Nominations for Challenge the Future Awards now being accepted

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Unique awards program and conference to showcase the use of automation in action

Nominations now being accepted for the Challenge the Future Awards program honoring the best examples of automation in action

This program offers a unique opportunity to articulate success in an increasingly crowded space.

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives and Alsbridge, Inc., a global sourcing, benchmarking and transformation advisory firm, today announce that the nomination process for their jointly-produced Challenge the Future awards is now open.

An innovative program, the Challenge the Future Awards showcases how leading companies are using automation and technology to disrupt the future of work.

“This awards program provides a great way for forward-thinking companies to highlight their capabilities in a rapidly growing area,” says Eleanor Winn, Co-Head of SIG EMEA. “The intelligent automation marketplace is being flooded with various solutions by a wide range of solutions providers,” adds Derek Toone, Managing Director of Robotics Process Automation at Alsbridge. “This program offers a unique opportunity to articulate success in an increasingly crowded space.”

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:

  • Challenge the Future Award
  • Best Outcome Delivered through Automation Award
  • Transformational Change Award
  • Most Promising Pilot Award
  • Best Contribution to Humanity by Robots Award
  • Automation Professional Award

In addition, the event will include on-site awards to be determined by event attendees.

More information can be found about the nomination process, selection criteria and entry requirements on the Challenge the Future Awards website.

About SIG
SIG ( 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.

About Alsbridge
Alsbridge ( is a management consulting firm that helps companies reduce costs and enable their businesses by optimizing the way they work with their vendors. With over 300 consultants on four continents, Alsbridge has been a trusted advisor to over 40% of the Fortune 500 and currently advises over 200 clients a year on over $11B in spend. Experienced consultants apply deep benchmarking databases and market insight to help clients engage the optimal vendors for their situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices and improve the way they govern vendor relationships. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value-added global sources for IT infrastructure services, network carrier services, hardware and software, application support and development, business processes and cloud services.


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