PERT- Quarterly Chicago Meeting- May 14,2019

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May 14, 2019

9 am to 4 pm 

No Charge


  • Procurement Technology In the Age of Blockchain, RPA and AI – Do you Have a Roadmap to Help You Navigate?



CDK Global
1950 Hassell Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169



The Mpower Group-Rick 

 What Our Members Are Saying:
• “I find PERT to be the best venue for my personal and professional development and peer to peer networking”
• “PERT is the place to go to stay on top of current trends and provocative thought leadership”
• “It’s great to be part of an executive group where I’m not getting sold to and the focus is on solutions – not presentations”
• “The PERT community is where I know I can share and learn with my colleagues – nowhere else do I have that opportunity”
• “This workshop has been the best value I have ever received.. “



Are you perplexed by what you keep hearing about this topic?  Does it worry you that it feels like everyone else is miles ahead of you and you haven’t even started yet?  Don’t worry, most of your colleagues aren’t there yet either – help is here.  

Please join us for a great day of learning, networking and sharing of Next Practice with a vibrant and growing group of your peers. 

We will take a dip into this exciting and scary topic.  Here are some of the things you will walk away with a better understanding of

  • Ensuring technology investments in the function are embraced and supported by corporate leadership
  • Concept of Stakeholder Value Drivers and their critical role in the Business Case and how they dramatically increase your ROI
  • The absolutely Number 1 Critical Success Factor by far, no questions asked – it’s the vowels and not the consonants
  • How and where to get started and develop a strategy
  • How to make sense of :
    • Big Data
    • Cloud/IoT
    • Blockchain, RPA & AI 
    • Collaboration – yup, collaboration
    • Impact on CSR
  • Building the competencies you need to succeed – and it’s not developing the best RFP
  • Supplier Relationship Management Optimization
  • Change Management, Change Management, Change Management


Learn from your colleagues who will be part of a panel discussion on what they have done, what they have learned, what not to do and how they got where they did.  You will also be able to participate in a benchmarking survey of Best Next Practices.


Who Should Attend

This is a peer-to-peer organization and as such, you must be a Senior Procurement Executive (Director or above) within your organization to attend.

About PERT

PERT (Procurement Executive Round Table) is a collaborative, “members-only” group comprised of senior executives from Fortune 1,000 organizations. The group is a peerto- peer organization that meets quarterly to share ideas in a forum setting. Each member brings expertise and varied talents to the group which allows all members to benefit from participation. PERT addresses major Global Sourcing and Supply Chain challenges such as:

  • Making the Transition from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management (January 24, 2017)
  • TCO = Destroy Value? Going Beyond Cost and Applying Next Practices to Create Value (October 13, 2016)
  • How to Attract and Retain the “A” Team? (July 13, 2016)
  • “Black Swan” Risk Management- Mitigating Sudden Changes In Trade, Immigration & Foreign Policy (May9, 2017)
  • Redifining the Role of the CPO (July 11, 2017)
  • How Maximize Value Through Relationships and Governance (October 3, 2017)
  • Sourcing IS Change Management and Sourcing Professional Services (January 23, 2018)
  • Playing the Role of an Internal Consultant and Wave of the Future – Contingent Labor (April 24, 2018)
  • Optimal Organizational Design for Procurement (Including a Center of Excellence) and Global Sourcing In the New Global Political Realities (November 7, 2018)


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