Shared Services & Outsourcing Week Australasia 2011 Announces G6 Visionaries

Voters Select Six Sell-Side Industry Leaders to speak at region's flagship April Event; Panel to be Moderated by Dr. Martin Fahy, Practice Leader APAC, The Hackett Group
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April 3, 2011 - PRLog -- MELBOURNE, Australia (4 April 2011) - The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, today announced the results of its community’s selection of the “G6”. This group of industry thought leaders will be featured at SSON’s upcoming 14th Annual Australasian Shared Services & Outsourcing Week conference, which will be held at the Palladium at Crown in Melbourne, Australia from April 11 – 14, 2011.

The panel, moderated by Dr. Martin Fahy, Practice Leader APAC, The Hackett Group, will feature the viewpoints of several of the industry’s top sell-side authorities:

•   Asheesh Mehra, Head of BPO, Infosys BPO
•   Donal Graham, Partner, Deloitte
•   Arno Franz, Partner and President, TPI
•   Ray Slayford, National Lead Partner of Procurement and Shared Services, KPMG
•   Peter Barta, Principal - Consulting, Deloitte
•   Raja Venkateswar, Head - Sales, Marketing & M&A, Xchanging

"The G6 panel is a substantive platform to challenge conventional thinking through the kind of hard hitting, no hold barred conversations we need to have as an industry. No sugar coating, no half truths - just facts, insights and perspectives on issues and challenges that define our business," stated Asheesh Mehra, Head of BPO for Infosys BPO.

"The G6 debate is poised to move from ‘shared services vs. outsourcing’ to ‘shared services’ value capture through strategic sourcing’. Recent advances in technology and operating disciplines have enabled the convergence of a number of value-capture options for shared services operations,” remarked Peter Barta, Principal – Consulting for Deloitte. “
Technology evolutions such as open systems, interoperability and cloud; standardised processes and quality disciplines for business processes; and greater commercial and operational control of outsourcing models are all forces that combine to create a new wave of innovation and improvement options. These choices will allow Shared Services leaders in Australia to optimise quality, cost and risks in order to create significant competitive value for their user organisations."

Sarah Clayton, Head of Strategy at SSON, stated, “With the Australasian market gaining a deeper understanding for the true value of shared services and refined business processes, we look forward to hosting an event that provides significant educational and networking opportunities to all attendees.”

The premier shared services and outsourcing event will take place at the Palladium at Crown in Melbourne, Australia from April 11 - 14, 2011. Over the course of four days, the event will engage more than 450 shared services and outsourcing professionals with more than 35 presentations by industry experts.

The 2011 Australasian Shared Services & Outsourcing Week is set to emphasise one-on-one networking and personal development, as well as featuring the 2011 SSON Excellence Awards – which includes “The People’s Choice” for Personal Contribution to the Industry Award. The Awards Ceremony will be take place on April 12.

SSOW Australasia Registration details are available here.

About the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)
SSON is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, with over 40,000 members.

SSON provides the roof under which key industry experts and organizations share their experience, knowledge and tools, and practitioner peers connect with other all over the world, both face to face and online.

SSON focuses on developing its members through providing training, tools, and networking opportunities. Its staff works from international offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and Dubai to research current trends and developments in shared services.

More information about the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) can be found at www.ssonetwork.com. Stay up to date with SSON’s latest twitter posts at twitter.com/ssonetwork, connect with global practitioners, providers and advisors on the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) LinkedIn group and Sign up to receive SSON's weekly updates today

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