A Prelude to ATC’s SourcEvent 2011
Coming off the back of an exciting week filled with hearing from local thought leaders, hearty debates on the direction of the sourcing industry and the value of metrics, general introductions and networking at the Sourcing Summit, I now sit here on a plane headed to Melbourne for another week for some extra “sauce”. I just can’t get enough…
Given that SourcEvent 2011 is being run a week after Sourcing Summit 2011, I’m sure many of us will be vying to see what the team at ATC can pull out to build on the pace and momentum set by the Sourcing Summit 2011. With a line up of sourcing evangelists like Glen Cathey – the Boolean Blackbelt, the Recruiters Lounge’s Jim Stroud, Kevin Wheeler from Future Talent Institute/Australasian Talent and our very own Andrea Mitchell from the Australasian Researcher Network, this conference is already building up to be a big one.
A great initiative to ATC’s inaugural SourcEvent 2011 is the introduction of the “unconference sessions”. I had a taste of this last week during Paul Jacob’s presentation at the Sourcing Summit 2011 and if that was anything to go by, I’m eager to get in involved. For those of you who haven’t heard, he had us all stand up during his talk… a novelty I hear you say? More like highly engaging!
It’d be interesting to see what our speakers from the US, Glen Cathey and Jim Stroud, have to offer at their respective workshops and at the same time I’ll be taking the opportunity to see how my sourcing skills stack up with some of the very best in the industry.
Additionally, I noticed that Deloitte is sending another speaker to this event (making sure they’ve covered both)… I wonder if Tanyth Lloyd Brown will “lift the lid” on Deloitte’s sourcing function to the same degree as Christian Le Loux and Kara McLeod from Ernest & Young did at last week’s summit. Either way, I’m sure I’ll be learning a lot from what they have on offer as Deloitte is one of the few businesses in Australia that have heavily invested into their sourcing capability. A testament to their belief in what we do! Their sourcing team has seen some consistent growth over the past few years. I’m already psyched.