Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Indian software CEO to speak in Manila about outsourcing

Source: Newsinfo.inquirer.net

The head of one India's biggest companies will speak in an e-services expo to be held in Manila next month.

T.K. Kurien, chief executive of Bangalore-based Wipro Technologies, will take part in the CEO forum in the annual business process outsourcing (BPO) gathering.

Joining him are Abhay Havaldar, General Atlantic managing director, and Edward Caso, managing partner at Wachovia Capital Markets LLC. Both speakers come from global investment firms.

This year's e-Services is also marked by the participation of global outsourcing advisory firm Tholons, working with event organizers Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Business Process Association of the Philippines (BPAP).

The entry of Tholons is expected to bring in more industry players from abroad to Manila next month.

According to the DTI, eServices attracts no less than 2,000 conference participants annually, including industry representatives from the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Last year's e-Services helped generate an estimated $22 million worth of contracts among industry players, according to DTI.

Representatives from emerging global sourcing sites around the world have been invited to report on developments in their markets and industry trends. Indian companies are likewise expected to visit Manila following the entry of Wipro in the country.

Wipro, India's third-largest software company, recently announced it is setting up a customer support facility in Cebu City looking to hire at least 900 workers.