The current agenda will be updated with additional details as they become available.
All times in CDT.

Sunday, April 21
  • Sunday, April 21

  • Monday, April 22

  • Tuesday, April 23

Sunday, April 21

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  Registration


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  Sunday Welcome Activities

Icon attendees and their 21+ guest may choose one Sunday Welcome Activity during conference registration:

  • Sporting Clay Rifle Shooting and Lunch – Joshua Creek Ranch
  • San Antonio Tour: Alamo, River Walk Boat Tour and Lunch – San Antonio
  • Golf on the La Cantera Golf Course – La Cantera
  • Cabana by the Pool – La Cantera


6:00 – 9:00 PM  |  Opening Reception

Join us for networking and dinner to kickoff Icon 2024!

Monday, April 22

7:30 – 8:30 AM  |  Breakfast & Registration


8:30 – 8:35 AM  |  Vision

Steve Yurko, CEO will open the conference with his executive address to the delegates attending.

  • Steve Yurko – Chief Executive Officer, apexanalytix


8:35 – 9:00 AM  |  Welcome

Master of Ceremonies, Jon Stevens, will welcome conference delegates to Icon US Conference.

  • Jon Stevens – Chief Revenue Officer, apexanalytix


9:00 – 9:15 AM  |  Networking Activity


9:15 – 9:55 AM  |  The Role of Generative AI in 3rd Party Management

Learn how to leverage generative AI to unite finance, compliance, and procurement in ways that deliver measurable value. In this session, we will talk through what’s hype and what’s real.

  • Danny Thompson – Chief Product Officer, apexanalytix
  • Akhilesh Agarwal – COO & EVP, Global Procure to Pay Solutions & Applied Technology, apexanalytix


9:55 – 10:25 AM  |  Industry Trends with Hackett Group

Generative AI, cyber threats, supply chain disruptions. Get a deep dive into the current trends of what is driving the next five years of procure to pay.

  • Chris Sawchuk – Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group


10:25 – 10:45 AM  |  Morning Break


10:45 – 11:15 AM  | Managing the Changing Third-Party Risk Landscape with Technology

Generative AI, cyber threats, supply chain disruptions. Get a deep dive into the current trends of what is driving the next five years of procure to pay.

  • Andrew Namoury – Principal, PwC


11:15 AM – 12:15 PM  | How Any Company Can Establish a Robust Supplier Risk Management Program. Without the Noise.

Walk through the building blocks of how procure-to-pay teams can deploy a new vendor risk management program or build on a current one to protect your company.

  • Luis Grisales – SVP, Head of Vendor Risk Management & Vendor Onboarding, Blackstone
  • Akhilesh Agarwal – COO & EVP, Global Procure to Pay Solutions & Applied Technology, apexanalytix


12:15 – 1:30 PM  |  Lunch


1:30 – 2:30 PM  |  Breakout Sessions – Round 1

Artificial Intelligence Track – Reducing Manual Process Friction in Supplier Management

Join a panel discussion on how companies are addressing the manual pain points of supplier management – including guided supplier journeys, automated data validation and digital approval workflows.

  • Rosanna McLoughlin – AVP, Accounting Operations, Costco Wholesale
  • Karen Coronado – Data Governance Manager, Lennox
  • Dan Taylor – Director, Purchasing, Carmeuse
  • Danny Thompson (moderator) – Chief Product Officer, apexanalytix

Leadership Track – Hybrid Forever: Building Effective Teams in the Modern Office

Join a discussion on how to leverage hybrid teams to attract talent, cut costs and make a more impactful impact than WFH, WFX or in-person only.

  • Jessica Kozak – Chief Human Resources Officer, apexanalytix
  • Samuel Lawrence – Executive Director, JLL

Business Value Track –It’s a Journey: Tech & Processes to Perfect Finance Operations

How companies are bringing technology and process updates to finance for more efficient organizations.

  • Sudhanshu Chopra – Director, Global Finance Processes, Cummins
  • Mariana Acciari – Manager, Invoice Management AMR, SABIC
  • Alex Meyer – Director, Shared Services, CommScope
  • Phil Beane – COO & EVP, Global Transaction Compliance Solutions, apexanalytix

Partner Track – SIM: Building a Business Case to Confidently Manage Supplier Information and Risk

  • Yolanda Kirksey – Director, US Go-to-Market Leader, Global Certified Implementation Provider

Demo Track – Supplier Management: Supplier Onboarding

See how automated supplier onboarding and ongoing management looks from both a supplier and buyers perspective. Hint: it’s a better experience for both.

  • Derek Staloch – Pre-sales Consultant, apexanalytix


2:30 – 2:50 PM  |  Afternoon Break


2:50 – 3:50 PM  |  Breakout Sessions – Round 2

Artificial Intelligence TrackLet’s Collaborate on Fraud

Join a private group discussion on fraud events and how to successfully prevent them.

