The need to stay agile and adapt in a tech-led future is a challenge facing all organizations operating in every sector. Whether you are Deliveroo, Thames Water, G4S or IHS Towers (look out for more details on their upcoming panel debate in our next article), organizations need to use the right technology and have access to a flexible skills base to be resilient to change. Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) from these diverse organizations will be in London on February 28 for eWorld Procurement & Supply to share their insights into the future of procurement technology.
Disruptive digital technologies, and digitalization in general, are transforming how the procurement function delivers value. Joining these visionary leaders will be experts from the procurement industry that have embarked on their digitalization journeys and technology specialists introducing the latest innovations.
Among the experts sharing their digitalization knowledge:
Supply Chain Director at Probrand, Ian Nethercot, will share insights into the technologies that can reduce manual processes, drive efficiencies and increase transparency, as well as consider the barriers to adoption and how to plot a roadmap to move forward with disruptive technology. He will also discuss current CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) research into digitalization in the volatile IT category.
Given the rapid pace of innovation, making the right decision to invest in a technology that is the right fit for an organization can be a challenge. However, Spend Analyst at Spend Matters, Bertrand Maltaverne, will cut through the hype, offering guidance on where to focus, how to choose a solution and how to get the most from incumbent systems without ripping, replacing and wasting budget.
A key element in the success of any new technology deployment is the dynamic between the organization and its technology suppliers. Customer Success Director at Proactis, Paul Harding, will build on the theme of being resilient to change by explaining how organizations need to forge trusted relationships with strategic solution partners who are not only focused on delivering tangible outcomes and positively impacting the bottom-line through their solutions, but also take an active role in delivering success.
Highlighting the success of making the right digital procurement transformation decisions will be CPO of LibertyGlobal, Martin Simper. He will explain how the world leader in converged broadband, video and mobile communications has overcome the challenge of integrating systems across a scattered IT landscape to drive transformation across its entities in all markets and countries, unifying procurement capabilities and harmonizing product and service requirements.
No conversation about digitalization and transformation would be complete without looking at technologies using artificial intelligence (AI). However, rather than focusing on technical capabilities, Sam De Silva, an award-winning partner at the international law firm CMS, will offer advice on the key legal and contractual issues that must be considered prior to adoption. This is a must-attend event for any procurement professional that wants to keep up-to-date with the latest innovations, their implications and the opportunities they present.
The event welcomes procurement practitioners at every stage in their career, and this year it will also provide advice for aspiring leaders of the future with an exclusive Fireside Chat in conversation with the former CPO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Jim Townsend. Whatever stage of your career, you can still learn how to step up your procurement game from one of the world leaders of procurement.
eWorld Procurement & Supply is the UK’s most comprehensive forum for new innovations and technology applications within the procurement and supply chain function. It takes place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on Tuesday February 28, 2023.
For further details about the event, to register for free attendance and book into your choice of seminars please visit: eWorld Procurement and Supply