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Optimus Breakfast Event – Software Outsourcing: The Do’s and Don’ts

November 17, 2015 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us on November 17th, 2015 to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Software Outsourcing from a panel of technology executives. This breakfast event will bring together local high-level IT professionals and provide attendees valuable insights on working with an outsourcing partner. After breakfast and a chance to network with your peers, Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner of Optimus Information, will lead a discussion on software outsourcing with the following panelists:

Ralph Turfus,  Entrepreneur, Investor and ex-CEO, Class Software
Peter Lukomskyj, VP, Products, Elastic Path Software
Benjamin Terrill, VP of Customer Success, Mobify

If you would like to attend, please email marcom@optimusinfo.com for availability.

 optimus-breakfast-series Optimus Breakfast Event – Software Outsourcing: The Do’s and Don’ts

Software Outsourcing: The Do’s and Don’ts

7:30am – 8:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30am – 9:30am Panel Discussion and Q&A
9:30am – 10:00am Networking

Event Overview:

Outsourcing Software Development and Testing continues to be a fast growing trend among enterprises large and small. Since 2000, the global market value of IT outsourcing services has steadily grown from $45B to over $100B. The primary motivations for outsourcing include focusing on core strengths, improved resource scalability, access to better technology, talent and innovation and reduction in overall costs.

Like any other outsourcing, there are successes and failures and lessons to be learnt. At the Software Outsourcing Breakfast Event we will speak with technology executives who will share their experiences and discuss the reasons, risks and rewards for outsourcing. Discussion topics will include outsourcing cost factors, data security and confidentially, vendor experience and expertise, process and communication, and more.

Panelist Bios:

Ralph Turfus,  Entrepreneur, Investor and ex-CEO, Class Software

Ralph Turfus has spent four decades in the ICT sector, and is currently board chair of Fund II company Endurance Wind Power, and Fund I company Redlen Technologies. Previously, Ralph was the founder and CEO of Class Software, a leading developer of software for municipal governments, purchased in 2004 by San Diego-based The Active Network in a private equity-financed transaction. An engineer with an MBA, Ralph’s passion is for developing the marketing and sales capabilities of entrepreneurial technologists. He is a hands-on angel investor and executive mentor, and is active in organizations that promote the region’s technology industry. In recognition of his industry contributions, he was named the BC Technology Industry Association’s “Person of the Year” for 2006.

Peter Lukomskyj, VP, Products, Elastic Path Software

Peter leads Elastic Path’s Marketing, Product Management, Product Development, Product Education and Product Support teams. His team is passionate about building commerce technologies that power exceptional digital experiences. Peter joined Elastic Path from QuickMobile as Chief Operating Officer, which during his tenure placed #1 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50. Prior to that, Peter was a Global Vice President at Sophos, where he introduced new product lines, oversaw customer loyalty and e-commerce, and assessed and integrated several acquisitions.

Benjamin Terrill, VP of Customer Success, Mobify

With 15 years of experience in software companies and digital agencies, Ben has created award-winning campaigns for global brands such as Nike and Electronic Arts. In his four years at Mobify, Ben has built our professional services and customer success teams from the ground up. His teams strives to deliver excellence to all of our customers, including household names such as Ann Taylor, Crocs, British Telecom and Eddie Bauer.

Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner, Optimus Information (Moderator)

Pankaj Agarwal is the Managing Partner of Optimus Information Inc. He is an active investor in Canadian, US and Indian startups and private technology companies serving on the boards of a number of companies. Pankaj has over two decades of experience working in the technology outsourcing industry. Before founding Optimus, he was a co-founder and CEO of Momentum Technologies Inc. until they were purchased by the European IT consulting company Sopra Group where he served on the Executive Committee.


Details

Date:
November 17, 2015
Time:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Optimus Information
Phone:
604-736-4600
Email:
marcom@optimusinfo.com

Venue

Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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Details

Date:
November 17, 2015
Time:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Optimus Information
Phone:
604-736-4600
Email:
marcom@optimusinfo.com

Venue

Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
+ Google Map