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Case Studies  // Posts tagged as "Case Studies"

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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CPO Insider: Four Lessons Learned, Our CPO Reflects Part I

Over the past four months, Ardent Partners has presented one Chief Procurement Officer’s insightful and fascinating foray into a procurement outsourcing project that has gone terribly wrong. [Readers can review all eleven articles in the “CPO Insider” series by clicking here.] What started out as a larger corporate initiative to reduce headcount and increase savings and efficiencies devolved...

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Ardent Partners Welcomes Jacob Larsen of Maersk Group to CPO Rising 2016!

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks we will highlight some of the outstanding executives that are presenting at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit. Today we continue the series with an in-depth look at another one of our fantastic speakers. Enjoy! Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Jacob Gorm Larsen, Head of Digital Procurement at Maersk Group, as...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 11) – Situation Normal….

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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From CFO to CEO: A Conversation with Louie Psallidas of Uno’s (II) – (CPOR-16 Speaker Spotlight)

Over the next few weeks we will highlight some of the outstanding executives that are presenting at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit. It is fitting that we commence this series with our CEO Keynote Speaker. Ardent Partners is excited to announce CEO Louie Psallidas as a keynote speaker at the upcoming CPO Rising 2016 Summit this March 29...

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From CFO to CEO: A Conversation with Louie Psallidas of Uno’s (I) – (CPOR-16 Speaker Spotlight)

Over the next few weeks we will highlight some of the outstanding executives that are presenting at the CPO Rising 2016 Summit. It is fitting that we commence this series with our CEO Keynote Speaker. Ardent Partners is excited to announce CEO Louie Psallidas as a keynote speaker at the upcoming CPO Rising 2016 Summit this March 29...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 10) – Fast & Furious

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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CPO Insider: Procurement Outsourcing (Episode 9) – The Tip of the Iceberg

In many ways, our upcoming event, The CPO Rising 2016 Summit, epitomizes the research and work we have done for years, working with, advising, and surveying thousands of Chief Procurement Officers (“CPOs”) with the aim of producing the type of insight that helps procurement teams improve their operations and results. As a prelude to our...

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Procurement’s Function at NASA

Over the past several months, Ardent Partners and IBM-Emptoris have worked to bring together several best-in-class chief procurement officers around specific themes with the express aim of garnering the best ideas, strategies, and practices that these industry-renowned experts use to drive top-flight results at their respective enterprises. Each roundtable is conducted via phone, recorded, and...

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Procurement Influencer Series: Gregory Mark of Hubwoo

As CEO of Hubwoo, Gregory Mark has witnessed the evolution of procurement technologies from the dot com bubble and burst to e-invoicing and e-procurement to spend analytics and the cloud. Mark began his career in the industry fifteen years ago at Commerce One, where as Vice President, he ran CommerceOne.net, as well as the Marketplace Management Group,...

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