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I feel living within the IT industry right now is like living in the middle of a storm with many disruptions. We hear repeatedly how IT companies are transforming themselves while at the same time driving the transformation of customers, whose own challenges are shaking the pillars for so called more traditional IT businesses. Our words in fashion, are becoming a popular part of our jargon – agility, digital business models, ecosystems, etc..

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Topics: contracting excellence, contract management, communication, IACCM

Tim Cummins, President of IACCM says IACCM's accomplishment in producing the Contracting Standards "exceeds my wildest dreams -- a truly exciting development and it moves IACCM to a very new level of credibility and contribution..”

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

The following is reprinted by permission from European Financial Review Oct 2018

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Topics: contracting excellence, supply chain management, communication, IACCM

Risk management is obviously about looking forwards, scanning the uncertain and unclear future in an attempt to discern what awaits us. It offers businesses, projects and individuals a “forward-looking radar”, identifying threats to be avoided and opportunities which might be captured.

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Topics: contracting excellence, risk management, communication, IACCM

This article is reprinted with permission from “Turning “Accidental Adversaries” into Allies" from strategy+business. © 2019 PwC. All rights reserved. PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details. www.strategy-business.com

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Topics: contracting excellence, organization & people, communication, IACCM, collaboration, leaders, team

Authors:
Paul Branch, Head of Deal Assurance British Telecommunications (BT) Americas
Peter Wallqvist, VP of Strategy at iManage RAVN

What will it take to get Artificial Intelligence (AI) up and running on a contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution?  IACCM research suggests that nearly 80% of CLM deployments currently fail to deliver all the expectations.  Does this mean AI for CLM must suffer a similar fate?  

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM, contract lifecycle management

If we can extract anything positive from the corporate scandals during the first decade of 2000, it would be the robust pillars of contract management such as accountability, fairness, transparency, quality assurance, leadership and stakeholder management that now support business transactions of the corporate world.   

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM, document/record management

EDITOR’S NOTE - If you are not using metrics to measure your legal and contracting processes, this article will tell you why this neglect is very shortsighted even though it’s popular with many contract and legal experts.   Amber explains how using metrics can replace risk of failure with measurable value to your clients and legal departments. She also spotlights common misconceptions held by too many professionals…

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Topics: contracting excellence, contract management, communication, IACCM

The headline, Your job as a human: Nobel Laureate calls for open arms jumped out of The Sydney Morning Herald on Dec 14, 20181. Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, was calling for people to open their arms to refugees. It prompted me to reflect on our job as human beings and, with the rise of robots and artificial intelligence, what form our jobs will take in the future of work.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

Reflections on the launch of the new Open Contracting Partnership Strategy at the Open Government Partnership Summit 2019 and appointment as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Open Contracting Partnership.

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Topics: strongertogether, IACCM, thefutureisopen

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