Generating tangible big ideas within organisations can be a difficult activity. More and more organisations are using ‘hackathons’ to facilitate big idea generation. It’s interesting how language evolves to turn a word with negative connotations into something positive. The word “hack”, for example, has traditionally put fear into the hearts of the staunchest CEO. Just ask … Continue reading Generating Big Ideas Through Hackathons
The Big Ideas Summit is just a few weeks away! We caught up with Paul Markillie, Innovation Editor at the Economist, to talk about the megatrends transforming manufacturing. Paul Markillie is Innovation Editor at The Economist. He has covered the automotive and aerospace industries globally and was the magazine’s first Asian-based business correspondent, writing about the … Continue reading Big Ideas 2016: Meet Our Speakers – Paul Markillie
Understanding how procurement can cope with, and ultimately benefit from, the disruption brought into talent management by the Millennial Generation. Hackett’s 2016 Procurement Key Issues Study shows that talent management remains one of the top 3 of objectives as a critical or major area of focus for virtually all procurement organisations. Looking deeper, organisations are … Continue reading Planning Procurement’s Response To The Millennial Generation
Ahead of the Big Ideas Summit 2016 on April 21st, we’re on the hunt for your Big Ideas. Philip Ideson discusses his Big Idea of procurement-as-a-service models. At the Big Ideas Summit 2016, which takes place on 21st April, we will be asking our speakers and attendees to record their ‘Big Ideas’ live on camera … Continue reading Showcasing Your Big Ideas – Procurement-as-a-Service
Jackie Aggett, Regional Commercial Manager at Laing O’Rourke, discusses the gender bias she has come up against in procurement, and how she has overcome it to get to where she is today. Jackie Aggett hadn’t been in procurement long when she needed to spend weeks preparing a major annual report about the procurement of earth moving … Continue reading Overcoming Gender Bias in Procurement
The Procurious Big Ideas Summit is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before! We had a fantastic experience, and great fun, last year at the Big Ideas Summit, the world’s first digitally-led conference for the procurement profession. And it’s almost time to do it all over again at the Procurious Big Ideas Summit … Continue reading The Procurious Big Ideas Summit is Back!
Is the procurement software created to make jobs and lives easier actually doing the opposite? Is it all weighed down with a glut of unnecessary features? Paul Blake leads the technology product marketing team at GEP, a leading global provider of procurement technology solutions. Have you ever wondered how many power stations are needed to … Continue reading Procurement Software – Weighed Down by Unnecessary Ice?