Digital impact award

Winner: MTN

Entry Overview

Drawing on cutting-edge technologies including chatbots, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and natural language processing, MTN procurement’s digitalization initiatives have helped position the function as a vital strategic partner to the wider business. The company’s Gessica digital assistant has slashed cycle times by 80%, while its game theory-driven Decision Support Application has proved invaluable in analysing bids and supporting negotiations on tenders worth more than $1bn. Judges were impressed by the sophistication of MTN’s technology and the value it was able to deliver.

Press release

Official announcement of the World Procurement Awards 2023 winners and highly commended along with reflections from the judges

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Judges’ feedback

“Very impressive combination of different technologies to both analyze data but then deploy AI and RPA to optimize sourcing events.”

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