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Vol. 9, No. 4 (April, 2009)
WEBINAR ON LAW AND POLICY IN GLOBAL SERVICES: Pending U.S. Legislative Challenges to Global Services and Captives.
A Webinar, New Date, Thursday, May 14, 2009, 11:00 – 11:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time U.S.
- William B. Bierce, Esq., Bierce & Kenerson, P.C. – outsourcing lawyer
- Caren Z. Turner, Esq., Turner Govt. and Public Affairs – registered lobbyist and political analyst
- Congressional staff, invited.
This webinar will identify and analyze a number of early indicators of the Obama Administration’s and the Democratic-controlled Congress’s policies that will have a major impact on buyers and sellers of outsourced and captive services, both domestically and offshore. In this seminar, you will hear about:
- Pending legislation that could facilitate unionization and reduce outsourcing opportunities.
- Executive Orders and Proclamations that may violate NAFTA and WTO obligations, and the potential impact on “free trade” and “protectionism” abroad.
- Environmental legislation that could impair local manufacturing in the U.S.
- Trends in Presidential and congressional policies affecting sourcing practices and costs.
- Prognostications on passage of legislation and adoption of Presidential actions.
- Strategies for risk management and development of new opportunities.
This webinar is by invitation only. To register, please click here.
1. Social Networking and Cybersquatting in Outsourcing: Legal Conflicts where BPO Meets SaaS.
1. Social Networking and Cybersquatting in Outsourcing: Legal Conflicts where BPO Meets SaaS. Social networking on the Internet depends on that part of information technology that is called “software as a service” (“SaaS”). SasS offers a form of outsourced infrastructure for relationship management. SaaS works for virtually any business processes delivered as a service.Social media offer efficient marketing tools for new ventures and transforming long-existing businesses. Social networking media enable professionals to identify, target and interact directly with qualified business prospects, using tags such as geography, interest category, company or any other affinity class. Social networking allows online interactions between individuals and sharing of ideas, photos, audio, video and aspirations. Marketers love social media as a vehicle for (i) efficiently opening new conversations, (ii) inviting engagement by asking for “status updates,” (iii) developing brand goodwill, (iv) creating personal trademarks for self-appointed gurus leading new discussion groups and (v) serving highly targeted and affordable advertising. Social networking marketing can even be outsourced. For the full article, click here.
Social networking, (n). (1) electronic platform for displays of appropriate body language, virtual smiles, rubbing shoulders and interactive listening; (2) asocial interaction; (3) bi-directional spam engine.
April 27-29, 2009, IQPC’s 7th Annual e-Discovery Conference, San Francisco, California. Join this year’s conference to learn more about managing the process of electronic discovery files and to explore options that are available for this task. Proactive e-discovery solutions are more critical to legal departments yet the solutions for costs, implementation, and management are still widely unknown. This conference will provide strategies for e-discovery success including proactive strategies for record management; global privacy issues, data security laws, regulations; specific cost control options; judicial perspective; and cutting edge software solutions. For more info, click here.
April 29-30, 2009, WRG’s Corporate IP Counsel Summit: Crafting an IP Strategy to Match Corporate Goals, New York, New York. This inaugural event comes at a pivotal time for Corporate IP Counsel across industries. Not only will the new administration be in office but also we will begin to see the repercussions from the upswing in Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases in 2008 that
May 5-6, 2009, 7th Annual HRO World™ Conference & Expo at NY HR Week™ , New York, New York. Offering timely solutions for organizations that are considering outsourcing, or that are already engaged in the process, to ensure successful change management and positive business outcomes. Hear from the HR outsourcing industry’s most respected practitioners, analysts and vendors. You’ll take away solutions for the strategic and operational challenges associated with HR outsourcing and retained functions. With a dozen breakout sessions, presentations from leading organizations including US Postal Service, Textron, Qualcomm and Hertz Europe, as well as an Industry Leaders’ Panel, you’ll find solutions to your most pressing outsourcing challenges. Register online or call 1-800-727-1227.
