NOA Symposium 2016
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NOA Symposium 2016

The worlds of outsourcing and digital are colliding. How do you come out on top?

As niche technology specialists and digital agencies rapidly steal market share from traditional providers, the future of an unprecedented number of outsourcing organisations sits on a knife-edge – prosperity lies on one side, extinction on the other. 

At this year's NOA Symposium international industry leaders will unveil the technologies, standards and skills now essential to buyers and service providers that want to dominate the latest trends and thrive in the new outsourcing ecosystem.

We will share our latest research findings on how satisfied those working in outsourcing feel professionally - take our survey and help us develop our research! 

Kate Vitasek - Vested Outsourcing author and one of World Trade Magazine's "Fabulous 50+1" most influential people affecting global commerce - will give the keynote address, showcasing the latest outsourcing model being put to use by Fortune 500 companies globally. All Symposium attendees will receive a copy of Vested personally signed by Kate, thanks to our sponsors Teleperformance

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Speakers include

Kate Vitasek, Author, Vested Outsourcing

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative relationships. She has been lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce.

R Chandrasekhar, President, NASSCOM

India has reinvented itself and is winning in the Digital Age. How did they adapt? Find out from the man presiding over India’s $150bn IT industry. NASSCOM's vision is to help the IT and IT enabled products and services industry in India to be a trustworthy, respected, innovative and society friendly industry in the world.

Hilary Gallo, Consultant & Author, The Power of Soft

Hilary is a mediator, a writer and a coach. In his new book – The Power of Soft – Hilary shows that answers to our hard problems can be found through the application of some critical soft skills and behaviours. His background is as an executive in outsourcing and professional services, having previously worked at Accenture and Capgemini as commercial director.

Sarah Burnett, Vice President - Europe, Everest Group

Based in London, Sarah serves European clients across Everest Group’s global services research areas. She often speaks at leading client and industry events, as well as contributes to media. She's well-known throughout the UK and the rest of Europe as a thought leader and influencer.

Eric Simonson, Managing Partner - Research, Everest Group

Eric Simonson has more than 15 years of sourcing strategy and global services industry analysis expertise, first as a consultant and then in ongoing management of Everest Group’s research practice.

Phil Fersht, CEO, HfS Research

Phil - outspoken commentator and ground-breaking analyst - will chair the "What you still need to know about RPA in 2016", addressing how the new digital age will transform the automation world. Blue Prism, UiPath, Redwood, Everest and Zurich will all be present to discuss and debate the subject.

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The NOA Symposium attracts over 250 sourcing professionals annually. To ensure optimal value from networking, we achieve a 50:50 ratio of buyers to suppliers at our Symposium every year. As such, we limit the number of service provider places available.

Those that attend the Symposium have an interest in all types of strategic sourcing, including shared services and outsourcing. They represent companies and individuals which span the breadth of the strategic sourcing industry: buyers, suppliers and advisors.

Why sponsor?

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"Symphony Ventures got involved with the NOA through the newest member of their management team, and NOA Council member, Andrew Burgess.  The decision to be a sponsor at the 2015 Symposium was fully justified from the level of interest that Andrew’s talk on Robotic Process Automation generated, which has led to a number of new opportunities for us. Overall, the event was extremely well organised with a very high quality of speakers and attendees. Definitely one of the key events in the sourcing calendar."

David Poole, CEO, Symphony Ventures



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