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Procurement and Sourcing

  • Global Supply Chain Risk Report: Insights and Findings from Q1 2018
    Global Supply Chain Risk Report: Insights and Findings from Q1 2018 Dr Heather Skipworth and Dr Emel Aktas, Cranfield School of Management Jun 26 2018 11:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Join this webinar, led by experts from Cranfield School of Management to hear the results of the Q1 Global Supply Chain Risk Report.

    The Global Supply Chain Risk Report is a joint study by Cranfield School of Management’s Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Dun & Bradstreet, which investigates the level of supply chain risk faced by European companies with international supplier relationships.

    Analysis has been carried out using data supplied by Dun & Bradstreet, which included around 600,000 anonymous transactions between European buyers and their suppliers who were located in more than 150 countries worldwide.

    During the webinar, we will focus on the Q1 2018 report, published in June 2018. We will cover the background, the key findings and practical implications for procurement professionals.

    Register now to learn:

    - The level of supply risk in Q1 2018
    - The differences across key industry sectors and how this should be considered in procurement decisions
    - How dependency on key suppliers changed compares with the previous quarter
  • Are Migration Tools a Puzzle or Perfect Lego Blocks?
    Are Migration Tools a Puzzle or Perfect Lego Blocks? Kalpan Raval, Global Lead, Migration Tooling Segment, AWS, Andy Furner Global Lead, Partner Migration Program, AWS Jun 28 2018 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The AWS Migration tooling segment team has invented migration tool packages that serve three key business objectives.

    First, technology choice using competent tools from our ecosystem and AWS migration platform, with a tool recommender that helps customers identify the right tools to achieve their business objectives.

    Second, speed of procurement with "Single click" to procure the tools right from AWS Marketplace.

    Finally, the cost of migration with highly discounted tools that reduce the workload migration costs by 25 - 30%.

    In this session, we explain how our customers and SI partners can leverage these packages to enable the frictionless migration of thousands of workloads into AWS.
  • The Adoption Gap in Learning: How Brain Science Can Bridge the Divide
    The Adoption Gap in Learning: How Brain Science Can Bridge the Divide Todd Maddox, Ph.D Jun 28 2018 5:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    All too often, L&D vendors offer a plethora of tools with no guidance on when to use which tools. The result: weak adoption and sub-optimal learning and performance with no clear path forward. This talk briefly reviews the plethora of exciting new technologies on the L&D market, the psychology and brain science of learning, and a set of best practices for mapping these technologies onto representative learning problems.

    First, we start with a quick tour of the array of technologies available to L&D professional. Next, we offer a primer on the psychology and brain science of learning and discover the multiple distinct learning systems that have evolved in the brain to learn different skills. We conclude by providing an example of an effective mapping from learning tools to learning problem that derives from the learning science.

    By attending this talk, you can bring back to your organization a better understanding of how psychology and brain science can be leveraged to provide a roadmap for successfully training employees.
  • 3 Challenges of Distributed Agile Retrospectives & How to Solve Them
    3 Challenges of Distributed Agile Retrospectives & How to Solve Them Michael Ball-Marian, Agile Expert at CA Technologies Jul 19 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Of all the Agile practices, none is more foundational than the inspect & adapt cycle of the retrospective. Even if you struggle with every other aspect of Agile, if you consistently engage in productive retrospectives, you will get better.

    Industry surveys and studies suggest that 80% or more of Agile organizations have at least some distributed teams. Most of the traditional retrospective methods assume that all team members are co-located.

    Running effective retrospectives for distributed teams presents unique challenges, but also, potentially, some great advantages. In this webinar, Agile coach and Instant Agenda co-founder Michael Ball-Marian will discuss the three greatest challenges to running distributed Agile retrospectives and how to solve them. Michael will share a variety of tips and techniques that you can use in any retrospective, co-located or distributed. Finally, he’ll present a few ways in which a distributed retrospective can actually be better than a co-located one.