10 May 2007
DataArt Presents Russian IT Capabilities at IAOP Boston Chapter Meeting
DataArt was among five presenters at "Russia and Eastern Europe: Multisourcing at Work" panel, hosted by the Boston Chapter of International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). The panel comprised of the leading vendors with operations in the region, presented Russia's strengths and differentiators in the area of IT outsourcing.
Marina Kolesnik, Senior VP at DataArt, spoke of Russia's demonstrated leadership in expertise based outsourcing, including areas such as high-end R&D and application development work, embedded software product development, system engineering, multi-platform expertise and algorithmic work as well as vertical specialization in financial, telecom and high-tech industries. Russia's other differentiators mentioned by panellists, included price, world class education, large talent pool, stable workforce and geographical/cultural proximity to European clients.
The IAOP Boston meeting is the first of many steps in a joint effort of vendors to showcase Russia as a destination of choice for R&D and application outsourcing. Panellists' examples covered a number of Fortune 500 companies that in the past few years have chosen Russia as a destination for outsourcing certain technology tasks because of the expertise and quality of resources available there. Presenters demonstrated how expertise based outsourcing allows delivering increased client value and improve ROI through effective high-performing resources. In conclusion, panelists advised the audience that proper outsourcing arrangements should be based on skill and expertise of a vendor, not its geographic location.