March 25 - 27, 2019
Omni Amelia Island, FL
Vice President, Global Procurement
DAY 1 - Monday, March 25: The Future Is Ours: Progressing Procurement Forward
Monday, March 25th, 2019
9:10 AM Keynote Presentation: Progressing Procurement Forward: Moving The Needle Exponentially And Why We Should Care
Regardless of your program’s size or maturity, all procurement practitioners are under increased pressure to deliver savings, value, and expertise to stay relevant within their organization. Taking many of the recent procurement ‘buzzwords’ into action, Dan will engage the audience with key achievements and activities within the IBM Global Procurement team. Key takeaways from the session include:
-How to execute smarter with better data and analytics
-Practical approaches to apply cognitive agents to identify pricing trends
-How blockchain is reshaping sourcing
-How to incorporate leading edge techniques regardless of your program’s size, budget, etc.
To run a truly world-class procurement function, greater visibility into spend as well as supplier and contract management is essential. While strong leadership and best practices continue to play an important role in these realms, new technology that enables a sharper strategy has arrived. The rise of artificial intelligence is now helping procurement organizations gain new insights and shape strategies not before possible with standard approaches. In this panel, gain an understanding of how procurement leaders are making tomorrow today by taking their analytics into the future with AI, and how you can do the same.
•How can you effectively use AI to enhance your procurement function and reduce costs?
•How can you use a cognitive procurement system in order to drive improved results?
•How can you effectively manage change within a cognitive procurement function in order to ensure you have the buy-in from your team and internal partners?
•What advanced analytics systems offer the highest ROI and where should you start?