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Five Traits of Effective Digital Transformation Leadership: Key Takeaways from 500+ Senior IT Executives | Webinar

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45-minute webinar held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 1 p.m. CDT, 2 p.m. EDT

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Effective digital transformation requires a range of strategic, organizational, operational, cultural and talent-related actions to achieve business success. What are the necessary leadership dynamics and characteristics required to take on digital transformation?

Based upon insights derived from surveying over 500 senior IT leaders across the globe, covering topics such as next-generation infrastructure and cybersecurity, we’ve identified a handful of critical qualifications required to lead successful digital transformation journeys. And we’re going to share them with you in this fast-paced, information-packed session.

Who should attend, and why?
The webinar content is geared toward global enterprise stakeholders responsible for leading IT and related digital transformation efforts, including Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), Chief Digital Officers (CDOs), and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs/CSOs). Attendees will walk away with five key traits required to lead successful digital transformations.
Attendees will walk away with five key traits required to lead successful digital transformations.

Presenters
Cecilia Edwards
Partner
Everest Group

Jimit Arora
Partner
Everest Group

Ready to Learn More About the Next Wave in Intelligent Document Processing? | Webinar

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Session held live on Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 9 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. EDT, 3 p.m. BST, 7:30 p.m. IST | Hosted by WorkFusion with Everest Group guest speaker, Anil Vijayan, Practice Director, Everest Group

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Join this webinar to learn more about how your organization can benefit from intelligent document processing (IDP). IDP includes capturing data from documents, categorizing and extracting relevant data for further processing using AI technologies such as computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), natural language processing (NLP), and machine/deep learning.

Key takeaways:

  • IDP solutions can be applied to a wide variety of use cases from different business functions and verticals
  • Adoption of IDP solutions can not only help enterprises achieve cost savings, but also improve their workforce productivity and employee & customer experiences
  • These products are also rapidly evolving in the sophistication of their capabilities, features and functionalities

 

Outsourcing Pricing: Do You Know What You Don’t Know? (Key Trends Impacting Your Agreements) | Webinar

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60-minute webinar held live on Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 9 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. EDT, 3 p.m. BST, 7:30 p.m. IST

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Do you know what you don’t know? The method and manner of pricing outsourcing deals never stops changing. Some trends are rapid and significant – and others simply incremental. Join us as we explore the pricing changes related to IT and BPO transactions, as reported by your peers.

We’ll cover major disruptions, the impact of geopolitical restrictions, and key commercial contract terms (nothing is taboo!).

From this session, you’ll be able to answer the following:

  • What are the current pricing-related trends impacting both enterprises and service providers?
  • Are there areas of high variation in my commercial contracts that could lead to seemingly counter-intuitive deal pricing behavior?
  • Are there near-term price movements that I should expect and be prepared for?
  • What direction are outsourcing contract tenets trending toward?

Who should attend, and why?
This webinar will offer results from our recent market survey on outsourcing pricing trends, coupled with our insights into what these trends mean for you and how to take advantage of them to drive business impact.

The content is geared to senior executives –
Enterprises: Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management, Contract Management, CPO, CIO

Can’t join us live? Register anyway!
All registrants will receive an email (typically within 1-2 business days of the live delivery) with the link to session slides and on-demand playback. In addition, you’ll also receive details on how to participate in our labor rates special offer, covering complementary price checks for up to three standard roles in three different countries.

Presenters
Michel Janssen
Chief Research Guru
Everest Group

Abhishek Sharma
Partner
Everest Group

Models for a Shared Services / GIC Setup | On-Demand Webinar

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Originally presented live on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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This 18-minute on-demand webinar is the second in a series of brief, targeted sessions designed to help service delivery leaders set up leading, effective, and successful delivery centers.

As enterprises increasingly adopt the Shared Services Center (also known as Global In-house Center or GIC) model, they often grapple with questions regarding the key set-up elements. This particular session covers the following topics:
• Range of setup options available
• Advantages and challenges prevalent within each option
• Market adoption and expected trends
• Decision variables in selecting the right setup model

Who should view, and why?
The content is geared to senior enterprise executives, including: leaders responsible for strategic outsourcing, transformation, and project management, as well as business unit executives. The session is designed for those looking to strengthen their understanding of the setup-related aspects of establishing Shared Services Centers or GICs.

