Update YPP conference – Keynote speakers

Update YPP conference

The future disruption and a future proof procurement function is central to the annual Young Procurement Professionals conference on November 9, 2018. YPP organizes the conference this year in collaboration with KPMG Advisory. During this year’s YPP conference leading procurement experts will share their perspective on the future of procurement. We will provide insights in the challenges you, as young procurement professional, will face and we challenge you to contribute and be part of the future proof procurement vision of YPP.

Keynote speakers

Richard van Hooijdonk, Trend watcher and Futurist. His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 420,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs. With his international research team, he investigates tech trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries.

Michelle Baker, Chief Procurement Officer at KPN. The workplace of the future will be AI-augmented, robotically-enhanced, and filled with more data than we can ever even imagine. Succeeding in that environment will require functions that know how to best exploit these developments, populated by people who understand how to differentiate themselves and their roles as humans in this increasingly automated world. Building a future-proof procurement function will require our boldly embracing these technologies and not fearing to use them where they can do things better than humans can, whilst building uniquely human capabilities into assets the firm value. Collaboration, facilitation, and business-specific insights, will be the currencies of the successful procurement function of the future.

More information about the theme, program and speakers is available via Conference 2018 in the above menu bar.

We hope that you will contribute to the future of procurement on November 9th, 2018!

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