IT-enabled solutions leader Infosys Technologies is to hold its Annual Analyst Meet this year, not in Bangalore, but in New York. The meet is scheduled between breakfast and lunch on November 2 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Central Park.
Infosys CEO S. Gopalakrishnan will address the global community of business analysts, speaking on Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise, while Chief Operations Officer S. D. Shibulal will speak on Operational Highlights. The CFO V. Balakrishnan will present the financial highlights. The meet includes an executive open house session were the executives can expect to be closely quizzed on its take on the outsourcing business.
The proceedings of the meet will webcast live on www.infosys.com . The presentations made by various participants and transcripts of the day’s discussions will be made available on the same site.
Interestingly, the meet takes place just 2 days before US President Obama leaves on his visit to India, where he is scheduled to address business leaders at an event in Mumbai on October 5.
Global IT players have increasingly shifted the centre of gravity of their executive focus to places like Bangalore – a recognition that India often represents their largest presence outside their head quarters. Four years ago , Sir Robin Saxby, then chairman of ARM the UK-based leader in portable device processors, shifted the annual director board meeting to Bangalore. Last year, EMC and CISCO saw almost their entire leadership in Bangalore to help launch huge new development facilities.
The Infosys meet is a move in the reverse direction – and an indication of how global Indian IT operations have become. Infosys for example has over 122,000 employees and works from over 50 offices worldwide. It is part of both the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow.
October 25 2010