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  • Events | 29 January, 2009 (16:24)

    Offshoring: Can China Catch Up To India?

    We’d like to invite you for a discussion on the future of China’s offshoring and outsourcing industry — a growing sector in China that still lags far behind India’s well-known successes.

    Our speakers are Enrico Benni, Alex Peng, and Art Hu, partners in McKinsey’s Beijing office, who will introduce their recent survey of 75 of China’s home-grown software and IT services firms.

    DATE & TIME – 10 am, Tuesday, Feb 3.
    VENUE – Sequoia Cafe,44 Guanghua Lu, (at western end, opposite Brazilian embassy)
    美洲杉咖啡厅, 朝阳区光华路西口44号(巴西大使馆的对面)
    Tel/电话: 6501 5503
    ENTRANCE: Free to members, 50 rmb to non-members
    RSVP to fcccadmin@gmail.com as we need to know numbers

    Enrico Benni is a partner and head of McKinsey & Company’s Business Technology practice in China, based in Beijing. He co-leads McKinsey’s global Information Technology and Enterprise Resource Planning practice. He serves both Asian and multinational companies on a wide range of technology-related issues, ranging from China market entry strategies for international high tech companies, to supporting globalization efforts for Asian firms. Prior to joining McKinsey, Enrico worked in technology consulting in Europe. He holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy.

    Alex Peng is a partner in McKinsey & Company’s Beijing office. He leads McKinsey’s Outsourcing and Offshoring initiative in China, and is a co-leader of the Asia Pacific Telecom Practice. In addition to his private sector work, Alex has advised key government ministries and a number of cities throughout China to design economic development and revitalization strategies. Prior to joining McKinsey, Alex worked in IT consulting in the US. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, both in Mathematics.

    Art Hu is an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company’s Business Technology practice, based in Beijing. Art focuses on the high tech industry, designing global operating models and transformation strategies for multinational companies. He also advises Chinese and multinational clients on the strategic use of offshoring and outsourcing resources to improve their businesses. Prior to joining McKinsey, Arthur worked for several start-up companies in Silicon Valley. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University.