We are pleased to be partnering with the Emerging Europe Alliance for Business Services, Innovation and Technology, as our newest alliance partner. This collaboration brings representatives from 23 countries across emerging Europe to connect with their U.S. counterparts, share knowledge and expertise, plus establish new partnerships for future collaboration. For more, see our news section.
EOS18 in Brussels, Belgium was an energizing and engaging event. My thanks, once again, to the European Outsourcing Council for their leadership and inspiring content. For more on EOS18, see our Taking the PULSE section in this issue. And stay tuned for more on our developing partnerships in other regions of the world!
Just as the seasons change, we are turning a new page on our Global Outsourcing 100 program. These valuable lists of the world’s best outsourcing advisors and providers have critical decision-making tools in outsourcing buying decisions for a decade. As a tribute to the many companies who have participated over the years, we will be issuing a very special “Best of the GO100 Program.”
Fall also is back-to-school time. Our IAOP Training Academy is open for your training needs. Sign up now for these online classes: COP Master Class, Governance Workshop and Service Provider Business Development Workshop, and benefit from the convenience and flexibility that this popular format offers.
This summer we offered an intriguing live-streamed webinar with an in-person tour on cybersecurity challenges, presented by our Atlanta Chapter. It was great for me to be in Augusta for this powerful program at the new Hull McKnight Cyber Center. For more, see our story in the Chapter Spotlight and keep reading PULSE for more coverage on this important topic next issue.
In other stories this issue, our expert contributors share their knowledge on HR in the Digital Age (Accenture), Good to Great Governance (Sapience), and Navigating Cultural Complexities. Read about how Scott Stavretis went from starting his first business at the age of 16 to leading Australia-based Acquire BPO in our View from the C-Suite.
While the leaves are still turning, we are moving full speed ahead with the not-to-be-missed event of the year – OWS19. We hope you have made your reservations to be in Orlando, Florida, with us, Feb. 17-20! As always, we appreciate you reading PULSE and hope you will continue to give us feedback and submit content to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!