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Founded in 1996 by Alan Loss, the CIO Roundtable is a group of senior IT executive from many of the top asset management firms in Boston, MA.
Our monthly meetings combine networking, a quick lunch and words of wit and wisdom from a respected speaker.


Next Event
Date: Friday, May 19th, 12:00 – 1:45
Location: New England College of Business, 10 High Street, Suite 204, Boston (same building, second floor)
Topic: Analytics Driven Vendor & Service Management Model
Topic Description:
Based on the material from his book, Saibal will talk about his journey with pioneering IT departments who have embracing Analytics for managing Vendors and Services. The main drivers were to cut costs, improve vendor/service productivity and increased business agility.
The topics he intends to cover:
  • Moving from manual error prone service management tasks to analytics driven solutions
  • Drawbacks of old methods
  • Features of new metrics needed to administer and govern today’s complex contractual relationships with vendors.
  • How to assess an organization's maturity level in service management capability
  • A couple of case studies
  • Invite the audience to participate in a discussion on service management challenges in their own companies
  • Offer possible solutions based on his past experiences in other industries
Speaker: Saibal Sen, President of ZENeSYS Consulting
About the Speaker: Saibal has close to 20 years of experience in vendor and technology selection for medium to large corporations around the globe. He started as as a Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little advising CXO level management at Global 1000 on vendor selection and technology roll out planning. He continued to provide same type of services in his first consulting startup, Kuber Inc. Later in 2009, Saibal founded ZENeSYS Consulting, a company focused on Analytics driven solutions. Their vendor and service management analytics platform in the cloud called ZENATICS is in use at two Global 1000 companies. Saibal has recently published his book “Analytics Driven Service Contract Management” published by Bite Sized Books of London, UK. The book earned #1 in New Release and 5th highest selling in Outsourcing category in Amazon.

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Previous Meeting Topics Have Included:
  • The changing nature of institutional equity trading - Institutional Options Trading
  • Agile in the Enterprise: Making the Transition Performance Attribution
  • Navigating a Paradigm Shift: Risk and Regulation Take Center Stage
  • Dynamic Buy-Side Business Intelligence
  • The Influential Investor
  • Enterprise Mobility - An Update & Outlook
  • Enterprise Productivity & Innovation in the Era of Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation
  • Buy-side Tech Discussion
  • Leading the survival of central IT in the era of cloud computing
  • Why Spreadsheet Controls and Management is Fast Becoming Mainstream
  • Data Management - Some New Looks at an Old Challenge
  • The Influential Investor – How Investor Behavior Is Redefining Performance
  • Recruiting and Retaining IT Talent
  • Tangible Applications of Big Data Eco System in Financial Services
  • Managing Mobility: An IT Megatrend with Enormous IT Ramifications

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