Future of Sourcing Awards Finalists Announced

Future of Sourcing Awards Finalists Announced

New technology, competitive drive and the desire to upend the status quo to influence innovation and enhance value are important characteristics for sourcing and procurement professionals in today’s world. As the digital transformation continues to accelerate at an unprecedented and exciting pace, SIG wants to recognize the change makers, movers and shakers who show innovation, leadership and transformation in areas critical to the sourcing industry.

This week, SIG announced the finalists for the second annual Future of Sourcing Awards taking place at the Fall Global Executive Summit in Carlsbad, California, on October 16. A panel of senior executives judged nominees in eight team categories and two individual categories. The teams and individuals listed below demonstrated ingenuity, initiative and innovation and showed the greatest achievements in terms of fundamentally changing the nature of their business and/or industry.

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Future of Sourcing Awards finalists!

Innovations in Sourcing

  • University of Tennessee – Vested Agreement Online Course Project
  • IBM Corporate Headquarters – Agile Transformation Project
  • Hilton Supply Management – Global Transformation Project
  • Microsoft and CDP – Responsible Sourcing Project

Innovations in Outsourcing

  • Denali, A WNS Company – Procurement Evolution Project
  • PRO Unlimited – Contingent Workforce Optimization Project
  • Denali, A WNS Company – Procurement Build-Out Project
  • The Boeing Company – Where the Rubber Meets the Road(map) Project
  • GEP – Procure-to-Pay Transformation Project

Innovations in Third Party Management

  • DBS Bank – DBS Buying Smart Project
  • Fannie Mae – Professional Services Portfolio Project
  • Bank of Canada and Ontala – Enterprise-wide Third Party Risk Management Program
  • Sprint Corporation and Ivalua – Custom Implementation of a Procurement Platform

Innovations in Supplier Performance

  • Porsche Cars North America and Zycus – Source-to-Pay Transformation Project
  • Denali, A WNS Company – Procurement Build-Out Project
  • Virtual Operations – Customer Service Operations Transformation Project
  • VSP Global and Scout RFP – eSourcing Project

Innovations in Digitization

  • TIAA – Sourcing Engagement Process Automation Project
  • Fannie Mae and Ivalua – Source-to-Procure Technology
  • Google – Strategic Sourcing Information System
  • University of California, Office of the President – CalUSource Technology Platform

Innovations in Governance and Compliance

  •  The Boeing Company – Fit for Use Process
  • California Water Service Group and ProcureAbility – Mobile Contract Management Standardization Project
  • GEP – Unified Procurement Platform Project
  • The Boeing Company – 2nd Century Enterprise Systems Transformation

Innovations in Talent Management

  • FedEx – Sourcing Playbook Project
  • Cambridge Health Alliance – Development of Supply Chain Analytics Team
  • The Boeing Company – Where the Rubber Meets the Road(map) Project
  • University of Tennessee – Vested Agreement Online Course Project

Innovations in Sustainability

  • Microsoft and CDP – Responsible Sourcing Project
  • Fannie Mae – Green Financing Project
  • SAP Ariba – Supplier Risk Solution Project
  • EcoVadis – Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Project

Rising Star Finalists

  • Ruchi Aswal – SAP Ariba
  • Eric Brumfield – ProcureAbility
  • Joey Foster – IBM
  •  Zachary Greenberger – Lyft
  • Morgan Gandee – Belden
  • Siddharth Ramesh – VSP Global
  • Sarah Scudder – Real Sourcing Network (RSN)
  • Toni Tran – PG&E
  • Edmund Zagorin – Bid Ops

Sourcing Star Finalists

  • Sanja Cancar-Todorovic – Manulife
  • William Crane – IndustryStar Solutions
  • Jerry E. Durant – International Institute for Outsource Management (IIOM)
  • Danny Ertel – Vantage Partners
  • Michael Leiken – LendingTree
  •  Joseph Martinez – Bank of New York Mellon
  • Mike Morsch – CDK Global
  • Canda Rozier – NTT Data Security
  • Dennis Tupper – Kelly Services

You are invited to join us to celebrate these remarkable achievements, which will feature the awards, dinner and special entertainment. Finalists will also hold Ted Talk-style presentations during the Summit so you can learn more about their innovative strategies, challenges and solutions.

We hope that you will be inspired to take what you've learned back to your company and start thinking about submitting an award application for 2020! If you are registered for the Summit, you are automatically registered for the Future of Sourcing Awards event. To purchase a ticket for the awards dinner only, simply select that option on our Summit registration page.


Future of Sourcing Awards Sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities and packages are also available. For exclusive branding, one sponsor can secure the Future of Sourcing Awards title sponsorships with the following benefits:


  • Your company representative will become a host to one of the Awards
  • Your company representative will open and close the Awards ceremony with SIG’s CEO
  • Branded item given to delegates (linked to theme of the event)
  • Company name will appear on podium throughout the Awards
  • Logo projected on screen at start of the Awards
  • Logo on pre-event e-blasts
  • Logo on event signage throughout the event, including sponsor signs in each breakout room
  • Logo and link included on sponsor page of event website
  • Logo included on special pop-up signage exclusive to this event


  • All advertisements to list your company as the title sponsor
  • Step and repeat photo backdrop to feature your company logo prominently
  • One banner ad (designed by sponsor) in SIG app with URL link
  • Company description listed in the SIG app as a sponsor


  • Access to detailed post-event attendee information (which may only be used in a manner consistent with SIG’s non-solicitation policy)
  • One no-fee delegate seat included with sponsorship

Thought Leadership

  • Your whitepaper featured electronically

Smaller sponsorships are also available. Ready to be a part of this incredible event? Reach out to us today to put your best foot forward.   

Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Manager

Stacy Mendoza is a Digital Marketing Manager with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Stacy began her career in market research as an editor for Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. Since moving back to Florida in 2014, she has worked in marketing and public relations, specializing in content creation, media relations and crisis communications. Stacy is a passionate volunteer who donates her time to help nonprofits develop marketing strategies and awareness campaigns. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Follow her on Twitter and tweet at @SIG_Stacy.