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Recorded Webinar:  October 18, 2022 

The State of Supplier Diversity with supplier.io and the Hackett Group

supplier.io’s 5th State of Supplier Diversity Report revealed big changes in the primary drivers of supplier diversity. More and more companies see programs as a core component of their company culture, and executive and board support is at an all-time high. 

However, signs of disconnect appear between executive leadership support and solvable challenges that seem to remain for supplier diversity practitioners, notably in implementing scalable processes. 

Join Aylin Basom (CEO of supplier.io) and Chris Sawchuk (Principal, Global Practice Leader of The Hackett Group) as they bring together their knowledge and expertise to analyze what this year’s findings mean for both supplier diversity and procurement, as well as how both can work together to strengthen supplier diversity efforts.  

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Aylin Basom



Aylin Basom is the Chief Executive Officer of supplier.io, pioneer and market leading SaaS supplier diversity management platform, helping companies track diverse supplier spend, grow the program and measure through inclusion tracker and economic impact reports.   Aylin has over 15 years of experience in technology, working with global customers, building high-performing teams and delivering SaaS solutions to companies across industries and markets. Aylin has served in various executive leadership roles driving significant revenue growth from both direct and indirect channels. She has extensive industry knowledge and a proven track record for leading growth oriented business strategy and great customer experiences. Prior to supplier.io,  Aylin was the Chief Customer Officer of Americas at Infor. Infor is an enterprise software company, with $3.2 billion revenue, 18,000 employees, and owned by Koch Industries. She is passionate about ensuring the very best experience for customers: from their earliest interactions with products and people, through achieving maximum value of their investment. She is an advocate for diversity and a leader that inspires, encourages, and supports diverse teams which results in business growth, creativity, and innovation. She is often asked to speak at National Diversity Council and Tech Inclusion conferences. 

The Hackett Group

Chris Sawchuk

Principal, Global Practice Leader 

The Hackett Group

Mr. Sawchuk is a Principal, Global Practice Leader and extended leadership team member with The Hackett Group, an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy to global companies.  He has over 20 years of experience successfully advising hundreds of Fortune 500 as well as midsized companies across all industries globally.  Mr. Sawchuk has provided operational and transformational guidance in strategy and organizational change as well as process design and digital technology enablement to significantly improve the supply management capabilities of these companies.  He is globally recognized in his specialty of supply management including strategic sourcing and supply risk management.  He is cited regularly in business publications, a frequent presenter at industry events, author of numerous research papers, and a current and past member of the advisory boards of several developing companies.  Mr. Sawchuk’s background includes engineering, operations and sales roles with both United Technologies and IBM.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Binghamton University (State University of New York).  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.