Episode 91: Centralizing the Process for Buying Technology with David Campbell

By Kelly Barner | November 16, 2022

Procurement teams may talk about technology spend as an isolated category, but it actually encompasses a very broad range of products and platforms. When procurement is thinking big picture about technology – and cloud software in particular – the value generated can go way beyond just savings, including the mitigation of external risk.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes David Campbell, the Co-Founder and CEO of Tropic. Just like so many professionals who never intended to end up working in procurement, David never expected to become a CEO. And yet, his unique professional journey gave him just the tools he needed to thrive as a tech CEO.


In this conversation, David talks about the impact procurement can have when managing cloud software with company goals in mind:

  • What he has observed about where the high growth tech sector is investing their talent money
  • The trends leading cloud software to become one of the top categories by spend
  • How factors like utilization and risk management provide procurement with an opportunity to create value beyond savings in cloud software spend management


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