• 22 Feb 2024
  • UC, Santa Cruz



At SIG|ONE DAY events, buy-side practitioners can participate in powerful meetings that enable them to benchmark with other organizations and network with colleagues dealing with similar challenges. The event features a range of informative sessions, including an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers offering practical tools and training and CPO Presentations. There are multiple roundtable breakout sessions allowing delegates to discuss top issues with every delegate in the room! Networking is a top priority for every SIG|ONE-DAY event!

Buy-side practitioners can attend SIG|ONE-DAY events at no charge, making it easy to take advantage of this unique opportunity to benchmark and network with other professionals in their field.

Venue Info

3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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10:00 am - 11:15 am

Executive Roundtable for Director-Level Delegates and Above - Navigating Procurement Excellence: Sourcing Strategies, Spend Analysis, and Third-Party Risk Management, in partnership with Synertrade

Join your executive peers for collaborative discussion on sourcing, spend analysis, and third-party risk management – essential components to procurement excellence. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of future sourcing dynamics, spend analysis intricacies, and effective risk management strategies to take back to your teams and continue fostering innovation in your procurement practices. This session requires an invitation. Content, and dialogue are explicitly designed for the most senior delegates. If you are a Director or above, working with a buy-side company, please register to join this exclusive cohort.
Synertrade Synertrade
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Registration + Lunch for General Session Delegates

Join us for a networking lunch and settle in for an inspiring day of thought-provoking sessions. We will begin with important announcements from CEO and President of SIG, Dawn Tiura.
11:45 am - 11:55 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks, by Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG

Join us for important announcements from CEO and President of SIG, Dawn Tiura, and settle in for an inspiring day of thought-provoking sessions!
Dawn Tiura Dawn Tiura
11:55 am - 12:00 pm

Special Message from our host, brought to you by PK Agarwal, Dean of University of California Santa Cruz

Join us for a special message from our host, brought to you by PK Agarwal, Dean of Dean of University of California Santa Cruz.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Mastering Procurement Orchestration: Leveraging Strategy for Optimal Value

Discover the pivotal role of Procurement Orchestration as a strategic approach in empowering CPOs to drive significant control over spend, enhanced savings, and process transformation. Attendees will: *Unpack the six key elements of Procurement Orchestration for immediate application in your procurement strategies. *Gain critical insights from IDC research on why Procurement Orchestration is becoming a central theme in procurement evolution *Learn from concrete case studies from Northwestern Mutual and Snowflake, showcasing successful Procurement Orchestration implementations and their measurable outcomes.
Zip Zip
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Roundtable Discussions

Our topic-based roundtable discussions allow for more intimate and focused conversations. Facilitated by industry leaders, you are invited to join up to three roundtable topics, or you may choose to remain within one topic. It's your choice. We will allow the room to circulate every 15 minutes to encourage new insights into each discussion as well as increase your networking power.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Move and Mingle - Active Networking

This portion of the day is designed to get you out of your seats to stretch your legs and your networking skills! During this time, we invite you to connect with as many new peers as you can!
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Thought Leadership and Inspirational Stories, presented by Jenti Vandertuig, Director of Procurement, San Francisco 49ers Procurement Team

Join us for an insightful Buy-Side Keynote presentation featuring Jenti Vandertuig, Director of Procurement, San Francisco 49ers Procurement Team. In the SIG community, our Industry experts bring specific expertise to our most challenging situations. Skillfully articulated with applicable take-away's, these presentations are worth every minute invested.
Jenti Vandertuig Jenti Vandertuig
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

How Transparent Supply Chains Are Revolutionizing Everything, presented by Justin Dillon, CEO and Founder of FRDM

Increasing global regulations, Covid disruptions, inflation, and geopolitical unrest have revealed the frigidity and opacity of supply chains. Governments, investors, and consumers are driving companies toward transparent supply chains which will affect the lives of everyone in every way.
Justin Dillon Justin Dillon
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategic Sourcing Success: Unveiling Best Practices, presented by Adrian Dragomir, Head of Procurement at REI

Join Adrian Dragomir, Head of Procurement at REI, for a presentation REI's essential best practices for procurement success. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and learn from a seasoned industry expert.
Adrian Dragomir Adrian Dragomir
3:30 pm - 3:35 pm

Closing Remarks + Adjourn

3:35 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour of Levi Stadium

Join us for an exclusive tour of Levi Stadium, courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers Procurement Team
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Happy Hour at Eureka

Keep the conversations going and join us at Eureka for an evening of networking over happy hour!





Adrian Dragomir

Head of Procurement, REI

Justin Dillon

CEO and Founder, FRDM

Dawn Tiura

CEO and President, SIG | ORG

Jenti Vandertuig

Procurement Director, San Francisco 49ers Procurement Team