Virtual Fireside Chat

Automating Your
Procurement Processes

A discussion with the Clearway Energy Group exploring how their journey to a modernized procurement process led to substantial cost and time savings


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Watch this interactive discussion with Clearway Energy Group, SnapLogic, Coupa, and The Hackett Group as we explore the benefits, challenges and considerations Clearway Energy Group navigated to automate their procurement processes.

Clearway Energy Group, one of the largest developers and operators of clean energy, recently overhauled its entire procurement technology stack and internal processes to eliminate outdated and costly technologies, improve worker efficiencies and turn their procurement center into a center of excellence.

In this session you’ll be able to ask Clearway and the panel of experts on how to best migrate from legacy procurement technologies, which processes need to be updated, and what cost and time savings you can expect.

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Meet the Speakers

Alicia Stevenson

VP, Business Operations & Strategy, Clearway Energy Group

Alicia brings more than 15 years of corporate strategy, M&A, finance, program management, business planning, and process development to her role at Clearway. In her role as VP, Alicia oversees the Strategy, Business Operations, and Information Technology functions. Alicia played a significant role in the creation of Clearway as a standalone company, leading a cross-functional team on the divesture and transition of services from NRG. Alicia shepherds Clearway’s ongoing business process improvements, leveraging her business, strategy, finance, and IT perspectives, to position Clearway as the leading renewables platform in the industry. Alicia joined the team in 2015.

Susan Barlow

VP of IT, Clearway Energy Group

As the head of IT at Clearway, her primary responsibility it developing and delivering the strategic direction of the company’s overall IT organization and serve as its senior-most technology officer for the company. She provides oversight of the combined OT/IT team, enterprise architecture, technology supplier management, system and data security, applications and infrastructure for Clearway’s wind, solar and storage development business.Prior to joining Clearway, she held senior roles within IT at Honeywell. She was critical to developing and executing the SAP deployment roadmap, ultimately creating the single largest instance of SAP worldwide. The process standardization the ERP system enabled along with having a single data repository provided a significant competitive advantage. She held roles spanning all facets of the IT organization, and held rotational assignments in finance, HR, legal, customer and product support, and supply chain. Her passion and success was driven by providing standardized solutions, automating processes, and collecting and connecting data to provide insights to both optimize and monetize the findings.

Phil Foti

Director, Product Strategy & Innovation, Coupa

Phil Foti has spent the last 25 years in Enterprise Software and Spend Optimization with leading organizations such as Merrill Lynch, Netscape, Ariba and now Coupa. As part of the Coupa Product Strategy team, he works with industry leading customers on innovation and most recently focused his efforts on maximizing customer Sustainability and CSR value through the Coupa BSM Platform and Coupa Community.

Brendan Carney

Director, The Hackett Group

Brendan Carney is a Director in The Hackett Group’s Strategy & Operations Practice. Brendan has up to 15 years of experience helping clients make the strategic and operational changes that deliver sustainability across their most important enterprise-wide projects. Over the years, Brendan’s primary focus has been advising his clients on Enterprise Cost Reduction, Procurement Transformation, and Digital Transformation, and has most recently been supporting top management and operators enhance their organizations’ capabilities and impact through enabling technologies, such as Coupa and SnapLogic.

Michael Nixon

VP of Product Marketing, SnapLogic

A data industry veteran, Michael Nixon currently leads the SnapLogic product marketing team as their VP of Product Marketing. Prior to Snaplogic, Michael served as Sr. Director of Product Marketing at the cloud data platform, Snowflake, and led their competitive marketing efforts.

Who should attend?

Procurement & Finance

VPs & Directors


COOs, VPs & Directors


Senior IT Architects, Directors
& Managers of Integrations

Anyone in the early to mid stages of updating their procurement processes and technologies will benefit from this interactive panel discussion. Either come with questions or relax and listen from your peers and the experts on how to best approach procurement automation.

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