Our eighth podcast episode features a discussion recorded this month with three procurement experts: former Thomson Reuters VP of sourcing operations Linda Doty, former Guardian Life chief procurement officer Frederic Khalil and ROA Consulting Group managing partner Sharon Tolliver. They spoke with Jay Campbell about how travel relates to procurement, procurement transformation and professional certifications.

That’s followed by an interview Jay conducted this month with Simone Buckley, CEO of the U.K. and Ireland’s Institute of Travel & Meetings. Jay and Simone chatted about her frustration over suppliers making changes without industry engagement (like Lufthansa’s distribution fee), what travel managers are missing and her view of the increasing role of payment within travel management.