Exclusive podcast with George Booth, CPO at Lloyds Banking Group

Listen to the podcast here! In the latest episode of The Digital Insight, George Booth, Chief Procurement Officer at Lloyds Banking Group explores risk assurance and whether it’s become a top priority for the CPO of today.  George also talks about how big data, AI, and blockchain are redefining the sourcing function and in turn, […]

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AECOM Management Services: developing and optimising procurement

Joseph Lee, Vice President of Procurement and Subcontracts, explores how AECOM Management Services optimises its procurement to become a strategic sourcing organisation… Whether it’s building iconic skyscrapers, mobilising defense programs, solving complex environmental challenges, delivering clean water and energy, providing infrastructure to secure the future of nations or protecting people and property from natural and […]

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Gartner’s 5 shifts in procurement for 2020 and beyond

With constant innovation and marketplaces changing faster than ever before, procurement is undergoing its own transformation. Increasingly, companies are looking to support faster, decentralised procurement functions that will in turn allow for decentralised decision making. Here we look at 5 key shifts in procurement for 2020, as detailed by Gartner Value Drivers: From risk mitigation […]

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5 smart factories changing the manufacturing industry

Described as a leap forward from traditional automation to fully connected and flexible systems, the idea of a smart factory is one defined by data and connected systems that can learn and adapt to new demands. Here, we look at five of the most powerful smart factories, as identified by the World Economic Forum. By […]

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New podcast out now: Jay Weintraub, CEO & Founder of InsureTech Connect

The Digital Insight talks exclusively to Jay Weintraub, CEO & Founder of InsureTech Connect, all about digital transformation in the insurance industry. Weintraub, currently at InsureTech Connect 2019 in Las Vegas, explains the challenges and opportunities currently in the insuretech sphere, whilst also noting the “groundswell of activity by entrepreneurs” who are looking at the […]

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Innovation and digitisation: change is good

Ian Moyse, EMEA Sales Director at Natterbox Limited outlines one of the most important skill sets in the modern age: the need for acceptance and receptiveness of innovation and digitisation. The ability to be agile as a technology professional… By Dale Benton How important is it to stay on top of, and to understand, both […]

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Roland Berger: placing procurement at the heart of digital transformation

By Dale Benton In a world awash with digital transformation stories that see companies restructuring or even dispensing with old business models to usher in the new era of digitalisation, the notion of understanding and sifting through noise in the marketplace, in order to head down the right path, requires a level of expertise that […]

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Elanco: a procurement lens on business growth

Jill Robbins, Senior Director, Global Procurement of Indirect Goods & Services at Elanco, explores how a procurement lens enables smarter business growth. By Dale Benton The typical career journey for any procurement professional is often one of great variety, but it’s this variety that enables a greater understanding of the value that procurement brings to […]

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Digital transformation for procurement at du

Through a digital transformation, Anis Tabka explores how du and Virgin Mobile embrace innovation in procurement. By Dale Benton In 2017, it was announced that the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) would launch a mobile service and bring the Virgin Mobile brand into the UAE. Virgin Mobile UAE is a wholly owned business unit within […]

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UPC Switzerland and a Catalyst for B2B digital transformation

Bruno Schenk, Head of Digital Transformation at UPC Switzerland, explores how the company successfully navigates a digital transformation… By Dale Benton In today’s technology-driven world, many stakeholders are seeking answers to the question: what is digital transformation? It is something that we hear more and more as companies look to embrace a new era of […]

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Vyaire Medical: technology intersection in the medical device market

Edward Rybicki, SVP and Global CIO of Vyaire Medical, explores how the company embraces digital innovation in the medical devices market… By Dale Benton Working in the modern technology space is challenging, regardless of industry. Technology is transforming and disrupting industries the world over at an increasing rate, presenting a time of both great opportunity […]

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Renson Ventilation: no speed limit on innovation

Koen Van Loo, CIO of Renson Ventilation, explores how the company’s investment in IT enables efficiency and innovation… By Dale Benton By its own admission, Renson Ventilation is a rapidly growing competent company that is constantly one step ahead of the game. In order to remain one step ahead of the game in an industry […]

