Press Release

Avasant Launches Fellows Program to Address Digital Challenges

For Immediate Release Los Angeles, CA - In an industry first, Avasant today announced its launch of a distinguished fellowship program, Avasant Fellows, to address challenges and opportunities presented by the digital economy. Selected from a pool of over 500 nominations, the program brings together C-level executives who possess outstanding thought leadership and competencies across various industries, including: hospitality, manufacturing, banking, energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and utilities. The Avasant Fellows will address high-impact initiatives aimed at tackling pressing business and societal challenges through thought leadership, innovation, and perspectives driven by their experiences in automation, analytics, and digital platforms. "The program leverages leading innovators, thinkers and doers around the world to bring their expertise and redefine how technology is used to transform businesses," said Kevin S. Parikh, CEO and Senior Partner of Avasant. "The challenges posed by the digital economy are becoming increasingly complex. The fellows will enable our clients and strategic partners worldwide to tap into a knowledge pool of industry experts to solve the most complex technology challenges and provide immediate benefits and cost-saving solutions." Furthermore, Avasant Fellows will also collaborate on topics such as the digital enterprise, globalization, sourcing relationship management, governance, and business and IT transformation. Matt Shocklee, Senior Fellow and Avasant Fellows Program Administrator said, "It's an honor to work with Avasant and help our clients solve their most challenging problems. I'm also proud to lead an exemplary group of Avasant Fellows as we continue to build a global team of accomplished thought leaders." 2015 Avasant Fellows: • Simon Bell, CEO, Armillary Ventures • John Biggs, former, CIO of Hyatt Hotels • Chris Long, former COO, Staywell Health Care • Matt Shocklee, former Managing Director, PwC • Joe Teplitz, former Managing Partner, Gartner • Vinnie Tiru, former CIO, Sony Latin America • Harold Tuck, former CIO, County of San Diego About Avasant With its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Avasant is a leading management consulting firm providing digital transformation, sourcing advisory and governance services to Fortune 1000 clients around the globe. Our talented team of consultants, technologists and lawyers average over 20 years of industry-honed experience and have conducted 1,000+ engagements in over 40 countries worldwide. Avasant drives customer value through the use of its proprietary consulting and advisory methods, which have been refined over decades of real world transaction and engagement experience. The combination of world-class resources and cross-industry experience enables Avasant to yield superior business outcomes for its global clients across four primary domains: Digital, Business & IT Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, and Globalization Advisory. Media Contact: Jemie Sae Koo Vice President of Marketing