Partner Mike Ryan and Associate Deepak Nambiar hosted the Outsourcing
Institute's "Outsourcing 2.0 Mixer." Approximately 50 professionals working in the
outsourcing services area attended the event, including but not limited
to executives from AIG, Citigroup, EDS, Manpower Associates,
McGraw-Hill and the NYSE Group.
The mixer brought together both providers and consumers of outsourcing
services with a focus on presenting educational opportunities in an
environment facilitating networking by the attendees. In addition to
small group sessions, the event included a presentation by Managing
Director, Research at EquaTerra, Stan Lepeak and a "Best Outsourcing
Thought Leadership" awards ceremony.
The networking sessions provided guests with the opportunity to meet,
interact and socialize. The organized categories of discussion, within
the networking sessions, focused on the critical areas for outsourcing
solutions, including global sourcing, governance and benchmarking.
The main outsourcing points addressed were (1) What are the
characteristics of a global service delivery model in today's market?
(2) How can buyers take advantage of global sourcing opportunities
while still ensuring the integrity and performance of the service
delivery chains? (3) How will current economic uncertainty and
geopolitical events impact global sourcing?
Wrapping up the evening, the Outsourcing Institute presented the
Thought Leadership Awards to several attendees. The awards were broken
down into four specific groups, Procurement, Information Technology,
Finance & Accounting and Human Resources.