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Procurement | Artificial Intelligence

Why the Best of Breed Ecosystem Is the Future of Procurement
Keith Hausmann

Procurement is ripe for reinvention with the rapid consumerization of the enterprise, and business stakeholders are demanding the same immediate, elegant and intuitive experience in the workplace as they are accustomed to in their daily lives. CPOs and their teams are faced with the reality that, wi...

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Procurement | Artificial Intelligence

Why AI Matters to the CPO: How Procurement Leaders Are Transforming Expectations
Keith Hausmann

This is the final part of a three-part series about Why AI Matters to the CPO. To read part 1, What’s Real and What’s Not, click here, and to read part 2, Simple Facts about Complexity, click here.

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Procurement | Artificial Intelligence

Why AI Matters to the CPO: Simple Facts about Complexity for Procurement Leaders
Keith Hausmann

This is part 2 of a three-part series about Why AI Matters to the CPO. To read part 1, What’s Real and What’s Not, click here.

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Procurement | Artificial Intelligence

Why AI Matters to the CPO: What’s Real and What’s Not for Procurement Leaders
Keith Hausmann

Today’s procurement leaders face a series of unparalleled challenges. To help their teams rise to the occasion, CPOs must think differently about how they utilize people, processes, and current and emerging technologies. The decisions made today will have a deep and lasting impact across the enterpr...

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Procurement | Technology

Leading Through Disruption—The Case for New Operating Models
Keith Hausmann

The financial crisis of 2008 was the trigger for drastic changes in the way that procurement teams managed their businesses. As revenue streams for many multinational companies began to dry up and spending behaviors became front-page news, procurement was invariably thrust into the spotlight as a...

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Legal

4 Major Trends that are Already Changing the Legal Sphere in 2020
Bill Brooks

High firm billing rates, vague retainer arrangements, and poor customer service are frustrating clients, and that these shifting market dynamics, combined with powerful new data analytics capabilities, will oblige better and more defensible decisions by all parties. Given these disruptive forces,...

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Human Resources

The Modern HR Ecosystem—Disruption and Opportunity
Sonia Mathai

There’s a new approach to an old HR problem: artificial intelligence (AI). Our goal remains the same, though—hiring great talent and offering a great employee experience. Securing and retaining human capital that is aligned with the company’s core values is paramount. Emerging AI and machine lear...

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Technology

Cyber Risk and Climate Risk: More in Common Than You Think
Martin Henley

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to hear from Al Gore, the 45th vice president of the United States and Noble Peace Prize laureate. I recently had such an opportunity, and what struck me most was something quite extraordinary. In a world experiencing a series of seemingly never-ending i...

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Artificial Intelligence | Marketing

4 Applications of AI in Marketing That CMOs Should Watch Closely
Erez Yereslove

Over the next decade, Artificial Intelligence will transform the nature of work across a range of industries, and given our penchant for being early adopters, marketers will be on the fast track.

The potential of AI and Machine Learning to help marketers better understand our customers, improve t...

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Artificial Intelligence | Technology

Defense Against the Dark Arts
Martin Henley

Any Harry Potter fan (and there are a lot of them) can tell you that Defense against the Dark Arts is the core class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students are taught defensive techniques that protect them from any form of magic that is used to cause harm, exert control over, or ...

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Artificial Intelligence | Legal

How AI is Transforming Corporate Legal Departments for the Better
Mili Desai

Although technological change in the legal industry is notoriously slower than it is in other sectors, technology has become an integral part of a legal department’s ability to achieve a variety of business goals. Savvy lawyers recognize that artificial intelligence (AI), in particular, has alrea...

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Change Management | Technology

A CIO Perspective on Failure and Why It Teaches Us More Than Success
Martin Henley

It’s true that more is learned from failure than from success.

As Henry Ford noted long ago, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."

It’s often the case that failures prove much more meaningful than success to one’s professional development. Here are thre...

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Procurement | Artificial Intelligence

Be the Procurement Innovator
Jay Krishnan

Procurement and innovation don’t have to be at odds. Progressive Procurement leaders are taking charge to make innovation a priority, leveraging technology such as artificial intelligence to drive results beyond cost savings.

Recently, at the Procurement Leaders Indirect Category Conference, I ha...

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Procurement | Artificial Intelligence | Legal

Breaking the Mold in Legal Services Procurement
Bill Brooks

Many in the legal profession have likely heard something about artificial intelligence (AI) by now. But in this nascent stage of a game-changing technology, most lawyers (along with lots of other professionals) are just starting to explore how AI can benefit them and their firms.

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Artificial Intelligence | Marketing

How AI Can Help Brands Find the Best Agency Talent
Charlie Byron

Picture a marketer named Lena at a global apparel brand, charged with creating buzz for the opening of a new store in London. It’s happening in less than three months, and she needs an agency partner that can drive awareness. She’d like to build an in-store brand experience, potentially using virtua...

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Procurement | Artificial Intelligence | Globalization

The Future of Sourcing is Now
Erez Yereslove

Innovative sourcing technology can enable local businesses to dramatically expand their reach and transform into global businesses; it can empower already global businesses to go where they’ve not gone before. This is possible when you have the right partner for every project. In this blog post, we’...

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