Our last in-person Summit was held in February 2020, just before the global pandemic turned the world upside-down. Flash forward to today and you know a lot has changed, not only in the workplace but in every aspect of life. When we started planning our return to meeting face-to-face, we knew it needed to look different and accommodate some of these changes.  It was time for a paradigm shift.

This year, OWS will be a completely new experience. It will take place between three of our corporate member partners’ nearby locations in downtown Chicago on May 16-17.  It will be a smaller, more intimate gathering and be our first Summit held in a "city" setting.  It is our goal to bring our members back together with ease, both economically and practically.  We're also planning some fun stuff, unlike anything we've done before. One thing that won't change is that the content will be top-notch and the networking will be plentiful and focused. Sessions will align to  IAOP's Centers, including:

  • Collaborative Supplier Governance
  • Digital Technologies
  • Future of Work
  • Social Impact



TRACK KEY:  SI = Social Impact   SG = Collaborative Supplier Governance  FW = Future of Work  DT = Digital Technologies

MONDAY – MAY 15, 2023

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM            Welcome Networking/Badge Pick-Up at Five Iron Golf, 108 N State St, Chicago, IL

TUESDAY – MAY 16, 2023   @KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP (6th Floor Conference Center)

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM           Registration and Morning Coffee
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM         Welcome and Opening Comments 
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM       Keynote: Delivering Digital Transformation through Partnership  DT
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM       Keynote: How Mars Global Services is Making an Impact  DT
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM       Refreshment Break
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM       AI & Impact Sourcing - Working Together to Tackle the Talent Shortage  SI
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM          Networking Luncheon
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM           The Forces Shaping the Future Workforce for 2023 and Beyond   FW
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM           Trends in Supplier Diversity and Sustainability  SI
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM           Three Ways you can Change the World from Your Spare Bedroom  SI
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM           Refreshment Break
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM           Addressing the Emerging Talent Gaps  FW
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM           Collaborative Supplier Governance and the Importance of Transparency  SG
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM           Day 1 Wrap-Up
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM           Welcome Reception Hosted by Avasant
7:30 PM                            Add-on: Chicago River Architecture Tour

WEDNESDAY – MAY 17, 2023   @BAKER MCKENZIE (50th Floor Conference Center) & HCSC (30th Floor Conference Center)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM          Registration Desk/Badge Pick-Up & Coffee Bar
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM          Welcome and Opening Comments
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM        Keynote: Exploring the Future of Artificial Intelligence  DT
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM      Keynote:  Post-Pandemic Outsourcing:  How Changes to Delivery Models Have Impacted Master Services Agreements  FW/SG
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM        Refreshment Break
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM       "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” - DEI and the Future of Business Success  SI/FW
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM         Networking Luncheon 
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM           Fannie Mae and a Decade of Vendor Management Best Practices  SG
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM           The Critical Role of Advisors in Impact Sourcing  SI
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM           Refreshment Break
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM           It “Takes a Village” to Realize Maximum Value from your Strategic Outsourcing Partner Relationships  SG
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM           Impact Sourcing:  Getting to Scale - A Global View SI
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM           Day 2 Wrap-Up and Closing Comments
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM           IAOP Awards Reception Hosted by HCSC

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