June CPO & Executive Virtual Series





June 23, 2021

Eastern Time

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 more than 26 years of 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.

Keynote Presentation on Diversity and Inclusion by Erica Hill, VP CBRE

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 13:15

The topic of Diversity and Inclusion continues to be a high-priority topic across businesses, communities, and lives. Our Keynote speaker will dive deep into this ever-important and ever-evolving topic. 

Erica Hill

Vice President Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
CBRE

I am an executive-level procurement strategist and sourcing team leader for multinational organizations seeking to create partnerships between the procurement function and stakeholders across the business. I am known for my talents in strategically sourcing goods and services quickly at impressively lower costs.

Most recently, I helped to launch a Boston flagship store for a European fashion retailer (Primark) planning to expand into the US market. Earlier roles (Brown Shoe Company, MeadWestvaco, and Georgia-Pacific) focused on building a top-shelf procurement program and identifying the processes, technologies, and teams to accomplish corporate goals. In my earliest career, I led procurement consulting functions for global Fortune 100 companies as a manager / senior consultant with both Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young / Cap Gemeni.

In fact, in every position, I lowered costs, increased diversity spend, and elevated the value of procurement within the organization and specifically to the executive team. By believing that the relationship between procurement and the various departments is one of true partnership, I also found ways to improve operations and decrease the time to market.

To learn more about my procurement and leadership expertise, please connect with me on LinkedIn. 

Women in Procurement Panel Discussion

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 14:00

Join our highlighted Women in Procurement for a targeted panel discussion facilitated by Dawn Tiura, President and CEO, SIG. Ask questions and join the conversation to learn from these influential women making a difference in the world of Sourcing and Procurement.

Final Comments and Adjourn

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 14:55

Final comments, questions and wrap up. Feel free to reach out to our speakers from today's CPO & Executive Virtual Series meeting even after the event closes.

Event Sponsor: 
GEP

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 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

Please note that this meeting has been scheduled based upon the Eastern Time Zone

1:00     Welcome and Introductions

Buy-Side Keynote Discussion

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

2:00     Open, Topic-Based Discussion

3:00     Adjourn

Time Zone: 
Eastern

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

GEP helps global enterprise operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability, and maximize business and shareholder value.

Fresh thinking, innovative products, unrivaled domain and subject expertise, and smart, passionate people — this is how GEP creates and delivers unified supply chain solutions of unprecedented scale, power and effectiveness.

Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrants, Winner for Best Procurement Software and Best P2P Provider at the World Procurement Awards, Best Procurement Consultancy at CIPS Supply Management Awards, and Best Provider at the EPIC Procurement Excellence Awards, GEP is frequently honored as an innovator and leader in source-to-pay direct and indirect procurement software by Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Procurement Leaders, Spend Matters and CPO Rising.

GEP is also ranked leader in managed procurement services (procurement outsourcing) by Everest Group, NelsonHall, IDC, ISG, HfS and IAOP. In addition, the primary research firm in the management consulting sector, ALM Intelligence, ranks GEP leader in procurement strategy and supply chain consulting.

With 21 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas, Clark, New Jersey-based GEP helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives. To learn more about our comprehensive range of software and services, please visit www.gep.com.

 

Keynote Speakers

Erica Hill
Vice President Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
CBRE

I am an executive-level procurement strategist and sourcing team leader for multinational organizations seeking to create partnerships between the procurement function and stakeholders across the business. I am known for my talents in strategically sourcing goods and services quickly at impressively lower costs.

Most recently, I helped to launch a Boston flagship store for a European fashion retailer (Primark) planning to expand into the US market. Earlier roles (Brown Shoe Company, MeadWestvaco, and Georgia-Pacific) focused on building a top-shelf procurement program and identifying the processes, technologies, and teams to accomplish corporate goals. In my earliest career, I led procurement consulting functions for global Fortune 100 companies as a manager / senior consultant with both Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young / Cap Gemeni.

In fact, in every position, I lowered costs, increased diversity spend, and elevated the value of procurement within the organization and specifically to the executive team. By believing that the relationship between procurement and the various departments is one of true partnership, I also found ways to improve operations and decrease the time to market.

To learn more about my procurement and leadership expertise, please connect with me on LinkedIn. 




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 more than 26 years of 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.