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Book Club: “Cognitive Procurement: Discover How to Embark on Your AI Journey”

Join our distinguished panel of Procurement experts to discuss the key themes and insights from the new book, “Cognitive Procurement: Discover How to Embark on Your AI Journey”, co-authored by Robert Handfield, the professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University. Join in the conversation and grab your complimentary copy of the book upon attending the webinar.

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Aug 18, 2022

Add To Calendar 8/18/2022 1:00:00 PM 8/18/2022 2:00:00 PM ET Book Club: “Cognitive Procurement: Discover How to Embark on Your AI Journey” Online


1 PM - 2 PM ET


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Learning Objectives:

  • How AI is already re-shaping the world of Procurement
  • Proven strategies for automation with AI
  • Positioning AI as an organizational ally – not an adversary
  • Techniques for testing AI’s impact for your team

Presented by:

Richard Waugh, Vice President - Corporate Development at Zycus

Richard leads strategic initiatives in the areas of new product introduction, market development, thought leadership, analyst relations, and strategic partner development programs. Richard has an extensive background in B2B E-Commerce. He helped launch GE's Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement. He was also Co-Founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) Sourcing Suite providers and later covered the Supply Management market as an Industry Analyst for the Aberdeen Group.


Robert Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University

Rob has over 120 peer reviewed journals and is regularly quoted inglobal news media such as the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Financial Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and CNBC.Handfield is Editor-in-Chief of the online Logistics journal, Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field, and the author of several books on supply chain management, including - The LIVING Supply Chain: The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time(2017), Biopharmaceutical Supply Chains(2012), Supply Market Intelligence(2006), Supply Chain Re-Design(2002) and Introduction to Supply Chain Management (1999, 25,000 copies sold, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean)


Purvee Kondal, NACD.DC, Head of Technology & Engineering Sourcing, Albertsons Companies

Purvee is an advisory board member at RampRate & Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), and a National Association of Corporate Directors Accelerate program participant. She is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience leading transformational changes at notable organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Capgemini, Ross Stores and Globality. As a champion of diversity and inclusion, she co-chairs the Fellowship Nomination Committee at the Athena Rising Foundation as an Athena Alliance member.

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