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Live Blog Post- Simplifying Business, Amplifying Value : A Forum on Process Excellence.

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Our Digit.lk team is here at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo to cover this event.

More info on the event could be found here.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:47 pm

That’s it. This is the digit.lk live team signing off from this event.

Ciao.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:47 pm

He Thanks His team , the team of Galadari and the sponsors as well.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:45 pm

Mr. Imran Furkhan gets on to the stage to present the Vote of thanks. He is the Executive Director of SLASSCOM.

He Thanks all the Guest speakers for the Day. He is trying to keep this simple and under a minute or so. He says.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:42 pm

Now, Mr. Madhu Rathnayake will award the token of appreciation to the Panelists and the Guest speakers.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:40 pm

The final question for the Panel Discussion was raised by the Moderator Mr. Viren, “Is our Education System thinks us to employ and embrace the change?”

All the panelists answered this question.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:33 pm

Another question from the audience is, “How would you retain experience from a particular individual who is leaving the industry? Is there any process? ” This question is aimed at Mr. Keith and Mr. Raghuram.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:29 pm

Same question was answered by Mr. Raghuram and now Mr. Joel is giving his piece of mind on it.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:23 pm

Mr. Keith didn’t hesitate to answer that question as well and he answers another question from the audience too.

“Always think that your way is not the only way and the right way”. Mr. Keith states.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:14 pm

SLASSCOM Executive Director Mr. Imran raised a question towards all the panelists.

“You have delivery centers around the world, how is the acceptance across countries? ”

And Mr. Joel and Mr. Raghuram responses.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:10 pm

Mr. Joel answers a question raised by one of the listeners in the audience.

Mr. Keith answers a question as well too, raised by the same individual.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:05 pm

Some questions were asked by the Moderator for which all the panelist answered.

And now the house is open for open questions regarding any issue or any doubt.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201312:03 pm

And with that note, Mr. Raghuram gets off the podium.

And the Panelist are being called on to the stage for a Panel Discussion.

Moderator –> Mr. Viren Perera, Cheif Operation Officer of Brandix.
Panelists –> Mr. Joel Roques, Mr. Keith Modder and Mr. Raghuram Gopalan.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:51 am

Mr. Raghuram says “In God we trust, rest all bring Data” is something that they believe very strongly.

Learning and continuous improvements are the only long term differentiators – His slide says. .

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:46 am

Mr. Raghuram talks about training methodology. Since Indian expenses are rising, they hadn’t any choice but to choose from the rural areas rather than urban areas. The quantity doesn’t count he says. Its the quality.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:33 am

Mr. Raghuram shares this Video as well. The audience is enjoying this at the moment.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:30 am

Mr. Raguram shares a Sanskrit quote as well. “Yad Bhaavam, Tat Bhavathi”. Which means ” You are your deep driving passion”.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:27 am

Key demands in Indian Domestic market

1 Scale
2 Lack of cost abritage
3 customer expectations of high service level
4 language and democratic complexity
5 Rising cost of operations
6 varying maturity of sub-processes
Field operations
Forecasting
7 Inclusive growth

-His slide says.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:20 am

He says TATA Business Support Services is a small initiative by TATA corporation and it was started in 2004.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:16 am

A warm hands of applause’s welcomes him.

He says he’ll try to keep this an interactive session. With this note, he plays a video, Showcasing different industries where TATA corporation have excelled.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:09 am

Its the session Two. Third speaker for the day is being welcomed.

Mr. Rahuram Gopalan, Senior Vice President, Tata Business Support Services LTD.

He is about to talk on “Driving continuous process excellence”

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201311:06 am

We are live again.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:34 am

Its the refreshment break. Tea and Snacks are being served.

Be right back in a while.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:32 am

He stops his speech by a Quote by Alvin Toffler.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”.

He leaves.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:31 am

Delivery leader-board are up in their lobby’s now. He says.

