Global Procurement Summit 2023 

Watch the North America Session

Available to watch on-demand now

Watch Synovus, SAP and excelerateds2p as they take a deep dive into the drivers behind procurement transformation and how the right balance of people, process and technology can drive value and improved visibility for organizations.

Together, they engaged in a discussion covering key topics:

  • Exploring Catalysts for Procurement Transformation: Learn the key drivers behind procurement transformation, uncovering the forces that push organizations to adapt and evolve in the changing landscape.
  • Crafting the Roadmap for Visibility and Value: Explore how Synovus is developing a roadmap to enhance visibility and implement value-driven solutions. 
  • Integrating Change Management and Adoption: Understand the importance of building a change management and adoption agenda right from the start of the project, with key insights from SAP.
  • Project Outcomes and Future Priorities: Gain insights into the highlights of Synovus’ journey so far, and what lies ahead for 2024. Hear how SAP is innovating to stay ahead of industry trends alongside SAP’s focus for the North America market in 2024 and beyond.



Patrick Crawford
Chief Procurement Officer, Synovus Bank

Patrick has been working in the Technology industry for nearly 36 years with roles ranging from JOVIAL Software Developer on the Patriot Missile System, IT Sales and Consulting, Synovus’ Executive Director of Innovation and Modern Technology to his current role as Chief Procurement Officer at Synovus Bank, a $62B regional bank in the southeastern United States and is tasked with streamlining, simplifying, and automating the environment to transform into the best service organization within the enterprise.

Patrick is from Huntsville, AL and is the proud father of 2 daughters and enjoys spending time in nature and watching superhero movies but most importantly spending time with his dogs, friends and family.


Laura Grant
Vice President of Customer Success, SAP

Laura has over 18 years of experience at SAP. Currently serving as the VP and GM of North America Intelligent Spend Management Customer Success Services, she excels in strategic partnership with CIOs, CFOs, and CPOs, ensuring value across the SAP portfolio. With a track record of driving revenue, she leads teams to achieve targets and promotes digital transformation across industries. 

Kent Reese
Head of Sales for North America, excelerateds2p

Kent Reese, currently the Head of Sales for North America at excelerateds2p, brings a wealth of experience to his role. With extensive expertise in leading transformative initiatives, he excels in forging strategic partnerships and driving revenue growth. From his role as Global Lead Value Engineering & Consulting at Ivalua to his tenure as Director of Cloud Consulting Services at SAP Ariba, Kent has consistently demonstrated his adeptness in business transformation and propelling organizations toward success.