Users and suppliers of outsourcing services will gather at London’s Business Design Centre on 12-13 July 2006 to address the issues surrounding the topic.
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The Outsource World conference and exhibition will also be attended by government officials from countries offering outsourcing services, including India, China, Russia, Romania, Malta, Czech republic and the Ukraine.
One focus will be on outsourcing by small and medium-sized enterprises. Practical advice will be available from current and former IT directors, who will be sharing their experience of outsourcing.
Richard Sykes, former vice-president of global IT at ICI, will kick off the conference with an overview of global business services. And English Heritage’s ICT director Mike McElwee will discuss his experiences of outsourcing the IT of a large number of small locations throughout England.
The RAC’s Jon Aries is teaming up with Julian Howison, managing director of consultancy Ark Group to talk about smart partnering and offshoring, while Centrica deputy chief technology officer Terry Boyland will look at the hidden costs.
The legal and security considerations of outsourcing will be addressed by David Barrett, partner at law firm Simmons & Simmons, IT lawyer Rachael Burnett, and Richard Starnes, president of the Information Systems Security Association UK.
Further conference information: www.outsource-world.com/london