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Finalists Are Announced for Second Annual Future of Sourcing Awards

Global brands including Google, Microsoft, FedEx, GEP and more being honored at SIG's Global Executive Summit

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives today announces the finalists in the second annual Future of Sourcing Awards. The Future of Sourcing Awards celebrates organizations and individuals that show innovation, leadership and transformation in categories that are critical to the sourcing industry. Winners will be announced in an Awards ceremony taking place October 16, 2019, at the fall SIG Global Executive Summit in Carlsbad, California.

SIG is pleased to announce the finalists in eight team and two individual categories.

Innovations in Sourcing finalists:

  • University of Tennessee – Vested Agreement Online Course Project
  • IBM Corporate Headquarters – Agile Transformation Project
  • Hilton Supply Management – Global Transformation Project
  • Microsoft and CDP – Responsible Sourcing Project

Innovations in Outsourcing finalists:

  • Denali, A WNS Company – Procurement Evolution Project
  • PRO Unlimited – Contingent Workforce Optimization Project
  • Denali, A WNS Company – Procurement Build-Out Project
  • The Boeing Company – Where the Rubber Meets the Road(map) Project
  • GEP – Procure-to-Pay Transformation Project

Innovations in Third Party Management finalists:

  • DBS Bank – DBS Buying Smart Project
  • Fannie Mae – Professional Services Portfolio Project
  • Bank of Canada and Ontala – Enterprise-wide Third Party Risk Management Program
  • Sprint Corporation and Ivalua – Custom Implementation of a Procurement Platform

Innovations in Supplier Performance Management finalists:

  • Porsche Cars North America and Zycus – Source-to-Pay Transformation Project
  • Denali, A WNS Company – Procurement Build-Out Project
  • Virtual Operations – Customer Service Operations Transformation Project
  • VSP Global and Scout RFP – eSourcing Project

Innovations in Digitization finalists:

  • TIAA – Sourcing Engagement Process Automation Project
  • Fannie Mae and Ivalua – Source-to-Procure Technology
  • Google – Strategic Sourcing Information System
  • University of California, Office of the President – CalUSource Technology Platform

Innovations in Governance and Compliance finalists:

  • The Boeing Company – Fit for Use Process
  • California Water Service Group and ProcureAbility – Mobile Contract Management Standardization Project
  • GEP – Unified Procurement Platform Project
  • The Boeing Company – 2nd Century Enterprise Systems Transformation

Innovations in Talent Management finalists:

  • FedEx – Sourcing Playbook Project
  • Cambridge Health Alliance – Development of Supply Chain Analytics Team
  • The Boeing Company – Where the Rubber Meets the Road(map) Project
  • University of Tennessee – Vested Agreement Online Course Project

Innovations in Sustainability finalists:

  • Microsoft and CDP – Responsible Sourcing Project Fannie Mae – Green Financing Project
  • SAP Ariba – Supplier Risk Solution Project
  • EcoVadis – Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Project

In addition, the Future of Sourcing Awards celebrates individuals who are transforming the industry with original ideas, thought leadership and methodologies. From sourcing prodigies ("Rising Stars") to industry titans ("Sourcing Stars"), these individuals are advancing the industry in long-lasting ways.

Rising Star finalists:

  • Ruchi Aswal – SAP Ariba
  • Eric Brumfield – ProcureAbility
  • Joey Foster – IBM
  • Zachary Greenberger – Lyft
  • Morgan GandeeBelden
  • Siddharth Ramesh – VSP Global
  • Sarah Scudder – Real Sourcing Network (RSN)
  • Toni Tran – PG&E
  • Edmund Zagorin – Bid Ops

Sourcing Star finalists:

  • Sanja Cancar-Todorovic – Manulife
  • William Crane – IndustryStar Solutions
  • Jerry E. Durant – International Institute for Outsource Management (IIOM)
  • Danny Ertel – Vantage Partners
  • Michael Leiken – LendingTree
  • Joseph Martinez – Bank of New York Mellon
  • Mike Morsch – CDK Global
  • Canda Rozier – NTT Data Security
  • Anu Saxena – Hilton Supply Management
  • Dennis Tupper – Kelly Services

"This year's Future of Sourcing Awards finalists represent the best in our industry," said Dawn Tiura, President and CEO of SIG. "From the trailblazing Sourcing Star and Rising Star individuals to the teams transforming the status quo, they are collectively making an impact on their organizations and in their communities."

Tables can now be secured for the Awards ceremony and sponsorships offer significant visibility in front of some of the most globally recognized brand name companies.

In 2018, the inaugural Future of Sourcing Awards program was held in Rancho Mirage, California, at SIG's Global Executive Summit. The complete list of winners and finalists in each category, along with the details about their innovative entries and photos from the event are available on the Future of Sourcing Awards website.

About SIG
SIG, https://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 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 Future of Sourcing, a digital publication for the global sourcing community.

About Future of Sourcing
Future of Sourcing is a digital publication that produces the latest content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the global sourcing community. Future of Sourcing columnists and contributors are thought leaders in the global sourcing community and provide innovative, cutting-edge insight on challenges and opportunities in the industry today. Originally launched as Outsource Magazine in 2005, the digital publication has been rebranded to reflect the innovations in the industry and celebrate those who are leading the change.