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IBM Shares Why Your Tech Stack Shouldn't Inform Your Purchasing Strategy

IBM Shares Why Your Tech Stack Shouldn’t Inform Your Purchasing Strategy

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IBM’s Head of Digital Procurement Shares Why Your Tech Stack Shouldn’t Inform Your Purchasing Strategy

Digital transformation officer. IBM Executive. Procurement strategist.

Han Casteels is the Head of Digital Procurement at IBM and has over 25 years of professional experience working within and with Fortune 150 or start-up companies, with a dedicated focus on developing strategy enabling technology solutions, supply chain and procurement transformation.

Opinionated, passionate and experienced, learn what Hans thinks of the future of procurement and why automation is a tool, not a goal.

Speakers: Hans Casteels

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Notable Quotes:

How can winning organizations use digital transformation to cultivate better Spend Cultures?

“These technologies aren’t an end in themselves, but important strategic tools for procurement organizations. Winning organizations will create sustainable advantage by harnessing technology to generate differentiated value with better processes that advance their company’s strategy.”

What do you think makes an organization forward thinking when it comes to technological processes? 

“It’s not the digital tools that create value, drive ethical behaviour or impact operations. It is indeed the people that perform these functions that, with the help of these tools, can generate these results. It’s one thing to have the tools, but do you have the people with the intelligence to make sense of all that data, draw the right conclusions and initiate the correct strategies which, in turn, (potentially) might result in value.”

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