TalkTalk: a mature start-up

We travelled to Salford, Greater Manchester, to catch up with TalkTalk’s Managing Director of Technology, Change, and Security, Gary Steen regarding the telco’s commitment to thinking, and acting, differently in a highly competitive marketplace… TalkTalk is an established telecommunications company that fosters a youthful, pioneering spirit. “I like to think of TalkTalk as a mature […]

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Vinnell Arabia: Procurement excellence – a business enabler

We speak to Dr. Preston Butler, Jr., Director of Procurement and Subcontracts at Vinnell Arabia, a unique US/Saudi company of former military expat personnel who provide training and logistics to the Saudi National Guard… Vinnell Arabia is under contract with the United States Army and has been around in various different formats since 1975. Its […]

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HCT – a procurement revolution

Tasked with a revolution of procurement, Mahmoud Al Alawi, HCT’s Director of Procurement and Contracts discusses the organisation’s digital journey… As the largest applied higher education institution in the UAE, The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) encompasses 16 men’s and women’s campuses across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra region, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah […]

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Veeam: a procurement transformation

CPOstrategy interviews Natalia Graves VP, Head of Procurement at Veeam Software to discuss the company’s procurement transformation Natalia Graves is the first Vice President of Procurement at Veeam Software and when she joined in January 2018, she was asked to further evaluate already existing best practices at the software company, broadening those practices across the organisation, as well as […]

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FWD Philippines: accelerating towards digital excellence

FWD Philippines’ CTO Rogelio “Nooky” Umali explains how a digital transformation has accelerated its time to market with a new range of innovative life insurance products… As markets ripe for disruption go, the financial sector in the Philippines is open season with only around 30% of the population possessing bank accounts. With just 2.5% of the […]

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University of St. Thomas: a customer-centric digital transformation

We speak to Edmund Clark, Vice President for Information Technology Services, Chief Information Officer, University of St. Thomas regarding a holistic, collaborative approach to transforming the student experience… These are challenging times for higher education with increased tuition raising expectations and new establishments popping up to challenge the old guard. Universities and colleges are having […]

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Inteva Products: unlocking digital transformation

Inteva Products, a major supplier of interior products to the automotive industry, has been working hard to unlock the benefits of digital transformation, both in its manufacturing and back-office operations. We spoke to Dennis Hodges, Inteva Products’ Chief Information Officer… The automotive industry is in the midst of a revolution. Hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) […]

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LEO Pharma: humanising the supply chain

Procurement is being transformed by new technologies, but people are the secret to success according to LEO Pharma’s Head of Operational Procurement, Martin Starcke who talks us through the company’s digital transformation. Founded in 1908, the Denmark-based multinational pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma has a storied history, but over a century after its foundation the company […]

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Welcome to the launch issue of Interface!

We are proud to announce the launch of Interface, a brand-new magazine looking to disrupt the digital landscape. Interface joins our other new magazine launch this week, CPOstrategy. A unique blend of exclusive executive-level interviews and thorough investigative reporting, Interface is a one-stop destination covering the digital age. Read the launch issue here! This month’s […]

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The barriers to smart procurement technology

Of all the sectors I’ve worked in – automotive, aerospace, retail, construction and housing – the last two face the greatest barriers when it comes to smart procurement technology. Pressured by tiny margins and led by giants such as Amazon, the retail industry has perfected the art of getting the right products in front of […]

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