Alsbridge CEO Chip Wagner will speak on a panel entitled, “Five Key Risks in Developing & Executing a Smart Sourcing Strategy,” at the 7th Annual World BPO/ITO Forum. Award winning benchmarking, sourcing and transformation advisory firm, Alsbridge, Inc., announces CEO Chip Wagner will speak on a panel entitled, “Five Key Risks in Developing & Executing a Smart Sourcing Strategy,” at the 7th Annual World BPO/ITO Forum. This year’s annual forum, focused on “Re-Inventing Global Sourcing: Cloud, Mobile and Social,” will be held June 2-3 in New York City.

“There is a long list of important factors always considered when developing a Smart Sourcing strategy, but we will address the five critical risks an organization must recognize and eliminate or mitigate,” said Wagner. “We also will hone in on the focus and expertise that are absolutely essential for the organization to successfully execute a Smart Sourcing strategy. These are make-or-break issues that every organization must know and address.”

The panel will be moderated by Beppe Urso, Executive Vice President, Global Director Client Compensation & Strategic Sourcing, Leo Burnett Worldwide. Joining Wagner as panel speakers will be John Gleason, formerly with Proctor & Gamble and Founder of A Better View Strategic Consulting, LLC, and Andrew Wasser, Associate Dean, School of Information Systems & Management, Carnegie Mellon University.

Key learning points in the session include: • Learn the CEO, CIO and CPO point of view on Smart Sourcing • Understand what focus and know-how your organization needs to have/develop • Learn from supplier/client perspective on how to build in the capability for risk mitigation • Gain insight into how you can drive the strategic conversation within your own organization to minimize risks while Smart Sourcing strategy is developed and executed

Alsbridge is a strategic alliance partner of World BPO/ITO Forum, an exclusive invitation-only event for C-suite executives and senior decision-makers from mid to large-cap enterprise companies who are currently using BPO/ITO services or interested in evaluating global sourcing opportunities.

For more information about the 7th Annual World BPO/ITO Forum, please visit the event website at www.worldbpoforum.com

About Alsbridge Inc. Alsbridge is a management consulting firm that helps companies reduce costs and enable their businesses by optimizing the way they work with their vendors. With over 200 consultants on four continents, Alsbridge has been a trusted advisor to over 40% of the Fortune 500 and currently advise over 200 clients a year on over $11b in spend. This gives us tremendous market insight and deep benchmarking databases that our experienced consultants use to help clients engage the optimal vendors for their situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way they govern vendor relationships. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, network carrier services, hardware and software, application support and development, business processes and cloud services.

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