The Shape of Procurement: How technology and the pace of change are transforming procurement

The pace of change is picking up speed in procurement departments. Procurement leaders are faced with huge opportunities for transformation, but understanding all the possibilities, technologies, as well as the risks involved can be a challenge. What will the future of procurement look like?

In this webinar, we will explore current trends that are shaping the future of procurement with an experienced procurement leader Yaron Nadbornik, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at SATO. We will kick off our conversation from the recent findings from the 2018 ProcureCon Benchmarking Survey, which summarized the thinking of 100 CPOs around Europe.  

Taking it from there on, we’ll dive into the hot topics of procurement transformation and discuss fresh trends such as:

  • the shift in procurement priorities from cost savings toward increasing efficiency, innovation and growth
  • the commoditization of basic procurement categories
  • the value of deepening collaboration with suppliers

Reflecting on real-life examples, we’ll share our views of how these trends may change the procurement function and what the impact could be to our day-to-day work. Join the discussion to gain some insights and start planning a roadmap for the future of procurement in your organization.

Who should attendThis webinar is for procurement professionals who want to have food for thought for planning their next steps in procurement transformation, and need to make sense of the future opportunities, technologies, and risks in their field.


Duration: 45 minutes




Yaron Nadbornik
Yaron Nadbornik
Chief Procurement Officer, SATO

Yaron is an experienced procurement leader having successfully designed and implemented large sourcing strategies ramp up and transformation projects. Very familiar with end-to-end spend analysis, he understands why categorizing third-party vendor spend is important in identifying opportunities and achieving sustainable and holistic procurement transformation. In his current role, Yaron is often a problem solver required to visualize the entire supply chain while quickly identifying the potential or actual high impact failure points. He is continuously developing and implementing sourcing strategies to help improve the service driven processes overall while ensuring continuous and sustainable cost reductions through vendors network development and cost framework revamping.

Rowan Lemley
Rowan Lemley
Head of Product Marketing, OpusCapita

Rowan has more than 10 years of experience in the purchase-to-pay arena. During this time, he has managed the go-to-market for a diverse set of portfolios including Accounts Payable Automation, B2B Networks, Financing Services, E-procurement and Product Information Management.