Optimal: The AI Conference for Procurement Teams

Access all of the videos from this year’s Optimal virtual conference. Thank you to the 1,000+ registrants who attended this year.

Arkestro Demo & Case Studies

Successful AI Case Studies: Dover Chemical Corporation

Patti DeVault, Buyer

Successful AI Case Studies: Kurita

Nate Vetter, Director of Chemical Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing

Arkestro: Optimal Product Demo


Watch as thought leaders and technology giants share insights into how AI is changing
the industry.

The Subscription Economy: A Once in a Century Business Model Shift

Tien Tzuo, CEO at Zuora

7:00am (PT)

AI Demystified

Joanna Martinez, Transformation Thought Leader and Author

7:20am (PT)


Participate in expert-led practical skills workshops to build a high performance
procurement organization

How to Select Best of Breed Procurement Technologies

Rajiv Gupta, Founder at Procurement League & Anders Lillevik, Founder and CEO at….

10:30am (PT)

How the Power of Machine Learning is Transforming Sourcing

Ben Leiken, CTO at Arkestro Chandra Khatri, Chief Scientist and Head of Conversational AI at Got It AI

12:30 PM (PT)

General Sessions

Learn from real-world experiences and take away best practices on how to accelerate your
procurement transformation journey with AI

Successful AI Sourcing Case Studies

Nate Vetter and Patti DeVault

7:55 AM (PT)

The Dangers of Dirty Data for Strategic Sourcing...and how to spot it

Susan Walsh, Founder of The Classification Guru

9:00 AM (PT)

Funding, Data, Talent: Overcoming Three Common Obstacles To Implementing AI In Procurement

Dr. Karsten Machholz, CEO and Founder at CPO Consulting

8:30 AM (PT)

Digital Sourcing Operations Best Practices for Supplier Onboarding

Moderated by Corey Turoff

9:00 AM (PT)

The Business Case For Sourcing Productivity

Dr. Elouise Epstein, VP at Kearny Jacob Gorm Larsen, Head of Digital Procurement..

9:45 AM (PT)

Fast Forward to a Smarter Procurement Future

Lance Younger, CEO ProcureTech

10:00 AM (PT)

The Opti Awards Ceremony

Celebrate the industries most innovative and data-driven procurement teams across industries

1:00 PM (PT)

Best of Breed Startup Showcase - Track 1

Watch leading best of breed procurement innovators and startups…

12:00 PM (PT)

Best of Breed Startup Showcase - Track 2

Watch leading best of breed procurement innovators and startups…

12:00 PM (PT)


The Leadership Summit for Predictive Procurement