The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, today announced details of their flagship event; the 16th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week, to be held March 7‐9, 2012 at The Hilton in Orlando, Fla.
Regarded as the industry’s leading shared services and sourcing event, attendees will include numerous, high level executives and shared services practitioners from a wide range of industries. Topic experts from big brands such as Unisys, AOL, Warner Bros, Best Buy, EMC, Volvo, Deloitte, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Molson Coors, Coca-Cola, Vale and Hewlett Packard will present game changing Shared Services and Outsourcing, Finance and Accounting, HR, Procurement and IT case studies. The 2012 program features leading industry experts including Steve Kopp, Partner & Managing Director, TPI; SVP Global Order to Cash, Pearson; Stephanie Pittman, Director - HR Shared Services, Boston Scientific; Craig Warren, Director, GBS - HR Rewards & Employee Services; Cindy Gallagher, VP & Controller, AOL; Erin Champlin, VP, Global Business Services, EMC and Sam Poston, Partner & Senior Vice President, ScottMadden.
The newly launched Executive XChange features the industry’s most advanced practitioners including Jay Desia, SVP Global Sourcing, Northern Trust; Jeffrey Jacobson, VP Global Shared Services, Pitney Bowes; Roxanna Wall, Executive Director, Group Outsourcing & Offshoring and Gabriel Parmese, SVP Global Shared Services, Keane.
The core themes of Shared Services and Outsourcing Week focus on Big Data, Global Business Services, and Creating Value through Improved Revenue Models & Advanced Cash Management. The underlying event theme questions the next level of shared services value and today’s pertinent industry challenges of accelerating global growth and delivering business insights to the board. These themes will contribute to greater decision making support and opportunities which affect the bottom line.
Distinguishing the 2012 event even further, SSON introduces a new event concept: “The Big Ideas”. Inspired by TED, this gives the attendees a moment to stop and connect with someone and their ideas, feel motivated and provide them with the chance to look at their business challenges and pain points in a whole new light. Attendees will discover 5 unconventional, inspirational, game-changing ideas from the world of business and life.