No other business function compares to procurement when you consider how quickly and dramatically its role and priorities have changed in recent years. Digital transformation has accelerated this journey, and new technologies are now propelling procurement toward an exhilarating, yet somewhat unclear future.

In an engaging, winter holiday-inspired webcast, Ardent Partners and GEP take a broad view of procurement past, procurement present, and procurement future (with apologies to Mr. Dickens) — discussing the developments that have helped it evolve into a strategic, value-creating function. They also look closely at the prospects for procurement’s next phase — bolstered by unprecedented computing power and a mosaic of AI-enabled technologies.

Key Discussion Points:

  • Procurement applications for AI, machine learning, blockchain, conversational/voice interaction, digital twins and other technologies
  • The confluence of direct and indirect procurement
  • The changing role of the CPO and of procurement practitioners generally

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