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Alexa Can Wait – Technology Basics In Procurement Must First Be Secured  

Ed Cross, Executive Director of Cheshire-based procurement advisory firm, Odesma, discusses the role of voice-activated assistants in procurement. While voice-activated assistants such as Alexa are becoming […]

New Specialist Platform Matches Procurement Talent With Interim Roles – But With A Difference

At the break of this new year we said that the contingent workforce and services market had seen some seismic changes in 2018 and wondered […]

A Seat at the Top Table – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’re going to feature some of the briefing papers I’ve […]

Odesma Wins First Contracts, Recruits From Xchanging

We caught up recently with Ed Cross (pictured here), one of the founders of Odesma, the new procurement solutions firm we first reported on a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Munir Podumljak, Odesma, Sir Bernard, the Front Covers, Bravo Connect and Wolf Alice (phew)!

This is our new friend Munir Podumljak, an anti-corruption campaigner from Croatia who made the stand-out speech at last week's European Commission public procurement conference […]

Odesma Offers a New Take on Procurement Services and Outsourcing

So, you might be wondering, whatever happened to Ironman aficionado (see picture) Ed Cross? He was the MD of Xchanging’s Procurement Services business for some […]