No Longer in the Dark: How Blockchain Is Illuminating the Supply Chain Like Never Before

In my previous blog, “The Blockchain Impact: How It Will Change Your B2B Network,” I examined the potential for distributed ledger technologies to elevate B2B networks and provide greater shared visibility across supply chains. Click here to learn more about blockchain’s impact on your B2B network. As mentioned, by using blockchain within a B2B network, […]

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The Future Is Now: Building a Cognitive Supply Chain at ProcureCon IT

The capabilities in emerging cognitive solutions are fundamentally changing the procurement space. There is increasing pressure for procurement leaders to not just improve procurement performance, but also drive overall enterprise success. In other words, while cost savings is highly important, the real value is in procurement-led innovation. Top-performing CPOs are looking for technology to assist […]

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Experience the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Person or Online!

Research shows that as much as 65% of the value of a company’s products or services is derived from its suppliers and the supply chain.[i] From product quality to pricing and availability, your brand’s overall customer experience is largely impacted by how your supply chain functions. Unforeseen disruptions can impact the customer experience, brand affinity, […]

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3 Strategies for Success in the Age of Intelligence

Ardent Partners recently published a report “Cognitive Procurement: The Age of Intelligence,” which examines the field of cognitive computing and discusses how the capabilities in these new and emerging solutions could impact and fundamentally change the procurement industry. The report, sponsored by IBM Watson Supply Chain, is hot off the presses and available for immediate […]

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Anheuser-Busch: Cheers to Product Quality, Price, and Availability

When toasting this holiday season, Anheuser-Busch ensures quality, price, and availability of your favorite lager in your hand. Anheuser-Busch InBev created an integrated global procurement process that leverages the company’s scale – while promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration in an organization with many diverse talents and and areas of expertise. In fact, procurement is critical […]

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IBM World of Watson Tweet Chat: Embedding Cognitive for Insightful Actions

Are you ready for the next digital revolution? Welcome to the cognitive computing era. Next week at World of Watson, you’ll discover how cognitive computing is redefining how we live and work. You’ll learn how IBM Watson can address the most complex business challenges, provide critical insights and empower professionals to unleash their potential and […]

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Cognitive Procurement on Display at IBM Empower 2016

IDC estimates that by 2020, half of all business analytics software will incorporate cognitive computing functionality.1 The nonprofit Pew Research Center echoes that point: “By 2025, artificial intelligence will be built into the architecture of countless functions of business and communication, increasing relevance, reducing noise, increasing efficiency and reducing risk across everything from finding information […]

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Tweet Chat October 5th: Innovation in Procurement

IBM Empower begins next Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s a fun excuse to delight in the Floridian sunshine (and thunderstorms, as is often the case). More importantly, it’s a great opportunity to connect with procurement luminaries who are reinventing the profession and strategically leading their organizations to unprecedented levels of innovation. Even […]

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A Sneak Peek at Procurement’s Cognitive Future

In this audio podcast, Dan Carrell, IBM’s Vice President, Client Services, Procurement, pulls back the curtain for a preview of what he will present during the Thursday General Session at Empower 2016. He covers how procurement leaders today face greater expectations to deliver more and more, and discusses cognitive procurement’s vast potential to unlock new […]

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The Future of Procurement: Cognitive Technologies – Get Ahead of the Competition with 6 Key Projects

Cognitive computing – technologies that can learn and reason – are being applied with increasing frequency by leading Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies. IDC, the highly respected technology research firm, estimates that by 2020, 50 percent of all business analytics software will incorporate cognitive computing functionality.[1] Cognitive technology isn’t merely an iteration of today’s […]

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ProcureCon for IT Sourcing: Will You Push Past the Procurement Tipping Point?

Millions of years stand between us and the birth of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Ageless and sublime, they offered the perfect counterpoint to the hypermodern event which brought me to Denver earlier this summer: ProcureCon for IT Sourcing. Stationed at the Denver Tech Center, ProcureCon played off the innovative ripples that permeate the ever-enterprising city […]

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Peek Inside the Confidential Strategies of Top-Performing Procurement Organizations

The challenges for procurement organizations have never been greater. After years of success driving wave after wave of savings, many procurement organizations have found themselves with stronger influence within their enterprise. Yet the bar continues to rise. Evermore complex categories of spend must be tackled and mastered to deliver sustainable savings. Compliance and risk mitigation […]

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