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Gartner Outsourcing & Vendor Management Summit

Date: May 19-21, 2008
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Event Details | Session Details

Event Details
Infosys is a premier sponsor of this year's Gartner Outsourcing & Vendor Management Summit in Washington, D.C. This year's theme is "Mastering Multisourcing: Outsource Smarter!"

 

Session Details

Session 1

Lunchtime Keynote Address: CIO Insights: Outsourcing at Hitachi Data Systems

Speaker: Rex Carter, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hitachi Data Systems
Date: Monday, May 19, 2008
Time: 12:05-12:35 ET
Venue: Cherry Blossom

Session Description
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, leverages R&D to develop storage solutions built on leading technology. The solutions are based on performance, availability and scalability to maximize customers' ROI and minimize risk. The company runs a mature global sourcing program and sets high standards for its partners and subsidiaries. Rex Carter, Senior VP and CIO, Hitachi Data Systems, will share insights and best practices in governance of global sourcing programs.

Speaker Profile
Rex Carter is a veteran information technology executive with vast experience in supply chain, strategic planning, lean enterprise and customer service. He joined Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) in September 2006. He is a member of the HDS Executive Committee and serves on the Executive Steering Committee of Hitachi America Limited IT Shared Services.

Session 2

Solution Provider Session & User Case Study

Solution Provider Session: Leveraging Outsourcing in Times of Economic Uncertainty
Speaker: R. Arun Kumar, Associate Vice President and Head of Worldwide Sales for Strategic Global Sourcing, Infosys
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Time: 09:45-10:45 ET
Venue: Maryland B
Booth number: 10

Session Description
In volatile markets, flexibility allows Flat World companies to "win in the turns". Organizations with a focused approach have an edge over others during economic uncertainty. Outsourcing is a critical asset in developing a strong business-cycle mindset. R. Arun Kumar, AVP and Head, Worldwide Sales for Strategic Global Sourcing, Infosys, discusses strategies for managing business cycles. Learn how your company can innovate and grow through economic shifts.

Speaker Profile
R. Arun Kumar is the Head of Worldwide Sales for Strategic Global Sourcing (SGS) deals at Infosys. His team generates and manages large outsourcing deals. Arun has over 13 years of experience in business-technology alignment, IT and BPO services, telecommunications, software product development, and consumer goods. He has worked in leadership roles at established transnational corporations as well as startups.

User Case Study: Outsourcing Partnerships: Winning in the Turns

Speaker: Sunil Narang, Vice President, Business Solutions Partnering, Level 3 Communications
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Time: 09:45-10:45 ET
Venue: Maryland B
Booth number: 10

Session Description
Strategic partnerships with service providers enable Flat World companies to tide over economic uncertainty. Mature users understand how to modify or expand their outsourcing programs to "win in the turns." This presentation aims to map Level 3 Communications' journey across the value chain and business cycles. Sunil Narang, Vice President, Business Solutions Partnering, Level 3 Communications, will share insights and best practices from his organization's global sourcing program.

Speaker Profile
Sunil Narang leads Outsourcing Strategy and Partner Relationships at Level 3 Communications. He has over 20 years of experience in Business Development, Corporate Finance, Financial Controllership and Business Strategy. He is a Certified Professional Accountant as well as a Chartered Accountant with cross-industry experience.

Session 3

Where in the World is Infosys Technologies?

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Time: 17:30-20:30 ET
Venue: Chesapeake D

Session description
Follow the Infosys Global Delivery Model as you sample some of the world's best brews and quick bites in this hospitality suite session. Check out some Corona from Mexico, some Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic or some Tsing Tao from China. Test your geography skills with colleagues and new-found friends, while competing for fun prizes from around the globe.

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