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Press Releases  /  Zuora CEO Headlines Keynote Speakers at Optimal: The AI Conference for Procurement Teams

Zuora CEO Headlines Keynote Speakers at Optimal: The AI Conference for Procurement Teams

January 29, 2021

Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo, procurement futurist Dr. Elouise Epstein, transformation thought leader Joanna Martinez, and master negotiator Matthias Schranner to highlight how AI is transforming procurement

SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 29, 2021/PRLog/Bid Ops and Marcus Evans announced keynotes for Optimal: The AI Conference for Procurement Teams, a one-day virtual conference for modern procurement teams focused on real-world use cases of AI. Optimal’s keynotes offer a platform for thought leaders and industry innovators who are envisioning, inspiring, implementing, and managing the digital transformation of procurement across a diverse range of industries.

“We are honored to host such an all-star group of speakers at Optimal,” said Edmund Zagorin, Bid Ops CEO. “Procurement is rapidly building a powerful business case for AI applications, and this conference is an opportunity to showcase practical real-world examples from innovators around the world.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Zuora Founder and CEO Tien Tzuo, bestselling author and foremost authority on the Subscription Economy
  • Kearney’s leading Procurement Futurist Dr. Elouise Epstein
  • Procurement transformation thought leader Joanna Martinez
  • Master negotiator Matthias Schranner

The conference is designed to offer participants to discuss industry topics, network with peers, win prizes, and attend expert-led development workshops. Workshops will target analysts, Center of Excellence leaders, category managers, process transformation professionals, and data managers.

“The response from the procurement and sourcing community has been incredible,” says Kait Ries, Bid Ops Marketing leader. “We are excited to work with the events team at Marcus Evans to put on a world-class professional development conference, highlighting the work from sourcing heroes with stories from the trenches of digital transformation.”

Attendees can register for free by clicking on this link.

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