BCNET’s Chief Procurement Officer, Dennis Silva won the Innovation Award on November 8th at the “CPO Rising 2018 Conference” held at the historic Harvard Club in Boston, MA. 

The award recognizes Silva’s leadership and contributions in shaping the BCNET Procurement Program and the successful collaborative solutions we offer members. The CPO Innovation Award is awarded annually to an outstanding CPO who uses new and innovative strategies to promote collaborative procurement. Silva was among over 150 executive and procurement leaders in attendance from Global Fortune 500 organizations and public-sector institutions such as the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University.  The two-day event is an executive symposium designed for procurement leaders to learn best practices for transforming their procurement operations into more agile programs. 


“I am honoured to receive the prestigious 2018 Innovation Award, which reaffirms our commitment to remain focused on collaboration to achieve common goals. Winning the award is a result of the contributions by our dedicated teams and leaders.” 

Dennis Silva

Chief Procurement Officer | BCNET 

“We distinguish top performers in all Ardent Partners’ research efforts as ‘Best-in-Class’ enterprises; from this group, our research team has identified a smaller list of procurement leaders and organizations who are notable for their transformative strategies and results.  

Andrew Bartolini

Chief Research Officer | Ardent Partners 


"The CPO Rising 2018 Innovation Award is a reflection of our commitment to drive value for members through innovative collaborative processes and approaches. Our model and approach is truly unique and is unlocking new opportunities for engagement among supply management, institutional leaders (across domains) and suppliers.  I would like to congratulate Dennis and his team for this remarkable achievement."

Bala Kathiresan

President and CEO | BCNET