Telecommunications Cost Management — Inaction Costs You Money
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM EST
Organizations are increasingly required to obtain more value and capability within
their existing portfolio of telecommunications services, or in many case working
to drive increased output through enhanced services while reducing costs. This management
challenge is further complicated due to the limited time and resources organizations
have to fully research, understand and report on competitive and market trends.
In this case study webinar, TAC Executive Consultants Rick Derouin and Mark Price
— recognized thought leaders in telecommunications cost management —
will highlight how telecommunications cost management best practices have been applied
at an enterprise client. Hot issues to be addressed include:
Rick Derouin, TAC Executive Consultant, has more than 35 years of experience in
the IT and telecommunications industries, with the past 12 years focused on increasing
clients’ business benefits from investments in communications technology and
services and ensuring clients need what they have and are paying the best possible
price. He has designed and implemented innovative approaches to performance measurement,
benchmarking, and alignment of technology for increased communications (voice and
data) effectiveness. Mr. Derouin began his career with 10 years at IBM, in the last
15 years of his vendor career he was Senior Vice President of TeleGlobe, Vice President
of AT&T Public Sector Markets, World Wide Vice President of Steltor, and Global
Vice President of Oracle’s SWAT Team.
- What are the risks and benefits of undertaking a telecomm cost management project?
- What is the impact to internal resources of a cost management project?
- What are the risks if you don’t do a cost management project?
- How should you assess alternative providers and technologies when analyzing deployed
- What process should be used to benchmark current services and cost?
- What management structures and processes are required to effectively manage telecomm
- What results can you expect from a telecomm cost management program?
Mark Price, TAC Executive Consultant, has more than 20 years of experience in the
telecommunications industry. He is an accomplished consultant, writer, and practitioner
in this field. Mr. Price began his career with Sprint and AT&T in financial
and marketing capacities. He then spent 10 years as a consultant and project manager
with large enterprise telecomm carriers. As a consultant, Mr. Price has leveraged
his financial and telecommunications background to work with senior management in
understanding and implementing cost control solutions.
Cyber Security — Prevention, Detection, Response and Recovery
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM EST
“There are two types of company — those who know they have been hacked,
and those who don’t.”
In this webinar, TAC International principal Jim Noble (former CIO at GM, BP, Merrill
Lynch, Time Warner and Philip Morris, and advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security) will discuss the materiality of the risks posed by cyber threats. Jim
will provoke debate by justifying his controversial views that many enterprises
don’t care, most enterprises don’t know, and almost all enterprises
are incapable of effective response. Jim will cite case studies that show the extent
of the problem, and then go on to describe approaches for prevention, detection
Jim Noble, TAC International Principal, is widely recognized as one of the world’s
thought leaders in achieving worthwhile business results from investments in IT.
Jim is the only person to have been voted ”CIO of the Year” in both
Europe and North America. In 2012, Jim won CIO magazine’s award for
the innovative use of technology. Jim has advised governments and heads of state
on technology strategy, and helps teach the next generation of IT leaders at Columbia
University (New York) and the University of Calgary (Haskayne Business School).
Jim was also Dean of the IT Academy at General Motors and BP. His book The CIO’s
Secret Playbook is scheduled for publication in 2013.
The annual World BPO/ITO Forum is an exclusive event for C-suite executives and
senior decision-makers from enterprise companies who are currently engaged in strategic
global sourcing and/or evaluating new global BPO/ITO service partnerships. The program
provides real life insights from a distinguished faculty of outsourcing and offshoring
practitioners and global leaders on what works and what doesn’t in a multi-vendor
Attendees at the World BPO/ITO Forum have the unique opportunity to participate
in valuable discussions with their peers, and to hear about how successful global
sourcing initiatives will further their core business strategies and goals. To ensure
a high-quality, peer-to-peer environment, qualified attendees are:
within a Fortune 1000 company (non-vendor, non-consultant, non-service provider)
having revenues greater than $1B.
- CIOs/CTOs, Direct reports of CIOs/CTOs, or senior most IT executive
- CFOs, Head of Finance, or senior most finance executive
- COOs, Head of Operations, or senior most operations executive
- SVP/VP of Sourcing, or equivalent
Founded in 2002, The Advisory Council (TAC) brings its unique Expertise-as-a-Service® (EaaS™), the next logical step in the XaaS revolution, to the enterprise. The EaaS solution-delivery model gives clients access to TAC’s wide array of services, tools and workshops designed to help CIOs and IT managers reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase the status of IT in the boardroom. The EaaS mission is to provide first-hand, actionable information, advice, and expertise in the context of your specific IT organization. The TAC Expert Network provides clients on-demand access to one of the world’s largest vetted networks of practicing IT experts. With hundreds of CIOs, authors, patent holders, thought leaders, and independent consultants, TAC delivers the right answer to your question in the right context, “right now.”
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