The closest thing to a household name in procurement and supply chain, Jason has led the charge as an advocate, futurist and evangelist since the 1990s. Initially at FreeMarkets and then an adviser to Ariba and other firms, Jason branched out on his own to establish the Spend Matters brand (parent company: Azul Partners), which emerged to become the largest news and information portal covering the sector.
Julien Nadaud’s focus is to bring teams and innovative technologies together to build a global industry leader in strategic sourcing, supplier management, procure-to-pay and contract management. A global specialist in eProcurement and spend management, he has an impressive career of industry innovations, having implemented more than 100 projects worldwide.
With over 20 years of diverse experience the IT industry including sales, consulting, product management, enterprise architecture, and software engineering, Rick helps customers solve complex business problems and guides them to success. By helping them understand how product features translate to the “big picture,” they become more organized and efficient. Highly skilled at Agile development, team leadership and business analysis, Rick also maintains deep technical skills in bleeding edge technologies. Technology specialties include Business Process Management, Data Analytics, Operational Intelligence, Real-time systems, Complex Event Processing (CEP) and Cloud systems architecture.