  • Tammy Schneider – Supplier Enablement Manager, Koch Business Solutions
  • Danny Thompson – Chief Product Officer, apexanalytix

Leadership TrackShared Services: Ask Me Anything

Leaders in shared services have lined up for candid conversations on how they would address your problems. Not allowed in without a question!

  • Gregg Maxwell – Group Vice President NASC, Controller Retail Accounting, Albertsons
  • Kevin Jacobik – Associate Director, Procure-to-Pay, NA, Kimberly-Clark
  • Pete Erdner – VP, Commercial Operations, apexanalytix

Business Value TrackKnow Your Suppliers

A discussion on how to protect your company and support internal teams through a global supplier master data initiative.

  • Akhilesh Agarwal – COO & EVP, Global Procure to Pay Solutions & Applied Technology, apexanalytix

Partner TrackDriving Success: Proactive Change Management

Join Acquis Consulting Group for a discussion on the best practices for empowering teams and enhancing user adoption through strategic change management for apexanalytix implementations.

  • Drisya Vijay – Senior Project Manager, Acquis Consulting Group
  • Courtney Tulley – Principal, Acquis Consulting Group

Demo TrackSupplier Management: Risk Management

See how Supplier Management amplifies the faint signals of risk across a broad spectrum of risk categories.

  • Derek Staloch – Pre-sales Consultant, apexanalytix


5:15 – 10:00 PM  |  Offsite Dinner

Tuesday, April 23

7:30 – 8:30 AM  |  Breakfast


8:30 – 9:30 AM  |  Breakout Sessions – Round 3

Artifiicial Intelligence TrackSupplier Due Diligence: Your Key to Sustainability Success & Regulatory Compliance

During this session, we will walk through recent regulatory updates that are currently in effect or will be in the near future and how to ensure compliance.

  • Alan Lee –  GM & EVP, ESG, apexanalytix
  • Neelima Gullapalli – VP Strategy & EPMO, EZCORP
  • Ed Struzik, CPIM – Partner, Supply Chain, ERM

Leadership TrackEnabling the Enterprise With an On-Demand apexportal Team  

  • Jason Jablecki – SVP, Consulting, apexanalytix

Exclusive Roadmap Collaboration – apexportal Community: Improving the Supplier Experience, Increasing Engagement and Enabling Suppliers to Manage Their Own Risk

  • Danny Thompson – Chief Product Officer, apexanalytix
  • Steve Yurko – CEO, apexanalytix

Business Value Track – Overpayment Prevention is Coming to apexportal

  • Forrest Klein – Supervisor, Cash Payments, Card Services & GL Reconciliation, ConocoPhillips
  • Dominic Cinalli – Senior Analyst, Eaton
  • Shakeesha Patrick – Senior Finance Operations Manager, T&E & AP, Ralph Lauren
  • Phil Beane – COO & EVP, Global Transaction Compliance Solutions, apexanalytix

Demo TrackSupplier Management: Cybersecurity

Your suppliers’ cyber risk is now your problem. Learn how Supplier Management can assess cyber vulnerabilities and dark web threats to identify pathways to supply chain disruptions.

  • Ross Garrigan – Associate Partner, Cyber Risk, apexanalytix
  • Charlie Clark – General Manager & EVP, Cyber Risk, apexanalytix


9:30 – 9:50 AM  |  Morning Break


9:50 – 9:55 AM  |  Welcome


9:55 – 10:40 AM  |  Leadership Panel

Learn how leadership has changed and stayed the same over the past four years of constant change.

  • Tim Dorren – Group Manager – NA Accounting Shared Services, Toyota
  • Adam Schulman – Director of Finance & Global Head of AR & AP, Boeing
  • Phil Beane – COO & EVP, Global Transaction Compliance Solutions, apexanalytix


10:40 – 11:40 AM  |  Keynote – Dream Makers: Surround Yourself with the Best to Be Your Best

We all have dream makers and dream killers in our lives. Learn how to differentiate between the two through Jim’s story of defeat and how he achieved success by surrounding himself with people who pushed him to be the man he is today. Following Jim’s inspiring presentation, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of his latest book Dream Makers: Surround Yourself with the Best to Be Your Best and will have the opportunity for a personalized autograph from Jim.

  • Jim “The Rookie” Morris – MLB Pitcher, Motivational Speaker, Author


11:40 – 11:45 AM  | Haven for Hope Presentation


11:45 – 12:00 PM  |  Closing Remarks + Video


12:00 – 12:45 PM  |  Lunch


12:45 – 1:30 PM  |  Icon 2024 Giveback: Haven for Hope + Lunch

Located on 22 acres, Haven for Hope is the largest shelter in San Antonio supporting 1,700 people daily (including 350 children). The campus is split into a traditional housing shelter and a transformation side that provides healthcare, legal and educational services.


1:30 and 3:30 PM  |  Departures to San Antonio Airport and Austin Airport


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