Offshoring and Outsourcing: There’s More To It Than What Meets The Eye
October 18, 2007: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When outsourcing is mentioned, most people think of IT services and perhaps call centers in India. Does this kind of outsourcing pose a threat to analysts, architects, accountants, landscape designers, and other professionals in the United States? Are U.S. professionals seeing the tip of a very big trend?
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When outsourcing is mentioned, most people think of IT services and perhaps call centers in India. Outsourcing has already trickled down from big corporations to small businesses, which now send everything from complex financial analysis to graphic design to back-end legal research overseas. Many US service businesses now routinely subcontract some portions of their work offshore. An architect designing a residence, for instance, might send drawings overseas to be turned into computer-generated renderings. A product manager might outsource the entire value proposition development offshore. Does this kind of outsourcing pose a threat to analysts, architects, accountants, landscape designers, and other professionals in the US? Are US professionals seeing the tip of a very big trend? Sanjeev Arora, who leverages the outsourcing trend with a leadership position at Pipal Research, a leading custom research firm delivering the highest quality financial and business research and quantitative analytics to organizations worldwide, will address the realities and dispel the myths.
Sanjeev Arora (Speaker)
CEO, Pipal Research
Sanjeev Arora has been instrumental in crafting Pipal’s growth strategy, bringing in blue-chip investors and developing new clients via innovative products like PipalAnswers. Sanjeev joined Pipal when Agility Research, a company founded by him, was acquired by Pipal. Sanjeev has formerly been a senior consultant with McKinsey & Co., where he served a broad range of clients, focusing on corporate strategy, M&A, business building and operational assessment areas. Prior to this, Sanjeev founded AirClic, where he raised more than US $70 million, and created the industry’s most innovative platform to enable mobile workforce productivity enhancement. Sanjeev also founded Nirvana Software, a content filtering and caching company, which was later acquired by a private investor group. Sanjeev has earlier worked with EDS where he focused on IT strategy, outsourcing, portfolio structure (PMO) and large scale integration and delivery for several Fortune 100 clients.