Global Software Development Conference

Venue: The IT University of Copenhagen, Auditorium 2
Date: September 10 2012, 1.00-5.00 pm.

Invitation: UK version / Danish version

Opportunities and Challenges for Danish Companies

Software development practice is changing with the rise of geographically distributed, global software development (GSD). Increasingly, Danish organizations shift all or part of their software development offshore. Several studies show that compared to co‐located projects, GSD projects are more likely to be unsuccessful due to geographical, temporal, and cultural distances, which hamper close collaboration.

The interdisciplinary and international NeXGSD project aims at understanding global software development practices and view cultural diversity as an opportunity for increased innovation. The project aims at developing new knowledge and tools helping practitioners move from a traditional outsourcing model to a collaborative model of GSD.

As part of this project we invite you to participate in a conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities in global software development. The GSD conference is aimed for practitioners who are curious about the current state of the art within globally distributed software development both from a scientific and an industrial perspective. You will learn about the research and experience from international keynote speakers, scientific and industrial speakers from Denmark, Pakistan, and India, and a panel containing a set of experienced GSD experts. We will present and discuss issues like strategic outsourcing between India and Europe, cross-cultural issues in GSD, and your will learn from the experiences of companies like NNIT, TCS, TEO International, and Danske Bank.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor emeritus Geoff Walsham, Management Studies and Information Systems, Cambridge University, Judge Business School.
    Managing cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing
  • Professor S. Krishna, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
    Global software outsourcing – an Indian perspective on challenges and opportunities in partnerships with European companies.

Program

12:00 Registration and light lunch

13:00 Welcome
Professor Jakob E. Bardram, IT University of Copenhagen Project Manager of the NeXGSD project [Slides]

13:15 Keynote I – Managing cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing
Professor Geoff Walsham, Cambridge University [Slides][Full Video]

13:50 Global software development – Research perspective
Associate professor Pernille Bjørn, IT University of Copenhagen [Slides][Full Video]

 

14:10 Global software development – Industry perspectives I
Kathiravan Palaniappan, Country Manager – Denmark, Tata Consultancy Services [Slides][Full Video]

 

14:30 Coffee break

15:00 Global software development – Industry perspectives II
CEO Zahid Abdullah, TEO International [Slides][Full Video]

 

15:20 Keynote II – Global software outsourcing – an Indian perspective on challenges and opportunities in partnerships with European companies.
Professor S. Krishna, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore [Slides][Full Video]

 

16:00 Panel
Moderator: Professor Anne-Marie Søderberg, Copenhagen Business School
Participants:

  • Director Tom Togsverd , The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)
  • CEO Zahid Abdullah, TEO International
  • CEO Uffe Henriksen, NNIT Philippines
  • Professor Jakob E. Bardram, IT-University
  • Vice President, Technology & Operations Peter Rasmussen, Danske Bank
  • Vice President Sarbajit Deb, Northern Europe, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Denmark

17:00 Closing remarks
Professor Jakob E. Bardram, IT University of Copenhagen

17:15 Networking Reception

Conference organized in cooperation with the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI, ITEK), the InfinIT Network, and the Alexandra Institute, and is part of the program India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow.

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