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Voice of the CPO: Highlights from the CPO Rising 2017 Summit

Missed the event? Hear the highlights! Register for our complimentary webinar on November 21 at 2:00 PM EST (click to register). On November 8 & 9, more than 130 Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement professionals came together in Boston for “CPO Rising 2017,” an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. During this day-and-a-half executive symposium,...

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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 Flex, Google, Biogen, 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,...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back CPO Rising Hall of Famer, Hal Good

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome back Harold “Hal” Good, a lifelong procurement practitioner, procurement “luminary,” and CPO Rising Hall of Famer, to CPO Rising 2017. He will host an Expert Roundtable session entitled, “How the “Internet of Things” Will Impact Procurement in the Next Five Years.” Hal is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of Chief Procurement Officer...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back John Zagata of Enbridge

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome John Zagata, Director of Indirect Goods and Services for Enbridge, back to Boston in a week for The CPO Rising 2017 Summit. John will deliver a presentation entitled, “From Inception to Success: A Three-Year Contingent Workforce Journey,” in which he will share how he and his team developed, implemented, and enhanced a...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Introducing Jeffrey Ball, CPO of Digital First Media

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Ball, Chief Procurement Officer of Digital First Media, to CPO Rising 2017. Jeff will deliver a presentation entitled “Putting the ‘Strategic’ in Strategic Procurement” on Day 1 of the event. We sat down with Jeff to learn about his background, his views on what makes procurement strategic, and to get...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back Bill Michels

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome back to CPO Rising Bill Michels, CEO at Aripart Consulting and a longtime procurement practitioner. We had the chance to catch up with Bill recently to get his thoughts on supplier innovation. The following is a transcript of our interview, edited for brevity and clarity. Andrew Bartolini: Bill, welcome back to...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Introducing Walter Charles of Biogen

Walter Charles III is the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at Biogen. As the article below highlights, he is also a highly-successful innovator who has consistently over-delivered in every procurement role that he has held. He’s also been the CPO of three Fortune 250 companies. We are very fortunate to have Walter as one of the speakers at...

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The Top Ten Reasons to Attend the CPO Rising 2017 Summit

There is now one month until The CPO Rising 2017 Summit, Ardent Partners’ annual procurement symposium. Have you registered yet? There are only a few days left to take advantage of the best pricing available (October 15). Why should you attend? Here are 10 reasons: 1. The unmatched lineup of top speakers…from Google, NASA, Flex, BD,...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back Bill McNally of NASA

Last year, we were fortunate to have Bill McNally, deputy chief acquisition officer at NASA, who directs procurement across the entire space agency, join Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit. He and his panel were such a hit at last year’s event (and on an IBM-sponsored CPO Roundtable Series) that we’re welcoming Bill back to...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Introducing Uldis Sipols

I’ve known Uldis Sipols for many years and am pleased to announce that he will be serving as the Chairperson on Day One of the CPO Rising 2017 Summit. Uldis began his 40-year career in procurement in the way that many people in the industry do – he sort of stumbled into it. After earning his MBA...

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