Why does NEXT100 exist?

Technology is changing procurement, and the demand for new talent is increasing exponentially. Unfortunately, qualified candidates are often hard to find, and the shortage of talent is about to become an even bigger problem for hiring organizations in the future.

We believe emerging talent is the key. They’re the future, and they can harness new technology, and drive the new wave of procurement transformation. 

Yet too often, the most brilliant people never realize their full potential for making an impact in procurement. Either they are never discovered, become isolated within their organizations, lack access to opportunities to develop their ideas, or face social and economic barriers. At the same time, systems for identifying talent – such as universities and employers – too often rely on existing, traditional networks. We’re leaving countless exceptional people on the sidelines.

Imagine if we could find those talented people, connect them to one another, and provide them with the opportunities they need to solve real problems in procurement. That is the purpose of NEXT100.