To make effective decisions, operate successfully, and achieve regulatory compliance, businesses need their data to be accurate, consistent and secure. As such, applying automated processes as a means of addressing business complexity and regulatory risk makes sense in today's world. We take a closer look at the key requirements and a high-level roadmap for implementing automated data governance.
Shared services as an asset to drive and support innovation and growth
13:15 - 14:00
Though innovation and growth have never been key drivers behind the shared services model, SSCs are under increasing pressure to support top-line growth as well as reduce costs. So how are they transforming from volume process management experts to innovators?
It’s a culture thing
16:00 - 16:40
In Q3 2016, a report by Hacker Rank placed no less than 6 emerging Europe countries in a global Top 20 List of countries producing the most talented developers, displacing the USA, UK and India. But when it comes to software outsourcing, it's not about who is the most talented and cheapest. Cultural alignment is also deemed to be critical. Here we discuss and debate the pros and cons of choosing geographic proximity and cultural affinity over (often cheaper) skills.