Catalyzing Cognitive Procurement: Ally with A.I.

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The Future of Procurement will be shaped by AI’s promise to autonomously automate tactical, transactional processes, while infusing strategic decision-making with analytical insights that create competitive advantage.  

This LIVE webinar will help you to dissect & understand – the strategies for harnessing AI’s transformative properties today, and future-proofing your path to the Cognitive Procurement of tomorrow, by examining these key concepts:

  • The Catalysts for Cognitive - Why The time for Cognitive Procurement is Now
  • Navigating Potential Roadblocks: AI’s Ethics and Enablers
  • Readiness Review – Preparing the Procurement Organization
  • The Path to Productivity – the Roadmap for Implementing Cognitive


 Meet the speakers:


Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development at Zycus, has an extensive background in B2B eCommerce, going back to his early career at GE, where he helped launch GE'S Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement in the mid 1990's. He was Co-Founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) Sourcing Suite providers and later covered the Supply Management market as an Industry Analyst for the Aberdeen Group. 


Joseph Martinez was formerly the Chief Procurement – BNY Mellon where he is responsible for Strategic Sourcing, Procurement to Pay Operations, Category Management, Market Data, Accounts Payable and Supply Chain Analytics. Prior to joining BNY Mellon he was the Chief Procurement & Financial Operations Officer for MUFG Bank where he was responsible for sourcing, travel, procurement to pay operations, corporate real estate, corporate insurance, corporate security and 1st line third party risk management for MUFG. Prior to that he was the Head of Global Sourcing – APAC at Deutsche Bank in Singapore. 


Martinez brings more than 30 years of experience in Supply Chain Management. Where he has held various senior positions in financial institutions such as Bank of America, American Express and Joseph was Chief Procurement Officer at Wachovia Bank. He also served as a Managing Director in the Strategic Sourcing Group at JPMorgan Chase, successfully leading the Professional Services Procurement Operations on a global scale. His prior experience also includes consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as spending over ten years living and working internationally in Asia (Japan, China and Singapore) and two years in the Latin America markets earlier in his career. Post University, Joseph served 8 years in the U.S. Army and is a veteran.

Joseph has contributed to publications and written articles on topics of Supply Chain Management for the International Association for Commercial Contract Management and the Institute for Supply Management. Joseph is a co-author for the CPSM Study Guide and the three-book ISM Professional Series Certified Professional in Supply Management. He is a Certified Sourcing Professional from SIG University and a 2019 Super Nova Sourcing Hall of Fame Recipient.