CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The greatest innovators know that when it comes to game-changing ideas, the biggest leaps forward never happen in isolation. With this in mind, Procurious.com, the leading global online business network for procurement and supply chain professionals, is bringing its digital think tank event, the Big Ideas Summit, back to Chicago on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
At Big Ideas Summit Chicago, 50 of the top minds in procurement will connect, collaborate, and innovate during this one-day only event, with procurement pros from across the globe joining the live digital experience online.
"By understanding both the internal needs of our businesses and the ever-changing nature of the supply market, procurement is uniquely placed to guide our businesses into the future," said Tania Seary, Founding Chairman of Procurious. "Big Ideas not only provides a 360 degree vision of the procurement and supply chain environment from the people who know it best, but also empowers these ambitious individuals, from wherever they are in the world, to stay on the leading edge through insights from our speakers, who are counted among the world's most dynamic thinkers."
Procurement and supply chain professionals are invited to participate in this groundbreaking Summit online and connect with thousands of others around the world, as well as senior executives, thought leaders and CPOs – all from the comfort of their own offices or homes.
By registering as Digital Delegates, participants will be able to connect directly with other attendees, soak-up thoughtful opinions, participate in insightful discussion, connect with influencers, access exclusive podcasts and interviews, and share their Big Ideas with the Procurious community.
Digital Delegates will also have the chance to see the fantastic keynote speakers in action and hear 'Interviews from the Sidelines' with CPO attendees via live stream during the physical Summit at the Wit Chicago on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Featured speakers include:
- Social Entrepreneur and Author Matt Tenney
- Pat McCarthy, SVP, GM, SAP Ariba
- Doug Leeby, Chief Executive Officer, Beeline
- Daniel Perry, Global Alliances Director, EcoVadis
- ISM CEO Tom Derry
- Sibylline CEO Justin Crump
- Oliver Campbell, Director, Worldwide Procurement and Packaging, Dell
- Elizabeth Linder, Author and former Politics and Government Specialist, Facebook
- Chris Sawchuck, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group
Partnering with Procurious on this year's event are SAP Ariba, offering source-to-pay procurement and supply chain cloud solutions; sustainability rating and performance monitoring company EcoVadis; and Beeline, specialists in contingent workforce solutions.
"We encourage top CPOs and procurement professionals to join in the conversation with us, share their big ideas, and play a role in crowdsourcing innovative solutions for the future of procurement. We look forward to your joining us online!" said Ms. Seary.
Procurious (procurious.com) is the world's first online business community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals. It's a hub to advance your career, develop your skills and expand your global professional network. With 30,000+ members from around the globe, Procurious aims to empower procurement leaders to connect, collaborate and take a more innovative professional outlook. Think of Procurious as a professional network, news and knowledge hub, learning and career center, all in one place. Procurious Founding Chairman Tania Seary has been named by IBM as a Futurist, and by Supply Chain Dive as the 2016 Influencer of the Year.
Contact: Erin Vadala, Warner Communications