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CPO News – May 13, 2016

Wai Mun Wong Named VP of Global Supply Management at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Late last month, Hospitalitynet.org reported that Wai Mun Wong had been named Vice President of Global Supply Management, Asia-Pacific, at Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Singapore. Wong had previously served as Director of Supplier Management, SEA and HKG, at Carlson Wagonlit when she joined the...

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CPO Rising 2016 Recap: The CEO’s View of Procurement

On Day 1 of Ardent Partners’ inaugural CPO Rising procurement executive summit, Louie Psallidas, President and CEO of Uno Restaurants, delivered a keynote presentation entitled, “The CEO’s View of Procurement: Strategies to Engage the C-Suite.” Although the audience at the event was predominantly procurement and supply chain focused, Louie delivered what may have been one of the most valuable...

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Upcoming Webinar: Contingent Workforce Management and the On-Demand Enterprise

The world of talent engagement is in full disruption mode. Not only are the lines between traditional and non-employee labor blurred more now than in years past, the solutions and platforms behind talent engagement are sparking innovation at a rapid rate. Although today’s non-employee labor comprises 35% of the total workforce, within the next few...

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Connecting, Learning, and Succeeding with Beeline

Change is an accepted component of the modern business world. Corporate functions evolve, technology disrupts everyday processes, and the means with which projects are addressed seem to change on a yearly basis with the advent of new solutions, networks, and approaches. The “world of work” is no different: CPO Rising has been ardent about the...

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Reimagining VMS, the Role of Innovation, and a Few Days in D.C. With IQNavigator

Innovation, particularly in the world of the non-employee workforce, goes hand-in-hand with the natural evolution of the industry at large. Utilization of contingent labor rises with each passing year, new sources of talent emerge, enterprise systems begin to coalesce around the dynamic requirements of contingent workforce management (“CWM”) programs, and the world, whether or not business...

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Why Your Workforce Will Never Again Be the Same

Today’s harried business executives are pulled in a variety of directions, whether it is by global media, internal struggles and challenges, or the constant specter of worldwide competition. And, as the general speed of business continues to accelerate, the very notion of “change” will not be an unexpected attribute to daily operations, it will be...

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WEBINAR! The Future of Talent: Where is Work Headed in 2016…and Beyond?

Nearly 35% of today’s total workforce is considered “non-employee” or “contingent,” a critical representation of just how much the world of talent has evolved in recent years. As the makeup of global talent continues to traverse into “on-demand” territory (in which businesses can tap into non-employee talent in a real-time manner), enterprises now feel pressure...

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CPO News – April 8, 2016

Editor’s Note: Welcome to another edition of CPO News! Just a week ago, we capped off our inaugural and highly successful CPO Rising procurement executive summit where we met over a hundred CPOs, procurement leaders, and practitioners. We’re still jazzed from the day and a half event, where it was crystal clear to all who attended...

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CPO Rising 2016 is History!

I’ve spent the past 17 years of my professional career focused on driving the procurement profession forward. I have been and continue to be very personally invested in this cause too (just ask my wife). In this period of time, we have collectively seen the procurement profession take many great strides forward, but also a...

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Bob Kane: an “Old School” CPO with a “New School” Style

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome Robert “Bob” Kane to CPO Rising 2016 today in Boston, where he will give a talk on Managing Risk in a Global Supply Chain. Join this session to hear the unique, but timely, story of a “start-up” CPO and his approach to supplier development and supply risk management. In many ways, Bob...

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