So here we are: The Best of 2016 List.
As the year comes to a close, I sat down to consider which episodes have been the most powerful and impactful in 2016. Some of these have been my personal favorites, others determined by download numbers. What I did try to do is to make the list as diverse as possible, and it features interviews with CPO’s, CEO’s, Founders, Educators and Consultants. There should be something for everyone here!
Lastly, I want to say a big THANK YOU for supporting the Art of Procurement show. This would not be possible without your support, and I can’t wait to be back in 2017!
Ok, now on to the list…
Guest: Sylvain Mansotte, Co-Founder & CEO at Whispli
Why: A deeply personal story of how Sylvain uncovered a $20M fraud, how he addressed it.
Guest: Jim Barnes, Managing Director, ISM Services
Why: Jim unpacks what business acumen really means in the context of procurement.
Guest: Brian Umbenhauer, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Why: Brian goes deep into the numbers of the annual Deloitte CPO Survey to share what is top of the hearts and minds of CPO’s in 2016
Guest: Jimmy Anklesaria, Founder, Anklesaria Group
Why: Jimmy explains why strategic cost management is so important, and how to construct cost models prior to sourcing for both products and services.
Guest: Joanna Martinez, Supply Chain Advisors & Jordan Early, Old St Labs
Why: Joanna, Jordan and I explore where to look to find opportunities to create value for our organizations. We discuss a wide range of options, from supplier driven innovation to how to make a stakeholders experience with procurement more streamlined and user friendly.
Guest: Alex Brown, CPO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Why: In this wide ranging discussion focused on developing a long term career in procurement, Alex shares a number of key decision points that he had to make on his journey to becoming a CPO.
Guest: Kate Vitasek, Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education, University of Tennessee and Founder, Vested.
Why: Kate provides real world examples as I ask how we, as procurement professionals, can create relationships based on the notion of shared value.
Guest: John P. (Jack) Miles, Managing Partner, Mainspring Advisors
Why: Jack shares seven of the key lessons that he has learned from his career as a multiple-time CPO and the head of a State department for Management Services.
Guest: Tim Jones, Head of Strategic Sourcing, Google
Why: Google’s Strategic Sourcing organization have been on a journey to become a trusted advisor supporting key strategic stakeholders that represent the most strategic supplier spend and initiatives. Tim shares Google’s journey to date, and their innovative approach to driving stakeholder engagement.
Guest: Christian Lanng, Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman, Tradeshift
Why: Christian shares his vision for a future where digital disruption renders back office functions obsolete, and where strategic procurement can become a profit center, not a cost