ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED; HOWEVER, YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT THE DOOR.
Technology Trends Forum: Software Offshoring
Tuesday, April 13, 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Silicon Valley Bank, Wilcox Room - Ground Floor
One Newton Executive Park, 2221 Washington St., Newton
For directions, please visit www.svb.com/contact/location.asp.
The charge for this program is $60 for Members and $100 for Non-Members who pre-register; $70 for Members and $110 for Non-Members who register at-the-door.
This year's four Technology Trends programs will focus
on technology related topics which are (or should be)
of greatest interest to the CTO, and frequently the
CEO, at technology companies. Organized and led by 7
CTOs of Massachusetts software companies,each
program will typically include presentations by four or
five experts in the area with ample time set aside for
participant questions and lively discussion.
The first in the series will cover Software
Offshoring. Software Offshoring is one of the most
critical, controversial, and strategic issues
facing Massachusetts software companies today. The
ongoing debate paints a complex picture.
On the plus side, the financial arguments for offshoring are compelling. The sector is hot; myriads of system integrators and consultancies claim successes and
huge cost savings. Investors and CEOs are pushing
technology organizations hard to adopt offshore
Yet the downsides of offshoring are equally clear. The
loss of IT jobs to foreign companies has become a
major political issue. Offsetting the financial
advantages are issues including employee morale,
management and training overhead, coordination
between time zones, cultural issues, increased
turnover, industry growing pains, and internal process
changes necessary to support offshoring. There are
perhaps as many examples of offshoring failures as
there are successes.
Panelists will share their experiences and best practices in implementing offshore development, discuss what works and what doesn't, advise on how to avoid pitfalls, and share their visions of how Massachusetts software companies can successfully adapt and compete in an offshoring environment.
Panel to include:
- Dave Andre, CTO, Upromise (Moderator)
- Raman Sud, CTO, mValent
- Amar Gupta, Co-Director, Productivity from Information Technology Program (PROFIT), MIT Sloan School
- Sandeep Swadia, Head of Marketing, Virtusa
- Rajeev Agarwal, Senior VP, State Street
- Bart Higgins, Sr. Account Executive, Auriga
This program will provide
important information for CTOs, Engineering VPs,
COOs and CEOs in small to medium-sized
technology companies, and for entrepreneurs
considering offshoring as part of their business