Innovation Inside AOP

116: AOP in 2017, Engaging w/ Start Up’s & More

Welcome to 2017!  In this first show of the year, I share details of Art of Procurement’s publishing schedule in 2017, invite applications to a new AOP Circle of Experts, and share thoughts on facilitating innovation following a recent visit to a startup accelerator program.

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 “We should all look for ways to become actively involved in the start-up communities that surround the categories that we are responsible for.”

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why I am reverting to one Art of Procurement show a week in 2017
  • A sneak peek into a new procurement services business, with details on how to apply to become a member of our Circle of Experts (for independent consultants)
  • Thoughts on my visit to a Barclays / Techstars fintech startup accelerator program in New York and the steps that you can take to start integrating start up and early stage companies into your category strategies.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.