Jean-Paul Binot, who leads the Finance Transformation practice of Deloitte Consulting Southeast Asia, confirmed his participation in IOS 2012 today. He will join other A-list consultants in the Analyst Panel October 9, 2012, which is titled “Niches with Niches: Is hyperspecialization the future of IT-BPO?” Panelists will debate the chances IT-BPO will follow the turn-of-the-last-century lead of manufacturing to increasing specialization. Will the most specialized IT-BPOs be the most successful?
Binot has 21 years of experience from which to draw his conclusions. He has worked with clients in the Manufacturing, Business Services, Consumer Business, Life Sciences, and Financial Services industries. His expertise lies in a variety core business processes, from accounting and reporting to legal and tax restructuring to business continuity and risk management. Binot frequently advises clients on “Make or Buy” analyses and IT-BPO vendor selection.
This year’s Chairman’s Panel takes on an especially timely question, “Threats and challenges: Should protectionism be a genuine concern for the global service delivery business?” US President Barak Obama’s move to institutionalizing insourcing in the lead up to the 2012 US presidential election–which takes place less than a month following IOS 2012–is popular among American workers still struggling to make ends meet in what everyone hopes is the aftermath of the global financial crisis that began in 2009.
But not so among US executives whose firms are under continual pressure to increase efficiency, productivity, and innovation. Just about any strategy to respond to that pressure involves some level of outsourcing or shared services investment offshore. Can they stand up the the US president? Or should they even bother? Is this just another debate that will quickly fade after the elections?
Presenting the perspective of Brazil’s IT-BPO industry will be the director for Global Market Development of the Brazilian Association of IT and Communication Companies (Brasscom), Sergio Pessoa. Pessoa is leading Brasscom’s investor marketing initiative. And he’s hugely qualified to do so as a former global executive at Motorola and McDonald’s and a leader of Tier-1 consulting practices for FORTUNE 500 organizations.
These and close to 100 other respected C-level IT-BPO and shared services executives, client-side decision-makers, and ranking government executives will participate in IOS 2012 as presenters, moderators and panelists. Over 500 delegates are expected to hear them express their perspectives on major strategic issues affecting the global IT-BPO industry, and to share their own.