PODCAST: The Applications and End Game of Machine Learning


Guest: David Hearn, Founder, CPO Advisement Services

“What I care about is getting insights about sourcing, consolidation, leakage, fraud: areas where we can put new programs into place because the spending is fragmented and we can pull it together.” – David Hearn

I am joined today by a repeat guest and friend of the show David Hearn. David is a long time procurement executive for companies such as Juniper Networks, Kaiser Permanente and Sun Microsystems. Today, he is the CEO and Founder of advisory firm CPO Advisement Services.

I caught up with David at the recent ProcureCon Indirect West conference in Scottsdale where he was talking about Machine Learning and its impact on procurement. Our chance to talk came in the midst of the hotel’s garden, surrounded by birds, waterfalls – and a construction site!

With this natural backdrop, we started our conversation about machine learning – the opportunities for procurement and the long term value proposition.


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