Innovation

The Ghosts that Haunt Digital Transformation

Posted: 03/13/2019 - 03:11
Organizations are increasingly focused on “digital transformation.” They want to redefine business models, create new ways of engaging with customers and drive significant gains in operational efficiency. To achieve these aims, leaders seek to leverage capabilities that include intelligent automation, data analytics, cloud deployment and Agile methodologies.
 

Leading with Impact with Tifenn Dano Kwan

Posted: 02/21/2019 - 10:48

In this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn Tiura interviews Tifenn Dano Kwan. Tifenn Dano Kwan is the Chief Marketing Officer for SAP Ariba. Recently back from the Davos Conference, Tifenn discusses the key takeaways, including the role of technology and humans, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and the role of corporations in making a positive impact.

Artificial Intelligence: Adopt or Surrender

Posted: 01/02/2019 - 02:53
Like it or not, technology disruptors are changing the way companies do business, causing fear and confusion for many IT professionals. The reality is that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are developing at such a rapid pace that they impact pretty much every industry and companies are failing to keep up. The other technology disruptors that most people are familiar with include the Internet of Things (IOT), cloud computing, social media and block chain.
 

The Future of Plain Old Telephone Service: Hang Up or Pay Up

Posted: 11/30/2018 - 04:02
Plain old telephone service, also known as POTS, is old-fashioned copper wires connected to a standard telephone that provides the power and connectivity to the telephone service provider’s central switching system. Replacing POTS with new technology has become equivalent to replacing a typewriter with a laptop. New technologies in the market like VoIP and wireless can now offer telephone services at a much lower cost than POTS.  
 

Talent Procurement Teams Take Note: The Future of Hiring with AI

Posted: 11/23/2018 - 04:41
hiring with artificial intelligence
The job market is booming – the number of open jobs exceeds the number of Americans who are unemployed. In October, the U.S. Department of Labor reported job growth of 250,000, locking in a 3.7 percent unemployment rate – the lowest since 1969. Due to America’s growing economy, thousands of companies across the country are prospering and looking for strong talent.

3 Reasons Organizations Should Hop on the Corporate Social Responsibility Bandwagon

Posted: 11/21/2018 - 07:01
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), also known as sustainability, may not solve world hunger but it can be beneficial to your organization while making a significant impact on society. While many organizations understand the value of CSR, the uninitiated tend to have a distorted view of it. Some believe it’s just greenwashing: donating heaps of money into popular causes or people sitting around a campfire singing Kumbaya, but that’s far from reality. In actuality, CSR can be leveraged to optimize a company’s business processes.

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Digitization, with IBM and Microsoft

Posted: 10/30/2018 - 01:41
Dawn Tiura: Folks, I'd like to introduce to one of our team finalists, and this is in the digitization finalists IQ project, and I'm going to be speaking today to Gavin Hough with IBM and this is called pricing IQ. Can you tell us a little bit about the project Gavin?
 

Innovations in Outsourcing, with GEP, Denali - A WNS Company and Russell Investments

Posted: 10/25/2018 - 08:29
Dawn Tiura: Well folks I'm excited to introduce you to the next team and that's GEP Procurement Transfer Nation with a CPG client. They are an outsourcing finalist in the Future of Sourcing Awards and I'm real excited to welcome you guys to the podcast.
 
Rafiq Merchant: Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having us.
 
Connor Hill: Yes. Thank you, Dawn.
 

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Sourcing, with GEP and HERE Technologies

Posted: 10/18/2018 - 09:21
Dawn Tiura: Well folks I'm excited to introduce you to the next team and that's GEP Procurement Transfer Nation with a CPG client. They are an outsourcing finalist in the Future of Sourcing Awards and I'm real excited to welcome you guys to the podcast.
 
Rafiq Merchant: Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having us.
 
Connor Hill: Yes. Thank you, Dawn.
 

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Third Party Management, with FedEx, Florida Blue and Fannie Mae

Posted: 10/16/2018 - 04:43
Dawn Tiura: Folks, with me today is Morgan Schultz, and she is representing the team from FedEx that is in the finalist category for third party management, and their project was called "Intelligent Dashboard Project". So welcome to the show, Morgan, I'm glad to have you.
 
Morgan: Thank you, Dawn.
 
Dawn Tiura: So, can you tell me, why was this project launched, what was the problem you were trying to solve?
 

Caller ID: A Simple Feature with Complex Effects

Posted: 10/13/2018 - 02:40
We’ve all been there: you pick up an incoming call to hear silence...or a request for personal information...or a recorded message...only to regret picking up the call. But you’ve also probably been on the other side: you’ve ignored a call from a number you don’t recognize only to find out it was the delivery driver looking to validate your address...the bank calling to let you know there has been suspicious activity on your card...or the doctor calling with updates from your last appointment.

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Talent Management, with Beeline, Microsoft and University of Tennessee

Posted: 10/09/2018 - 03:50
Dawn Tiura: Folks, I'm excited for this next podcast. It's with Colleen. And Colleen Tiner is with Beeline. Beeline is a finalist in our Talent category with the Beeline Self-Sourcing Project. Welcome to the podcast.
 
Colleen Tiner: Thank you, Dawn.
 

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