• The events of the last 12 months have shined a light on the massive opportunity to accelerate digital transformation efforts in...
    J.J. Freitag
    J.J. Freitag
    SVP Corporate Development and Managing Director, Coupa Ventures

    J.J. is SVP and leader of Corporate Development at Coupa Software and the Managing Director of Coupa Ventures, Coupa's $50M strategic venture fund. He is also a strategic advisor for several independent software companies and has led them through strategic financing and acquisitions. Prior to his time at Coupa, he was COO at SlideRocket, an Azure Portfolio company, purchased by VMWare in April 2011 and then sold to ClearSlide in March 2013.

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    Coupa Ventures logo
  • It’s an interesting time in finance. Stability seems to be returning, indicated by actions such as the OECD revising its GDP...
    Ulrika Haug & Ariane Lindblom
    Ulrika Haug & Ariane Lindblom

    Ulrika Haug is Head of Global Product Marketing for Coupa Pay. She is a B2B tech executive with over 10 years of experience leading marketing and product at Silicon Valley tech companies. She holds a BSE in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MS in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    Ariane Lindblom is Vice President, Product & Segment Marketing at Coupa Software focused on mid-sized and fast-growth business best practices at Coupa. She is passionate about helping organizations to spend smarter to fuel growth, innovation, and unparalleled success.

    Read time: 4 mins
    The 4 Stages of Maturity to Futureproof Financial Health
  • Supplier diversity is a priority for enterprises. Recent survey data found that 74% of organizations now see increased diversity as a...
    Coupa
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    Taking the Lead: The Impetus and Infrastructure of Supplier Diversity
  • Adventures of 3 CIOs that have built a pure SaaS tech stack The global pandemic has accelerated digital transformation for many...
    Travis Hodge, Peter Truman, & Eric Tan
    Travis Hodge, Peter Truman, & Eric Tan

    Peter Truman — Director, Global Technical Solutions Consulting, Coupa Software; and former CIO, Wilko (a $2B British-owned retail chain store)
    Travis Hodge — CIO, Llamasoft (a Coupa Company)
    Eric Tan — SVP, Technology, Coupa Software

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    The Year is 2030 — Your Enterprise IT is 100% in the Cloud
  • Since I last wrote about Coupa’s Business Spend Index (BSI) there have been significant changes in the U.S. economy and the...
    Jeff Collins, Ph.D.
    Jeff Collins, Ph.D.
    VP, Business Value Engineering, Coupa Software

    Jeff Collins is a customer-focused value engineering professional with more than 22 years of experience working with companies across industries to discover and realize business performance improvement and competitive advantage through strategic investment. He is a passionate advocate for partnering with customers to uncover high value opportunities to leverage technology and enterprise software, especially Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Mobility, and Cloud.

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    Re-engineering Coupa's Business Spend Index
  • Non-employees now account for over 40% of the average company’s total workforce. That percentage is even higher in financial services, insurance...
    Steve Knapp
    Steve Knapp
    Vice President, Global Sales | Coupa Contingent Workforce

    Steve Knapp has spent over 16 years in the contingent workforce management industry in roles ranging from professional services to management consulting to sales. He has spoken at dozens of industry conferences, published numerous thought leadership pieces and consulted to hundreds of Global 1000 organizations over the years. At Coupa he leads our Contingent Workforce team which looks to raise the bar of the CW industry and transform how external workforce is managed.

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    Why CIOs Should Care About Your Organization’s Contingent Workforce Program
  • Over the years, cost and efficiency ruled the supply chain agenda. In light of the global pandemic, resiliency and business continuity...
    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.

    Read time: 6 mins
    7 Reasons Why the CPO and CSCO are Smarter Together
  • Some say that the key to success is to start working toward your goal even before you feel ready. This could...
    Coupa
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    Proactive Procurement: The CPO’s Five Keys to Success
  • IT teams have been sorely tested over the past 12 months, and recognition of their importance is, quite rightly, higher than...
    Peter Truman
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    How IT Can Drive Transformational Change (and Save Money)
  • “Women’s History Month has passed, but the work of unleashing the impact of women in business never stops.” —Sheryl Chamberlain, Director...
    Sheryl Chamberlain
    Sheryl Chamberlain
    Director of Alliance, Coupa

    Sheryl joined Coupa in January of 2020 as Director of Alliance. As a global technology executive, she has driven businesses to success, cultivated forward strategies, and aligned business goals. She's a leader who is able to revolutionize practices and change the paradigms of business. A key business asset in numerous major technology moves, strategies, and programs, she has built a reputation as an instrumental business partner and asset.

