Media Advisory - Final Agenda Announced for Second Annual Global Sourcing Forum



    - Forum Addresses Issues of Global Sourcing and Offshoring

    TORONTO, March 21 /CNW/ - The final agenda of expert speakers coming to
Toronto from around the world has been announced for the Centre for
Outsourcing Research and Education's (CORE) second annual Global Sourcing
Forum being held on Tuesday, April 10 at the Westin Harbour Castle. Media are
invited to attend.
    At the event thought leaders from around the world will address the
opportunities, impact and risks of global sourcing and offshoring. Several
case studies will be profiled by organizations that have undertaken major
global sourcing initiatives. Keynote speaker is Fareed Zakaria, Editor of
Newsweek International, host of Foreign Exchange on PBS and one of the world's
leading commentators on globalization. Also featured will be Martin Baily of
the McKinsey Global Institute, and Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic
Advisors in the Clinton Administration from 1999 to 2001.
    The event is being sponsored by Hewlett-Packard (lead sponsor),
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Telus, Tata Consultancy Services and media sponsor
National Post.
    
    The final agenda and speaker line-up includes:

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    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.   REGISTRATION
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    8:30 - 8:45        Welcome and introduction, John Simke, CORE President
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    8:45 - 10:00       The impact of globalization in the 21st century

                       Fareed Zakaria, Editor Newsweek International
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    10:00 - 10:15      BREAK
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    10:15 - 11:00      Case Study: Global delivery by a global company

                       David Bilger, Senior Vice President Global Information
                       Systems and Technology Delivery, Americas, Diageo plc
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    11:00 - 12:00      Trends in global economic integration and offshoring

                       Martin Baily, Senior Advisor, McKinsey Global
                       Institute, formerly Chair of the U.S. Council of
                       Economic Advisors
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    12:00 - 1:00       LUNCH
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    1:00 - 1:45        Case study of IT global sourcing

                       Presented by Hewlett Packard
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    1:45 - 2:30        Case study: "Time to Value" how a major bank has
                       implemented global sourcing to drive value, not just
                       reduce costs -- Gene Kosmyna, Vice President,
                       Commercial Banking Systems Group, Soctiabank, and
                       Deepak Thussu, Vice President and Country Manager,
                       Satyam Computer Services
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    2:30 - 3:15        Case study on global application development and
                       maintenance

                       Bank of America and Tata Consultancy Services
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    3:15 - 3:30        BREAK
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    3:30 - 4:15        A case study in complex HR outsourcing -- Larry
                       Spagnolo, Vice President Business Development, TELUS
                       and John Bethel, Assistant Deputy Minister for the
                       Alternative Service Delivery Secretariat, Government
                       of British Columbia
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    4:15 - 5:00        Connected Sourcing - where global outsourcing will be
                       in 2010, based on PricewaterhouseCoopers' research
                       with leading organizations around the world -- Robert
                       Scott, Leader of PwC's Global IT Network, and David
                       Ticoll, the noted Strategist and Author
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    5:00 - 5:15        CONCLUSIONS
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    5:15 - 6:30        RECEPTION
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    Media are encouraged to attend the full day or portions of the
conference, but are asked to pre-register by contacting Carolyn Forest at
(416) 814 5730, or by email: Carolyn.forest@ca.pwc.com

    About CORE

    CORE is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to
enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Canadian organizations through
the adoption of innovative business models, such as outsourcing and global
sourcing. CORE is sponsored by major Canadian businesses, professional firms,
governments and academic institutions, and has a significant membership from
across these groups.





For further information:

For further information: John Simke, President, CORE, (416) 869-2448,
j.simke@core-outsourcing.org; Carolyn Forest, PricewaterhouseCoopers, (416)
814-5730, carolyn.forest@ca.pwc.com

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