Markit Forum aims to facilitate a meeting place and community for international IT buyers and procurement professionals which adds real value for the participants by sharing their practical experience.

On Wednesday 12th of May, 2021 the Markit Forum will go live from the event main studio in Tallinn including the best possible speakers from global companies covering variety of topics in a one day virtual event joining the live-stream from all over the world. We are expecting a great turnout for the day and welcome everyone involved with IT purchasing and procurement to take part.


Markit Forum is a non-profit initiative from Markit and as true transparency pioneers in our industry we also keep open view on costs. Markit takes care of organising and sponsors the event technical and organisational cost with partners and provides the event free for all.

Program

We feel there is a real need for an open Forum where IT procurement and procurement professionals could meet and share their experience. Markit works with many of the world leading companies and we have a unique opportunity to facilitate this communication and community.

WEDNESDAY 
12 MAY

09:00 CET

Markit Forum 2021 Virtual opens

09:05 CET

Program start and opening words

09:10 CET

Opening Keynote

Andres Agasild
Markit, CEO

09:45 CET

Six Principles For Success – Navigating A Changing World

Andreas Byrne
Western Union, Vendor Relations, Global Supply Chain

10:30 CET

Break

10:40 CET

Why user-centric procurement can drive innovation and influence employee satisfaction

Pradeep Kumar
Greentube, Head Of IT

11:20 CET

Managing procurement while building hybrid-work company of the future

Rimvydas Butenas
Revolut, Senior Tech Services Manager

12:00 CET

Break

12:15 CET

Breakout Sessions

Context - IT Distribution & Trends for PC Systems
Lenovo - Insight to Lenovo CO2 Offset Service
Jabra - topic TBA

13:00 CET

Break for lunch and networking

13:45 CET

Welcome back

13:50 CET

Taking a diverse approach to procurement - why separating vendor and partner tendering brings additional value

Māris Modriņš
SEB Latvia, Head Of Baltic Procurement
Andris Korčagins
SEB Latvia, Head Of Workplace

14:20 CET

Solving procurement with speed and efficiency

Javier Fernandez
Alantra, Head Of IT

15:00 CET

Break

15:10 CET

How to future proof your procurement

Joanna Siemiątkowska
Danfoss, Global Project Manager

15:50 CET

Marketplaces in in-direct procurement

Margus Vahemäe
Markit, Head Of Sales

16:15 CET

Break

16:25 CET

Round-table discussion with Markit Forum speakers

17:00 CET

Closing words and networking

18:00 CET

Event close

Speakers

Markit Forum will bring a full day of presentations, interviews and discussions with leading global companies about IT purchasing and procurement. We are adding speakers as we get closer to the event and here are just some of them who have been confirmed to take part and share their valuable knowledge and experiences.

Andreas Byrne

Vendor Relations Global Supply Chain, Western UnioN


Joanna Siemiątkowska

Global Project Manager, Danfoss


Javier Fernández

Head of IT, Alantra


Maris Modrins

Baltic Head of Procurement, SEB

Andris Korcagins

Head of Workplace, SEB LATVIA


Pradeep Kumar

Head of it, greentube


Rimvydas Butenas

Tech services manager, Revolut


Breakout sessions

Stefan Brechling Larsen

EMEA Business Development Manager, Lenovo

Paul Sephton

Brand Communication Manager, Jabra

Natalia Funkner

Regional manager, Context








May 2018 saw a full-program Markit Forum taking place in Warsaw, Poland.

With almost 150 participants and great speakers from global companies it provided a perfect opportunity to exchange ideas and make contacts.

Speakers in Warsaw included purchasing and procurement professionals from companies like Johnson&Johnson, Siemens, CinemaCity, Pipedrive and Canalys.



RADOSLAW DANIELEWSKI
TACTICAL BUYING 
LEAD

EWELINA MRUGACZ
PURCHASING 
SPECIALIST

MICHAL WOJTKOW
IT MANAGER  POLAND

RAIN KÕRGMAA
HEAD OF INTERNAL IT

ALASTAIR EDWARDS
CHIEF ANALYST

ANDRES AGASILD
CEO