Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Talk on New Models of Product Development...

TiE Chennai is conducting a talk by Mr. Gowri Shankar Subramanian, CEO of Aspire Systems, on the 31st of Oct'07 at Chennai. Check below for details.

The Indus Entrepreneurs or TiE is a not-for-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley, California, USA by a group of businessmen and entrepreneurs of desi origin led by Dr. Suhas Patil. Though its name signifies the ethnic South Asian (desi) or Indus roots of the founders, TiE, as the founders claim, stands for Talent, Ideas and Enterprise. Since its inception to date, this group has expanded and today has more than forty chapters in nine countries. One of the first chapters in India is the Bangalore chapter founded in 1999. It has some prominent members, regular speakers, industry gurus, technology geeks who are part of this forum and to name a few are Jim Clark, Eric Schmidt, Carly Fiorina, Irwin Jacobs, Thomas Friedman and Vinod Khosla.

So what's being discussed at the Chennai's talk session?

NEW MODELS OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - How leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Outsourced Product Development Companies are changing the rules of Product Development.

Why should product companies build their own products? Shouldn't they be able to tap specialists who can build their products for them? Traditionally, product development has been viewed as one of the core competencies of ISVs. But, is it really?

This presentation will look at how leading ISVs are adopting new models of product development that frees valuable management time that is then directed towards the more vital activities of product management, differentiation, and marketing.

Definitely an interesting topic when the rules of business are changing at an alarming pace, so products catering to business and commerce need to have shorter design to roll-out time gap.

A short profile of the speaker, Gowri Shankar Subramanian.
Gowri Shankar Subramanian has been a key architect of Aspire Systems and has been the driving force and visionary behind the industry-transforming initiative of Outsourced Product Development (OPD). He is currently driving Aspire to change the way software product companies (ISVs) do product development.

Gowri has nearly 15 years of experience in the software industry, with expertise in the areas of software product engineering, software product marketing and support, and software development. This rich experience helps him push the boundaries of Aspire's business not by issuing edicts, but by getting people to buy into his vision.

Gowri has a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Pondicherry University and a Master's in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. While at A&M, his research interests focused on optimizing production of printed circuit assemblies. His papers have been published in the International Journal of Production Research and Institute of Industrial Engineering Conference Proceedings.

Date:31st October 2007

Registration:6.30 Pm to 7.00 Pm

Venue: "St. Mary's"
Rain Tree, 20 St. Mary's Rd,
Raja Annamalaipuram,
Chennai-28, Tel.:044-42252525

Session:7.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm

Charter Members: Complimentary
Members: Rs 300
Non Members: Rs 600
Students: Rs 250
Cheque payments can be made at the Registration counter, kindly avoid cash.

The entry passes rates are decent even if one has to pay from his/her own pocket, the timing is perfect, in the evening after work hours (hope you manage to finish your work by that time), so be there and have fun is listening to some new gyan.

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