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MELISSA DREW

Transformation Executive Advisor at IBM

Maryland, United States

A trusted board advisor, keynote speaker, and mentor with 28+ years industry.

I recognize how digital innovations & disruptions are constantly shifting the paradigm. My value is to develop & execute a strategy to rethink how the future of the procurement organization and teams:
- foster a decision-based organization through data and analytics
- create of a scalable footprint that grows as the organization grows
- improve the organizational data culture
- strengthen your competitive advantage in the constantly changing global landscape

Foster & motivate virtual teams, setting them up for success with the skills needed to grow personally & professionally.

- Entrepreneur since 1991
- Author since 1991
- Business & Digital Disrupter since 1994
- Speaker since 1994
- Data & Analytics since 1997
- Writing Procurement AI Models in 2004
- Leveraging Cloud Technologies since 2007
- ...

Recognized for multiple industry awards for exceptional performance, leadership, & influence. Frequent speaker (domestic & international) for conferences and fortune 50 companies.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: East Coast
Speaking Topics: Impact of AI & Data | Digital Transformation |

Speaking Fee $2,500 (In-Person)

MELISSA DREW Points
Academic 110
Author 411
Influencer 120
Speaker 253
Entrepreneur 648
Total 1542

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 23
Last Media Interview: 07/29/2022

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.40
AI 33.59
Analytics 73.52
Business Strategy 32.66
Change Management 31.21
Cloud 31.08
Customer Experience 31.34
Design Thinking 31.23
Digital Transformation 37.13
Diversity and Inclusion 36.64
Entrepreneurship 63.35
Future of Work 31.19
Leadership 41.14
Legal and IP 68.31
Marketing 31.53
Procurement 100
Project Management 33.16
Risk Management 39.45
Supply Chain 36.44
Digital Disruption 30.14
Climate Change 30.74
Startups 31.51

Industry Experience

Automotive
Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
Hospitality
Industrial Machinery & Components
Media
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Retail

Publications

11 Academic Certifications
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
AWS
February 28, 2022
Earners of this certification have a fundamental understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud. They demonstrated cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge. Badge owners are able to identify essential AWS services necessary to set up AWS-focused projects.

Issued Feb, 2022 – Expires Feb, 2025

Credential ID 7060f978-bf51-48d5-bc9c-2f09db1b5cf9

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, Procurement

Mentoring
IBM
September 01, 2021
This badge holder is recognized by IBM for developing and cultivating a mentoring relationship with others. Mentoring is an important career development opportunity to enhance skills and achieve long-term career aspirations. The guidance given to the protégé has subsequently enabled the protégé to gain skills and expertise to support their career development, expertise in the job, and/or social skills. The value of the mentoring benefits and impact was validated by the protégé

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner
IBM
June 30, 2021

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Procurement

SAFe 5 Agilist
Scaled Agile, Inc.
November 12, 2020

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Direct Procurement SMART Configuration
Jaggaer
December 14, 2019

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Supply Chain

Indirect Procurement Configuration
Jaggaer
November 19, 2019

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Procurement Platform & Configuration
Coupa
November 01, 2016

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Project Management Professional (IT)
The George Washington University
July 30, 2002

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Masters - Management Information Systems
Auburn University
June 12, 1997

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Tags: Analytics, Leadership, Procurement

Paralegal
NRI (McGraw Hill Subsidiary)
December 02, 1995

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Tags: Legal and IP, Procurement, Risk Management

Bachelors of Science - Management Information System
Auburn University
June 30, 1994

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Tags: Analytics, Leadership, Procurement

1 Advisory Board Membership
Advisory Board - Growth Strategy
EyeMail Inc.
July 01, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

16 Article/Blogs
Harnessing the Power of Data
Tech-Exec Magazine / Stroud and Clarke (UK)
November 10, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Predictive Analytics Creates New Insurance Products Previously Deemed as Uninsurable
AI Time Journal
July 20, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Entrepreneurship

Remaining Relevant with Socially Hyperactive Customer
AI Time Journal
June 27, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, Customer Experience, Procurement

Realizing the Power of Data and Predictive Technologies, AI Governance, Women in AI, and More
AI Times Journal
March 01, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Why Should We Care about TinyML & AutoML?
AI Times Journal
January 31, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Procurement

21st Century Skills for Data Scientist
AI Times Journal
September 03, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Customer Experience, Procurement

Data Intelligence is Key to Understanding our Customers
AI Times Journal
August 23, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

EyeMail Technology: Reshaping the Communications Experience
Global Business Leaders
August 13, 2021

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Procurement

Leadership's Role to Embracing The Impact of AI
AI Times Journal
July 08, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Leadership’s Role in Embracing the Impact of AI
AI Times Journal
July 06, 2021

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Procurement

Impact of AI on the Evolution of the Procurement & Supply Chain Organizations
AI Times Journal
May 28, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Innovating without Restrictions
CIOLOOK
May 17, 2021
Great leaders have the courage to believe what they can imagine can also become a reality. Great leaders are audacious to pursue their goals no matter what. Great business leaders go beyond their comfort zone and refuse to stay on the sidelines. Great leaders are aware that innovative technology can be leveraged to support a change for the better, and digital transformation can change what we are today, to become something more tomorrow.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Delivering the Best Visual and Engaging Email Communication Experience
Industry Wired
February 23, 2021
Email is one of the most widely used communication tools in the world today. While email is still the go-to–tool for many individuals, businesses often find the drawbacks outweigh the benefits when messages are not effectively delivered to recipients. Common problems faced by businesses is the size and format of email communications which includes sending video and audio messages.

A company that has revolutionized email communications, through advance features that drive and deliver actionable results, directly from the inbox is EyeMail Inc.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Procurement

2019 Procurement Trends
Institute for Supply Management - NY
January 12, 2019
Innovation is the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices or methods. For example, the first telephone was an invention,
but the Smart Phone was an innovation. When innovation is adopted by 20-30% of enterprise organizations, this is considered a
‘trend’. When the adoption is closer to ~80%, this is now labelled a ‘leading practice’. The Procurement and Supply Chain industry continues to shift its paradigm to meet global demand and improve competitive
advantages. Among the top trends identified for 2019 are....

