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Trends in Outsourcing Services: A Vendor's Perspective  
Lecture

Date and Time
November 8, 2005
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Availability
Open to the public
No RSVP required


Speaker
Surya Kant - President, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, North American Operations (TSC)


The US-India corridor for services outsourcing, now over three decades old, has moved from providing software programming to a wide range of lines of work, encompassing business processes, call-centers and analytical work, and going beyond its original focus on the banking industry to cover other financial services, healthcare and personnel management. The talk will address the benefits and risks associated with outsourcing,  the value proposition from a vendors' perspective and trends in the outsourcing services industry. The talk will take an analytical view of the drivers of outsourcing, going beyond the usual arguments based on cost arbitrage to show how firms like TCS have built defensible businesses based on process maturity, domain expertise, scale and scope. 

Surya Kant (known as Sury) is  President, Tata Consultancy Services  North America. Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is India's largest global IT consulting and services company, employing over 50,000 persons in 34 countries. His 27 year career with TCS includes setting up TCS Japan in 1987. He has also been country manager, TCS UK.  His focus areas include software quality assurance and delivery center management.

Sury received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi (1978) and his Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (1976). He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), USA. He was nominated to the Tata Group Top Strategic Leadership Programme in 2004.

Tea and samosas will be served.

Location
Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall
616 Serra St., 3rd floor
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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