So it’s off to Mumbai, India for Nasscom 2006 next week. Should be an enlightening few days, with a chance to mingle with the Great and the Good discussing “leadership challenges for wealth creation” - the main conference theme. Take a look at the Nasscom website (http://www.nasscom.org/nasscom2006/Overview.asp) and you’ll see what it’s all about, but as the summary says: After witnessing consolidation and maturity, leading IT-ITES companies will come together in 2006 to discuss the fresh pastures-the new horizons it will explore to move forward in its evolutionary cycle. Attendees will discuss and debate the crucial question, What Next? What next indeed. Some of the sessions do sound thoroughly intriguing - “India’s destiny and imperatives in a flat world”, “establishing a ‘virtual captive’: a new off-shoring future”, “modular sourcing”, - to name but a few. Others are bound to be over-subscribed: “Top 10 innovations by 2010”, “innovative deal structures in global sourcing” “India or elsewhere?”. As ever, Xansa is playing a key role, with plenary talks and panel sessions and we’ll no doubt be leading much of the debate over the future. I for one can’t wait to get stuck in (!), and I will of course be feeding back all the juicy snippets via this blog.
Better start packing.