This Month at SIG – January 2021

Here's your monthly update on the latest thought leadership, networking events and training with SIG.

Happy New Year! We kick 2021 off with sustainable procurement for executives and training resources that will elevate your team to excellence for the New Year.

Sustainable Procurement Strategies for 2021

Executives are invited to attend SIG’s next CPO & Executive Virtual Series on January 13 for open-mic discussions on sustainable procurement, enabling growth through partnership and innovation, and how to nurture talent and culture.

Jumpstart Your 2021 Strategy

Sourcing and procurement professionals learned a lot in 2020: The importance of making supply chains and operations nimbler, how to digitize your processes and mitigating unforeseen risk were all key lessons. Get a jumpstart to your 2021 with a SIG University certification.

Delivered entirely online, a certification can be completed in five, six, 10 or 12 weeks depending on the area of study. Programs start in January and February. Prefer to go at your own pace? Inquire about the new self-paced option.

New Contributors Wanted

Future of Sourcing, SIG’s flagship digital publication, is looking for new contributors. Once you've reviewed the editorial calendar and the contributor guidelines, reach out to pitch us an article. You have the choice to submit articles on a regular cadence or you can submit whenever you feel inspired. Contributors are encouraged to subscribe to Future of Sourcing's email newsletter, which is delivered to readers twice a month.

Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

Future 5 Procurement Tech Start-Ups

SIG CEO & President Dawn Tiura and Nick Heinzmann, Research Analyst from Spend Matters, announce the Future 5 Procurement Tech Start-Ups to watch!

An Exposé from a Procurement Insider

Peter Smith, MA, FCIPS, FRSA, is a career procurement professional turned author. He began his procurement career at Mars Confectionery, then was Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the Department of Social Security, and the NatWest Group. From 2010-18 he was Managing Editor of the Spend Matters Europe website.

The author of three books, he joins the podcast to talk about his newest book, "Bad Buying – How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups." Peter lifts the lid on some of the worst procurement scams in history, offers practical advice on avoiding embarrassing mistakes, and shares how to make sound, strategic procurement decisions.

January Webinars

How to Anchor Procurement on the CFO Agenda

January 21
Presented by: Per Angusta

Successful procurement leaders create an alignment with finance in which the procurement function is not only accepted, but seen as a key value add to the overall strategy of the company.

Learn the tools and techniques that enable this collaboration and alignment


Proof of Concept Transformation Program

ENGAIZ has built an AI-Driven Integrated Platform to help enterprises mitigate third-party risks such as cybersecurity, data privacy, regulatory, financial, performance, resiliency, infrastructure, legal, geographic risks through an effective governance and engagement framework.

SIG University in partnership with ENGAIZ is launching a Proof of Concept Transformation Program to:

  • Help organizations quickly assess and fast-track the maturity of their Third-Party Governance and Risk Management program
  • Help structure an implementation roadmap by assessing current state, identifying gaps and recommending a target operating model
  • Help address specific challenges faced by participating organizations by providing specialized expert consulting and one-on-one advice from leading industry experts

Want to learn more? Request more information about this Third-Party Governance & Risk Management workshop with ENGAIZ.

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Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Desmond Williams is the digital marketing coordinator for SIG. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Sociology from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. With a background in Marketing and Sales, relationships are at the core of his values.