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Avasant CEO, Kevin S. Parikh, Delivers Keynote Address at SoTeC 2008 Conference in Long Beach, California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug 26, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Avasant, a leading global management advisory firm, today announced that Kevin S. Parikh, the company's Chief Executive Officer, delivered the keynote address at the 9th Annual SoTeC 2008 conference in Long Beach, California. Formerly known as the Southern California Coalition Technology Conference, SoTeC 2008 was held at the Long Beach Westin Hotel on August 22nd and August 23rd. The two-day event drew more than 500 attendees, and featured speeches from well-respected IT professionals and showcased emerging industry trends. Mr. Parikh's speech, titled, "Outsourcing IT in 2020: A Forward-Looking Perspective," covered a variety of topics including new models of service delivery, global e-commerce, Software as a Service (SaaS), Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) sourcing models and green sourcing. "The global economy presents tremendous opportunities to re-focus internal IT resources on strategic business initiatives," Parikh said. "In 2020, IT executives will be forced to focus on IT as a method to drive business value." Ultimately, Mr. Parikh's presentation focused on the growing need for IT professionals to transform from a pure technology role to a business focused role. Link: About Avasant Avasant (formerly Stradling Global Sourcing) is recognized as one of the "Top-Ten" strategic sourcing advisory firms by the Black Book of Outsourcing. Avasant helps clients navigate the complete lifecycle for sourcing IT, Business and Knowledge Process services. Avasant's experienced team of management consultants, advisors, and lawyers offer consulting advisory services for developing sourcing strategies, executing sourcing transactions and managing sourcing relationships. Avasant's methods and practices have been refined over decades of experience spread across a talented team serving clients worldwide. The Avasant team's methods and practices have been refined over decades of experience working with a diverse set of clients. For more information, visit:
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