TiE Boston Second Annual Outsourcing Workshop
TiE Boston and BU Present the 2nd Annual Outsourcing Workshop
November 12, 2005 at Boston University
Opening Keynote: S.D. Shibulal, Co-founder and Director of Infosys
Last year over 130 professionals attended several practitioner led
sessions at the first TIE Outsourcing Workshop. Following up on this
success TiE Boston will be holding its second Outsourcing Workshop at
the Graduate Management School, Boston University on Saturday November
12, from 1.00 to 6.30 p.m. This year's TiE Outsourcing Workshop
explores a wide spectrum of outsourcing activities that impact the
From Manufacturing to High Tech,
R&D to Bio Tech, no sector has been able to resist the Outsourcing
winds of change. In a survey of large companies, 73 percent
considered offshoring an important part of their overall growth
strategy while 71 percent cited access to qualified personnel as a
major driver when considering offshoring. Faced with the stark reality
of global competition and ever increasing pressure on costs, companies
are wrestling with a multiplicity of outsourcing choices.
The TIE Boston Outsourcing Workshop provides local enterprises with an
opportunity to learn from people who are actively involved in shaping and
managing offshore outsourcing initiatives, programs and projects. For
companies just considering outsourcing or those who have already begun
implementing an outsourcing strategy, this workshop provides practical first
hand takeaways from leading practitioners in the field.
This year TIE Boston is honored to have S.D. Shibulal, co-founder, director
and Head Worldwide Customer Sales & Delivery at Infosys, as our keynote
speaker. Mr. Shibulal is currently responsible for the performance of
practice units in Infosys in terms of value delivered to customers,
business performance, and organizational efficiency. This is
complemented by his other responsibilities in fostering innovation,
leadership, teamwork and work values within the organization.
"There is clear evidence today that offshore outsourcing has delivered
undisputed benefits across many sectors of industry. Some fundamental
cross industry lessons now seem to be emerging out of a decade of rapid
growth. This is an ideal opportunity to start sharing our experiences
of these lessons to an audience looking to shape the next chapters of
the Offshore Outsourcing journey," said S.D. Shibulal.
Dupuis, Senior Director, Information Technology, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
will provide a Bio Tech perspective on information technology as the
second keynoter. In addition, attendees will have a chance of selecting
one of five moderated sessions:
Outsourcing: highlights how global competition and narrowing margins
are forcing Bio/Pharma companies to look to outsourced alternatives for
research and development.
* Clinical Trials
Outsourcing: will allow companies to understand the drivers and success
criteria for outsourcing this key function.
Manufacturing Outsourcing: will help uncover the latest trends in
outsourced manufacturing and design services in an increasingly
* Software Outsourcing: will let attendees learn how companies have
outsourced core product and IT applications.
* Knowledge Process Outsourcing: beyond call centers,
find out how companies provide value added outsourced services targeted
at core business
The TiE Outsourcing Workshop is
jointly produced by the TiE SSBF (Software and Services Business
Forum), TiE Life Sciences SIG, the MIT Emerging Market Ventures Club,
Boston University Entrepreneurs Club, Boston University Entrepreneurial
Management Institute and NECINA (New England Chinese Information &
Registration is $30 for TiE members, $45 for non-members and only $20/$15
for students. Space is limited, so early registration is advised to avoid a
late registration fee. For complete agenda, list of all panelists and to register; go to www.tie-boston.org.
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