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Recommended Procurement Webinars Oct 28-Nov 1: Digital Readiness, Ideas for the C-suite and Supplier Management in a Turbulent Economy
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
In addition to this week’s webinar recommendations, ProcureCon MRO is taking place in Atlanta, GA on the 28th and 29th. If you are looking for a longer term webinar recommendation, check out “Mission Critical for 2020: Touchless Supplier Management” from Spend Matters and APEX Analytix and featuring a case study on JetBlue, November 12th at 11am ET. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Procurement Webinars Oct 21-15: Revolutionary CLM, Predictive S2P and AI Powered Transformation
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
If you are looking for a longer term webinar recommendation, check out “Using Digital Transformation to Unlock Working Capital in Your Supply Chain” from Tradeshift on November 5th. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.  
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Recommended Webinars Oct 14-18: Risk, Visual Contracting and the 2020 Digital Procurement Mandate
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends: Stephany Lapierre and the team at Tealbook, Rod Sherkin at the ProPurchaser team, Negotiations Ninja’s Mark Raffan and Procurement Insights' Jon Hansen! If you are looking for a longer term recommendation, the next AOP Live session has just been scheduled: The Current State of Digital Readiness: Mastering the Supply Chain Data Challenge on October 29th at 11am ET. This 45-Minute Live Q&A with Philip Ideson and Joseph Yacura will interpret and comment on the results of the 3rd annual Data Quality and Governance Study.  There are also two live events taking place this week, ProcureCon EU in Barcelona, Spain and the 7th Annual Procurement Strategy Summit in Dubai, UAE. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Webinars Oct 7-11: Top Tips, Transforming Direct Procurement and The Real State of Ops and Outsourcing
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
The New England Supply Chain Conference and Exposition (or NESCON) is taking place on Monday of this week in Marlborough, MA – outside of Boston. I’ll be there in person along with some familiar faces, so please reach out if you plan to be onsite! If you can’t be there on person, watch the BMP Twitter feed for updates throughout the day. If you are looking for a longer term recommendation, check out “Power your Source-to-Pay with insightful and predictive analytics” from basware on October 24th. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Webinars Sept 30-Oct 4: Supplier-led Innovation and Increasing Contract Compliance with AI
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Although I added 7 new events to the calendar this week, nearly all of them are in the second week of October. If you are planning your webinar schedule further out than this week, take a look at “The 2020 Digital Procurement Mandate: 8 Ways to Optimize Sourcing While Avoiding Production Risks“ from ScoutBee, a team I’ve gotten to know over the last few months. Finally, a reminder that The New England Supply Chain Conference and Exposition (or NESCON) is taking place Monday, October 7th in Marlborough, MA – outside of Boston. I’ll be there in person along with some familiar faces, so please reach out if you plan to be onsite! BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Webinars September 23-27: World Class Procurement, Quantum Computing and 2020 Trends
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
As long as the summer seemed, September is now racing to a close. In fact, this week’s long term recommendation looks out to the end of October! On Oct. 24th, Zycus and Jon Hansen (Procurement Insights) are running a webinar titled “Procurement Stalwarts Discuss An AI-Powered Transformation of P2P” with panelists David Loseby, Norman Katz and Richard Pennington. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Webinars September 9-13: Man vs. Machine, Virtual Procurement and Tariff Havoc
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
If you are planning your event schedule beyond this week – especially if you live or work in the Boston area – I encourage you to check out NESCON 2019: The New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition taking place on October 7th. If you have any questions or if you make the decision to attend, please let me know. I’m always happy to connect in person! BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Procurement Webinars September 2-6: Supplier Selection and Thriving With Risk
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Now that the summer is finally winding to a close, we should be able to get back to business as usual with webinar recommendations. In fact, I wasn’t expecting to be able to do a post this week (with the Labor Day holiday in the US), but voila! Webinars to attend! If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend “World-Class Procurement: Redefining Performance in a Digital Era”, hosted by Coupa and featuring The Hackett Group’s Amy Fong on September 25th. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Webinars August 19-30: Ditching Contact Management, 3rd Party Risk, Single Source of Truth, Negotiations with Less Stress
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This week we are running a “2 for 1” special with our weekly coverage of procurement industry webinars. The following events take place in the last 2 weeks of August. If you happen to be planning a little further out, I’m going to be onsite at NESCON (the New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition) on October 7th – so look for more about that event in the coming weeks. If you’re planning to attend, let me know so we can connect! If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend “Virtual Procurement and the C-Level CPO” from Tradeshift’s Roy Anderson on September 10th. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday (although there won’t be an email on August 26th).
