Guest: Christian Lanng, Chairman & CEO, Tradeshift
“I don’t think procurement as it exists today will even exist in five years. I don’t think we need to put that label on it. But buying and selling will certainly exist.” – Christian Lanng
Hi there everyone, and welcome to this week’s Art of Procurement interview, powered by SIG.
My guest today is Christian Lanng, the co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Tradeshift.
I’m really happy to welcome Christian back to the show. He first joined me in August of 2016, all the way back in episode 80! It was one of my most enjoyable interviews because Christian has strong views on the future of procurement, and the intersection of technology and supply chains.
In today’s conversation, I wanted to follow up to see what, in his mind, has changed since we last spoke – is technology evolving as fast as predicted? How does Christian see organizations starting to adapt? I was also interested to learn how Tradeshift determines which ‘future technologies’ to invest in, and why they recently became members of the Hyperledger project, a global, open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry Blockchain technologies.