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CPO News – July 7, 2015

Vora Ventures Names Carol Hays as VP of Strategic Sourcing Services On June 11, Vora Ventures, a Cincinnati-based private-equity firm that invests in up and coming IT providers, announced that it has named Carol Hays Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Solutions for one of Vora Ventures’ subsidiaries, KoncertIT. In her new role, Hays will bring her nearly 40 years...

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AribaLIVE 2015: Looking to the Future of Business Commerce

[Publisher's Note: Today’s article is an analysis of two similar but separate presentations delivered by Ariba executives at their user conferences this spring. The first was at AribaLIVE in Las Vegas (April 7-9), the second was at AribaLIVE Munich (June 8-10).] We live in a global world. Ariba is a global platform. We can do...

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Two Days With Beeline and the Future of the Extended Workforce

[Editor’s note: Last week, resident contingent workforce management (CWM) expert and Ardent Partners research director, Christopher J. Dwyer, joined Vendor Management System (VMS) provider Beeline for their annual user conference on sunny Amelia Island in Florida. Today’s article is Christopher’s recap of the event and insights from the two-day conference, which drew nearly 110 attendees...

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ISM at 100: The Hidden Risks Lurking Within Supplier Relationships

Ardent Partners’ analyst team attended the 100th annual Institute for Supply Management (ISM)conference in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. Risk, in many of its forms, was a regular topic throughout the event – from Dr. Robert Gates’ opening keynote on global instability, to discussions about conflict minerals compliance, food risk, contract risk, and sustainability issues that...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Building the Next-Gen CWM Program

[Editor’s note: Readers of CPO Rising know that the site’s contributors often present their thought leadership ideas, research findings, and industry insights on webcasts throughout the year. Today’s article is a brief preview of “Building the Next-Generation Contingent Workforce Management Program,” an upcoming webinar hosted by ZeroChaos and featuring Ardent Partners’ resident contingent workforce management...

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AvidXchange’s Payables Revolution

As Mike Praeger, CEO of AvidXchange, took the stage to introduce the final session of the two-dayRevolution Conference held this week in Costa Mesa, Calif., he both cheered and encouraged the large audience. “A revolution has begun and you’re a part of it,” Praeger said. “Now we all need to take what we’ve started here together...

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ISM at 100: Conflict Minerals Compliance – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Ardent Partners’ analyst team attended the 100th annual Institute for Supply Management (ISM)conference in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. Risk, in many of its forms, was a regular topic throughout the event – from Dr. Robert Gates’ opening keynote on global instability, to discussions about conflict minerals compliance, food risk, contract risk, and sustainability issues over...

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ISM at 100: Robert Gates on Global Stability and Supply Risk

[Editor's note: the views expressed by Dr. Robert Gates do not necessarily reflect the views of Ardent Partners or its employees. Our goal with this piece is to present a view of global supply risk from someone who is outside the profession of supply management but who is well versed in the language of global...

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IBM Empower 2015: Back to the Future

In 2006, I attended my first Emptoris Empower conference as an industry analyst. The company, of course, has changed significantly since then, most notably via two acquisitions (IBM acquired the company in early 2012). Over the next nine years, I attended seven or eight of the conferences including the last few years when it was...

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ISM at 100: A Conversation with Tom Derry

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet with Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), at its 100 thannual conference in Phoenix, Arizona (Matt York, our editor, sat in and helped capture the highlights and write this article). Being a milestone year for ISM, the mood was relaxed and upbeat on the morning that I...

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