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How Best-Of-Breed Enables Strategic Transformation of Procurement

- How Best-Of-Breed Enables Strategic Transformation of Procurement

The growth of Best-Of-Breed solutions is providing exciting new opportunities for Procurement to improve transparency, drive collaboration and become more agile. This is heralding a new era for Procurement, putting it at the forefront of some of the biggest challenges facing organizations and calling for more cross-functional collaboration than ever before. In this session, Pierre Laprée of Per Angusta and Costas Xyloyiannis of HICX, come together to face the most frequently asked questions fielded by Procurement practitioners on how to unlock the full potential of Best-Of-Breed technologies as part of a hybrid technology environment. 

We will cover: 

  • How (and why) the enterprise Procuretech landscape is changing
  • How new technologies will transform the role of Procurement
  • The importance of innovation and new approaches to collaboration and relationships


Costas Xyloyiannis

Co-founder and CEO of HICX, the leading supplier information management solution for the Global 5000. Costas founded HICX in 2012 in order to address the challenges of bad supplier data in the enterprise and has worked with companies such as BAE Systems, Novartis, EDF Energy, Unilever, Mondelez, Baker Hughes and more to deliver world-class supplier management built on rock-solid supplier data.

Pierre Laprée

While working as Procurement Director at Adecco, Pierre grew tired of managing gaps in procurement tools and mountains of spreadsheets. He began developing a tool in his spare time to structure and consolidate procurement teams’ operations and demonstrate the value of these actions to Finance and other stakeholders. The result became the procurement management system at Adecco, which Pierre later named Per Angusta.

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