The Ariba Legacy- Built-to-Last

[Ariba IPO roadshow pitch deck]
  • Building a High Performance Team — develop entrepreneurs and leaders who would shape the next generation of Silicon Valley companies
  • Creating a Category — spawn an industry measured in the trillions of dollars
  • Establishing a Network — create a viral effect, making digital commerce the new norm
[Check out the 5-year anniversary video]
[My original sketch of Ariba’s architecture, drawn on a paper tablecloth at our team lunch in September 1996. My treasure — signed and dated by our team for my 40th birthday.]
[Paul Hegarty’s Revolutionary walk-up UI]
  • Increase the number of nodes — by adding Fortune 500 buyers and hundreds of thousands of suppliers.
  • Reduce the friction between the nodes — by creating an industry standard called cXML based on our Punchout technology innovation, institutionalized by a three-way announcement with IBM and Microsoft.
  • Increase the value of each node — by offering value added services, like Discovery, Spot Buy, AribaPay, etc.

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2022 Nobel Prize Nominee, Chm Krach Inst for Tech Diplomacy, fmr Under Secretary of State, Chm & CEO of DocuSign & Ariba, Chm Purdue Univ, & VP, General Motors

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Keith Krach

Keith Krach

2022 Nobel Prize Nominee, Chm Krach Inst for Tech Diplomacy, fmr Under Secretary of State, Chm & CEO of DocuSign & Ariba, Chm Purdue Univ, & VP, General Motors

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