CIPS Annual Conference

17 October 2017

This year’s CIPS conference will be held under the theme: Procurement and Supply: Unlocking Competitive Advantage. In today’s market place there is a need to drive competitive advantage, to be flexible and look at ways to enable strategic partnerships with SMEs, local suppliers and start-ups who may offer innovative solutions or have more time to generate new ideas.

Join over 300 delegates from across the UK and Europe to network, share knowledge and tackle the current issues and procurement and supply industry including:
  • Changes in the state of global economies as a result of political upheaval – what will this mean for procurement?
  • How to develop your procurement strategy during uncertain times – how are procurement practitioners preparing for Brexit?
  • Cross-functional working: what other business functions want from their procurement teams and how do they collaborate to improve business outcomes?
  • How to embrace a flexible approach to on-boarding and working with suppliers in order to drive innovation.
  • What is the evolving skill set of today’s procurement professional and does the profession need to re-brand itself in order to attract the next generation of talent?
  • Learn how companies have turned to artificial intelligence and the use of robots to speed up processes and improve efficiency across procurement and other business functions.

J Cromack will be leading Breakout session 3

Breakout Session 3:  Procurement Compliance
Practical talks: The increased legislative burden across the business
Procurement is operating in an ever -increasing regulated environment. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018 is the biggest change to data protection legislation in more than 20 years. As a result, organisations will need to ready themselves for the impact that this will have across the business. J wll explain the 10 steps to prepare for GDPR, and that software and processes across the business will need to change inline with the new rules.

J Cromack, Co-Founder of MyLife Digital, and CEO of MyLife Digital’s Practice division which incorporates Wood for Trees, a data and analytics business focused on the charity sector and Insight, a sports performance analysis business working with National Governing Bodies and Elite Sports Teams. MyLife Digital have developed the Consentric Platform, which enables organisations to rebalance control of the personal data they hold on a citizen with the citizen, an essential component to comply with the GDPR. J is an advocate of delivering ‘informed insight from informed consent’.

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