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Essential interactive workshops: Sunday, 13 February 2011 & Wednesday, 16 February 2011



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  1. 1. Middle East & North Africa Book Shared Services pa and 4 No y before vem b and er 2010 & Outsourcing Summit save US $ 750 Cutting costs and delivering tangible operational outcomes through innovative, agile and adaptable back office strategies International summit: 14 - 15 February 2011 Interactive workshops: 13 & 16 February 2011 SSON Member Discount Save an extra 10%! see back page for details The Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Local market knowledge and influence: Key topics include: Zaki Sabbah • How to maximise cost savings in your back office operations Chief Information Officer, Zamil Group, KSA • Determine the characteristics of a successful shared service initiative Zubair Ahmed • Identify and adopt a model that works for your organisation Head of IT Business Management, Dubai Bank, UAE • Re-engineer and re-design tired processes for simplification and transparency Ravindra Rao • Learn how other industries using outsourcing drive growth and control their costs on a yearly basis Global Finance Transformation Lead EMEA, Honeywell, UK • Discuss the core strategies successful organisations rely on to boost revenue through streamlining practices Colin Gow Group Head of HR Operations, Al Futtaim, UAE • Find out how Cloud and SaaS are changing the face of shared services and outsourcing • Receive up-to-date information on the current offshore location offerings, criteria for evaluating Jawwad Qazi the right place for your Shared Service Centre and speak to the organisations who have Director, Shared Services Operations, Mazrui Holdings Company, KSA recently made a move Mohamed Shah VP – Technology & Infrastructure Services, Knowledge Economic City Developer, KSA With key contributions from: Neelesh Antarkar • Saudi Aramco • Jumeirah Group Director Strategy & Performance Management, Abu Dhabi General Services, UAE • Knowledge & Human Development Authority • Gulf Bank • Saudi Electricity Company • Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) • Halliburton For more information or to register Tel: +971 4 364 2975 Fax: +971 4 363 1938 Email: enquiry@iqpc.ae www.sharedservicesmesummit.com Media partners: Researched and developed by: International Association fo and Commercial Manageme
  2. 2. Essential interactive workshops: Sunday, 13 February 2011 & Wednesday, 16 February 2011 IQPC’s workshops are unique opportunities to spend valuable time with industry experts. These interactive sessions are extended to ensure that you will get to the heart of the summit’s most critical issues and uncover practical solutions you can apply in your own company. Pre-summit workshop: Sunday 13 February 2011 Post-summit workshop: Wednesday 16 February 2011 08:30 Registration 08:30 Registration Workshop A: 09:00 – 16:00 Workshop B: 09:00 – 16:00 Driving out operating costs and creating efficiencies in your back office functions Creating value through Shared Services with ironclad business cases: Practical lessons from the construction & hospitality sectors Introduction: Introduction: A shared service offers your organisation the opportunity to cut costs, improve service and Most successful organisations have clearly articulated strategies and business models in terms consolidate staffing levels. Now that you have set your goals, you need to know how to ensure of their customer service proposition. A clear, defined approach is not always evident in the way you launch a successful operation that meets the wider needs of the company. This session will organisations source and deliver internal support services. Options range from in-sourced, cover pertinent aspects of mitigating costly mistakes and risks of failure when setting up, onshore models, to outsourced, offshore models with most organisations choosing one strategy enhancing or simply rebuilding a shared service or outsourcing function. or the other. This session will cover how value can be created through solid business case examples that can be taken onboard by many industries. What you will learn: • How to overcome the key technical challenges of selecting a model that works for What you will learn: your organisation • Identify your value goals • How to work around resource constraints and budget pressures • Fine-tune the organisational structure to determine the key element for success while • How to deal with transition and change management challenges creating value • Steps to overcoming business case surprises • Strategies for investing in people, processes and technology • Valuable lessons on constraints in creating the business case Your workshop director: • Understand and achieve your ROI goals Ravindra Rao, Global Finance Transformation Lead EMEA, Honeywell Your workshop director: Pieter Reynders, Shared Services: Financial Controller & Project Manager, Jumeirah Group Join us on: Facebook Linkedin Twitter