You’ve probably heard that many industry events – not just in procurement – are being cancelled out of an abundance of caution in the face of the coronavirus threat. I’m tracking some of those updates here, and I will continue to update that post as additional information becomes available. All of the events affected so far are this month, but there are quite a few events on the calendar for April and May, and we’re watching for decisions and news about those.
If you are planning your webinar schedule further ahead, I recommend the first AOP Live session of 2020: “Misused and Misunderstood: Reclaim the Power of the RFP” from Art of Procurement and RFP360 on March 31st at 1pm ET. If you haven’t participated in an AOP Live session before, they are very different from traditional webinars. Completely live and slide-free, they are entirely driven by audience questions. I hope you can join us!
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March 12, 10am ET
In this webinar, Anand Ganguli, a Senior Director at GEP, and Rese Cleaver. a Senior Manager at GEP, will talk about the real impacts of artificial intelligence and other approaches to automation in procurement. Most interestingly, they will address the progress early adopters have made to measure the impact of their investments in “intelligent” or “cognitive” procurement.
March 12, 10am ET
In another event looking at the value of intelligent automation, Everest Group team members Michel Janssen, Chief Research Guru, Sarah Burnett, Executive Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, and Amardeep Modi, Practice Director, will talk about the role and ROI of automation in transformation projects. They will also share best practices for companies just starting out and those focused on maximizing adoption.