Recommended Procurement Webinars March 26-30: AI, Data Instincts, Internal Champions, and Effective Leadership


Look out! Full week ahead! There are ten webinars in four days, and SIG is hosting their Spring Summit in Washington D.C. from the 26th through the 29th (be sure to seek out Phil Ideson if you’re going). If you like to plan further ahead, I recommend  “Trade Wars & Supply Chains: Measuring and Managing the Impact” from Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Resilinc on April 26th at 1pm ET. Click on the title of each recommended webinar below to view the full description and register.

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How Artificial Intelligence will (and won’t) change Procurement and Contracting (Determine, Forrester)

March 27th at 11:30am ET

There has been so much hype around technologies such as AI, machine learning, and cognitive computing that they’ve practically achieved “IT SLICES! IT DICES!” status. In this webinar, Determine and Forrester will separate the fact from the fiction and give us a sense of what is possible today versus what we should be on the lookout for tomorrow.


Basic Instinct: Are you a data hunter or gatherer? (Procurious, IBM)

March 28th at 8:00am ET

Whether you’re on the Paleo diet or not, there is a good chance that your strengths are as driven by your instinct as our Neanderthal predecessors. In this webinar, Procurious and IBM will help us ensure that we not only survive ‘natural selection’ but thrive in an environment rampant with unstructured data.


Creating Internal Business Partner Champions for Procurement & Finance (Procurify, IBISWorld)

March 28th at 1:00pm ET

Why does it seem that despite efforts by procurement and finance to improve internal brand image and increase our internal value contribution, we can’t escape being typecast as tactical (and maybe annoying depending on who you ask). In this webinar, we’ll learn how to use data as an ‘in’ to improve these relationships – with the ultimate goal being to achieve partner status.


Lead the People & Manage the Process (Supply Chain Now Radio, Talent Stream)

March 30th at 12:00n ET

Regardless of how much technology we have at our fingertips, our potential will be capped by our ability to lead and manage people and processes. And while they might be related, they are certainly not the same. In this webinar, Beau Groover, Founder & President, The Effective Syndicate, will provide experience based insight about how to lead a process-centric organization that leverages the full talent of its people.





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