Teleconference/Webinar - Technology Tools of the Trade

August 17, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Join us on Thursday, August 17, 12 noon -1:00 p.m. (Call-in/Connection instructions will be sent to registrants the day before the event.)

Ardent Partners' Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini presents the key findings from his recently published State of Procurement 2017 report recently published. 'This year, Ardent’s State of Procurement report, is referred to as CPO Rising 2017: Tools of the Trade. Over the years, Ardent has tackled a broad range of issues in the report - from procurement agility and innovation to talent development/management and performance measurement. For the first time, Andrew and Ardent Partners is looking at the technology tools ("Tools of the Trade") necessary to take you and your procurement team to the next level of performance.

The webinar will:

  • examine the general competencies and capabilities of procurement organizations today
  • highlight the management strategies and tactics that leading CPOs use to get the most from their teams It will also
  • presents a comprehensive, industry-wide view into what is happening in the world of procurement
  • capture the experience, performance, perspective, and intentions of 313 CPOs and other procurement executives.

The webinar will also include benchmark statistics, analysis, and recommendations that procurement teams can use to better understand the state of procurement today. It will also help procurement leaders gain insight into best practices, benchmark themselves against the Best-in-Class, and ultimately improve their operations and performance. 

This is an online event you won’t want to miss.

About Andrew Bartolini:

Andrew is a globally-recognized expert in accounts payable, sourcing, procurement, and supply management. He focuses his research and efforts on helping enterprises develop and execute strategies to achieve operational excellence within their finance and procurement departments. Andrew is also the publisher of CPO Rising, the news and research site for Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement leaders (

He is an advisor to corporate executives and leading solution providers alike and is a sought-after presenter, having lectured and presented more than 300 times in eight different countries. Over the past decade, Andrew has benchmarked thousands of enterprises across all facets of their accounts payable, sourcing, procurement, and supply management operations. He actively covers the technology marketplace as well as trends in sourcing, procurement, supply management, and accounts payable.

Andrew has been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive three 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. He welcomes your comments at or 617.752.1620.



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