While we eagerly await the first videos from the Big Ideas Summit to appear, we recap on a jam-packed day. How much of it did you catch?
Our man Jordan Early set the scene for all of our ‘Digital Delegates’ who followed along on Twitter, Facebook, and Procurious.
Sarah Trota, 2013 Personnel Today HR director of the year, talked us through creating ‘alchemy’ using people in organisations.
Sigi Osagie got us all thinking about changing our perspective.
Have you got a business card? Is it a business card or a blank card? Change your perspective and get thinking about the other side of things…
Rio Tinto’s CFO, Chris Lynch took to the floor to discuss Big Ideas in Big Companies, crucially – where do Big Ideas come from?
Chris taught us not to treat your suppliers as a resource to cut costs, but someone that you can work with to generate Big Ideas… Old St Labs Mark Perera also streamed the session live on Periscope for ardent social media fans.
Keep your eyes peeled for a blog series from Chris on Procurious soon.
In the first of our ‘Big Ideas’ panel discussions Sigi Osagie, Helen MacKenzie, Andrew MacAskill and Sarah Trota took to the stage to provide their perspectives on authentic leadership, and the challenges of trekking through the procurement jungle.
Ahead of Big Ideas 2015, we ran a competition to win an iPad mini for our community to invite 10 members to join the site. The winners were announced at the Summit and they are:
(And there is Sergio collecting his prize in person!)
Chris Sawchuk from The Hackett Group thinks procurement can learn from UBER
Here are a few top insights from his session:
– Innovation should be seen as a top priority in the organisation
– How do we build agility into our procurement organisations?
– If we can’t predict what’s going to happen, we need to be more agile to respond
– Be responsive and put the customer at the centre of everything we do
Jordan Early reckoned the ‘Where are our blind spots?’ panel discussion that featured Tim Hughes, Olinga Ta’eed, Giles Breault, Jason Busch, Nic Walden and Lance Younger was the best procurement panel he’d ever heard.
It was certainly a heated affair… the reverberations of which were felt on Twitter!
Tania Seary rounded off our keynotes with a call to action to the profession to set their egos aside, collaborate, share ideas and pull together for the betterment of procurement. Procurement needs to be “ego-less, collaborative and full of T-shaped people”…
The day itself may now be over, but the debate and discussions are still being amplified online. Here’s a teardown we’ve done of #BigIdeas2015 reach on social thus far… What Twitter was saying about Big Ideas
And if that’s not enough reading material for you, here’s a handy list of related stories you might have missed on ‘Big Ideas’: