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Procurement Influencer Series: Jack Mulloy of BuyerQuest – Part I

Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript of an interview by Andrew Bartolini with Jack Mulloy, CEO of BuyerQuest. Some of the questions have been edited for brevity and clarity. Jack Mulloy has spent the better part of his career in the enterprise procurement space. After earning his BS in Business, Accounting, and Management from Miami University...

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The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report… is Now Available

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade, which is part of an ongoing dialogue that my team and I have had with Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement leaders for more than a decade (I began writing a version of this report in 2006). Over the next few...

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Announcing The CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade Report

I consider myself very lucky in that I really enjoy my work. And, of all of the things that I look forward to each year, working on our annual CPO Rising research study ranks right at the top. As such, I am very pleased to announce to you today that Ardent Partners’ CPO Rising 2017:...

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SNEAK PREVIEW – CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade (Webinar)

Join Ardent Partners on Thursday, April 27 at 2 PM EST for a 30-minute, sneak-peak webinar on our forthcoming benchmark research report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade (click to register). Attendees of this webinar will gain a comprehensive view into what is happening in the world of procurement and discover the industry’s hot trends and key...

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The Cognitive Procurement “Ecosystem”

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a preview of an Ardent Partners research report, Cognitive Procurement: The Age of Intelligence, sponsored by IBM Watson Commerce. Interested readers can download this exciting and informative report by clicking here. What a year 2016 was! Apart from Brexit, the Olympics, and the U.S. Presidential Election, 2016 bore witness to the...

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The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department – Report Preview!

Ardent Partners, in conjunction with Zycus, is pleased to present this research report, The ROI of a Best-in-Class Procurement Department. Interested readers can access the report with our compliments by clicking here. Leading executives today understand that a top-performing procurement operation can deliver a competitive advantage. But the simple truth is that a majority of business leaders have never...

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SAP Ariba Live: Making Supply Risk Management Awesome

Earlier this week, Andrew Bartolini and I attended the annual SAP Ariba LIVE conference at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is one of the industry’s largest (~3200 estimated attendees) and covers many topics and trends, like innovation, customer success stories, and inspiring words from business leaders and practitioners. This year’s Live was particularly inspiring, with speakers from...

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Chief Procurement Officers: Developing Procurement Mastery

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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A Portrait of the CPO as a Young Man or Woman

CPO Rising 2017: Tools of The Trade – Ardent Partners conducts an annual procurement-themed market research study each year and this is it. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of the entire procurement profession AND get a copy of the full report when it publishes in March. If...

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How CIOs and CPOs Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love Innovation

Editor’s Note: This article is based upon Ardent Partners’ recent report, The CPO and CIO’s New Approach to Evaluating Enterprise Technology (sponsored by Coupa). Click to download (registration required). Historically, most Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) have led their respective organizations independently of one another and focused their resources and efforts accordingly....

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