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Digital Thought Leaders Converge in Los Angeles for Avasant Provider Connect 2015

March 13, 2015 - Los Angeles, California Avasant, an award-winning management consulting firm, hosted its annual Provider Connect Event hosting over 40 global technology companies on March 10, 2015 at the Universal Studios. The star-studded group of top executives was greeted on a Hollywood style red carpet by a stream of photographers and Avasant executives. Over 150 senior business leaders and executives from the top technology companies attended the event to gain insights on Avasant's impact of shifting market drivers, digital strategies, evolving sourcing models, and approach towards relationship governance. Some notable companies include: Accenture, Atos, Bell Techlogix, Capgemini, CGI, Cisco, Cognizant, CompuCom, CSC, Dell, EXL, FPT USA Corp, Genpact, HCL, Hewlett Packard, IBM, iGate, Infosys, ITC Infotech, Larsen & Toubro, Luxoft, Mindtree, Neeyamo, NTT Data, Pactera, SAIC, Softtek, Syntel, T-Systems, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Unisys, Virtusa, Wipro, and more. Seasoned Technologist and Game Designer, Elan Lee delivered a keynote on how modern technology and digital is transforming the way the world consumes and experiences media and entertainment. Most recently serving as Chief Design Officer for Microsoft XBOX Entertainment Studios, Elan has pioneered breakthroughs in the area of entertainment and immersive gaming. Jason Mendenhall, Executive Vice President of Cloud SWITCH Supernap, one of the largest Data Center firms in the world and a leading authority on Cloud, provided the closing keynote focusing on the impact of Cloud and XaaS on enterprises and service providers. Jason also shared insights surrounding current and future technology issues impacting today's business leaders. Speaking at the event, Kevin S. Parikh, Global Chief Executive Officer & Senior Partner, Avasant said, "The digital transformation of business is impacting traditional labor markets and simultaneously creating opportunities in new and unexpected ways. The next generation of companies will use social media, analytics and automation to create more value and spawn an era of new innovation." "I was very pleased to see top leaders from the major service providers attending our annual Provider Connect; this meeting underscores the importance of this market change and the commitment of technologist to help their client's transform their businesses," added Bob Randolph, Chief Financial Officer, Avasant. "The digital paradigm has shifted how enterprises, providers and advisors co-create solutions for the new economy," mentioned Edward Wilson-Smythe, the lead for Avasant's Digital practice. "Avasant is a leader in applying digital platforms and convergent technologies to address current and future market needs of global enterprises." This exclusive marquee event was emceed by acclaimed broadcast journalist and FOX 11 News anchor Susan Hirasuna where she facilitated an interactive exchange of thoughts on the emergence of digital economy. The event concluded with a private VIP backstage tech tour and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Universal Studio's innovative digital and CGI technologies. Follow news, photos and video from Avasant Provider Connect on Avasant Connect at, on Twitter at and using #avasantproviderconnect, Facebook at, and LinkedIn at For complete event details, please visit the Avasant Provider Connect website at 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. For more information, visit For further information and photos, contact: Jemie Sae Koo Vice President of Marketing