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This Month in Procurement: A Collaboration w/ Mark Perera of Old St Labs

By January 18, 2017 March 11th, 2017 No Comments

January 2017 marks the first month of a new collaboration that I am very excited about.

I am co-hosting a new monthly show, imaginatively titled The Month in Procurement, with Mark Perera. Mark is the CEO and Founder of Old St Labs, the Founder of Procurement Leaders, and as I have got to know him, I see how passionate he is about levering innovation and technology to help businesses really harness the power of their supply networks.

The show is meant to be a conversation. We’ll be bringing in other people to join us every month to just chat about the issues of the day and their impact on procurement, and, frankly, anything that we have on our mind! I’ll be leaving the edit button at home, so what we say, is what you will hear!

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Topics that Mark and I talk about include:

  • An Introduction to This Month in Procurement
  • Trump, Brexit and the impact of geopolitics
  • M&A in Procurement: Coupa/Spend360 & WNS/Denali
  • Accuracy of past procurement technology projections – why has progress been slower than predicted, and what does the future hold?
  • Optimization vs. transformation of the procurement delivery model.

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Philip Ideson

About Philip Ideson

Philip founded Art of Procurement in 2015 as a way to empower procurement professionals at all levels to deliver change with confidence; whether from the inspiration of the popular weekly podcast that he hosts, or with targeted solution offerings that guide clients on their journey to transform the impact of procurement.