May 11-14, 2009, 9th Annual European Shared Services and Outsourcing Week, Budapest, Hungary. Featuring the annual global Shared Services Excellence Awards, where the shared services and sourcing world shapes its future. Novotel Budapest Congress, Hungary. This event iis the European arm of a global series of regional flagship events designed to bring together everybody who’s anybody in the combined worlds of captive shared services and outsourcing. SSOW is the largest gathering of Shared Services professionals in Europe and home to the annual Shared Services Excellence Awards. This multifunctional programme covers transformation strategies for all back office functions from Finance, HR, IT, procurement – through to multifunctional hubs. Whatever scale and whatever size of the organisation, if you’re pushing back office efficiency through a captive, outsourced, or mixed model route, this is the must attend event for your continent. Join over 60 contributors. To register for a limited 2-for-1 offer (for practitioners only, terms and conditions apply), quote code MP16. For more information: Email: enquire@SSOWeek.com, Tel: +44 (0) 207 368 9300 or visit our website.
May 18-20, 2009, 6th Annual HR Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit, Chicago, Illinois. SSON’s HR Shared Services Summit is the most important event of the year for HR leaders seeking to re-align their services with the strategic requirements of the business. New highlights for 2009 include 25+ HR thought leaders, brand new, truly strategic content on HR Outsourcing & HR Transformation, Interactive roundtable
discussions and the introduction of the VP Think Tank, which enables exclusive networking with senior HR leaders. From “101” style topic introductions for those new to shared service structures, to detailed case studies on truly transformational programs, it’s the only event that guarantees a return on your time out of the office: whatever the maturity level of your HR service offerings. Contact Kim Vigilia at email@example.com for any questions. Click here for more info.
June 7-9, 2009, The 3rd Annual Shared Services Exchange, Miami, Florida. This is an invitation-only gathering for VP and C-Level senior executives made up of highly crafted, executive level conference sessions, interactive “Brain Weave” discussions, engaging networking opportunities and strategic one-on-one advisory meetings between solution providers and delegates. With a distinguished speaking faculty from Coca-Cola, CIGNA, American Electric Power, AOL and Safeway, amongst others, the seats at the 2009 Exchange are limited and filling up quickly. We have limited complimentary invitations available for qualified delegates for a limited time. Please give us your reference ‘Outsourcing-Law’ when inquiring. There are solution provider opportunities also available for companies who want to be represented. You can request your invitation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1866-296-4580. Visit our website.
June 23-25, 2009, SSON’s Launching and Managing Shared Services, Houston, Texas. This is the only conference in the US specifically focused on management and technology tools needed for a successful SS center. Developed in conjunction with an expert advisory board, the conference features extended interactive sessions on key activities needed to optimize a shared services strategy. Whether you’re building the business case, designing a governance model, implementing an ERP system, or agreeing on a series of performance standards with the business, Launching and Managing Shared Services delivers the exact information you need to proceed with confidence. Join other senior business leaders on giving your shared services center the best possible chance of success in a challenging economic environment. We’re proud to highlight this event’s outstanding speaker faculty of Shared Services experts from companies including MICROSOFT, COORS BREWING, CARGILL, APPLIED MATERIALS, and ASTRAZENECA. Contact Kim Vigilia at email@example.com for any questions. For more info, click here.
July 27-29, 2009, IQPC’s 7 th Annual Procure-to-Pay Summit, Boston, Massachussetts. Leveraging current opportunities around corporate spend management whilst minimizing the impact on A/P, the 7th Procure-to-Pay Summit is expanding on its previous success and featuring new additions to the program, including: in-depth coverage of various AP optimization approaches: centralization, outsourcing and automation; new emphasis on strategic sourcing and global procurement; new techniques and tools for maximizing supplier relationships in procurement and efficiently expediting supplier payments in AP. For more information, please click here.
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