The Now and Future of Shared Services: Accenture, KPMG, Capgemini and TCS Amongst G6 Visionaries to Discuss at SS & O Conference

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25 April 2013 - London, UK

The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) is pleased to announce that senior representatives from Accenture, KPMG, Capgemini, Tata Consultancy Services, Proservartner and Cognizant Technology Solutions have been voted in as the official G6 Visionaries forthe 13th Annual Shared Services & Outsourcing Week (SSO Week).

These 6 industry leaders will each be interviewed onstage – live – by a senior practitioner, who will pose on-the-spot questions designed to spark debate and encourage candid feedback on how the industry platform currently stands, as well as where the future of shared services lies ahead. The interviews begin at 11:15am on Thursday, 23rd May 2013.

The official G6 Visionaries are:

  1. Nigel Edwards, BPO Leadership, Accenture
  2. Carina Smith, Strategic Contracts & Markets – Global BPO, Capgemini
  3. Vipul Khanna, Global Head of Delivery - BPS Practice, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  4. Claudio Altini, Director Sourcing Advisory, KPMG
  5. Rakesh Sangani, Advisory Partner, Proservartner
  6. Mark Bretton, Vice President, Head of Business Process Outsourcing UK & Europe,for Tata Consultancy Services

Each interview will follow a dedicated topic, such as Talent; What’s Wrong With Innovation?; Proving Your Value to the Top Table…What Should Sourcing & Shared Services Leaders Be Doing?; What is The Impact of Cloud on the Future of Outsourcing?; How Technology is Impacting Standardization; and How Analytics & Big Data are Impacting SS&Outsourcing. After the 10-minute interview, the audience can ask additional questions during a short Q&A session. The full SSO Week programme is available on

First launched in 2010, the G6 was established to help SS&O practitioners understand where and how their chosen thought leaders from the vendor community agree and disagree on the future of the SS and outsourcing industry. The G6 has since been run globally in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia each year.

The SSO Week is the world’s most comprehensive meeting dedicated to the SS&O community, gathering 600 senior shared services and outsourcing practitioners, solution experts and industry analysts. Attending organisations include Adidas, AstraZeneca, Arla Foods, Bayer CropScience, Credit Suisse, Finnair, Google, IKEA, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Philips International, RBS, andZurich Insurance.

For details on the show, please visit


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