It's amazing what can happen when you bring together top IT executives from various industries to exchange ideas and share experiences. During the most recent Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) Summit in beautiful Amelia Island, FL, we had the opportunity to facilitate a roundtable discussion on the role of the CIO office in the evolution of enterprise sourcing.
SIG congregates a select group of sourcing and outsourcing leaders for several of the most important organizations worldwide. Collectively they manage hundreds of billions of dollars in spending. They maintain a tight community and close face-to-face and on-line collaboration throughout the year, while also getting together twice a year during the summit to learn from each other, and figure out best practices and industry standards.
During the summit's first day of activities, four concurrent roundtables were assembled to get a 360 degree view from the BPO, CPO(2) and CIO roles, on four key topics: Innovation, Social Media, Macro Changes in the Global Economy (a conversation guided by Steve Forbes), and Globalization.
To provide additional context to our table on how the IT side of the house can help to evolve enterprise sourcing, three additional premises were laid out:
These topics set the table up for an invigorating discussion to answer the question: How is the CIO enabling and/or driving the evolution of enterprise sourcing?
So please, stay tuned for the upcoming pieces:
Part 2, Innovation: We are not as smart as the combined market is.
Part 3, Social Media: The bridge to capture next-gen talent
Part 4, Globalization: A shrinking world with cultural differences