Unisys Executive Joe Hogan Member of First Group of Certified Outsourcing Professionals
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Certifies 13 Leaders of an Emerging Profession
BLUE BELL, Pa., July 24, 2006 – Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Joseph E. Hogan, vice president, Strategic Programs for Unisys Corporation, was among the first group of IT executives to be certified as an outsourcing professional by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).
The IAOP is an organization representing practitioners who work in the outsourcing field as clients, providers and advisors in eight different industries on three continents. As part of the IAOP’s certification process, a panel reviewed the various projects Hogan has implemented over his career, his level of knowledge of the field of outsourcing, and of his overall educational background as it relates to outsourcing and general business topics.
The process for receiving the Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) designation is demanding. Each candidate had to complete and have reviewed by a panel of their peers an extensive application documenting the projects they had led and results achieved, their personal knowledge of the strategic, implementation and operational intricacies of outsourcing, and their overall educational background - both on outsourcing and on general business topics.
“This remarkable group of men and women are a snapshot of a connected, experienced, motivated multicultural community of professionals that are transforming the modern corporation and evolving the global business model,” stated Michael Corbett, IAOP president. “As outsourcing enters its third generation, professional managers like these are becoming critical resources to manage outsourcing relationships and realize the full value of outsourcing as a corporate strategy.”
“I am proud to be included in this group of professionals,” said Hogan, who has worked in the IT industry for a quarter century. “As the field of outsourcing becomes more competitive and integrated with the business landscape, this sort of process and standard-setting will help drive best practices throughout the industry, to the ultimate benefit of clients.”
The first class of Certified Outsourcing Professionals consisted of nine men and four women with an average age of 40 and average work experience of 15 years in outsourcing. Half of those certified have MBAs and most earned undergraduate degrees in the sciences and engineering. Graduates work in various industries including, pharmaceuticals, real estate, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, telecom, financial services and professional services.
“We are extremely proud to have Joe as part of our team of outsourcing professionals at Unisys,” said Randy Hendricks, Unisys senior vice president and president of Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services. “This type of certification helps to reinforce that Unisys outsourcing professionals are best in class.”
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. IAOP’s global membership encompasses almost 250 organizations from around the world representing almost every industry segment and functional activity. In total, more than 38,000 individuals working in the field of outsourcing are members or users of the association’s services. IAOP also publishes the definitive ranking of outsourcing firms; The Global Outsourcing 100. For more information, please visit www.outsourcingprofessional.org.
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