Filippo Passerini, CIO, P&G as Keynote at the World BPO/ITO Forum 2014, Discussed BPO/ITO Transformation Driven by Innovative Business Models – Cloud, Mobile and Social

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

For business and IT executives planning their strategies, the 7th Annual World BPO/ITO Forum,, held June 2-3, 2014 in New York, gave some valuable insights and best practices on how to drive innovation and growth through latest technology trends such as cloud, mobile and social.

We are living through a sea of change in sourcing strategy, says Jim Noble, Principal of The Advisory Council and Chairman of The World BPO/ITO Forum. Businesses have matured beyond mere cost arbitrage, and have recognized the benefits of agility and time-to-market offered by a services-oriented approach. These benefits offer a much bigger prize than the simplification agenda, but only if sourcing becomes a core competency of that client company. Noble adds, This is where The World BPO/ITO Forum made a real difference by enabling buyers and sellers of services to meet each other, and by encouraging experts to share insights in a friendly environment.

Themed “Re-Inventing Global Sourcing: Cloud, Mobile and Social ” the Forum provided a peer-to-peer group learning and influential networking atmosphere for 250+ senior IT executives currently using or evaluating BPO (business processing outsourcing) and/or ITO (IT outsourcing) services. With a roster of 55+ global thought-leaders and forward-thinkers as speakers. The conference provided invaluable insight into how globalization and disruptive technological changes are making the old multinational structure obsolete, says Kartik Kilachand, CEO & Co-Founder, The World BPO/ITO Forum.

Marv Adams, COO, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, as opening keynote speaker, described the tremendous challenge of the new disruptive forces of SMAC.

“Interdependency, emerging from dense and global interconnectedness has created many opportunities, but has also been at the core of a whole new set of management and leadership challenges. Those who transition well will thrive and those who are slow to change will miss most of the opportunities.”

Topics discussed included leveraging cloud computing and mobility, unlocking innovation, multi-vendor approaches, managing risk, and the economic and social impact of global sourcing, among other issues.

Additional highlighted speakers included:

Anil Bajpai, SVP and Global Head of BPO, IGATE

Robert Dunigan, SVP, Shared Services, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Tanvir Khan, VP and Global Head of BPO, Dell

Chris Lord, SVP, Global Growth Strategy and Marketing, Hinduja Global Solutions

Lee Coulter, CEO Shared Services Organisation, Ascension Health

Carol Foley, EVP, Director of Knowledge, Leo Burnett Worldwide

Chip Wagner, CEO, Alsbridge

Filippo Passerini, as closing keynote of the first day, clearly emphasized that, The BPO landscape is changing fast, driven by new technology and innovative business models. Strategic partnerships are as critical as ever, but the how for partnership value creation is changing significantly. The World BPO/ITO Forum provided strategic insight into three key considerations innovators, relationships and agreements that will help determine the future of BPO.

As an indication of how technology is transforming outsourcing and offshoring, the Forum was sponsored by global service providers such as IGATE, Dell, Sutherland, Accenture, Cozen O’Conner, as well as, by emerging offshore country delegations such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nova Scotia, Poland, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago,

Tanvir Khan, Global Head, Dell BPO, states, This was Dells second year as a sponsor of The World BPO/ITO Forum. Besides carefully crafted content, peer networking and building awareness amongst buyers, I value the access to the Forums core team.”

Companies are re-thinking their offshoring strategies as the global cost labor arbitrageis narrowing says Kartik Kilachand. Outsourcing is no doubt a contentious issue, particularly in light of the struggling U.S. economy. American jobs going overseas is still an emotive subject, says Mr. Kilachand. Like it or not, the phenomenon of global sourcing is here to stay. The challenge now is how best to manage it.

Chris Lord, SVP, Hinduja Global Services, expressed his sentiments on the two-day Forum, it provided thought-provoking insights into the new directions companies need to consider in a social, mobile, and cloud enabled world where growth requires innovation and cost savings require new approaches to automation.”

