Worldsourcing 2009
Halifax Waterfront

Keynote Speakers

  • Suhas Bhide

    Suhas Bhide is Partner & Vice-President, Global Delivery, Global Business Services, IBM India. He is responsible for the development and deployment of IBM's industry skills, solution and capabilities in Global Delivery from India ...

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  • Wayne Gudbranson

    J. Wayne Gudbranson is President and CEO of Branham Group Inc., an independent global industry analyst and strategic marketing consulting firm focused on assisting Information and Communications Technology ...

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  • Brian Keane

    Brian Keane is president and CEO of Dextrys. An IT veteran, Brian was brought in to build Dextrys into the leading global IT services firm leveraging China offshore resources. Previously, Brian was president and CEO of Keane, Inc. Under Brian’s leadership, the company transformed from its IT programming services roots into an industry leading ...

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  • Speakers

  • Honourable Perrin Beatty

    The Honourable Perrin Beatty has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce since August 2007. Prior to joining the chamber Mr. Beatty was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ...

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  • Edward Bottrell

    Ed Bottrell is a professional management consultant and senior project manager who specializes in helping organizations with enterprise systems and business transformation projects. Based in Halifax, he has ...

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  • Richard Corley

    Richard Corley is a Partner of Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) and is co-head of Blakes' national Information Technology Group. Richard is recognized internationally by the industry and his peers as a leading ...

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  • Robert Cowan

    Robert Cowan is a Partner in McInnes Cooper's Halifax office who practices corporate and business law with a focus on technology and intellectual property. Robert provides advice on ownership, protection, licensing of ...

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  • Charles H. Davis

    Dr. Charles H. Davis works in the area of innovation management and policy, with emphasis on ICTs and media. He holds the Edwards S. Rogers Sr. Chair in Media Management and Entrepreneurship and is a professor in ...

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  • Arthur T. Doyle

    Arthur Doyle is a former newspaper publisher, national television and radio commentator, key note speaker and a bestselling author. He has written numerous books and articles for business and management journals. He is the ...

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  • Gary Folker

    Gary Folker is Managing Director of Business Development for xwave, a Division of Bell Aliant. In his role at xwave, Gary builds and manages partnerships and propels development of an array of healthcare solutions and services. His credentials include spearheading ...

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  • David T.S. Fraser

    David Fraser is an associate in McInnes Cooper's Halifax office whose business law practice is focused on providing legal services to corporate, institutional and individual clients with an emphasis on those in the technology and biosciences ...

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  • David Fung

    Dr. David Fung is the Chairman and CEO of the ACDEG Group of companies with investment and business partnerships in North America, Europe and Asia. He obtained his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in chemical engineering ...

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  • David Gough

    Well known as a proactive promoter and leader of the Atlantic Canadian technology community since the 1980s, David embraced globalization during his previous leadership positions with such multinational firms as Xerox, Sperry ...

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  • Alaisdar Graham

    Alaisdar Graham is executive vice president, Asian delivery operations for Dextrys, Inc., a global provider of product engineering and application services with offices in Boston, San Fransisco, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Suzhou.

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  • Greg Gulyas

    Greg Gulyas is Vice President, Business Development and Outsourcing Sales, IBM Global Technology Services. He joined IBM in 1973 and has acquired a broad business perspective over his 35 years of experience. Greg was ...

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  • Paul Hanson

    Paul Hanson, Vice President of Business Development, has more than 30 years of experience in the telecom and IT sectors. Prior to joining the AnyWare Group, Paul held a variety of senior management positions ...

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  • Hong, Gang

    Hong Gang is Founder and President of AMA Infotech Development Inc., a Canadian business management company that provides services including market penetration solutions focused on helping overseas companies ...

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  • Sarah Kutulakos

    Sarah Kutulakos is Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Canada China Business Council. She joined the Council in April 2007 after 11 years in marketing, product development, and management with a major ...

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  • Peter Lindfield

    Peter Lindfield is President and CEO of Balanced Viewpoint, a provider of research and executive events on structural challenges to the global information and telecommunications industries. Balanced Viewpoint ...

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  • Paul McDowell

    Paul McDowell is Managing Director and Country Leader of BearingPoint Canada. He has more than 25 years of experience within the information systems and human resources fields. His credentials include leadership roles ...

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  • James Milway

    Jim Milway brings more than 30 years of business and public policy experience to the Institute. He began his career in marketing management with General Foods (now Kraft) and Unilever. For most of his career he has consulted to senior ...

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  • Siva Namasivayam

    Siva Namasivayam is President and CEO of SCIOinspire Inc. With more than 20 years experience in business services strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and operations, Siva brings a wealth of expertise and thought leadership ...

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  • Sébastien Ruest

    As Vice President, Services Research, Sébastien Ruest is responsible for leading IDC's research in the Canadian Services marketplace. Mr. Ruest heads a seasoned team of analysts who cover the broad range of IT related services ...

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  • Hal Ryckman

    Hal Ryckman is Vice President and Strategic Sales Leader with EDS, an HP Company, and is responsible for leading strategic outsourcing opportunities in Canada. He has previously served as VP, Sales for Canada and VP, Western Region, where he was responsible for growth, profitability and client ...

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  • Bruce Wallace

    Bruce Wallace is Leader, Healthcare Solutions, Enterprise Business Solutions, Nortel Networks. He has more than two decades of experience in the communications industry with Nortel and BNR, working on business and technology strategy

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  • Kevin Wennekes

    Kevin Wennekes is Vice President, Research for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and responsible for developing and executing impact research projects for the advancement of technology-based ...

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