Michael Cadieux was the Americas Chief Procurement Officer of one of the largest communication firms in the world. But he left safe and stable employment to strike it out on his own.
Why? I aim to find out.
Mike and I get into the trends that are emerging in the procurement world, the opportunities he sees to reduce cost and improve productivity, and we get into two massive areas of potential savings in tailspend and tax. Tax totally caught me off guard when we started talking about the scale associated to some of the savings.
Mike's experience and knowledge are immense, and having him on the show to talk about some industry trends was great.
Vitold is the CPO for the America's region for Capgemini (an information services company based out of Paris) and is quickly becoming my favourite Frenchman. Our conversation was focused around the pace of change in technology, and what's required from a procurement and negotiations point of view to keep pace with that change. I'm excited that I was able to get this interview with Vitold as it ties in nicely to the conversation that I had with Howard Richman. His cool French accent may be my favourite part of this whole interview.
Guest: Vitold Horodecki
In this episode, we interview Greg Tennyson, a man called the most forward-thinking procurement executive in the U.S.. Greg is a recognized global executive with extensive experience leading transformative change across a wide range of organizations for Fortune 500 companies. He’s currently the Chief Procurement Officer at VSP Global and previously held the same role at Salesforce.com and Oracle.
He has been featured by Supply and Demand Chain Magazine. He’s heavily involved in the Bay area procurement scene and was actually a founding member of the Bay Area Procurement Council. He sits on a number of advisory boards for emerging high-tech companies, and as you’ll hear in this episode, he’s heavily involved in some upcoming tech in the procurement space.
Guest: Greg Tennyson ScoutRFP, fairmarkit.com
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