Modern Era versus Stone Age

Modern Era versus Stone Age

How much digitization, algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is too much? Companies evaluating a procurement solution for their business often question their degree of innovation. A big step towards transparency seems to be sufficient for most companies – but then comes “Mr. Know-it-all” and reports on the latest achievements in high-tech. This makes us feel ...


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...like we are still dressed in fur with a club in our hand, ready to fight dinosaurs. Additionally, “Mr. Know-It-All” only speaks in terms and foreign words and tries to impress us with his broad expertise. Unfortunately, this previous mentioned “expert” is not a rare species at all. If a vendor is about to develop innovations, he wants the entire world to know about it – with the side effect of presenting himself superior to everyone else. What happens then? We send off the heroes of digitization by stating: “Great, a wonderful race car you have there, but we’re actually looking for a reliable touring car that will comfortable bring us to our destination." The Guru of digitization then...