As we start the month of February, events about 2019 planning are starting to give way to events with broader themes: specifically digital transformation and AI. In fact, 2019 may just be the year of ‘More of What We Saw in 2018’. I’ll continue looking for a new topic, but until then: transformation and automation it is!
If you are planning further in advance, I recommend an upcoming event from Philip Ideson at Art of Procurement: AOP Live. It is all about getting participants to engage with subject matter experts rather than zoning out or dozing off during an overly scripted slide-driven webinar. In February, AOP Live will feature Sammeli Sammalkorpi (Sievo) in a discussion about Establishing Your Procurement AI Game Plan.
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February 5, 12n ET
My first take away from the description for this event is that it isn’t just procurement who has trouble staying aligned with the business. When it comes to implementing emerging technologies (like RPA) everyone has to be working together in the same direction. In this session, procurement will get a look at the project management challenges that put complex transformation efforts at risk.
Beyond the Bolt: How Cloud-Based Solutions Have Transformed Procurement (Market Dojo, Procurement Insights)
February 8th, 10:15am ET
In this panel-format webinar, Jon Hansen (Procurement Insights) and Alun Rafique (Market Dojo) will lead a discussion of how the digital age is affecting procurement. Panelists include Sheena Donaldson, Knowledge Manager (MCIPS Chartered) at CIPS and Tim Cummins, President and Guest Speaker at IACCM.