SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - May 6

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

This Month at SIG

If your April was full of showers (real or figurative), we hope you can seize the opportunity this month to make things bloom and reap the benefits of your hard work. Read about the important things happening at SIG in May to give you a boost.

Artificial Intelligence Essentials

Artificial Intelligence is the topic of many business conversations where often 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.

Thought Leadership Webinar - Gaining Control, While Improving Quality, of your Contingent Workforce Program

Join SIG and VectorVMS June 4 at 1pm ET for a webinar to learn how to look at your contingent workforce program more strategically -- no matter where you are in the maturity of your program. 

Sourcing Innovation Pinnacle Model™ Assessment

Which sourcing innovation practices are yielding the best outcomes for your enterprise peers? Participate in the Pinnacle Model™ study for a complimentary summary of the findings.

Western Regional SIGnature Event

Join SIG and top industry leaders May 16 for a full-day of top notch thought leadership. The stars of the western part of the United States are coming together in Bellevue, Washington.

Latest Future of Sourcing Articles

RPA is just the starting point for intelligent automation. David Arthur walks us through three digital classes that are emerging and where different digital robots deliver varying degrees of cognitive and advanced content IQ skills.

Future of Sourcing continues the "Women in Global Sourcing series" with Kimberly Blair. Kim has played leading roles on both Direct and Indirect Procurement and Sourcing teams, as well as Logistics, Planning, Inventory Control and Manufacturing Operations across multiple industries and enjoys leading teams through periods of growth and change.

SIG Speaks to Kelly Bengston, CPO at Starbucks

Kelly Bengston, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Starbucks, sits down with us and discusses her role in the world renowned coffee company. Kelly will also be speaking at the Western Regional SIGnature Event on May 16 in Bellevue, WA.


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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.