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July 31 – August 4: Game On, High Performance, Supplier Diversity Trends


How did procurement evolve to become the strategic function we work in today? Listen to (or read) this recent episode of Dial P for Procurement to discover how procurement evolved from Industry 1.0-5.0!

If you are planning your procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend the upcoming CPO workshop on autonomous sourcing being hosted by Fairmarkit and ProcureTech. 

And now for my recommendations… 


Game On: A Winning Playbook for Risk and Compliance (iluminr)

August 1, 10am ET

As risks multiply, focus on compliance increases, raising the pressure on procurement and supply chain teams to outperform the competition. In this webinar, Paula Fontana, VP of Global Marketing at iluminr, James Green, Cofounder of Illuminate Advisory, and Andrea Eklund, SVP Chief Compliance Officer at UnityPoint Health, will use sports analogies to explain how scenario planning and “microsimulations” can help you up your risk and compliance game.


How KeyBank is Driving High Performing Procurement with Workday (Workday)

August 1, 1pm ET

Case study webinars provide a powerful opportunity to learn best practices (and maybe a little bit of what NOT to do) from the people out there making change happen. This webinar will feature Jacob Loos, SVP, Procurement Solutions Manager, Ryan Pytel, Vice President, Procurement Category Manager, and Andrej Mejak, Procurement Contracts Administrator – all from KeyBank - as well as several members of the Workday team talking about how they drive high performance through their procurement organization.


Supplier Diversity Trends and Results (Procurement Leaders & supplier io)

August 3, 12n ET

In another sort of case study event, Aylin Basom, CEO of, and Jason D. Evans, Manager of Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Diversity at TD Bank, will come together to share the types of success being seen by Jason and his team. Attendees will also hear supplier diversity trends and best practices that they can learn from and put into practice. 





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