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Phoenix, Arizona
March 3-6
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Wednesday, March 4 • 5:05pm - 5:45pm
Moving Out of the Test Kitchen: From Idea to Implementation - Melanie Cutlan & Patricia Miller, Accenture

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In 2018, the internal Accenture procurement team was facing significant challenges with managing supplier identification, risk assessment, onboarding, and vendor data management.Traditional models and solutions created poor data quality, lack of process visibility, long turnaround times, and costly manual interventions.Accenture began to explore blockchain technology to help solve these challenges and set off on a journey that ultimately led to the roll-out of a new internal solution in August of 2019.

Built on Hyperledger Fabric, SupplierHub is a compliance-by-design solution that creates a shared source of truth between buyers and suppliers to improve risk compliance, speed up onboarding time, and decrease manual effort tied to traditionally siloed systems with poor data quality.Proven within its own business, Accenture is now expanding the network of suppliers and buyers on the platform.

Coming up with a compelling use case for a blockchain POC can be hard but seeing that POC come to life in production to deliver actual business results can be even harder. Join Melanie Cutlan and Patricia Miller for an engaging workshop on the key challenges, lessons learned, and unexpected discoveries of bringing a blockchain initiative to bear within a large enterprise. They’ll cover important technology and business considerations, tips on managing diverse stakeholders, and demonstrate the importance of crafting an articulate value message.

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Melanie Cutlan

Global Operations Blockchain Lead, Accenture
Melanie leads the Blockchain Practice for Accenture Operations. She explores emerging technologies, applies them to the business and advises Accenture’s senior leaders on future implications due to blockchain technology. She helps clients use design thinking to lay out the art of... Read More →
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Patricia Miller

Procurement Digital Transformation Leader, Accenture
Patricia is responsible for defining Accenture's radical digital Procurement vision, which seeks to harness the full transformative power of digital technologies, automation, and analytics.Working with global stakeholders, she has driven true step changes in Procurement to deliver... Read More →



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