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Alex Basso

Product Owner & Customer Success Manager at LeanLinking

London, United Kingdom

Passionate about start-ups, technology and innovation.

First-Class Honours Engineering Graduate from London South Bank University with two previous years of education at Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña in Barcelona.

Driven by curiosity and a strong belief in personal development, I have always been involved in different activities to complement my studies and professional career.

My passion for technology and innovation led me to develop a highly successful Blockchain Application for my undergraduate dissertation. The project studies the Blockchain Technology and explores further applications by testing the technology’s suitability in the engineering field.

Currently part of the Vizibl team helping organisations drive innovation through supplier collaboration.

Alex Basso Points
Academic 15
Author 62
Influencer 1
Speaker 13
Entrepreneur 20
Total 111

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Computer Software
Theatre: United Kingdom
Media Experience: 1 Year

Areas of Expertise

Blockchain 30.59
Digital Disruption 30.05
Digital Transformation 30.18
Emerging Technology
Innovation 32.75
Marketing
Open Innovation 31.80
Procurement 34.58
Startups 32.91
Sustainability 32.55
Business Strategy 31.34
COVID19 30.58
Management 30.15
Supply Chain 30.98
Entrepreneurship 31.74

Industry Experience

Publications

1 Academic Award
Application of Blockchain Technology to Improve an Engineering Process
Alex Basso
June 20, 2019
This report studies the Blockchain Technology and explores further applications by testing the technology’s suitability in the engineering field. A Private Blockchain—, which includes multiple nodes, addresses, assets and transactions –is created in order to simulate a real-world application. The application simulates a decentralized ledger of a car’s life, which contains contracts, accident forms, maintenance forms, etc. This simulation uses features provided by the Private Blockchain ecosystem such as streams and keys to organise all documents and information related to a specific car. Through the simulation, the project proves the technology’s advantages both technical and practical and its capacity to improve an engineering process. Additionally, a user-friendly interface is created to allow basic user interaction with the Blockchain.

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Tags: Blockchain, Procurement, Supply Chain

1 Academic Certification
BE, Mechanical Engineering, First Class Honours
London South Bank University
June 20, 2019
Year 1:
Calculus, Algebra, Differential Equations, Chemistry, Physics, Fundamentals of Programming, Graphic Expression, Mechanics and Industrial Technologies.

Year 2:
Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling, Engineering Design, Solid Mechanics and FEA, Dynamics and Control, Thermofluids and Sustainable Energy and Machine Drives and Mechatronics.

Year 3:
Manufacturing Systems and Materials Technologies, Dynamics and Systems Modelling, Innovation and Enterprise and Thermofluids and Turbomachinery.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Startups

15 Article/Blogs
How To Segment 
Your Suppliers For Supplier Collaboration
Blog Vizibl
July 22, 2020
To create a Supplier Collaboration program, you need to consider what suppliers you need to work with, along with what capacity you are going to work with them in.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Open Innovation, Procurement

How Do You Assemble A Supplier Collaboration Engine?
Blog Vizibl
July 15, 2020
In short, bit by bit. Assembling a supplier collaboration engine requires a systematic approach. Building out a supplier collaboration program requires ︎careful planning and direct︎ing of procurement activities. It’s essential ︎that︎ you develop a Supplier Collaboration strategy ︎that︎ holds ︎these activities ︎together and focuses your ︎team around driving business value.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Open Innovation, Procurement

Innovation & Collaboration at Speed
Blog Vizibl
April 29, 2020
In this article we share some examples of companies that have rapidly adapted to the crisis, changing business models, collaborating with competitors or innovating overnight to help the global fight against this virus.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Procurement

Impact of COVID-19 on Procurement: Advice from a Fortune 500 Procurement Executive
Blog Vizibl
April 15, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak is demanding rapid changes in short and long term strategy for businesses across the globe. This week Vizibl spoke with a Fortune 500 Procurement Executive on Covid-19’s impact on procurement and how these effects may affect the function’s future.

