Thursday, November 10, 2005

Off-Shore Debate

The Institute of Management Consultancy (Wales and West England region) is organizing organized a debate on overseas outsourcing on November 15th.
Are the benefits of overseas outsourcing over hyped, or is it appropriate in some circumstances? And beyond company issues, what about employees, local communities and the nation as a whole. Are there long term benefits beyond the initial pain? Does off-shoring free-up scarce resources for greater value-added tasks?

Our two speakers are David Followell, Head of Nationwide Business Consultancy, and Mark Kobayashi-Hillary, Global Research Director of Commonwealth Business Council Technologies and author of "Outsourcing to India: The Offshore Advantage" and regular speaker in the FT. They will debate the issues. There will be an opportunity for questions and to network over a buffet.

The event takes place at 6.15 p.m. (buffet) for 7 p.m. on 15 November 2005 at the Nationwide Building Society HQ in Swindon. There is a £15 charge to include the buffet. Due to security arrangements attendees *must* book in advance.
Update: Here is Alan Cooper's report of the meeting (pdf). (This has been sitting in my inbox for a while, so my apologies for the delay.)

See previous post on outsourcing. See also outsourcing@del.icio.us

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