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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.


The subjects and dates are as follows:


28th March - Blockchain

25th April - Cloud

20th June - 5G and new wireless technologies transforming connectivity

18th July - 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 event is free to attend for all member organisations of the GSA and £95 + VAT for non-members.


It is relevant to attend for enterprise customers, service providers and advisors and for roles varying from outsourcing; strategic sourcing; procurement; IT; customer service; finance, and operations, among others.


Blockchain – the reality beyond the hype

16.00 – 18:00 28th March

NTT’s Innovation Lab, Epworth House, City Road, EC1Y 1AA


Speakers include:

Haydn Jones, founder of Blockchain Hub will provide an overview of Blockchain.

Tom Winstanley, Head of Consulting and Innovation, NTT Data and Jorge Lesmes, Global Head of Blockchain Banking practice, Everis. who will discuss projects that have been put into production leveraging Blockchain in the banking Industry.


We will also share examples of how blockchain is being used in contracting and the supply chain, among others.

If there’s a technology baffling you that you’d like to GSA to support, please do let us know.

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