An atypical profile at the frontiers of different worlds
Through experiences as varied as IT engineer, project manager, project buyer, salesman, general manager, product manager, company creator, analyst, literary and purchasing blogger, editorialist, Patrick has had the chance to meet visionary people with extraordinary backgrounds.
Over the last 20 years spent at Olas, SynerTrade, Ariba, Corcentric, Jaggaer in various product and sales roles, Patrick has developed an expertise in the digital ecosystem of Purchasing Information Systems thanks to his operational knowledge of their design, their market launch, the relationships with the ecosystem of consulting and technological partners, the advantages and obstacles of the business, and the phases of choice, implementation and adoption.
Knowledge creation for the Procurement Function
Patrick participates in the creation of knowledge for the Purchasing Function with the creation of tools:
- in 2021, the Barometer of the Success of the Digital Transformation of Purchasing, the first benchmark made by and for CPOs with the National Purchasing Council, which will be taken over directly by the National Purchasing Council in 2022;
- in 2021, the SIRIUS Observatory of Purchasing IS solutions in cooperation with the Audencia Purchasing and Digital Innovation Chair and Axys Consultants;
- in 2022, by creating and leading the conferences of the Purchasing IS Solutions Fair;
- and by offering expert advice as an editorialist for the journal Décision Achats and editor of the blog Cyrenac.com.
A service offer for Procurement Directors
Patrick always takes pleasure in participating alongside Purchasing Directors in the analysis of digitisation needs, helping them to choose solutions and accompanying their implementation, bearing in mind that the potential for digitising processes is closely linked to the maturity of the Purchasing function within the company and the tool will only ever be a reflection of this and not the driving force.