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Membership Meeting

May 21, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Mathworks
1 Apple Hill Drive
Natick, MA 01760
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Reflections, Recognition, Rewards and Revelations...All in One Night! 

Join us for the special event of the 2017-2018 membership program season.

We have arranged - fresh from ISM International Conference -  to have a Nationally Recognized Procurement Thought Leader to Present:

RISE OF THE MACHINES: THE FIVE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE PROCUREMENT

Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner and Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners is a globally recognized expert in sourcing, procurement, accounts payable, and supply management. Andrew focuses his research and efforts on helping enterprises develop and execute strategies to achieve operational excellence within their procurement and finance departments. Andrew is also the publisher of CPO Rising, the first independent media site written for and about Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives. Advisor to CPOs and leading solutions companies alike, Andrew is a sought-after presenter, having lectured and presented more than 325 times in eight different countries. Over the past thirteen years, Andrew has benchmarked more than ten thousand distinct enterprises across all facets of their supply management operations and his research is currently part of the Supply Chain/Management curriculum at several US universities. He actively covers the technology marketplace as well as trends in sourcing, procurement, supply management, and accounts payable and has been published or quoted in leading business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, and Fortune, as well as the major trade publications focused on supply management.

Andrew was previously the Vice President & Group Director of Global Supply Management research at another analyst firm where he was responsible for all associated research, services, and programs including the CPO Summit. While there, Andrew authored more than 150 thought leadership pieces of research and analysis that addressed the blend of people, processes, and technologies needed to achieve organizational transformation.

Prior to becoming an analyst, Andrew developed, packaged, deployed, and used supply management solutions on behalf of enterprises in the Global 2000 while working for Ariba and Commerce One. Additionally, his experience in strategic sourcing, business process transformation, and software implementation provides a ‘real-world’ context for his research and writing.

He has been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive multiple times and holds a B.A. in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and an M.B.A in Finance from Indiana University. Follow him on twitter (@andrewbartolini) and contact him at abartolini@ardentpartners.com .

Event Schedule:

5:30 Snacks, Refreshments, and Networking

5:45 Panel of Attendees at the ISM National Conference: What They Heard and What We Should Know

6:15 Recognitions and Installation of 2018-2019 Board of Directors

6:30 Dinner provided by Mathworks

7:00 Evening Special Speaker 

2.5 CEH’s awarded for attendance at each meeting

Tickets

$0.00 Members

$30.00 Non-Members