Visit www.sharedservicesmesummit.com to know more IQPC provides business executives around the world with tailored practical conferences, large scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programmes, keeping them up-to-date with industry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape. IQPC’s large scale conferences are market leading “must attend” events for their respective industries. IQPC produces more than 1,700 events annually around the world, and continues to grow. Founded in 1973, IQPC now has offices in major cities across six continents including: Bengaluru, Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto. IQPC leverages a global research base of best practices to produce an unrivalled portfolio of conferences. www.iqpc.ae For more information or to register Tel: +971 4 364 2975
  3. 3. Summit day one: Monday, 14 February 2011 08:45 Registration and early morning coffee Setting up a Shared Service Center 09:00 Chairman’s welcome 13:45 Creating an HR Shared Services Centre within a large organisation • Identifying a value proposition for a shared services organisation and defining which service offerings to provide Optimising cost-efficiency – key models and methods • Balancing the drive towards a long-term vision with strong short-term milestones • Building and transitioning a new team to meet the evolving needs of the business 09:15 Discussing the strategic global and local developmental aspects of shared services and • Engraving process thinking and measurement into the function outsourcing in the Middle Eastern and North African markets Colin Gow, Group Head of HR Operations, Al Futtaim • What are the most competitive SSO models? Bryan Fuge, Group Head of Recruitment, Al Futtaim • Evaluating the advantages of SSO: What works and what doesn’t work in these markets? • Deciding why you should implement an SSO function and the long-term benefits of doing so 14:30 Leveraging and optimising operational excellence through strategic sourcing • Evaluating the need for strategic sourcing and deciding on a model that works • Developing a business case to support the implementation of shared services and outsourcing • Setting criteria for selecting a service provider: Determining what your company needs right now • Examining how shared services can assist in managing cash and operational risks • Discussing what to look out for in partnership agreements • Understanding how companies are making smooth transitional changes to shared services in • Delivering sustainable outsourcing agreements through diverse sourcing methods the wake of the economic downturn • Creating a solid validation process that incorporates an agreeable value proposition to all stakeholders Ravindra Rao, Global Finance Transformation Lead EMEA, Honeywell Indranil Guha, Manager, IT Infrastructure & Services, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) 10:00 Examining the continued role of an outsourcing decision and roll-out and key lessons 15:15 Mid-afternoon refreshments learned on various models 15:45 Creating a customer-centric finance shared Shared services in HR transformation • Evaluating strategic imperatives and tactical grounds for outsourcing service operation • The role of strategic HR management in • Discussing the characteristics of successful outsourcing relationships • Reaching new levels of efficiency in financial achieving business results • Five things to look out for when developing and managing outsourcing integration back office support • Developing the HR Shared Service concept DISCUSSION GROUPS Ayed Al-Ruwaili, Group Leader & Communications Engineer, Saudi Aramco • Procure-to-pay processes: Mastering the art of by evaluating core and non-core services cutting costs and resources where necessary • Aligning HR services with needs of customers FOCUSED 10:45 Mid-morning refreshments • Achieving proper compliance management Jawwad Qazi, Director, Shared Services within the business unit Operations, Mazrui Holdings Company 11:15 Discussing and evaluating the hybrid model: Lessons learned from Dubai Bank • Evolving delivery models beyond the shared • Creating a sound business with realistic views of your capabilities, processes, cost and services function Ravindra Rao, Global Finance Transformation need for control Lead EMEA, Honeywell • Discussing the benefits of the hybrid model with regards to control and why this may not work Pieter Reynders, Shared Services: Financial in other industries Controller & Project Manager, Jumeirah Group • Overcoming the difficulty of third party dealing with data: How to overcome loss of managerial control, threats to security and confidentiality • Reviewing the available technology platforms to aide in the success of the hybrid model 16:30 Walking through best practice scenarios in shared services and outsourcing: An international overview of codes and standards Zubair Ahmed, Head of IT Business Management, Dubai Bank • Determining how many services you should integrate into one shared services and/or outsourcing • Creating