27 September, 2017 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00] | (1 hr) | Time Zone Converter

What does the digital future hold for procurement? Some experts are predicting a drastic reduction (90 percent) in head count in five years, due to automation. Procurement organizations are at a crossroads and need to redefine their new role within the company in an age of rapid digitization.

Join this webcast as we explore the key findings of our new report, Procurement at the Crossroads. Procurement practitioners from The Conference Board Procurement Leadership Council have analyzed the available and emerging technologies while exploring the implications for operational, tactical, and strategic procurement in the medium and long term.

Key takeaways:

  • What are the most important digital trends for procurement?
  • How will they affect the procurement process and the organization as a whole?
  • What conclusions should managers today draw from these trends?

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Andrea Berkessel
Global Procurement Performance Manager
INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH

Kasper Gottlieb
Programme Manager, Strategic Sourcing
A.P. Moller-Maersk Group Procurement

Peter Iff
Head of Purchasing Excellence
OC Oerlikon Management AG

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte (Moderator)
Leader of the Global TCB Sustainability Centre and Program Director, China Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council
The Conference Board

Uwe is a former Vice President of Global Supply Management at Unilever. After finishing his PhD in Chemistry, Uwe joined Lever Sunlicht in Mannheim as a development chemist in 1980. From 1983 to 1985 he worked in Port Sunlight England as a research scientist. From 1986 to 1987 he was responsible ...Full Bio

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