February CPO & Executive Virtual Series





February 24, 2021

Eastern Time (UTC-5)

 

Welcome and Opening Discussion by Dawn Tiura, President & CEO, SIG

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 13:00

A warm welcome and meeting overview will be provided by Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG. Join us with your camera on and your microphone open for this interactive roundtable format meeting. Learn from your peers, gain insights from our provider experts, and leave with new knowledge, strategies and contacts. 

 

 

Dawn Tiura

CEO and President
Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing Digital Publication, has over 26 years leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.

A Discussion on Executive Leadership Education by Dr. Beena George, Chief Innovation Officer, Professor of Management, University of St. Thomas - Houston

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 13:15

Join us as we openly discuss the importance of executive-level education with Dr. Beena George, Chief Innovation Officer and Professor at the University of St. Thomas. As leaders of enterprise, it is as important as ever to stay at the forefront of education, new techniques, advanced technology and evolving processes in order to guide your team to success. Dr. George will share her insights on this topic from a top educator's point of view and invite you to ask questions and share what you are doing to remain current in the industry. This is an executive-level peer discussion that will not be recorded. Speak freely and leave with new ideas and new strategies for ultimate success.

Key discussion points will include: 

  • The value and benefits of executive leadership education
  • Leadership education as a part of the transformational path to success

 

 

 

 

Dr. Beena George

Chief Innovation Officer
University of St. Thomas

Beena George serves as the first Chief Innovation Officer of the University of St. Thomas. In this role, Beena advances the University's initiatives for innovation across its programs and services to deliver a superior experience for the University's students. As a member of the University's senior leadership team, she directs the University's initiatives for program incubation, entrepreneurship, and partnership development to contribute to the realization of the University's mission.

Beena has been at the University since 2003 and served as the Dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University from 2013 to 2019. Beena's interest in business innovation shaped her leadership at the business school and led to innovative program offerings and stronger engagement with Houston's business and innovation ecosystem.

As a member of the business school's Marketing & Management department Beena teaches courses on business strategy and sourcing management. Her course on Sourcing Management was awarded the Innovations in Information Systems Education award by the Association of Information Systems, the premier academic association in the information systems discipline; the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals also recognizes the course as a bridge program for training for certification as a Certified Outsourcing Professional. In recognition of her work in developing programs in clinical translation management, she has been appointed as an Associate Affiliate Member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

With her primary research focus on the outsourcing of business services, Beena has published articles on the practice and teaching of outsourcing management and provides consulting services to the outsourcing community. Beena is also working on a stream of research focusing on 'business model innovation' and has published case studies and papers in this area. In the area of scholarship of teaching and learning, Beena's research has been in the areas of online learning and assurance of learning.

Beena remains connected with the world of business practice. She is actively involved with two of the leading industry associations for sourcing: The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and Sourcing Industry Group. She is also a member of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute Advisor Network and the Community Advisory Council of the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE). Beena serves on the board of directors of IIMAmericas, the advisory board of Watermark Digital Measures, and the advisory board of DC School of Management in India. Beena is an alumnus of the Leadership Forum of the Center for Houston's Future. She is a member of the Executive Women's Partnership of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Council for Foreign Relations.

For her leadership in higher education, Beena was recognized by Houston Woman magazine in 2014 as one of Houston's most influential women and by Houston Business Journal in 2019 as an outstanding woman leader in education in Houston. Beena holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Kerala, India. Beena completed her graduate studies in business administration at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India, and her doctoral studies in business administration at the University of Houston, Texas

Leadership Development for Risk and the Supply Chain

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:50

Good leaders that have thrived through the pandemic have needed different skills than the pre-pandemic days. Join us for an overview of the leadership styles that thrived and those that died during the pandemic. We must train the leaders of the future to deal with the global interconnectivity of our supply chains and per the experts; how disruptive supply issues are here to stay.

  • What worked, what did not, and why.
  • Future risk in the supply chain and our readiness to embrace this inevitable change – can we build consensus around the rate of change and the level of volatility we expect to see in the future?

