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Fort Myers, FL, United States, 2009/01/13 - SoftServe, Inc, a leading multinational software development and consulting company, hosted its first client conference on December 7-9 at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida. The event's theme was "Transforming experience into business value".
“Successful clients are the foundation for the future growth of SoftServe. That is why we feel it is very important to start providing gatherings such as this conference, where they can share their thoughts and ideas to help shape the future roadmaps of our services,” said Taras Vervega, EVP Business Development, SoftServe, at the conference opening.
The two-day event began with a keynote presentation from Frederic D. Mapp, CEO, Quality Service Solutions. Fred presented on how companies can improve business processes and implement technology that is directly tied to business strategies to achieve a sustained competitive edge. With more than 40 years of experience in IT, Fred Mapp has been a frequent guest speaker at CIO conferences and numerous industry seminars.
Panel discussions featuring the speakers, Lori Holmes, Managing Consultant, Q/P Management Group, and Mark Pushinsky, Consultant, ScrumTraining.com, followed the keynote address. Lori Holmes also hosted the panel session on metrics in outsourcing the following day.
Throughout the first day, attendees also had the opportunity to attend SoftServe session “Rethinking Usability” and the session by Neal Reizer, VP R&D, Allscripts, who spoke on the long-term client relationship with SoftServe.
A representative from Microsoft Corporation, Murray Gordon, ISV Architect Evangelist, presented a panel session entitled “Software + Services”. Murray has co-authored three publications in the past two years, two titles for Microsoft Press and his most recent title for O'Reilly Media, Sharepoint 2007: The Definitive Guide.
Microsoft presentation was followed by panel session on using multi-level continuous integration for distributed development hosted by David Jabs, VP Engineering, AccuRev, another client of SoftServe. David was one of the founding architects of IBM Rational ClearCase at Atria Software and is a co-inventor of two ClearCase patents.
The working agenda was finalized by SoftServe session, entitled “Ukraine Today and Tomorrow” presented by Wilf Voge, SoftServe’s Account Executive with significant knowledge of Ukrainian history and culture and experience of its reality.
The participating clients found the event excellently organized and appreciated the opportunity of interacting with SoftServe management and exchanging thoughts with each other. Furthermore, the participants considered valuable the presentations by recognized industry speakers and hearing about SoftServe’s own strategic initiatives that would help them see potential opportunities across their own businesses.
“In order to help our clients be successful in the dynamic global marketplace, we have always favored an open dialogue that gives us insight into their needs, wishes and problems,” said Taras Kytsmey, SoftServe’s President at the event. “That’s why we consider this conference a powerful driver for further improvement of quality of SoftServe services”.
SoftServe, Inc. (softservecom.com) is an independent multinational software development and consulting company that helps global organizations enhance their customer's competitive capabilities by providing the technology and processes that achieve strategic results.
With Europe headquarters in Lviv, Ukraine and U.S. headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida, SoftServe Inc. has its development facilities located throughout Ukraine. Since 1993, SoftServe Inc. has been partnering with over hundred companies worldwide offering superior level of capability in technical skills and project leadership. SoftServe's state of the art infrastructure, ISO- and CMMI-certified processes and unrivaled talent ensure our promise of excellence in even the most complex of projects.