Coupa has always recognized that businesses want to optimize their spend based on many considerations to create value-based outcomes. We’ve remained...
Brett Simon
Brett Simon
Senior Director of Corporate Development, Coupa Software

Brett Simon is Senior Director of Corporate Development at Coupa, working on both M&A and strategic investments via Coupa Ventures. Prior to Coupa, Brett was at F5 Networks, where he managed a variety of strategic acquisitions for the company, ranging from small “tuck-ins” to $1 billion+ deals. He also spent several years doing sell-side investment banking.

Lesedauer: 2 mins
Coupa invests in Rheaply to drive Sustainable Business Spend Management
In today’s world — where 56% of organizations say they experienced at least moderate disruption to their supply chains from the...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 5 mins
The Power of the Digital Supply Chain: Breaking Things Down
At a panel discussion and webinar on supply chain resiliency, Coupa and The Hackett Group discussed how companies could use a...
Matt Tichon & Dave Hagen
Matt Tichon & Dave Hagen

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.

Dave Hagen is Director, Strategy & Business Transformation at The Hackett Group. He is a seasoned Supply Chain and Technology leader bringing more than 20 years of experience driving success in consumer-facing organizations. With depth throughout the end-to-end supply chain, Dave is particularly passionate about creating client value in the areas of Supply Chain Strategy, Network Optimization, and IBP design and implementation.

Lesedauer: 4 mins
Supply Chain Design Planning: Modeling Risk vs Reward
There is a hidden danger you need to watch out for when bringing new artificial intelligence (AI)–powered algorithms to an organization...
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).

Lesedauer: 4 mins
AI-Powered Savings for Your Business: Don’t Delay!
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.

Lesedauer: 6 mins
7 Reasons Why the Chief Purchasing Officer and Chief Supply Chain Officer are Smarter Together
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.

Lesedauer: 6 mins
Are You Ready for Supply Chain's GDPR?
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.

Lesedauer: 6 mins
Profitable Sustainability Solutions for Supply Chains
U.S. President Biden signed an executive order on the 24th of February, focused on making America’s supply chains resilient. The order...
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.

Lesedauer: 7 mins
9 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Resiliency in Response to the Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains
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.

Lesedauer: 3 mins
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.

Lesedauer: 7 mins
4 Gartner Hype Cycle Supply Chain Technologies That Power Continuous Innovation
E-commerce was already eating away at brick and mortar retail sales over the last decade. Since the onset of COVID-19, online...
Sara Hoormann
Lesedauer: 6 mins
Think Fast: Fulfillment Center Planning Amid E-Commerce Chaos
Two common questions among supply chain professionals are, “How should we set up our supply chain design organization?” or “What is...
Mark Armstrong
Lesedauer: 5 mins
5 Thoughts About Supply Chain Design Organizational Structure
M&A as a business growth strategy could be on the rise in 2021, having a positive impact on economic recovery following...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 6 mins
3 Ways to Be Successful in Merger and Acquisition Activities with Supply Chain Design & Planning
With the continued rise in supply chain disruptions and complexities, accurate demand forecasting becomes a key element in supporting data-driven decisions...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 6 mins
PECO Pallet Improves Forecast Accuracy and SI&OP with Demand Analysis Tool
Private equity has undergone significant shifts thanks to ongoing pandemic pressures — and the change isn't over. As noted by research...
Kristen Rigby
Kristen Rigby
Senior Director, Coupa Alliances

Kristen Rigby leads Coupa’s Private Growth Alliance Community with responsibility for valued added alliances programs with the Mid Market, Private Equity, and Venture Capital spaces. With over 20 years of technology experience, Kristen is a passionate advocate for customer success and long-term, value-based client relationships.

Lesedauer: 8 mins
Layer by Layer: Building Community and Coopetition in Private Equity through BSM Data and Collective Intelligence