No other department has the same level of insight across all business units as that of Procurement.
San Diego, Ca. (PRWEB) May 12, 2015
SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces that SIG President and CEO, Dawn Tiura will keynote at this week’s IBM Empower event taking place in San Diego, California.
The IBM Empower event brings procurement and contracts professionals together to hear the latest industry-leading trends and innovations to optimize business processes and improve efficiency, productivity and compliance. Tiura will kickoff the Tuesday morning General Session, The Evolution of Supplier Engagement, with insights on how the role of the CPO is changing. Executives from CSAA Insurance Group, University of California Health, Mondadori, IBM Commerce and Coupa Software are joining her.
“I am honored to be speaking on The CPO of the Future. This role has evolved significantly over the past five years and is positioned for more strategic growth,” says Dawn Tiura, SIG President and CEO. “No other department has the same level of insight across all business units as that of Procurement. I feel passionately that to date, CPOs have been undervalued. The CPO of the Future will report directly to the CEO.”
Tiura will also join a panel on Wednesday, May 13th on the Future of Procurement. The event kicked off officially on May 11th and concludes on May 13th.
SIG, http://www.sig.org is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. It has served these professionals and opened dialogues with their counterparts in finance, HR, marketing and other business functions throughout its 22-year history. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing “next” practices, innovation and networking opportunities through its: global and regional events, online webinars and teleconferences, member peer connection services, content-rich website and online Resource Center, which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment.