Drive Adoption and Get Results: Google's E-Auction Experience - Podcast


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Title: Drive Adoption and Get Results: Google's E-Auction Experience

Length: 14 minutes
Type: Duo

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Bernd Huber, Ph.D., heads Google's Global Sourcing Center of Excellence, responsible for taking hundreds of millions of dollars out to competitive bid. He has been with the company since the beginning of 2007. Prior to Google, Bernd was a senior consultant in the National Institute for Transport and Logistics, where he provided expertise in logistics and operations management matters.

Bernd's research interests are predominately based on global eBusiness adoption drivers and their impact on key performance indicators. Bernd is widely published — some examples include the Journal of Electronic Markets, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and in the International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications.

David Natoff heads Google's Procure to Pay team and has been with the company since the beginning of 2006. Split between Mountain View, California and Dublin, Ireland, David leads an international team responsible for paying the bills, sourcing great suppliers and helping Googler's travel to wherever they need to be. David has over 20 years of experience in indirect procurement and finance operations, spending the last 15 years working in the technology sector. David's current focus is the pursuit of operational excellence and he can often be found chanting the mantra "eliminate, automate, outsource".