    Beyond her executive influences and impactful strategies, Sheryl is an advocate for social impact and change. She has lent her insight and voice to numerous board seats and memberships with Aleria Research Council, Forbes Nonprofit Council, New York Academy of Science, How Women Lead, IMPCT Coffee, National Diversity Council, and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Additionally, Sheryl has earned numerous industry awards and recognition including Tribute to Women, (TWIN), Women in Technology from Dallas Business Journal, and Global Innovation Partner of the Year from EMC.

    Read time: 3 mins
    A Seat at the Table
  • Consider this: Business Spend Management (BSM) sits alongside CRM and HCM as a key business processes that every business needs to...
    John Callan
    John Callan
    Sr. Director, EMEA Product & Segment Marketing, Coupa

    John Callan is responsible for product marketing and go-to-market strategies for the Coupa Spend Management platform. John earned his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a dual degree in Engineering and Mathematics from University of Dublin, Trinity College.

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    ERP Errors: When It Comes to Integration, Focus on Business Value
  • The E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed into law in 2016 and represented the broadest approach to codifying individuals'...
    Joe Henderson, Duncan Mack, & Matt Tichon
    Joe Henderson, Duncan Mack, & Matt Tichon

    Joe Henderson is Principal, Value Solutions Consultant at Coupa. He is a subject matter expert in the Supply Chain Design and Planning practice and consults with partner firms on unique ways to leverage emerging technology and process trends for value creation. Joe brings 15 years of Operations, Continuous Improvement, and Data Science experience to advancing the Supply Chain narrative.

    Duncan Mack is an Alliances Director in Coupa’s Alliances EMEA team. In this role he forges strong relationships and partnerships with Coupa’s strategic Alliance Partners to drive mutual benefit and sustainable value. Duncan has spent the last 20 years in the Technology Sector working in a variety of Commercial and Alliance roles across multiple industry verticals and geographies.

    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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    Are You Ready for Supply Chain's GDPR?
  • At a recent ProcureCon Indirect Connect virtual conference, Michael van Keulen, Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa, and Ryan Flynn, Principal and...
    Michael van Keulen & Ryan Flynn
    Michael van Keulen & Ryan Flynn

    Michael van Keulen is the Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa Software, responsible for driving best-in-class procurement practices across the company to support business development. Michael is passionate about acting as a resource for peers looking to digitally transform procurement.

    Ryan Flynn is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Management & Digital Procurement practice. He has 17+ years of experience guiding global retail and consumer products companies through technology-enabled procurement transformations to deliver bottom-line cost savings. He leads Deloitte’s Global CPO Survey, as well as the firm’s Third Party Management practice.

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    3 Concerns Keeping Procurement Leaders Awake at Night
  • While it took a year of unprecedented disruption, the C-suite is now putting a strong focus on supply chain resiliency. CEOs...
    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.

    Read time: 2 mins
    2021: The Year to Build Supply Chain Resiliency
  • As the world comes together for Earth Day April 22, 2021, it’s a good reminder for supply chain leaders to take...
    Ryan Purcell
    Ryan Purcell
    Sr. Director, Engagement Management - Supply Chain, Coupa

    Ryan is a Supply Chain leader with 14+ years of experience at the intersection of global public health, supply chains, sustainability and technology.

    He has consulted on supply chain design in over 30 countries across six continents and myriad industries including customers in the commercial and public sectors, as well as the US Department of Defense. In the public health domain, he has advised the WHO, The Global Fund, World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst other international organizations on programs ranging from HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, Malaria Prevention, and COVID-19 vaccination. Ryan completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and is an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador.

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    Profitable Sustainability Solutions for Supply Chains