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The Allure of Offshore Development

  • Solium Office 600 3 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T2P 0G5 Canada (map)

Hosted by Product Calgary


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Offshore, best shore, one shore, no matter what label is attached to it, more and more development and support activities are being pushed to offshore teams. If you aren’t already working with an offshore team then it’s a safe bet someone in your organization is likely considering it as a cost-saving measure. But what is the true cost of offshoring and is it worth it?

Join Product Calgary as Rob Schorn shares his perspective and experiences succeeding and failing with offshore teams.

- A day in the life - how his company managed to lose with an award-winning project
- How to assess whether your project may be suitable for offshore dev
- Understanding and managing the different stakeholder perspectives
- Best practises and recommendations: what works in the trenches

You’ll hear about the benefits and challenges with offshore development and gain practical advice to understand and manage the potential risks of offshoring to help make it work, even if you don’t (really) want to.

About the Presenter:

Rob Schorn is a Portfolio Director at SITA. He leads a team of product and portfolio managers committed to helping airlines adapt to changing market and customer needs with a specific focus on enhanced retailing and channel capabilities. He has responsibility for the overall portfolio strategy and direction of SITA’s global airline business which serves customers in 48 countries. Prior to joining SITA in 2006, Rob worked in pricing and revenue management roles at Air Canada and WestJet. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calgary.