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Procurement Transformation: Why Now?
The Shelby Group
June 26, 2013
any organizations are undergoing Procurement Transformation processes with two – to four-year maturity cycles. To help executives plan and lead such initiatives, as well as help those who are contemplating significant Change Management initiatives, we have come across several common challenges and areas of interest and confusion.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Supplier Diversity - Beyond Tomorrow
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 09, 2009
Newsletter Issue Vol. XXVIX No. 5

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Supply Chain

4 Board Memberships
President (2022)
Blended
July 08, 2022
Blended is a non-profit organization. Our Mission is to make a visible impact in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our Promise is to include more diverse speakers & participation at conferences and other educational venues with a focus on women, minority, and LGBTQ owned businesses.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-us-see-more-diversity-on-stages

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Procurement

2nd Vice President
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2018

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

2nd Vice President
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2017

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

Public Relations Officer
North Country ToastMasters
May 05, 2013

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Public Relations

2 Books
Renter's Right - WA
Melissa Drew
June 01, 1994
Booklet. Outlined the rights & responsibilities of Landlords & Tenants per state law. Self published and printed. Sold for a small fee to agencies who sell renter's insurance.

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Legal and IP

Renters Rights - AL
Melissa Drew
January 01, 1993
Booklet. Outlined rights & responsibilities for renters & landlords per the state law. Self-published and printed. Distributed for free to students at Auburn University sold for a fee to Landlords & agencies who sell renter's insurance. Copyright 1991 & updated in 1993.

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Legal and IP

1 Book Foreword
Data Science Trends in 2022
AI Times Journal
February 24, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Procurement

10 Coursewares
Thinking Differently - Analytics & Spend Management
Melissa Drew
April 19, 2018

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Effective Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
Melissa Drew
March 15, 2018

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Tags: Change Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

45 Things to know about Change Management
Melissa Drew
March 01, 2018

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Melissa Drew
February 22, 2017

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Fundementals
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2016
Similar to a Strategic Sourcing 101 Course, it was designed to support professional just starting of shifting into the Procurement organization with no procurement / sourcing background.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Maximizing Your Management Skill - For Procurement & Supply Chain professional
Melissa Drew
March 11, 2014
Understanding your management style, impact to others and how to adjust to maximize value. Management in virtual teams and across cultures. Create & maintain career development plan. Giving performance evaluations including class & team exercises.

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
December 18, 2012

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Project Management

Supplier Information Performance Management
Melissa Drew
April 19, 2012

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Introduction to Grammar Based NML (Natural Modeling Language)
Melissa Drew
April 02, 2005
how patented grammar based technology can automate the data normalization, classification and enrichment of spend data, how it work, and how to write industry specific models. Note: this is specific to the application developed by Softface.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Introduction to Star Schema & Developing Star Schema Conceptual Data Model
Melissa Drew
February 15, 2005
What is the star schema, how it work, value over relationship database, and how to develop a star schedule data model from report requirements -> field requirements -> to final data model.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

4 Executives
Associate Editor
AI Times Journal
May 17, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Associate Partner
IBM
April 12, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Digital Transformation - Executive Advisor
Deloitte
January 01, 2019
Collaborating with C-suite executives, to re-think digital transformation by setting aside what we think we know. Using design & human-centered thinking, transform procurement and supply chain into a data-driven & scalable organization.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Head of Operations & Growth Strategy
Dominion Wireless
January 01, 2003

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Tags: Analytics, Business Strategy, Procurement

4 Founders
WLDA - Women Leaders in Data & AI
WLDA
April 01, 2021
Fouding Member

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

M.A.D. Solutions
Melissa Drew
September 14, 2020
Develop and execute Procurement and Growth Strategies for small and medium sized companies.

International Speaker

Author

Content Contributor to multiple digital magazines

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Mdrew Consulting
Melissa Drew
May 01, 2006
Cloud Procurement Implementations and Supplier Diversity Initiatives for US Fortune 100.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Creative Concepts
Melissa Drew
November 29, 1995
Provide growth strategy & mentoring to small and medium sized businesses through increasing revenue, reduction of cost, and marketing core competencies effectively through online databases capturing supplier information and optimizing award scenarios.

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

2 Groups
Wowful Living - community education project
Queensbury, NY
May 01, 2013

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

The GLOW project
The GLOW Project
August 15, 2008
The GLOW Project is a full-length feature movie that spotlights 14 incredible women. The GLOW Project movie is the most significant and powerful movie of its kind for inspiring and uplifting women. From teenagers to presidents of major organizations, the GLOW Project transforms the viewer by motivating, expanding, nurturing and feeding the mind, spirit and soul of women

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

21 Industry Awards
Global Leaders in Consulting 2023 (NOMINEE)
Consulting Magazine
November 04, 2022

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Tags: Procurement

Leading Data Consultants - North America 2022
CDO Magazine
July 07, 2022
Making sense of the massive amount, speed, and variety of data available to organizations is similar to drinking from a fire hose. The challenge in the data industry isn't whether organizations can collect massive amounts of data, but how they can extract usable droplets of wisdom from such deluges.

This is where data consultants come in. They are the ones who assist organizations in making better data-driven decisions. These consultants are the interface between management and information technology. They are the ones who implement the appropriate data technology for a specific firm while also providing valuable management advice. CDO Magazine is excited to announce the Leading Data Consultants for North America List 2022.

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Tags: Analytics

Nominee - Best Motivator
WLDA (Women Leaders in Data & AI)
October 15, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

The Top 25 Consultants 2021
Consulting Magazine
October 13, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Nominee - Women Leaders in Consulting
Consulting Magazine
August 16, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

2021 Women in Technology
Connected World
July 22, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Global Leaders in Consulting - Excellence in Influence
Consulting Magazine
April 15, 2021
International award

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Top Pros to Know
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
March 17, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Nominee - Cloud Girls Rising
Cloud Girls
March 15, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Nominee - Women in Technology Awards 2021
Consulting Magazine
February 10, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

Women in Supply Chain
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
September 01, 2020

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Tags: Supply Chain

Top Providers to Know
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
February 23, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Nominee - JH LEONARD Award
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 01, 2015
The JH Leonard Award was established in March 1963 to recognize and honor regular members who have contributed time and talent to the continued growth, development and professional stature of the Institute for Supply Management – New York, Inc.

James H. Leonard or “Jep” as he was fondly known, served as the first Executive Director of ISM-New York from 1920 until his retirement in 1957. He served under 30 association presidents. Jep set the standard of excellence for all members of ISM-New York. His example had thereby enabled the truly outstanding individual to rise above all and be recognized by his or her peers as an individual deserving the highest praise our association could bestow.

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Top Providers to Know
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
February 24, 2015

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Top Providers to Know
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
February 24, 2014

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Outstanding Volunteer Appreciation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
July 01, 2012

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Tags: Procurement

Top Providers to Know
Supply Chain & Demand Executive
February 14, 2012

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Adhering to Blue Box Values
American Express
March 06, 2007

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Tags: Leadership

Laser Award - Superior Contribution
Softface
June 01, 2003

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Tags: Procurement

Exceeding Expectations - Chemical Manufacturing
ATKearney
June 01, 2001

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Great Client Work Award - Automotive
ATKearney
June 01, 2000

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Tags: Procurement

9 Industry Council Chairs
Committee Chair WLDA AI Accelerator Program
WLDA (Women Leaders in Data & AI)
December 05, 2022
My role will be to establish the methodology and materials to train our mentors, have a comprehensive matching criteria and process to link the write mentors and advisor who can provide the most benefit to the Startup leadership team, ensure consistency in our first co-hort and outline lessons learned for future AI-accelerator programs.

