Global Procurement Summit 2023 

Watch the EMEA Session

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Discover how to build a compelling business case for change in this virtual session with excelerateds2p and Howdens, covering stakeholder buy-in, cross collaboration and the importance of embedding change management and adoption into your procurement transformation project. Key learnings will include:

  • Bringing everything together: Learn from the Howdens story and excelerateds2p’s industry experience how to build a case for change and bring together all areas of the business for effective cross-collaboration between functions.

  • Beyond technology: Hear how technology is just the first step in uncovering the true potential of procurement transformation, and how an integrated change management and adoption approach can resolve common challenges across technology, processes and people.

  • Overcoming cultural resistance to change: Understand how best to approach change in organisations experiencing resistance from deeply embedded cultures and legacy systems, to achieve better end-user adoption. 



Emily Barker
Director of Finance Business Processes, Howdens

Emily Barker is Director for Finance Business Processes at Howden Joinery, with more than 25 years of industry experience working in multinational organisations and is a Chartered Management Accountant. In her current role Emily is leading Howdens multiyear finance transformation, in readiness for the deployment of S/4 Hana in 2024. To date, the programme has focused on optimisation activities for Account Payable, Expenses and Supplier onboarding.


Tim Marshall                                                      Managing Consultant Head of Sales, excelerateds2p

Tim works with organizations across Europe advising on Accounts Payable and Purchase-to- Pay transformation strategies and technology implementations. He completed his first AP Automation project with scanning, OCR and workflow in 1998 in the UK, and since then has overseen multiple finance and procurement projects with diverse national and global organizations of all sizes.