Category: Procurement / Supply Chain

Building a Collaborative, Agile and Resilient Supply Chain With Data & Analytics | Webinar


Building a Collaborative, Agile and Resilient Supply Chain With Data & Analytics

April 26, 2023
11:00 AM PST | 11:30 PM IST

Catch Everest Group Partner, Shirley Hung as she joins an expert panel to dive into the latest trends and best practices in digital transformation. The panel will focus on how procurement and supply chain convergence can lead to a more agile and responsive ecosystem.

Shirley Hung
Partner, Everest Group
Alex Zhong
Director, Product Marketing, GEP
Pranav Padgaonkar
Supply Chain and Procurement Consulting Leader, GEP

Are you Considering Agile Sourcing? | Webinar


Are you considering agile sourcing?

April 25, 2023
4:30 AM EST | 9:30 AM BST

Join Everest Group Partner, David Rickard, on the 25th April at 09:30AM – 11:00AM in this virtual event as the panel looks at examples of those who have successfully implemented agile sourcing and the challenges they have faced along the way.

Agile sourcing is a strategy that prioritises flexibility, speed, and collaboration between the sourcing team and supplier. It is something all procurement and sourcing professionals are aware of as a concept and many claim to understand to a greater or lesser degree.  But how many know the right time and place to implement it?

To implement an agile sourcing strategy, companies should focus on developing the skills of their sourcing team, investing in technology that supports collaboration and real-time communication, and establishing clear processes and guidelines. First and foremost it’s important to understand the key fundamentals of agile sourcing and then to pick the right projects to take down this path. 

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David Rickard
Partner, Everest Group
Rosalyn Olney
Partner, Source-Re
Sandrine Trinh
Senior Director, R&D, Galapagos
Angela Wyatt
Consulting Director, Horizon Seven

SIG Procurement Technology Summit 2023


SIG PROCUREMENT TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2023: Controlling the Sprawl: A Template for Managing Your IT Tail

April 16-19, 2023

Everest Group is a proud sponsor of SIG’s 2023 Procurement Technology Summit, taking place from April 16 – 19, 2023, at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, FL.

Everest Group Partners Jimit Arora and Amy Fong will be presenting at the event in a topic-based roundtable discussion titled, Controlling the Sprawl: A Template for Managing Your IT Tail. 

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As organizations go deeper into digital transformation, the portfolio of IT suppliers has become broader. Sourcing often faces the challenge of rationalizing the supply base to address non-efficient tail spend. Collaboration with IT is critical, and it helps to have a structured approach at the start. In this interactive roundtable, you will gain insights and participate in a discussion on taming the IT tail.

Questions to consider during this roundtable discussion include:

  • How can sourcing articulate the value of portfolio rationalization with stakeholders?
  • Which frameworks work best for analyzing and guiding decisions on IT categories?
  • When should we let go of the traditional sourcing lever of “volume consolidation” and look for rational ways to expand the portfolio?
You will learn:
  • How to define and promote the benefits and drawbacks of portfolio rationalization
  • How a rationalized supplier portfolio can be impacted by changing market trends
  • How to build a framework to guide stakeholders in evaluating IT tail spend 
  • Strategies to turn legal from the “deal preventor” to the “business enabler”
Omni Amelia Island Resort, Amelia Island, FL

Top Emerging Technology Trends: Six Things Sourcing Needs to Know in 2023 | Webinar

Access the on-demand webinar, which was delivered live on February 23, 2023.

Evolution in the IT function is inevitable. The very nature of technology is constantly shifting. Sourcing teams can better manage value from emerging technologies across the adoption cycle, from Research and Development (R&D) and exploration to scaled adoption.

In this webinar, we explored six things sourcing teams can do to stay ahead of new technology trends, including:

  • How to understand the emerging technologies landscape in the near term (12-24 months) and medium term (2-5 years)
  • How to recognize where these emerging technologies are on the adoption curve, and what their impact could be on sourcing dynamics and strategy
  • When to adapt existing category strategies and when to create new categories to support the adoption of emerging technologies
  • How to align the evolution of supplier segmentation and portfolio strategy to the new IT landscape
  • How to identify the roles and skills of the future to stay ahead of business and IT demand
  • Ways to measure value from emerging tech services category management

Who should attend?

  • IT sourcing leaders
  • Sourcing managers
  • Category managers
  • Heads of indirect sourcing

Nordea’s Story: IT Vendor Management Transformation | LinkedIn Live


Nordea’s Story: IT Vendor Management Transformation

View the event on LinkedIn, which was delivered live on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

Today, most organizations have recognized the importance of establishing well-oiled IT vendor management departments. Now the challenge lies in maturing and developing those departments to overcome obstacles that arise during day-to-day operations.

In this LinkedIn Live, Everest Group’s analysts are joined by Mihaela Tapu, Head of Supplier Performance Management at Nordea. Listen in to hear how Nordea transformed its IT vendor management function to overcome key obstacles related to compliance, service level management, financial planning, and control to push its organization to the next level.

