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 Director – Buyers Meeting Point
As the owner and manager of Buyers Meeting Point, Barner has spent the last decade providing the procurement industry with an unmissable events calendar, a blog that captures the current procurement discourse, a huge social media network, and a uniquely engaging podcast. Barner is the voice and the influential figure behind one of the most trusted sources of information for procurement practitioners and solution providers alike.
Lora Cecere, Founder – Supply Chain Insights
Supply Chain Insights, of which Lora Cecere is the founder, is one of the most trusted resources of independent, actionable and objective advice for global supply chain leaders. Since the foundation in 2012, Cecere has sought to pave a new direction in building thought-leading supply chain research.
Tom Derry, CEO – Institute for Supply Management
CEO of one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in the supply chain world, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Tom Derry oversees the provision of market intelligence, certification, training and professional development to procurement and supply chain practitioners from all over the world. Derry also sits on the board of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a leading voice in addressing the evolving challenges in today’s workplaces.
Omid Ghamami, CEO and Chairman of the Board – Center for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Excellence
As CEO of the Center for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Excellence, Omid Ghamami is the spearhead of the world’s most advanced, interactive and prestigious purchasing & supply chain management certification system. Calling on his extensive experience in managing purchasing and spend for global tech giants Intel, Ghamami works with some of the biggest companies in the world to foster a new order of supply chain management, one that sees organisations recognise the true value-added centre of profit that it can be for their business.
Dawn Tiura, CEO & President of Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)
The CEO of Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), Dawn Tiura drives the vision of creating a premier global sourcing association that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing and procurement from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Tiura describes herself as a passionate leader of SIG, going above and beyond to raise the executive presence of sourcing, procurement and outsourcing professionals. Since joining SIG in 2007, Tiura has truly “revolutionised” the group in order to establish itself as the premier global sourcing association.