On February 7th 2017, SirionLabs conducted a webinar titled "How Vodafone is Building the Future of Commercial Contract Management" in association with the lovely folks at IACCM. The webinar featured Reinhard Plaza-Bartsch, Group Head of Commercial Contract Management at Vodafone, as a guest speaker along with Tim Cummins, CEO of IACCM and Ajay Agrawal, CEO at SirionLabs. You can watch the webinar, access the slides, then scroll down for some of the questions we were asked near the end.
Going to the IAOP conference? Well, so are we. We’ll be there for the whole shebang - February 19th to 22nd showing off our intelligent contract management platform - Sirion. We’d love it if you stopped by and said hello.
Globalization continues to flatten the world. This time, in the area of financial reporting.
In order to promote transparency, safeguard shareholders’ interests, and enable a meaningful comparative analysis of business performance, organizations are required to report their financial data in a particular manner – as defined by the applicable accounting and financial reporting standards.
SirionLabs conducted this webinar on 6th December 2016. The title of the webinar is ‘Outsourcing Governance: What’s Buzzing and What’s Missing’ and it features John Dreyer, President and CEO, The Shelby Group and Claude Marais, Co-founder & President, SirionLabs. So what’s this webinar about? Here is a quick summary.
Measuring performance of procured goods is easy, it is tactical, it is transactional. Goods are exchangeable and returnable. For example, if you are a big box pharmaceutical company and decided to upgrade to ergonomic chairs for employees, you put out an RFP, select a vendor and procure hundreds of chairs. Down the road, a few chairs were reported to be sub-quality—a vendor manager in the procurement team calls the vendor and requests a refund or an exchange based on the agreed contract. Easy.
Topics: Supplier Governance
It was the end of an eventful day at the Nasscom Product Conclave (NPC) in Bangalore, and time for me to retire back to my hotel room. So we (I was with my colleague Prakash Nagaraju, VP of Global Implementation at SirionLabs) walked to the ground floor elevator lobby at the magnificent Taj Vivanta hotel. As we stood there chatting and waiting for the elevator to reach us, we saw Mr. Shiv Khera, the world renowned motivational speaker, author, business consultant (and many other successful avatars). He was headed in our direction - of course for the same reason we were there, the elevator. As he stood next to us, we greeted him and………actually, before we go any further, let me step back and give you a quick walk through of what the NPC event is all about and what was SirionLabs doing there.
Digital business and the subscription economy are pushing IT to its limits, and traditional development practices no longer apply. Trends such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, globalization, combined with tech-savvy millennials joining the workforce, are ushering rapid transformation in the enterprise.
On October 5th, 2016, SirionLabs conducted a webinar featuring Andrew Bartels, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester alongside Ajay Agrawal, CEO, SirionLabs. As apparent from the title of the webinar ‘Plugging Value Leakage in IT Outsourcing Engagements: The Challenges and Opportunities for the CIO’, the panelists discussed the key reasons for value leakage in IT outsourcing and how this could be addressed through specialized tools purpose-built for governing such engagements.
The last eight years of my career have been incredible. In 2008, I embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and notwithstanding an exhausting lock, stock and barrel move to India and back to the Silicon Valley, it has been an amazing ride. Between then and now, I’ve started a couple of companies and a seed fund, spent two fantastic years at Oracle, and played multiple roles - software developer, product manager, and product marketer. Make no mistake, far from suffering burnout I’m still raring to swing for the fences!
Topics: Corporate Updates
As leaders figure out how to negotiate the uncharted waters they have sailed into, contract and commercial managers must navigate the unfolding business environment.
Topics: Contract Management