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Bad Buying: How organisations waste billions
Join us on Tuesday, August 24 for a virtual briefing with WIRED deputy global editorial director Greg Williams and Peter Smith, previous head of procurement at NatWest and author of Bad Buying. Poor practice across the public and private sectors is wasting billions – drawing on real-life inspiration, Smith will explore how we can turn "bad buying" into "good buying", from purchasing technology to procuring multi-million-pound international companies.

In this virtual briefing, Smith will highlight how we can learn from these mistakes and share initiatives that smaller companies and startups can implement to avoid corruption and mismanagement. His specific-industry look into choosing the right suppliers, investing in technology to detect fraud, and getting the company specifications right before creating and scaling up your business is crucial for any founder.

This briefing is part of the WIRED Foresight series.

Designed as an extension of WIRED’s long-running live conference portfolio, these punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event.

Aug 24, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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