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Xoomworks at eWorld September 2017 – Event Highlights

It has now become tradition for Xoomworks to attend eWorld, the leading bi-annual event for procurement innovation; and the September event was all about innovation, from procurement automation, risk management through to how the internet is affecting procurement. For us this was a great opportunity to catch up with other industry leaders, connect with potential […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Cloud? – Getting To Grips With Supplier Collaboration

It’s not uncommon at eWorld for exhibitors to use their speaking slot as an advertisement – but sometimes we can forgive that, as on this occasion, because a) it gave a back-to-basics look at cloud P2P for anyone today still not sure about implementing it and b) it focused on the actual direct benefits felt […]

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NOVO-K at eWorld – Tips For Successful Procurement in the Charity Sector

At the recent eWorld event, Kavita Cooper and Rohan Yoganathan (previously Head of Procurement at Barnardo’s) ran a hands-on workshop aimed at those working in and around the charity sector. Cooper is an ex procurement practitioner (see our article here), who now runs consulting firm Novo-K which supports charity sector clients in procurement performance improvement […]

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Paddy Lawton at eWorld – Machine Learning and Procurement Benefits

At the recent eWorld Procurement and Supply event, Paddy Lawton, founder of Spend360, the analytics firm bought by Coupa earlier this year, spoke about The Inside Story: From Machine Learning to Procurement Benefit Realisation. The session was presented in conjunction with consulting firm Xoomworks, who are probably the leading implementers of large-scale Coupa programmes in the UK.

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Only 8 Weeks Until eWorld Procurement and Supply – Keynote From Dr John Glen

Looking ahead to after the summer holiday period, we will be back at the QEII Centre in Westminster on September 26th 2017 for the latest eWorld Procurement and Supply event. This has become an essential day for practitioners and a wide range of procurement solution providers. Supporting the event is affordable for even relatively small suppliers, unlike […]

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Emerging Trends in Source-to-Settle – Nick Bacon at eWorld

Another highlight at the recent eWorld event was Nick Bacon, partner at EVR, a specialist in eProcurement system selection and implementation, telling us how to implement P2P systems successfully. (EVR is a Basware partner, and the firm sponsored this session). He started his career as a procurement practitioner in firms such as SmithKline Beecham and Goldman […]

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Best Practice – The Holy Grail of Procurement

Another of the presentations we attended at eWorld on March 1st came from Graham Bell and Peter Stediford, both client engagement managers at Capita Integrated Business Solutions. Capita is a provider of financial management software to service-oriented organisations, helping realise cost savings and improve operational effectiveness. (With £600m revenue and 4.5K employees, it’s the second […]

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Nick Wildgoose on Supply Chain Risk at eWorld

This is another article in our series of eWorld Procurement and Supply highlights; in this case, it was Nick Wildgoose of Zurich Insurance Services giving us some insight into supply chain risk. The BCI / CIPS / Zurich Supply Chain Resilience Survey 2016 gave Wildgoose good material for his session – disturbing facts such as […]

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How to Play the Hand you’re Dealt in the Age of Uncertainty

Poker: It’s a game filled with excitement and risk. But just how far does it correlate with the uncertainty of our everyday lives? Last month, Procurious attended eWorld Procurement and Supply where we were  lucky enough to experience a thought provoking talk from Caspar Berry on risk-taking and decision-making in the age of uncertainty. Whatever our […]

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eWorld March 2017 – My First Tradeshow Experience

My name is Henry and I’m the business development Executive here at Market Dojo. Part of my role is to help the company exhibit at eWorld, which is a conference based on supply chain and procurement software. This time around, we decided that we would get up early and drive down to eWorld in the […]

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