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189: It’s All About the Outcomes w/ Dawn Tiura, CEO SIG & Greg Tennyson, CPO VSP Global

As part of our partnership, we publish a podcast every 2nd Wednesday, called the Sourcing Industry Landscape, that I hosted by SIG CEO, Dawn Tiura.

We now have 10 of these podcasts published, from a range of practitioners and service providers from companies such as FIS, Ariba, ConnXus, Thirty-One Gifts, and more.

What I thought I’d do this week, for a change, was to publish the most recent episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape pod on the Art of Procurement.  

There’s a couple of reasons I’m doing that.  First, if you haven’t checked out Sourcing Industry Landscape before, it may serve as a good introduction.  You can subscribe just by searching for Sourcing Industry Landscape in your favorite podcast app.

But second, I really enjoyed the interview! Dawn interviews Greg Tennyson, the CPO of VSP Global and former CPO of Oracle and Salesforce.

Greg has been a regular on Art of Procurement, and in her interview, Dawn asks Greg a number of questions that I’ve always been interested in too.  They cover Greg’s career journey and some of his decision points, the details behind VSP’s Moolah campaign which remains a great example of how to build awareness of, and engagement with, procurement, and then Greg offers his perspective on what is needed for professionals who aspire to be a CPO.

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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.