The GSA is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of exciting and insightful briefings under the banner of #SourcingTech. As the name suggests, this series of events will be focused on the new and emerging technologies that the sourcing profession needs to be aware of, but equally will provide guidelines to the GSA membership on how best to source these new technologies into their organisations.
This series of events has so far already covered exciting topics such as Blockchain, Cloud and 5G and new wireless technologies transforming connectivity. The upcoming events for this series are as follows...
September - Data Analytics and Infonomics
26th Sept - IoT and the revolution of sensor technology
21st Nov - Security
The GSA’s 2018 Sourcing Satisfaction Barometer survey revealed that many of our members highlighted a strong degree of confusion around how to adopt – or even if they should adopt – emerging technologies. It also exposed a disconnect between the IT, procurement and operational departments. This series of events and accompanying papers set out to help realign these areas to collectively deliver optimal value to their businesses.
Each briefing will follow the format of a 4pm start time and involve three dynamic and quick-fire presentations on the technology in question, all coming from a different perspective. We will then move to the floor for open Q&A and discussion and conclude with networking drinks. The objective is to demystify these techs to help our members better understand if and how these techs can be beneficial to their business.
The events are free to attend for all member organisations of the GSA and £95 + VAT for non-members.
If there’s a technology baffling you that you’d like to GSA to support, please do let us know.