For centuries, humans have been putting our earth to the test. Since the industrial revolution we are depleting the natural resources in a drive for continuous innovation and growth. We are producing and consuming more and more goods and services to accommodate an almost eight times increase in population. We also travel a lot more than we used to with vehicles that create far more pollution, including CO2, than before. In general we have paid little attention to the effects of these economic activities on the environment, only taking action when pollution is directly affecting our lives. This has become a major issue with global warming. Despite warnings as early as 1912 about the effects of releasing large amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere, we have been doing too little for too long, even though effects have already being visible the last couple of decades.[Read more…] about Contract management as a vital instrument to achieve sustainability objectives required by IPCC report
Most people don’t know what a J.A.R.V.I.S. is, do you? J.A.R.V.I.S stands for ‘Just Another Rather Very Intelligent System’, afictional artificial intelligence character that was voiced in different science fiction movies. . Let me dive into a mega trend, one that drives Jarvis support types and then try to bring it to the level of the day to day contract manager.
It has all started with services like Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomePod. Their expansion in functionality at home shows us the great opportunities that could serve us in the business arena as well. They will travel beyond the home and become your cognitive buddy 24/7 365 days a year..[Read more…] about A contract manager is not a J.A.R.V.I.S. but it surely will get one….
A few years ago I was engaged by APG in the Netherlands to help them create something that was then known as the Smart Services Hub. A brilliant idea where government (the province of Limburg), business (APG, the world’s largest pension provider) and Maastricht University joint efforts to create an ecosystem of technology in the smart services. Rather quickly Accenture and Conclusion where excited to join this initiative and a next Brightlands Campus was born. The reason I am writing this blog today is because I want to share some key takeaways from this journey.[Read more…] about The real power of an ecosystem
As many know, I am a status quo challenger when it comes to workforce optimisation. Looking at the future of work, I firmly believe that talent will remain a scarce commodity the next few years. This makes it important to do good vendor management. How do you behave towards your suppliers, How do you treat their staff?[Read more…] about Becoming the client of choice
Running any large enterprise comes with its challenges. And one of the big challenges is that you simply do not know everything; that you simple cannot control it all. If you want to stay ahead of the pack, you should think on creating value for others. Especially if you want to create value for yourself.[Read more…] about The sum of all contracts