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To Do List for the IT Breakfast



  • Invitation card DONE
  • Invitation letter (email format) DONE
  • Response form on front page DONE
  • Web traffic report - NOT DONE


  • Event announcement on website DONE
  • 1st invitation cards posted DONE
  • 1st invitation emails sent DONE
  • Follow-up contacts (phone and email) DONE
  • Email reminder 2 weeks - more detail on topic NOT DONE
  • Additional invitations (post and email), invite others based on initial response DONE
  • Invitations to faculty email DONE
  • Email reminder 1 week - detail and directions DONE
  • Email reminder 3 days - detail and directions DONE
  • Email reminder 1 day - directions DONE
  • Faculty email reminder 1 day DONE


Liaise with Conor !McKenna (ext 8805) for facilities, Siobhan Lapetina (ext 8939) for corporate partners, Tamzin !StGeorge-Foley () for alumni?. DONE

  • Other people to contact include:

Book Laurence Crowley Boardroom for date DONE

Contact Sharon Buckley in ILTG to confirm speakers can be found 8089 DONE

Liaise with Liam in Restaurant 8924 DONE

  • Numbers expected DONE
  • Order round tables DONE
  • Review seating plan - café style�DONE
  • Specify breakfast type (continental) DONE

Order of speakers (confirm timing too)

  1. Welcome: Damien !McLoughlin (CONFIRMED)
  2. Introduction & chair: Andrew Deegan
  3. Presentation part 1: Erran Carmel
  4. Presentation part 2: Pamela Abbott
  5. Wrap-up: Stefan Kle�n (or Andrew Deegan)

Outline for speakers:

 Welcome to Smurfit: 
  vision of the school, future and next steps.
  Recent developments, infrastructure, programmes, awards
  Emphasis on academic research and multidisciplinary research

 Collaboration with CITO at UCD
  The Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation at UCD is actively involved in a number of research colla�orations on a European level, with corporations and public institutions. Our goal is to extend the existing collaborations and build a community of corporate p�rtners around the department in order to facilitate a mutually �eneficial exchange of expertise. A a wide spectrum of collabora�ion opportunities are possible, ranging from attending Academic Seminars, through to joint R&D �rojects and consultancy. 

  Ways in which guests can become in�olved with our research programmes include:
    Recruiting the Centre as an academic partner to work on R&D projects of specific interest to your industry
    By conducting collaborative research with members of the Centre (e.g. in the area of IT support for virtual teams) 
    By providing research access for PhD and post-graduate students
    Hosting student internships within y�ur organisation 
    By participating in student projects
    A�tending seminars, meetings and conferences hosted in UCD.

Erran Carmel. Paragraph bio piece

Prof. Carmel’s area of expertise is global software developme�t. He studies globally dispersed software teams, offshore sourc�ng of IT work, and national policy issues surrounding software.� His 1999 book Global Software Teams was the first on this topic. His upcoming 2005 book, Offsh�ring Information Technology, covers a broad range of managerial�issues related to offshore work.

He has written over 70 articles, reports, and manuscripts. He consults and speaks to industry and professional groups. He is a tenured Associate Professor at the business school at American University in Washington D.C. where he co-founded and led the program in Management of Global Information Technology (MoGIT).

He received his Ph.D., in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona; his MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles, and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Pamela Abbott. Paragraph bio piece

Pamela Abbott specialises in offshore software outsourcing with a particular interest in proximity-based models including nearshore. This was the major theme of her recently concluded doctoral programme at the University of Cambridge, UK. She has written and presented this material for various academic forums including the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). In her 8-year IT career, Pamela includes first-hand experience in nearshore software outsourcing in the Caribbean, her native home.

Response Emails


Invitation to IT Breakfast at UCD's Smurfit School of Business: "Outsourcing and Offshoring IT Development and Services".

Hello XXX

I can confirm you as registered for the IT Breakfast. I will include you in the reminder e-mails.

Regards Allen Higgins

CITO (Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation) Department of Management Information Systems University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Ph: (+353-1) 716 4775 Fx: (+353-1) 716 4783 Rm: Q223