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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | April 28, 2017

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About Bobby Varanasi

Bobby Varanasi

Bobby Varanasi

Bobby Varanasi is one of the acknowledged Top 25 Globalisation Leaders in the global sourcing space and the Founder of Matryzel Consulting: an independent advisory firm that acknowledged as one of the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisory Firms two years in a row (2013 & 2014). He brings with him two decades of experience in consulting and management across IT, Business Services and building global operations. He advises federal governments across four continents on ICT sector development with particular emphasis on policy development, industry-government partnerships aimed at creating GDP growth and creating positive economic impacts through increasing domestic (and inclusive) productive faculties. Bobby also advises Fortune 500 customer organisations on strategy, growth and expansions. He is a sought-after speaker in conferences and roundtables worldwide. He is often quoted and published in major global publications. Bobby also holds key positions on the Boards of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and the Global Sourcing Council (GSC) - an entity focussed on sustainable and socially responsible sourcing practices. He is author of a book entitled “Humanomics – Making Sense of Socio-economic Impacts of Global Sourcing” published by Author House (a Penguin group company). An avid scuba diver and basketball player, he currently splits his time between Newark, DE, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with his wife and two sons.

Posts By Bobby Varanasi

Man and machine: the future awaits

April 5, 2017 | 2

Statistics are a lot of fun, and contentious too. Yet they permit us to remain fairly grounded. Let’s start with the obvious. From self-driving vehicles and semi-autonomous robots to intelligent algorithms and predictive analytical tools, machines are increasingly capable of … Read More

Black swans – and the price we’re paying today

January 16, 2017 |

The sourcing industry has so far had a spectacularly wonderful run. Twenty-five years of constant change, dynamism, technical competencies; business-aligned, people-centric, and bottom-line focused; intrinsically able to deliver on all promises made. As with any journey, bumps and roadblocks are … Read More

It isn’t a technology play

July 11, 2016 |

Business services are usually at the core of organisational endeavours, structured to build and manage a variety of workflows and dependencies in a concerted manner. The end goal for all such services is the smooth functioning of an organisation, built … Read More

Battle lines in the sourcing world

April 13, 2016 |

The sourcing industry can be thought of as a harbinger for new ideas, technologies and solutions that much of the developing world wasn’t privy to toward the end of the millennium. Of course, the type of explosive growth this industry … Read More

A case for three parallels

January 26, 2015 |

Two models have become the most popular outsourcing options prevalent globally today: shared services, and third-party provisioning, alongside arange of other models across the spectrum spanning these two, driven either by a distinct pursuit for value, risk avoidance, co-creation or … Read More

Innovation and its dance with modernity

December 1, 2014 |

The (accidental) discovery of an opportunity – to change year-date permissions as a run-up to the second millennium – opened up the technology world to anyone who could provision technically competent labour and resolve simple problems. The availability of thousands … Read More

Business Ecosystems: Enablers, or Constrictors?

April 4, 2014 |

The modern industrial world globally is quite comfortable with delving into the topic around the need for, and attendant benefits waiting to be derived from, building and maintaining structured ecosystems that would provide assurances of continuity and growth. Starting in … Read More

Is talent a severe crunch?

January 30, 2014 | 1

If there is any topic that evokes countless emotions amongst employers, governments and entrepreneurs anywhere today, it is about talent. Availability, scarcity, unemployability are synonymous with the concerns expressed. The constant argument one comes across is that businesses need to … Read More