Association of Outsourcing Professionals

First time in India, individual professionals in the outsourcing space are getting together to form an association for the services sector.

Spearheaded by the former state IT secretary Vivek Kulkarni, who quit his government post to turn an entrepreneur, and Kris Gopalakrishnan, COO, Infosys, along with five other leading professionals in the industry, the Association of Outsourcing Professionals (AOP) will be based in Bangalore.

This will not be an industry body like Nasscom but more along the lines of a professional organisation like the US-based Services and Support Professionals Association (SSPA) where members would discuss the issues in the IT sector.

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