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Oct 21, 2016

Procurement Analytics Conferences Feature Emerging of Cognitive Procurement Technologies

I had the opportunity to attend a number of exciting events on procurement analytics in the last month.   First, I attended a CAPS Research event in RTP on Procurement… 

Oct 1, 2016

"Computing at the Edge": Distributed Computing Will Accompany the Internet of Things

I had the opportunity to hear George Moakley, formerly the Enterprise Architect and Strategic Planner at Intel, who is now one of the founders of the new Intelligence at the… 

Sep 23, 2016

Procurement Must Transition into an R&D Based Organization to Exploit Big Data!

I had the opportunity to spend some time at IBM’s Research Triangle Park facility, (the actual hosting site for the Watson computer) this past week.  IBM hosted a roundtable for… 

Sep 14, 2016

1IT Enterprise publishes special issue on Big Data Predictions

The online magazine 1IT Enterprise recently published a special issue on some of the emerging predictions about Big Data in their latest ediction.  Many of the enterprises working in this… 

May 30, 2016

Mapping Product Genomes: The Life Blood of Supply Chains

  One major technological development is being able to map genomes for products. A genome is all of a living thing’s genetic material. It is the entire set of hereditary… 

May 16, 2016

Applying the Laws of Forecasting to Predictive Analytics

I had a chance to meet with my good friend Tom Choi from Arizona State University a couple of weeks ago. We met at the United Club in Chicago, as… 

Apr 27, 2016

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

As organizations move towards visible, high velocity, transparent supply chains, a number of questions arise that are fundamental to the business, but which executive often struggle to answer with any… 

Apr 20, 2016

A Fireside Chat with John Sculley, Apple's former CEO

I sat in on a great session at SIG today, where SIG’s CEO Dawn Tiura had a “fireside chat” with John Sculley.  Sculley was the legendary CEO of Pepsi Cola Co… 

Mar 25, 2016

Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You?

Can people really trust information produced from a system under high stress, high risk, supply chain disruption situations? This problem was indirectly explored by a group of researchers from NC State… 

Mar 15, 2016

What are Block Chains? – Jason Busch on the Future of Money, Trust and Transparency

Jason Busch provided a great view on Block Chains, and their impact on the future of funds in the supply chain, at the Global Procurement Tech Summit in Baltimore. Jason…