Zycus concludes yet another eventful annual procurement conference – Horizon 2016
PRINCETON, NJ DECEMBER 01, 2016 – Zycus, a leading provider of procurement technology solutions across the Source-to-Pay cycle, announces the successful conclusion of its fifth annual procurement conference, Horizon 2016. The conference witnessed an audience of more than 200 professionals from the procurement industry including practitioners, analysts, academics, journalists, and other industry experts from October 23 to 25 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountains, AZ.
The conference sponsors included; Platinum Sponsor – Nitor Partners, Media Partner – Art of Procurement, Exhibitor Sponsor – SIG University, ISM & GRMS, Other sponsors – Protiviti & Qando Procurement Strategy & Solutions.
One of the major attractions of the event included the keynote session by Captain Mark Kelly – An American astronaut, U.S. Navy Captain and an experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. He narrated an exceptionally gripping account of his own experience being one of the most experienced pilots in the country.
Kelly offered the CPOs, insights drawn from his thrilling experiences in some of the most dynamic circumstances and delivered key strategies for professionals to embody leadership and achieve success.
Major topics of discussion at Horizon main stage and breakout sessions, comprised of:
- Are we innovating enough? – A procurement leadership view point
- Plan to perform: creating the blueprint for P2P success
- Using spend analytics to unlock your procurement DNA
- Integrating supplier risk into your sourcing strategies
- Procurement & sourcing: 2020 and beyond
Zycus founder and CEO, Aatish Dedhia like every year divulged some details on the company’s distinctive long-term vision for Zycus products to empower efficient and robust procurement strategies and processes.
Expanding on Zycus’ approach to keep customers at the forefront of Zycus’ product strategy and operational excellence, Dedhia provided a sneak peek into the partnership strategies and approaches that Zycus has planned in order to meet the unique customer needs.
Dedhia also showcased his innovative vision for Zycus’ upcoming one of its kind modules which will provide the user with evidence to their procurement controls at their fingertips & maximize their savings opportunity with smart suggestions on discount programs among other things.
Zycus Horizon 2016 brought forward manifold networking opportunities; one-to-one meetings with leading procurement research analysts from advisory firms, knowledge sharing sessions by industry experts, enthralling star gazing sessions for the attendees, and finally crowned with the Zycus “Stars of the Year Annual Awards” night party.
“With the close of yet another successful conference, Horizon 2016,” says Zycus founder and CEO Aatish Dedhia, “we are excited to witness the budding industry and the rapid pace of innovation as well as adoption of new age technology in procurement organizations across the world. We were thrilled to reveal a sneak peek into Zycus’ long –term vision and interact with so many esteemed industry professionals at the conference. We have had multiple productive intellectual discussions with customers and prospects about their thoughts on the market requirements and challenges through one-on-one networking sessions. As always, customers will be at the forefront of Zycus’ operations and we will be driving our innovative product roadmaps keeping in mind their suggestions and recommendations. We are all set and looking forward to the sixth edition of Horizon in 2017 back at New Orleans, the city where it all began!”