SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - June 17

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

Artificial Intelligence Essentials

Artificial Intelligence is the topic of many business conversations in which the fantasy is of intelligent robots doing more work with less time and resources. Not all of the promises related to AI are unfounded. Read this eBook to learn how AI’s potential can transform procurement.

Unconditional Procurement with Cybersecurity

The COO of ConnXus shares how he is implementing the best practices learned in SIG University's Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional program to mitigate cybersecurity risk for his clients.

Thought Leadership Webinar - Lessons in Transformation: What Direct Procurement Teams Can Learn from Indirect Procurement

Join SIG and Smart GEP/GEP June 18 at 1pm ET for a webinar to explore the possibilities for direct procurement’s continued transformation — including those possibilities arising from leading-edge technology.

Thought Leadership Webinar - Socially Responsible Intelligent Automation (AI) thru AI-Payables™

Join SIG and GSOS June 20 at 1pm ET for a webinar that will shed light on the two-edged sword of intelligent automation while sharing recently released research on the potential real impact on jobs worldwide.

Latest Future of Sourcing Articles

Seasoned procurement leader, Johan-Peter Teppala, shares his thoughts on leveraging indirect spend to drive value and gain a competitive advantage.

Gain insight into how putting the time and effort into designing a training program that suits the unique needs of procurement will drive more effective results in less time.

SIG University

Sourcing, procurement and risk professionals need flexible options to upskill their teams in a rapidly changing digital environment. SIG University’s online certification programs provide that flexibility.

Classes start on July 8th.

Peer2Peer Inquiries

The SIG Peer2Peer program allows members to crowdsource best practices on topics specific to their needs. Members can leverage the experience of other industry professionals by posing questions to the greater SIG community on issues they are facing within their organization. Below are the latest inquiries that you are invited to respond to. If you're not a SIG member, submit your response to Mary Zampino:

Payment Terms - flash benchmark

Under what circumstances do you deviate from standard payment terms?


Career Network

If you are looking for a new job or hoping to fill a position, please check out the SIG Career Network.


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Hailey Corr, Content Manger

Hailey is the Content Manager for Future of Sourcing and SIG. She is also SIG’s in-house yoga instructor for the Global Executive Summits. Hailey’s professional background includes sales, data analytics, social media marketing and customer relations.  Hailey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.