SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - January 28

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This week closes out the first month of 2019 and we hope you are on track to meet your weekly, monthly and quarterly goals. This week, take a dive into industry research on contingent workforce management, explore SIG University's spring courses and get the details on a new masterclass at the February New York Executive Immersion Program.

Free Industry Research

Coupa Software commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of services and contingent workforce management, addressing the unique set of challenges firms face, the kinds of software tools needed to support services spending, and the internal adoption and usage of these tools. 

SIG University Spring Enrollment is Open

Although we're in the midst of winter, spring is around the corner! Spring is the time for things to renew and refresh. Why should your professional development be any different? SIG University's spring sessions start on April 15th.

Students and teams who enroll by March 15th will receive a 15% early enrollment discount! Don't leave savings on the table, get started today!

New York City Executive Immersion Program

When: February 7, 2019 at 8:30am - 4:30pm

Where: Morgan Lewis Offices in New York, New York

The New York City Executive Immersion Program will feature a masterclass session with Edward J. Hansen, Partner, Morgan Lewis, and his team on contracts drafting and complex negotiations. Visit our website to learn more about the topics covered in this masterclass, who should attend and Ed's negotiation tips. 

Future of Sourcing Articles

Karina Swette is the latest woman to be featured in Future of Sourcing's Women in Global Sourcing series. She talks about her career path, advice for those just entering the field and what it means to be a strong leader.  

Learn more about VSP Global's procurement transformation and the Spend It Like It's Yours (SILIY) initiative, which helped the company increase savings and earned the VSP team a nod at the Future of Sourcing Awards. 

Peer2Peer Inquiries

The SIG Peer2Peer program allows members to access best practices to leverage the experience of other industry professionals by posing questions to the greater SIG community on issues they are facing within their organization. Members use the forum to locate resources, source providers, seek advice on hot topics and share their lessons learned.

Migrating to Cloud Computing -- share recommendations on how to structure an RFP for a migration to an online cloud solution, and in this case where the full scope of where the work will be is unknown.

Travel Spend Benchmark -- give insight into your on employee travel spend to aid in a member's benchmarking study.

Summit Sponsorships

SIG Global Executive Summit sponsors enjoy a variety of opportunities to connect and engage with hundreds of decision-makers. From networking events to branding opportunities and exclusive VIP dinners, your sponsorship will provide measurable ROI. Sponsorships are selling out quick so act now.


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Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Specialist

Stacy Mendoza is a Digital Marketing Specialist 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.