sharedserviceslink.com takes its flagship conference to Dallas

sharedserviceslink.com takes its flagship conference to Dallas

Posted by Pete Loughlin in The Rest 12 Jul 2011

We’re delighted to share the news that sharedserviceslink.com has announced the full line up for the Summit for Leaders in Finance Shared Services and Outsourcing 2011 on October 10th to 12th in Dallas, Texas. Speakers, facilitators and solution providers will come together to discuss practical and proven approaches that help finance functions drive down costs while delighting their end users and stakeholders.

“Our goal is to help finance leaders keep up with the accelerating pace of change in shared services and outsourcing,” says Susie West, CEO and Founder of sharedserviceslink.com. “Whereas this time last year the key driver for finance transformation was cost cutting, this year we see F&A functions focused on moving up the value chain and delivering service excellence to their internal customers that goes beyond the transactional.”

Case studies from North America’s pioneering companies in shared services and outsourcing will join leading analysts to explore today’s most important issues. AstraZeneca, Siemens, First America, Oracle, Cinemark and HP are just some of the heavyweight companies represented at the event. Discussions will focus on issues such as transitioning regional shared services centers (SSC) into global operations; selecting the best location for SSCs; managing relations with outsourcers and SSCs; delivering excellent customer service; automation best practices; and the trends of tomorrow.

While presentation content is strictly end-user led, solution providers play an important part in the two-day conference and are encouraged to contribute to discussions and interactive sessions.

As lead sponsor, Diane Gasparro, Director of Business Development, XTglobal says, “The sharedserviceslink.com summit has a reputation in the Europe for bringing together technology innovators with top strategic executives to provide a truly symbiotic platform for all involved.  We are excited to partner with sharedserviceslink.com to bring this same opportunity to companies in the US.”

Location choice was a critical part of this conference. “We selected Dallas as it is strong hub for companies creating dedicated centers for shared services,” says Susie. “We’re looking forward to welcoming finance professionals and shared services leaders to Texas in October.”

To give finance professionals a taste of what’s in store in October, sharedserviceslink.com is running a series of pre-summit webinars on July 20th and September 1st to start exploring some of the major issues ahead of the meeting.

For more information on the Summit for Leaders in Finance Shared Services and Outsourcing 2011 and the pre-event webinars, visit www.sharedserviceslink.com/americanssoleaders

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