Continuity of Executive Leadership Education

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 14:10

Our industry requires leaders that are ready to lead through very tough and ambiguous times. We need to teach them how to deliver on customer needs, please shareholders and protect their organization from inherent risk. This requires an entirely new approach to development.

  • Why continuity of leadership development is important.
  • What traits/characteristics/competencies are you looking for in the leaders of the future?

Executive Peer Open Discussion Lead by Tom Ciardiello, Strategic Sourcing Executive

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 14:25

Open roundtable discussion brings real-life input and experience to the table. Keep your camera on and your mic open. Speak up, share and learn during this unrecorded session with an executive-only group. 

Tom Ciardiello

Strategic Sourcing Executive and SIG University Lead Faculty
SIG University

Tom Ciardiello’s strategic sourcing experience includes consulting and senior level global procurement positions with QBE Insurance, Spencer Stuart, Donnelley Financial Solutions, CNA Financial Insurance, Options Clearing Corporation, Chicago Mercantile Exchange along with finance and operations leadership roles with companies including AT&T, GE Capital, Discover Card Services and Arthur Andersen. Tom’s experiences include procurement, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis & process improvement.  Tom is a CPA & CPM, holds a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University & an MBA from DePaul University.

CPO & EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL SERIES OVERVIEW

SIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. Facilitated in part by SIG Members, these small group conversations are designed to be topic-based for maximum value.

  • Exclusive two-hour sessions on topics that are relevant to CPO and Executive-level procurement practitioners across the industry
  • Executive-level conversations with a limited number of attendees
  • Relevant dialogues that generate actionable takeaways
  • Upcoming CPO & Executive Virtual Series Dates:

    • February 24, 2021 
    • March 24, 2021
    • June 23, 2021 
    • July 21, 2021
    • August 18, 2021

EVENT AGENDA

Times are based on Eastern Time (UTC -5)

1:00 pm     Welcome and Introductions

1:15 pm     Buy-Side Keynote Discussion

1:45 pm     A Day in the Life Discussion: Two buy-side executives share short stories focusing on current events, challenges, or successes 

2:15 pm     Open, Topic-Based Discussion

3:00 pm     Adjourn

CPO & EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL SERIES OVERVIEW

1:00-3:00 pm ET (UTC -5)

SIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. Facilitated in part by SIG Members, these small group conversations are designed to be topic-based for maximum value.

  • Exclusive two-hour sessions on topics that are relevant to CPO and Executive-level procurement practitioners across the industry
  • Executive-level conversations with a limited number of attendees
  • Relevant dialogues that generate actionable takeaways

Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Tom Ciardiello
Strategic Sourcing Executive and SIG University Lead Faculty
SIG University

Tom Ciardiello’s strategic sourcing experience includes consulting and senior level global procurement positions with QBE Insurance, Spencer Stuart, Donnelley Financial Solutions, CNA Financial Insurance, Options Clearing Corporation, Chicago Mercantile Exchange along with finance and operations leadership roles with companies including AT&T, GE Capital, Discover Card Services and Arthur Andersen. Tom’s experiences include procurement, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis & process improvement.  Tom is a CPA & CPM, holds a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University & an MBA from DePaul University.




Dr. Beena George
Chief Innovation Officer
University of St. Thomas

Beena George serves as the first Chief Innovation Officer of the University of St. Thomas. In this role, Beena advances the University's initiatives for innovation across its programs and services to deliver a superior experience for the University's students. As a member of the University's senior leadership team, she directs the University's initiatives for program incubation, entrepreneurship, and partnership development to contribute to the realization of the University's mission.

Beena has been at the University since 2003 and served as the Dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University from 2013 to 2019. Beena's interest in business innovation shaped her leadership at the business school and led to innovative program offerings and stronger engagement with Houston's business and innovation ecosystem.

