• The past year has brought on unprecedented challenges to organizations all over the globe, across industries, and of all shapes and...
    Ray Martinelli
    Ray Martinelli
    Chief People Officer, Coupa Software

    Ray brings more than 20 years of experience in global human resource management with industry-leading, high-growth companies in Silicon Valley. Ray earned a master's degree in organizational development from Golden Gate University and a bachelor's degree in organizational communications from Sacramento State University.

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    Coupa Named as One of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology in 2021
  • In response to the pandemic-driven global disruption over the past year, supply chain agendas are now moving more from efficiency and...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

    Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

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    Why Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together
  • If we have learned anything new about supply chains this past year, it’s that they are not stagnant. Instead, they are...
    Matt Tichon
    Matt Tichon
    VP of Industry Strategy, Coupa

    Matt Tichon is the Vice President of Industry Strategy at Coupa, where he serves as a thought leader for the Digital Supply Chain Twin, advanced analytics, and applied AI. With a long history of leading supply chain transformations, he leverages his 25 years of experience in executive and senior-level supply chain roles spanning consulting, technology, manufacturing, and distribution — and is one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2021's Pros to Know.

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    4 Gartner Hype Cycle Supply Chain Technologies That Power Continuous Innovation
  • The artificial intelligence (AI) teams at Coupa often need to apply the latest technology in creative ways to solve problems for...
    Sandip Mandlecha and Hongyang Yu
    Sandip Mandlecha and Hongyang Yu

    Sandip Mandlecha is a Data Scientist with the Coupa InvoiceSmash team. He is responsible for designing and developing AI-based solutions to extract data from invoices. He has a total of 8 years of experience, with two MBAs — one in Analytics from NMIMS University, and another in Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication from University of Pune.

    Hongyang Yu is a senior data scientist with the Coupa InvoiceSmash team. He is building deep learning as well as traditional ML algorithms to understand and parse information from electronic invoices. He holds a PhD in Automation Science and Engineering, and joined Coupa in 2018. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, working on industrial automation.

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    TableNet: A Smart and Automated System to Extract Tables From Invoices
  • I view mentorship as “the gift that keeps on giving.” A mentor’s gift is one of time and encouragement. And speaking...
    Sally Stephens
    Sally Stephens
    VP, Alliance Programs, Coupa Software

    With more than 25 years of global channel experience, Sally Stephens leads the strategy and implementation of Coupa’s overall partner programs, including the program development, the go-to market strategy, and channel operations.

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    Getting the Most Out of Mentorship
  • Coupa is a company built on an obsessive and unwavering commitment to making our customers successful. For us, it’s more than...
    Mark Riggs
    Mark Riggs
    Chief Customer Officer, Coupa

    Mark is the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at Coupa where he champions, orchestrates, and advances the customer experience across Coupa's ever-more-complex range of customer interactions. With more than 25 years of experience, Mark has a consistent track record of creating and scaling customer-facing teams across organizations while delivering optimal success to internal and external stakeholders. Prior to Coupa, Mark worked as the Chief Customer Officer and General Manager for Bazaarvoice during the period of rapid revenue growth and was also part of the team that led the company through its initial public offering (IPO).

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    Coupa Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Procure-to-Pay Solutions
  • When Spendsetter Julie Scott-Bryant was brought in as Group Chief Procurement Officer for AXA, she immediately focused on streamlining operational efficiencies...
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    AXA Group CPO, Julie Scott-Bryant, Speaks About the Journey of Transformation
  • Support the move from passive reporting to the active influencing of spend by harnessing the power of Environmental, Social, and Governance...
    Phil Foti
    Phil Foti
    Director, Product Strategy & Innovation at Coupa

    Phil Foti is Director, Product Strategy & Innovation at Coupa Software, Sustainability Lead, and a Coupa Cares Board Member. He holds Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in the fields of Management Science/Economics and Computer Science/Mathematics from the State University of New York College at Cortland, and currently lives in the San Francisco bay area.

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    How to Extend Supply Chain Sustainability Across Procurement
  • Donna Wilczek recently posted about a Coupa customer who saved $300M (versus their current spend) on a single sourcing event. This...
    Michael Watson and Arne Andersson
    Michael Watson and Arne Andersson

    Mike Watson heads the AI COE at Coupa, he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and 20+ years of experience leading global supply chain business teams. Mike co-founded Opex Analytics and grew the company to success in the AI market prior to integrating with LLamasoft and now Coupa.  He is also an adjunct professor at two masters programs at Northwestern University and the co-author of two books (Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design).

    Arne Andersson (Ph.D. in Computer Science) is VP of engineering at Coupa Software. He was one of the founders of Trade Extensions, now Coupa Sourcing Optimization (CSO). Apart from 20+ years in advanced eSourcing, he has an academic background within algorithms and optimization. He has been Chair Professor and Head of Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University. Arne is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and he serves in the program committee for Information, Communication & Systems Technologies in the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

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    $300 Million and a Nobel Prize
  • President Biden signed a wide-ranging Executive Order on February 24th geared towards ensuring the resilience of America’s supply chains. One of...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

    Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

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    5 Ways to Bolster Success of Executive Order for Semiconductor Supply Chains
  • The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed vulnerabilities in the supply chains of global enterprises everywhere. This is motivating...
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    Understanding the Future of Global Supply Chains
  • To compete as a global business and avoid compliance headaches, it's imperative to keep on top of global invoicing trends. Today...
    Abigail Myers-Antiaye
    Abigail Myers-Antiaye
    Senior Product Compliance Manager, Coupa

    Abigail Myers-Antiaye is Coupa’s Senior Product Compliance Manager. After receiving her Law LLB (Hons) Degree from University of Nottingham, she studied the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP University London in Holborn. For over five years, she has worked in Product Compliance with a specific focus on Invoicing and Global Indirect Tax Compliance, and has significant experience with helping companies understand and implement invoicing solutions in line with indirect tax rules.

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    3 Global Invoicing Trends to Watch
  • This is the final part of the 3-part series about how companies must evolve their Procurement Operating Model to the next...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

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    Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 3: Technology
  • Every day, we wake up dreaming of new ways for our customers to obtain maximum value through Business Spend Management. Value...
    Raja Hammoud
    Raja Hammoud
    Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Coupa Software

    Raja has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space. She came to Coupa from Adobe Systems where she directed Product Marketing for its business process management business, resulting in Adobe's recognition as a leader in respective industry evaluations. Raja received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer Science with high distinction from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

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    Coupa Named to Fast Company’s 2021 List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies
  • Even though it is a common term and has been around for a long time, there is a lot of confusion...
    Michael Watson
    Michael Watson
    VP of Artificial Intelligence, Coupa

    Mike Watson heads the AI COE at Coupa, he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and 20+ years of experience leading global supply chain business teams. Mike co-founded Opex Analytics and grew the company to success in the AI market prior to integrating with LLamasoft and now Coupa.  He is also an adjunct professor at two masters programs at Northwestern University and the co-author of two books (Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design).

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    How Coupa Defines Artificial Intelligence