• ITAA-SDForum Breakfast Seminar: AllShoring Update Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 08:00AM to 11:30AM
    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.
    2000 University Avenue (note: These are the tall buildings west of Hwy. 101 on the corner of University Avenue and Woodland Aven
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Main Event Series

ITAA-SDForum Breakfast Seminar: AllShoring Update



  • New Research on... U.S. OnShoring & NearShoring... on Global IT Labor Supply Trends ... on Agile Methods & Offshoring

    Pre-registration is now unavailable.
    Please register at the door.

    This seminar is about how companies and countries can attain the local and global economic benefits of IT and software outsourcing through allshoring. It features the initial release of new research -- on US onshoring and nearshoring -- conducted by outsourcing luminary Rita Terdiman, formerly the lead outsourcing advisory researcher at Gartner. Also participating are well-known allshoring experts including Steve Mezak, author of Software without Borders, Bryan Mekechek, of neoIT, and Rusty Weston, editor-in-chief of Global Services Magazine.

    The seminar is structured as three panels, each with audience Q&A. Panelists will explore what’s worked in outsourcing and what hasn’t. Activity complexity matters -- design, coding, or testing. Buyer maturity level matters -- start-up, growing, mature. Methods matter – formal specifications vs. agile. Product matters – product extension vs. product innovation. End-customer matters – public sector vs. commercial sector. Developers, like Hyperion’s CDO, Robert Gersten, and Herve Couturier, Business Objects, will share their good and bad experiences setting up their multiple labs. Top onshore, nearshore and offshore providers of software engineering services as well as legal and outsourcing experts, who can negotiate outsourcing projects or set up wholly owned subsidiaries abroad, will discuss patterns for successful outsourcing -- What’s risky, What’s safe and sane, How agile methods and outsourcing can be combined. Regions for special focus are expected to include the US between shores, Canada, China, Malaysia, Russia, South Asia, Brazil and Latin America.


    7:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast and Registration

    8:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Remarks - Rusty Weston, Editor-in-chief, Global Services Magazine

    Panel one: Outsourcing Trends – Allshoring for Risk Mitigation, Market Penetration and Cost Control

    Vamsee Tirukkala, Principal, Zinnov Inc. – Current and Forecasted Market Conditions of Offshore IT Labor Supply

    Robert Gersten, Chief Development Officer, Hyperion Solutions Corp., "A Multi-shoring Approach to Software Product Development, Hyperion's experience"

    Maureen Dorney, Attorney, DLA Piper, "Legal Precautions when outsourcing domestically or internationally…"

    Cynthia Lande, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, immigration attorney, “Issues around directly and indirectly employing foreign nationals on any shore”

    Audience Q&A

    9:15 am - 10:15 am Panel Two: OnShoring and NearShoring

    Debashish Sinha & Rita Terdiman, Cogniscenti Partners, former Gartner Outsourcing/Offshoring Analyst, “Results of New Research on US Onshoring and Nearshoring”

    Richard Savage, Biz Dev Consultant, Ontario Canada, Ministry of Economic Development & Trade, "Near-shoring: With tax incentives, Canada is still a bargain"

    Bryan Mekechuk, Managing Director, NeoIT "Case Study: Outsourcing Software Development with Nearshore Requirements- Latin America"

    Audience Q&A

    10:15 am – 10:30 am Break & Networking

    10:30 am – 11:30 am Panel Three: Offshoring

    Steve Mezak, CEO, Accelerance, author of "Software without Borders", "That's Not What I wanted! - Critical Elements in Specifications for Successful Offshoring"

    Tim Burke, VP Sales & Client Services, Virtusa, "Building Predictability & Consistency into Your Software Ecosystem- Case Study Sri Lanka"

    Herve Couturier, Business Objects "Build-Operate-Transfer: Lessons learned from multi-site operations in India and China"

    John Cestar, Freeborders, “Outsourcing IT to China: Perceptions, Realities and Best Practices”

    Tatyana Kanzaveli, Business Director, Luxoft, "Time-to-market for ISVs: Agile methods in offshore/nearshore product development” Case study: Russia

    Audience Q&A

    11:30 – 12:00 pm Networking in the Lobby

    Event Logistics


    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.
    2000 University Avenue
    (note: These are the tall buildings west of Hwy. 101 on the corner of University Avenue and Woodland Avenue in the University Circle complex.)
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel: 650.833.2000

    Early Bird Special
    $15 advance registration for ITAA or SDForum members until Dec. 3
    $20 public advance registration until Dec. 3

    *at the door add $20 for ITAA and SDForum members, others $30

    Pre-registration is now unavailable.
    Please register at the door.