Arkestro Color Logo
Arkestro Color Logo
Arkestro Color Logo
Arkestro Color Logo
Arkestro, an AI-powered software, can provide you with multiple capabilities. Check out this comprehensive report from Gartner®.
Press Releases  /  Arkestro Partners With Marcus Evans To Announce Optimal: The AI Conference For Procurement Teams

Arkestro Partners With Marcus Evans To Announce Optimal: The AI Conference For Procurement Teams

December 30, 2020

Optimal to feature experts and thought leaders discussing case studies and playbooks for leveraging AI in procurement across different industries

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec. 30, 2020 /Californer/ –Bid Ops and Marcus Evans are partnering to host Optimal: The AI Conference for Procurement Teams, a one-day virtual conference for procurement teams across different industries interested in learning about the benefits of AI. Optimal is scheduled for March 24, 2021, with a strong focus on education and professional development.

“There is a huge opportunity for modern procurement teams and their stakeholders to benefit from AI,” said Edmund Zagorin, CEO at Bid Ops. “While collaborating with procurement teams at Bel Brands, BASF, UCB Biopharma, Dover Chemical, and Holman ARI, we found a widespread desire for practical examples, use cases, and playbooks focused on AI. That’s why we decided to launch Optimal with a focus on case studies and professional development.”

With education and practical training at the heart of Optimal’s agenda, procurement professionals will be able to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits for attending workshops. Optimal workshops will be led by accredited subject matter experts in procurement analytics, process transformation, digital road mapping, negotiation strategy, sales and operations planning, remote collaboration, supplier diversity, and sustainable and social impact sourcing.

Optimal will welcome a diverse group of business leaders and digital procurement enthusiasts and will also include special sessions led by procurement teams within Bid Ops’ global user community. Attendees can register for free by clicking on this link. The conference organizers will be accepting proposals for workshops and guest speakers through February 1, 2021.

About Arkestro (formerly Bid Ops):
Arkestro is the leading Predictive Procurement Orchestration platform. Built to amplify the impact of procurement’s influence, Arkestro helps enterprises deliver a 2-5x lift on cost savings attributed to everyday purchasing and sourcing cycles. Top enterprises leverage Arkestro’s behavioral science, game theory, and machine learning to predict and win faster value across every category of addressable spend. Learn more at