Cognitive Procurement: Procurement’s Productivity Playbook

Date :August 26, 2021 01:00 pm ET (UTC-5)
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Procurement is ‘Meant for More’ – Procurement Professionals have the capacity and accumulated experience to deliver ever increasing business value and align as strategic advisors to their stakeholders.  With economic headwinds from the pandemic have now started receding, the procurement & sourcing teams are gearing up for the ‘next big shift’ - Cognitive Procurement.  It enables human capital resources to realize their full potential by effectively allying with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to automate routine tasks, amplify insights through data analytics, and assist procurement professionals and end-users in making better business decisions.  

This exclusive live webinar will help organizations develop a clear roadmap for embracing the future of Cognitive Procurement by examining:

  • How to define AI in S2P roadmap for your organization to drive maximum efficiency?
  • S2P User personas and applications of cognitive technology that optimize user effectiveness and satisfaction
  • How machines can learn from human experience and what they can teach us in return
  • Generating value – quantifying the ROI of Cognitive Procurement

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Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development at Zycus, has an extensive background in B2B eCommerce, going back to his early career at GE, where he helped launch GE'S Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement in the mid 1990's. He was 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. 






Purvee Kondal is a Senior Director of Technology & Engineering Sourcing at the Albertsons Companies and advisory board member with Sourcing Industry Group and RampRate. She is also a National Association of Corporate Directors Accelerate program participant. She is a seasoned Procurement 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.

She helps companies identify value and improve efficiencies for Procurement, Sourcing and Vendor Management functions through advanced technology, collaboration, innovation, diversity and partnerships. She was nominated for "Transformation Leader of the Year" by the Women in IT Summit & Awards Series in 2020.   

Purvee holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from San Jose State University.