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Procurement Leadership Agenda and Narratives (PLAN) for 2023 & Beyond

Join Zycus Inc (zycus.com) and ISM in this virtual event to gain practical insights & pragmatic approaches from senior procurement leaders, practitioners, and thought leaders on how you can set the procurement priorities for the next year to achieve breakthrough performance.

As procurement leadership undertakes the planning process for 2023, CPOs and the procurement teams are dabbling with multiple competing priorities. From Cognitive Procurement solutions enabling better decision-making, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) automating mundane, repetitive tasks, to the emerging next-gen technologies that drive major changes in how organizations operate and procure.

This demands a radical shift in outlook to design a perfect Procurement agenda to reinforce itself as a center of gravity for value creation and strategic leadership from being a mere enabling function.

While Procurement functions need to build a strong relationship with Tier 1 suppliers and develop capabilities aligned to Environmental, Social, and Corporate governance (ESG) goals, Enterprises need to develop core capabilities (data quality, data governance, in-house skills & competency, and change management) to derive maximum value from the implementation of next-generation procurement technologies.

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Keynote Speaker:

Jeffrey Rajamani, Senior Analyst at Forrester

Jeffrey helps tech executives create sustainable sourcing strategies, nurture better supplier relationships, and get better outcomes from their strategic investments in tech services. His research builds on over 25 years of practical experience in managing strategic sourcing and provider relationships with leading firms. Jeffrey joined Forrester in September 2021 and is based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Discussion Panel:

Rob Handfield - ED of Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and Bank of America University

Rob is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (http://scm.ncsu.edu/). He also serves on the Faculty for Operations Research Curriculum at NC State University. Handfield has over 120 peer reviewed journals and is regularly quoted in global news media such as the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Financial Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and CNBC.


James Benoit, Director - Procurement Advisory at KPMG

James has 15 years of industry & consulting experience, where he has held a series of roles focused in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Transformation & Procure to Pay technology working alongside colleagues and clients to drive long term sustainable improvement in technological & organizational capabilities. His areas of focus center on procurement software, indirect category management (e.g. IT and corporate services), and Project Management with significant experience leading, coordinating & executing with both small and large teams.


Janice Davis, Board member at Baylin Technologies

Janice L. Davis is on the board of Baylin Technologies, Inc., Institute for Supply Management and The Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management & Log.In her past career she occupied the position of Global Director-Supply Chain Strategy at Ford Motor Co., Chief Procurement Officer & Executive VP at Shaw Communications, Inc. and Chief Procurement Officer & Vice President at Bombardier Aerospace Corp.Ms. Davis received an MBA from Wayne State University (Michigan) and an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

Moderated by:  Jon Hansen, Founder & Chief Editor at Procurement Insights

As the Founder and Chief Editor of the Procurement Insights blog, Jon has gained an international reputation for delivering unique and meaningful insights into the procurement world and business in general through a variety of mediums including radio and television. A sought-after speaker, writer, and moderator; he is a two-time Ottawa Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for having built and ultimately selling his software company for $12 million. With 40 years of high-tech industry experience and almost as long in procurement, Jon's recognition as one of the Top 50 Procurement Influencers globally reflects the value that he brings to our industry

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