Blue Sky Leadership Forum: Setting the Vision for Tomorrow’s SSO Innovations
Five years ago, SSON launched the Blue Sky Innovation Room to tackle challenges unique to only the most advanced SSOs. With changing times presenting new challenges for these true centers of excellence, SSON has decided to revamp its Room to specifically address today’s most pressing issues for the most mature programs.
Never one to sit idle, we’ve listened to your feedback and made some fundamental changes to the current Blue Sky Format by raising the bar for today’s best-in-class SSOs.
To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
So What’s Changed?
The newly re-launched Blue Sky Leadership Forum promises to craft a vision for the next generation in Shared Services & Outsourcing, provide a unique platform for industry-wide thought leadership and as luminaries in the space, help to establish guiding principles and benchmarks for others to follow. This is your chance to truly make your mark on the SSO landscape of the future!
100% Relevant and At Your Level: More Exclusive & Extended Access Criteria
First and foremost, the 2010 Blue Sky Leadership Forum will be heighten the level of industry experience and scope, making it the one place where today’s sourcing vision can become tomorrow’s reality!
In line with the increasing maturity of SSOs and in addition to the prerequisite 5+ years strategy and delivery experience necessary for membership, you must now also satisfy at least 3 of the following criteria: Plus entrants must also receive 4 points from the following entrance criteria:
- SSO organisation size: 100+ seats (Captive or Outsourced) (1 point)
- Scope of Activity: More than pure transactional (1 Point) or multifunctional responsibility (1 point)
- Scope of Customer Base: Multinational (1 point)
- Current practitioner in SSC/Sourcing (1 point)
Content Shaped and Led by the Selected Blue Sky Council
To ensure topics remain highly relevant and cutting-edge, all of this year’s Blue Sky Leadership Forum sessions will be developed by none other than the proven experts themselves. Proposed content and visionary debate topics for the 2010 sessions will now be hand-selected Blue Sky Council
members comprised of top-rated Blue Sky pioneers from the last few years and truly the most experienced in the community.
Providing Thought Leadership for the SSO Community
Your chance to set a precedent for the SSO community
. For the first time ever, ground-breaking innovations and Blue Sky conclusions will be fed back via the nominated Blue Sky Council leaders to the SSO community on Day 2 of the 10th Annual European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week
as a State of the Industry Keynote Address.
Following this, an exclusive post-conference report bringing together discussion highlights in summary will be released as an innovation benchmark and stimulus for the European SSO community with Blue Sky Leadership Forum participants listed as key contributors. This is truly your chance to make a mark on the future of SSON.
How Do I Get Involved?
Due to the exclusive nature of the Blue Sky Leadership Forum, there are a limited number of seats available in the Blue Sky Room, issued on a first-come, first- serve basis after meeting the aforementioned criteria. When registering, please be sure to indicate that you would like to be considered.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive senior level brainstorming opportunity
Blue Sky Council representatives 2010:
- Dan Foley, Business Service Centre Director, ITV
- Chris Gunning, Director, Unisys Global Shared Services Europe India & Asia Pacific
- Gerry Niven, Former Shared Services Programme Leader, Greeneking
- Patrick Arlequeeuw, Director Global Business Service, Proctor & Gamble
- Frazer Kirk, Global HR Process Optimisation Manager, Coca Cola
- Simon Newton, VP Shared Services & Business Support Delivery, Kimberly-Clark
- Malcolm Green, MD, BAE Systems
Previous Blue Sky Companies
- Statoil Hydro
- CROWN Europe
- Coca Cola
- Proctor & Gamble
- Adidas AG
- Rio Tinto
- BAE Systems
- Shell International
- Morgan Stanley
- Kimberly Clark
- Astra Zeneca
- Deutsche Telekom
- Sara Lee
- Royal Mail