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Webinar: Data for Enhanced Analytics

Join Tamr, Procurement Leaders and Guardian Media on 2/9 at 10:00 AM EST, as we discuss how new technologies like Tamr enables strategic sourcing teams to make smarter, data-driven decisions.

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What you will learn:

For years procurement has made use of the most rudimentary forms of analytics to extrapolate price predictions. The available technology today can do this much more effectively, using a far greater range of sources and much greater computing power, but not only that, the use of analytics can be applied much more broadly. What’s more, functions are much more aware of the potential of data to fuel their decision-making and underpin strategies in key areas, such as risk management and performance measurement.

In a sense, the opportunity doesn’t need explaining, but the techniques and the thinking required to identify, capture, clean, analyse and implement data and data management in any organisation are often new and always nuanced.

What then can we learn about the potential of procurement tools and, specifically, data analytics from listening to the vendor community and understanding from sophisticated functions where they’ve seen the most obvious results?

  • Identifying the challenges that occur in the implementation of tools and techniques to capture and manipulate data.
  • What are the underlying principles that govern an effective data management process and programme? What capability does procurement need to execute that?
  • How can the organisation as a whole make better use of data and how can that drive to be data-centric transform procurement?

Adam Heyler

Guardian Media

Adam Helyer is Head of Procurement Practice for Guardian News and Media, with an overall responsibility for the strategic direction of all procurement activity, whilst championing and driving continuous improvement.

Matthew Holzapfel

Tamr, Inc.

Matt Holzapfel is a procurement analytics evangelist at Tamr Inc. Prior to Tamr, Matt held positions in Strategy at Sears Holdings and Strategic Sourcing at Dell.

Steve Hall

Procurement Leaders

Steve Hall is editor of Procurement Leaders Magazine. He has interviewed some of the world’s leading procurement executives and won awards for his coverage of issues affecting procurement professionals.