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We got wind of the fact that IBM, arguably the world’s most robotically advanced procurement team, is focusing on its employees’ soft skills.
As Justin McBryan, Learning & Development, Strategy, Communications Manager- IBM, explained, why would IBM need a high volume of data scientists in their midst when they have Watson!?
Technological advancements will soon permit the automation of our processes; handling the sourcing and the market intelligence. In this environment, it’s the softer skills procurement professionals must master to ensure a long-term career. That’s thereal skills gap procurement should be worried about!
Ahead of next week’s webinar Beat The Bots – How Being Human Will Win The Day, we outline the specific skills procurement pros should be mastering to prepare for the post-cognitive age, with the help of Justin and our second webinar speaker John Viner Smith, Principal-Mercer.
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