CORE displayed Lang's bio above the logos of their 'Corporate Sponsors' - which unhappily included iGATE. My link to that page subsequently went down over the weekend:
"Oops! The page you are looking for cannot be found."
This seemed most unlikely for an "annual global conference" about to open in 6 days so I fixed it. It went down again. Go ahead - try it yourself. It's gone.
CORE's helpful Oops! advice to try looking for the page in their menu links brings up no mention of the conference at all.
Their most recent twitter entry on March 13 which provided a link to the conference is also "Oops", while links to it from various conference participants like Everest Group are also pining for the fjords.
The whole CORE-outsourcing April 23 conference page is all just one great big Oops now apparently.
In the course of looking for it, I ran into a CORE page from their 2011 conference advertizing Lang as the Conference Moderator :
as well as iGATE's proud corporate sponsorship there in presumably happier days :
Did they just go indoors? Are they making corrections?
All I know is that CBC has visited that Creekside page upwards of 20 times in the last 24 hours.
If anyone knows what happened, please let me know. After all - it's CORE's 8th Annual Outsourcing Conference - practically a Canadian tradition now.
2pm Update : Frank at Back of the Book found another way in :
Thursday update from comments below :
Saskboy said : Ombudsman tweeted me that Lang is off the CORE event.
Mystery Solved ! CBC Ombudsman, May 3, 2013