Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) and Avasant Team up to Accelerate Digital Innovation

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SIG to host GDIC board meeting in Orlando in April

The GDIC provides an incubation environment for creating solutions for the most pressing issues through digital innovation.

SIG, the premier membership organization for the sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, along with Avasant a leading management consulting firm focused on global sourcing and digital innovation, today announced its anchor membership with the Global Digital Innovation Council (GDIC). The Global Digital Innovation Council is an exclusive group of technology, business and sourcing executives from the world’s most reputable organizations focused on addressing business and societal challenges through the use of design thinking and digitally enabled innovation.

“The GDIC provides an incubation environment for creating solutions for the most pressing issues through digital innovation,” said Kevin Parikh, Global CEO, Avasant, “Through our collaboration with SIG, we are embarking on an exciting journey engaging innovative leaders across various industries to dramatically improve business outcomes.”

“SIG is delighted to be a GDIC Anchor Association Member as we collaborate with leading organizations to bring the power of digital innovation to our enterprise members, executives and sourcing professionals,” said Dawn Tiura, CEO of SIG. The recently launched SIG University will disseminate best practices in digital innovation to GDIC Members and other Global Business Service (GBS) leaders and sourcing professionals worldwide."

“More than a think tank, GDIC is a collaborative ecosystem of innovative business and technology executives willing to come together to propose solutions and resources to prototype breakthroughs,” added Augusto Penjasoff, Global Head of Digital Innovation of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and a GDIC member. “GDIC’s first business initiative addresses a critical challenge facing the Healthcare and Pharma Industries.”

The next GDIC Board Meeting is scheduled for April 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida prior to the SIG 2016 Spring Summit.

About SIG
SIG is a membership organization for sourcing, outsourcing and procurement executives from Fortune 500/Global 1000 organizations and the advisors who serve them. We are widely known as a forum for sharing “next” practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC). The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG has just launched SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams. In addition, we recently added UK-based Outsource magazine as a SIG brand, which provides us with unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space. For more information, visit

About Avasant
With its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy and governance services, Avasant prides itself on enabling global 2000 organizations across various industries to achieve their business goals through a combination of strategic sourcing, digital transformation and technology-led innovation. For more information, visit

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