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Tags: Procurement, Business Strategy, COVID19

5 Takeaways from Ecovadis SUSTAIN 2020
Blog Vizibl
April 08, 2020
EcoVadis Sustain 2020 saw sustainability and procurement leaders from around the world gather (virtually for the first time!) to exchange knowledge, share best practice and discuss the latest trends.

This year Vizibl’s Founder & CEO Mark Perera moderated the session “Driving Change in the Supply Chain Through Innovation” alongside Caroline Saccoletto (Sustainable Procurement Coordinator at Arkema) and Jonathan Sims (CPO UK & Ireland Engie).

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Sustainability

The SC&I Story – Part 2
Blog Vizibl
April 01, 2020
Procurement functions have the potential to play a big role in a critical activity – supplier collaboration. But first, Procurement must change their mindset and start viewing suppliers in a new way:

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Sustainability

The SC&I Story – Part 1
Blog Vizibl
March 25, 2020
Why is Supplier Collaboration and Innovation key for the future of procurement and the entire business overall?

Technological disruption and the need for more sustainable operations are two of the most pressing concerns corporates have around the world.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Sustainability

Singing from the same hymn sheet: buyer-supplier alignment is key
Blog Vizibl
March 18, 2020
Attempts by procurement organisations to collaborate with their suppliers are notoriously prone to failure. As many as half of all such projects collapse. Supplier collaboration is easy to say, not so easy to do.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement

Supplier Collaboration & Innovation vs Supplier-Enabled Innovation
Blog Vizibl
February 19, 2020
What is the right strategy for external sourcing of innovation?

Is it Open Innovation? Supplier Innovation? Supplier-Enabled Innovation? Supplier Collaboration & Innovation?

In essence they all tackle the same exact problem: big companies can’t innovate by themselves.

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Tags: Innovation, Open Innovation, Procurement

5 Challenges of Implementing SC&I Initiatives
Blog Vizibl
February 12, 2020
Procurement is on a journey to become a main driver of innovation and sustainability for the entire business.

Supplier Collaboration & Innovation (SC&I) seems to be the enabler and many forward-looking companies from different sectors have already started implementing their own initiatives.

These are 5 of the most common challenges they face when implementing it:

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Procurement

SC&I – The Solution for Procurement
Blog Vizibl
January 29, 2020
Procurement needs to evolve.

In fact, procurement is already evolving.

For the past years we have seen a variety of articles, webinars, talks and interviews on this matter. Most of those articles focus on the problem in procurement and why it should be evolving. However, few of those propose a solution to it and, if they do, it normally tends to be too broad.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Procurement

“Procurement with Purpose” Roundtable — 4 Takeaways
Blog Vizibl
December 11, 2019
On the 21st of November, the Procurement with Purpose movement held its first formal event – a Roundtable – in London. 15 leaders and influencers were invited to discuss procurement’s potential to become a function that drives sustainability in the future.

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Tags: Procurement, Sustainability

Is SRM dead?
Blog Vizibl
November 20, 2019
SRM is probably one of the most frequently used terms in modern Procurement. It has been used for the past 30 years with the aim of creating closer, more collaborative relationships with key suppliers. By implementing an SRM strategy, companies believe they will develop strong partnerships that realise new value and reduce the risk of failure.

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Tags: Procurement

5 Things I Learned from Interviewing Procurement Experts and Thought Leaders
Blog Vizibl
October 30, 2019
Over the past 4 months I have developed a research project to unpack supplier innovation. With no previous experience in the world of procurement, I decided to reach out to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced procurement professionals as part of my research.

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Tags: Innovation, Sustainability, Procurement

Could Blockchain help drive Supplier Innovation?
Blog Vizibl
July 04, 2019
What do coal, water, steam, textiles, heavy machinery, factories, electricity, combustion engines, computers, digital systems, internet, robotics and automation all have in common?

Answer: They have been responsible for the three most impactful Industrial Revolutions in the history of Mankind.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Procurement

2 eBooks
The "How" of Supplier Collaboration
Vizibl
October 28, 2020
ollaboration in businesses is tricky, and effective external collaboration in particular, poses a huge problem for most organisations. This paper, created in collaboration between Vizibl and Innodelice will hopefully go some way to answering that conundrum.

