SOURCE: Emptoris, Inc.

Emptoris, Inc.

September 10, 2010 11:06 ET

"Crossing the Chasm" Author Geoff Moore to Deliver Keynote Address at Emptoris Empower 2010

Senior Executives From Global 1000 Companies to Discuss Impact of Innovation and Technology Adoption on Supply Management Operations and The Bottom-Line

BURLINGTON, MA and LONDON--(Marketwire - September 10, 2010) -  Emptoris, Inc., a leading provider of strategic supply management and enterprise contract management solutions, announced today that Geoffrey Moore, the best-selling author of Crossing the Chasm, Dealing with Darwin and other works, will be the keynote speaker at the Emptoris Empower 2010 conference. Moore will join hundreds of executives from Global 1000 companies and leading consulting firms meeting at Emptoris Empower 2010 to discuss how innovation in supply and contract management can improve operations and deliver bottom-line value. The Emptoris Empower 2010 conference will take place September 15th - 16th at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

"Emptoris is proud to be a leader in educating companies on the value and best practices in strategic supply and contract management through venues such as Emptoris Empower 2010. Global companies are expanding their focus on strategic supply and contract management precisely because these areas deliver such tremendous impact on their bottom-line and on their operations, from cost reduction to risk mitigation," said Patrick D. Quirk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emptoris, Inc. The Emptoris Empower conferences attract hundreds of senior executives from Global 1000 companies for networking and educational sessions on best practices in strategic supply management, contract management, spend analysis, services procurement, supplier risk analysis and supplier performance management.

Geoffrey Moore, author of the best-selling books including Crossing the Chasm and Dealing with Darwin, will deliver the event's keynote address and examine the relationship between innovation, technology adoption and competitive advantage. 

"Geoffrey Moore is the perfect speaker to address our customers, as his books speak to the value of continuous innovation and its impact on a company's evolution and the bottom line," said Quirk. 

Moore is a frequent speaker and lecturer at industry conferences and his books are required reading at Stanford, Harvard, MIT and other leading business schools. Moore's address will be followed by a keynote speech delivered by Steven Mueller, Chief Information Officer at United Healthcare, a Fortune 50 company and one of the world's largest health insurers. Phillip Duncan, Chief Procurement Officer of Novartis, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, will provide the keynote address on the second day of the conference.

"The 21st century model for global business is networks of collaborating companies striving to exceed the efficiencies of the vertically integrated corporation. Companies are succeeding at this. How they collaborate, and more importantly, how they continue to innovate, is a timely topic to address, and I look forward to being part of this dialog," said Geoffrey Moore, best-selling author of Crossing the Chasm and Dealing with Darwin

The Emptoris Empower 2010 conference will feature more than 36 educational, discussion and networking sessions across a range of strategic supply management and enterprise contract management topics, including:

  • When ERP Doesn't Cut It featuring Doreen Lawson Huwe, Procure to Pay Solutions Manager for Hewlett-Packard and Jean Ratelle, Associate Director, e-Sourcing, at Bell Canada.
  • The Inside Counsel's Perspective on Contracts Lifecycle Management presented by Steven Harmon, Director, Legal Services, at Cisco Systems.
  • Unleashing True Potential, Strategies for Cost Savings featuring Jim Messina, VP, Network Strategy & Management, at Centene Corporation and Christine Lord, Director Systems & Technologies, Global Procurement, at SNC-Lavalin.
  • How to Drive Rapid Adoption by Satisfying Internal Stakeholders presented by Kevin presented by Kevin Huestis, Director of Strategic Sourcing at Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
  • Optimizing Supplier Relationships to Reduce Risk and Deliver Competitive Advantage a panel discussion featuring sourcing executives from Con-way, DHL and Novartis.
  • The Value of Services Procurement, a workshop presented by Jim Holbel, Services Procurement Subject Matter Expert with Emptoris and Patrick Nichols, Product Manager, Services Procurement, at Emptoris.

Dozens of additional consultants and senior executives from leading global companies will be presenting at Emptoris Empower. A full conference agenda is available online at:

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Dan Cahill
    (917) 617-0106
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