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Tags: AI, Startups, Leadership

Founding Member & Committee Chair
Women Leaders in Data and AI
June 02, 2021
Supporting Women Leaders in Data & AI

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Producer Annual Conference: Procurement Trends & Innovation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
March 08, 2018
Responsible for venue, marketing, speakers, and sponsorships.

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Procurement

Retail & Manufacturing Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Retail & Manufacturing Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2016

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Retail & Manufacturing Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2015

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Supplier Diversity Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2008

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

Supplier Diversity Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2007

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Supplier Diversity Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2006

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

4 Industry Council Members
N.E. Certification Committee
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2009

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

N.E. Certification Committee
Women Presidents' Education Organization
December 01, 2008

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

N.E. Certification Committee
Women Presidents' Education Organization
December 01, 2007

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

Global Purchasing Service Quality Council
American Express
November 29, 2007
Invitation by Amex. Council member & Change Management subcommittee.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Procurement

8 Influencer Awards
Data Literacy Award (Nominee)
Data Literacy, LLC
November 14, 2022

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Tags: Analytics

Women B2B Thoughts Leaders to Follow in 2023
Thinkers360
November 13, 2022

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Tags: Procurement

150 Women B2B Thought Leaders to Follow in 2022
Thinkers360
December 18, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Volunteer of The Year
WLDA (Women Leaders in Data & AI)
December 09, 2021
For the influence achieved in 2021 to bringing a voice to women in data and AI.

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Tags: Leadership

Data Literacy Advocate of the Year Nominee
Data Literacy, LLC
November 22, 2021

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Tags: Analytics

13 Global Procurement Leaders You Should Be Following
RFP360
August 25, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

10 Women to Watch in Procurement
Fairmarkit
March 30, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

Top 100 Leaders and Influencers to Follow in 2021
Thinkers360
January 29, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

2 IP Assets
Carbon Footprint Calculation Tied to Actual $
Department of Education NYC
April 02, 2015
Develop unique methodology & calculation assessing the reduction of Carbon Footprint as a result of consolidating multiple logistics carries into single 3PL. The calculation ties the total tons of C02, to $ dollars. This resonated well with CFOs. In 2015, this was a creative way to quantify the Carbon Footprint Reduction impact.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Supply Chain

Inference Engine for Patented Data Enrichment Application
Softface
March 01, 2004
My intellectually knowledge was used as an Industry expert to develop the Inference Engine, a component of a patented Data Classification & Enrichment Application owned by Softface (Patent number: 6714939). This application was purchased by Ariba in March 2004 and now supports all Ariba Spend Visibility solution. The Inference Engine is an algorithm which reads multiple inputs of line level purchasing data resulting in a classification to a UNSPSC code, along with confidence & accuracy levels.

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8 Keynotes
Harnessing Data & AI to Transform into the Future
PGRX
September 20, 2022
Abstract: The future is happening now. Procurement & supply chain organizations still lingering behind can not remain competitive in our constantly changing global landscape. Without knowing how to leverage data to its fullest potential, organizations lose the capability to generate value-based outcomes. AI technologies have become the catalyst to do more with less and finally unleash the power of data.

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Airlines Industry Transformation
OurCrowd
June 30, 2022
- Now is the right time to prioritize transformation
- Playing catch up to the 10 new airlines in production during 2021
- Translating digital transformation into renvenue generating opportunities
- Breaking down organizational silos
- Lessons Learned from other industries
- the 'front seat leader' is pivotal - what does that mean

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Leadership

Shifting from the Agile to the Intelligent Organization (Day 1)
ProcureCon West 2022
April 11, 2022
• Where is AI being used today - procurement is already working and using products & services with AI technology
• Culture Shift - What does that mean & are you ready?
• What questions should procurement be asking when
evaluating AI products & services

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Importance of Collaboration (Diversity) in Development AI
Women in Data Science Tunisia - AI Summitt Africa
March 17, 2022
Ensuring we have mitigate risk of data bias, social bias, etc. and the impact that has to all stakeholders, not just procurement but for everyone who is using the application built on those bias.

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Procurement

Negotiation the Deal: Key Considerations in Procurement Technology
ProcureCon IT Sourcing
June 06, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Automating a Global Supplier Performance Management Program
American Express
March 05, 2008
Invited to speak at American Express Global Procurement Leaders to discuss end to end Supplier Lifecycle, Supplier Diversity and Risk.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Enhancing Commodity Strategies through Sourcing Technology
Melissa Drew
October 01, 2007
Invited to speak at Financial Services Annual Global Sourcing Directors Conference, hosted by American Express

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Value of Leveraging Aggregated Sourcing / Procurement Model for Non-Profits
Alabama Turfgrass Association
September 24, 1994
Keynote speaker (back then, I was the only speaker) at Annual Turfgrass Conference outlining the approach & benefits of an aggregated Sourcing / procurement model levering US Turfgrass state associations . I.e. increase revenue, reduce cost, and minimize risk. I have a very nice engraved letter opener as a speaker gift.

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24 Media Interviews
Evolution from All-In-One Suites to Hybrid
ProcureTech Podcast
October 24, 2022
As a result of AI Technologies, we are working with up to 40% of new suppliers using AI technologies to develop new products and services supporting every aspect of the enterprise organization. In this interview, we explore how this impacts the future of procurement technology.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

66 Questions with Melissa Drew
The Data Strategy Show
October 23, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Can AI Increase Project Success? Interview with Melissa Drew
Greyfly.ai
October 18, 2022
“The use cases for AI in Project Management are endless” – Melissa Drew

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Tea Time with Tamra - Supplier Diversity in Technology
ISM - NJ
September 29, 2022
In this 1-hour program, Tamra Pawloski, Global Director, Indirect Procurement, Corteva Agriscience will discuss Supplier Diversity within Technology with our guest, Melissa Drew, Associate Partner, IBM.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

AI & Supply Chain
Let's Talk Supply Chain
August 09, 2022

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Tags: AI, Procurement, Supply Chain

Melissa Drew on Fast Talk, AI, & Closing the Gender Gap in Supply Chain
Let's Talk Supply Chain
July 29, 2022

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Leadership

Melissa Drew Shares her thoughts on the Impact of AI, Leadership, and What's Trending
Voice of Supply Chain (from Source Day and ISM NJ)
April 25, 2022
In this episode of Voice of Supply Chain, sponsored by ISM New Jersey and SourceDay, the CMO of SourceDay, Sarah Scudder, is joined by Melissa Drew. Melissa is a total boss lady, wicked smart, and a great speaker and storyteller. She's had quite a supply chain career, knows tons about AI and supply chain technology, and she's here to share all her wisdom.

