28 June 2017
Registration and Coffees
Turbo-charge your Tech Company – with IT Talent from Central Eastern Europe
9:00 – 9:45
Introductory Comments and Case-Study: Building a Mini-Empire on the back of CEE IT Talent.
9:45 – 10:30
Start-Ups: Turbo-charging your Start-up or Early-Stage Business with IT Talent from CEE.
Cutting your burn-rate, speeding up your time-to-market.
10:30 – 11:00
Coffees and Networking
11:00 – 11:45
Unsung IT Outsourcing and Software development havens: Romania, Bulgaria and Belarus.
Panelists: 4 American high-tech/IT firms who have a significant ITO footprint in CEE explain what goes right, what can do wrong, and how to make it work.
11:45 – 12:30
In Focus: ITO and software development in Poland (with an added focus on Gaming), Hungary, and Romania
Shared Service Centers in Central Eastern Europe – with a special focus on US Mid-market firms
1:30 -1: 45
Introductory Comments: Bottom-line boosts from Shared Services Centers
Case Studies and Lessons Learned from the “front line”
Panelists: 4 American corporations who have already invested in CEE – both “new kids on the block” and “grizzled veterans” - give insights into how they made their decisions to invest, how their businesses are developing, and key success factors to make your SSC exceed expectations.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
The rise of financial Shared Services centres in CEE locations.
Panelists: 4 American financial corporations explain why they are in CEE, how their SSCs have developed differently than expected, and what services are being delivered.
3:15pm – 3:45pm
Networking and Coffee Break
3:45 – 4:30pm
Execution: How smaller size companies capitalize on Shared Services to achieve the benefits of cost savings, higher quality of service and improved control environment.
Panelists: A 3-person panel talks about Salary levels in CEE, staff attraction and retention, and the importance of location and office environment to making your SSC work well.
4:30 – 5:00pm
Robotic Process Automation and Intelligent Automation
Awards Gala – Opening Cocktails and Networking
7:15pm – 8:45pm
USA – Europe SSC/ITO Awards (Seated Dinner; Tables of 10)
8:45pm – 11:30pm
Awards Celebrations, networking, wine tasting of top wines from Central Eastern Europe, and live music.