Man & Machine - Redefining Procurement's Role in the Cognitive Age - Procurement Class


Topic: Big Ideas 2017
Lessons: 2 video lessons
Total length: 01:01:03 min

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Class summary

“By 2020, every important decision, personal or professional, will be made with the assistance of artificial intelligence.” - Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO

Already transforming fields like health care, finance, entertainment and retail, IBM’s Cognitive Technology solution, Watson, also has the potential to understand, learn and think through any procurement issue or question presented, offering detailed answers, analysis, or solutions, just as human can.

But in this fast-paced world, does procurement have the agility – and desire – to embrace this new technology to stay relevant? And what is the role left for procurement professionals, when the smartest guy in the room is Watson?

Procurious teams up with IBM to help procurement professionals get to grips with Cognitive and its potential to redefine procurement strategy, planning and decision making.

What I will learn

Understand what cognitive technology is and what it means for procurement
Understand what procurement's role in the organisation will be in line with cognitive technology
Understand the first steps procurement organisations should take in embedding cognitive technology
Understand the skills procurement professionals will require in the next 3-5 years to be prepared for cognitive technology


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