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CPO  // Posts tagged as "CPO"

NEW Survey: The State of Procurement 2018 – Age of Intelligence

I am pleased to announce that the survey for our annual “State of Procurement and the CPO” report is now open. If you have 15 minutes to spare today or later this week to complete the survey, I would be most appreciative. By taking the survey, you have an opportunity to help advance the collective knowledge of...

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Call for Speakers for the CPO Rising 2018 Summit

Our Call for Speakers for the CPO Rising 2018 Summit Ardent Partners has already started looking for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and other procurement executives from all industries and geographies to deliver keynote presentations, lead breakout sessions, participate on an executive panel, or host a Roundtable discussion at the CPO Rising 2018 Summit to be held on...

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What is the State of Procurement Tech in 2018? And What are the Procurement Trends and Predictions? Last Chance to Find Out!

Tonight, the President of the United States will travel to Capital Hill to deliver the annual State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress and the American people. It is an American tradition, and a celebrated moment for presidential administrations, legislators, and the electorate. It is a chance for presidents to triumphantly reflect on the...

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CPO News – January 26, 2018

Welcome to the Winter 2017-2018 edition of CPO News! There are lots of stories to cover today, so grab yourself a cup of coffee and ease into the weekend with us. Got any procurement news to share? Drop us a line at editor at cporising dot com. Thanks, and enjoy! Oyekanmi Named SVP of Global Sourcing...

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New Procurement Toys for the New Year (and Last Webinar of 2017)!

Before you head out for the holiday break, please join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini for a complimentary webinar, New Procurement Toys for the New Year, on Tuesday, December 19th at 2 PM EST, sponsored by GEP. We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice…. Whether they’ve been “naughty” or “nice” this year, all supply management...

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Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (Report Download)

Ardent Partners and Determine, the Indiana-based source-to-settle and contact lifecycle management solution provider, recently teamed up to produce one of Ardent’s newest reports, Better Together: Linking CLM with SIM to Improve Third-Party Risk Management (click to download). If you’re a procurement leader or practitioner and you grapple with the liabilities and risks associated with supplier contracts and...

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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! 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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CPO News – October 6, 2017

Former Atlanta CPO Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Accepted Bribes In April, we brought you a story out of Atlanta concerning Adam Smith, the former Chief Procurement Officer who was terminated from his position after the FBI raided his office and home. His termination came amidst bribery and corruption allegations surrounding the city of Atlanta’s procurement operations. On...

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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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