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  • 1997: IBM’s Deep Blue beats Garry Kasparov, the world champion, at chess 2011: IBM’s Watson beats legendary champions Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings at Jeopardy, 2016 and 2017: Google’s Alpha Go beats Lee Sedol, 18-time world champion, at the game of Go. Besides beating humans at games, machines and computers are gaining cognitive abilities that... Read More The post Opportunities and challenges of ...

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  • Artificial intelligence has received a mixed welcome from corporates exploring how the technology could disrupt their operations. While AI can deliver time and cost savings, automation and actionable insights, executives are also concerned that the tool will displace professionals like accountants and procurement officials. New research suggests, however, that the technology is finding harmony in ...

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  • Hemant Gupta, CFO at Blackberrys, on how the Indian menswear brand has implemented a digital procurement solution through its partnership with Ivalua.  Blackberrys (not to be confused with the mobile phone manufacturer) is among the top three domestic menswear brands in India (and the first to introduce off-the-peg suits) dealing with all departments of retail... Read More The post Cut from the ri...

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  • Article based on an excellent and inspiring article by Greg Satell:When I read the article, I immediately thought about Procurement because Procurement could (yes, could…) play a vital role in the innovation process by bringing the outside in. The secret sauce for innovation… The secret sauce is secret because innovation itself and conditions that foster it... Read More The post Innovation Isn’t A...

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  • Ivalua Strategic Sponsor Join Ivalua at ProcureCon Asia, 10 -12 July 2018 at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore Ivalua is proud to be the Strategic Partner at this prestigious event. We will be represented by Kim Geck Lim, kge@ivalua.com at ProcureCon Asia, and we look forward to meeting you there. We are also delighted to... Read More The post ProcureCon Asia, 10 – 12 July, 2018, Singapore...

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  • Driving Agility to Create Competitive Advantage Join Ivalua and Procurement Leaders for an exciting summit on June 12 in New York City. Featured Speakers: Chuck Hatsis, CPO – CME Group Al Williams, CPO – Barclay’s Jason Greenberg, MD & Head of Sourcing – Blackrock Ebru Karakaplan, Head of Sourcing & Vendor Management – Americas, Macquarie... Read More The post Procurement Leaders: Financial Servic...

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  • “I’m sorry George, I’m afraid I don’t have an answer for that!” Recently I overheard my 6 year old son, George asking Siri if she had a willy.  For those of you not familiar with either small children or colloquial English, try it yourselves, and see what happens! We will no doubt all have seen the... Read More The post AI, Data and the Future of Procurement appeared first on Ivalua.

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  • Register: July 24 at 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST Enterprises are increasingly relying on digital technologies to enhance the customer experience, accelerate new product and service innovation, improve operational cost efficiency, and make sense of massive amounts of data. Procurement organizations have the potential to play a more strategic role in the digital... Read More The post Webcast: Value Drivers...

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  • Join us on June 28th: 10am ET/3pm BST/4pm CEST Register now! In today’s dynamic and highly uncertain market, new requirements arise every day, from new regulations to new sources of risk or competition. Building a truly agile procurement function requires more than adjusting internal processes. In this session, you will gain insight on how to implement... Read More The post Webcast: Procurement ag...

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  • However, an independent research study commissioned by Ivalua reveals that poor data quality could hinder plans REDWOOD CITY, Calif. June 5, 2018 – Leading global spend management cloud provider, Ivalua, has announced the findings of a worldwide study of supply chain, procurement and finance business leaders, revealing that 55% of organizations are set to make a major investment... Read More The p...

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  • Click here to register for this exciting webinar from Ardent Partners! The proper blend of talented people, efficient processes, and enabling technology is needed for procurement to deliver full enterprise value. Achieving the desired mix takes time, focus, and resources, but is a completely worthwhile pursuit. Join Ardent Partners and Ivalua for a highly interactive... Read More The post WEBCAST:...

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  • How Modern Software Can Help Address Chief Procurement Officers’ New Priorities Register now When: June 13, 2018 – 11 am EDT Procurement objectives continue to broaden, yet resources are fixed or declining at most resources. In order to succeed, leaders must enable more informed, strategic decision-making. A new study by Forrester surveyed 433 respondents across North... Read More The post WEBCAST...

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  • “Hey, Siri,…” “Alexa,…” “OK Google,..” Digital assistants are ubiquitous. We talk to them (Siri, Alexa, Cortana, etc.). We chat with them (Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Skype, WeChat, etc.). They are in our phones, in our computers, and even in our homes. Now they are also making their way into our offices! Procurement professionals need to start... Read More The post “HEY, PROCUREMENT…” THE RISE O...

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  • New study reveals challenges faced by organizations, the potential role of Artificial Intelligence and how to best realize its transformative potential Redwood City, CA May 17, 2018 – In a keynote presentation at the Ivalua NOW conference in New York, Forrester Vice President, Principal Analyst Duncan Jones today revealed the results of a new study... Read More The post New Independent Research St...

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  • A few weeks ago Spend Matters took the initiative to publish the first evaluation in the industry that covers provider capabilities across the entire, Source-to-Pay (S2P) suite spectrum through their Q1 2018 S2P SolutionMap. Based on both customer feedback, as well as first hand capability assessment, Spend Matters took into consideration suite-level technology, integration capability... Read More...

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  • CPOs need better tech to assess business risk along supply chains, ensure compliance and gain data insights, says Ivalua’s Alex Saric The role of procurement has advanced in recent years and so too has the role of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). The CPO was once largely concerned with the optimisation and reduction of costs,... Read More The post How Smart Procurement Technology can Empower t...

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  • It’s time for CPOs to take a seat at the big table. With the burgeoning of Big Data buzz into wholesale digital transformation, IT and security leaders moved to the center of strategy and innovation. Now that mastery of data analytics and process automation are critical to staying in the game across virtually every industry,... Read More The post What Boards Don’t Know About Procurement Could Cost...

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  • Direct materials sourcing is complicated, and buyers are under constant pressure to pick the right suppliers and reduce risk, all while taking cost out of the product. Thankfully, modern information systems have matured to the point where they can offer significant support to ensure that those responsible for direct materials sourcing have every tool needed... Read More The post 4 Best Practices t...

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