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Recommended Procurement Webinars August 12-16: AP Excellence, Legendary Coaching and Twitter Transparency
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This summer has brought a procurement webinar drought. I’m taking it one week at a time… I have some recommendations for this week and for next week and then we’ll see if anything is listed for the last week of August. If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend “The Strategic CFO is Thriving with Risk” from Coupa and Levvel Research on September 5th. I appreciate the opportunity to hear about the top Finance officer’s risk priorities and challenges – especially since Coupa is putting up their own CFO as a speaker during the event. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Procurement Webinars July 22-26: Intergenerational Leadership Skills, Best in Class and the Big Makeover Debate
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This summer's webinar schedule seems to be feast or famine. There was only one event last week, while this week offers eight in three days. If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend “How Procurement Can Win the Hearts and Minds of Marketers” from Real Sourcing Network CEO Sandy Kane and a panel of marketing experts on September 26th. I realize that seems exceptionally far away, but as we trudge through the height of the summer heat, it is so appealing to think about attending an event in a lightweight sweater and while drinking a pumpkin spice latte. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Procurement Webinars July 8-12: AI Driven Contracts and 60 Day Source to Pay
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
We’re back from the 4th of July holiday in the US, which pretty much shut everything down for a full week. And while there are only 4 events on the calendar for this week, I added 11 events for the month on Friday. The week of July 22-26 is shaping up to be a busy one. If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘The Big Procurement Makeover Debate: Why Procurement Struggles to Deliver Value Beyond Cost-Reduction’ from HfS Research, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ and IBM on July 25th at 11am ET. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Procurement Webinars June 24-28: Digital ROI, Metrics that Matter, Tantrum-Free Marketing Spend Management
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
After last week’s craziness, we’re returning to a normal summer rate of procurement and supply chain webinars. As an FYI, I don’t currently have any events listed for the week after, most likely because of the July 4th holiday in the US. Assuming that doesn’t change (especially at the last minute), there won’t be any webinar recommendations on July 1st, bit I’ll pick right back up with them the week after. If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘AI Driven Contract Management – Speed and Control CAN co-exist’ from IACCM and Ultria on July 9th at 2pm ET. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Procurement Webinars June 17-21: Supply Chain Resilience, Digital Disruption, and Socially Responsible Automation
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This is one of those weeks – clearly everyone waited for the exact same week to set up events. There are two live events: ProcureCon IT Sourcing in Denver, CO Tuesday through Thursday and the inaugural Supply Chain, Innovation, Technology 2019 (SCIT19) event in New York City. In addition to that, we have 8 webinars. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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Recommended Procurement Webinars June 10-14: AOP Mastermind and real time risk management
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This week’s long term webinar recommendation is a special one – it comes with good news and it is the culmination of a lot of hard work. Readers of this blog know that I spend a lot of time working with Philip Ideson at Art of Procurement. Next week, we’re launching AOP Mastermind, a completely new way for procurement professionals at all levels to collaborate, network, benchmark and learn from peers and outside subject matter experts. AOP Mastermind will deliver an in-person experience through a virtual, facilitated environment. We’re hosting four webinars on launch day: June 18th. Check out the registration page and select the one that works the best with your schedule. BTW: If you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you get my weekly recommendations in your Inbox each Monday.
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