• Although IT leaders take great pride in maintaining existing systems, enhancing critical applications and responding to the requests of their end...
    Mark Settle
    Mark Settle
    CIO, Okta

    Mark Settle is a seven-time CIO with broad business experience in the information services, enterprise software, consumer products, high-tech distribution, financial services and oil and gas industries. He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies, maintained the R&D infrastructure required for software product development, and hosted customer-facing delivery systems for commercial products and services. Settle serves on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley venture firms and pioneered the adoption of service management and cloud computing technologies in several large enterprises. He currently serves as the CIO of Okta, a provider of cloud-based solutions for identity and mobility management, and a Coupa customer. A version of this article previously appeared on CIO.com.

    Read time: 14 mins
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  • Pause if you will for just a moment and think about the spend management environment a dozen years ago. The iPhone...
    Rob Bernshteyn
    Rob Bernshteyn
    CEO & Chairman, Coupa Software

    Rob Bernshteyn previously served as part of the executive management team at SuccessFactors (now part of SAP), running product marketing & management for this leader in HCM SaaS software. He also worked in product management at Siebel Systems, management consulting at McKinsey, and SAP systems integration consulting at Accenture. Bernshteyn holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of New York at Albany.

    Read time: 4 mins
    Is Finance ready to reap the benefits of BSM?
  • Since the Great Recession, mid-market companies have come into their own, on average recovering and growing at a much faster clip...
    Donna Wilczek
    Donna Wilczek
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Coupa Software

    She is an executive sponsor of the Coupa Executive Advisory Board and an inventor with multiple software patents.

    Read time: 10 mins
    The staying warm guide to choosing technology solutions
  • Back in 2005, while working for Sun Microsystems, I was delivering a keynote at a computing event in Moscow. One of...
    Bob Worrall
    Bob Worrall
    SVP and Chief Information Officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the Coupa Executive Advisory Board

    Bob has more than 25 years of experience leading high performance IT teams and contributing business value through the adoption of progressive technologies.

    Read time: 9 mins
    A Building in the Clouds with a Person in the Window
  • Artificial intelligence, Fintech and robotic process automation were among the top business news trends of 2017. Not surprisingly, posts on those...
    Coupa
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  • It used to be that IT had one set of customers, and they were internal, and one system to maintain: The...
    Paul Tuxford
    Paul Tuxford
    Former CIO, The Global Fund

    Paul Tuxford is a technology thought leader in Europe, and the former CIO of The Global Fund.

    Read time: 10 mins
    A Turtle at the Finish Line and a Rabbit Trying to Beat it
  • Machine learning is being talked about an awful lot in the business world these days, and rightfully so, since we’ve made...
    Paddy Lawton
    Paddy Lawton
    General Manager, Coupa Spend Analytics, Coupa Software

    Paddy Lawton is the founder of London-based Spend360, which was acquired by Coupa in January of 2017. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Digital Union. He holds a BSc in Computing and Software Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

    Read time: 10 mins
    Motherboard with An Image of a Brain
  • Artificial intelligence is not new, but suddenly everyone seems to be talking about it. As I explained in my last article...
    Paddy Lawton
    Paddy Lawton
    General Manager, Coupa Spend Analytics, Coupa Software

    Paddy Lawton is the founder of London-based Spend360, which was acquired by Coupa in January of 2017. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Digital Union. He holds a BSc in Computing and Software Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

    Read time: 11 mins
    A businessman and a Robot.
  • Back in the day when cloud computing was new, simply delivering your software as a service from the cloud was a...
    Kendra Von Esh
    Kendra Von Esh
    Executive Strategic Advisor, Coupa

    Kendra Von Esh, a former CIO at Veolia, has been a trusted advisor and CIO for the past decade developing value added strategies and solutions transforming businesses with technology. Von Esh joined Coupa last year to leverage her executive experience and active involvement in CIO communities and industry boards to create inspiring dialogue and change strategies cross-functionally.

    Read time: 12 mins
    Picture of a Cloud
  • Suddenly, the business world is all atwitter over robotic process automation (RPA), and I am talking to many business leaders who...
    Todd Dooley, CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA
    Todd Dooley, CPA, CMA, CFM, CIA
    Chief Financial Officer, CentralSquare Technologies

    Todd Dooley is a member of the Coupa Executive Advisory Board. Todd has 20+ years in a variety of finance and accounting roles at Ceridian, IBM and 3M ranging from auditing, controllership, pricing, financial analysis, financial consolidations, shared services, customer and product profitability, and FP&A systems.

    Read time: 12 mins
    Inside of a Robot
  • Back in January, Coupa acquired Spend360, a leader in artificial intelligence for spend management founded by Paddy Lawton, the author of...
    Paddy Lawton
    Paddy Lawton
    General Manager, Coupa Spend Analytics, Coupa Software

    Paddy Lawton is the founder of London-based Spend360, which was acquired by Coupa in January of 2017. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Digital Union. He holds a BSc in Computing and Software Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

    Read time: 24 mins
    Artificial Intelligence Comes to Spend Management
  • Back in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, ERP systems ruled the enterprise technology landscape. The thinking then was that megasuites...
    Kendra Von Esh
    Kendra Von Esh
    Executive Strategic Advisor, Coupa

    Kendra Von Esh, a former CIO at Veolia, has been a trusted advisor and CIO for the past decade developing value added strategies and solutions transforming businesses with technology. Von Esh joined Coupa last year to leverage her executive experience and active involvement in CIO communities and industry boards to create inspiring dialogue and change strategies cross-functionally.

    Read time: 10 mins
    Digital image representing the internet.
  • Back in the early ‘90s, ERP systems revolutionized manufacturing and supply chain management, giving companies an automated way manage the end-to-end...
    Kendra Von Esh
    Kendra Von Esh
    Executive Strategic Advisor, Coupa

    Kendra Von Esh, a former CIO at Veolia, has been a trusted advisor and CIO for the past decade developing value added strategies and solutions transforming businesses with technology. Von Esh joined Coupa last year to leverage her executive experience and active involvement in CIO communities and industry boards to create inspiring dialogue and change strategies cross-functionally.

    Read time: 12 mins
    People Walking in a Maze with a Path Erased In
  • What will 2017 bring for IT? We asked some of the smartest CIOs we know—Frank Yanan, Victor Tung, Paul Tuxford, and...
    Coupa
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  • SaaS is not just changing the way software is delivered. It’s changing the way software vendors and customers work together. What’s...
    Ravi Thakur
    Ravi Thakur
    Senior Vice President, Business Acceleration, Coupa Software

    Ravi Thakur has more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise software, holding executive level positions from support, development, professional services, operations, pre-sales, and more.

    Read time: 11 mins
    Three People with Two Shaking Hands