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CPOs on the Rise  // Posts tagged as "CPOs on the Rise"

The Making of a Chief Procurement Officer

Publisher’s Note: We at Ardent Partners are still pretty jazzed from our second annual CPO Rising procurement executive summit, which we wrapped up less than 24 hours ago. It was an engaging, enlightening, and rewarding couple of days at the Harvard Club of Boston, and we’re all grateful to our community of procurement leaders and practitioners who attended...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Introducing Walter Charles of Biogen

Walter Charles III is the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at Biogen. As the article below highlights, he is also a highly-successful innovator who has consistently over-delivered in every procurement role that he has held. He’s also been the CPO of three Fortune 250 companies. We are very fortunate to have Walter as one of the speakers at...

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The Top Ten Reasons to Attend the CPO Rising 2017 Summit

There is now one month until The CPO Rising 2017 Summit, Ardent Partners’ annual procurement symposium. Have you registered yet? There are only a few days left to take advantage of the best pricing available (October 15). Why should you attend? Here are 10 reasons: 1. The unmatched lineup of top speakers…from Google, NASA, Flex, BD,...

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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 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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Learn from the Best: Great Speakers Fill the Agenda at the CPO Rising 2017 Summit

Learn from and Network with Top Chief Procurement Officers It may not surprise you, but I honestly believe that the speaker roster we’re assembling for our CPO Rising 2017 Summit is unrivaled and even better than last year’s star-studded lineup. As you know by now, on November 8 and 9, Ardent Partners will host the CPO Rising...

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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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CPO News – June 23, 2017

NIU Names Antoinette Bridges Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management Last week, Northern Illinois University named Antoinette Bridges as its newest Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management, effective July 1. She is currently the Associate Director of Procurement Services and Contract Management, and in her new role will be responsible for all procurement and...

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Ardent Partners Announces Theme to Upcoming CPO Conference

Boston in June is a great place to be…. But this year, Boston in November is the place for all CPOs and those that aspire to the role to be too. That’s because Ardent Partners is hosting its annual CPO Rising 2017 Summit on November 8 and 9 at the historic Harvard Club in Boston’s Back...

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CPO Rising 2017 – Bridging the Technology Gap

We recently published my twelfth annual CPO-themed report. Today’s article is part of an ongoing series focused on the report’s key findings. You can get the report here (registration required). Bridging The Technology Gap Major technological change does not simply pervade the modern world, it has come to define it. Today’s blistering pace of innovation makes...

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