2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Family Robinson Alert! Spend Matters Analyst Team - January 2, 2015 10:18 AM | Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary | Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 Sometimes it’s good to kill the baby as quickly as possible (or as Fat Bastard is fond of saying, “Get in My Belly!”) In 2015, we need to get those digestive juices flowing and start dissolving one group more quickly than others. Fortunately, market forces will take care of this for us. The group we speak of are data scientists and robots, both of which we see happily dying a quick death – or at least we hope. We’re not sure how and when analysts and statisticians donned their “data scientist” lab coats, but let’s please do away with this term ASAP. Yes, it sounds cool, but enough is enough. Similarly, can we please reserve the term “robots” for physical critters powered by AI rather than software that will replace BPO staff? Can we also maybe rename “Robotic Process Automation” to just “automation?” Robots are good for cleaning our office floor (until they get stuck under the table). They also make good pets. But let’s keep them away from procurement. Stay tuned for our full 2015 predictions report, coming soon! Sign up below to receive the full report when it is released! First Name * Last Name * Business Email * Email Opt-in Yes, I would like to receive information and news from Spend Matters. Related Articles2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Solution Prices Are Going Up and Down 2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Small is Beautiful 2015 Spend Matters Prediction: We Need Services! 2015 Spend Matters Prediction: XaaS (More Acronyms – Get Used To It!) 2015 Spend Matters Prediction: PaaS is the New Black2015 Spend Matters Prediction: The M&A Boom Continues 2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Understand How the Direct Side Lives2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Bigger Picture Applications2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Big Friendly Data 2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Happy Millennials2015 Spend Matters Prediction: Opting Into Procurement Activities 2015 Spend Matters Prediction: B2B is About to Meet B2C Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.