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

CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda (Exclusive Webinar)

Our Annual CPO Rising report will be publishing soon! But, before it does, you can get an exclusive sneak preview by registering for a new webinar. Report author and Ardent’ Partners Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini is all fired up and ready to deliver a ”world premiere” webinar presentation of his soon-to-be-published study, CPO Rising 2015: The Agility...

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CPO News – March 23, 2015

Synovus Names Kevin Gowen as Chief Information Security Officer Last month, Synovus (NYSE: SNV), a Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company, announced that it has promoted their Chief Procurement Officer and “friend of the site,” Kevin Gowen, to Chief Information Security Officer, effective immediately. A company man, Gowen has been with Synovus for roughly 20 years, joining in 1995 as...

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CPO News – February 19, 2015

US Air Force Suspends FedBid Following VA Procurement Scandal In late January, the United States Air Force announced that it has suspended business relationships with embattled reverse auction services provider, FedBid, and has moved to debar it from conducting future business with the Air Force. The announcement follows FedBid’s involvement in a procurement scandal at the Department...

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CPO News – January 29, 2015

Editor’s note: there was so much news emanating from the procurement and supply management world this month that we decided to run two editions of Chief Procurement Officer News. Enjoy! Rutgers University Students Win Top Prize at ISM Competition In late December, three undergraduate students from Rutgers University – Dwight Gonzales, Sheryll Moser, and Alexandra Preziosi – won...

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CPO News – December 19, 2014

Former Apple Global Supply Manager to Serve Jail Time for Procurement Fraud It has been a long time coming, but we can finally close the book on Paul Shin Devine, the Apple global supply manager arrested and indicted on 23 fraud, conspiracy, and corruption charges (read our initial coverage of the scandal/crime from 2010 Avoiding the Bad...

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CPO News – November 19, 2014

Welcome to November’s edition of CPO News. We’re covering a lot of ground this month, including announcements of Chief Procurement Officers taking the reigns at several companies, several up and coming procurement leaders being recognized for their contribution to procurement, and what some enterprises are doing to diversify their supplier base. We’re also following up...

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Alicia Ralston: Sowing the Seeds of Collaboration at Archer Daniels Midland

This year we have been working to deliver a “CPO Rising Virtual Roundtable” series, sponsored by IBM. Each of the roundtables brings together three or four leading Chief Procurement Officers to discuss a specific topic in depth and share their insights, experiences, plans, and recommendations. In each of these, I serve as host and moderator (click...

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Announcing The 2014 Chief Procurement Officer (“CPO”) Virtual Roundtable Series

I’m pleased to announce the 2014 Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Virtual Roundtable Series and also share the first recorded CPO Roundtable session with you today (click link to listen). Working in concert with IBM, my firm Ardent Partners, is producing a three-part series where we bring together three or four best-in-class Chief Procurement Officers and tackle a...

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CPO News – July 28, 2014

Former Boeing Procurement Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud Ten days ago, former Boeing procurement officer, Deon Anderson, 47 of St. Louis, MO, pled guilty to three counts of federal procurement fraud, including taking bribes in exchange for competitive information and setting a pricing scheme for that information. Between November 2009 and February 2013, Anderson conspired with...

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