Geraint John

Geraint John

VP Analyst
Geraint John is a Research Vice President in Gartner's Supply Chain Operations team, focusing on sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management and supplier risk. He is responsible for helping procurement and supply chain leaders to develop their sourcing capabilities, drive more value from key suppliers and improve the resilience of their supply bases.
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Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST
(07:30 AM - 08:15 AM EDT)
Roundtable: Automating the Procurement Function: How Far Is Too Far?

In their pursuit of greater efficiency and effectiveness, procurement organizations are starting to use artificial intelligence and robotic process automation to augment and replace tasks traditionally done by people. But which activities can really be automated? How far can automation extend into strategic sourcing? And what are the implications for future job roles and staffing levels?

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST
(09:00 AM - 09:30 AM EDT)
Procurement’s Role in Boosting Supply Chain Resilience

The US-China trade war and COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of supply chain resilience in navigating disruptions and meeting customer needs. But what is the role of CPOs and procurement organizations? How can they be more proactive in identifying and mitigating risk exposure, engaging suppliers and ensuring operational supply continuity? This session will provide some answers.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.