The biggest takeaway is that? Melissa shares that in order to set up somebody for success, there's a whole host of variables that come with that: What does that person need to be successful? What do I need from that person for me to be successful? And, know that you need to set yourself up for success and recognize that we're all working together. Melissa discusses the importance of self-awareness – reflect on your actions, capabilities and gaps.

01:33 Melissa goes down memory lane to her college years
03:29 The most important thing learned in college and post-college
06:35 Melissa's attraction to data throughout her career
09:41 How she got into the procurement industry
11:19 The biggest miss that companies experience around data
13:23 Post-Kearney and where Melissa is today
15:14 The hardest decision made as a boss and learnings
23:11 Advice for someone try to get into data or tech in the supply chain realm
31:21 A situation in which a company has adopted AI well
34:37 Exciting AI projects to come for procurement in the future
38:26 Notable trends outside of the world of AI
45:19 Melissa's new podcast and the inspiration behind the launch
50:41 Managing being a wife, mom, and businesswoman
55:24 Spitfire round of questions

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Tags: AI, Leadership, Procurement

102 Customer Experience Experts Reveal their CX Challenges and Actions
Clootrack
February 21, 2022

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Tags: AI, Customer Experience, Procurement

AI in Procurement: Opportunities and Watch-outs
Procuretech Podcast
January 19, 2022

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Procurement

Top 25 Consultants - Excellence in Leadership
Consulting Magazine
November 26, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Applying Cognitive Technology to Procurement
Art of Procurement
October 25, 2021
interview begins to highlight how will AI & Cognitive Technologies Impact the Procurement Organization

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Procurement

Hyper-Personalization - Impact of AI in Retail
Crossover Commerce with Ryan Cramer
October 13, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Procurement

WLDA & Upcoming 1st Annual Summit
WLDA (Women Leaders in Data & AI)
October 01, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Digital Transformation & Cognitive Technologies
Digital Enterprise Society
September 21, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Interview Digital Transformation Direct Products
WBS Rocks
July 19, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

The Hyper-personalized Experience
CX Leader Podcast
June 15, 2021

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Tags: AI, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

How Hyper-personalization meet Customer Experience
B2C Business to Community
June 09, 2021

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Tags: AI, Customer Experience, Marketing

Digital Transformation: OEM vs. Consulting Companies
WBS Rocks
June 03, 2021

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Interview with Melissa Drew
AI Times Journal
April 29, 2021

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2021 Global Leaders in Consulting
Consulting Magazine
April 19, 2021

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CX Buzz with Melissa Drew
CXBuzz
March 15, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Finding the right balance between human and digital interactions
CXFocus
March 14, 2021

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Tags: Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

What should leaders to do now to prepare for post covid
Thinkers360
March 08, 2021

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Tags: Business Strategy, Future of Work, Leadership

International Women's Day 2021
DLA Ignite
March 08, 2021
(page 48) contributing content for the #Ichoosetochallenge theme in 2021.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

27 Memberships
Member
Women Leaders Association
August 01, 2022

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Women Leaders in Data and AI (WLDA)
WLDA
May 03, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Digital Transformation

UNSPSC.org
UNSPSC.ORG
February 08, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Business Strategy, Procurement

Sourcing Industry Group
SIG
January 05, 2021

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Member
Procurious
July 22, 2020

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2020

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2019

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2018

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2017

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2016

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2015

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2014

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2013

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Member
North Country Toast Masters
January 05, 2013

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2012

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2011

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2010

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Tags: Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2009

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2009

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Tags: Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2008

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2008

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NY Chapter Member
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
January 01, 2008

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Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2007

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2006

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NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 01, 2005

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UNSPC
UNSPSC
January 01, 2000
A UNSPSC membership will help your company increase productivity, reduce organizational costs, and improve supply chain efficiency. Members can align with X segments and vote on the following: What to include, what to delete, what to move, what to rename.

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UNSPC
UNSPSC
January 01, 1999
A UNSPSC membership will help your company increase productivity, reduce organizational costs, and improve supply chain efficiency. Members can align with X segments and vote on the following: What to include, what to delete, what to move, what to rename.

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1 Mentor
WLDA AI Accelerator Program Cohort 1 March 2023
WLDA (Women Leaders in Data & AI)
December 05, 2022
I will be a mentor for the WLDA AI Accelerator program to support women-owned startups

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1 Miscellaneous
Moderator: Building Your Global Brand
WLDA (Women Leaders in Data & AI)
November 29, 2022
Happy to participate as #moderator for Women Leaders In Data & AI (WLDA) members only Fireside Chat with Steve Wanamaker, #CEO of CDO Magazine.

Developing a personal brand is no longer just about gaining a competitive advantage, but can also
- highlight your value
- strengthen your self-awareness
- improve your ability to achieve your goals
- Improve your exposure

Your brand tells us who you are, what you care about, and your contribution within your industry or topic you are passonate about.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

17 Panels
Women In ERP - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (02-2022)
SourceDay
February 01, 2022

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Procurement Talks - Upping the Ante
Real Sourcing Network
October 07, 2021

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Business Growth with ERP and Digital Transformation
WBS Rocks
October 01, 2021

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Digital Transformation - Business Simplification Before Implementation
WBS Rocks
September 23, 2021

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AI & Manufacturing
App Orchid Inc.
August 26, 2021

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AI & Logistics / Transportation
App Orchid Inc.
August 19, 2021

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Digital Transformation Change Management
WBS Rocks
August 12, 2021

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AI & Automotive
App Orchid Inc.
July 22, 2021

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Digital Transformation Enterprise Data & Analytics
WBS Rocks
July 15, 2021

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AI & Procurement Process Automation
App Orchid Inc.
July 08, 2021

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Trainwrecks, Nightmares & Meltdowns: Tales of Contracting Woes
App Orchid Inc.
July 06, 2021

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What is AI and its Impact in Procurement Part 2
App Orchid Inc.
June 24, 2021

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Procurement Evolving to Support Decentralized Purchasing
Procurement Foundry
June 22, 2021

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What is AI and its Impact in Procurement Part 1
App Orchid Inc.
June 17, 2021

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Digital Transformation: OEM vs Consulting
WBSRocks
June 03, 2021

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SAP Ariba Makes Procurement a SNAP for Midmarket
Ariba Live - Las Vegas
March 05, 2018

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Strategies for S2P Implementation
Melissa Drew
October 01, 2010
Positive impact on the procurement department and value of leveraging technology.

