TALENT MATTERS = SOURCERS MATTER

2018 THEME & SESSIONS

WHAT TO EXPECT @ #SOSUEU 2018

The full session details will be announced after the end of the early bird price. Follow updates here @SourcingSummit;

UNCOMPROMISING & EDGY CONTENT

In Amsterdam we’ll cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosu is becoming famous for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing.

AWESOME SPEAKERS

#SOSUEU will bring together some of the sharpest sourcing minds in Europe and from around the world; offering a wide range of perspectives and insights. There will be 30+ speakers covering the latest in talent sourcing.

SOURCING TECH

#SOSUEU will showcase some of the most innovative companies and new technologies driving sourcing productivity. Delegates will have an opportunity to trial and play with the latest sourcing tech.

HACKING & HACKS

#SOSU events are famous for their focus on hacks and hacking. We will once again assemble some of the most curious minds to showcase their latest hacks to find talent.

SOURCING HACKATHON

The popular hackathon from the Amsterdam event will be back.  Teams of hackers will be formed and each team will tackle assignments of their choice.  Teams will present their hacks on day two and winners will be announced.

CASE STUDIES

Once again we will focus extensively on how sourcing is defined, performed and measured by corporations. Delegates will learn from some of the most daring organisations on how they tackle sourcing.

SOURCING LAB

Delegates will learn the latest sourcing wizardry and hacks.  There will be breakout sessions on both days dedicated to live sourcing. Delegates can bring their sourcing challenges for our speakers to tackle, in an interactive format.

#SOURCING BUDDY

At #SOSU we are big on networking. We experimented with a sourcing buddy system and will improve the concept and continue to advance collaboration and the making of new friends.

NETWORKING

#SOSUEU is as much about making new friends as it is about learning. It’s not all work.  We are big on networking and will foster collaboration and the making of new friends.

WORKSHOPS

There will be hands-on workshops (both free and paid) on a range of subjects that matters to sourcers. A chance for sourcers to get their hand dirty and learn the ropes.

DISCO NIGHT

#SOSUEU is not just about learning, but also about making friends and having a good time. We will bring back the popular disco night from last year. Bring your dancing shoes along.

BEGINNER CLASS

The content at #SOSUEU are designed for advanced practitioners, but this year we will introduce beginners sourcing classes for those new to sourcing or just want to brush up their skills on the fundamentals of sourcing.

SOME TOPICS TO BE TACKLED AT #SOSUEU

Tentative schedule. Complete agenda will be announced shortly. Contact Us for more information.

EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS FOR TALENT SOURCING

What frontiers of sourcing remain to be explored? What does the future of talent sourcing hold? Where to from here?

At #SOSUEU we will set our gaze on the whole talent sourcing ecosystem with a particular focus on the issues and challenges faced by sourcing leaders and practitioners in Europe. We will set our eyes on emerging trends and the road ahead for sourcing.  We will look at new tools and technologies, techniques and best-practices, and will decipher the ever-changing behavior of talent. Delegates will develop a big-picture view of talent acquisition and the tactical nous required to be an agent of change.

Once again we will cover all aspects of sourcing in a way that #sosu is well known for – an uncompromising dissection and analysis of all things sourcing in Europe.

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SOURCING TOOL & TECH

Thousands of sourcing tools exist. How do you keep up and most importantly what should you choose to scale new heights in sourcing.

EMBRACING AI & MACHINE LEARNING

Smart machines are here to stay, how can sourcers harness AI to their advantage? Learn where and how to draw the line with smart tech.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR EFFECTIVE SOURCING

Data does not equal intelligence. Effective research and intelligence gathering often means the difference between success and failure. Learn how to plan, gather and use information as opposed to accumulating data.

NEGOTIATING STRATEGIES FOR SOURCERS

What good is finding talent if you can’t convince them to interested in your opportunity? Learn negotiation strategies to be a more fruitful sourcer.

NAVIGATING THE DEEP WEB FOR SOURCING

What lurks in the deep web for sourcers? A huge treasure trove exists in the dark web. Explore what and how you can find.

LESSONS FROM GROWTH HACKERS

Why should growth tactics matter to sourcers? What tactics can get you noticed? Learn how growth hacking thinking assists sourcers in finding talent.

TALENT ‘YOU’

This year we will focus on developing brand ‘you’. The business of finding talent requires talented people, and that is where ‘you’ come in. A lot of the content will be around personal development and improving soft skills.

FAILING & FAILURE

We now remained convinced that Success is boring and tackling failure is more constructive. This year we will up the ante on tackling sourcing failures. If you have experienced failure, you are a winner in our eyes.

BUILDING THE PERFECT SOURCING TEAM

Your sourcing functions and effort are as good as the make-up of your team.  Learn how to attract, build and scale a great sourcing team.

WHY PLANNING MATTERS IN SOURCING

Planning makes a difference in most areas of business operation, it is critical when it comes to sourcing. Learn how to draw a sourcing plan and execute it. It will be a game changer.

ACHIEVING 100% ON YOUR RESPONSE RATE

Sourcing is increasingly about getting a response. How can you improve your response rate? Is 100% response rate too much to ask?

OPEN SOURCE TOOL & TACTICS FOR SOURCERS

Sourcing shares a lot of commonality with open source journalism. Hear from the top expert in open source data on how information gathering can be improved.

AUTOMATION FOR THE BUSY SOURCER

If machines can do the monotonous aspect of sourcing more effectively it’s time to harness smart tech.  Be better data manager by automating processes and save more time for sourcing.

FINDING TALENT IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

The internet is a smorgasbord of communities. We will explore all the varied ways talent can be found. From apps to niche search engines to communities, the unconventional is the new convention.

CODING FOR SOURCERS

What can sourcers learn from coding? Should sourcers be coders? Learning how coding works offer new insights on how data can be retrieved and manipulated for sourcing effectiveness

#SOSUEU 2018 SCHEDULE & FORMAT

Tentative schedule. Complete agenda will be announced shortly. Contact Us for more information.

TUESDAY, 09 OCTOBER

  • MORNING SESSIONS - WORKSHOPS (PAID)

    10:00-1:00 PM

  • HACKATHON

    2:00-5:00 PM

  • AFTERNOON SESSIONS (FREE WORKSHOPS)

    2:00-5:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, 10 OCTOBER

  • REGISTRATIONS & MORNING TEA

    8:00-9:00 AM

  • MORNING TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    10:40-11:00 AM

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:30-1:20 PM

  • TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    2:30:2:50 PM

APP

The latest updates about agenda, session times, speakers and networking events will be available on the event app

THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER

  • REGISTRATIONS & MORNING TEA

    8:00-9:00 AM

  • MORNING TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    10:40-11:00 AM

  • NETWORKING LUNCH

    12:30-1:20 PM

  • TEA/COFFEE BREAK

    2:30:2:50 PM