The end of Globalization or its simple Reshaping? New challanges and responsibilities for Procurement Function
In the digital age we now live in, technology is becoming key to transforming traditional business processes. Artificial intelligence, once seen as a distant vision of the future, is now becoming an everyday reality for many businesses. Join us for an interactive panel - let's find out together:
Technology can certainly enhance your procurement strategy and influence the future of your organisation's purchasing processes, but can you uncritically rely on AI recommendations
Let's find out together.
Mini workshops will allow you to get inspired by this approach and gain a fresh perspective on specifying procurement needs.
CO2 calculations are often seen as a necessary evil - expenses incurred to demonstrate commitment to sustainable development. Nothing could be further from the truth! There's a lot of synergy with other strategic processes that often go unspoken: cost optimization and risk management.
An extraordinary journey into the world of modern negotiations!
The first part of the presentation will be entirely dedicated to data:
A journey through technologies developed in Poland and worldwide, striving to solve the five biggest crises – healthcare, climate, relationships, resources, and the economy. Selected examples respond to today's needs and significantly outpace the contemporary world. All of this, thanks to data.
An example of DeepMind's functioning - the creators of AlphaFold.
Should we approach every technological solution with opto-skepticism today?
Transformation: a buzzword in every modern corporation. We are transforming ourselves by leaps and bounds. It is not uncommon to have several or even more than a dozen global programmes going on at the same time, which are intended to put our company in a better position vis-à-vis our competitors than before. Some of these programmes actually achieve the intended results. Many, however, are not so lucky. And the reasons for failure vary. Usually, however, at the very beginning, someone makes some decision that no one else will question. Let's take a look at a few such decisions and then - perhaps - learn some lessons for the future
What else to remember before initiating the procurement process?
What questions to ask suppliers during the process?
The regulatory environment of AI - what is necessary and what is worth knowing?
The specifics of contracts for AI solution implementations - what makes them distinctive?
Business often equates innovation with entrepreneurship: find an idea, build a team to execute it, and seek funding sources. This lecture will present a different perspective: innovation from the inside, as seen through the mind of someone trying to initiate, change, and improve something. Research shows that grand businesses rarely start from grand ideas – more often than not, they're simple intuitions that aren't groundbreaking. Subsequent processes of prototyping problems and learning from mistakes allow these intuitions to scale, potentially forming innovations that ensure business profitability. However, the process of giving structure to these intuitions is empirical, nonlinear, and gradual, involving the knowledge and skills of others. Stories of business innovations are inspiring when we know the outcome, but the beginning and the middle are paths, errors, and continuous learning. Nonetheless, we can study this process and subsequently describe, explain, and refine it, so as to create a compendium of innovative buyer best practices