Procurement’s Digital Imperative: Why Technology is Just the Beginning

APRIL 4TH 2019 @ 11AM US Eastern Time; 4PM UK British Summer Time

A 45-Minute Live Q&A with Philip Ideson and Kris Koneru


Have you ever wondered why there are so few specifics involved in discussions about procurement transformation? We know it involves change, but if we don’t know what we are changing and why, there is very little chance of successfully making it happen.  

Transformed procurement doesn’t just work towards a different definition of savings, it drives enterprise-wide value. Once we reposition ourselves as trusted business partners, we can take an active role in driving overall profitability and growth.  

Vision and leadership are critical for successful transformation – and so is technology. Technology is the vehicle that makes transformation possible, and without it, even the best vision will linger and then evaporate like a dream.  

In this AOP Live session, we will talk about what procurement needs to do to create sustainable vision-driven value:

  • Consider the value chains that procurement is a part of as well as every individual stakeholder (group)
  • Leverage the advantages of design thinking to ensure each process and technology enhances the experience of all users
  • Understand the needs and opportunities associated with each type of procurement role, from sourcing to analysis, and category management to the CPO
  • Explore the ways in which automation-supported decision making can create customized experiences and help curate actionable insight


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Featuring thought leadership from:


Kris Koneru is the Business Practice Head of Sourcing & Procurement at Infosys BPO.

Kris has 30 years of experience in Sourcing and Procurement in Manufacturing, Consulting, and EPC companies with exposure across wide variety of equipment, commodities and services. As a global practice head for Sourcing and procurement at Infosys BPM, Kris is one of the pioneers for building and offering next generation procurement systems, services and innovative delivery models for Infosys clients

Art of Procurement

Philip Ideson is the founder and host of Art of Procurement.

Philip helps procurement leaders challenge the status quo and deliver change with confidence. He has 20 years' experience across the procurement value chain as a practitioner, consultant and service provider. Originally from the UK, he has lived and worked across Europe, Asia, and North America.


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Unlike traditional pre-recorded podcasts and canned webinars, they are highly dynamic, and are designed to facilitate interaction between all participants before, during and after the session.  

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Infosys Sourcing and Procurement Services are globally recognized by analysts and clients. 

Infosys offers a complete suite of consulting, operations support and technology spanning Analyze to Pay. 

With a 5000+ strong team of global practitioners and technology capabilities, Infosys helps procurement groups across more than 130+ global organizations- including many Fortune 500 companies, meet their “Procurement Objectives” by driving higher impact, and enhanced value through improved efficiencies, effective performances and digital automation.