Digital Transformation the Focus of 2017 ISG EMEA Sourcing Industry Conference

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Steve HallIndustry’s premier event for service, tech providers takes place November 6-7 in London.
Executives with Volkswagen and Microsoft among featured speakers.

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LONDON, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, will welcome technology and sourcing industry leaders from across Europe to the 2017 ISG EMEA Sourcing Industry Conference (SIC) in London next month.

The premier annual event for service and technology providers, this year’s ISG EMEA SIC will be held November 6-7 at the Courthouse Hotel in the Shoreditch district of London’s East End. The event offers providers a valuable opportunity to discuss the industry’s digital transformation and up-to-the-minute enterprise strategies for automation, cognitive computing and digital services.

The latest EMEA ISG Index™ found soaring rates of adoption for cloud and digital solutions in Europe, as companies look for innovative ways to improve operating efficiency and achieve faster growth. As a result, traditional sourcing providers are facing increasing pressure to pivot toward digital and provide digital innovations alongside their traditional services,” said Steve Hall, ISG partner, Digital Advisory Services, and a featured speaker at this year’s event.

Hall noted that EMEA still depends more on traditional sourcing than other regions, but the mix is clearly shifting to as-a-service offerings, with the contract value of such services, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), reaching an all-time high in the third quarter.

Providers must pivot quickly to IaaS, SaaS, IoT, automation and AI approaches to meet the growing demand of European enterprises,” he said. “The EMEA SIC has been specifically designed to address those concerns and define clear pathways to success through the eyes of enterprise clients and ISG advisors who are on the front lines of the digital revolution.”

Enterprise speakers at this year’s EMEA SIC event include executives with Volkswagen, Trustlight, DLA Piper and Microsoft.

In addition to general session keynote presentations and panel discussions, the two-day event includes five pre-conference discussion groups led by ISG advisors focusing on trends and customer behaviors in European sub-regions; four in-depth workshops on topics including advanced analytics, cognitive computing and automation, digital transformation and results from the 2017 ISG Advisor Relations Benchmark study; networking time and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with ISG advisors.

More details about the event and the complete agenda can be found on the event website. Outsourcing Digest is the media sponsor of the 2017 ISG EMEA Sourcing Industry Conference.

About ISG:
ISG (Information Services Group) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.
SOURCE: Information Services Group, Inc.

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