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Digital transformation is high on nearly every procurement leaders’ priority list for 2021. If you listen to the hype, that means you are acquiring new technologies. You are implementing experimental tools. And, you are hoping to solve all your procurement operating problems with the click of a button, especially because you promised the C-suite you would get a massive ROI within the first 6 months.

Mert Kacmaz – Vice President of Indirect Procurement at Mars, and Alpar Kamber – Executive Vice President of WNS Denali are tired of the hype. They are coming together to talk about what digital transformation truly means for procurement leaders today. Mert and Alpar will really satisfy your craving for REAL answers and discuss three ways they have seen digital transformation projects fail in their combined 40+ years of industry experience with across many of global, well-known brands. This short, yet sweet session is just like a small Dove chocolate – enough to please yet leaves room for more!




Alpar Kamber

Alpar Kamber
Executive Vice President,
WNS Denali

Alpar Kamber is the Head of Procurement Services at WNS. He was the Founder and CEO of Denali Sourcing Services (now a part of WNS), a next-generation procurement services provider that enabled procurement organizations to influence more spend and execute more effectively and efficiently. Prior to Denali, Alpar developed his cross-industry expertise in procurement value chain while in management positions at Ariba, FreeMarkets, Diamond Technology Partners and E&Y. He holds an MBA degree from the Tepper Business School of Carnegie Mellon University.


Mert Kacmaz

Mert Kacmaz
VP, Procurement,
Americas in Mars Inc

Mert Kacmaz is the VP of Procurement, Americas in Mars Inc, leading the sourcing organization across all indirect categories and across all Mars business units, delivering world class savings, innovation, and compliance. Prior to Mars, Mert spend over a decade in P&G procurement in various local/regional/global category management roles, led S2P transformation and supplier connectivity upon his transfer in 2009 to P&G’s global HQ in Cincinnati/OH. He served as Head of Global Indirect Procurement in Duracell, a Berkshire Hathaway company, in between P&G and Mars tenure. Mert holds an MSc on Supply Chain Management and Logistics from University of Warwick, UK as a British Council Chevening scholar; and an MBA degree from Fisher School of Business at Ohio State University.

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