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50 Podcasts
(50) Michelle Dunivan - Data Transforms the Animal Welfare Industry
Impact of AI (& Data)
December 06, 2022

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(49) Marcia William - Project Intelligence for the 21st Century
Impact of AI (& Data)
November 22, 2022

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Debbie Botha - Inclusive AI Benefits a Multi-Cultural Global Society
Impact of AI (& Data)
November 16, 2022
It would take 152 years to close the gendergap, if we did nothing more than what we are doing today, according to a World Economc Forum study. This was just one insights during my discussion with Debbie Botha, Global Chief Partnership Officer, who further dscribes the Women in AI organization as a 'Do-Tank' not just another 'Think-Tank'.

"Even with the hardest efforts, we will still be biased human beings .... important teams building the future of our world with AI applications embrace internal diversity as much as they can, in order to create an inclusive AI and represent a right image of a multi-cultural society. That’s why we need... more women in AI, but (also) more diversity in general. This can extend to the skin color, religion, education, country, family, age and etc." Founders of Women in AI.

From a grass roots organization, Women in AI has grown to global organization in 150 countries with boots on the ground in over 40 countries.

Our conversations dives deeper into the following:

- make visible impact on minimizing bias and closing the gender gap
- five (5) ways to increase (or speed up) the process
- how does culture impact hurts or help the progress
- example such as job description, where a small change can make a dig difference

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Donna Forsdyke - Reducing Bias in Customer & Call Center Operations
Impact of AI (& Data)
November 08, 2022
Is customer service really servicing the customer if the priority is capturing data rather than understanding the customer?

Think about the last time you called customer service and spoke with someone who spent more time on data entry than really helping you, or what about a non-profit organization whose support center is manned by volunteers or interns.

Perhaps the customer service agent does not want to ask the customer to repeat themselves and thereby miss out on documenting key information, or perhaps the agent is so busy hearing the conversation for data entry they are not really listening to the customer's needs.

Wyser is a 2-year-old start-up using AI technologies to document, in real-time, the voice of the customer. This reduces data entry errors while increasing data accuracy. More importantly, it allows the customer service agent to provide service to the customer rather than risk escalating customer frustration even further.

Donna, "we are processing data in the most intelligent way to fully use it without someone having to manually look at it.... able to identify patterns and keywords to establish trends and then adapt accordingly."

Additional topics discussed are:

- Shifting into an early-stage start-up from a long career in industry
- Is this value of what you are doing immediately understood
- Types of bias in the traditional customer service approach
- Cultural challenges in off-shore call centers
- Loss of valuable information due to individuals who are slow at data entry

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Erin McFarlane - Farimarkit is Solving Procurement Challenges with AI Technologies
Impact of AI (& Data)
October 11, 2022
With the increase of AI technologies and, at the same time, a decrease in the cost of using those technologies, we are seeing a rise in startups and small businesses that can focus attention on solving specific business challenges.

In this episode, Erin McFarlane, VP of Product Innovation at the Boston, MA startup Fairmarkit is doing just that with a new round of funding in 2022, bringing 'fairness to the market is possible.

Three (3) years ago, Erin took a risk to shift from working on the buy-side, most of her professional career, to the supply side and work with a very young start-up company.

Erin, "Policies often state using procurement at a threshold of $X. P-card is reserved for smaller but more frequent spending. The middle ground is where Fairmarkit excels, supporting both direct & indirect spending."

Additional topics covered:
- What lured you away from industry to a start-up?
- Fairmarket overview
- What use cases is Fairmarkit solving for?
- Does it really cost more for the organization to use diverse suppliers?
- What and where are the AI technologies used?
- Lessons Learned in working with Startups from Erin

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Kerry Calnan - The Future of Talent Acquisition (1st US Undergrad 'Intelligent Automation Degree)
Impact of AI (& Data)
September 28, 2022
As older generations (last of the baby boomers) are expected to be fully out of the workforce in the next 5-8 years, the organization will be left with a void of resources with deep expertise expanding over a career of 25 years.

Their replacements? A new wave of resources leveraging data and AI technologies. Many of us already in the workforce have learned on the job or been taught by co-workers. What about the generation in college/university today? Can we continue to expect the current formal education will be enough?

Kerry Calnan, VP of Innovation & External Affairs at Nicols College in MA, USA, leads by experience, fostering capabilities such as the Center for Intelligent Process Automation (currently going into its 3rd year) and in Fall 2022, will launch a new 4-year degree 'AI Automation.'

Intending to link real-world experiences at the undergraduate level, Nicols College is continuing its efforts to remain at the forefront of education and emerging technologies combined with the 21st-century skill needed in our constantly changing global landscape.

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Mara Pometti - Purposeful AI Strategy (across the AI lifecycle)
Impact of AI (& Data)
September 14, 2022
Our guest today is Mara Pometti. She outlines her professional journey from Journalist to AI Strategist and covers topics

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Laura Dohle - Prioritizing User-Centric (UX) Design in AI Projects
Impact of AI (& Data)
August 26, 2022
User experience (UX) design defines a user's experience when interacting with a digital product, application, or website. It is the primary layer between the user and the technology.

Design decisions in UX design are often driven by research, data analysis, and test results rather than aesthetic preferences and opinions.

Software applications focus on UX design to bridge the gap between the results of the application and how the end user interacts with those results. There hasn't been a lot of focus on (UX) User-Centric Design Experience with AI-driven results.

Laura's past six years as a UX Designer - and recently focused on AI applications in the past three years -have uncovered additional value to the stakeholder by including UX Design as part of the AI Lifecycle.

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The Future of Food & AI Technologies
Impact of AI (& Data)
July 29, 2022
I love food & I have embraced AI Technologies. I was really excited to discover Andrew Yip, Head of Future Foods at Monde Nissan Singapore.

In this conversation with Andrew we take a discovery perspective of breaking down food to its chemical components, understanding taste and texture, and where AI technologies are getting deployed today and where we might be seeing AI Technologies in the future.

Think kitchen in a restaurant or research. With new roles such as a Food Technologist, technology and food are fusing together more and more.

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The Role of the Value Added Reseller for AI Startups
AI Time Journal
July 12, 2022

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Combining Satellite & AI Technologies To Restore Deforestation
AI Time Journal
July 05, 2022

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Using AI to Eliminate Human Bias in Spend Analytics
Impact of AI
June 27, 2022
What if using AI technologies could remove the unconcious human bias when evaluating & segmenting unstructured data? What if we are no longer required to store petabytes (1 petabyte = 1M gigabtyes), of historical industry specific data to referenced and compare to?

That is the focus of the discussion with Adriano Garibotto, Co-founder - Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Creactives SpA.

