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ISG Smartalks™ Podcast Episode 1: Sourcing in a Digital World

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Barry Matthews and Steve Hall introduce ISG’s new podcast series. In this inaugural episode, they discuss sourcing in a digital world – in particular how outsourcing has adapted and changed to handle digital technology and agile ways of working.

The way that organizations contract for services has changed massively over the past decade, in particular, the cloud has unleashed capabilities that have been key to transforming the sourcing industry.  Join Steve and Barry as they consider the complexities of moving to an agile way of working, the progress that enterprises have made on this journey and the pitfalls to avoid.

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About the authors

Barry is a Partner at ISG, guiding clients through the rapidly changing world of automation and cognitive computing as it transforms the world of outsourcing and global business services.

Steve Hall is responsible for the firm’s Europe, Middle East & Africa region, as well as its global Digital Advisory Services business. During his time with ISG, Mr. Hall has led some of the company’s largest and most complex engagements with clients as diverse as United Airlines, Symantec, BP, World Bank, CEMEX and Motorola. He is a seasoned professional who brings considerable experience in emerging technologies to ISG clients. Prior to his position at ISG, Mr. Hall held senior roles at a number of renowned IT services companies, including Unisys and MCI. He also led large-scale eBusiness initiatives for technology solutions providers C-Bridge and CBSI and gained deep outsourcing and offshore software development experience as a delivery executive with Covansys. Mr. Hall co-authored Managing Global Development Risk: A Guide to Managing Global Software Development. He earned his degree in Computer Science from Regis University.