quality standards and performance benchmarks for your off-shoring activities 12:00 Understanding various models and methods for creating support services for government entities • Discussing the difference in decreasing operating costs from SSC or BPO: Can one use these • Understanding the full process and various models used for transitioning to shared services two together? • Learning about some of the hidden costs associated with the transition Devidu Anand Venkateswaran, Process Excellence & Business Process Re-Engineering Expert, • Discussing the critical success factors and cultural challenges and opportunities Gulf Bank & CEO, International Performance Excellence (IPE) • Ensuring that the capabilities of the team support the implementation of a new operating model 17:00 Chairman’s closing remarks Neelesh Antarkar, Director Strategy & Performance Management, Abu Dhabi General Services 17:15 End of summit day one 12:45 Networking lunch for delegates and speakers Fax: +971 4 363 1938 Email: enquiry@iqpc.ae
  4. 4. Summit day two: Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:30 Early morning coffee 13:45 Taking your Shared Services business case to the next level: When is it appropriate to move to the next implementation phase? 09:00 Chairman’s welcome • Creating value through Shared Services and models required to understand and build the business case Creating value in your shared services and outsourcing initatives • Tools for building a compelling business case • Moving from the business case to transformation 09:15 Recognising clear advantages of outsourcing and what organisations in the Middle Pieter Reynders, Shared Services: Financial Controller & Project Manager, Jumeirah Group East are currently doing • Determining the appropriate time to bring services back in-house 14:30 Becoming competitive in a global market through managed services such as contact centers • Learn about some of the hidden costs, associated with the transition • Discussing ways businesses can create the right conditions for outsourced services • Deciding who to structure your business outsourcing relationships with • Determining how your managed services can control costs, enhance processes and provide • Discussing the roles of the buyer, provider and advisor to the outsourcing function business intelligence Mohamed Shah, VP – Technology & Infrastructure Services, Knowledge Economic City Developer • Dealing with loss of managerial control and threats to security and confidentiality when utilising managed services 10:00 How Cloud Computing is changing the face of shared services and outsourcing Russ Sandlin, Executive Manager of Contact Center, Gulf Bank • Determining organisational structure and culture needed to support the move to Cloud computing • Understanding the Cloud structure and transitioning to Cloud services from siloed solutions 15:15 Mid-afternoon refreshments • Addressing data management issues and challenges for IT in a Cloud-sourced world • Developing contracts and agreements: Rethinking the role of the contract when working with Ongoing tools for evaluating your shared services and outsourcing initiatives commercial providers and partner institutions Zaki Sabbah, Chief Information Officer, Zamil Group 15:45 Using KPIs to improve Shared Services Centre maintenance • Discussing KPIs and their importance in maintenance 10:45 Mid-morning refreshments • Ensuring that all KPIs reflect organisational goals • Making KPIs quantifiable 11:15 Adopting standards to support Shared Services and Outsourcing in the region Eng. Shadi Ghamri, Head of Technical Services, Saudi Electricity Company • Discussing the various types of regulation lacking to make outsourcing a viable business function and to protect stakeholder information 16:15 Measuring the performance of your SSO DISCUSSION • Developing solid standards for transparency between providers by benchmarking against • Incorporating performance measurement into service level agreements PANEL industry practices • Setting up baseline measures and benchmarking touch points • Educating governments on the successes of shared services and outsourcing and how it can be • Utilising customer-facing metrics and customer satisfaction surveys successfully executed if regulated • Understanding the Balanced Scorecard • Evaluating the risks and benefits and optimising this to deliver better value Dr. Wafi Dawood, Chairman, Dubai Quality Group Russ Sandlin, Executive Manager of Contact Center, Gulf Bank Zaki Sabbah, Chief Information Officer, Zamil Group 16:45 Chairman’s closing remarks Eng. Shadi Ghamri, Head of Technical Services, Saudi Electricity Company Mohamed Shah, VP – Technology & Infrastructure Services, Knowledge Economic City Developer 17:00 End of summit day two 12:00 Standardisation of global processes – is this possible, or even necessary? • To what extent can processes be transferred effectively? • Deciding which process to standardise and creating a plan of action for doing so • Is there a manageable interface between culture and process? Stuart Heath, Manager Dubai Transaction Centre (DTC), Halliburton 12:45 Networking lunch with delegates and speakers www.sharedservicesmesummit.com
