The Application Development function is fraught with challenges, complexities, and can require hard-to-find resources. So, does it make sense to keep this function in-house? If you do outsource, why do only partial outsourcing? How would you plan and execute the complete outsourcing of an Application Development function?
Ben Trowbridge, Founder and CEO, Alsbridge
Ben Trowbridge is the Founder and CEO of Alsbridge. Alsbridge draws upon Ben's many years of experience in the offshore, outsourcing, and shared services sectors. Ben effectively guides Alsbridge as it engages client firms and develops new ... More View all posts
Ben Trowbridge is the Founder and CEO of Alsbridge. Alsbridge draws upon Ben's many years of experience in the offshore, outsourcing, and shared services sectors. Ben effectively guides Alsbridge as it engages client firms and develops new solutions to complex problems. Recently, Ben and sourcing industry pioneer Morton Meyerson helped Alsbridge raise a sizeable amount of venture capital funding from 2M Ventures. Ben made a name for himself in the outsourcing industry at Ernst & Young. Working in Ernst & Young’s Outsourcing Services Business, Ben was a Managing Partner and the COO for Ernst & Young’s Global Outsourcing Business, where he devised collaborative efforts to generate business and secure contracts. Ben revolutionized the outsourcing efforts of Ernst & Young, nurturing the operations from start-up to the point of prime profitability. He was responsible for a contract value of USD $4+ billion at Ernst & Young, and his efforts led directly to the global consulting operations’ purchase by French firm Cap Gemini in 2000. A Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ben advanced a series of long-term professional education programs for Marines. Captain Trowbridge led the Corp’s first Special Operations Capable Raid Company and was a four-time Company Commander. Less View all posts
Laurent Rotival, Senior Vice President and General Manager, GE Healthcare IT
Laurent Rotival is a Senior Vice President and General Manager for GE Healthcare IT (HCIT), a $1.8 billion segment of GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare IT is a global leader in delivering information technology solutions that support high-qualit... More View all posts
Laurent Rotival is a Senior Vice President and General Manager for GE Healthcare IT (HCIT), a $1.8 billion segment of GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare IT is a global leader in delivering information technology solutions that support high-quality and cost-effective health care. Laurent has overall responsibility for the area of the business dedicated to the clinical solutions that drive customer success and deliver improved patient outcomes. He oversees all operations, including Installation, Support, Account Management, Marketing and Research & Development (R&D) of the Enterprise Solutions portfolio that delivers Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, Specialty Care, such as Perinatal and Perioperative solutions, Departmental offerings, that include Laboratory and Pharmacy, as well as the groundbreaking Enterprise Clinical Information System (ECIS). He began his career at GE in 1995 with the Corporate Initiatives Group in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he led GE’s Sourcing, E-Commerce and ERP Initiatives. From 1997 to 2006, Laurent held three Global CIO and General Manager positions: GE Oil & Gas in Florence, Italy; NBC in New York City; and GE Energy Services in Atlanta, Georgia. In these roles, he consistently built world-class teams, led transformational business simplification strategies, directed the deployment of award-winning global ERPs, and managed high ROI enterprise business application portfolios. Prior to his service with GE, Laurent spent six years in Europe with the Dow Chemical Company in roles ranging from Advanced Composite Materials Engineering, Automotive Application Marketing and Market Management for Dow Europe and the leading European Automotive OEMs. Less View all posts