25 October 2005
Eugene Goland, President of DataArt and Member of Executive Board of OOBP.org, joined International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and became Chairman of the newly formed SME Global Sourcing Chapter.
The primary goal of the new chapter is to educate the SME community on best practices of outsourcing and to provide thought leadership through the network of certified professionals and relevant industry organizations. "The addition of an SME Global Sourcing Chapter will help bring the power of outsourcing to one of the most important, and until now most underserved, segments of the business community," said Michael F. Corbett, IAOP's Executive Director. "OOBP.org and Eugene Goland are great partners and I'm looking forward to them playing an active role in our work."
The mission of OOBP.org is to increase the effectiveness of the outsourcing industry within the segment of small and medium enterprises (SME) by sharing best practices and facilitating knowledge exchange. IAOP is the global standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. Companies and individuals from all around the world join IAOP to improve their outsourcing success rate, increase their return and investment from outsourcing, and to expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses.
The first meeting of the SME Global Sourcing chapter will take place at the 2006 Outsourcing World Summit in Florida, on February 21, 2006, after the Offshore Outsourcing panel.