Šarūnas Šuipis is the Vice President of Operations and a Managing Director for Western Union‘s European Regional Operations Center in Vilnius, Lithuania since 2016. As the Site Leader, he is responsible for overall site governance, strategy, growth and operations. Also, being actively involved in business transformation, employee engagement and social responsibility ventures. Under his leadership, Western Union Lithuania has become the 2nd most reputable company in Lithuania, entered the TOP 3 for the most desirable employer and led site growth to 2,000 employees. In 2018, Šarūnas was recognized as Business Centre Manager of the Year in CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing awards in Warsaw, Poland. Šarūnas Šuipis joined Western Union in 2010 and held the positions of Director for Settlement Operations & Accounts Payable as well as Director, Operations where he was responsible for EMEA/APAC, USA & CIS regions. Before WU, Šarūnas worked at Deloitte for five years. Šarūnas Šuipis holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Mathematics of Finance and Insurance, Master‘s degree in Mathematics from Vilnius University and speaks three languages.
Join the judges and awards winners to find out the secrets behind the winning projects:
Bobby Abrahams Vice President Finance Transformation, AstraZeneca
Joanne Griffin, EMEA Accounting Operations Director, LinkedIn
Kay Flynn, General Manager Global Business Services, Eli Lilly
Phil Priest, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Smith and Nephew
Grace Winters, SSC Director, Abbott
Andrew Parris, Director of Shared Services, Tarmac
Kamila Grembowics, Senior Vice President Global Business Services, Adidas
Chris Gunning, Global Functional Owner – Centres Of Excellence, Apollo Tyres
Mike Stops, Group Director Service Centres, NSG
Irina Chernousenko, GBS Consultant, JLL
Fraser Kirk, Vice President Global Human Resources Shared Services Programme, Brambles
Sarunas Suipis, Vice President Operations and Managing Director, Western Union Processing Lithuania
We tend to answer value creation with function expansion. Yet in the current business environment, we need to truly push for innovative ways to add value and help the business to have a strong bounce back. We must dig deep into our creative brain to find brand new answers and this panel will do just that. Join the panel and explore:
· Brand new services we can offer to support company strategy, weather crisis and drive growth
· Creating opportunities for growth and expansion
· What can we do with the data and information we have collected?
· Can we predict the business requirements and get ahead of them?
· Navigating internal politics, developing trust in operations and creating a change management strategy to manage transition smoothly
THE SNAKEPIT STARTUP PITCH FINALIST ROUND
During this week'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! In this round, each startup gets a 10 minute Q&A slot in front of the Startup Zone Advisory Committee. The judges will deliberate and the three winners and prizes will be announced during the virtual drinks session at 16:00. Tune in to hear who is awarded SSOW’s Best Startup Pitch.
Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant
Christian Mertin, Global GBS Solution, EY
Sarunas Suipis, VP, Operations and Managing Director, Western Union
Dan Rose, Head of Strategy & Operations, Novartis Business Services
Deb Kops, Founder, Sourcing Change