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Storytelling is Essential for AI Adoption
AI Time Journal
June 21, 2022
Most of us are good at what we do, but waiver when it comes to effectively communicating to the rest of the organization, the value-based results we just delivered.

This is where understanding the Art of Storytelling becomes the next set of skills in your toolbelt: an empathy building skill

Julienne B. Ryan joins me to chat about the importance of story telling and provide some key take-aways you can start practicing tomorrow.

Why Does Story Telling Work So Well:

1. Storytelling works because the human brain is wired for narratives. It exists in the human brain since time began in every culture.

2. Data provides facts. Story builds context and connects the facts. It forms the pathway to connection. Facts plus emotion = memory.

3. Storytelling helps us with our critical thinking. Change the script, the narrator, creates opportunities to rethink situations and interactions.

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Using Data to Link Executive Goals to Valuable Outcomes
Impact of AI
June 15, 2022
This episode is an overview of all things data from a point in time when executive leaders say 'This is our goal for this year' to understanding how to identigy & 'right size' the enterprise data to support those strategic goals. I 1st heard the term 'right-size' when I worked in waste management.

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Divya Dwivedi - Fluidity of AI in the Legal System in India
Impact of AI
June 09, 2022
Discussion today focuses on how AI is slowly started to making its way into the legal system in India, as well as, trends Divya is observing as a practising advocate (lawyer / attorney). A constant learner, she has recently has focused on AI policy and auditing for AI processes. Divya also talks about global resources and connections she has used which can assist others in starting or continuing your education journey in AI privacy, policy, etc.

Divya (दिव्या द्विवेदी) Dwivedi is a practising advocate at the Supreme Court of India. An Engineer turned Lawyer with experience in ensuring the legality of commercial transactions of Corporate world involving fields like AI, IoT, Data Privacy, IPR (Patent Drafting, Patents, Trademark Filing, Copyright Maintenance, IP Portfolio Management), Company Law, Technology Laws, Cyber Laws, Cyber Forensics, Environmental Compliances, Gender Justice, Legal due diligence.

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Deploying AI Weather Solutions Internationally
Impact of AI
June 06, 2022
We explore deploying AI weather technology and why on-premise or in-country solutions was the better path vs cloud-based / satelite. There are 195 countries world-wide with various cultures and close borders, we may interact with from procurement, technology, data, and/or change management.

We explore the obstacles & value of deploying in-country weather solutions with a goal to positively impact 195 countries worldwide. #ai4good

Anna Prouse is an internationally recognized foreign correspondent with expertise in Middle Eastern, African, European, and Indonesian culture, politics, and business.

She has combined her expertise, in collaboration with Atmo, who develops in-country weather #aitechnology to provide higher confidence in the predictability of weather conditions.

Brilliant storyteller, this episode takes you deeper into countries and cultures we may never have an opportunity to experience in our lifetime.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Data Scientists
AI Time Journal
May 17, 2022
Discussion with Mikaela Pisani Leal (Uruguay) from Girls In Tech about data science, the perspective of technology on women and girls, and more.

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Data Granularity in Digital Marketing
AI Time Journal
May 10, 2022

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Diversity & Ethics in Mass Data Collection
AI Time Journal
April 26, 2022

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AI Facilitates Social Media Content
AI Time Journal
April 22, 2022

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Conversational AI Augments Customer Experiences with Ryan McDonald
AI Times Journal
April 12, 2022

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Predictive Analytics in Strategic Sourcing
AI Times Journal
March 29, 2022

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Data Science Improves Health Equity
AI Times Journal
March 22, 2022

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AI Drives Innovative Solutions in Self-Care Products
AI Times Journal
March 14, 2022

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AI Accelerates Carbon Footprint Research
AI Times Journal
March 01, 2022

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Predictive Analytics in Maricopa County
AI Times Journal
February 22, 2022

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Refining Marketing Strategy with AI | Ep. 33 Heather Johnston
YouTube
February 14, 2022
Refining Marketing Strategy

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Computer Vision Amps Recycling | Ep. 32 Amanda Marrs
AI Time Journal
February 08, 2022
In this episode of the AITJ podcast, we talk to Amanda Marrs, about how AI and computer vision are revolutionizing recycling, how robots can protect humans from hazardous jobs, and more!


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Optimizing the Data Governance Cycle Time
AI Time Journal
January 25, 2022

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No-Code ML Reduces AI Lifecycle
AI Time Journal
January 18, 2022

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Pivotal Role in Defining AI Value
AI Times Journal
January 11, 2022

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Post Production AI Model Drift
AI Times Journal
January 04, 2022

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AI Journey in Financial Services
AI Times Journal
December 21, 2021

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Perspectives from a Machine Learning Architect
AI Time Journal
December 14, 2021

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Considerations when Scaling AI
AI Times Journal
November 30, 2021

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The AI - Procurement Gap
AI Times Journal
November 19, 2021

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Perspectives from a CDO Executive Advisor
AI Time Journal
November 10, 2021

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Creating the Corporate Data Citizen
AI Time Journal
November 05, 2021

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Data is at the Heart of Big Solutions
AI Time Journal
October 29, 2021

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Diverse Data Strengthens Value-Based Outcomes
AI Times Journal
October 22, 2021

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The Consumer Data Footprint in Healthcare
AI Times Journal
October 15, 2021

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Fostering a 21st Century Team
AI Times Journal
October 08, 2021

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Perspectives from a Data Scientist
AI Times Journal
September 29, 2021

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AI’s Evolution in Emerging Risk Insurance
AI Times Journal
September 23, 2021
In this episode of the AI Time Journal Podcast, Melissa Drew speaks with Janet Comenos, CEO & Co-Founder of Spotted, Inc., about how AI helped evolve Comenos's Emerging Risk insurance business and how others can apply AI to their own insurance businesses.

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Accelerating Your AI Journey
AI Times Journal
September 15, 2021

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CAO's Role in Developing a Data Culture
AI Times Journal
September 08, 2021

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The Human - AI Partnership in Spend Analytics
AI Times Journal
August 20, 2021

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Value of AI in the Contract Lifecycle
AI Times Journal
August 17, 2021

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CDO v4.0 is the New Value Creator in the Organization
AI Times Journal
July 22, 2021

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The 'Front Seat' Leader is Key to Embracing AI Technologies with Laura Goodrich
AI Times Journal
July 01, 2021

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25 Presentations
Change Management - Proving Value for the Non Believer
Melissa Drew
February 08, 2022
Developing the right Change Mgmt. Framework, is similiar to building the right kind of chair that will not fall down over time.

