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Since the day it was launched, and across all its formats, Outsource's interviews with the movers and shakers of the global sourcing and outsourcing community have been a crucial part of the brand; our Q&As bring readers up close and personal with interviewees from every corner of the space, from world-famous sourcing superstars to the up-and-coming icons of tomorrow.

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May 18, 2017    0

Rainer Machek is Executive Vice President at SynerTrade, a Germany-based global provider of digital procurement solutions. We caught up with Rainer at a recent Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Global Summit to find out a bit more about his organisation and the role it plays in the market, and to get his take on some of the key trends driving the evolution of the sourcing and procurement space - and why different parts of the world are seeing organisations take very different approaches to...

May 08, 2017    0

Marcos Jimenez is the CEO of the North American division of Softtek, a global IT provider and a leading player in Western Hemisphere nearshoring. We got together with Marcos recently to get his thoughts on trends in the sourcing market, the shifting buyer-supplier relationship, and much more...


Outsource: Marcos, thanks for joining us. Let's start with a big topic: why is the distinction between offshore, onshore and nearshore becoming less important?

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Jan 20, 2017    0

Raleen Gagnon is Director of Global Market Intelligence at ManpowerGroup Solutions, overseeing research and analysis related to global workforce trends, competitive workforce strategy, labour regulations, cost of labour, and hiring practice. Outsource got together with Raleen at last October's SIG Summit in Carlsbad, California, to hear about some of the key developments in the global labour market - and how procurement departments need to refine their approach to procuring people......

Dec 27, 2016    0

Danny Ertel is co-founder and Partner at Vantage Partners, a global consultancy firm that's exerted a fair degree of influence over the evolution of the sourcing space as we know it - not least thanks to the thought leadership of 'Professor Danny'... In October we got together with the Professor at the SIG Summit Fall 2016 in California: if you're looking for a summation of the space in 2016, you could do worse...


Outsource: Danny, we’re here at the SIG Summit with the...

Dec 15, 2016    0

Alejandro - Alex - Camino is the CMO of Mexico-based IT provider Softtek, and a prominent and increasingly influential thought leader in the Western Hemisphere's nearshore sector (including playing a key role in the development and growth of theLatAm Alliance). Outsource got together with Alex at October's SIG Summit in California to hear his thoughts on how his organisation is reacting to current changes in the market...

Oct 29, 2016    0

Ed Hansen is a Partner at Morgan Lewis, and one of the best-known lawyers in the international sourcing and outsourcing space (as well as an occasional contributor to Outsource). We caught up with Ed earlier this month at the SIG Global Summit in Carlsbad, California (where he also participated in our most recent Outsource Talks webinar: see below for more) to get his take on current trends in the...

Oct 20, 2016    0

John Sculley is the former CEO of both Apple and Pepsi-Cola, and the current Chairman of PeopleTicker; he’s also a member of the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Advisory Board. Outsource was lucky enough to catch up with John at the SIG Summit in Carlsbad, California, and to get treated to some remarkable insight from one of the sharpest minds in business…


Outsource: John, thank you so much for joining us today. It’s genuinely an honour. We have polled a...

Aug 15, 2016    0

Clyde Dornier is a familiar and hugely respected figure within the global sourcing and procurement community, having served as CPO for both Visa and the Freeman Companies. We got together with Clyde at April's SIG Summit in Orlando, Florida, to get his thoughts on the key trends driving change within procurement globally - and to ask him to design the perfect organisation...


Outsource: Clyde, let’s begin as usual with some background. Can you tell us a little...

Jul 01, 2016    0

Joe Musacchio is the CEO of PeopleTicker, a fast-growing company providing rating and benchmarking services covering the contingent labour space. Outsource met Joe at the SIG Spring Summit in Orlando, Florida, where his company's chairman John Sculley gave the Wednesday keynote; we wanted to find out a little more about Joe's organisation and his thoughts on the global labour market and how it's being - and will be - impacted by the automation revolution and changes in the very nature...

Jun 20, 2016    0

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O: With all of that in mind, what are the implications for the global business services model? Where do you sit on global business services (GBS)? Are you a fan?

KV: I am a fan of a GBS model, done right: a centralised shared services organisation has the ability to provide significant...

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