Ariba Announces LIVE 2012: The Business Commerce Event of the Year

It's where business meets to do business. And it kicks off April 10 in Las Vegas

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 6, 2012 – The future of commerce has arrived. It’s social. It’s mobile. It’s collaborative. And it’s happening in the cloud. Where will today’s business leaders go to get connected and set the agenda for what lies ahead? Ariba LIVE 2012. Hosted by Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), the world’s business commerce network, Ariba LIVE 2012 is the business commerce event of the year. And it all gets started April 10-12 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Registration is open today at:

“Business changes at the speed of light and to keep pace, companies must always look ahead,” said Tim Minahan, Chief Marketing Officer, Ariba. “Each year at Ariba LIVE, we chart a course for the future. And this year will be no exception.”

Discover. Connect. Collaborate.

A social revolution is underway. And it’s creating a major shift in how businesses discover, connect and collaborate with one another. Ariba LIVE 2012 is uniquely designed to help companies understand how they can leverage network-based solutions to find the right partners and more efficiently and effectively do business with them on a global scale.

Game Changers Take Center Stage

Ariba LIVE 2012 will feature an all-star line up of innovators who will discuss how they are plugging into the Networked Economy and the advantages they are creating for their organizations in the process, including:

  • Leslie C. G. Campbell, Chief Procurement Officer, Reed Elsevier, who has been recognized by Supply Chain Digital as one of the top CPOs in the world, will share her proven techniques for building a high-performing procurement team and source-to-settle infrastructure.
  • Ann Oka, Chief Procurement Officer and Tony Tocco, Chief Information Officer, Sodexo, will provide a blueprint for getting procurement and IT aligned to develop a collaborative supply chain.
  • Al Barbee, Director, North America Shared Financial Services, GlaxoSmithKline, will outline how implementing a paperless invoice process can help to drive internal alignment between procurement and payables and improved collaboration with suppliers.
  • Gary Philbin, Chief Operating Office, Dollar Tree, will discuss how organizations can maximize efficiency and optimize cost, performance, and cash flow by combining a multi-faceted supply and working capital strategy with an integrated Source-to-Settle process and global commerce network.

Thanks to mega-shifts in how technology is delivered, accessed and used, we are now more connected, enabled to share, shop and make informed decisions than ever before.  

We are officially a Networked Economy.  And Ariba LIVE 2012 is the can’t-miss event where you can find out how to plug in and begin delivering results. To reserve your place, visit:

About Ariba, Inc
Ariba, Inc. is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at:
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