SIG University - Semester 6
SIG University was founded on the ideals of elevating sourcing and risk professionals to deliver strategic value to the corporation. SIG University is an inclusive, internationally recognized university with a mission of advancing the sourcing and risk management industries and transforming careers.
SIG University was created at the request of SIG members, who saw an educational training gap for today's workforce. SIG University uses an adult learning model to transfer the knowledge and skills to its students. The learning model is focused on the self-directed learner, who has the basic knowledge and skills of the material, is motivated, has good time management skills and has the ability to self-evaluate. The SIG U learning model is supported by a practitioner faculty who currently hold senior leadership positions in sourcing and risk management, allowing them to guide students to a better learning outcome.
8:00 - Delegate Breakfast
8:45 - Live Peer2Peer/Grand Roundtable
10:00 - NETWORKING BREAK
10:15 - When to Consult vs. Engage with Procurement by Marcel Kampen, Senior Director, RBC Global Procurement, Royal Bank of Canada
11:15 - Automation Centers of Excellence: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices
by Craig Nelson, Managing Director, Alsbridge, Inc.
12:15 - NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 - Roundtable Breakout Sessions (Each Delegate will attend 2-3 roundtable discussions)
2:30 - Thought Leadership by SAP Ariba
3:30 - Vendor Management vs Partner Management by Sanja Cancar-Todorovic, Director – Outsourcing & Vendor Management at TELUS
4:15 - Close, Networking & Cocktail Reception