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IAOP Chapter: Philadelphia

Next Meeting to be held on May 11, 2017
The IAOP Philadelphia Chapter, co-chaired by Merck, Nexient, WGroup and Canon Business Process Services will hold its next meeting on May 11, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, 1 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Topic: Regulatory Changes Impacting Sourcing and Automation – What could it mean for your business?
There is currently a tremendous amount of uncertainty amongst sourcing professionals as the outsourcing world as we know it is being challenged. Possible regulatory changes have the potential to significantly impact how organizations operate, and may completely change the future state of outsourcing. During this meeting we will explore important questions like:
  •  What if there is a tariff placed on outsourced or offshore  resources?
  •  What could changes in H-1B visas mean for a global technology  workforce?
  •  How could Bill Gates’ “Robot Tax” on automation impact process  improvement  initiatives?  
  •  And more…
To provide clarity around these topics, we will be joined by Tony Ioele, Managing Principal from WGroup. Tony is a renowned advisor to IT and sourcing leaders with over 25 years of diverse industry experience. Tony will review the potential paths of sourcing regulation, detail the top potential risks, and outline strategies that could be employed to respond.
We look forward to seeing you then to exchange ideas on these pressing topics!

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Kurt Wolf, Co-chair

Robert Cherry, Co-chair
Sourcing Manager

Domenic Colasante, Co-chair
Chief Marketing Officer
W Group, Inc.

Asim Malik, Co-Chair
Vice President

David Blaze, Co-Chair
Business Relationship Manager
Canon Business Process Services

Executive Advisory Committee

Beth Thomas
Director of Marketing
W Group, Inc.



Communication - Foster communication, networking and value creation within the community of outsourcing professionals in the tri-state Philadelphia region.
Education - Conduct education, training and professional development of outsourcing participants in the region.  Discover, develop and promulgate best practices for the profession, particularly as applicable to industries represented in the region.
Cooperation - Encourage constructive cooperation among the region’s customers, providers, advisors, academia and government.




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Past Meetings


Launch Meeting held on January 10, 2017!
The IAOP Philadelphia Chapter, co-chaired by Merck and WGroup, Inc will hold its launch meeting on January 10, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, 1 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Digital Transformation and the Affect on Sourcing 
  • Ves Kjenstad, Head of IT Service Integration at BMS, will lead a discussion on how BMS is renegotiating two major vendors.  The idea is to "shift left", i.e. from Tier 2/3 to Tier 1 to Tier 0 to self-help and automation. 
  • John Dabek, WGroup Principal, will also share his experiences on digital transformation and will lead an open dialogue on sourcing strategies and how the relationships businesses create with IT vendors can support their digital transformation journey.
Networking Refreshments provided by WGroup, Inc




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