Looking to grow your network and learn from the movers and shakers in the procurement arena? You can gain a lot by following and connecting with professionals who have a wide variety of experience, roles, responsibilities and activities. Check out these influential people who are helping the world of purchasing and sourcing evolve and grow into a strategic function that is valued by management and stakeholders.
Kelly Barner is the owner of Buyers Meeting Point, an online resource for procurement and purchasing professionals. Kelly has built a unique perspective on supply management through her time as a practitioner, a consultant at a solution provider and now as an independent thought leader. She has led projects involving members of procurement, supplier and purchasing teams and has practical skills in strategic sourcing program design and management, opportunity assessment and knowledge management. Kelly has co-authored two books, “Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals” in 2014 and “Procurement at a Crossroads” in 2016.
Kelly is also a guest author for Procurement Insider:
- Highlighting the Value of the Procurement Department
- Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes
Lora Cecere is the founder of research firm Supply Chain Insights and runs the popular blog Supply Chain Shaman. She has also co-authored the books “Bricks Matter” and “Metrics that Matter.” With over 35 years of diverse supply chain experience, Lora is keenly interested in topics like supply chain sensing, accelerating innovation through open design networks, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. Lora works with supply chain leaders to take teams to higher levels of excellence.
Tom Derry is the CEO of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), a not-for-profit organization that provides market intelligence, certification, training, and professional development to procurement and supply chain management professionals world-wide. Tom has a broad range of experience including product development, cross-border acquisitions and foreign joint ventures, strategic restructuring of operations and developing profit generating strategic alliances. As the CEO of ISM, Tom is often interviewed by major business and news outlets and he is a frequent speaker at various conferences and professional development events.
🗸 Connect with Tom: LinkedIn
Omid Ghamami is an author, speaker and trainer and is also CEO of the Center for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Excellence which offers the CPSCM™ Certification. Omid brings thought leadership learned from over 18 years at Intel Corporation where he worked his way up the purchasing ranks until he was responsible for nearly $1B in annual expenditures. Omid has worked with organizations like Harvard University, ISM, Fortune Magazine and hundreds of others to advance their purchasing and sales negotiations. Omid’s goal is to enable purchasing and supply chain management organizations to be recognized as a value-added center of profit.
Harold (Hal) Good is a business leader with over 30 years’ experience in public and private procurement and public-private partnerships. He was inducted into the CPO Rising Procurement Hall of Fame in 2016. Hal is a big proponent of procurement professionals being more active and engaged on social media and hosts a LinkedIn Group Procurement Pros, where private and public procurement professionals can share ideas and best practices to facilitate improvements in the procurement function.
Bertrand Maltaverne has extensive experience in the area of procurement and, more precisely, in the impact of technology on procurement processes and organizations. At JAGGAER, Bertrand is a Senior Business Consultant helping organizations achieve success in the digital transformation of their procurement practice. Before joining JAGGAER, he had various responsibilities in the procurement organization of Schneider Electric, a Fortune 500.
Bertrand has written several articles for the Procurement Insider:
- Public vs. Private: Is Procurement Any Different?
- What is the Digital Transformation of Procurement Really About?
- Cognitive Procurement – What Are the Implications?
- The Massive Problem at the Heart of SRM
Sigi Osagie is the author of “Procurement Mojo – Strengthening the Function and Raising Its Profile,” a guide to building a credible procurement brand and a capability to match. He’s a speaker, coach and consultant who focuses on leadership, organizational effectiveness, supply chain management, personal effectiveness and change management.
Tania Seary is a procurement entrepreneur and is the Founding Chairman of Procurious, The Faculty and The Source. During her career, she has been committed to raising the profile of the procurement profession and connecting its leaders. Tania frequently hosts procurement webinars and speaks at high-profile procurement events around the world, including ISM’s Annual Conference and ProcureCon Europe. Tania aims to empower procurement through leadership, networking and social media.
Deborah Stanton is the former CPO at MasterCard, where she led the global supply management team and many other corporate services departments. Now she is the Executive Managing Director at CAPS Research, a non-profit organization advancing the profession of supply management through research and benchmarking. Deb understands that supply professionals are under tremendous pressure to deliver value and she aims to provide avenues for CPOs and their organizations to network and learn from each other.
🗸 Connect with Deb: LinkedIn
Dawn Tiura is the CEO of Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), a global association that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing, shared services and global business services. Dawn is passionate about raising the executive presence of these professionals and she brings this passion to her work as well as dozens of speaking engagements at industry events each year.
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