Packed full of practical advice, first hand experience and amazing insights from the team at Innodelice, you can use this paper as a reference point for how to get started on your supplier collaboration journey.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement, Supply Chain

Guide for Procurement: Vizibl 2020 Supplier Collaboration & Innovation
Vizibl
May 06, 2020
Written with industry thought leaders and prominent voices in procurement today, The Vizibl 2020 Supplier Collaboration & Innovation Guide for Procurement covers:

- Why SC&I is replacing SRM
- Why this is the future for Procurement
- How to create an SC&I program

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Tags: Innovation, Open Innovation, Procurement

1 Founder
Covinar
Covinar
March 18, 2020
Covinar inspires future entrepreneurs by creating content in the form of live talks with successful entrepreneurs, founders and investors.

It aims to empower future business leaders through the energy, passion and knowledge from the best minds in the startup ecosystem.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startups

1 Keynote
AERCE
Aerce
October 27, 2020
I Congreso de Compras de Catalunya, organizado por AERCE. Asociación Española de Profesionales de Compras, Contratación y Aprovisionamientos

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Sustainability

1 Speaking Engagement
Collaborate 2020
Vizibl
September 30, 2020
Reimagining Supplier Ecosystems
Consider everything you know about supplier collaboration. Now leave it behind for one day. Join us at Vizibl COLLABORATE 2020 to be challenged, surprised and empowered.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Procurement

2 Videos
Unlocking the Trapped Value of Supplier Innovation
Vizibl
August 21, 2019
Intro to Unlocking the Trapped Value of Supplier Innovation

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement

Unlocking the Trapped Value of Supplier Innovation 2.0
Vizibl
August 21, 2019
Update on the "Unlocking the Trapped Value of Supplier Innovation" research project at Vizibl

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement

7 Webinars
SRM: The Future – Michel Philippart
Vizibl
August 26, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement, Supply Chain

SRM: The Present – Michel Philippart
Vizibl
August 19, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement, Supply Chain

SRM: The Past – Michel Philippart
Vizibl
August 12, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement, Supply Chain

Ep4 Vizibl Visionary Series: How COVID-19 Is Shaping Business Transformation & Innovation
Vizibl
July 08, 2020
In this episode of our Vizibl Visionary Series John Hudson of Hudson Consulting, and formerly of AstraZeneca, discusses all things business transformation and cross-organisational collaboration.

In conversation with Alex Basso of Vizibl, John looks at:

How does John define Business Transformation?
When do businesses normally transform and for what reason?
Examples of companies which are transforming their businesses for the current crisis:
GSK and AZ set up a lab to explore new ways of testing for the coronavirus
McLaren is designing respiratory aid designs for for the NHS
Zara is looking into converting factories to manufacture hospital gowns
Gtech, the vacuum cleaner company has designed a prototype ventilator which could be mass produced
General Motors and Ford are ramping up ventilator production to fight the pandemic

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Procurement

Vizibl Visionary Series: What Is Supply Chain Resilience?
Vizibl
June 10, 2020
In this episode of our Vizibl Visionary Series Matthias Mette of h&z Consultancy discusses supply chain resilience.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Strategy

Episode 2 with Jonathan Kirby – former CPO AstraZeneca & Barclays
Vizibl
May 22, 2020
This week we chat with Jonathan Kirby, CEO of Accelerate Procurement, former CPO of Barclays and AstraZeneca and former CEO of Strategic Sourcing Excellence and Blink Solution Limited.

In this chat Jon shares with us some valuable insight into his time as CPO and goes into detail on the key areas he feels organisations need to consider when executing on supplier collaboration and innovation programs.

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Tags: Innovation, Open Innovation, Procurement

Vizibl Visionary Series – Episode 1 with Anoop Nathwani
Vizibl
May 13, 2020
From Supplier Collaboration through to managing Innovation, we talk with the best minds in Procurement, Supply Chain and Innovation on how organisations can take a giant leap in how they approach their supplier ecosystems.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Procurement

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