Shared Services & Outsourcing Week Autumn

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

What is SSOW Autumn?

Through thought-leading content, big idea speakers and global community, SSOW has established a reputation as the world's largest and longest running event for Shared Services, Outsourcing, Transformation & GBS professionals!

Countless Experiences, One Event, No Reason...

For you not to be at SSOW Autumn enjoying four unforgettable days with your fellow SSOW-ers
  • Work The Crowd - During our many networking breaks
  • Cheers - Let off some steam at our cocktail parties!
  • Explore - Some of the leading SSCs of the west coast
  • Compelling Content - With session tracks, interactive discussion groups, and more, SSOW Autumn will allow you to customize the perfect agenda for YOU!
  • Swag At SSOW - Check out our sponsors in the expo hall to grab some of their booth swag and enter our onsite raffle while learning about the amazing solutions they have to offer
  • And More! - The fun never stops at SSOW Autumn, join us to be part of an event series you will never forget!

"The opportunity to hear from industry peers and experts to both validate our current work and generate ideas for our future was invaluable."

"Well organized, focused content, outstanding presenters, valuable client meetings -- overall an efficient and very productive use of my time."
Chief People Officer - Americas, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

"Good opportunity to meet people interested in our area and generate warm leads.."
Strategic Account Manager, KnowledgeAdvisors

Advisory Board

  • Viral Chhaya, Director - Global Business Services, General Motors
  • Vesanthi Chalasani, Director of Next Generation Shared Services, P&G
  • Brad DeMent, Partner, ScottMadden
  • Scott Furlong, Partner, ISG
  • Deborah Kops, Founder, Sourcing Change
  • AJ Hanna, Vice President Client Advocacy, Symphony - A Sykes Company

Speakers 2019

  • Richard Baumbach, Director, Shared Services Initiatives and Process Integrity, Arizona State University
  • Shivani Bhatia, Senior Director, Business Systems Transformation, McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Kirk Trasborg, Executive Director of Shared Services, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rachel Blajeski, Global Shared Services Organization Director, Avery Dennison
  • Vesanthi Chalasani, Director of Next Generation Shared Services, P&G
  • Jay Chang, Executive Director of HR Analytics, Comcast
  • Roschelle Christiansen, Global HR Director, Flowserve
  • Christopher Davis, Vice President of Shared Business Services, Sysco
  • Todd Dooley, CFO, BDP International
  • Ben Elliott, CFO, Randstad
  • Barbara Hodge, Global Online & Digital Content Editor, SSON
  • Jason Huang, Director of Continuous Process Improvement, Johnson & Johnson
  • John Hudacheck, Executive Director, Procure to Pay, Laureate Education, Inc.
  • Deb Jump, Director of Shared Services, Andersons Inc.
  • Bill Keffeler, Vice President Shared Services, Oakwood Worldwide
  • Kevin Kellow, VP of Continuous Improvement, ASRC Federal
  • Ronn Kolbash, Associate Vice President of Shared Service, University of Chicago
  • Lisa Larson, VP, Shared Services, AMN Healthcare
  • Tomi Lyle, Senior Global HR Director, Mars
  • Rosemary McMasters, Business Analyst - Project Shared Services, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Mike Mead, CIO, CNO Financial Group, Inc
  • Phillip Niccolls, SVP Strategic Planning & Shared Services, Tribune Publishing
  • Joe Peri, VP of Auomation, Change Healthcare
  • Erik Ramp, Director JAPAC Business Operations, Edward Life Sciences
  • Jodi Ross, Sr Manager Shared Services and Payroll, Columbia Sportswear
  • Gregory Rousseau, VP, Employee Services, Albertsons
  • Colleen Saunders-Chukwu, AVP, Data Sciences and Analytics, Nationwide
  • Holly Shankle, Director of Shared Services, Krisy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
  • Kim Skanson, President of Shared Services, Cargill
  • BriAnn Skowron, Controller - LATAM, Laureate Education, Inc.
  • Danna Spenceley, VP of HR Shared Services, PwC
  • Mitch Spivey, Former VP of HR, Payroll and Time Operations, BP
  • John Standring, SVP & GM Global Servicing Operations, American Express
  • Scott P Stevens, Director - Project Shared Services Group, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Matt Thomas, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Comcast
  • Tracey Thomas Koch, Sr. Director, Shared Services, Tribune Publishing
  • Patricia Tourigny, Senior Vice President of Human Resources Shared Services, Magellan Health Services Inc
  • Jugal Trivedi, Head of Global Shared Services, Forever 21
  • Annette van Hal, Vice President of Business Services, Randstad
  • Jana Vondran, Head of Global Business Services, Ingram Micro
  • Lisa Young, VP, Performance Excellence, ASRC Federal
  • Chris Lidfeldt, Director, HR Shared Services Projects and Operations, AdventHealth
  • LaTarius "LT" Spikner, Director of Lodge Accounting, Shared Services, Great Wolf Lodge
  • Liz Lazos-Ferns, Shared Services Director, Entravision
  • Captain Richard Phillips, Inspiration behind the movie "Captain Phillips", Author of "A Captain's Duty"
  • Cortney Dominguez, Vice President - Financial Operations, Data Management - Shared Services - Technical Resources, World Fuel Services

Sponsored Speakers 2019

  • Brad DeMent, Partner, ScottMadden, Inc.
  • Scott Furlong, Partner, Head of Business Advisory Services, ISG
  • Jerred Crosby, Partner, ScottMadden, Inc.
Site Tour Day - Monday, September 23, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshops and Conference Day One - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Conference Day Two - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Conference Day Three - Thursday, September 26, 2019


We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85264
(480) 789-5300        

Room Block Group Discount Rate:

$159.00 per night, plus + 12.750% tax and fees
Make sure to book your reservation PRIOR to Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 5pm EST to qualify for our Groups Discount Rate.

To Reserve a Room:   
Call (480) 789-5300 and identify that you're part of the Shared Services & Outsourcing Week (SSOW)/ IQPC group to receive the special rate (rooms are based on availability).  For your convenience, the group rate is available three (3) days prior and three (3) days post event, based on group rate availability.

Make your reservation via the We-Ko-Pa website.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavor to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Event details
Organizer : SSON USA
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-20453