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Sunday, January 10, 2010

SPICON 2010 Chennai SPICON 2010
'Operational Excellence for Sustenance and Growth'
The Accord Metropolitan, G.N Chetty Road, T.Nagar, Chennai.
22nd & 23rd January 2010

"Strategy and Vision are important, but what differentiates a winning company from the losers is the discipline of Execution Excellence.” - Dr. Ram Charan, Management Guru

Theme of the Times
Operational Excellence refers to optimizing cost and execution time thereby showing continuous improvement that positively impacts the revenue and profitability. Operational Excellence has never been an accidental choice for winners but has been a strategy for success. Operational excellence has always been seen by the industry leaders as the key for survival & growth and the pursuers of Operational Excellence get well rewarded in the times of economic crisis, whereby their wisdom gets recognized and makes them travel the rough seas of turbulent business cycles with ease.

The need of the hour is to strengthen the competitive position of organizations. The key strategic solution to achieve success is to ‘Promote Operational Excellence’. This two day conference mainly focuses on:
Reinforcing the need for Operational Excellence among the Owners, Implementers, Controllers and Practitioners.
Equipping the stakeholders in re-establishing Operational Excellence for sustenance and growth.

Thought Leaders
Mr. K. Dinesh, Co-founder & Member of Board of
Infosys Technologies - Key Note Address

Dr. ‘Bala’ Balachandran of Kellogg School / Great
Lakes Institute of Management - Special Address

Many more experts in the field of Operational
Excellence will be sharing their expertise and best

Topics of Relevance
Role of Innovation in Operational Excellence
Productivity Improvement
Role of Conventional Models and Methods in Enhancing Operational Excellence
Predictive Vs Adaptive Software Development
CMMI with Agile Methods (wedding of both the methods, to get the best of both the worlds)
Lean for Office and Services
Six Sigma for IT and ITES
Tools and Reusable Components
Continuous Improvement, Customer Orientation and Cost Optimization

Audience Profile
Senior Managers
Quality / Process Professionals
Delivery / Operations Professionals

Registration Details Register Now
INR 3000 for non-members
INR 2500 for members of SPIN, Supporting organizations and Students / Faculty

DD / Cheque drawn in favor of “ SPIN,Chennai " along with Registration Form to be sent to :
SPIN Chennai c/o Ramkumar Ramachandran,
159, Beracah Road,
Flat # 301, Sangam Apartments,
Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 010.

For further details write to us at:
or contact :

Major Chandra Sekharan @ 98410 14969
Sarathy @ 044-24426405
Ram @ 98840 09930
Raja @ 98408 36490

Program Schedule

Topic / Speaker
Day 1 : 22 January 2010
Chief Guest: Dr. ‘Bala’ Balachandran Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, USA and Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Key Note Address: Operational Excellence for Sustenance and Growth
K. Dinesh, Co-founder & Member of Board of Infosys Technologies

Tea Break
Overview of the Operational Excellence models for IT & ITES companies
Mahesh Subramanian, Serena Software

CMMI or Agile? Why not having both?
Vinayaga Murthy, SISL

Lunch Break
Operational Excellence for SME Sector
A. Chandrasekaran, CEO, Infycareer Private Limited

Tea Break
Role of Innovation in Operational Excellence
NavneetBhushan, Founder Director, Crafitti Consulting Pvt Limited

Role of Tools in Operational Excellence (with tool demo)
Dr. Biju V.D., Minitab Certified Trainer, Cubic Computing Private Limited

Day 2 : 23 January 2010
Assessing your Organization's OE Opportunities
PradeepChennavajhula, CEO, Edista Testing Institute

Implementation issues of Operational Excellence Models
Divakar Menon, Delivery Head, Tech Mahindra

Tea Break
Implementation case study (IT)
Edward Stephan, Sr. Project Manager, Philips

Implementation Case Study
ChaitanyaNatkarni, Delivery Head, Thought works

Productivity Improvement Through Operational Excellence
Hariharan Mathrubootham, Director, Quality, Cognizant

Lunch Break
Implementation Case Study (BPO)

Operational Excellence though Six Sigma
Sridevi Sundararajan, HCL Technologies

Tea Break
Panel Discussion – Building Centers of Operational Excellence

Valedictory Function
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