From Mumbai to Melbourne; and Paris to Poughkeepsie, you can take part in the world’s largest procurement event – free. Register as an online delegate for The Big Ideas Summit in London here. Last week, we announced that the Big Ideas Summit 2017 is going global with events in London, Sydney, Chicago, Dubai and Singapore. If … Continue reading What’s It All About? The Big Ideas Summit 2017 FAQs
How can organisations use AI’s potential to augment, not abolish jobs? This article first appeared on Manoj Saxena’s LinkedIn profile. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly moving from a mesmeric technology to a powerful teammate and a foundation for enterprise and consumer decision making. However, AI is a young field full of amazing potential. It’s mystery and lack … Continue reading The Coming Backlash Against Artificial Intelligence and How to Handle It
Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things and all of the exciting things it can do for us! But just how much have we considered the possible security risks? What’s All the IoT Fuss About? CPOs are becoming ever keener on enhancing hyper-connectivity within their organisations using the Internet of Things. This is unsurprising given … Continue reading Keen on the Internet of Things? Beware of IoT Botnet Zombie Attacks!
As consumers, we’re wary of so-called “free” products and services as there’s always a hidden cost. Why, then, are procurement teams willing to accept free help with supplier selection? Businesses often seek help with their buying decisions, especially in complicated categories such as telco or energy. Preparing an RFP requires a willingness to trudge through … Continue reading Why “Free Help” With Buying Decisions Costs More
It’s time for procurement to stretch their muscles and build greater agility. And procurement’s business model can help with that. At the Big Ideas Summit 2016, we challenged our thought leaders to share their Big Ideas for the future of procurement. From ideas that have the potential to change the very nature of the procurement … Continue reading Big Ideas Summit 2016: Big Idea #32 – Agility and Flexibility
HELP! 2017 is going to be an unlucky year for me – the Chinese Zodiac says I’m going to cock things up. As a rooster, I’m in deep trouble for 2017. It’s taken me almost 36 years to grasp the fact that in popular Chinese belief your birth sign year is considered unlucky, rather than … Continue reading Attention Roosters: Don’t Cock Things Up In 2017
We’re often told that supplier diversity is important for any business. But are you able to articulate exactly why this is? Here’s a cheat-sheet to help you next time a business stakeholder asks why your organisation needs a supplier diversity programme. 1. Supply managers created a lack of diversity, so it’s up to us to … Continue reading Five Reasons Supplier Diversity Matters