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Seeing the Light: Why More CFOs are Using Procurement as a Tool for Business Growth

Posted: 02/25/2019 - 02:42
A growing number of CFOs across Europe are now looking to their procurement teams to support their companies’ business growth strategies. Procurement is not just simply a back-office function, but a proactive business tool, able to deliver short-term gains and also help a business work towards long-term objectives.  
 

What’s Ahead for 2019: Doing More With Intelligent Technology

Posted: 02/19/2019 - 00:27
Intelligent technologies are changing the supply chain game everywhere. The simple fact is that intelligent technology is what often separates the leaders from the followers in today’s digital economy. Technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and predictive analytics help organizations derive greater value from their most valuable corporate asset: their data. Here are some specific thoughts.  
 
IoT, Machine Learning and Data Analytics Will Deliver Competitive Advantage   
 

Women in Global Sourcing: Celia Landesberg

Posted: 02/15/2019 - 02:03
Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident? 
 
I created my mission and vision early on and use it as a guidepost for my career choices. My career goal is to ensure that people understand the value of sustainability when making financial decisions. Whether I’m dealing with one person, or hundreds of people, I strive to have a positive impact.  
 

Patterns of Innovation in Business and Biotechnology

Posted: 02/08/2019 - 04:13
In the past few years, six decades after Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the chemical structure of DNA, scientists have developed CRISPR technologies that prevent disease by pinpointing unhealthy genetic sequences and replacing them with healthy ones. These technologies locate and repair errant mutations to the lengthy, repeating patterns of genetic code that form DNA’s double helix. In so doing, they cure disease.

Why Going Alone in Cybersecurity is a Non-Starter

Posted: 02/07/2019 - 01:47
Are cybersecurity threats overblown or hyped up? It would be nice if that were the case. Then we’d have one less bucket of things to worry about. 
 
Unfortunately, the headlines are not fiction. Bad actors are stealing data, inflicting pain, and damaging corporate finances and brand reputations every single day. And it appears that they will continue doing so. 
 

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Business

Posted: 02/02/2019 - 05:32
Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a much used and abused term, potentially at the top of its hype cycle.  In one of her recent speeches Theresa May identified AI as a major growth area for British businesses and Juniper research estimated that AI will save businesses $8 billion a year by 2020. AI is predicted to disrupt business and procurement over the next five years through the use of robotic process automation, machine learning and cognitive procurement. 

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