Industry thought leaders and LevaData customers will gather for an invitation-only sourcing and procurement event

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, today announced that it will host the Cognitive Sourcing Summit on October 26, 2017, in Palo Alto.

“The Summit will also provide unique opportunities for networking and sharing insights.”

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At this invitation-only event, participants will join industry thought leaders and LevaData customers to explore the latest trends in digitization and applied artificial intelligence in strategic sourcing and procurement.

“Our Cognitive Sourcing Summit will provide an excellent venue for LevaData customers and other leaders in our field to come together and discuss digitization trends and opportunities in procurement and sourcing,” said LevaData CEO Rajesh Kalidindi. “The Summit will also provide unique opportunities for networking and sharing insights.”

The opening keynote will be delivered by Ray Wang, Founder and CEO of Constellation Research, author of Disrupting Digital Business and advisor to Global 2000 companies. He will discuss the impact of digital transformation and offer recommendations on how to leverage cognitive sourcing technologies to create competitive advantage.

The closing keynote will be delivered by Dawn Tiura, CEO of Sourcing Industry Group and President of SIG University, the world’s largest association representing Global 1000 companies. Tiura will share her perspective on how leaders can use cognitive sourcing technologies to accelerate innovation and talent development.

Participants will also hear presentations focusing on:

  • Smarter, Faster Decision Making: How to use predictive machine learning and AI technologies in sourcing to create sustainable competitive advantage
  • Crowd-sourced Intelligence: The shift to using peer/community-based intelligence for better insights
  • Market Intelligence: How to sense and react quickly to changing market dynamics
  • Intelligent Assistance: How software can make you more effective at your job

Summit speakers and panelists will include both global thought leaders and industry analysts, and LevaData customers will share their visions for cognitive sourcing within their organizations. Industries represented will include technology, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and aerospace, with attendees representing procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing, and product operations.

Participants are encouraged to request an invitation by October 12.

About LevaData

Delivering applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, LevaData helps global enterprises improve gross margins by reducing supply chain costs, with a focus on delivering transformative solutions. The LevaData Cognitive Sourcing Platform™ senses opportunities and risks, makes recommendations, and automates actions to help customers create sustainable competitive advantage. Customers include leaders in global supply chain organizations, as well as OEMs seeking best-in-class direct materials sourcing practices. LevaData is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit

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