After a weekend of R&R, I'm headed to Vegas on Monday morning for ISM. Ironically, there will be no rest for the weary on this Nevada bender, as I'm in the midst of conference season. At ISM, I'm planning on spending a good deal of my time walking through the exhibit hall, catching up with old faces and meeting new ones. If you're a small Spend Management provider -- or a big one with a small name -- drop me a line and I'll make sure to seek you out. Why? I'm in the process of trying to broaden my horizons beyond the household names we all know well. And I'm especially looking for innovation and thought leadership at the fringes.
So whether you're just going G/A with a product or consider yourself a "best kept secret", let me know. This goes for consultants, service providers, business process outsourcers (BPOs) and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) who are showing up as well. After all, procurement was not built -- and never will rest -- on software alone!