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Scout RFP Announces Keynote Speakers for Third Annual SPARK Conference

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Scout RFP, a Workday company and leading cloud-based platform for strategic sourcing and supplier engagement, today announced the keynote speakers and agenda for its third annual SPARK Conference. This year’s theme is “Spark Your Sourcing Journey” and the conference will highlight new approaches to invigorate sourcing teams and drive collaboration between finance and procurement departments.

SPARK 2020 will take place Feb. 24-25 at Pier 27 in San Francisco and will provide opportunities for hundreds of sourcing and procurement leaders, industry experts, and Fortune 500 enterprise executive leaders to come together for two days of knowledge sharing and networking. This year’s agenda includes insightful and practical sessions that will address emerging industry trends including process automation, cost management, data utilization, and supplier engagement.

Our annual SPARK conference is a unique opportunity for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs), and sourcing leaders to collaborate, challenge, and learn from each other,” said Stan Garber, co-founder, Scout RFP. “SPARK 2020: Spark Your Sourcing Journey will see attendees exploring new approaches and strategies to make global commerce more transparent, collaborative, and secure. We’ll also highlight our company and product roadmap for an exclusive look into what’s in store for the rest of the year as we continue to obsess over our customers, now as a Workday company.”

SPARK 2020 Keynote and Customer Presentations Will Include:

  • Reflections on Scout RFP, a Workday Company’s Journey and What’s Next: Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday with Scout’s co-founders Alex Yakubovich and Stan Garber
  • Scout RFP Customer Presentations Including Comerica Bank, Gilead Sciences, JetBlue, S&P Global, Salesforce, Uber, and many more
  • Celebrating Sourcing and Procurement: True Loonshots in Every Way: Safi Bahcall, Best Selling Author of Loonshots
  • Building an All-Star Team to Overcome All Odds: Bob Myers, General Manager and President of the Golden State Warriors
  • A New Decade Begins: The Future of Procurement Technology: Dr. Elouise Epstein, Vice President, A.T. Kearney

In addition to keynote presentations from notable industry leaders, SPARK 2020 will host panels and breakout sessions around three different tracks: sourcing and procurement trends, CFO/CPO perspectives, and technology deep dives. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s roadmap and future integration opportunities for Scout RFP and Workday.

To view the full agenda for this year’s conference, visit: and to register for SPARK 2020, visit:

About Scout RFP

Scout RFP, a Workday company, is the sourcing and supplier engagement platform trusted by procurement teams to streamline their processes, manage a unified pipeline of projects, and collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers to achieve greater business impact. More than 250 global brands trust Scout RFP’s automated sourcing and auction platform to deliver greater impact through seamless business engagement. Managing over $38.5 billion in project spend, Scout RFP’s powerful platform helps make enterprise commerce faster and more transparent, reduces risk, and drives profitability.

Forward Looking Statements

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