Venue: The IT University of Copenhagen, Auditorium 2
Date: September 10, 1.00-5.00 pm.
Opportunities and Challenges for Danish Companies
Software development practice is changing with the rise of geographically distributed, global software development (GSD). Increasingly, Danish organizations shift all or part of their software development offshore. Several studies show that compared to co‐located projects, GSD projects are more likely to be unsuccessful due to geographical, temporal, and cultural distances, which hamper close collaboration.
The interdisciplinary and international NeXGSD project aims at understanding global software development practices and view cultural diversity as an opportunity for increased innovation. The project aims at developing new knowledge and tools helping practitioners move from a traditional outsourcing model to a collaborative model of GSD.
As part of this project we invite you to participate in a conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities in global software development. The GSD conference is aimed for practitioners who are curious about the current state of the art within globally distributed software development both from a scientific and an industrial perspective. You will learn about the research and experience from international keynote speakers, scientific and industrial speakers from Denmark, Pakistan, and India, and a panel containing a set of experienced GSD experts. We will present and discuss issues like strategic outsourcing between India and Europe, cross-cultural issues in GSD, and your will learn from the experiences of companies like NNIT, TCS, TEO International, and Danske Bank.
- Professor emeritus Geoff Walsham, Management Studies and Information Systems, Cambridge University, Judge Business School.Managing cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing
- Professor S. Krishna, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.Global software outsourcing – an Indian perspective on challenges and opportunities in partnerships with European companies.
12:00 Registration and light lunch
Professor Jakob E. Bardram, IT University of Copenhagen Project Manager of the NeXGSD project [Slides]
13:15 Keynote I – Managing cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing
13:50 Global software development – Research perspective
14:10 Global software development – Industry perspectives I
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Global software development – Industry perspectives II
15:20 Keynote II – Global software outsourcing – an Indian perspective on challenges and opportunities in partnerships with European companies.
Moderator: Professor Anne-Marie Søderberg, Copenhagen Business School
- Director Tom Togsverd , The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)
- CEO Zahid Abdullah, TEO International
- CEO Uffe Henriksen, NNIT Philippines
- Professor Jakob E. Bardram, IT-University
- Vice President, Technology & Operations Peter Rasmussen, Danske Bank
- Vice President Sarbajit Deb, Northern Europe, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Denmark
17:00 Closing remarks
Professor Jakob E. Bardram, IT University of Copenhagen
17:15 Networking Reception