SIG Symposium in Silicon Valley on January 14, 2016 to Be Hosted by Adobe

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Line-up of speakers includes sourcing and outsourcing executives from Adobe and Genentech.

Sourcing and outsourcing executives gather at SIG event

...applying something from one industry to another opens new ways of thinking."

Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces a one-day thought leadership forum taking place on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in San Jose, CA.

SIG’s Symposium in Silicon Valley is being hosted at the Adobe headquarters and will include a presentation on transforming global procurement, by Conrad Smith, Senior Director, Adobe Global Procurement. The day’s agenda also includes a buy-side peer-to-peer discussion, a networking lunch and a general session on Genentech’s transformational process improvement project. Concurrent breakout sessions will also take place and be facilitated by executives from Ariba, an SAP company, Denali Group, Fieldglass and PeopleFluent.

“Our Symposiums bring our buy-side members together in a local vicinity to share best practices and network with other colleagues facing the same issues,” says SIG CEO and President, Dawn Tiura. “The ability to collaborate in an intimate setting contributes to the creation of lifelong business relationships built on trust and respect.”

“SIG events encourage the sharing of best practices…and applying something from one industry to another opens new ways of thinking,” adds Stephani McGarry, SIG Vice President, Global Events. “We are frequently told by members that the dialogues continue long after the day is done, and that is exactly what we want to happen.”

SIG Symposiums bring together executives from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies to network and discuss issues and best practices in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing, offshoring, and nearshoring. Over the course of these one-day events, senior buy-side executives from different industries share successes and failures, engage in open dialogues and address challenges faced by sourcing and outsourcing executives. For more information or to register, visit

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.


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