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November’s a Great Time to ReThink

17th October 2022

Rethink. Thinking again. How many times over the last two or three years have we had course to do that? And if you’re an organisation determined to maintain business continuity and grow, that thinking has encompassed supply chain strategy, exposure to risk, the great resignation and how your company can react. But reaction is not enough. We need companies that are capable of being proactive. If the last few years have taught us anything, we know that we need to be ready to respond quickly to events that can blindside us. Of course, we can’t predict what the next crisis will be, but we can take a long hard look at the present and make sure it’s not setting us up to fail in the future.

Companies Thrive on Innovative Thinking

And that’s what Proactis ReThink is all about – giving insight into how companies can thrive on innovative thinking. The free to attend, two-day event on 8th-9th November is online again this year. Despite the beauty of being able to meet again face-to-face, there’s still plenty to be said for remaining online – ease of, or rather, no travel and a wide net of procurement and finance professionals to tap into and connect with globally.

Winning Hearts and Minds on the Way to 2030
And the agenda is alight with some great speakers, some familiar with the Network, like Michael Ryan, founder of Finance Transformation UK, who on day two will touch on the importance of winning hearts and minds if you want your implementation to be a success, and well-known procurement leader, Dave Jones who’ll be looking at the future of procurement as we move closer to 2030. Goodness. 2030!

Alongside these sessions, we’d also recommend pulling up a chair and grabbing a ringside seat for Rob Topping’s presentation on the P2P benefits the Jockey Club’s shared services centre made from going digital. Everyone’s looking to make efficiency gains and stay compliant – and this tale takes you through the journey of a company that has.

Different Strokes for Different Folks!
But it doesn’t follow the same path for everyone. Despite the same drivers, each organisation’s approach and starting point will be unique. Take Magnox for example. The organisation which manages 12 nuclear sites across the UK was largely paper-based and knew they needed to change. Their session – From Manual to Fully Automated is a must watch. Ultimately, the conversation nods to the fact that no matter what your current processing looks like, it’s important to both do your homework upfront about your own processes and understand where you want to get to, and crucially, whether you company culture will fit in with your chosen solution provider. Essential in our view.

Does the Future Depend on Digital Investment?
So, does the future depend on digital investment? Well, we suggest coming along to join what’s likely to be a lively debate in the panel discussion on day two with our MD Ellen Leith, Peter Smith, former MD Spend Matters and business author, Peter Morley, Director Moore Insight and Proactis UK Commercial Solutions Director, Illija Ugrinic, and hear their take on the topic.

And if all that’s not enough to tempt you, the Proactis team have excelled themselves in getting both Baroness Karen Brady OBE to open the ReThink event and Sally Gunnell OBE to close the two days off with a bang!

Register Today and Network with Your Peers
So, the two days really does offer up some fantastic content for you to take part in. Of course, we’re all used to online events now, but make sure you bring your networking head with you and ask questions, network virtually with your peers and no doubt you’ll see some familiar names and faces. Chat to the event partners and Proactis team in the virtual exhibition hall and take your chance to speak to some of the leading players in the Finance and Procurement world.

See you there!

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