Presenters:
Marvin Newell
Partner, Consulting
Everest Group

Aditya Verma
Vice-President, Global Sourcing
Everest Group

The 5 Most Important Global Services Trends For 2019 | Webinar

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Webinar held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 9 a.m. CST, 10 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. GMT, 8:30 p.m. IST

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The global sourcing market seems to be increasingly dynamic these days, driven in no small part by the development of disruptive technologies and the resulting transition from an arbitrage-first to a digital-first model. These changes are impacting everything from staffing models to delivery models, contracting terms to relationship governance.

In the context of this accelerating change, our experts will share the 5 most important trends in sourcing today – helping you to understand and focus on those trends that will impact you most. In this fast-paced 60-minute webinar, we will identify the trends, then explain and discuss what they mean for your job, both today and in the future.

Based in part on our Market Vista™ research, we’ll put the developments and trends in context as we cover the key forces and metrics defining the market, highlighting:

  • Key outsourcing trends
  • Market trends in digital adoption
  • Shared Services or Global In-house Center (GIC) market trends
  • Key issues for enterprises in 2019

Who should attend, and why?
Executives looking to understand the key developments across outsourcing transaction trends and their impacts, trends in Shared Services or Global In-house Centers (GICs), and service provider developments.

Can’t join us live? Register anyway!
All registrants will receive an email (typically within 1-2 business days of the live delivery) containing the link to session slides and on-demand playback.

Presenters:
Michel Janssen
Chief Research Guru
Everest Group

Eric Simonson
Managing Partner – Research
Everest Group

H. Karthik
Partner, Global Sourcing
Everest Group

Key Elements of a Shared Services / GIC Setup | On-Demand Webinar

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Originally presented live on Thursday, December 6, 2018

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This 25-minute on-demand webinar is the first in a series of brief, targeted sessions designed to help service delivery leaders set up leading, effective, and successful delivery centers.

This must-see session addresses how to:
• Articulate business objectives, the center’s role, and its anticipated business impact
• Evaluate setup options, including location, talent model, and commercial & legal options
• Prepare and assess the business case for the center
• Develop the implementation blueprint, including the timeline and sequencing of activities, vendor selection and coordination, and operating and governance models

Who should view, and why?
The content is geared to senior enterprise executives, including: leaders responsible for strategic outsourcing, transformation, and project management, as well as business unit executives.

Presenters:
H. Karthik
Partner, Global Sourcing
Everest Group

Marvin Newell
Partner, Consulting
Everest Group

Are You Effectively Leveraging Provider Relationships to Drive Better Customer Experience? | Webinar

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Complimentary 60-minute webinar held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 9 a.m. CST, 10 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. GMT, 8:30 p.m. IST

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Questions we’ll address:

  • How do Pinnacle Enterprises leverage Contact Center Outsourcing (CCO) to drive a better customer experience, and what uptick in business impact do they realize?
  • What key practices and capabilities do Pinnacle Enterprises deploy to realize higher business impact?
  • How do Pinnacle Enterprises’ expectations of, and engagement with, CCO providers differ from other enterprises, and how is that improving results?

Pinnacle Enterprises™ have achieved 2.4X improvement in customer satisfaction, through their CCO provider engagements, compared to other enterprises. In the webinar, we will discuss Pinnacle – or best-in-class – strategies for leveraging their CCO relationships to drive better business outcomes. By expanding scope of traditional CCO relationship into broader Customer Experience Management (CXM) services, Pinnacle Enterprises™ have transformed it into a strategic differentiator rather than a cost center. This webinar provides insights into the leading CXM models, practices, and capabilities that contribute most to business impact, based on our Pinnacle Model peer research.

Who should attend, and why?
This webinar will offer market-tested insights into how organizations can effectively leverage COO to deliver a better customer experience … and ultimately business impact.
The content is geared to senior executives –
Enterprises: Heads of CXM, Heads of Contact Center, Global Sourcing Managers, Heads of Outsourcing, IT/BPO Strategy Heads, Vendor Managers
Service Providers: CXM/CCO practice head, Senior BPO and CXM/CCO sales executives

Presenters
Michel Janssen
Chief Research Guru
Everest Group

Shirley Hung
Vice President
Everest Group

Skand Bhargava
Practice Director
Everest Group

 

Human + Tech: Impact of Emerging Technologies on Integrated Services Delivery | Webinar

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Complimentary 60-minute webinar to be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 9 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. EDT, 3 p.m. BST, 7:30 p.m. IST

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Questions this session will address:

  • How is technology impacting the nature of global services jobs?
  • What job roles are likely to be most impacted by technology, and how might technology impact them?
  • Which job roles are likely to have increased human involvement?
  • What are the imperatives for companies to succeed in a HUMAN + TECH paradigm?

