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According to a recent Economist Impact survey sponsored by SAP, almost 70% of companies in the Americas have increased their digital transformation budgets in the past year. This technology transformation will help them establish businesses practices that support resilient supply chains and sustainable practices, and elevate the procurement function from supporting cast to strategic leader.

But moving beyond hardware and software, how can these companies establish strategies for hiring people and developing their talents to prevent skill gaps? In their recent book, “Profit from the Source,” Boston Consulting Group thought leaders Christian Schuh, Wolfgang Schnellbächer, Alenka Triplat, and Daniel Weise estimate that getting the human dimension right is 70% of the challenge facing CEOs and CPOs in the retooling and upskilling of their procurement and supply chain teams.

At SAP Spend Connect Live in Dallas, October 24-26, 2022, we will bring together industry experts from SAP’s learning teams, the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), and the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) to help you prepare for this human dimension of transformation.

ASUG: National leaders and members from ASUG’s local Dallas chapter will be on-site in the Spend Connect Live Marketplace. Be sure to join them for peer-to-peer learning, and to hear perspectives from SAP experts and partners from the procurement, supply chain and technology communities of practice. At the ASUG booth in the Marketplace, you can also sign up to become a member of ASUG’s community of 130,000 experts.

SIG: Instructors will present select classes from the renowned SIG University curriculum, including “Next-Generation Third-Party Risk and Relationship Management” by industry thought leader and author Linda Tuck Chapman, and “Introduction to Category Management” by SIG CEO Dawn Tiura. At the SIG booth in the Marketplace, you can also sign up for other SIG University classes on topics such as Supplier Management and Sourcing with a special discount to all event attendees. All these SIG classes can count towards continuing education (CE) credits.

SAP’s learning team: The SAP Learning Hub team will showcase their various end user, practitioner, and expert classes, which range from massive open online courses (MOOCs) to hands-on labs. Prior to the event, use your next Focus Friday to start your learning journey by diving into microlearning around . Then come to Spend Connect Live and let the SAP Learning Hub team create a customized curriculum for you and your colleagues that draws on the 50+ classes available across all of our SAP Spend Management solutions.

French painter Francis Picabia once said, “Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction.” At SAP, we are passionate about the challenges of tomorrow for procurement and supply chain leaders, and we are bringing together the best minds in the industry at Spend Connect Live to help close skills gaps in spend management. Register here to start your journey.

Learn more about what to expect at SAP Spend Connect Live 2022 here.