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Darragh Toolan

VP Marketing & Growth at Vizibl

London, United Kingdom

5099 Followers

Darragh has over 20 years of experience in helping companies recognise and drive value from technology
solutions within complex enterprise environments. Technology, and the advantage it drives
for businesses, has been at the heart of his career.
 
Before becoming part of the leadership team at Vizibl, Darragh worked for various technology companies and startups, going through an IPO with HubSpot in 2014, after helping to grow the company from a core team to over 3,000 employees.
 
At Vizibl, he is responsible for Marketing & Growth Strategies and has been instrumental in driving
the company’s fast growth in Europe and North America.
 
Darragh’s sector knowledge covers all things technology, including Procurement Technology, Supplier Relationship Management and Innovation.  Throughout his career he has actively worked with organisations within the Pharmaceutical, Technology, FMCG, Automotive, Retail and Energy sectors.

Available For: Consulting, Influencing
Travels From: London
Speaking Topics: Supplier Relationship Management, Innovation, Supplier Collaboration

Darragh ToolanPoints
Academic20
Author38
Influencer60
Speaker34
Entrepreneur100
Total252

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: Europe & North America

Areas of Expertise

Big Data
Business Strategy
Change Management
Climate Change
Cloud
CRM
Culture
Customer Experience
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 30.10
Emerging Technology 30.19
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work
Innovation 35.67
Lean Startup
Marketing 37.58
Open Innovation 32.25
Predictive Analytics
Procurement 43.81
Startups 42.04
Supply Chain 31.11
Sustainability

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Products
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Media
Pharmaceuticals
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation

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Publications

2 Academic Awards
MSc Digital Innovation
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
September 01, 2008
Designed to equip future business and technology leaders with the knowledge and skills to succeed, the MSc in Digital Innovation addresses technology-centric transformation in business and society.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Supply Chain

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
National University of ireland, Galway.
September 01, 2004
Law impacts on all aspects of life today, and the LLB provides you with an excellent basis for a career as a practising lawyer, as well as in other fields such as administration, business, the media and social work.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Startups

1 Academic Certification
Inbound Marketing Certification
HubSpot
March 04, 2013
Completed the HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certification

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Tags: Innovation, Marketing, Procurement

3 Advisory Board Memberships
Mission: Innovation
Mission: Innovation
July 01, 2020
Mission Innovation management consultancy firm

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Tags: Innovation, Open Innovation, Procurement

Fortuna Edge
Fortuna Edge
January 01, 2020
Advisor to Fortuna Edge Media, a media and technology provider launched in 2019 which exists to deliver new users and online traffic to our partners. Fortuna Edge Media publishes comparison sites for online sports and gaming services with a corporate commitment to operating in regulated markets only.

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Tags: Startups

GetReferd
GetReferd
January 01, 2015
Get Referd is a solution for doctors and patients to manage referrals and improve attendance.

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Tags: Innovation, Marketing, Procurement

9 Article/Blogs
Why 
Have Supplier Relationship Management Programs Failed To Deliver? Here Are The 4 Key Reasons
Vizibl
June 30, 2020
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) promised so much and yet delivered so little. Why is that? Let’s unpick 4 key factors that led to the demise of SRM to truly understand why SRM programs never delivered on their promise.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Why Is Supplier 
Collaboration & Innovation So Important?
Vizibl
May 19, 2020
The rapidly increasing pace of change and the proliferation of disruption, along with new technologies, are making evolved models of growth and innovation competitive necessities, not optional activities.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

How To Structure An Account Plan With Your Strategic Suppliers
Vizibl
May 06, 2020
Aligning with your suppliers around shared vision, goals and strategic objectives is a fundamental foundational part of engaging more collaboratively with one another.

To do this, the first place to start is the Account plan. The Account Plan acts as a beacon for the future and unites all parties around shared goals and social norms. More importantly for you, it ensures that all work being done collaboratively is pointing in the right direction.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Innovation is everywhere, make it happen!
Vizibl
March 04, 2020
New ideas come from all directions: from staff on the shop floor, your R&D department, senior managers, companies in your supply chain, even customers and members of the public.

There is no shortage of ideas. Innovation is in the air: every company is capable of generating new thinking. The challenge is to gather it all together and turn it into reality, especially in these post-Brexit times.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Revolutionising The Unicorns of Tomorrow
Tomorrow Street
June 06, 2019

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Startups

Why Procurement Will Become Innovation Brokers In Enterprise Organisations
Vizibl
May 21, 2019
An outline on how the Procurement function is evolving to becoming one of the most important functions driving innovation and growth within enterprise organisations.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement

Supplier Enabled Innovation: Should Procurement Lead it or Own it?
Vizibl
November 11, 2015
There is no denying that Supplier Enabled Innovation (SEI) is a topic of choice, with more and more businesses recognising its importance in overall value creation. However, one question which needs to be answered before bringing Supplier Enabled Innovation into the heart of your function is what kind of role should procurement play? Should it be the owner of Supplier Enabled Innovation, or, should it be the leader?

