CPO Club, 12:45 a.m. - 4 a.m. | Marcus at The Berkeley, London
Speaker: Fabienne Lesbros, Group Supply Chain Management Director at Vodafone
6.45pm Drinks and networking
7.30pm Dinner and discussion
Identifying and maximising the ‘real’ digital opportunities
Digital procurement is a key focus for CPOs across industries and geographies. Procurement leaders are clearly embracing new technologies and the transformation opportunities they can potentially bring. But with so much hype in the market, how can they successfully cut through the noise and pinpoint where the real opportunities lie? Fabienne Lesbros, Group Supply Chain Management Director at Vodafone, will share her experiences of digital procurement and explains how she is now preparing Vodafone for its own digital transformation journey.
About the speaker
Fabienne joined the Vodafone Procurement Company three months ago as a board member. Prior to joining Vodafone, Fabienne was hired as the first CPO for the Co-operative Group, in charge of creating their procurement function and playing a key role in turning the business around. She also held the position of CPO at Britvic soft drinks. She has worked for more than 20 years across industries such as Construction (Channel Tunnel project), Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG. Fabienne is currently working on the digitalisation and automation of procurement and supply chain while handling the Commercial and Services portfolio for Vodafone globally. She has been a trustee of the CIPS board (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) for the last five years and is a Fellow member. She is also the Chair of the CIPS foundation.
The event will take place at two Michelin-starred restaurant Marcus at The Berkeley. Marcus Wareing, working with his chef patrons Mark and Shauna Froydenlund, creates inventive, enticing modern British dishes. Everything – from the menu and ingredients to the ambience – is designed to give you the best possible experience.
The CPO Leadership Club is a networking club for CPOs and senior procurement professionals. Getting to the very heart of procurement challenges and opportunities, it has been designed to provide a wealth of insight, expert knowledge exchange, and valuable networking opportunities.