The buyers-only curated peer-to-peer organization focused exclusively on leaders who source technology and technology-enabled services
It’s simple. You need impartial, honest advice from a curated group of your true peers to help you make the right decisions, reduce risk and excel while Sourcing.
You need a group of buyers with a strong desire to contribute and participate who will speak and freely share their insight and experiences. Peers who want you to succeed and be better at your job.
Too many organizations have too much influence from sponsors, vendors and analysts. You want unbiased and impartial exchanges with your peers where you can ask, dig deeper and learn, without being sold.
For a group to be effective for you, it needs to have members who are your true peers. They have the same job, address similar scope, face the same challenges, make similar choices and encounter a diverse set of experiences in your space.
Sourcing leaders face many risks while sourcing, including vendor risk, market risk, location risk, emerging technology risk and project risk. To reduce these risks, you need the credibility and confidence that comes from external validation by a strong peer group. You need to leverage this often and throughout your career.
You need to be able to tap the collective intelligence and peer wisdom of other leaders who occupy the same space as you to help you make better sourcing decisions. You also need to be a strategic contributor while enabling great execution.
And, you need this not just four times or once a year, you need this on tap!
A curated group of actively participating true peers with timely and relevant peer interactions.
Each member is from the buy-side and in the same job as yours. No vendors, advisors or analysts can be members.
We focus on only one category-technology and technology enabled services (Software, Digital Technologies, Automation, IT, Business Services and Technology-enabled Services). This focus and our highly skilled professional moderators and council managers keep the conversations relevant to all members.
Buyers speak freely because there’s no selling. All conversations are covered by strict confidentiality rules (Chatham House Rule), and members are true peers who want you to succeed and be better at your job. You get unfettered, unbiased, 100% true peer wisdom.
Our members control the content of conversations in all of the Sourcing Sessions. If it’s important to you, it’s covered. Facilitated by professional moderators, there’s no time wasted on irrelevant topics. Your interactions are efficient and effective and most importantly timely and relevant.
The goal is simply to make you a better Leader at Sourcing and enable you to provide greater value to your company.
Every member is carefully screened before joining. We strive to create diversity of experience within the community so that it can be an enriching experience for all with a high payoff.
We call them Spark Sessions. Members participate in professionally curated private online LinkedIn forum, monthly calls, special topic meetings for multiple ways to learn, ask and contribute. We professionally curate the Spark Sessions by facilitating member interactions and then selecting, organizing, and presenting member created content and information in a way that maximizes the value of peer wisdom for our members. Learn more about Spark Sessions.
As a member, you have multiple opportunities to tap the collective intelligence and peer wisdom of the
If you have a pressing problem or immediate need for critical information and want to talk, we will help facilitate it. While you can always tap the online forums, we can help you setup a one-to-one or small group call to address a need quickly.
If you have a pressing problem or immediate need for critical information, that’s what the LinkedIn private members-only online forum is for. Members post their question or need and their SourcingExecutives.org peers quickly help them out by sharing their advice, experiences and/or knowledge.
Once a month, members participate in discussions via web with audio, white board and breakout capabilities. Members control the conversation in the discussions. The moderators ensure that all discussions are timely and relevant to the issues members are dealing with this month. This is the perfect time to ask the group questions on challenges you are currently facing or help out other members by sharing your knowledge or experience regarding other member’s current challenges or needs.
Each year, there may be one to three adhoc meetings and one annual symposium (In collaboration with IAOP). Remember, unlike most conferences there’s no vendors, no sponsorships, and absolutely no selling. You are able to freely network with your fellow members in person. Just like the forums and the monthly discussions, members control the conversation, but during these meetings, members have the ability to go more in-depth. These meetings are great places to learn, but we do them in interesting and fun locations, and make sure that there is time for members to mingle.
* Registration fee required
The annual membership fee of US$2500 provides you (For IAOP members, this is included in your corporate buy-side member package)
* Our service guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with your member benefits after participating in 4 spark sessions, cancel it prior to the 5th session and you will receive a full refund. Invest in your growth.
If you are not completely satisfied with your member benefits after participating in 4 sourcing sessions, cancel it prior to the 5th session and you will receive a full refund. We mean every word of it. Whatever. Whenever. Always. But to make sure this is perfectly clear, we’ve decided to simplify it further. GUARANTEED. Period.
Because of our careful screening process, every SourcingExecutives.org member is a leader sourcing technology and/or technology-enabled services at a large company. Every one of your peers occupies the same space and deals with the challenges associated with your job every single day.
“Tapping into the collective intelligence and wisdom of my SourcingExecutives.org peers is especially powerful for me. I especially appreciate the curation. SourcingExecutives.org is a sounding board — a place to test my thinking and ideas, to ask questions with supportive peers who are there to help.”
“In SourcingExecutives.org, I am among true peers who have experienced similar challenges as buyers at large companies. I benefit greatly from exposure to their thinking, the problems they've solved and the mistakes they've made. I do my job with more credibility and confidence.”
“Why waste my company’s resources reinventing the wheel when I can easily learn through my SourcingExecutives.org peers how other large company’s buyers have already solved the same problem or determined the right suppliers to leverage or how to leverage new market capabilities or even how to build and manage my team.”
“Through interactions with my SourcingExecutives.org peers, it is easier than ever to keep up to date with the latest thinking, best practices and solutions when buying technology and technology-enabled services. Through the SourcingExecutives.org forums, I get answers to my queries in a fraction of the time it would take my team to do the research ourselves.”
Here’s what happens next:
After you complete the contact form below, we will set up a call with you to discuss in greater detail how SourcingExecutives.org works and your role as a potential member.
Do provide us your details by scrolling down. You will find the contact form in the page below.
During this initial call, we will also get to know you – your role, your team and the role your team plays in your organization. It’s part of our Selective Sourcing process to make sure that we select the right members for SourcingExecutives.org.
To qualify for SourcingExecutives.org membership, you must be a leader who sources technology and/or technology-enabled services at a large company/operation in the US or Canada. We screen for focus, size, seniority, and participation for good fit.
If we mutually agree through our Selective Sourcing process that you are good fit for SourcingExecutives.org, we will help you build a case for company approval, if necessary. We have helped many of our members do this already.
No upsell. There is an annual membership education fee per person (US$2500) and additionally, you only pay a registration fee for the in-person event you attend. Nothing else!
Once your membership is approved, we will start your onboarding process so that you can quickly experience the benefits of SourcingExecutives.org.
We look forward to meeting you. Tell us about yourself, and we will be in touch soon.
“There is no substitute for “PEER WISDOM”. A great network is indispensable for building a long and successful career. I have greatly benefitted from the wisdom of my peers, and want to enable these opportunities for other leaders.”