Deborah Kops

Managing Principal Sourcing Change

Deborah Kops is Principal of Sourcing Change. She currently works with leading enterprises to develop new target operating models for a range of business functions by rethinking work content, structure, scope, solutions, organizations and roles in the face of four key disrupters: rapid digitization, generational shifts, changing business dynamics and the imperative for performance.

Her focus is on developing repeatable tools including predictive models and playbooks, deconstructing actual work on a range of dimensions: what it is, why it needs to be done, who should do it, and where it should be delivered. Her career includes managing directorships at FleetBoston Financial’s (now Bank of America) Technology and Operations Group, reporting to the Vice Chairman, and at Deutsche Bank; consulting partnerships at Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and chief marketing officer of an Indian-legacy outsourcing company. She also served as research director for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), where she led their finance process transformation initiative, looking at how the finance function is changing in light of both automation and generational shifts. Currently she sits on the advisory boards of Sequoia-funded samya.ai, paymentworks.com and datalytyx.com, and managed strategy and acquisitions for Warburg Pincus-funded Mercator.com. Deborah is also the founder of Liberty Source PBC, the first U.S. onshore business process services company that combines automation and the talents of military spouses to compete with offshore business process delivery. Deborah frequently presents at major industry forums, and leads The Conference Board’s Global Business Services Council. She is a member of SSON’s Global advisory board and was the presenter of its Hardtalk series. She can be reached at deborah.kops@sourcingchange.com.

Conference Day Four: Thursday, September 3rd 2020

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

11:00 AM THE STARTUP PITCH - FINALIST ROUND

During yesterday's Startup Pitch Session, you had the chance to hear from many innovative startups and rate their pitches. The top rated startups have been invited back for the finalist pitch! This is your opportunity to hear more about the problems these startups solve for SSOs and how their solution differs from others on the market. In this round, each startup gets a 10-minute line of questioning in front of the Startup Zone Advisory Board. The judges will deliberate and the winners and prizes will be announced during the virtual happy hour at 4:00 PM.  


Judging Committee:


Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant

Lee Coulter, Chair, IEEE

Michael Frankel, SVP, Financial Shared Services. XPO Logistics

Shakti Jauhar, Global Digital Transformation Leader and a Board Member

Deborah Kops, Managing Principal, Sourcing Change

Suzanne Leopoldi-Nichols, President, GBS, UPS

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Deborah.

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