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CPO  // Posts tagged as "CPO"

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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Webinar! Strategic Spend Management: Best-in-Class Strategies for CPO Success

Join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, and special guests from BuyerQuest and Kimberly-Clark in an exclusive webinar on Wednesday, September 27th at 2 PM ET, sponsored by BuyerQuest, where they will discuss the Best-in-Class strategies to improve spend management. Click here to register! Spend under Management refers to the percentage of total enterprise spend (which is comprised of...

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CPO News – September 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: On November 8 & 9, 2017, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers and other business leaders will come together at the Harvard Club in Boston’s Back Bay for the CPO Rising 2017 Summit, an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. The unparalleled speaker panel will highlight procurement-led innovation within the enterprise and across...

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CPO News – August 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: On November 8 & 9, 2017, a select group of Chief Procurement Officers and other business leaders will come together at the Harvard Club in Boston’s Back Bay for the CPO Rising 2017 Summit, an executive symposium brought to you by Ardent Partners. The unparalleled speaker panel will highlight procurement-led innovation within the enterprise and across...

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Ardent Partners Formally Launches The CPO Rising 2017 Summit

The two-day executive symposium is designed to help procurement organizations improve performance and drive innovation. BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) July 27, 2017 The advances of the procurement profession and the rise of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are hallmark business achievements of the early 21st Century. Despite the rise of the CPO, however, many procurement organizations struggle...

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Gregg Brandyberry: Profile of a CPO Rising Hall-of-Famer

Editor’s Note: Today on CPO Rising, we revisit the long and illustrious career of Gregg Brandyberry, President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and one of three members of the CPO Rising Hall of Fame Charter Class of 2016. Ardent Partners will induct a second CPO Rising Hall of Fame class at this year’s CPO Rising Procurement Executive Summit...

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Looking Back, Around, and Ahead on Procurement Technology Adoption

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report, CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). In procurement as in other facets of business, it is important to consider the organizational mindset for action...

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