October 16 - 18, 2012, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, Montgomery, TX
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Dr Nick Nayak
Chief Procurement OfficerDepartment of Homeland Security
Product Line Manager for Contract Lifecycle ManagementRevitas
Stacey A. Childs
Contract Administration Group Leader, Chart’s BioMedical Business GroupChart Industries
Working Group Member
International Air Transport Association Ground Handling Council (IGHC)
Regional Director, Global Strategic SourcingDelta Air Lines Inc.
Christopher M. Courts
Assistant General Counsel, Operations and Intellectual PropertyNovelis Inc.
Chief Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Faculty, Center For Executive EducationThe University of Tennessee
Head of Contract Management for North AmericaEricsson
Director of Technical Services – Innovation, Operations & Maintenance Business GroupCH2M HILL
Director, Regional Manger, Latin AmericaRockwell Automation
JD, Vested Deal ArchitectJ Nyden & Co, Inc
Anna Lynn Christoff
HPES Commercial Contract Services Director, CCM Global Standards & PracticesHewlett-Packard Company
Legal CounselRolls-Royce North America
Seasoned Project Contract Professional
Edward J. Hansen
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Jeffrey S. Sobieski
Western Region Contracts Manager
eCLM Solutions Practice Lead
HighPoint Solutions LLC
President & Founding Partner
Palisade Consulting Group, LLC
William W. Johnson
VP of Sourcing, AmericasFrance Telecom – Orange Business Services
Managing Counsel, Office of Privacy, Technology & Contract Services, Office of the Chief Legal & Governance OfficerNationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Director, Finance Operations – Commercial & Global Supplier ManagementMicrosoft
The Regional Vice President, AmericasIACCM
Senior Vice President, Manager, Contracts Management and Vendor Risk AdministrationUnion Bank
Senior DirectorHealth Care Service Corporation
Chief Contracting Officer & Global Purchasing Director, IT PurchasingGeneral Motors Corporation
General Manager, Contracting & Purchasing ServicesGreater Toronto Airports Authority
Head of Strategy, Global AccountsThomson Reuters
Director, Contract Management & Global Contracting PracticesNCR Corporation
Global Process AdviserChevron
Worldwide Procurement DirectorDell
Robert A. Endres
Managing PartnerSynaptic Decisions
Acting VP CP Strategy & HSE, Group Contracting Discipline ManagerShell Global Solutions International B.V.
Welcome to IACCM AMERICAS 2012 CONFERENCE!
Projects are made complex by the underlying intricacy of the systems that are needed to support them. Contracts and the contracting process are critical tools in achieving and maintaining alignment between the three major elements that must be brought together to achieve project success: people, process and legal and commercial frameworks.
A fundamental challenge facing any major project is to ensure that each of these elements is understood and that contradictions are reconciled.
Risk, Value Creation & Contract Management
In this 5 minute podcast, Alan Schenk, Vice President of Common Process, Contracting & Integrating at BP Exploration and Production, outlines the critical role that contract management plays in today's oil and gas industry and discusses the drivers for its increased performance and challenges this creates for skills. Alan also explains why BP will have a team of its professionals participating at the next IACCM conference in London - 'Complex Projects & the Role of Contracts.
The Role of Contract Management
In this short podcast, Erik Nordling, Head of Contract Management at Ericsson, presents his view of why contract management is becoming a top management focus and the importance of the professional community sharing knowledge and contributing to the growth of best practice methods and approaches.
To achieve success, there is need for a disciplined methodology. And that is where the contracting process comes into play. A good contracting process will ensure that there is consensus over scope and goals, that there is an appropriate procedure for on-going governance and management, that there is visible commitment to consensus.
Conflicts between functions, stakeholders’ interests, underperforming techniques or commercial practices lie at the root of most underperforming projects. Failure to understand and address them adds to the complexity and becomes potentially overwhelming. No matter how talented a project manager may be, they need effective support and a coherent framework within which to work.
Bad contracts are those that are dominated by specific interests. This is evident when a contract is imposed by one party on the other, or when a particular functional group such as Finance or Legal or Sales is allowed to dictate the terms. Another source of failure often comes from senior management or project owners, where they prevent an open contracting process.
As the number of complex projects grows, the importance of developing a more structured approach to contracting and commercial process is growing. To achieve this goal, contracts and the process by which they are created must become simpler. They must be:
IACCM AMERICAS 2012 CONFERENCE will offer in-depth insights to these challenges and a road-map for their resolution. Executives and senior practitioners are invited to come together and explore how simpler contracting can help them to master complex project delivery! IACCM research suggests that the average business could be adding almost 10% to its bottom line.
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