Optimal '22 - The Leadership Summit for Predictive Procurement

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The Leadership Summit for Predictive Procurement

DATE: November 8th & 9th


LOCATION: Paris Hotel – Las Vegas, NV

The Leadership Summit for Predictive Procurement

CPO & CFO Panels

Analytics Skill Workshops

The Opti Awards

Join us at Optimal ‘22 Las Vegas

DATE:   November 8th & 9th

LOCATION: Paris Hotel – Las Vegas, NV

Keynotes Speakers

Optimal Speakers

Founder and CEO

Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

VP of Strategic Sourcing

Senior Strategic Manager

Chief Procurement Officer

Director, Purchasing

Head of Data and Machine Learning

Trusted By

Join us at Optimal ‘22 Las Vegas

DATE:   November 8th & 9th

LOCATION: Paris Hotel – Las Vegas, NV


November 8th

2:30pm - 4:00pm

SIG Workshop: Total Cost of Ownership, Cost Modeling and Should-Cost (2 CE credits and certificate provided)

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Welcome Reception

November 9th

7:00am - 8:00am

Registration and Breakfast

8:00am - 8:15am

Welcome to Optimal’22 Las Vegas - Keynote Address

8:15am - 9:30am

Mainstage Presentation: Hear from Arkestro Customers discussing the transformative power of Predictive Procurement Orchestration

9:30am - 10:00am

Break in the Partner Pavilion

10:00am - 11:00 am

Product Demo: See Arkestro in Action

11:00am - 12:00pm

Mainstage Presentation: Procurement Power Panel

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Breakout Sessions - Wave 1 (3 sessions)

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Breakout Sessions - Wave 2 (3 sessions)

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Break in the Partner Pavilion

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Guest Keynote Speaker

4:00pm - 4:15pm

Mainstage Presentation: The Future of Supplier Negotiations

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Closing Networking Reception & Cocktail Hour in the Partner Pavilion


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Join us at Optimal ‘22 Las Vegas

DATE:   November 8th & 9th

LOCATION: Paris Hotel – Las Vegas, NV

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Rob DeSantis


As a former co-founder of Ariba running sales, Rob has deep expertise in the procurement space, having helped propel Ariba from zero to $250 million in revenue in four years and IPO of the year in 1999 before its acquisition by SAP a decade later. In addition to co-founding Ariba, Rob was also an early angel investor and board member of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional online network.

More recently, Rob served as an investor and advisor to a small portfolio of companies including Bloom Energy, AEye, Inc., HiQ Labs, Agiloft, USEND and more. He is also a co-founder of Dibbs Technology and TrueParity. Rob holds a BSME from the University of Rhode Island.

Marty Meyer

Chief Financial Officer

A trusted partner and advisor on the executive team, Marty has a unique background having been the CFO of nine venture backed technology companies. Marty has raised over $300M in venture funding and has closed six strategic M&A transactions with a combined value of over $1B. Marty has deep domain expertise in ecommerce, consumer internet, networking, data security, data privacy, media technology and enterprise software industries. Marty is especially experienced in the finance and operations activities of SaaS companies and is driven by data and metrics to help create outstanding customer experiences and drive efficient growth.

Neil Lustig

President and Chief Operating Officer

Neil is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience leading and building teams in Tech. Neil brings insights from a variety of market spaces and company sizes. Most recently Neil was the CEO of GAN Integrity, an innovative SaaS Compliance technology company serving enterprise customers in North America and Europe. Before that Neil was the CEO of Sailthru, a leader in ML driven personalized multi-channel marketing communications for media and e-commerce markets. Prior to that Neil was the CEO of Vendavo, the leader in B2B price optimization and management for large enterprises. Before Vendavo, Neil led the commercial team at Ariba, the market pioneer that defined and created the eProcurement space. Neil served as the GM of Ariba Europe and subsequently the GM of Ariba North America. Neil started his career at IBM where he spent sixteen years, initially as a software developer, and then twelve years in a variety of Sales and Marketing roles


Neil has a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from SUNY Albany. He is a native New Yorker, Brooklyn born, and still resides with his wife and three children in New York City.

Bonnie Adams

Director of People Operations

Bonnie is a People Operations and HR veteran, with over a decade of experience establishing successful people and culture functions for early to mid-stage tech startups going through high growth phases. She has a passion for supporting and creating inclusive and collaborative work environments and is well-versed in driving positive changes in her organizations as a trusted leader. Prior to joining Arkestro Bonnie worked as the People & Culture Coordinator for Ionic Security, helping them scale from 5 to over 200 employees in addition to a $120M funding round. Most recently she was the Head of People & Culture for blockchain innovator Storj Labs and was the Director of Human Resources at PrizePicks, the largest independently owned Daily Fantasy Sports platform in North America.

Arym Diamond

Chief Revenue Officer

Arym Diamond joined Arkestro in January 2022 bringing over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software and consultancy industry.  He is responsible for the worldwide go-to-market revenue strategy. Prior to Arkestro, Arym was Chief Revenue Officer at CalAmp focused on Telematics and Logistics. He also served as the area vice president of North American Sales within the Salesforce.com Enterprise Business unit for Einstein Analytics & AI, where analytics and machine learning were re-imagined for the front office.  Prior to that, he spent over 10 years at Oracle in various sales positions. Arym holds an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and an undergraduate degree from California State University.

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