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The productivity plateau: Tending to overestimate the effect of technology in the short run and underestimating in the long run.
Katie has been editor of Supply Management magazine since May 2017. An award-winning business journalist and editor, Katie was previously editor of HR magazine, the leading publication for senior HR professionals. Her work has been published in national newspapers including the Times and the Financial Times.
Paul Blake leads the technology product marketing team at GEP and is responsible for the promotion of GEP’s procurement technology platform, SMART by GEP. He has worked in technology for over 25 years and has been involved in the development of procurement software solutions since before the advent of the internet. Having run the development team that delivered Europe’s first B2B trading platform in the 1990s and implemented eCommerce networks on three continents in the early 2000s, he has long- term experience of the trends and developments that affect procurement professionals.
Wayne is a vice president at GEP. His areas of expertise include procurement strategy, organisation design and source-to-pay transformation.
With more than 20 years of procurement and supply chain experience, Wayne has led global procurement transformation engagements with numerous Fortune 100 companies that span a broad range of industry verticals.
Prior to joining GEP, Wayne worked as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney and was a managing director at IBM, leading its Global Procurement Services practice.
Wayne has an engineering degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and an MBA from the London Business School in the UK.