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Top Procurement Leaders Honored at the Annual CPO Rising Summit

Top Procurement Leaders Honored at the Annual CPO Rising Summit Ardent Partners Inducts Two Chief Procurement Officers into Hall of Fame and Presents Four Other “CPO Honors” Awards BOSTON, November 17 — Ardent Partners, a leading industry analyst firm focused on supply management, hosted a CPO Honors Gala dinner during its annual CPO Rising Summit last...

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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! 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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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back Bill Michels

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome back to CPO Rising Bill Michels, CEO at Aripart Consulting and a longtime procurement practitioner. We had the chance to catch up with Bill recently to get his thoughts on supplier innovation. The following is a transcript of our interview, edited for brevity and clarity. Andrew Bartolini: Bill, welcome back to...

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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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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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New Webinar from Ardent Partners – The State of ePayables 2017

The speed and complexity of business continue to accelerate, forcing Accounts Payable (AP) and finance professionals to adapt to new market conditions and react to new challenges and opportunities. The AP function has risen in stature, prominence, and impact within the enterprise over the past few years, but the larger opportunities for value creation still...

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Webinar! Strategic Spend Management – Last Chance to Register (9/27)!

“By surveying thousands of distinct organizations over the years, Ardent Partners has been able to clearly establish that the groups that manage very high levels of spend perform significantly better across the other key performance and operational metrics tracked by procurement departments.” ~ Andrew Bartolini, The CPO Rising 2017 Report With that in mind, join us...

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Aquiire’s Move to “Real-Time” Procurement

Last week the Ardent Partners team participated a briefing with the executive team at Aquiire to get a general update on the company, its recent successes, and the general direction of its solutions and strategy. On the interview were Mike Palackdharry, President and CEO, Tulsi Zeidman, Head of Strategic Solutions, Kevin Smith, VP Marketing and Alliances, and Sundar Kadayam, Chief...

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