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Marco Romano

Procurement Data and Analytics Officer at IBM

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Marco has over 20 years’ experience implementing innovative global sourcing strategies and large-scale transformation projects. In his role at IBM, he is responsible for the Source to Pay data and analytics strategy as well as the Source to Pay technology strategy and roadmap. In his role he is also responsible for delivering cognitive procurement solutions and intelligent workflows which augment and are multipliers to the procurement practitioners’ value to business, enable best in class processes and improve speed to market and revenue. In his prior roles at IBM, he managed global categories delivering innovative sourcing solutions, supplier development, cost reduction strategies and stakeholder engagement leading to procurement recognition as a valued partner to business development and success. Prior to IBM, Marco worked as a company accountant, internal and external auditor in the IT and insurance sectors. He is a member of the ISM Thought Leadership Council and Chair of the ISM Data and Analytics Committee.

Marco RomanoPoints
Academic10
Author3
Influencer9
Speaker21
Entrepreneur25
Total68

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Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Business Unit: Procurement
Theatre: Global

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.54
Analytics 33.64
Big Data 32.90
Change Management
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption 30.14
Digital Transformation 31.09
Leadership 30.09
Management
Procurement 34.92
Predictive Analytics 30.10
Emerging Technology 30.19
RPA 30.80
Project Management 33.33

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1 Academic Certification
PMI-ACP
Project Management Institute
January 04, 2018
Project Management Institute certification for agile practitioners.

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Tags: Agile, Project Management

1 Industry Council Chair
Institute for Supply Management - Data and Analytics Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - ISM
October 06, 2020
The ISM Data and Analytics Committee will be comprised of a diverse group of individuals who are recognized as informed thought leaders and transformational innovators within the Supply Management data and analytics domain.
The Committee -- whose mission is to identify and share innovative and leading practices in the delivery and execution of supply management data and analytics -- will serve as a trusted resource to assist ISM and other Committees in their mission to advance and inspire the profession.
Committee objectives include providing advice and council to ISM to inform the Institute’s efforts to lead the profession by establishing best practices and supporting content to enable practitioners to realize maximum value from their data and analytic programs.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Procurement

1 Industry Council Member
Institute fir Supply Management Thought Leadership Council
ISM
December 05, 2018
The ISM Thought Leadership Council is comprised of a diverse group of individuals
who are recognized as informed thought leaders and transformational innovators
within their distinct areas of Supply Management expertise. The council, whose
mission is to identify how best to prepare for the future of Supply Management, will
serve as a trusted resource to assist ISM in its mission to advance and inspire the
profession. This will be accomplished through visionary discussion, leading-edge
ideas, and the commitment to transform ideas into reality, resulting in sustainable
change across the entire Supply Management ecosystem.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

3 Media Interviews
How IBM realised the rewards of cognitive procurement
CIPS
December 11, 2020
Explored how data, re-imagined processes, exponential technologies and intelligent workflows are used to deliver exponential value to procurement stakeholders.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Procurement

RPA Ready to remodel Supply Chains
Institute for Supply Management
October 01, 2019
Article in Inside Supply Management authored by Sue Doerfler which looks at RPA use in supply chains currently and future outlook.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, RPA

Inside Supply Management - Going beyond code
Institute for Supply Management
September 02, 2019
Article published in Inside Supply Management by Sue Doerfler. The article looks at the role of the data scientist in supply chain and how the role is evolving. Procurement are now needing data scientists and the role of those data scientist being hired into procurement organisations is also needing to evolve to meet the increasing demands placed on the business. Article on pages 20, 21 and 22 of this issue.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

6 Speaking Engagements
Reimagining Intelligent Workflows:
Procurecon Europe
October 13, 2020
CASE STUDY: Reimagining Intelligent Workflows: How to use advances in data and cognitive technologies to gain greater insights that improve your procurement processes

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

The Cognitive Procurement Enterprise
SAP
May 14, 2020
The cognitive procurement enterprise.
The next big shift in business architectures is happening now: the pervasive application of exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), automation, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) to core processes and workflows.

Organizations need to re-engineer workflows to enable the use of these exponential technologies to enable instant insights and to fundamentally change the user experience both internal and external to the organization. Integration across organizational boundaries will exponentially increase value and enhance performance and curating high quality data will deliver actionable insights and outcomes.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Procurement

How can you influence your stakeholders to see procurement as a "value generator" that makes the right new investments to achieve business excellence whist driving cost savings?
ProcureCon Indirect
April 02, 2019
How can you influence your stakeholders to see procurement as a ‘value generator’ that makes the right new investments to achieve business excellence whilst driving cost savings. How you can enable productivity through technology and data, and how you can show your business the value of procurement and be the facilitator of achieving business-excellence.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

How can you influence your stakeholders to see procurement as a ‘value generator’ that makes the right new investments to achieve business- excellence whilst driving cost savings?
wbresearch
April 02, 2019
How can you influence your stakeholders to see procurement as a ‘value generator’ that makes the right new investments to achieve business- excellence whilst driving cost savings?
· How to enable practioners productivity and engagement
· How can you enable productivity through technology, and data?
· How can you show your business the value of procurement?
· How can you be the facilitator to achieve business-excellence?
· How you can deliver value to the business outside of just savings?

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

How Is Technology Transforming Procurement For IBM
STRATEGIC SOURCEROR
April 09, 2018
A look at how technology and data is being used to augment the procurement practitioner and enhance the value add to the business, changing roles from pure execution to consultant to the business.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Predictive Analytics

How To Conduct a Cognitive Symphony
Procurious News
February 13, 2018
There are many factors that require careful consideration to bring about effective, scalable and sustainable analytics and cognitive solutions.
Intelligence is the conversion and enrichment of data into meaningful business insights.
It’s akin to conducting a group of musicians – it might be easy to get a pleasant sound from a solo instrument but, if expertly managed, you can avoid falling flat and accomplish a symphony from the entire orchestra!

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Procurement

1 Webinar
ProcureCon Virtual Connect
WBResearch
July 01, 2020
Hosted an exclusive, invitation only, online forum for up to 50 CPOs and procurement executives of SVP/VP/Global Head Seniority only addressing lessons-learnt following the Covid-19 crisis

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Procurement, Leadership

1 Whitepaper
What are the success factors in cognitive and analytics strategies and adoption?
IBM Global Business Services
October 02, 2017
There are many factors that require careful consideration to bring about effective, scalable and sustainable analytics and cognitive solutions. This paper highlights the key areas of consideration.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

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