SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI), a leading provider of on-demand source-to-settle solutions, today announced the two keynote speakers that will be headlining SciQuest’s annual NextLevel 2013 conference. NextLevel is the procurement industry’s signature event for communication, conversation and collaboration around challenges, successes and the future of strategic source-to-settle initiatives. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the JW Marriott Hill Country, in San Antonio, Texas on February 10-13.
Kate Vitasek is an innovator, author and educator who is the lead researcher of the concepts of Vested ® and Vested Outsourcing ®. This groundbreaking business model for strategic and innovative partnerships has won much industry recognition and has been featured in more than 300 articles in media outlets including Forbes, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal. With this unique approach, Vitasek has created a business model that will improve supplier relationships. Her latest book Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships will be released in September.
Garrison Wynn will also be joining Vitasek in speaking at NextLevel 2013. With his unique blend of talents that established him as a young Fortune 500 leader and a successful professional stand-up comedian, Garrison fuses comic timing and research to deliver his motivational business expertise. In his teens, he promoted one of the world’s first video gaming systems with baseball legend Hank Aaron, and is the author of the Amazon.com bestseller The REAL Truth About Success .
“NextLevel is quickly becoming known as the ‘must attend’ event for procurement and supply chain professionals, and the 2013 event is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet,” said Gamble Heffernan, senior vice president, strategy & marketing. “We’re especially excited to offer attendees the opportunity to hear two keynote speakers, as they share their insights on improving supplier relationships and customer service in the supply chain.”