Our speakers will address the following questions:

✅ What are some of the best practices that have worked to transform vendor management organizations?
✅ Why is it important to have the right technology supplier management organization structure to support this transformation?
✅ What are some of the key learnings from Nordea’s IT vendor management transformation?

Key Issues for 2023: Rise Above Economic Uncertainty and Succeed | Webinar


Key Issues for 2023: Rise Above Economic Uncertainty and Succeed

As we look toward 2023, economic uncertainty is prime and center. Rising inflation, interest rate hikes, and GDP contraction – matched with low unemployment rates and high talent demand – have left business leaders unsure of what to expect and how to prepare for 2023.

Join Everest Group’s Key Issues 2023 webinar as our experts provide insights into the outlook of the global IT-BP industry and discuss major concerns, expectations, and key trends expected to amplify in 2023.

All the data is based on input from global leaders across enterprises, Global Business Services (GBS), and service providers.

Our speakers will discuss expectations for 2023, including:

  • The outlook for global services
  • Top business challenges and priorities
  • Changes in sourcing spend and service delivery costs
  • In-demand digital services and next-generation capabilities
  • The evolving strategy for talent, locations, and the workplace

Who should attend?

  • CIOs, CDOs, CTOs, CFOs, CPOs
  • Service providers
  • GBS / Shared services center heads
  • Global services leaders
  • Locations heads

The Rubik’s Cube Approach to Designing Your Service Provider Portfolio | Webinar


The Rubik’s Cube Approach to Designing Your Service Provider Portfolio

Access the on-demand webinar, delivered live on October 18, 2022.

In the current outsourcing climate, organizations need to consider an evolving mix of providers, locations, and internal sites for service delivery. While adding new suppliers may feel counter to the traditional goal of supplier consolidation for lower prices, it may be critical today to balance talent availability, supply risk, and costs.

This webinar introduces the Rubik’s cube approach – balancing different types of service providers to build an optimal outsourcing portfolio strategy and ensuring specialist service providers bring in the capabilities and coverage needed for success.

Our experts will tackle how to create proper work placement guidelines for providers and how to ensure the right balance of locations and providers. They will also discuss forward-looking strategies to optimize outsourcing portfolios for 2023.

What questions will the webinar answer?

  • How should organizations balance their outsourcing portfolios through an optimal supplier, delivery locations, and talent mix?
  • How can firms add new suppliers in a strategic manner?
  • How can organizations ensure best practices are followed for work placement within the outsourcing portfolio, especially for specialist providers?
  • What forward-looking strategies can organizations follow to optimize the portfolio mix?

Who should attend?

  • Sourcing leaders
  • CPO
  • Category managers
  • Supplier management leaders
  • Heads of indirect spend
  • Outsourcing and IT/business process department leaders

2022 Global Executive Summit | Event

In-person EVENT

2022 Global Executive Summit

October 17 - 19, 2022 |
Rancho Mirage, CA

Everest Group is a proud silver sponsor of SIG’s 2022 Global Executive Summit, taking place from October 17 – 19, 2022 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Everest Group Executive Dinner – More details coming soon!

Services Sourcing in a Constrained Economy: Practical Strategies to Manage Costs  –  Wednesday, October 19 at 3:40 PM PT

With increasing costs and supply chain shortages due to inflation, sourcing faces unprecedented trials in assuring supply. While material shortages have captured headlines, buyers are being caught off guard by cost increases in IT services and BPO categories.

As labor rates have skyrocketed, sourcing teams must be prepared to address service provider requests for price increases, often occurring mid-contract. In this interactive session, our global services experts will discuss shifts in the services market, share which segments are seeing the greatest pressure, and offer steps sourcing teams can take to prepare for and manage the changing service cost landscape.

Use this opportunity to discuss with your peers:

  • What factors are driving increases in service costs?
  • What price trends can we expect in outsourced services?
  • What tactics are leading companies using to manage costs?
  • How can pricing analytics and benchmarking be used effectively?
  • What changes to expect in the long term?

You will learn:

  • The outlook on the talent market for 2022 and beyond
  • How a constrained talent market is impacting outsourced services costs
  • Ways sourcing teams can create value despite rising costs
  • Methods to manage inflation and currency changes

REV 2022


REV 2022 | Rethink what's possible

October 4-6, 2022

Everest Group Partner Amy Fong will be speaking at REV,  a networking event for forward-thinking procurement and supply chain leaders who want to make autonomous commerce a reality. 

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October 4-6, 2022


Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203


Amy Fong
Everest Group

IT Sourcing & Procurement Summit | Event


IT sourcing & procurement summit

October 3-5, 2022
During the IT Procurement & Sourcing Summit, Ricky Sundrani, Vice President at Everest Group, will present on How to Manage Price Increases from Your IT Outsourcing Partners, and Nitish Mittal, Partner at Everest Group, will discuss The Road to Purpose-led Sustainability in Innovation and IT.

The event brings together more than 100 IT sourcing, procurement, finance, and vendor management decision makers from leading European companies to discuss effective IT Procurement strategies.

Nitish Mittal
Sundrani Ricky
Vice President

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