Peter Smith

peter smithMD, Procurement Excellence Ltd & Co-founder of Spend Matters UK/Europe

Peter has over 25 years experience in procurement and supply chain as a manager, procurement director, consultant, analyst and writer. He edits Spend Matters UK / Europe, and with Jason Busch, the founder of Spend Matters in the US, has developed it into a leading web-based resource for procurement and industry professionals. Peter is also Managing Director of Procurement Excellence Ltd, a leading specialist consulting firm, and is recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts in public and private sector procurement performance improvement.   Peter has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and his first (co-authored) book, “Buying Professional Services”, was published by the Economist Books in June 2010.  Before moving into consultancy, he was Procurement Director for the NatWest Group, the Department of Social Security (the DSS), and the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, and held senior positions in the Mars Group.


Session Details

Procurement Technology: A Paradigm Shift in How We Source Solutions

Rewind 12 years, the procurement tech landscape travelled in the slipstream of global Financial platforms, typically in larger on premise ERP implementations, cloud for the few.
Today we’re seeing a different picture of procurement technology consumerism. What we’re buying, from whom and how it’s being managed has changed – significantly.

Benefits of attending this session include:

> Learn how the market for buying technology is shifting
> Understand who you should be talking to for which procurement modules
> Stay up to date on what tech is out there for your needs