Tania Seary 

tanya-searyFounder, Procurious

Entrepreneur. CEO. Mother. Marketer. Wife. Philanthropist.  Public Speaker.  There are many words to describe Tania, but one that comes up over and over is Networker.

In 2016, Tania was recognized by IBM as a #NewWaytoEngage Futurist and named “Influencer of the Year” by Supply Chain Dive. She hosts regular procurement webinars, and presents at high-profile events around the world.

A true procurement entrepreneur, Tania is the Founding Chairman of Procurious, The Faculty and The Source. Throughout her career, Tania has been wholly committed to raising the profile of the procurement profession and connecting its leaders.

Procurious is the world’s first online community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals, which now has 60,000+ followers and members in 140 countries. Providing news, networking, elearning and powering procurement world-firsts, including Big Ideas Summit and Career Boot Camp, Procurious is the global knowledge hub for a new generation of professionals.

Session Details

Beat the Bots: How Being Human Will Win The Day

It’s predicted that by 2020, every important decision, personal or professional, will be made with the assistance of artificial intelligence.

There’s no question that, under these circumstances, the face of procurement is rapidly changing and new skillsets will be required. But does that mean our greatest fear will be realised, robots will seize our jobs and reduce procurement to a back-office function?

We’re taking the more optimistic, and realistic, approach that humans can, and will, win the day!


How will the advancement of cognitive technology be an enabler, not the disabler of your career, allowing you and your team to drive superior results for your organisation?