Next week’s line-up of shows features interviews with execs from IBM and Xchanging by Jon Hansen

Posted on May 10, 2013


While the world of procurement is never boring, some week’s have an added pop to them in that you get an opportunity to cover two of the hottest stories that are trending at a particular moment in time.

On Tuesday, May 14th at 12:00 Noon EST, I will be airing my interview with Alisa Maclin, who is Vice President of Marketing for IBM’s Smarter Commerce Initiative.  During the 30 plus minute broadcast, we will be talking about IBM’s upcoming Global Summit 2013 in Nashville and Monaco.

IBM's Alisa Maclin

IBM’s Alisa Maclin

Here is the link to the interview:  IBM’s Smarter Commerce Global Summit 2013 Preview

On Friday, May 17th at 11:30 AM EST, Xchanging’s Director of Solutions Kaushik Dasbiswas will join me live to talk about his company’s recent white paper Unlocking value from indirect spend through a sourcing maturity model.

Xchanges Kaushik Dasbiswas

Xchanging’s Kaushik Dasbiswas

Has many of you already know, my research into the area of managing indirect spend through the development of an Internet platform structured around an agent-based as opposed to equation-based model was funded by the government’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development program back in the late 90s.

The results of that research led to my launch of this blog in May 2007 as well as numerous articles and white papers including Acres of Diamonds: The Value of Managing Low-Dollar, High Transactional Volume Spend.  The Acres paper is now for the first time available to the general public.

I am very much looking forward to gaining Kaushik’s perspective on the maturation model to which the paper refers; especially in the context of the past decade.