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All blog pieces written by Ellen Leith unless otherwise stated

Storms, Sand and Cavemen – it must be spring eWorld

15th March, 2019

The arrival of daffodils, snow drops and extreme weather, courtesy of storm Freya, can only mean one thing – yes, the return of spring eWorld! And if spring’s all about new life and new beginnings, last week’s eworld hit the spot beautifully. Breaking away from Westminster’s QE11 Centre for the first time in 7 years, the event moved to the Grand Connaught rooms. I don’t know if it was the sweeping staircaseeworld march 19 or the beautiful high ceiling, but the room was alive with energy. A good move. And from speaking to attendees and exhibitors, it seems everyone agreed.

Ivalua Now and the Art - or is it the Science – of Procurement?

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We’re led to believe that there’s a fundamental difference between something that’s art and something that’s science. But what do you call the space in between, where the two world’s meet? It’s a question that you can answer for yourself at Ivalua Now – The Art of Procurement, being held, appropriately enough, at The Louvre, Paris 10th – 12th April. The event is free to attend and aims to attract hundreds of procurement and supply chain professionals to discuss and learn more about the latest industry trends and processes.

How to be a Tech Humanist - Kate O'Neill to explain all at our June event

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So you’ve invested in automation in your organisation, perhaps you’ve been exploring RPA – maybe even flirted with AI. But have you stopped to think how the tech you’re using influences your behaviour, or how we as humans could and should be influencing the tech? This year, we’re looking forward to hosting Kate O’Neill, CEO KO Insights to our P2P Transformation event on 11th June at The Hurlingham Club, where she will be exploring why it’s imperative that we make a conscious effort to grasp the narrative as we head towards an AI augmented future.

SAP Ariba - Putting Purpose into Procurement

19th November, 2018

Last month I joined SAP Ariba for their Procurement Summit held at the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, just next to London Bridge. A much-renovated building over the years, but still displaying some fabulous stained glass, most of which was positively glowing in the autumn sunshine. Appropriate too, as their motto translates as “Oh God, give us your light.” And to be honest, without it, the glass on the other side of the room looked dull, lacking in detail, hard to see.