Global sourcing has become a transformational lever that empowers businesses to take on new competition. This exclusive Forum provided opportunities to interact, learn & share issues, challenges and solutions from some of the worlds leading thought-leaders on the economic, political & technical impact of global sourcing, further explains Mr. Noble.

To that end, The World BPO/ITO Forum has become the leading C-level executive event of its kind. With a strong roster of speakers, practitioners and service providers participating in the discussion this year, I believe we are well on our way to become the Davos for strategic sourcing, says Mr. Kilachand.

The eighth annual World BPO/ITO Forum is scheduled for June 16-17, 2015.

About The World BPO/ITO Forum, Inc.

The World BPO/ITO Forum conference is in its seventh year, and getting close to its aspirations to become the “Davos” of offshoring. The conference offers a “one stop shop” for senior executives at mid- to large-sized companies to hear from speakers who can offer best practices in global sourcing, to meet with representatives from top service providers as well as from many leading and emerging country delegations. The conference further promotes the transformational possibilities of the synergies between BPO and ITO.

Media Contact: Kartik Kilachand CEO; kartik(at)worldbpoforum(dot)com

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IHRIM Announces Second Keynote Speaker for IHRIM 2014 Conference and Technology Exposition

(PRWEB) April 24, 2014

The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, today announced that Chris Leone, Senior Vice President, Cloud Applications Development at Oracle, will deliver the second keynote address at its premier event – the HRMS Strategies Conference and Technology Exposition (IHRIM 2014) – in Anaheim, California. Designed to showcase innovations, solutions and best practices in HR Systems and HR Information Management, IHRIM 2014 will be held June 1-4, 2014 at the Anaheim Marriott.

Mr. Leone will present ‘What to Ask of Your Cloud’ on Tuesday, June 3, at 12:15 p.m. During his keynote, he will talk about cloud computing and how cloud architecture can give you deep insight into your operations via big data and predictive analytics.

“Cloud computing and cloud architecture are hot topics for business leaders today,” said Lynne Mealy, President/CEO of IHRIM. “The annual IHRIM Conference has always been committed to providing businesses with information on the latest HR technology business issues, trends, products and services, and we are thrilled to provide event-goers with this opportunity to see such a thought leader as Chris Leone first-hand.”

Chris Leone is Senior Vice President of Development for Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management, as well as Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service and Oracle Taleo Social Sourcing Cloud Service, all part of Oracle Application Cloud Services. In this role, Chris is responsible for driving the strategy, product management, product development, and product go-to-market functions.

“Although airports, business magazines and Silicon Valley billboards are all talking about the cloud,, the big question remains: do you know how the cloud can transform more than just the way you deploy software?” said Mr. Leone. “During my time on the #IHRIM2014 stage, I will address such things as how the cloud can help speed productivity and build rapport with social and mobile capabilities as well as why the right cloud should have, at its core, a talent-centric way of housing and surfacing key information about your employees.”

Providing attendees with more than 50 educational sessions, the IHRIM 2014 conference will equip attendees with best practices and trends on topics such as talent management, HR metrics and workforce analytics, social media, global systems selection and implementation and HR technology strategy. An advance copy of the IHRIM 2014 program can be seen here.

Registrations received by April 30, 2014 using the code ‘PRSS’ receive a $ 200 discount for full access to IHRIM 2014 educational sessions; the Expo Hall; Sunday’s Get Connected Reception; Tuesday Evening’s Reception; and all breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks Monday through Wednesday.

For more information about the IHRIM 2014 event, visit

About the IHRIM Conference and Technology Exposition

Each year, IHRIM packs the best HRMS education, information and networking into its annual conference. For more than three decades, IHRIM’s conferences have offered attendees the perfect blend of networking, education and technological solutions to issues facing HR and HR systems professionals. Created by industry experts and senior level practitioners who have firsthand knowledge of the issues and challenges facing HR and HR information management professionals, IHRIM’s educational program is created with attendees and their organizations in mind.

About the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)

IHRIM is the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry. Since 1980, IHRIM has been the only membership association for HR technology professionals, advancing the industry by providing unparalleled education and professional development opportunities through its annual conference, educational courses and webinars. IHRIM is a community of experts – a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty that continues to grow, not just in numbers, but in its scope of knowledge and information.

