on technology, outsourcing and data privacy and is regularly called upon by the industry as a thought leader in these areas. He has been interviewed in the press, radio, webinars and on television. Sam is also one of very few UK solicitors who is FCIPS, Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Sam has post-graduate degrees in information technology and business administration so is well aware of the commercial, business and technical issues facing both users and suppliers of technology. Sam also has in-house industry legal experience having been seconded to Accenture UK as a Senior Legal Counsel. He is recognised as a leading individual in the most recent edition of the Legal 500 and as a Star Individual in Chambers & Partners directories. Sam is named in Who’s Who of Data Privacy and Protection 2018, the Who’s Who of Data Security 2018 and the Who’s Who of Information Technology 2018 as one of the world’s leading lawyers in those areas of law. As well as being a qualified English law solicitor, Dr De Silva is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

Stuart Mellis
Finance and Operations Director, Unseen

Stuart joined Unseen UK in October 2017 as Finance and Operations Director. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Smith & Williamson he spent 6 years advising listed and PE backed businesses before moving to Somerfield Stores as Director of Financial Reporting. His responsibilities included financial reporting, taxation, project evaluations and working as part of senior management on the marketing, and then, sale of this major UK retailer, Since the disposal (and integration) of the business to the Co-op Group in 2010 he has operated as FD and CFO of a number of fast growing business across multiple sectors including distribution, ad-tec and latterly property services within the Connells Group.

Yvonne Smyth
Head of Diversity, Hays

Yvonne is the Group Head of Diversity for Hays plc, with over 20 years professional recruitment experience. She works closely with organisations and Hays specialist consultant teams, to create and implement diverse recruitment strategies that effectively support and increase the representation of more diverse staff profiles within their businesses.

Yvonne chairs Hays Leading Women, a fast growing and highly regarded membership group for experienced professional women from across the world of work. Hays Leading Women aims to support female executives to further progress their careers by providing a series of networking, training and professional and personal development forums.

She leads the expert Hays Legal recruitment teams across the UK, having spent many years recruiting lawyers into private practice and in house roles. Yvonne initially trained and qualified as a litigation lawyer with international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright

She sits as a longstanding Board Member of British American Business, the leading transatlantic business organization and chairs the very successful and well supported BAB Women’s Forum.

Outside of work she is a trustee of the charity Teens Unite Fighting Cancer.

Stuart joined Unseen UK in October 2017 as Finance and Operations Director.  After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Smith & Williamson he spent 6 years advising listed and PE backed businesses before moving to Somerfield Stores as Director of Financial Reporting.  His responsibilities included financial reporting, taxation, project evaluations and working as part of senior management on the marketing, and then, sale of this major UK retailer, Since the disposal (and integration) of the business to the Co-op Group in 2010 he has operated as FD and CFO of a number of fast growing business across multiple sectors including distribution, ad-tec and latterly property services within the Connells Group.

Fee

Members and non-members £21.00 plus VAT

Venue

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
2 College Square
Anchor Road
Bristol
BS1 5UE

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