Intelligent source to pay: making good on the AI promise to bring actionable insights for procurement


Many are investing in artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation, but how do these IT innovations bring real benefit to everyday procurement?

This webinar covered the latest thinking in AI development, where AI can be applied to really assist procurement and finance on cost reduction, as well as how to eliminate process friction and transforming outcomes through enhanced AI.

Brought to you in partnership with CIPS. This webinar has completed. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the CIPS YouTube Channel.

What you’ll learn
  • The latest thinking in AI development – applied to the supply side of business
  • Where A.I. can be applied to really assist procurement and finance - on cost reduction
  • Eliminating process friction and transforming outcomes through enhanced AI
  • Automation and RPA case study knowledge share

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About the speakers


Chris Smith is the chief revenue officer at Medius with global top-line responsibility based in Brisbane. Medius a leading global provider of eProcurement and AP Automation solutions.

The group has over 400 employees and offices in Sweden (HQ), the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Poland.

Previously, Chris was Director and Board Member at Wax Digital, also responsible for global sales, account management, bid management and partner network.

Wax Digital were acquired by Medius at the end of 2019.


Ben Ludik is Head of Procurement and Property, Finance and Corporate Services at Water Corporation. Qualified MBA, Masters & Honours in Industrial/Organisation Psychology & B-degree in Industrial Relations & Commerce. Certified MCIPS and CIPS ANZ CPSC, APICS/ASCM CSCP & Black Belt Lean Six Sigma.

Thirty years’ global & regional cross industry experience covering strategy, strategic transformation, business improvement, digital capability development & automation, strategic sourcing, procure2pay, integrated supply chain, fleet & facilities assets & operations management.

Case Study

Ben Ludik will detail the procurement & supply chain digital transformation & automation evolving journey, with project specific case study reference & focus on Robotics Process Automation (RPA).