Power of Digital Procurement : Insights from Dr. Elouise Epstein

August 25, 2022

Digital transformation won’t work if you just put tomorrow’s technology on top of yesterday’s processes.


In this episode of CPO Open Mic, Mike Schiappa, Chief Procurement Officer at Beeline, reopens the discussion he began in 2021 with Dr. Elouise Epstein, Digital Procurement Expert and author of Trade wars, pandemics, and chaos: How digital procurement enables business success in a disordered world.”

In the podcast, Dr. Epstein discusses her research for a new book on digital transformation and shares her insight on the ways technology is – and is not – transforming enterprise procurement.

"Billions of dollars are going into 'procure-tech.' If you want to learn how a company operates, procurement is a great opportunity."

These are just a few things you'll learn when you listen to this episode of Mike Schiappa's "CPO Open Mic" podcast.

Topics Include:

  • Why technology adoption and system consolidation alone will not transform a company digitally
  • How middle managers can cause digital transformations to fail
  • Why third-party partnerships are the key to next-generation supply chain design
  • Why procurement can be a great place to start your career – especially for professionals with diverse backgrounds