Dean’s Evening at GISMA Business School
On May 3rd, GISMA held another successful Dean’s Evening.
Rainer Veith, Director Corporate Procurement Energy Generation and Services at Uniper Energy, delivered a lecture on how digitalization has transformed the procurement function in recent years.
He drew from his experience in setting up and developing state-of-the-art procurement departments in the energy, automotive and construction sectors to conclude that digitalization will drive and further accelerate the transformation in procurement. Companies will streamline the transactional/operational procurement, but strategic procurement will increase significantly in importance and value contribution.
The audience included GISMA alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as representatives from companies such as Sennheiser, Volkswagen, and Wagner Group. They were an engaged and animated audience, asking many interesting and challenging questions.
Alumnus Kristina Horn said that the delivery of such informed lectures on contemporary topics from the frontline offered a unique way for business schools to engage with all their stakeholders and gave access to life-long learning, which today defines professional life.
Afterwards participants had the opportunity to network and further discuss the talk over refreshments.