This Month at SIG – May 2020

May events and webinars.

With work-from-home and social distancing measures still in place, you might be feeling a little bit stuck – and that's okay. SIG has some exciting virtual events and opportunities to keep you engaged with your peers in the industry so you can keep your skills sharp and stay connected. 


Procurement Technology Summit

While we missed seeing everyone in-person for the spring Summit, we invite you all to attend our digital Procurement Technology Summit! This event will be unlike any you have ever experienced! We have a really unique line-up of keynote speakers who are covering topics like cybersecurity, procurement technologies and impacts on the industry in light of a global pandemic.

Because we can’t all be in person, we’re inviting SIG’s buy-side members and their ENTIRE TEAM to attend free. Yes, you read that right! Whether you’re a team of two or 200, everyone on your team gets to attend for free! Access to information is imperative now, and we want you to be informed with best practices.

We are featuring interviews on our blog with breakout session speakers and doing spotlights on companies that will be featuring their technologies in the virtual Innovation Hall. Make sure you're following SIG on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up with what's happening. 

The Summit will take place on May 11 – 15 and will be 100% online so you can attend sessions as it fits your schedule. To make this event extra special, we are giving away over $20,000 in prizes, like Peloton Bikes, Yeti Coolers, wireless sound systems and more! You do not want to miss this event, so register today and get ready to be impressed!


Thought Leadership Webinars

How Contract Analytics Help Supply Chain Continuity During Disruptions
May 19
Presented by: DocuSign and Seal Software

Experts from DocuSign and Seal Software will talk about the use of contract analytics to analyze a full range of procurement contract provisions in a fraction of the time of traditional manual review. This webinar will cover how you can leverage AI-powered insights to facilitate triage, risk mitigation and decision-making processes, as well as how to build a central repository of contract data to identify risks, find cost-saving opportunities, and provide rapid responses to inquiries and sudden changes. 


Effective Third-Party Risk Management: Protect Your Brand and Your Bottom Line
May 28
Presented by: Coupa

This webinar will cover how to effectively safeguard your organization’s brand and bottom line from third-party risk with tips and tricks to help your company thrive in the years ahead. Topics to be covered include building business resilience in the face of third-party risk during every stage of complex supplier relationships; fixing costly, error-prone manual processes while navigating through multiple risk domains; and lessons from real-world examples of effective third-party risk management.


Uncertain Times Call for Strong Leaders

SIG CEO and President Dawn Tiura will be providing a keynote address at the virtual Ivalua Now conference taking place on May 5. Dawn recently took part in an interview to talk about leadership in uncertain times. She talks about the changing role of procurement and the traits of highly effective procurement leaders, how executives are adapting to change and what getting back to business will look like.


Stacy Mendoza, Senior Marketing Manager

Stacy Mendoza is a Senior Marketing Manager with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). She began her career as an editor for a Washington, D.C.-based market research firm where she worked on projects for political campaigns, nonprofits, and major corporations and brands. Since 2014, she has assumed progressive levels of responsibility in leading marketing and public relations campaigns and specializes in content creation, social media marketing, data analytics, media relations and crisis communications. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, a certificate in proposal writing from The Graduate School in Washington, D.C., and is Inbound Certified through Hubspot Academy. Follow her on Twitter and tweet at @SIG_Stacy.