GEO - IAOP’s Global Excellence in Outsourcing Award
Annually, IAOP recognizes outsourcing professional teams at customer organizations that are leading the effort to better serve their organization’s customers and make their companies more successful through outsourcing. The award recognizes these outsourcing leadership teams and through their stories helps to advance outsourcing best practices globally.
In order to provide equal attention to companies and initiatives of all types and sizes, the work is judged based on both process and results, irrespective of the nature of the functions outsourced or the regional or global scope of their efforts.
Awards are given in two categories:
The GEO Award for Best Practices recognizes a customer company's outsourcing team for its leadership in defining, implementing and managing an outsourcing relationship that clearly exemplifies accepted industry best practices while significantly contributing to the company's overall success. The best practice can be around a specific aspect of the outsourcing practice or the entire process. Such practices are expected to align with the proven Outsourcing Professional Standards (OPS). Applicants are expected to reference their best practices to the OPS to establish alignment. The goal is to recognize best practices worthy of special attention by other organizations and that have produced clear, measurable top- and bottom-line results.
The GEO Award for Innovation recognizes a customer company's outsourcing team for its leadership in defining, implementing and managing an outsourcing relationship that is considered ground-breaking and creative, even breakthrough in nature, while significantly contributing to the company's overall success. The innovation may be reflected in the overall outsourcing design or specific aspects of the outsourcing such as tools, technology, governance and more. The goal is to recognize innovation worthy of special attention by other organizations and that has produced clear, measurable top- and bottom-line results.
The 2016 esteemed panel of judges included:
Academic Alliance Partners - Olayele Adelakun, DePaul University; Beena George, University of St Thomas; Mary Lacity, University of Missouri - St Louis; Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee and
Leslie Willcocks, London School of Economics
Membership Committee Members - Bill Hall, Pretium Partners; F. Arlene Elk, Hayland Health; Ian Ferguson, Olswang LLP; Christopher A. Long, COP, ClearTurn Consulting; Bobby Varanasi, COP-GOV, Matryzel Consulting Inc and Mauricio Velasquez, COP-BD, Outsourcing Advisor