This Month at SIG – March 2021

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

This month we prepare for a new future in procurement, have a host of exciting industry research and webinars to keep you up to date, and we announce that registration is open for SIG’s Procurement Technology Summit.

Don't Miss These March Events

Why Does Procurement Take so Long? And How Can We Fix It?

Business stakeholders are continuously frustrated by how long procurement takes to bring suppliers on board. CPOs and senior executives are invited to join experts from App Orchid to learn innovative ideas for transforming the traditional procurement process within the organization.

Procurement: More than Savings

Join this open discussion with Canda Rozier, CIAP, Collabra Consulting and SIG University faculty, for her take on how procurement can best achieve value beyond just savings. This is your time to "Ask the Expert" as Canda has decades of experience on both sides of the business and is ready to share her insights based on trusted and tested methodologies.


Registration is Open: SIG Procurement Technology Summit

According to industry experts, procurement as a function will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50. Prepare yourself and your team for the future of business at the SIG Procurement Technology Summit May 4-6, 2021!

Registered buy-side attendees get FREE ACCESS to attend all keynote sessions, engage and learn from the brightest industry experts, connect through AI-powered speed networking and experience live solution deep-dives from best-in-class providers.

Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

What's the Next Big Risk

Michele Wesseling, Vice President, Global Third-Party Management at TD Securities, and Jai Chinnakonda, Founder and CEO of ENGAIZ join the podcast to discuss emerging technologies and trends while honing in on what they believe will be top of mind for third-party risk management in 2021.

Authentic Leadership: A Critical Skill for the Modern Workforce

In this episode of the podcast, Adele Alvarez, operations executive director for Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), shares her professional journey from recruitment to services procurement and why she’s excited about the future.

She reveals insights into her 25-year career with stories that demonstrate how she nurtured her ability to be her authentic self, developed into the type of leader she wanted to be, and thrives in AGS company culture.

Featured Content from Industry Experts

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

For procurement leaders, there’s a lot more to do. And more questions than answers.

Get a big leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report — featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal. Published annually, the GEP Outlook Report is a trusted strategic guide for thousands of procurement leaders across the world. Get your complimentary copy today.

Your Digital Procurement Expertise Checklist

What does your organization stand to gain from digital procurement and where does it stand today?

This checklist will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and find the right way to start a digital transformation of procurement. 

Stories From the Frontline of Business Spend

Watch this on-demand webinar with Michael Van Keulen, Coupa's CPO, and a panel of executives where they reflect on lessons learned from 2020. Hear from procurement and finance professionals from Barclays, Staples and Zendesk.

Digital Disruption in Sourcing and Procurement

This whitepaper, authored by industry veterans Lawrence Kane and Canda Rozier, provides easy-to-understand examples and use cases that show you how automation can raise the bar for the enterprise without being a data scientist or intelligent automation expert to realize the benefits.

Upcoming Thought Leadership Webinar

Why Tax Automation is Critical to your Organization for Efficiency, Compliance, and Savings

March 30
Presented by: Vertex

Efficiency, compliance and savings in an increasing digital world is more important than ever. To accomplish this, collaboration across teams is an essential ingredient to any successful Procurement team.

Join this webinar to learn about the who, what, when and why of Indirect Tax in Procurement.


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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.