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Tags: Procurement

Why becoming a Customer of Choice Relies on SRM
Vizibl
September 18, 2015
The future of our function as it stands today, relies on our ability to shift with the times and understand that the next chapter is Value Creation. The vehicle to this nirvana of unrecognised value is SRM.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Changing the Nature of Supply Chain Relationships to Reflect a Complex and Dynamic Business
Vizibl
April 08, 2014
Over the last two decades, the global competitive environment has changed drastically in terms of its complexity and dynamism. And there are no signs that the rate of change is going to decline anytime soon. To reflect this new reality, the nature of supply chain relationships needs to change fundamentally.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

2 eBooks
How To Kickoff Your Supplier Collaboration Journey
Vizibl
November 02, 2020
Collaboration in businesses is tricky, and effective external collaboration in particular, poses a huge problem for most organisations. This paper, created in collaboration between Vizibl and Innodelice will hopefully go some way to answering that conundrum.

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

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Startups

What Does True Supplier Collaboration Look Like?
Vizibl
July 05, 2017
A Best Practices Guide To Understanding The 6 Elements Of True Supplier Collaboration

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Tags: Procurement

2 Founders
Glassio Limited
Glassio
August 26, 2011
Glassio was a distribution company that owned the exclusive distribution and marketing rights to premium brands of flavoured vodka across Western Europe.

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Tags: Innovation, Marketing, Procurement

Inca Technology
Inca technology
March 06, 2007
Bespoke online web solutions for SMEs in EMEA.

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Tags: Innovation, Marketing, Procurement

3 Keynotes
COLLABORATE 2020: Digital Transformation - The Key To Unlocking Procurement’s Evolution
Vizibl
September 30, 2020
What an event Collaborate 2020 was: 16 Sessions, 47 Speakers and whole host of soundbites!
We have gotten some amazing feedback from attendees with some describing it as the best Procurement/Supply Chain event they have attended this year. Of course, an event would be nothing without amazing speakers and their insights.

That's why we have made all the videos from both the Frontier Stage Keynotes and Panel Sessions available On-Demand to you. Simply fill out the form above to get direct access. Enjoy!

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Tags: Procurement, Startups, Supply Chain

Arch Summit 2018: Innovation & Disruption Stage
Arch Summit
May 02, 2018

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Tags: Procurement, Startups

The Importance and Power of Personas in Marketing
Hubspot
December 21, 2015
A presentation on the importance and power of personas in driving a businesses online marketing and how this can then feed into content creation.

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Tags: Marketing, Startups

3 Media Interviews
Bringing Vizibl-ity to strategic supplier relationships
Enterprise Times
May 21, 2020
The big push from our perspective this year is very much about that evolution of procurement as a function as a whole. A lot of systems, even SourceDay, are super focused on collaborating around some of the contract or tactical behaviour. We very much believe that the future of procurement is moving much more into the strategic role within the organisation. One where they are the controllers of the external assets from a supplier perspective enabling innovation from those supplier ecosystems to drive back into the organisation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Procurement

Startups get premium connections as Luxembourg pushes tech hub ambition
Computer Weekly
September 03, 2019
Luxembourg is at the centre of a continent that has ambitious plans to develop a thriving
technology industry, but what makes it different from the rest?

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Tags: Procurement, Startups

Luxembourg tech startups get premium connections
Computer Weekly
June 19, 2019
Vizibl was in at the start of a ground-breaking drive to establish Luxembourg as the location of choice for tech startups across Europe. It’s currently part of the Tomorrow Street programme pioneered by Vodafone – just one of a number of different partnerships between major corporates and a government that isn’t simply paying lip service to innovation, but putting its money where its mouth is.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Startups

1 Panel
COLLABORATE SUMMIT | Pharma
Vizibl
June 24, 2020
The focus of the COLLABORATE | Pharma Summit is on how organisations can build resilience in the new normal and seize opportunities where others can’t.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

2 Podcasts
Procurement Is Broken
Import from medium.com
August 23, 2019
…but here’s how it can become the driver of innovation and growth.Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash1: The Evolution Of ProcurementOver the last two years, I have spent considerable time talking to a whole range of people including executives in large enterprises; procurement and innovation team

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Tags: Procurement, Innovation

Great article, “Freedom to find the best way of working.” should become a mantra
Import from medium.com
May 02, 2019
Great article, “Freedom to find the best way of working.” should become a mantra 

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1 Webinar
Can Suppliers Enhance Innovation?
Mission: Innovation
April 21, 2020
If 55%-65% of enterprises source their innovations externally then enterprises need to enhance their ability of working with their suppliers.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Startups

1 Whitepaper
Supplier collaboration & Innovation For Procurement
Vizibl
April 27, 2020
From individual contributors to CPOs, everyone working in procurement today faces the same underlying challenge: The procurement landscape is evolving and it's evolving fast. With the increasing pace of disruption looming over the shoulder of most organisations, a renewed focus on innovation has led to an evolution of what is expected from procurement teams. Now procurement leaders must help find innovative ways to generate growth, boost sustainability and improve productivity. As a result, the traditional procurement playbook is quickly becoming obsolete. If today’s procurement professionals want to achieve success in the long-term they need to adapt.

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain, Procurement

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