Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Talk by KMPG Global head of technology

Of all the speaker sessions i have attended at ISB, the talk by Mr. Edge Zarella
(KPMG's global head for technology) was really thought provoking.
Actually, this talk was interesting mainly because of the perspective it brought in. A little context here - These guys are involved in the risk management consulting with various corporates investing heavily in the south asian region. Surprisingly, Mr. Zarella didn't talk much about technology and other aspects of work at KPMG (as opposed to the various other speakers who glorify the organizations they work for) and I think it was a clincher. His theme was strategic positioning of India and various other aspects of it. He mentioned about growth of South Asia , the asian miracle and the road forward. One of the interesting concepts in the talk was of country portfolio management by the corporates. Despite India being the most favoured location, corporates don't want to put all the eggs in the same basket and divide the investment in 2 to 3 countries. This risk management exercise is benefiting a lot of asian nations. Think of malaysia, vietnam and you can relate to this.
More than the real content, i was wondering the way big corporate think.. its amazing .. globalisation is on full swing. Businesses are spreading their wings and in this profit maximization drive, world is real the playground.


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