Leaders We Love
On St. Valentine's – focus some of the love on the Thought Leaders of our time. Who do you think warrants being recognized as exerting a significant impact through shared services / outsourcing? We've drawn up a short-list – but it's up to you to choose the "People's Choice: Personal Contribution to the Industry Award" for 2013.
Next month, in Orlando [Shared Services & Outsourcing Week], we'll be announcing the 2013 SSON Excellence Award winners in 5 categories. As part of this event, we will also be recognizing an individual for his or her vision of what shared services/outsourcing can do. We are once again asking the public to vote: who do you think displays impressive thought leadership in this field? The SSON team have compiled a list based on our encounters over the past year, and we've provided links to sources that highlight some of their thinking.
Here are the nominees for The People's Choice: Personal Contribution to the Industry Award 2013 (North America). Now you choose.
Sam Poston, Of Counsel, ScottMadden
– why is Sam a thought leader? Because of his long-term leadership of ScottMadden's shared services group, and his experience in organizational transformation (vote for Sam)
Kenneth Lee, VP, GBS and Transformation, Avery Dennison
– why is Ken a thought leader? Because he knows that to keep up with changing markets, shared services will have to be more technically astute [an article he co-authored while in his previous role at A.T. Kearney]. He also believes finance transformation should be enabled, not driven by, IT (vote for Ken)
Eric Simonson, Managing Partner, Research, Everest Group
– why is Eric a thought leader? Because he constantly evaluates both sides in the 'global in house center' vs 'outsourcing' debate (I vote for Eric)
Rick Arpin, Senior Vice President - Corporate Controller, Finance Shared Services Center, MGM Resorts International
– why is Rick a thought leader? Because he knows that Six Sigma/Lean can take shared services that much further (vote for Rick)
Email me with the name of the individual you think deserves to be recognized in 2013. Cast your vote above, or here now!