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Demystifying the Sourcing Landscape: Planning for eSourcing Success

Delivered October 10, 2013

Don't miss this Free, 1-hour STREAMING ONLY Web event hosted by ISM and sponsored by Zycus
(See below for participation details)


Even the best procurement and strategic sourcing teams need software solutions to drive internal adoption of best practices, make the best vendor selections, get spend under control, and monitor ongoing performance. This web seminar will provide an updated view of sourcing technology capabilities across the sourcing process, from spend analytics and supplier discovery, through negotiations, contracting and ongoing project management. Participants will also benefit from a different — perhaps better — way to segment solutions based on their specific needs and expected benefits, rather than working though a given provider's list of features.

This event will also feature real-world case studies demonstrating how diverse organizations — from manufacturing to services and everything in between — are leveraging comprehensive eSourcing solutions to support truly global, end-to-end management and control over well-defined and well-informed sourcing processes.


Richard Waugh
Vice-President Corporate Development
Zycus Inc.

Richard Waugh, Director of Business Development at Zycus, has an extensive background in B2B E-Commerce, going back to his early career at GE, where he helped launch GE'S Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement in the mid 1990's. He was Co-Founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) Sourcing Suite providers and later covered the Supply Management market as an Industry Analyst for the Aberdeen Group. Prior to joining Zycus, he helped bring to market new innovations in P2P (Procure-to-Pay) Catalog and Supplier Enablement from Vinimaya and others, helping global clients achieve world-class P2P system adoption and performance.

Thomas Kase
Principal Analyst
Spend Matters Group, LLC

Thomas' main passion in life is the interaction between information technology, how business is conducted, and how the two continue to shape each other — particularly in the corporate supply chain. From involvement in hundreds of sourcing activities, Thomas has extensive experience from both the buy and sell side of the negotiation table and has consulted with or otherwise supported a long line of Fortune 500 organizations and their procurement professionals. He has worked as a solutions advisor and event (RFx) manager for several solutions providers, including Procuri (Ariba) and AECsoft USA (SciQuest).

Thomas grew up in Sweden where he completed his undergraduate studies, with degrees in mechanical engineering and econometrics from Swedish universities. Thomas' MBA studies were conducted at Yale School of Management; interrupted to start his own company together with a friend from the same school.


Dave Castro, CPSM, MCIPS
Senior Executive — Onsite Education
Institute for Supply Management™

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