“Innovation may not come from your typical IT guy”.
-Keith.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:23 am

Why couldn’t we replicate the Sunday Night Computing experience on Monday Morning?

His slide shows the Application that they have build, as alternatives for Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google.

Vinnovate, V Tube, Yammer MySite and Vingo are these apps in order.

- Keith.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:15 am

“Innovation in an organization happens in an edge”

Are you even listening? Is your enterprise listening? He asks.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:11 am

Maturing alongside the millennial generation are a new set of enabling technology.

YouTube has become the second most used Search engine after Google today.

-Keith.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:09 am

Mr. Keith talks about customer satisfaction by giving two examples. One from An Airport (Chenny Airport) and another one about Dialog Axiata.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 201310:03 am

Companies and Organizations who spend time on Social Networks interacting with their clients and the well wishers, actually get a large exposure and business opportunities.

- Keith.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:56 am

BPMs are loosing their allure with the corporate leaders. Yes. BPM had a bad wrap. It always had been seen behind in effectiveness.

“Email is getting outdated where Facebook, WhatsApp and Zinger is taking over.”

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:49 am

Mr. Keith Modder is being called on to the podium. Mr. Keith is the CEO of Virtusa Corporation.

He is about to talk on “Using the best resources for the next practice in business”.

He is more than pleased by the eloquent welcome.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:44 am

With a summery of his speech, Mr. Joel departs.

The crowd gladly sends him away with a handful of applause’s.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:43 am

Every successful story, doesn’t makes the headline. But every bad story makes the headline, He says. In a sarcastic manner.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:42 am

Both globalization business models are working in terms of Savings.

Over 2/3 of programs deliver according to or better than plan, but some BPOs and captive seriously under platform.

-Joel.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:37 am

Today, over 3500 captive and BPO centers exist globally.

Unfortunately Sri Lanka haven’t made into the shortlisted of the most off shoring countries.

- Joel.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:32 am

How will GBS rise to the Challenge and move up the maturity curve?

Answer, Preferred Optimization strategies. (They are going to adapt to this strategy for the next 24 months)

- A slide by him explains.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:29 am

Internal Customers play a major role too. Understand what they want, what are their needs.

Its not only a knowledge centric process now.

-Joel.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:23 am

Stakeholders expect GBS to deliver high quality services at a competitive cost. And if they hadn’t been doing that, he wont be down this road for 20 years.

-Joel

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:17 am

When you start a new company, when you’re an enterprenuer , IT is the major enabler.

Cost reduction is everything.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:13 am

The world class advantage -> Higher effectiveness level to the business delivered at a lower cost.

At Hacket Group, they benchmark the their Data Base in 4 categories.

1 Finance
2 IT
3 HR
4 Procurement

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:10 am

Companies tries to do some serious equations, to enhance customer satisfaction and to increase their revenue.

You can move forward by applying and practicing the best solutions out there.

-Joel.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:05 am

Mr. Hariharan Padmanadhan takes on the stage to welcome the two major speakers for the day, On Customer Centricity: Driving Continuous Process Excellence.

And then He welcomes the first speaker Mr. Joel Roques, Managing Director EMEA & Asia- Advisory Service, The Hacket Group.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20139:00 am

He thanks CIMA and SLASSCOM and the sponsors for the event.

He departs.

Such a short and simple speech.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20138:58 am

We have to understand the process of simple business to enhance the customer experiences. – Wipula.

We have a saving of about 10-15 Billion, he states.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20138:54 am

Mr. Wipula Gunathilake Welcomes the gathering.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20138:54 am

Session One just got started. The compere is naming their Sponsors.

Gold Partner, Brandix.
Silver Sponsor, Orion City.
Knowledge Partner, Lithan Genovate.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20138:33 am

Breakfast is being served. Dignitaries and invitees are along their way.

The event may kick off in a few moments.

Basith Haroon From Press Sep 13, 20138:32 am

Good Morning Guys.

The digit.lk team is here right on time to cover the event.

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