Suzanne Leopoldi-Nichols

President, Global Business Services UPS

Main Conference Day Three: Wednesday, September 2nd 2020

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

2:00 PM WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR ENTERPRISE AND STARTUPS TO WORK TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY? UNLOCKING THE SECRETS TO COLLABORATION

Today’s business services climate demands innovation that will allow SSO and GBS organizations to leap-frog the status-quo and ratchet up the benefits of shared services. Fortunately, there is a parallel push from startups who bring not only the innovation, but also the risk-taking character and agile infrastructure to support exponential value creation.


During this panel we will discuss:


  • How shared services leaders can find, select and engage most effectively with startups
  • How startups must "show up" to work with enterprise - directly and through strategic partners
  • The common obstacles to collaboration and how to overcome

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 Suzanne.

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