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Featured across the Blog Talk Radio Network, The PI Social Media's flagship radio show PI Window has been called "one of the most popular PODcasts in North America" by social media expert Shel Israeli. Over these past few years PI Window on Business has covered a diverse range of topics welcoming guests from the world of business, politics and entertainment. The next 500 shows will be equally engaging.

Featured across the Blog Talk Radio Network, The PI Social Media's flagship radio show PI Window has been called "one of the most popular PODcasts in North America" by social media expert Shel Israeli. Over these past few years PI Window on Business has covered a diverse range of topics welcoming guests from the world of business, politics and entertainment. The next 500 shows will be equally engaging.
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Featured across the Blog Talk Radio Network, The PI Social Media's flagship radio show PI Window has been called "one of the most popular PODcasts in North America" by social media expert Shel Israeli. Over these past few years PI Window on Business has covered a diverse range of topics welcoming guests from the world of business, politics and entertainment. The next 500 shows will be equally engaging.

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Episodes

Microsoft President Kevin Peesker Talks About The Need For More Women In STEM

4/6/2018
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At the recent Long View Systems #ActivateDigital2018 Conference, I had the opportunity to meet with some of the most notable thought leaders from the high tech industry and beyond. In what is the first of eight podcast interviews I did with amazing individuals such as Microsoft’s new President Kevin Peesker, NetApp’s Jon Mellon, and HPE’s new Vice President and General Manager John Dathan about digital transformation and its impact on our world today. This week I sit down with Microsoft...

Duration:00:41:34

What Is Our Digital Future? (This Week: NetApp VP Jon Mellon)

3/21/2018
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At the recent Long View Systems #ActivateDigital2018 Conference, I had the opportunity to meet with some of the most notable thought leaders from the high tech industry and beyond to talk about digital transformation and its impact on everything from business, to the economy and even gender from the standpoint of the pressing need for more women in the STEM fields. and our every day lives in general. In what is the first of eight podcast interviews I did with amazing individuals such as...

Duration:00:27:48

Acquisition News: Ivalua CMO Alex Saric Talks About Directworks Acquisition

11/3/2017
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Back in April I welcomed Ivalua SVP Sales and Business Development Amol Joshi to the show to talk about the company's big win Arizona, as well as successes with Quebec Hydro, Toronto’s Cadillac Fairview, and other notable account wins including US Foods, Honeywell and Credit Suisse. To say that Ivalua is a company on the rise may be an understatement, especially given their recent acquisition of Directworks, a company who has cloud-based platform that provides supplier management and...

Duration:00:30:31

Horizon 2017 Panel: The Evolution of Supplier Risk Assessment and Mitigation

11/1/2017
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In October I had the privilege of moderating two panels featuring international industry experts discussing some of our industry's most pressing questions. I am pleased to provide you with this PI Window On The World exclusive broadcast of one of those discussions which were on supplier risk assessment and mitigation. INNOVATION TRACK (Lafitte Room) The Evolution of Supplier Risk Assessment and Mitigation - A Panel Discussion Panelists: Ada Ortega, Vice President - Strategic Sourcing and...

Duration:00:52:08

The Risking It All Series: One-On-One with The Hackett Group's Chris Sawchuk

10/30/2017
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Okay, so I took some liberties with the famous Mark Twain, and Charles Dudley Warner joke about the weather and made it about risk. However, and different from the weather, procurement professionals can do something about risk, but for whatever reason choose not to. At least this is what one study reported when it was disclosed that while 80 percent of companies do background checks on their employees, just 20 percent screen their suppliers. Joining me today to talk about this disconnect...

Duration:00:31:39

Procurious Big Ideas Summit: Rethinking What's Possible

9/6/2017
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The Procurious Big Ideas Summit that is scheduled to take place on September 28th in Chicago promises to bring across the pond the same energy and insights as last years event in the UK. To do this, the organizers have lined up an impressive array of speakers, one of whom will be joining me today. Over the next 30-minutes, I will be talking with Sibylline CEO Justin Crump, and we will be focusing on the following discussion points; 1. Your bio states that you are the CEO of Sibylline Ltd,...

Duration:00:55:02

A Discussion With Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey Smith

3/23/2017
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One top public sector procurement expert suggests that the additional $2 million that Santa Clara County is going to pay to KPMG to review its procurement practice makes absolutely no sense. Or as he put it, there is no amount of service or insight that KPMG – or any consulting firm for that matter, can provide that would come close to justifying not just the additional $2 million, but the total $3.3 million that the County will spend. In today's segment, I welcome Santa Clara County...

Duration:00:38:17

THOMASNET – D&B Partnership: Now This Is A Story To Watch

3/10/2017
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The partnership between THOMASNET.com (formerly the Thomas Register), a company that is more than 100 years old, and Dunn & Bradstreet (a company that is more than 150 years old) to protect supply chains against disruption due to unforeseen risks, is a potential game changer. Today I will be joined by THOMASNET President and CEO, Tony Uphoff, to talk about the new partnership focusing on the following three questions; 1. Given the length of time, your respective organizations have been in...

Duration:00:31:45

Procurement Unplugged: Turning Big Ideas Into Meaningful Action

5/11/2016
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Last month I welcomed to the show Procurious' Tania Seary to talk about the state of our industry and the then upcoming Big Ideas Conference. Today, I am once again joined by Tania Seary, to not only revisit some of the questions we discussed last time, but to learn about any new revelations that resulted from the event, including their impact on the procurement world. During this 30 minute segment I will be asking her the following questions: 1. In the last segment we talked about the...

