Los Angeles, California. April 17th, 2014. “Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) is upon us, and it is defining the digital enterprise. If your firm has yet to embrace the new paradigm of integrated mobile platforms, you can be sure that you are behind your competition,” said Avasant CEO Kevin Parikh (@kevinparikh) in his opening remarks to the UCLA audience.
The annual UCLA /IS Associates event draws over 160 attendees from the Southern California tech, business and R&D areas for highly anticipated The Next Wave of IT Value experience, which explores the evolution of the Internet of Everything (IoE) through the insights of event speakers and industry thought-leaders to this emerging trend; the session concluded with a panel and Q&A session with attendees.
Other speakers at the event included Steve Griffin, Executive Partner, Gartner; William H. Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Broadcom; Peter Marx, Chief Innovation Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles; Thomas Young, Executive Board Member, IRPA; Darin Andersen, President & CEO, CyberUnited, CyberTECH and CyberHive.
As part of the local Los Angeles community, Avasant proudly cosponsors the UCLA/IS Associates and seeks to promote similar technology and business education forums in California and round the world via corporate sponsorships and its Avasant Foundation (avasantfoundation.org).
Avasant, a leading US-headquartered global management consulting firm with areas of expertise in strategic outsourcing, technology consulting, and globalization strategies, has operations in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Based in Los Angeles, California, Avasant’s talented team of consultants, lawyers and technologists average over 20 years of industry experience, and have conducted more than 1,000 engagements in over 40 countries. Avasant drives customer value through the use of proprietary consulting and advisory methods, which have been refined over decades of real-world transaction and engagement experience. www.avasant.com
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