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Ardent Partners’ Annual “CPO Rising” Summit Kicks Off With Powerful Procurement Insights

Ardent Partners’ Annual “CPO Rising” Summit Kicks Off With Powerful Procurement Insights

Leading Procurement Executives from FlexGoogleBiogen, and More Convene to Share Experiences and Best Practices

BOSTON, November 8 — Today, more than 130 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives convened at the historic Harvard Club in Boston to discuss best practices, learn the latest trends, and network and collaborate with like-minded peers. The second annual “CPO Rising” Summit, an executive symposium, hosted by the prominent research and advisory firm, Ardent Partners, features an unrivaled lineup of speakers and presentations, all of which will are designed to advance the procurement profession and propel it forward into the next decade.

The event’s agenda, which features two dozen procurement luminaries from global corporations across many industries, will tackle a vast array of exciting topics within the world of supply management. These executives, from NASA, Google, Biogen, Flex, Medtronic, New York City, and more, will speak about:

  • The Imperative to work in real time
  • Creating big value from innovative big data strategies
  • Driving and fostering organizational agility
  • Critical procurement technology trends and innovation
  • The impact of the evolving non-employee workforce (and Gig Economy) on procurement and the enterprise
  • And much more!

“Today’s competitive market pressures and unprecedented innovation requires a perpetual reevaluation of current procurement operations,” says Andrew Bartolini, chief research officer and managing partner at Ardent Partners. “To keep pace with the competition, chief procurement officers must be able to quickly shift organizational priorities and leverage value and visibility from their technology investments. The CPO Rising 2017 Summit is an ideal forum for procurement leaders from around the world to meet and learn from the CPOs who have done just that.”

The first day of this two day conference includes the CPO Honors Gala dinner that presents awards to six Chief Procurement Officers and procurement teams for their outstanding 2017 performance and/or their lifetime contributions to the profession.

This exclusive summit is sponsored by SAP FieldglassGEPCoupaZeroChaosSAP AribaEC SourcingAcquiireIvaluaDetermine, and Scout RFP. For more information on the CPO Rising 2017 Summit, please visit

About Ardent Partners

Ardent Partners is a leading industry analyst firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive Best-in-Class performance and accelerate organizational transformation for procurement and finance departments. Ardent Partners’ analysts have decades of experience conducting and publishing primary research that help  leaders in procurement, supply management, and financial operations make smarter decisions and improve their performance. To learn more about the company, visit

Media Contact:

Andrew Bartolini

Tel. 617-752-1728

Date: 11/8/17


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