Duration:00:37:27

THOMASNET.com (Tom Greco and Travis Sherbine) Briefing with Jon Hansen

5/10/2016
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In this advanced briefing of their presentation at the upcoming ISM2016 conference titled "Why Buyers Find it Tough to Connect with SMB Suppliers and What They Can Do About It"?, I am happy to welcome to the show Tom Greco, vice president, THOMASNET.com, and Travis Sherbine, vice president, marketing and product management, THOMASNET.com.

Duration:00:29:32

CBC Next Gen Dragon Nicole Verkindt talks about her latest business venture

5/5/2016
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Nicole Verkindtis a frequent commentator on Canadian news outlets CBC's Exchange, "The Round Up", and is a "Dragon" on CBC's "Next Gen Dragons Den" focused on investing in early stage technology start ups. She is alsothe founder of OMX (theomx.com), an online platform that helps organizations "buy local" by pushing out opportunities to organizations that match the requirements. The platform also manages and tracks total job creation and economic impact from large projects, primarily large...

Duration:00:31:35

Procurement Unplugged: A New Wave Era Company Talks About The Future

3/30/2016
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Back in 2013, our expert panel identified Market Dojo as one of the first New Wave Companies to watch. Here we are in 2016 and we want to know how the has company fared during a time of significant change and transformation. Today I will be joined by executives from Market Dojo as I ask them the following three questions: How has the company evolved since 2013 when our panel had first selected you as a New Wave Company to watch?What is your interpretation of where the industry is now at...

Duration:00:41:39

Buyers Meeting Point Weekly Commentary for December 7th, 2015

12/7/2015
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This week our guest audio excerpt is from an unusually entertaining video from Next Level Purchasing Association President Charles Dominick on traditional vs non traditional approaches to recruiting. The video was posted to YouTube on November 9th, so here is what I'm guessing happened. Right after the NLPA Halloween party, Charles found a box of leftover costumes and a case of Red Bull before going into a planning session on procurement recruiting. The result is an absolutely hysterical...

Duration:00:09:06

Ask the Expert – Nine questions critical to the future of procurement WEBINAR

9/22/2015
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Jon Hansen and Kelly Barner are the co-authors of ‘Procurement at a Crossroads: Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry’ (November 2015) takes a close look at the field of procurement during a time of extraordinary transition. In the book, the authors identify nine key questions critical to those in the profession and then present multiple perspectives on each. The topics include changing professional demographics, technology, media coverage, public vs private sector,...

Duration:01:07:51

Buyers Meeting Point Weekly Commentary for September 21st, 2015

9/21/2015
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In this week's guest audio, we look at procurement from a particularly illuminating perspective – and that is the sales perspective. Elliot Epstein is the CEO of Salient Communications and as a sales professional he has partnered with CIPS to bring sales and procurement professionals to better understand each other. In this excerpt he addresses what sales professionals should do about procurement's 'rules of engagement' as well as when they realize their solution is new to the prospective...

Duration:00:13:19

Buyers Meeting Point Weekly Commentary for September 14th, 2015

9/14/2015
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This week's guest audio touches on the dark side of collaborative business relationships – the fallout for all parties if and when they fail. It was recently reported that Suzuki and Volkswagen have finally completed their 'divorce' or the breakup of their 2009 partnership that was supposed to bring market, manufacturing, and technical expertise together for the benefit of both parties. But does this real life cautionary tale demonstrate what not to do or should it discourage other...

Duration:00:09:12

Buyers Meeting Point Weekly Commentary for August 31st, 2015

8/31/2015
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This week's guest audio comes from Dustin Mattison. His Future of Supply Chain podcast series offers weekly interviews with leading supply chain thought leaders. The podcasts can be seen on YouTube and his blog is part of the Kinaxis Supply Chain Expert Community. In this podcast Mattison interviews Julio Franca, a Director at the global, boutique management consulting firm Spin Consulting. The excerpt we are about to hear is the first question of the podcast and in it Franca addresses...

Duration:00:10:47

Buyers Meeting Point Weekly Commentary for August 24th, 2015

8/24/2015
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Panel Discussion on The Politics of Procurement This week's guest audio comes from a panel discussion moderated by Code for America. They create open source solutions and facilitate a collaborative community around their use. Code for America also hosts an annual summit that brings together public sector innovators and the organizations that collaborate with them – and that is where this particular recording was made: at a 2014 summit panel on public sector procurement. In this exchange,...

Duration:00:09:51

An Introduction To The ISM Mastery Model

8/13/2015
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While part of ISM2015 is celebrating the past 100 years, it’s more about focusing on the 100 years ahead. Thomas W. Derry, ISM CEO, made that focus front and center during his press conference to launch the ISM Mastery Model. The ISM Mastery Model is a major step forward in training practitioners and growing the profession. Joining me today to talk about this new program is Lara Nichols. Lara isSenior Vice President, Procurement of NFP You can learn more about the ISM Mastery Model through...

Duration:00:28:39

Buyers Meeting Point Weekly Commentary for August 10th, 2015

8/10/2015
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Procurement Career Development - Is MBA vs. Certification a False Choice? This week our audio comes from a Financial Times conversation with Ian Clarke, Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School.The core question in the discussion is whether MBA programs provide professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to have competitive careers in today's business environment or whether they are too technical. The full video can be viewed on YouTube:...

Duration:00:09:26

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