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Avasant To Co-Chair Digital Convergence Conference In New York City

Avasant is proud to be a content partner and conference co-chair for The Outsourcing Institute (OI) for the Digital Convergence Conference, Thriving in the Digital Age: Leveraging the Power of Digital Transformation, to be held on September 19 at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. The co-chairs for the event are Anupam Govil, Partner at Avasant, and Gregory North, President at Globe North, and Avasant fellow. Keynotes will be presented by GE, NBCUniversal, NTT DATA, IBM Cloud and Wipro.

The Digital Convergence Conference will bring together senior buy-side executives, influencers, business, and thought leaders to learn, connect and pave the way for true digital transformation. Conference attendees will hear from industry experts, get first-hand information about the latest case studies, and benefit from powerful learning and networking opportunities centered around digital convergence.

“Digital transformation is driving a 10x change across every industry and enterprises today need the speed and agility to personalize their services, be more customer-centric and launch new products more rapidly, leveraging technologies to drive new efficiencies and decision-making capabilities across the enterprise,” said Anupam Govil, Partner at Avasant. “As the focus shifts from cost savings to creating more value for business, customers, and employees, the nature of relationships between enterprises and their digital technology partners will move from contract terms and SLAs to one of collaboration and co-innovation.”

Anupam will moderate the panel, “Digital Transformation: Success Strategies & Common Pitfalls”, where panelists will include Mark Etwaru, Digital Transformation, Estee Lauder; Michael Hoffman, Innovation and Growth Strategy, BNY Mellon Technology; and Deepak Luthra, Head of Digital Center of Excellence, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Later in the conference, Anupam, alongside Sowmya Gottipati, Vice President, Media Labs at NBCUniversal, and Kenneth Corriveau, CIO & SVP at OmniCom will delve into “Hyper-Convergence and the Path to Digital Singularity”.

Carlos Hernandez, Partner at Avasant and Global Digital Transformation Leader, will also be present as a moderator for the panel, “Industry Business Impact: How Blockchain Will One Day Revolutionize Every Business”.

“We realized just over two years ago now that too many enterprises were stuck in the legacy world and not ready for the digital age,” said Daniel Goodstein, President of Media & Events for The Outsourcing Institute, and the producer of the Digital Convergence Conference. “With the advancement and convergence of emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, cloud, analytics, mobile, automation & IoT, and new business models rapidly disrupting the old, we wanted to change the outsourcing conversation from one of offshoring work and labor arbitrage, to more of outsourcing your digital enterprise transformation work to trusted business partners who can help glue all the moving pieces together and eliminate the separate siloes that are common in so many organizations and stymie transformation.”

For more information on the event, visit our event page.

About Avasant  Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client based solutions.

Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.

Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.

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About The Outsourcing Institute

Founded in 1993, The Outsourcing Institute is the largest neutral professional association dedicated solely to technology, digital transformation and outsourcing, comprised of more than 98,000 professionals worldwide and providing information, research, networking opportunities and customized outsourcing solutions to the industry. For more information, contact them at or visit them online at


Nicole Dulay Marketing Manager Avasant