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Reducing costs is easy… unless you are concerned about risk - and who ISN’T concerned about risk these days?


One of the challenges associated with managing risk is that it takes so many forms. Regulations have made it very clear what type of third-party risk management banks and financial institutions must provide, but making significant progress that isn’t resource intensive remains a challenge. 


On April 11th, Art of Procurement will host a financial services Industry Deep Dive to explore the tension between cost reduction and risk management. We will be joined by Andrew Thomas, a Solutions Consultant at Ivalua, and Alanna Eltsin, a Managing Director in Consulting at KPMG, LLP. 


Andrew and Alanna will share what they are hearing from financial services customers who are trying to balance the competing priorities of cost and risk, and how they are leveraging technology to accelerate their progress.

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Solutions Consultant


Andrew Thomas is a Toronto-based Solutions Consultant at Ivalua with over 10 years of Financial Services industry experience at one of Canada’s largest banks, where he managed global digital transformation, software implementation and organizational change management initiatives across source to pay, enterprise resource planning, procurement and real estate management technologies.
At Ivalua, Andrew is focused on enabling and operationalizing digital transformation strategies for current and future Ivalua clients, with a specialization in value realization in source to pay and third-party risk management functions.
Alanna Eltsin

Alanna Eltsin

Managing Director in Consulting


Alanna is a Managing Director in KPMG, LLP’s Procurement and Outsourcing Advisory practice with over 20 years of consulting and industry experience. She focuses on helping clients drive complex procurement transformation programs enabled by technology, with emphasis on operating model improvements to drive sustainable results. Alanna specializes in developing and streamlining procurement functions and improving integration of procurement with third party risk management processes to enable compliant and efficient third party management capabilities.

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson

Managing Director

Art of Procurement


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