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SMC Best Practice Spring Forum: “Outsourcing Design To Low Cost Areas”

March 30, 2010

Many companies have accessed lower cost engineering teams in developing countries but after almost a decade of this practice, what are the tangible results? Are there any lessons to be learned about the type of projects and products that benefit from the skills and availability of low cost engineering teams?

Apartments in some areas of India used to cost $10-$15K but are now selling at over $100K. So, are there really any cost savings now that living costs in India are becoming comparable to Canada?

What is the likely prognosis for the remaining design teams in the Ottawa area?

Please join us as Peter Burke, formerly of Zarlink, describes his experience of outsourcing designs to groups around the world, sometimes with surprising results.

Raj Narula, of Teraspan, will share his real-world experiences of working with design teams in India in particular, and all participants will share their own company’s experiences to provide a note of real-world caution.

Please join us in Ottawa to gain better insight into a complex subject and enjoy valuable networking time with your colleagues in an informal sharing of best industry practices.

Register now to ensure your place at this valuable Best Practice Forum!

DATE:Tuesday, March 30, 2010
WHO:Peter Burke, Principal, TPM Consulting; and Raj Narula, Co-Founder, Teraspan
HOSTED BY:Stephen Crowe, Director, Business Development, DA-Integrated
LOCATION: 3 Iber Road, Kanata
TIME:5:30pm – 6:00pm Arrival; 6:00pm – 8:00pm Buffet Dinner, Presentations, and Discussion
REGISTRATION:ITAC Members - $45.00 + GST; Non-members - $65.00 + GST

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