As a member of the business school's Marketing & Management department Beena teaches courses on business strategy and sourcing management. Her course on Sourcing Management was awarded the Innovations in Information Systems Education award by the Association of Information Systems, the premier academic association in the information systems discipline; the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals also recognizes the course as a bridge program for training for certification as a Certified Outsourcing Professional. In recognition of her work in developing programs in clinical translation management, she has been appointed as an Associate Affiliate Member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

With her primary research focus on the outsourcing of business services, Beena has published articles on the practice and teaching of outsourcing management and provides consulting services to the outsourcing community. Beena is also working on a stream of research focusing on 'business model innovation' and has published case studies and papers in this area. In the area of scholarship of teaching and learning, Beena's research has been in the areas of online learning and assurance of learning.

Beena remains connected with the world of business practice. She is actively involved with two of the leading industry associations for sourcing: The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and Sourcing Industry Group. She is also a member of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Innovation Institute Advisor Network and the Community Advisory Council of the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE). Beena serves on the board of directors of IIMAmericas, the advisory board of Watermark Digital Measures, and the advisory board of DC School of Management in India. Beena is an alumnus of the Leadership Forum of the Center for Houston's Future. She is a member of the Executive Women's Partnership of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Council for Foreign Relations.

For her leadership in higher education, Beena was recognized by Houston Woman magazine in 2014 as one of Houston's most influential women and by Houston Business Journal in 2019 as an outstanding woman leader in education in Houston. Beena holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Kerala, India. Beena completed her graduate studies in business administration at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India, and her doctoral studies in business administration at the University of Houston, Texas




Dawn Tiura
CEO and President
Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing Digital Publication, has over 26 years leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.




01:00 pm - 01:15 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Welcome and Opening Discussion by Dawn Tiura, President & CEO, SIG

A warm welcome and meeting overview will be provided by Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG. Join us with your camera on and your microphone open for this interactive roundtable format meeting. Learn from your peers, gain insights from our provider experts, and leave with new knowledge, strategies and contacts. 

 

 

Dawn Tiura, CEO and President, Sourcing Industry Group (SIG)

01:15 pm - 01:45 pm
ET (UTC-5)
A Discussion on Executive Leadership Education by Dr. Beena George, Chief Innovation Officer, Professor of Management, University of St. Thomas - Houston

Join us as we openly discuss the importance of executive-level education with Dr. Beena George, Chief Innovation Officer and Professor at the University of St. Thomas. As leaders of enterprise, it is as important as ever to stay at the forefront of education, new techniques, advanced technology and evolving processes in order to guide your team to success. Dr. George will share her insights on this topic from a top educator's point of view and invite you to ask questions and share what you are doing to remain current in the industry. This is an executive-level peer discussion that will not be recorded. Speak freely and leave with new ideas and new strategies for ultimate success.

Key discussion points will include: 

  • The value and benefits of executive leadership education
  • Leadership education as a part of the transformational path to success

 

 

 

 

Dr. Beena George, Chief Innovation Officer, University of St. Thomas

01:50 pm - 02:05 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Leadership Development for Risk and the Supply Chain

Good leaders that have thrived through the pandemic have needed different skills than the pre-pandemic days. Join us for an overview of the leadership styles that thrived and those that died during the pandemic. We must train the leaders of the future to deal with the global interconnectivity of our supply chains and per the experts; how disruptive supply issues are here to stay.

  • What worked, what did not, and why.
  • Future risk in the supply chain and our readiness to embrace this inevitable change – can we build consensus around the rate of change and the level of volatility we expect to see in the future?

02:10 pm - 02:25 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Continuity of Executive Leadership Education

Our industry requires leaders that are ready to lead through very tough and ambiguous times. We need to teach them how to deliver on customer needs, please shareholders and protect their organization from inherent risk. This requires an entirely new approach to development.

  • Why continuity of leadership development is important.
  • What traits/characteristics/competencies are you looking for in the leaders of the future?

02:25 pm - 03:00 pm
ET (UTC-5)
Executive Peer Open Discussion Lead by Tom Ciardiello, Strategic Sourcing Executive

Open roundtable discussion brings real-life input and experience to the table. Keep your camera on and your mic open. Speak up, share and learn during this unrecorded session with an executive-only group. 

Tom Ciardiello, Strategic Sourcing Executive and SIG University Lead Faculty , SIG University