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August 14-18: Purpose-Driven Procurement, Managed Services, Empowering the Future


If you are planning your event schedule beyond this week, Art of Procurement just opened registration for Mastermind LIVE 2023 on November 7th. Join us as we collectively imagine the art of the possible - and then do whatever it takes to make that a reality.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


The purpose-driven function: Procurement’s value proposition for 2030 and beyond (Procurement Leaders & Ivalua)

August 16, 10am ET

According to this event’s description, “when asked to reflect on the areas in which they have made the greatest impact over the past few years, procurement professionals point overwhelmingly to delivering cost savings and enabling cost avoidance more than any other area.” Come on people! Join Alex Saric from Ivalua and Abubakar Mehdi from Procurement Leaders as they provide advice for becoming a more purpose-driven function.


Uncovering the value of Managed Services in your SaaS environment (HFS)

August 17, 11am ET

For a long time, SaaS delivery models were seen as such an improvement over the alternative that there was little to discuss about challenges. And yet, in recent research, KPMG and HFS discovered that many companies continue to have challenges because of updates, upgrades, and data. Join Joel Martin, Executive Research Leader at HFS Research, and David J. Brown, Global Head of Managed Services at KPMG US, for a discussion of those findings and recommendations for solving common problems.


Empowering the future: investing in the next generation of leaders (World Commerce & Contracting)

August 17, 9pm ET

Talent is always a concern for organizations, and so the sooner companies can start inspiring the leaders of tomorrow the better. In honor of World Youth Skills Day, WC&C is hosting a panel to discuss the unique challenges of tomorrow’s business leaders – starting today.





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