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Recommended Procurement Webinars Nov 9-13: Valuable Supplier Relationships, Seismic Change, S2P Digital Transformation


The shift from COVID response to recovery is clear to me in the events recommended below as well as the other events I’ve just added to the events calendar. Here’s an example, rather than supply chain disruption, companies seem to be focused on cash flow. It doesn’t mean that things are getting any easier, just changing to a more structural focus.

If you are planning your procurement webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend “The Role of AI in Employee Empowerment and Optimization” from Harvard Business Review on November 19th at 12n ET.

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The Value of Supplier Relationships (JAGGAER, Accenture)

November 10th, 10am ET

Procurement has undergone massive change in a number of areas over the last few years, perhaps the most of which is how we regard and work with our suppliers. Supplier relationship management has come a long way, and many of the aspects of it that were more talk than walk before the pandemic have been resolved out of sheet necessity. In this webinar, JAGGAER CEO Jim Bureau, Forrester VP & Principal Analyst, Duncan Jones, Accenture Managing Director — Accenture Strategy, Francois-Xavier Bourbigot, Clemson Managing Director Lori Brierre, and UPenn's CPO, Mark Mills, will discuss how technology can further improve your supplier relationships.


Nowhere to hide: Embrace the most seismic technological and business change in our lifetime (HfS Research, Infosys)

November 12th, 10am ET

HFS Research and Infosys recently partnered to research the sentiment of executive-level professionals post-pandemic. They surveyed 400 Global 2000 executives looking for a better understanding of how they have been impacted and what their thoughts are on the recovery. Phil Fersht, CEO and Chief Analyst of HfS Research, will be joined by Mohit Joshi, President and Head of Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare and Life Sciences at Infosys, and Saurabh Gupta, Chief Research Officer at HFS Research to share and discuss their findings.


Igniting a digital transformation from Source to Pay (Tradeshift)

November 12th, 11am ET

The ROI from S2P digital transformation can be measured in many ways. Process efficiency, improved compliance, and user convenience are just a few. But in turbulent times, it is benefits like risk management and financial liquidity that companies need most. In this event, Frank Paul, Managing Partner at SynFiny Advisors North America, Krishna Nacha, VP and Head of Global Business Services at Wipro Limited, and Mike Jud, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Tradeshift will “discuss the roadmap for future-ready source to pay.”





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