Chicago CPO Meet and Eat

December 05, 2018

300 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL, 60601


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The CPO Meet & Eat program is a three-hour breakfast meeting with a small group of director level or above delegates. 

The event kicks off with a welcome and introduction, followed by a CPO or another senior executive keynote presentation. The session then offers a “day in the life” open dialogue discussions by two additional CPOs. By sharing their daily happenings, issues and activities, these two ad hoc discussions trigger conversations amongst the other CPOs in the room. The event concludes with an open discussion session that is facilitated by the sponsor and SIG. This portion of the day focuses on current events locally, nationally and globally, and allows CPOs to seek input from the group on their own top-of-mind issues. By keeping this meeting very high level, CPOs are better able to share and network with each other.


8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:15 - CPO Keynote Presentation: Unlock Success - How to Bring Next Level Processes to Stakeholder and Supplier Relationship Management, presented by Dawn Tiura, CEO and President, SIG

9:00 - A Day in the Life as a CPO by Douglas Kortfelt, Senior Vice President and CPO, CNA Insurance

9:15 - A Day in the Life as a CPO: A second CPO tells their story

9:30 - Open Discussion:

  • RPA Today and Tomorrow 
  • Digital Procurement
  • Spend Under Management
  • Strategic Sourcing vs. Category Management
  • Best Practices and Key Changes in the Industry 

10:45 - Closing Comments

11:00 - Adjourn



Unlock Success: How to Bring Next Level Processes to Stakeholder and Supplier Relationship Management

Stakeholder and Supplier Relationship Management is critical to achieving overall procurement performance results; and supplier relationships are only as strong as stakeholder relationships. For procurement to achieve next level stakeholder management success, procurement will need to level up the game.  

Dawn Tiura

CEO and President

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing Digital Publication, has over 26 years leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.

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