Venus Williams, Chef José Andrés and AI Futurist Ethan Mollick Headline GEP Innovate 2024 Summit in September — Event To Focus on AI and AI Use Cases in Supply Chain and Procurement

  • Tennis legend, NFL minority owner and entrepreneur Venus Williams joins acclaimed culinary innovator and World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés, the Wharton School’s Ethan Mollick and CNBC’s Susan Caminiti at 10th annual gathering of CEOs, CPOs and supply chain leaders on Sept. 16 -18 in NYC
  • Artificial intelligence and its powerful, practical application to procurement and supply chain management are focus of GEP INNOVATE 2024, this year marking 25th anniversary of global powerhouse GEP’s launch 

Clark, N.J., May 7, 2024GEP, a leading provider of AI-first procurement and supply chain solutions to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, today announced trailblazers Venus Williams, Chef José Andrés, and Ethan Mollick as headline speakers at GEP INNOVATE 2024: The Quantum Leap in New York City, September 16-18. 

“We’re convening our clients and partners to detail exactly how AI is enabling companies to transform procurement, navigate supply chain disruptions, mitigate supplier risk, reduce their environmental impact, and dramatically improve their financial results,” said Subhash Makhija, CEO of GEP.  “We’re looking at what’s next for AI, what’s hype, and exactly how organizations are uncovering new value.”

GEP INNOVATE 2024, its 10th annual two-day conference, brings together more than 300 leading experts, practitioners, and partners from procurement, supply chain, technology, operations, and finance to collaborate and discover how to apply AI to drive value and competitive advantage.  

GEP INNOVATE 2024: The Quantum Leap 

Speaker Lineup Includes

Venus WilliamsVenus Williams: With 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals, Venus is one of the most accomplished and inspiring women in the history of sports. Off the court, Venus is a successful serial entrepreneur, encompassing part ownership of NFL franchise Miami Dolphins, founding V Starr in 2002, a commercial and residential design firm, as well as a plant-based protein company, Happy Viking, and more recently, Palazzo, an interior design platform powered by the latest AI technology.
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José AndrésJosé Andrés: A globally acclaimed culinary innovator, author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of José Andrés Group. Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012 and 2018, Andrés also formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit delivering food relief and tens of millions of meals in the wake of natural and humanitarian disasters from Hurricane Maria to the current conflict in Gaza.

Ethan MollickEthan Mollick: Associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, and artificial intelligence, as well as leading Wharton Interactive. His book on AI, “Co-Intelligence,” is a New York Times bestseller. His research is regularly cited by other academics, CNN and The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on Ethan’s role “advising the White House, JPMorgan and Google.”

Susan CaminitiSusan Caminiti: CNBC writer and editor covering a wide range of business, tech, and social topics, including health care, work/life issues, governance, sustainability and personal finance.

At GEP INNOVATE 2024, GEP will convene its Product Advisory Council for its customers to learn about new developments and to define the next phase of software growth, as well as celebrate its 25th anniversary. 

GEP was founded by four newly minted postgraduates looking to upend the status quo of procurement and supply chain, which was led by bureaucratic legacy providers and which required staggering, multi-year investments, trapping frustrated companies in expensive deployments in perpetuity. With more than 6,000 employees across 26 locations worldwide, GEP — still led by its four founders — is dedicated to enabling the world’s leading companies make the leap with AI to create greater value.

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About GEP

GEP® delivers AI-powered procurement and supply chain solutions that help global enterprises become more agile and resilient, operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability and increase shareholder value. Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivaled domain expertise, smart, passionate people — this is how GEP SOFTWARE™, GEP STRATEGY™ and GEP MANAGED SERVICES™ together deliver procurement and supply chain solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness. Our customers are the world’s best companies, including more than 550 Fortune 500 and Global 2000 industry leaders who rely on GEP to meet ambitious strategic, financial and operational goals. A leader in multiple Gartner Magic Quadrants, GEP’s cloud-native software and digital business platforms consistently win awards and recognition from industry analysts, research firms and media outlets, including Gartner, Forrester, IDC, ISG, and Spend Matters. GEP is also regularly ranked a top procurement and supply chain consulting and strategy firm, and a leading managed services provider by ALM, Everest Group, NelsonHall, IDC, ISG and HFS, among others. Headquartered in Clark, New Jersey, GEP has offices and operations centers across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. To learn more, visit

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