SIG Global Executive Summit Kicks Off in Amelia Island, Florida

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SIG Summit showcases innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Action with keynotes and a breakout session track on disruptive technologies

Automation presents a transformative opportunity for organizations interested in streamlining operations, optimizing resources and ultimately gaining competitive advantage...

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, is pleased to announce the kickoff of the Global Executive Summit with a focus on automation and artificial intelligence.

SIG is showcasing the latest in automation throughout the Summit with keynotes including "Digital Disciplines: How the New IT is Different," led by Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines; "The Age of Symbiosis: Thriving in the Digital Ecosystem," led by Avasant; and "RPA in Action: Your Robot Recruits Revealed," led by Symphony Ventures, a leading RPA pure play company. Symphony is working with SIG members Honda North America, Denali – a WNS company, and PeopleTicker to automate a common business process using Blue Prism's RPA software. Over the course of the Summit, the process of identifying, pricing, selecting, hiring and onboarding a contingent worker will be digitized.

“The Symphony session is like no keynote we have ever had,” said Sarah Holliman, Chief Marketing Officer for SIG. “Throughout the course of the Summit, we will check in regularly with the project team to see exactly how a process goes from a business case to a live robot. Our delegates will literally be able to see robotics in action.”

“Automation presents a transformative opportunity for organizations interested in streamlining operations, optimizing resources and ultimately gaining competitive advantage," added David Brain, Symphony Ventures COO. “We're thrilled to have the chance to demonstrate to Summit attendees how this disruptive technology can help real companies deliver best-in-class results and provide a look into the future of work."

“We are taking the Summit to an entirely new level,” said Dawn Tiura, SIG President and CEO. “We recognize that disruptive technologies are revolutionizing the future of work and are therefore, bringing our members thought leadership and real solutions so they can put these technologies to work in their own organizations. Because of the volume of presentations regarding automation, we have even added a Summit track for the many sessions in this area.”

In addition to the Summit sessions focused on automation, SIG is using two Beams by Suitable Technologies so that SIG colleagues not in attendance are able to collaborate and be present at the event. The Summit also has a 3D printer onsite to showcase how this seemingly-unconnected functionality might also revolutionize certain procurement processes.

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 and the advisors who serve them. SIG is 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), 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. SIG is also the parent organization for 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, as well as Outsource, which provides unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space.

About Symphony Ventures:
Symphony Ventures is a global consulting, implementation and managed services firm passionate about helping clients harness the "Future of Work." Symphony Ventures specializes in robotic process automation (RPA), cognitive automation and other inspired delivery models to help organizational leadership reduce costs, increase customer experience, repatriate work and unleash resources to fund growth and shareholder value. Symphony has headquarters in London and offices in San Francisco, Boston and Poland. Founded in 2014, Symphony has been ranked an RPA Service leader by HfS Research, a leading service delivery automation (SDA) focused service provider by Everest Group and a Cool Vendor by Gartner. The firm is rapidly growing and shaping an industry predicated on work, value and customer experience. For more information, visit and follow the company on Twitter at @SymphonyVenture.


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