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‘Think Like Amazon’: John Rossman on digital transformation

In the latest episode of the Digital Insight podcast, author and ex-Amazon Director John Rossman discusses the concept of digital transformation. Rossman lays out 50 (and a half) ideas that businesses and organisations should be considering as they look to transform their operations, embrace innovation and prepare for the next era of business. In 2002, […]

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5 ways in which AI is disrupting procurement

In a world awash with a seemingly never-ending list of technology buzzwords such as automation, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to name a few, AI is one such technology that is moving away from simple hype and stepping closer to reality in procurement. Here, CPOstrategy looks at 5 ways in which AI is being […]

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Frank Vorrath, Executive Partner of Supply Chain at Gartner, explores the concept of transforming organisational structures

Part three of a six-part supply chain masterclass with Frank Vorrath, Executive Partner of supply chain at Gartner. Frank explains how to build a supply chain excellence operating system, enabled by a centre of excellence. Prefer this in an audio format? Listen to the Digital Insight podcast! One of the key things identified within your […]

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USAF’s Frank Konieczny: remaining mission-focused

Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer at the US Air Force (USAF), discusses the importance of remaining mission-focused in an ever-evolving technological world. Prefer this in an audio format? Listen to this interview on The Digital Insight Podcast! How did you find yourself working as CTO for the USAF? It’s unusual because moving from industry into […]

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Ian Moyse, EMEA Sales Director at Natterbox, on the need to be agile as a technology professional

Listen to The Digital Insight, with Ian Moyse The Digital Insight podcast speaks exclusively to Ian Moyse, Natterbox’s EMEA Sales Director, to discuss what he describes as one of the most important skill sets in the modern day – the need for acceptance, the receptiveness of innovation and digitisation, and the ability to be agile […]

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Deutsche Telekom and its digital transformation of the customer experience

Borislav Tadic, Vice President BMS & Transformation DRC, explores how a major digital transformation of Deutsche Telekom has enabled greater customer experience and significant technological advancements. This interview featured in August’s issue of Interface Magazine – read now! Tell us what your role is and how it fits into the wider Deutsche Telekom strategy? I’m […]

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Five of the biggest companies deploying blockchain

As the world continues to become increasingly digital, it was only a matter of time before it spread to the very currency in our wallets. Just over a decade since the advent of Bitcoin, blockchain (the very foundation of cryptocurrency) has very much cemented itself as an industry in itself. Here, we take a look […]

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Carolyn Chin-Parry, Woman of the Year – Women in IT Asia Awards, discusses the challenges of digital transformation

Listen to the full interview with Carolyn Chin-Parry now! Recently crowned the IT Woman of The Year at the 2019 Women IT Asia Awards, Carolyn Chin-Parry is a true digital leader, having worked with a number of companies around the world to embrace digital transformation. In this episode, Carolyn speaks to the challenge of transformation as well […]

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Aldar Properties: Embedding procurement excellence

From its humble beginnings in 2005, Aldar Properties PJSC has established itself as the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi and become one of the most well-known developers in the United Arab Emirates and wider Middle East region. The company is built on solid foundations, which emanate into each and every project it delivers. […]

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Sievo: procurement insight delivered through data

Unreliable analytics hold back the potential of digital transformation in procurement. According to a recent study by Deloitte, most CPOs view analytics as the technology area with the highest impact on business; and yet almost every one in two CPOs considers poor data quality or data integrations as the greatest barriers to effective digital procurement. […]

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EnterSolar: The philosophy of procurement

Edgar Lim, Vice President of Technology and Procurement, explores how a sound procurement philosophy achieves growth in a “solar-coaster” market.  Written by Dale Benton Since 2005, EnterSolar has established itself as a trusted, single source for corporations looking to advance towards clean energy. In the years since, it has become one of the largest commercial […]

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Top 5 procurement influencers

With direct access to audiences across a global stage, social media has redefined the idea of influencers. Looking to tap into and explore this ever-growing resource, industry giants have their very own influencers steering and engaging the conversation. CPO Strategy looks at 5 leading procurement influencers as ranked by ProcurementiQ Kelly Barner, Owner and Managing […]

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