As emerging technologies continue to transform the face of global services delivery, the debate over its impact rages on, with many prognosticating mass unemployment as robots “steal” jobs from humans. But we have a different take: we think the major impact of technology will be on the nature of the work, not the number of jobs. Call us hopelessly optimistic, we but believe that human leverage of technology (HUMAN + TECH) will help to create fundamentally new forms of value.

Join us for a lively panel discussion with enterprise and service provider delivery leaders who are wrestling with these very issues, and learn how they have structured their delivery programs and (human) staff to take full advantage of the benefits of thinking HUMAN + TECH, not human vs. tech.

Who should attend, and why?
This session will help guide Heads of Global In-house Centers / Shared Services Centers / Global Business Services; senior executives from Workforce Planning and Strategy groups; Heads of support functions (e.g., IT, HR, Corporate Finance, Quality); and Delivery / Support Function Managers and Senior Managers in thinking about how they might leverage technology to create fundamentally new forms of value in their organizations.

Panelists
Benedict Hernandez
Intelligent Operations Lead for the Philippines, China, Malaysia, and Japan
Accenture

David Palmieri
Head of Global Delivery Center Operations
Experian

Chris Rogers
Head of Facilitated Services and Transformation, Global Business Services
Standard Chartered GBS

Moderator
H. Karthik
Partner
Everest Group

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Contracting for Agile: Lessons From the Trenches in Sourcing Agile Development | Webinar

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Complimentary 60-minute webinar to be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. CDT, 10 a.m. EDT, 3 p.m. BST, 7:30 p.m. IST

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Questions we’ll address:

  • Is broad-based adoption of Agile Development real or hype?
  • How does Agile impact the delivery model for outsourced services?
  • How do pricing models need to evolve to capture value from Agile?
  • How do Terms & Conditions for Agile contracts need to change to minimize risk and maximize value?
  • What are some best practices to consider when negotiating and managing Agile contracts?

As frequent delivery and customer satisfaction become the new currencies for IT organizations, a greater number of enterprises are embracing Agile and DevOps methodologies to rapidly deploy useful software. As traditional, Waterfall-based contracts are unable to manage the ambiguity and complexity related to Agile, the increase in Agile adoption is causing sourcing groups to reassess outsourcing contract templates.

Who should attend, and why?
This webinar will provide Strategic Outsourcing & Vendor Management groups with practical insights for structuring and negotiating Agile contracts.

Presenters
Jimit Arora
Partner
Everest Group

Abhishek Sharma
Partner
Everest Group

Moderator
Alan Wolfe
Senior Vice President
Everest Group

Sourcing RPA: Latest Developments and Enterprise Implications | Webinar (Hosted by the New England chapter of IAOP)

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 8 a.m. CDT, 9 a.m. EDT, 2 p.m. BST, 6:30 p.m. IST | Hosted by the New England chapter of IAOP, co-chaired by Foley & Lardner, Sapience, and Everest Group

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Robotic Process Automation – RPA – is impacting the very way companies do business. Negotiating the right contracts with your RPA software vendor along with your outsourcing service providers is critical.

In this fast-paced, dynamic market, it’s essential that you stay abreast of the latest market and vendor developments to best harness the power of RPA – at the right cost, and with suitable contract terms. And, with everyone touting their “latest thing,” one must be able to separate the hype from the truth.

Our RPA experts will help to light the path. In this 60-minute webinar, we’ll arm you with the following actionable takeaways:
• Vet the underlying RPA software vendors based upon late-breaking market developments
• Understand impacts of the convergence of RPA and AI (and other key automation tools)
• Learn about key contract pricing metrics so you are prepared for deal negotiations
• Tips for managing the implications on your existing outsourcing relationships

Who should attend?
Enterprise executives responsible for outsourcing and vendor management strategy, and professionals who oversee RPA implementation and operations

Presenters
Sarah Burnett
Executive Vice President and Distinguished Analyst
Everest Group

Michel Janssen
Chief Research Guru
Everest Group