AppLearn’s CEO and founder, Mark Barlow, has joined the global advisory board of SSON, the world’s largest shared services and outsourcing network.

In his role as an Industry Advisor, Mark will offer SSON’s global community of more than 170,000 shared services professionals his knowledge and insights into technology, C-level strategy and digital adoption.

As a member of the board, Mark will regularly contribute insight pieces to SSON’s website and feature as an expert voice at events held for the network’s members. Key topics for Mark will include how shared services experts from around the globe can continue to navigate the changing technology landscape and harness the true value of their technology investments.

The first event to be hosted by Mark will be a panel discussion on 19th November, featuring industry leaders from Rolls-Royce, RB, DSM and Macfarlanes. The session will see the panel explore the critical components of digital service delivery and share their experience on the journey to creating a digital-first GBS as part of a Future of Work strategy.

Commenting on his appointment, Mark Barlow said: “A lot has changed for organizations this year. With the acceleration of digital transformation strategies in businesses around the world, many companies are now considering how they can continue to make productivity gains, boost employee satisfaction and cut costs using technology.

“As a member of the SSON global advisory board, I look forward to helping organizations around the world to make strategic decisions that will ultimately have a positive impact on business outcomes.”

Barbara Hodge, Global Editor at SSON, said: “Emerging technology is playing an increasingly crucial role in the global business services market, and Mark’s unique insights into how organizations can use these solutions to facilitate business growth and realize their digital ambitions will be invaluable to the members of our network.”

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