CIPS? Why?

25 January 2019

After 20 years in IT, a number of my colleagues have asked why I’m so interested in Procurement as a function, and specifically what I am doing within the CIPS network. It probably does look a little odd from the outside, so I thought it would be interesting to try and explain. Happy to discuss if anyone wants to get in touch.

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Meeting 3 - South Hants IT group

18 January 2019

Well, that exceeded my already optimistically high expectations! With about 35 people in the room, the social experiment of trying to bring a bunch of local IT people together to learn some stuff and get to know some stuff, and raise some money for charity, is really starting to take shape. A massive thank you to everyone who attended, especially those who travelled in from the outskirts of the “South Hants” area.

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Review of eWorld Procurement and Supply Conference : 3rd October 2018

09 October 2018

I went to the eWorld Procurement show last week, as the agenda / speakers looked excellent and I fancied a day out to get a clearer view of the current procurement market. It was in Westminster QEII exhibition theatre, and I’d wholly recommend it for procurement professionals if you are unaware. The “free breakfast” wasn’t actually free, but lets not split hairs in what was an excellent event.

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Review of 2018

03 January 2019

The nice thing about being more than one year into your new business is it gives you a comparison point. This time last year, I was publishing my one year review, so it’s only reasonable to do that again.

I promised myself I would be painfully honest about how things are going at all stages. A lot of people jump out of PAYE into being self-employed and as part of their marketing strategy pump out messages of how great everything is going, I’m just not that fella. Honesty is the best policy in my book.

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Meeting 2 - South Hants IT group

14 September 2018

A big thank you to all of those who attended the 2nd meeting of the South Hants IT Professional Outreach Organisation. Its good to see the acronym doesn’t get boring, and that people universally think it’s a nice idea albeit difficult to comprehend something that has no particular commercial agenda. Anyway, once again, I am judging last night’s event as a success.

The nice progression of the experiment is we had a true representation of the whole IT Supply Chain, from Clients, Channel Partners and Vendors, all of whom were sparking off each other when discussing the chosen topic of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on everything.

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Tweets

Went to a do last night where I got chatting with a guy from European Soace Agency about space data (and applying i… https://t.co/VpwZ3YHHZ0

Worth a look if you are in the market for an IT procurement role https://t.co/byFfhqdnbR

This is a great clarification of the different RFx approaches and when to use them. https://t.co/Id1LVioPZN

Blog

  • CIPS? Why? January 25

    After 20 years in IT, a number of my colleagues have asked why I’m so...

  • Meeting 3 - South Hants IT group January 18

    Well, that exceeded my already optimistically high expectations! With about 35...

  • Review of 2018 January 03

    The nice thing about being more than one year into your new business is it...

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