Starting with the Foundation - 3 legged stool

Leg 1 - Traditional Program focused on 80% end users, to minimize the negative impacts of change
Leg 2 - Targeted approach to the remaining 20% of the users who can indavertenly create an obstacle for sustainable end user sucess
Leg 3 - Executive Leadership needs attention as well. If your leadership is not saying or doing anything, then they are really saying a lot! If leadership is not communicating the right message, telling the right story, and with consistency, then leadership can become the largest obstacle.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Data Ethics & Bias for Procurement Professionals
Melissa Drew
November 10, 2021
- Introduction to AI & Cognitive Technologies
- What is Ethical AI & Why do we care
- How does this impact procurement - what to look for when evaluating AI solutions
- Considerations and Check List
- Conclusion

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Hyper Personalization in Health Care
Melissa Drew
September 16, 2021

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Impact of Millennials in the Workforce: International Perspective
Melissa Drew
June 05, 2019

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Diversity & Inclusion
Melissa Drew
June 03, 2019

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Thinking Differently - Analytics & Spend Management
Melissa Drew
April 19, 2018

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Effective Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
Melissa Drew
March 15, 2018

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Negotiation the Deal: Key Considerations in Procurement Technology
Melissa Drew
June 06, 2017

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Strategic Sourcing Building the Foundation
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2016

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CFO: Procurement's Impact on Carbon Footprint
Melissa Drew
April 12, 2015
For the NYC Department of Education, I redesigned the logistics & supply chain processes consolidating 17 suppliers into a single 3PL to deliver all school materials, science kits and supplemental information, across 1300+ public schools in 5 boroughs. Presentation included an analysis of the additional benefits to reduction of carbon footprint & traffic congestion caused by large semi-trucks. Presented to CFO of NYC Department of Education and aligned with the NY state Green Initiatives promoted by the Governor.

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Calculating Spend to Develop Buying Channel (strategic sourcing)
Melissa Drew
April 02, 2015
Overview of souring buying channels with a decision tree to provide guidance on when and how to purchase. Including data collection of spend, defining addressable spend and how to calculate it.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Maximizing Savings Through Procurement Operations
Melissa Drew
January 13, 2015

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Supplier Information Performance Management
Melissa Drew
March 08, 2013

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Modern Day Challenges in Spend Management
Melissa Drew
March 05, 2013

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Attract, Motivate, Retain Millennial Workforce
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2013

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Assessing Risk Throughout S2P Lifecycle
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2013

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Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Melissa Drew
January 22, 2013

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Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
December 18, 2012

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Enhancing Commodity Strategies Through eProcurement
Melissa Drew
June 01, 2009

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Total Cost of Ownership: Global Indirect Sourcing Case Study
Melissa Drew
May 15, 2007

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Developing the Foundations of a Supplier Diversity Program
Melissa Drew
January 22, 2007
Outline program framework for a new Supplier Diversity Program specific to Estee Lauder

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Spend Visibility - Foundation for Effective Procurement
Melissa Drew
August 01, 2003

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Building the Cube
ATKearney
January 01, 1999
What do you buy, who do you buy from, and where do you purchase from. Understanding how to capture procurement data and develop a spend cube.

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Sourcing Opportunity Assessment Framework
ATKearney
January 01, 1999
Defining total spend, sourceable spend, how to define sourcing categories, positioning those categories to outline a wave strategy based on spend volume versus supply market complexity.

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Normalized Spend Data
ATKearney
January 01, 1999
To support the opportunity assessments, spend data had to be manually normalized and classified using the UNSPSC. The presentation outlined how to use MS Access Database to yield results in 9 weeks to support the opportunity assessment outcome.

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5 Quotes
Intelligent Organization is the next Phase of Procurement's Evolution
AI Time Journal
May 28, 2021
When procurement and supply chain can embrace AI and cognitive technologies, to evolve into a better-informed, decision-based organization, only then can the procurement goals be fully realized. The (Intelligent) digital organization will be the next wave of procurement success.

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Poem: Great Leaders Mentoring Others to Lead
Melissa Drew
February 02, 2021
"Great Leaders did not become great on their own, through mentoring these skills were shown. Even the best climbers had tools helping them succeed, take time to share your knowledge, so that others may lead"

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Tags: Leadership

It's more than Digital Disruption but rather Digital Interruption
Melissa Drew
December 01, 2020
'Disrupt' is an event, activity, or process that causes a disturbance. Whereas, 'Interrupt' is to stop the current progress of the event, activity or process. Our goal as innovators and thought leaders are to stop the norm, change the paradigm so it can transform into something different.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

"There is no such thing as a bad project, only poor project planning"
Melissa Drew
December 05, 2015

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Tags: Leadership

"We live each day by what we get, we live our lives by what we give"
Melissa Drew
December 06, 2001

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Tags: Leadership

22 Speaking Engagements
The Impact of AI Technologies in Procurement
ISM NY
August 24, 2022

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Disruptive Innovation in Procurement
Procurement Foundry
August 16, 2022
Host and Speaker for Procurement Foundry's Engage Conference on November 2-3, 2023.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Wiping The Slate Clean: A True Procurement Team of the Future For 2022
ProcureCon West 2022
April 12, 2022
CPO Invite Only Interactive Workshop - understanding how the impact of AI will foster the procurement teams of the future and steps needed to move in the right direction

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Tags: AI, Leadership, Procurement

Saving Big With Sustainable Sourcing
ProcureCon West 2022
April 11, 2022
Sustainable sourcing has taking center stage across so many organizations and continues to be vital to a company’s overall reputation. This workshop will focus on key success stories and challenges encountered by sourcing professionals in developing supplier diversity and sustainability programs.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

How is AI impacting our procurement organization & our teams
Art of Procurement (digital outcomes 2022 conference UK)
March 08, 2022
Augmenting the tactical, can AI elevate procurement's focus to the strategic

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Change Management - Leading With Change Mindset
Women Leaders in Data and AI
February 10, 2022

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Impact of AI in Procurement - Introduction to Data Ethics & Bias
GSA-UK
November 10, 2021
- Introduction to AI & Cognitive Technologies
- What is Ethical AI & Why do we care
- How does this impact procurement - what to look for when evaluating AI solutions
- Considerations and Check List
- Conclusion

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Hyper Personalization in Health Care
Cardinal Health
September 16, 2021
Audience of 135 people across Cardinal Health U.S. associated with FUSE division, which was "created to live at the intersection between emerging technology and healthcare"

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Customer Experience

Impact of Millennials in the Workforce: International Perspective
Ariba Live - Barcelona
June 05, 2019
Looking the state of the Millennial workforce on a global scale, the presentation highlighted where the Millennials are today, the potential impacts to consider, and as the largest generation of workforce, how our global procurement & supply chain will shift as new countries emerged with growths in population.

