25 June 2004
DataArt recently attended the Russian Outsourcing & Software Summit (ROSS-2004) held in St. Petersburg. For this conference, which attracted more than 450 participants from 26 countries, founders Fort-Ross Consortium coupled with LISA Forum Europe (Conference of the Localization Industry and Standardization Association). There were many experts speaking on a great variety of topics.
The Russian Software Outsourcing Industry was examined from many different points of view: Benefits and Risks of Outsourcing by William Metz, Global Business Services Organization, Procter&Gamble; Global IT Outsourcing Industry and Russia's place in the global picture, by Joseph Feiman, VP, Gartner Group; and The Future of BPO in Software Development as discussed by Mr Phiroz Vandrevala, Former Chairman of NASSCOM, Les Mara, Managing Director, CapGemini (UK), and John Stepper, Deutsche Bank.
Views on the Russian Outsourcing Industry were presented by professor Erran Carmel of American University in Washington D.C. He reported on "The Views On Offshore Outsourcing From Inside Washington D.C.: The Politicians, The Press, The Public". Professor Carmel, along with his colleague, professor William McHenry, recently discussed outsourcing issues with DataArt’s top management.
A number of product presentations were held at the summit including EPAM Systems and the best IT solutions of Russian software companies.
A ceremony for the Software Excellence Award 2004 was held in which DataArt was honored with Best Employer of the Year.