  5. 5. SSON provides research, training, and networking for over 4,500 shared services executive members from over 50 Middle East & North Africa countries around the world. Whether you need resources to write a report, facts to benchmark performance against or Shared Services of development we can support you. simply want to meet some of your peers at the same stage Sign up today, pay only $149.99 USD and receive benefits that will help you to take your & Outsourcing Summit implementation to the next level. Website: www.ssonetwork.com Email: info@ssonetwork.com Phone: +44 (0)20 7368 9300 is the number one subscription publication for Shared Services The main driver of Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) is to reduce costs and deliver and outsourcing executives. Containing best practice case study greater efficiencies through central departments or managed services. There are advantages approaches to strategic issues, every issue is a mine of innovative ideas and experience that and disadvantages with both shared services and outsourcing and no ‘one model that fits all’. can help you to do your job better. It’s also the place to get the long view on trends in the marketplace. As the Middle Eastern and North African shared services and outsourcing functions mature, Our regular features include: companies are geared toward accelerating cost savings and creating high performance back • Culture and Communications • Captive vs Outsourcing mix • Customer satisfaction offices. The Middle East & North Africa Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit will address key • Driving Business Value • Multifunctional Scope • Globalization challenges on selecting models and address the strategic decisions relevant practitioners and • Talent – getting it and • Change management • Governance and compliance CIO’s are faced with on a daily basis. keeping it If you’re looking for independent advice straight from your peers plus the bigger picture on the shared services and outsourcing space Shared Services News delivers all of this and more. Through panel discussions and key presentations attendees will learn how companies plan to Join thousands of your peers and subscribe to be a premium member today to receive 10 incorporate SSO initiatives and streamline their processes and activities to reap the full cost issues a year. saving benefits of their back office operations and functions. What our past attendees say about our Shared Services events: Benefits of attending: "In no other conference have I seen such extensive dialogue - real interaction - between the • Discover how to create value added services beyond simple cost cutting companies in need of services and solutions and those supplying the companies. Shared • Learn about the most competitive shared services and outsourcing models: captive, Services & Outsourcing Week drives true collaboration and partnership, something we need outsourced or hybrid more of in these difficult economic times." • Learn the most critical practices when setting up a new shared services center Rick Arpin, SVP & Corporate Controller, MGM Mirage • Take home examples on failed shared services and outsourcing tranformation and what to look out for "It was great having so many companies and so many experiences being shared, all in the same place. Definitely a successful and productive week" Who will attend the Middle East & North Africa Shared Services Ruben Lopez, Operations Manager, Shared Marketing Services, HP Global Business Services & Outsourcing Summit? Sponsorship & exhibition opportunities • CEOs, CIOs, COOs, and CFOs • Heads of Performance As an organisation who is leading the way in this sector, sponsoring a conference, or even taking • Strategic Sourcing & Service • Heads of Financial and Administration an exhibition stand, is a fantastic way of raising your company’s profile within a certain market and Delivery Directors Shared Services creating greater awareness of your brand. • Operations & Business Services Directors • Heads of Technology Infrastructure Only at the Middle East & North Africa Shared Services & Outsourcing Summit will the highest-level • Shared Services Directors / Managers • IT Shared Services Managers & Heads of IT decision makers attend in one place at one time. • Finance Directors & Corporate Controllers • HR Shared Services Managers & Heads of HR • Can you afford to miss out on this opportunity? • Procurement & Purchasing Directors • Support Services Managers • Do you have a product or service that our senior decision-makers and influencers need? • BPO & Process Excellence Directors We have a range of business development / marketing and sales solutions that will be tailored to specifically deliver on your business objectives. For more details, call +971 4 360 2801 or email sponsorship@iqpc.ae
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