16th Annual North American Shared Services and Outsourcing Week to Feature Visionary Content, Peer Networking and Industry Innovation

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Industry Leaders to Discuss The Next Level of Value: Accelerating Global Growth and Delivering Business Insights across the Board

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With shared services and sourcing now shifting onto the plate of the CFO more than ever before it's receiving increased focus and starts with the opportunity to deliver greater business insights leading to more effective enterprise-wide decision support

The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, today announced details of their flagship event; the 16th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week, to be held March 7‐9, 2012 at The Hilton in Orlando, Fla.

Regarded as the industry’s leading shared services and sourcing event, attendees will include numerous, high level executives and shared services practitioners from a wide range of industries. Topic experts from big brands such as Unisys, AOL, Warner Bros, Best Buy, EMC, Volvo, Deloitte, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Molson Coors, Coca-Cola, Vale and Hewlett Packard will present game changing Shared Services and Outsourcing, Finance and Accounting, HR, Procurement and IT case studies. The 2012 program features leading industry experts including Steve Kopp, Partner & Managing Director, TPI; Lew Bader, SVP Global Order to Cash, Pearson; Stephanie Pittman, Director - HR Shared Services, Boston Scientific; Craig Warren, Director, GBS - HR Rewards & Employee Services; Cindy Gallagher, VP & Controller, AOL; Erin Champlin, VP, Global Business Services, EMC and Sam Poston, Partner & Senior Vice President, ScottMadden.

The newly launched Executive XChange features the industry’s most advanced practitioners including Jay Desia, SVP Global Sourcing, Northern Trust; Jeffrey Jacobson, VP Global Shared Services, Pitney Bowes; Roxanna Wall, Executive Director, Group Outsourcing & Offshoring and Gabriel Parmese, SVP Global Shared Services, Keane.

The core themes of Shared Services and Outsourcing Week focus on Big Data, Global Business Services, and Creating Value through Improved Revenue Models & Advanced Cash Management. Plus Mobility & Collaboration, Talent Management, Verticalization & Expertise and Sales & CRM. The underlying event theme questions the next level of shared services value and today’s pertinent industry challenges of accelerating global growth and delivering business insights to the board. These themes will contribute to greater decision making support and opportunities which affect the bottom line.

Distinguishing the 2012 event even further, SSON introduces a new event concept: “The Big Ideas”. Inspired by TED, this gives the attendees a moment to stop and connect with someone and their ideas, feel motivated and provide them with the chance to look at their business challenges and pain points in a whole new light. Attendees will discover 5 unconventional, inspirational, game-changing ideas from the world of business and life.

“With shared services and outsourcing now shifting onto the plate of the CFO more than ever before, it is receiving increased focus and starts with the opportunity to deliver greater business insights leading to more effective enterprise-wide decision support.” says Naomi Secor, Global Program Director, SSON.

Conference attendees can benefit from significant offers and discounts by registering before the end of the year. Registration and further details can be accessed at http://www.sharedservicesweek.com or info(at)iqpc(dot)com – the conference agenda can be downloaded here - http://www.sharedservicesweek.com/Event.aspx?id=579648

About the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)
SSON is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, with over 55,000 members. SSON provides the roof under which key industry experts and organizations share their experience, knowledge and tools, and practitioner peers connect with other all over the world, both face to face and online.

SSON focuses on developing its members through providing training, tools, and networking opportunities. Its staff works from international offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and Dubai to research current trends and developments in shared services. More information about the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) can be found at http://www.ssonetwork.com.

Stay up to date with SSON’s latest twitter posts at http://www.twitter.com/ssonetwork and connect with 11,000+ global practitioners, providers and advisors on the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) Events Alumni Linkedin Group. Keep abreast with the latest SSON event newsletters for announcements of SSON’s latest video and audio speaker interviews.

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