SIG Town Hall teleconferences bring a small group of buy-side attendees together for an interactive discussion on procurement, outsourcing and sourcing topics.

A Town Hall is a lively discussion by way of conference call with a limited number of buy-side SIG members. These open-mic teleconferences offer a secure environment to benchmark with peers and ask candid questions related to the event topic. Open to SIG buy-side members on a first-come first-serve basis, these teleconferences are very interactive and packed with insightful concepts and implementable ideas.We encourage you to discuss and share openly. The success of these calls is directly correlated to the interactivity of those participating.


9 November 2016 at 1:00 PM EST

As we prepare for our Global Executive Summit in Carlsbad CA, October 17th - 20th, we are also planning another innovative Town Hall Teleconference to take place on Wednesday, November 9th. Please watch for your invitation to join us and check back here for additional information. We will be sharing those details soon.


  • The Myths and Reality of Procurement: Understanding and Improving our Functional Reputation
    Presented by: Linda H. Behan, Senior Vice President Global Procurement, Iron Mountain
  • Aligning Strategy, Organizational Objectives and Human Capital Development 
    Presented by: Mark Pollack, Vice President, SIG University and Elijah Condellone, Solutions Director, SIG University
  • Unpacking Collaborative Bidding: Harnessing the Potential of Supplier Collaboration While Still Using a Competitive Bidding Process 
    Presented by: Kate Vitasek, Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education, University of Tennessee
  • Defining & Elevating Vendor Value 
    Presented by: Susan DaCosta, Vice President Supplier Management, Fidelity Investments
  • From the Trenches to the Treetops: Supply Market Intelligence in the Real World 
    Presented by: Kelly Barner, Editor Buyers Meeting Point
  • Crowdsourcing: What it is, Why it Matters and What the Future Holds 
    Presented by: Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, Sourcing Industry Group; Chris Holmes, Global Head Procurement Strategy & Transformation, Novartis AG; and Robert Zimmer, Global Supplier Performance & Innovation Manager, Novartis Marketing Procurement
  • Change Management's Role in Successful Transformation Projects 
    Presented by: Clyde Dornier, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, The Freeman Company
  • What? Why Would I Involve Anyone But The Stakeholders? 
    Presented by: Lawrence A. Kane, Senior Leader ITI Strategy & Sourcing, Boeing, Debbie Manos-McHenry, Senior Vice President, Chief Sourcing Officer, Huntington National Bank, Troy Kendrick Supplier Relationship Manager, Microsoft Corporation