The CPO Rising 2018 summit, held in Boston on November 7th, saw leading analyst firm Ardent Partners present five CPO awards to industry leaders. In addition to awards for individual CPO’s, industry-disrupting teams, and the ‘Innovator of the Year’, Ardent Partners welcomed Scott Singer into the CPO Rising Hall of Fame, in recognition of Mr Singer’s “career spent leading large, global procurement organisations”.
Singer said: “It is an honor to be recognised by what I consider to be a premier research and advisory firm like Ardent Partners… I value my relationship with Ardent’s analyst team and I am thrilled to join such a prestigious list of CPO Rising Hall of Famers.”
Other awards distributed were the “Chief Procurement Officer of the Year” to Sarah Malconian, of the Harvard Strategic Procurement team; “Best Team Performance” to the procurement team at Watermark Retirement Communities; “Innovator of the Year” to Dennis Silva for “for helping unlock new opportunities for his company by fostering engagement among supply management professionals, institutional leaders, and their suppliers”; and the award for “Technology Excellence” was presented to the procurement team at Brighthouse Financial, for achievements using automation initiatives to drive innovation “across the full scope of procurement operations, including dramatic reductions in the requisition-to-purchase order cycle time and delivering a unified source-to-pay experience to the larger enterprise”.
Andrew Bartolini, founder and CRO at Ardent Partners said of the event: “The procurement profession continues to advance and thrive because of new and innovative strategies and technologies, like those on display at the CPO Rising 2018 Summit”.