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JavaScript Everywhere Conference Boston, Oct 15, Keynote Speakers Unveiled

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011

4D, Inc., the leading business software development company, today announced Douglas Crockford, Yahoo! JavaScript architect, champion and leading voice on JavaScript, Al Hilwa, recognized industry technology analyst and program director for IDCs Application Software Development Research, and Philippe le Hegaret, head of the W3C Interaction Domain, as keynote speakers for the upcoming JavaScript Everywhere conference. At the same time, the company announced that Red Hat, and VMware would participate and present JavaScript in the Cloud sessions. The conference which has over 300 registered attendees is sponsored by OReilly, IDC, Wakanda, SignedOn, Boston.js, and 4D.

The conference recognizes that JavaScript is emerging as an essential technology for rapid development and deployment of business Web and mobile applications. Millions of developers are using JavaScript, and corporate users as well as major technology companies are all adding JavaScript to their portfolio of development technologies.

“The participation of such industry leaders like Yahoo!, IDC, Red Hat and VMware highlights the overall positive industry feedback about the timing and the content of the JavaScript Everywhere conference,” said Michel Gerin, Chief Marketing Officer for 4D. “We are excited to have such big companies betting on the success of JavaScript, as it will encourage many other developers and companies to get on board.”

JavaScript in the Cloud

JavaScript has become one of the most important programming languages of the 21st century, and it is now moving fast to the Cloud.

Red Hat will be demonstrating how to deploy a JavaScript application on the cloud with the back-end framework of your choice, without having to redesign your app to get it to work for a specific cloud provider.

VMware will demonstrate the ease of deploying apps that consume services in the cloud, and moving your application between different clouds with server-side JavaScript.

End-to-end JavaScript with Open Source Project Wakanda

JavaScript is the most widely used programming language, with many successful open source projects, and now its first open source end-to-end solution.

Wakanda is a new open source JavaScript project and the first end-to-end development platform for JavaScript. Its a fully integrated solution that includes an IDE, a client framework, a datastore and a server, all programmable in JavaScript. The development platform is also fully open and allows developers to integrate with other technologies and databases.

JavaScript is a community driven language with many very successful open source projects, said Alexandre Morgaut, JavaScript Evangelist for Wakanda. I am excited to introduce Wakanda along side of well known JavaScript projects such as jQuery, MongoDB, and Node.js.

The agenda for the JavaScript Everywhere Conference is now available at [ The conference is being held October 15, 2011 at the Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA. To register for the event, go to:

JavaScript Everywhere

The conference includes keynote addresses, technical and business sessions, and late afternoon activities. The event also consists of a wide range of sessions, from JavaScript UI development, NoSQL application development in JavaScript, server-side JavaScript, and new end-to-end JavaScript. As part of the conference, attendees will also be able to participate in a series of Wakanda workshops hosted by Pacific Data Management (PDM). The following tracks have been finalized for speakers:

The Business Case for JavaScript

Server-Side JavaScript (SSJS)

JavaScript in the Cloud

End-to-end JavaScript

The speaker sessions will run 30 minutes. At the end of the day, a panel discussion will cover server-side JavaScript today, and the readiness of JavaScript to displace server-side scripting languages such as PHP and Ruby.

About Wakanday the JavaScript Everywhere Conference

Wakanday is a one-day event designed to show how far JavaScript has come along as a programming language. JavaScript can now successfully be used not only client-side, but also server-side, for database development and everything in between. Wakanday brings together developers and professionals already using JS for the development of mission critical Web applications, as well as the perspective of long-time business application developers. Learn more at:

About 4D, Inc.

A global leader in business software development solutions for over 25 years, 4D provides integrated platforms that simplify and speed up the development and

deployment of Web, Mobile, Desktop, and Client-Server Business Applications. 4D

solutions and development tools are used in more than 70 countries, count millions of end users and over 10,000 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). 4D is located in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit or call 1-408-557-4600.

Press Contacts:

Carin Taraleskof

4D, inc.

(408) 557-4643


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