After several years in the vendor landscape, former Ivalua solutions consultant Bertrand Maltaverne is now joining Spend Matters as a procurement technology analyst. A key element of his new role will be to explore the potential of modern procurement technologies and the transformative impact of technology on business.
“Bertrand has already made an impressive name for himself in procurement technology as a deep thinker and prolific writer on many cutting-edge topics,” said Nick Heinzmann, analyst team lead at Spend Matters. “He is exactly the kind of voice that we want to amplify for our readers and customers: thoughtful, critical and innovative in his way of thinking. We’re excited to share his PRO and SolutionMap analyst reports in the strategic procurement technology To develop space and to bring his experienced insights into the entire range of Spend Matters offers. “
In the field of procurement technology, Bertrand has experience from all angles – as end user, solution implementer and commercial advisor for solutions across the entire Ivalua suite. His many years of experience give him his extensive knowledge and also his talent for public speaking and writing.
“We are delighted to have Bertrand on the team,” said Michael Lamoureux, lead analyst and futurist at Spend Matters. “It is rare to find an analyst with significant hands-on experience both as a practitioner in leading procurement organizations and as a product manager and consultant with leading platform providers. Add in his considerable experience as an independent thought leader and Spend Matters readers and customers get some of the best balanced advice there is. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that he understands the essential differences between indirect and direct strategic purchasing functions and requirements! “
Bertrand is based in Vienna, Austria. He started his career at Schneider Electric, where he worked for more than a decade in various roles with a focus on the digitization of direct and indirect purchasing. After several years at Jaggaer, Bertrand has also worked as an author on three publications: Public Expenditure Forum (who is Jason Busch, Founder of Spend Matters, Co-Founder and Consultant), The Digital Transformation People and The network for business transformation (BTN).
As part of his role in the core analyst team, Bertrand will also be a solution provider for Solution card, which ranks vendors based on the capabilities of their software offering and what their customers say. SolutionMap now evaluates more than 70 competitors in 13 procurement categories such as procure-to-pay, AP automation, CLM, sourcing, spend analytics, SRM and areas of contingent workforce technology.
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