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 | Apr 2024

Webinar: The Missing Link: Preparing Our People For The Future of AI

Amidst all the excitement around how AI will transform the way Procurement delivers value to organisations, one key ingredient never receives enough attention: our people.

How are we preparing our people for a radically different future? How are we positioning them to succeed in tomorrow’s more demanding organisation? In short: we’re not. In fact, a recent Gartner survey found that only 14% of Procurement departments believe they have adequate talent to meet the function’s future requirements. So, what do we do?

In this hour-long webinar, Graham Crawshaw FCIPS, Procurement Content Director, CASME, and Omer Abdullah, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, The Smart Cube, covered:

  • The expectations of Procurement in a post-AI world
  • The profile of tomorrow’s Procurement practitioner
  • How we can begin to bring our people along towards this future state

Omer and Graham were joined by Ruji Mahmud, Head of Procurement Strategy, Transformation & Operations at GE HealthCare, and Ryan Teeples, Head, Global Sourcing Category Management at Keysight Technologies.

Webinar Date- Wednesday, 10th April 2024

  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer Abdullah is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder for The Smart Cube. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organisations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led.  Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting and global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe, and Asia. His prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA), and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.