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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 22, 2017

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About Bharat Vagadia

Bharat Vagadia

Bharat Vagadia

Dr Bharat Vagadia is a Board Director of the National Outsourcing Association. He is also a director at Op2i - a outsourcing research, advisory and implementation support firm; the founder of, an online decision governance and compliance system; and an advisor to the International Telecommunications Union on policy and regulatory matters.

Bharat has been involved in ICT and Managed Services for over 12 years, and has advised governments, regulatory authorities, and businesses in the UK, Western and Eastern Europe, Kenya, Bahrain, Jordan, KSA, Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, the UAE and India. He has a PhD researching the interplay of legal contracts and trust in outsourcing relationships, an MBA, LLM, B-Eng and DipM.

Bharat is a member of Outsource's Editorial Board

Posts By Bharat Vagadia

Golden Age? Is the UK’s public sector up for grabs?

December 13, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #30 Winter 2012

Central and local government face a time of both crisis and opportunity. When you look at the combination of a public funding crisis and growing dissatisfaction with “top down” services … Read More

Business analytics and outsourcing: is it the next wave?

May 8, 2012 |

Business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) aren’t new concepts (I remember using pivot tables in Excel over 15 years ago and Amazon using predictive recommendations 10 years ago). However, today, the ability to aggregate, store, mine and analyse data … Read More

Trust Me… I’m an Outsourcer

September 28, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #25 Autumn 2011

Not a day goes by without trust being mentioned as a critical factor in outsourcing relationships. Analysts and certainly vendors have proclaimed the partnership approach as the Holy Grail … Read More

Starting with risk in mind

December 7, 2010 |

Before we get too joyous with the festivities descending upon us, I thought it important to remind ourselves of what sourcing governance must be all about – managing risk.

When I hear folk talking about the massive rewards that are … Read More

Strategic outsourcing decision-making: heads versus heart?

November 2, 2010 |

Executives are entrusted to make difficult, complex outsourcing judgements critical for their organisation’s success. A wrong decision can cost the company dearly at best and can put the business in jeopardy at worst.

However, many businesses (and the public sector) … Read More

Hosting a global event – what can we learn about outsourcing governance?

October 12, 2010 |

As you read the headline, you’re probably wondering what hosting a global event and sourcing have got to do with each other. Well if I said Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, then you will get the picture.

If major sourcing programmes … Read More