Posted: 02/05/2019 - 02:58
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.
Posted: 02/02/2019 - 03:06
Posted: 01/31/2019 - 05:48
These passages from John Gray’s best-seller "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" could be applied to procurement and marketing. It can seem at times as if they are from different planets.
Posted: 01/29/2019 - 00:36
Posted: 01/25/2019 - 10:59
Posted: 01/24/2019 - 03:42
As the labor market continues to tighten, employers are challenged with finding resources for special projects and ongoing operations. As a result, many organizations turn to outsourcing to augment their staff, engage specialists or to completely offload non-core capabilities. While there is tremendous benefit to strategic outsourcing, organizations should be aware that there are often overlooked – or soft – costs behind those benefits.
Posted: 01/23/2019 - 01:19
Posted: 01/20/2019 - 06:07
Posted: 01/17/2019 - 00:55
Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident?
My early career was in application/systems development (aka “programming”), but the company quickly learned that I not only was technical, but could also give presentations and was comfortable in customer-facing situations. I moved into pre-sales support and then into a role as a product manager, where one of my responsibilities was negotiating contracts with application partners.