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Avasant’s President & Managing Partner - Dr.Pradeep K Mukherji delivers Plenary Session Speech at Smart Sourcing Conference

NEWPORT BEACH, Aug 11--  The Seventh Annual International Smart-Sourcing Conference (ISSC'08) was held on 8th and 9th Aug in . The theme of this conference was "Global Outsourcing: Vision 2020".  The objective of this annual conference is  to  keep diverse stakeholders in the global outsourcing industry updated on important events and trends shaping the global outsourcing industry.
For the first time after six successful annual conferences in USA - Atlanta, GA in 2002; New York city, NY in 2003; Dallas, TX in 2004; Washington DC in 2005; Los Angeles, CA in 2006; and Atlantic City, NJ in 2007, this premier event was being held in India (world's primary destination for outsourcing of IT and ITES). The venue was the 2300 acres lush green campus of the University of Hyderabad , which has become a leading hub for knowledge workers.
Dr.Pradeep K Mukherji, our President & Managing Partner - Asian Operations, delivered a plenary session speech titled - "Strategic Global Sourcing - Best Practices & Emerging Trends" . His talk highlighted  how best of breed companies find answers to the following strategic outsourcing questions :
  • How do you decide on what to source globally? Should the decision be tactical or strategic?
  • What is the optimal business model for global sourcing?
  • Where should one outsource?
  • What type of contractual safeguards one should have to ensure success?
  • How does one effectively provide a governance oversight on the initiative and ensure realization of business goals?
What needs to be done to manage risk effectively and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements?
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: Corporate Locations:

Los Angeles

(Headquarters) Shevy Magen (949) 737-4790

New York

Bob Randolph (949) 500-3364


Mike Andersen (847) 732-4474

San Francisco

Amit Singh (408) 910-9815

San Diego

Jay Priday (760) 742-4396


Pradeep K. Mukherji +91 22 26313599
SOURCE Avasant