This is our second influencer list and we feel like we've gotten to know so many amazing people along the way . They are visionaries, they are unafraid to push boundaries and they consistently generate incredibly useful content for us all to digest.
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Bertrand has become a real friend of ours in our quest to improve and transform B2B buying. He is a dynamic project leader with a wealth of experience in the global industry and his procurement posts are not just full of great insights but truly bold visions too. Specialties: Change Management, Innovation/creativity, Purchasing & Logistics, ePurchasing (eSourcing, eProcurement, Spend Analysis), Total Quality Management.
@bmaltaverne on Twitter
As one of our #instaschat Procurement posse, Kelly is editor of the popular Buyers Meeting Point and half of new consultancy Palambridge too. She's one of the true innovators in the field and her insights are a fantastic resource for procurement and purchasing professionals. Her progressive perspective on supply management is based on her time as a practitioner, a consultant at a solution provider, and now as an award winning independent and innovative thought leader.
Her nose for key trends and her dedication is helping her colleagues, and anyone dealing within the procurement space, to become their very best.
@BuyersMeetPoint on Twitter
Jon is yet another fantastic addition to our #instaschat procurement disruption trend. He is editor and lead writer for the PI Social Media Network’s Procurement Insights Blog. He also hosts a very popular podcast on Blog Talk Radio (out of 15k hosts, Jon is ranked in their top 300).
@piblogger1 on Twitter
Harold owns the Procurement Pros LinkedIn group and he’s got 21.6k followers on Twitter — all whilst talking about procurement which is no definitely no mean feat! His posts mostly cover supply chain disruption and tech innovation in procurement which is one of the main reasons we started following his content back in 2015.
@Hal_Good on Twitter
Tina has a truly unique background having worked for both clients and agencies and was among the first to get involved in marketing procurement. She established and built many of the first marketing procurement teams for O2, GSK and Orange & France Telecom. Tina is all about the future of marketing procurement and bringing much needed clarity to at times murky subjects. Also involved with great events like ProcureCon Marketing (we discovered them through Tina's open conversations about speakers and agenda). Definitely worth a follow!
Andrew is a globally recognized expert in sourcing, procurement, accounts payable, and supply management. He has been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive three times so his Twitter feed is definitely one to follow. He has a real passion for helping enterprises develop and execute strategies to achieve operational excellence in procurement and finance, Andrew’s fondness for technology makes him a favourite follow for us...
Andrew is also the publisher of this site, CPO Rising, the first independent media site written for and about Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives.
@andrewbartolini on Twitter
A Brit in L.A, Phil is the Founder & Host of @aopshow. His aim is to help companies elevate role of #procurement. With 17 years of experience across the procurement value chain, Phil’s worked as a practitioner, consultant, service provider and analyst with leading brands including Ford, GM, Pfizer, Ally Financial and Accenture. He's now also half of Palambridge Consultancy with Kelly Barner.
Nic was our first interview on the future of procurement series back in 2015! He's a director or procurement and P2P Advisor for The Hackett Group as well as a key thought leader. It's rare to find someone as passionate about change and its ability to empower poeple and drive performance. Part of our #instaschat group as well as the procurement rebels, he is a great source of innovative perspectives and digital transformation paths.
@Nicwaldenlondon on Twitter
Sara Walsh Evans
Sara is the founder of The Respectory, a truly fantastic initiative helping companies create commercial and social values through respectful procuremet choices. We came across Sara's tweets as she is a firm believer in the fact that procurement must change the way it works. Her work on urging the procurement function to become more familiar with the impacts of its decisions and reshaping its business model based on transparency is definitely a direction we support.
@SaraWalshEvans on Twitter
A CPO with some serious experience in a variety of sectors across the world, David's broad experience in change, transformation + behavioural procurement (BP)/architecture makes him one of the most engaging twitterers around. With a PhD in Behavioral Procurement and a book coming out soon, he's one of our go-to sources for fascinating perspectives and a boost of motivation for understanding how to help change the way procurement works.
@DavidLoseby on Twitter
Ok, a slightly different addition to our list but Chris shares some pretty interesting stuff on Twitter. He's not only a data scientist and a director of pricing & market analysis for
@AspenDental but also an actuary, mathematician, sailor and hobby engineer. We've always found that a different perspective helps broaden horizons so we'll definitely approve of a follow. He's also in the top 10 #DataScience influencers for 2017!
@MrDataScience on Twitter
Let us know thoughts and suggestions. We want to look outside the strict world of procurement as well so if there are any great people with great views, do let us know and we might create a version #2 of the list!
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