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement, Supply Chain

Diversity & Inclusion
Ariba Live - Barcelona
June 03, 2019
My introduction speech prior to the KeyNote Speaker - at the Diversity & Leadership Luncheon - provided a creative approach to outlining the values of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Procurement

Advantages of eProcurement: On Demand vs Behind Firewall
Melissa Drew
October 08, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Maximizing Savings Through Procurement Operations
ProcureCon Indirect East
February 12, 2015

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Supplier Information Performance Management
Institute for Supply Management - AZ
March 28, 2013

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Modern Day Challenges in Spend Management
Institute of Supply Management - Central Florida
March 05, 2013

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Attract, Motivate, Retain Millennial Workforce
Institute for Supply Management - Chicago
February 23, 2013
Specific to US how should organizations Attract, Motivate, and Retain this new generation of workforce who have very differently priorities than those before.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Future of Work, Procurement

Value of Diverse Suppliers in Procurement
Melissa Drew
February 28, 2012

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Tags: Procurement

Mitigating Cultural Risks in Outsourcing Relationships
Institute for Supply Management - NY
August 04, 2011

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Assessing Risk throughout S2P
ProcureCon Indirect
February 12, 2011

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Leveraging Supplier Network and Maximizing Diversity Spend
ProcureCon Indirect
February 11, 2009

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Total Cost of Ownership: Global Indirect Sourcing Case Study
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 15, 2007

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Developing the Foundations of a Supplier Diversity Program
Melissa Drew
January 22, 2007
Outline development of a new Supplier Diversity Program, value, and benefits.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Spend Visibility - Foundation for Effective Procurement
Institute for Supply Management - Boston
August 01, 2003

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

2 Videos
Digital Tranformation Airline Industry
Our Crowd
July 08, 2022
What is Transformation?
Can Airlines Catch up?
Translating Digital Transformation into Revenue?
Breaking Down Silos - leverage cross industry lessons learned

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Leadership

Insights Series: Melissa Drew - What should leaders be doing now to prepare for a post-Covid world?
Thinkers360
March 03, 2021
Melissa Drew, Director, Cloud Procurement, PwC discusses "What should leaders be doing now to prepare for a post-Covid world?"

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, COVID19

5 Webinars
Supply Chain Distribution Model: European Expansion
Melissa Drew
April 28, 2015

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

How the Millennial Generation is changing the workforce
Melissa Drew
September 17, 2014

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

Maximizing Savings Through Procurement Operations
Institute for Supply Management - NY
January 13, 2014

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Modern Day Challenges in Spend Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
March 13, 2013

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Institute of Supply Management - Chicago
January 22, 2013

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

2 Webinars
Retail European Expansion: Collaboration between Procurement and Corporate Tax
Melissa Drew
April 28, 2015

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

How the Millennial Generation is changing the workforce
Melissa Drew
September 17, 2014

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

1 Whitepaper
Master's Thesis Database Theory & Foundation: Relational database has no future real-world applications
Auburn University
March 30, 1997
Master's Thesis Database Theory & Foundation: relational database (fully normalized data) has no practical real-world applications. Due to the need for increased storage of large sets of data & need to report or extract data in a meaningful way, a normalized data model is not practical.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

25 Workshops
Thinking Differently - Analytics & Spend Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 19, 2018
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Effective Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
Institute for Supply Management - NY
March 15, 2018

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute of Supply Management - CT
February 18, 2018

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Strategic Sourcing Building the Foundation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 08, 2018
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute of Supply Management - CT
December 11, 2017
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Building The Foundation - Fundamentals of Procurement
Institute for Supply Management - NY
September 15, 2016

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Tags: Procurement

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 28, 2016

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 07, 2016
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 23, 2016
delivering full day courses for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
April 09, 2015

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Project Management

Calculating Spend to Develop Buying Channel (strategic sourcing)
Melissa Drew
April 02, 2015
Overview of souring buying channels with a decision tree to provide guidance on when and how to purchase. Including data collection of spend, defining addressable spend and how to calculate it.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Maximizing Your Management Skill - For Procurement & Supply Chain professional
Melissa Drew
March 11, 2014
Understanding your management style, impact to others and how to adjust to maximize value. Management in virtual teams and across cultures. Create & maintain career development plan. Giving performance evaluations including class & team exercises.

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Maximizing Management Skills for Today’s Supply Chain Teams
Melissa Drew
March 11, 2014

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 06, 2014
Instructor for ISM Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Project Management

Supplier Information Performance Management
Institute for Supply Management - AZ
March 29, 2013
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 28, 2013
Instructor for ISM delivering full date workshop for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 28, 2013
Instructor delivering full day workshop for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
January 17, 2013
Instructor for ISM full day workshop delivering 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Project Management

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
December 18, 2012
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Risk Management

Risk Management for Supply Chain Professionals
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 02, 2012

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

Supplier Information Performance Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 19, 2012
ISM Instructor delivering full day workshop for 7 CEUs.

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Project Management for Supply Chain Professionals
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 16, 2012

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Tags: Procurement, Project Management

Enhancing Commodity Strategies Through eProcurement
Financial Services Global Sourcing Directors Conference (hosted by Amex in Arizona)
June 01, 2009
Workshop introducing eProcurement to support strategic sourcing. Deeper dive into 3 commodities with analysis impacting increase savings, shift in roles and responsibilities, and organization alignment with the procurement organization.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Introduction to Grammar Based NML (Natural Modeling Language)
Melissa Drew
February 15, 2005
how patented grammar based technology can automate the data normalization, classification and enrichment of spend data, how it work, and how to write industry specific models. Note: this is specific to the application developed by Softface.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Introduction to Star Schema & Developing Star Schema Conceptual Data Model
Melissa Drew
February 15, 2005
What is the star schema, how it work, value over relationship database, and how to develop a star schedule data model from report requirements -> field requirements -> to final data model.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Radar

3 Predictions
Procurement Organization's Value

Date : October 13, 2021

The Procurement Organization will no longer use 'cost reduction' to define its value.

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AI's Impact on the Next Phase of the Procurement Organization

Date : June 15, 2021

The next phase of evolution for the procurement organization is 'The Informed Organization'. The new 'Informed Organization', as a result of cognitive technologies, will bridge the remaining gaps still lingering after six (6) years:
- lack of confidence in the data
- lack of visibility in evaluating real-time supplier risk
- inaccuracy in the data which limits the ability to make an actionable decision in a time frame when those decisions have the most impact
– users performing manual tail-end activities

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Blending AI with Video-In-Mail Technology

Date : December 13, 2020

With the current patent-pending technology to automatically play full video-in-email, the evolution will be to merge this with Artificial Intelligence advancing customer service & digital communications. Users will experience an avatar communicating their past due notices or upcoming appointments. With call-to-action buttons they will be able to pay bills, change their appointments for confirm ordering information. The use cases would be endless reaching horizontality across all industries and verticals.

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