Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Atif Meraj

Director, Supply Chain Operations
Delta Airlines

Tuesday September 19, 2017: Revolutionizing Relationships: Innovation Among Us

11:35 AM Keynote Presentation: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, And The Future of Procurement

Procurement is a relationship-driven organizational function, but there are forces at work behind the scenes that will completely transform how practitioners work with their suppliers. In the ever-pressing need to have things better, faster, cheaper and measurable, what does the procurement organization of the future look like, how can you prepare for these advancements, and how will they affect your relationships? The future is closer than you think! Q&A to follow.

The impact of Robotics Process Automation on procurement processes and headcount
What skillsets will need to change to succeed where robots and algorithms are the norm, not the exception?
Can Alexa replace your secretary, or Watson replace your lower-level analysts?
Will Bitcoin become an acceptable (and preferred) method of payment?


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