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Accenture, ACS, Aegis, Air Canada, Allstate Insurance Company, American Express, Avery Dennison, Best Buy Company, Bleum Inc., Booz & Company, Carnegie Mellon University, Cassidy Turley, CB Richard Ellis, Colliers International, Covidien, Eclipsys Corporation, Edward Jones, Enlace Operativo, Everest Group, Fasken Martineau, Genpact, GMAC Financial Services, Hexaware Technologies, HOV Services, Humana, IBM, Infosys, Invest Chile – CORFO, Invest in Bogota, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group, Kelly OCG, KeyBank, Kimberly - Clark Corporation, Kirkland & Ellis, KPMG LLP, Kraft Foods, LawScribe Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance, McKesson Corporation, MDeC, MetLife Insurance, Microsoft Corporation, Nair & Co, NCO Group, Neusoft, Nike Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Océ Business Services, Orange Business Services, Pepsi Co., Perot Systems, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Pratt and Whitney, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Siemens Medical Corporation, Sitel, SNC-Lavalin Profac Inc., State Farm Insurance, Sun Microsystems, Sutherland Global Services, Symantec, Inc., TeleTech, The Boeing Company, USAA, Vodafone, Washington Gas, Wellpoint, Whirlpool Corporation, WNS, Xceed and Xerox Corporation.
The 2010 Summit drew attendees from more than 35 countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatamala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Summit speakers are drawn from both within and outside the field of outsourcing. Global business leaders have included John Sculley, former CEO Apple Computers, Gary Wendt, former president, chairman and CEO of GE Capital Services, and Fred Brown, past chair, the American Hospital Association. Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, and vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp have addressed Summit delegates. Executives from General Motors, Microsoft, Northwest Airlines, United Technologies and many other global firms have shared their business experiences. And, leading advisors from Booz Allen Hamilton, McKinsey & Co., neoIT, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Simmons & Simmons and others have shared the insights and advice they are giving their customers.
IAOP® presents the 14th edition of its world-renowned conference - The Outsourcing World Summit - on February 21-23, 2011 at the Renaissance Esmeralda, Indian Wells, California.
A great event. The speakers, attendees and organization are all world-class.You can not be in this industry and miss The Outsourcing World Summit. – 2010 Summit Delegate
Every year, hundreds of outsourcing executives from across the industry and around the world who are seeking the very latest insights and ideas attend the Summit. Educational sessions deliver specific actionable solutions to current challenges faced by experienced professionals. Case studies feature actual experiences and the lessons learned, and discuss new ideas, approaches and opportunities. The Outsourcing World Summit has become the event that executives attend each and every year to stay informed of the latest developments affecting the outsourcing industry and their profession.
Embracing Change – How Outsourcing Professionals Can Lead their Companies to Success in this New Outsourcing Landscape
Since 1990, there has been encouraging news emerging from developing countries. According to the UN's 2005 Human Development Report, life expectancy in developing countries has increased by two years. There are three million fewer child deaths annually and 30 million fewer children out of school. More than 130 million have escaped extreme poverty. In 2003, however, 18 countries with a combined population of 460 million registered lower on the human development index (HDI) than in 1990, an unprecedented reversal.
Child mortality rates are directly related to a country's human development opportunity. Death rates among the world's children are falling, but the trend is slowing and the gap between rich and poor countries is widening. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for a rising share of child deaths: in 2005, the region represented 20% of births worldwide and 44% of child deaths.
To illustrate the income inequality between rich and poor countries, consider these facts: the world's richest individuals have a combined income greater than that of the poorest 416 million; 982 million people out of the developing world's 4.8 billion people live on $1 per day, and another 2.5 billion (40% of the world's population) live on less than $2 per day. In addition, the poorest 40% of the world population accounted for 5% of global income in 2005, the richest 20% accounted for 75% of world income, and the richest 10% for 54%.
About 60% of the poorest countries experienced civil conflict of varying intensity and duration in the period 1990–2001 that, in most cases, erupted after a period of economic stagnation and regression. In Rwanda, for example, average private consumption per capita fell by more than 12% between 1980 and 1993, the year before the genocide occurred.
1. The UN classifies countries as “least developed” based on three criteria: (1) annual gross domestic product (GDP) below $900 per capita; (2) quality of life, based on life expectancy at birth, per capita calorie intake, primary and secondary school enrollment rates, and adult literacy; and (3) economic vulnerability, based on instability of agricultural productions and exports, inadequate diversification, and economic smallness. Half or more of the population in the 50 least developed countries listed above are estimated to live at or below the absolute poverty line of U.S. $1 per day.