SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

October 07, 2009 10:00 ET

Excitement Builds as Speakers Announced for the Fifth Annual Chief Procurement Officer Summit in Boston November 17 & 18

Globally-Renowned CPOs Representing Companies Like Yahoo! State Street Bank, Chrysler, JCPenney, and DHL Will Present Their "Smart Strategies" for Procurement Success at This Year's CPO Summit

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the roster of industry thought-leaders who will present their Best-in-Class procurement strategies at the Fifth Annual Chief Procurement Officer ("CPO") Summit to be held in Boston on November 17th and 18th. This year's summit attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from and network with global procurement executives in this two-day forum designed to foster learning and networking in an intimate environment that is framed by Aberdeen Group's industry leading supply management research. Confirmed presenters include:

--  Roy Anderson, Chief Procurement Officer, State Street Bank
--  Ron Carcamo, Chief Procurement Officer, Yahoo!
--  Bruce Kilkowski, Chief Procurement Officer, JCPenney
--  David Parsley, President & CEO, Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC
--  Wayne Evans, Head of Procurement, DHL
--  John Campi, Former CPO of Chrysler, Home Depot, and DuPont
    

"As the tough times continue, seasoned executives have come to understand that many of their company's best opportunities and top priorities in this business cycle play to the strengths and expertise of its procurement department," said Andrew Bartolini, Aberdeen Group's Vice President of Global Supply Management research. "We are once again extremely fortunate to have assembled a peerless group of CPOs and other business leaders who will join us in Boston to share their success stories and the strategies they employed to achieve them."

The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Summit has become the definitive meeting place for global procurement executives to learn, network, and discuss the strategies needed to extend the broad transformation of their organizations. "The CPO Summit is a culmination of a year's worth of our research," notes Andrew Bartolini. "It is also a perfect reflection of our research process and the ongoing dialogue we have with leading procurement professionals to help them achieve operational excellence."

To learn more about the CPO Summit, the presenters, and how you can participate, please visit the following website: http://summits.aberdeen.com/index.php/Chief-Procurement-Officer-Summit/2009-cpo-summit-overview.html.

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