We wanted to alert or Supply Chain Matters readers that Executive Editor and Independent Supply Chain and B2B Industry Analyst Bob Ferrari will be attending the IBM’s Empower 2016 conference this week in Orlando starting Tuesday evening.

This conference features IBM procurement specialists focusing on education networking and discussions on all things Procurement and on the application of advanced technologies across sourcing, contracts and other procurement related business processes. One of the usual highlights of this event is the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) luncheon that features an exchange of challenges, opportunities and best practices across multi-industry settings.

If readers are planning on attending this week’s event, please say hello during any of the networking sessions.

Supply Chain Matters will also feature an upcoming commentary on impressions of this conference as well as IBM Emptoris technology.