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July 13-July 13, 2017

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The Evolving Role of Procurement within Growing Organizations How procurement leadership is embracing technology and employee engagement

Procurement has a reputation as a practice of simply “buying things,” but the role is increasingly becoming that of a consultancy. The culture within procurement has transitioned away from one of rules and mandates with a strictly “top down” approach. For years, words like “policy,” “procedure,” and “purchasing” have dominated the lexicon, so that employees who see procurement’s terms only as obstacles quickly lose interest in working with the department. Now, procurement leaders consider it their responsibility to market their roles as consultants to other members of the organization.


Actionable KPIs that Drive Your Commercial Success

Today, challenges with reporting centralize around the directive to do more with less. Many are being asked to manage greater responsibilities even though there are limited budgets at their disposal.The ways in which we measure the marketplace are vast and continue to expand over time. If you wish to succeed, you cannot allow those measurements to slip through the grasp of your reporting solution, creating holes in your insights. To better understand where businesses fall in terms of their analytics, three categories of analytics capabilities have been identified.


The Reality of Artificial Intelligence: How AI and unstructured data are illuminating the Connected Intelligence Age

AI technology is advancing rapidly, moving from simple, automated allocation toolsto virtual assistants customizing investment advice for individuals—all within the next 12 months, according to Josh Sutton, Global Head, Data & Artificial Intelligence at Publicis.Sapient.