Bernadette Bulacan

Bernadette serves as Vice President, Lead Global Evangelist, at Icertis, the recognized leader for enterprise contract management. She is charged with sharing contract management best practices and innovations with corporate counsel and contracting professionals.

  • With 8% of Their Bottom Line at Stake, Companies Are Doubling Down on Contracting Excellence

    With 8% of Their Bottom Line at Stake, Companies Are Doubling Down on Contracting Excellence

    Key Takeaways: The pandemic made better contract management an executive priority at high-performing organizations Contracting best practices are linked to an 8% reduction in contract value...

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  • Demand for Contract Management Software Is Surging. Don’t Get Left Behind.

    Demand for Contract Management Software Is Surging. Don’t Get Left Behind.

    Last year, as companies responded to unprecedented disruptions, Icertis experienced an enormous surge in interest in our contract lifecycle management (CLM) software. These companies needed to...

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  • Performance Today, Transformation Tomorrow: 3 Keys to Driving Value from the CPO’s Office

    Performance Today, Transformation Tomorrow: 3 Keys to Driving Value from the CPO’s Office

    In his 12 years as a supply chain executive at Airbus, culminating in his role as Chief Procurement Officer, Klaus Richter oversaw a sprawling organization responsible for sourcing the materials...

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  • Talk, Walk, Commit: The Critical Role Your Contracts Play in Supplier Diversity

    Talk, Walk, Commit: The Critical Role Your Contracts Play in Supplier Diversity

    It’s been a year since national protests for racial justice prompted corporations to promise action on numerous fronts, from how they hire to how they source goods and services. One concrete goal...

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  • Strengthening the ‘Beating Heart’ of Business with Contract Intelligence

    Strengthening the ‘Beating Heart’ of Business with Contract Intelligence

    A recent report from Forrester Research called contracts the “beating heart” of a business. “Contracts,” the report noted, “define the relationships that companies have with their customers,...

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  • Start Smart, Scale Fast: How One Company Nailed Its Global CLM Rollout

    Start Smart, Scale Fast: How One Company Nailed Its Global CLM Rollout

    BeiGene dreamed big, started smart, and scaled fast in its global implementation of Icertis Contract Intelligence.   In my last blog, I discussed how BeiGene has supported its global mission to...

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  • A Global Fight Against Cancer, Supported by a Global Approach to Contracts

    A Global Fight Against Cancer, Supported by a Global Approach to Contracts

    The pharmaceutical company BeiGene has a saying: "Cancer has no borders. Neither do we." It's a powerful statement that captures the groundbreaking work the company is doing to advance the state...

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  • CLM Is Now a Must-Have, and 4 Other Game-Changing Findings from Forrester’s New Report

    CLM Is Now a Must-Have, and 4 Other Game-Changing Findings from Forrester’s New Report

    Earlier this year, Icertis commissioned Forrester Consulting to take the pulse of how businesses are using contract lifecycle management (CLM) and contract intelligence in their operations. As...

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  • Why a More Diverse, Equitable Supply Chain Starts with Contracts

    Why a More Diverse, Equitable Supply Chain Starts with Contracts

    Supplier diversity is an old concept that is receiving renewed attention these days. Supplier diversity programs encourage companies to source goods and services from historically underutilized...

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  • Podcast: Everything’s Different, Yet Everything Is the Same – Featuring IACCM

    Podcast: Everything’s Different, Yet Everything Is the Same – Featuring IACCM

    Clearly, the world has changed in material and unfathomable ways in recent months; it has certainly changed since IACCM released its last Most Negotiated Terms Report in 2018. That 2018 report...

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  • Legal Departments, Blockchain Is Coming to a Contract Near You

    Legal Departments, Blockchain Is Coming to a Contract Near You

    The What and Why of Blockchain and Smart Contracts Legal departments everywhere are hearing a lot of buzz around smart contracts and blockchain technology. For many, blockchain today is what...

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  • Laying the Groundwork for a Successful CLM Implementation

    Laying the Groundwork for a Successful CLM Implementation

    If you have decided to take the Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) plunge, you are in good company. Businesses of all sizes and from all industries are turning to modern contract management...

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  • Making the Case for Company-wide CLM: A 5-Step Guide

    Making the Case for Company-wide CLM: A 5-Step Guide

    A major learning that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that cloud-based access to contract data is immensely valuable when addressing a crisis. But just how valuable that data is may depend...

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  • The 5 ‘Ds’ of Managing Contracts in a Post-COVID World

    The 5 ‘Ds’ of Managing Contracts in a Post-COVID World

    While I have been sheltering at home in the Seattle area (where Icertis is based), I’ve had the opportunity to connect virtually with many of our customers as they weather this global crisis....

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  • Contracting, Canines and TikTok: A Recap and Other Musings from the Meeting of the Minds

    Contracting, Canines and TikTok: A Recap and Other Musings from the Meeting of the Minds

    BERNADETTE: Thanks again, Craig, for taking the time out of your busy day to film the “Contracting Top Ten: Preparing for the (New) Future of Contracting” episode of Meeting of the Minds with me....

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  • Shrinking the Generational Tech Divide: Three Considerations as You Prepare for Legal Department Change

    Shrinking the Generational Tech Divide: Three Considerations as You Prepare for Legal Department Change

    I recently departed a family video conference call that included a multitude of generations: from my tech-averse, almost-80-year-old mother all the way to her ’tween Generation Z grandchildren....

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  • We’ll Never Look at Contract Boilerplate the Same Again

    We’ll Never Look at Contract Boilerplate the Same Again

    I’ve been attending legal and contract conferences for more than two decades (if you count the greatest legal conference: law school), and I don’t think the following thought has ever crossed my...

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  • 5 Contract Questions AI Can Answer in a Crisis

    5 Contract Questions AI Can Answer in a Crisis

    For many companies, a contract is seen as something to be signed, filed away, and forgotten about until something goes wrong. Yet when that something does go wrong, it is often a mad scramble to...

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  • What the Coronavirus Outbreak Teaches Us About Supply Chain Risk and Enterprise Contract Management

    What the Coronavirus Outbreak Teaches Us About Supply Chain Risk and Enterprise Contract Management

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, first and foremost on everyone’s mind is the wellbeing of those personally affected by the outbreak. But as the disease...

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  • State Legislation Bolsters Case for Smart Contract Enforceability

    State Legislation Bolsters Case for Smart Contract Enforceability

    Last year, the Governor of Illinois signed into law the state’s Blockchain Technology Act. The act, which took effect on January 1, 2020, attempts to answer lingering questions over the legality...

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