VP, Procurement and Analytics
Supply Chain Expert
Founder and Chairman
The challenges and gaps in traditional procurement technology set-ups
The new generation of specialized platforms that have the potential to transform procurement effectiveness
Strategies for your organization’s transition to the procurement tech stack of the future
The perfect procurement tech stack remains as elusive today as it has over the past two decades. ERPs and Procure-to-Pay suites promised an all-encompassing solution by converging all procurement disciplines – sourcing, contract management, supplier management, payments, etc. – on a single platform. Unfortunately, on the other side of these multi-million and multi-year implementations, enterprises find a partial solution that is unnecessarily complex and requires the procurement process to be force-fitted into the platform’s rigid, linear design.
Fortunately, something new and transformative is beginning to happen that offers a renewed hope. Over the past few years, a new generation of procurement platforms has emerged that offer deep, specialized solutions and yet easily integrate into the broader eco-system. They offer unprecedented speed, efficiency and flexibility leveraging cutting-edge technologies like AI, NLP and blockchain packaged in an easy-to-use, user-centric design.
This is driving the rise of a new procurement technology approach - specialized platforms wrapped around the P2P technology back-bone. Attend this webinar to explore how you can make your organization’s procurement technology eco-system more effective by incorporating this approach and taking a step towards the future.
Hugo Evans Ph.D. has been with A.T. Kearney since 2000. He is a Vice President in Digital working with clients to apply advanced technologies to solve the most complex business problems. Serving as a procurement technology subject matter expert, Hugo helps clients plan and implement digital procurement strategies. Hugo is a frequent writer on the subjects of innovation, business, and technology. His latest articles and whitepapers can be found on Linkedin.
Paul is presently focused on supply chain and logistics domain at Forbes Media. He has appeared on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC as an expert panelist and has been quoted on supply management topics in WSJ, Reuters, USA Today, FoxNews, CNN and several additional media. He has worked domestically and abroad developing solutions for Global 100 companies in CPG, Industrial Manufacturing, Logistics and Healthcare sectors. As a result, he has an insider’s view of the supply chain problems faced by the world’s largest and most sophisticated practitioners.
Sally is an experienced and accomplished commercial and contracts management professional, holding senior commercial positions at a range of corporate and multi-national organizations. Sally is passionate about enabling business efficiency and growth through contracting and commercial excellence; she understands the need for robust business operations to drive these efficiencies, together with the requirement for effective communication and collaboration.
Ajay has been a product visionary in the strategic legal technology space for more than 20 years. He founded UnitedLex Corporation in 2006 – a global leader in legal process outsourcing and strategic legal technology – leading the company through a period of profitable growth creating over $100mn in enterprise value in 4 years. Ajay has worked as a securities law expert in some of the world's leading firms and investment banks. He serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at CodeX, the Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University.