Fieldglass' Vish Baliga was recently interviewed by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) for the ITA Spotlight. We're sharing it here on our own blog to help you get to know our longtime executive and new CTO.
Chicagoan by birth or relocation?
If you relocated, what brought you to Chicago?
I moved here from Atlanta to head up the development team at Fieldglass and establish our offshore team.
In account management, my team and I are often asked questions around program and supplier scorecards. These tend to vary from client to client and particularly from industry to industry, as the business needs are quite different across various markets – financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare, oil and gas, travel, etc.
When helping my customers think through the development of scorecards, I always start with the same three questions:
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