This year, Dr. Sukharev, Auriga Founder and President, was invited to China to attend two important events that brought together business, technology, and political leaders to collaborate on solutions for common issues and supporting economic development. The 5th International Cooperation Summit for CEOs, Governors, Mayors & Political Figures Worldwide (ICS 2009) was held on August 31-September 3, 2009, in Changchun City, Jilin Province. ICS 2009 was followed by the 3rd Global Outsourcing Summit (GOS 2009) that took place on September 3-5, 2009 in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, which is to become one of the “Top-20 service outsourcing model cities in China” according to the recent government plans. The events were organized by the Asia-Pacific CEO Association Worldwide and the International Outsourcing Center in association with Jilin Provincial Government of China and Nanjing Municipal Government of China.
The growing interest to China as an outsourcing destination was apparently confirmed by a number of high-level discussion panels held during both events, featuring such prominent international political leaders as Mr. Dominique de Villepin, Former Prime Minister of France, Mr. Lars Göran Axel Lindblad, Chairman of the Political Affairs Committee of PACE, Mr. Robert James Lee Hawke, Former Prime Minister of Australia and Lord Howell of Guildford, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, UK.
At GOS 2009, Alexis Sukharev, - one of the event keynote speakers, - presented the report “China – Japan - USA - Europe - Russia: Opportunities for IT Outsourcing Cooperation”, discussing the potentialities of the eventual alliance between Russian and Chinese outsourcing vendors. Such partnership is advantageous for all sides. For Russian and Chinese providers, it allows combining the complementary strengths of the two geographies, and accessing the new markets – with China traditionally being a strong player in Japan, and Russia – in EU and US. Thus the customers of the alliance will benefit from a combination of top engineering talent, cultural and geographical proximity, and language skills brought in by the Russian side, and exceptional scalability and cost efficiency typical for the Chinese side.
“Speaking of China, we see a very impressive example of defining a global strategy aimed at developing the IT outsourcing industry. I am grateful to the organizers of the event for the excellent networking opportunities. I believe that partnership between Russian and Chinese providers of outsourcing services can bring in significant value for the customer, as such an alliance would be capable of delivering complex projects at optimum price,“ - says Auriga President and Founder Alexis Sukharev.“
International Cooperation Summit (ICS) (ap-summit.org) for CEOs, Governors, Mayors & Political Figures Worldwide is of the highest level and the only international conference devoted to establish an effective long-term cooperation mechanism between outstanding business leaders and governments. Among the participant of the summit are political figures, provincial governors and mayors, leaders from Fortune 500 companies, Forbes Global 2000 companies and other renowned listed companies from all over the world, leaders of global outsourcing enterprises, renowned economists, scholars and experts.
Global Outsourcing Summit (GOS) (ioutsourcing.org) is an important milestone in the development of global service outsourcing. It is an important international conference jointly held by Asia-Pacific CEO Association (APCEO), a famous international economic organization and International Outsourcing Center (IOC), the professional international outsourcing association as well as the government of the host city. The main participants are the leaders of first-class outsourcing companies, important international political figures and renowned outsourcing experts, and leaders from related outsourcing base cities.
About Asia-Pacific CEO Association
Asia Pacific CEO Association (APCEO) (apceo.us), initiated by outstanding Asia-Pacific economic leaders, is an important international economic cooperation organization with the basis on cooperation in Asia-Pacific region and a global mind. Led by renowned international political celebrities, business elites and great economists and integrated with international main-stream capital resources, APCEO is composed of CEOs from Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000 enterprises as well as other important international corporations and international investment experts.
About International Outsourcing Center
The International Outsourcing Center or IOC (ioutsourcing.org) was founded in 1998, specializing in R&D, consulting and outsourcing operations. The IOC has pioneered the establishment of international outsourcing management standards, and owns the largest international outsourcing operation system.
Headquartered in New York, the IOC has branches in London, Beijing, Austria, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Offices have also been set up in Sydney, Toronto and Hong Kong. The company provides services to multinationals, enterprises and governments around the world.
Auriga (auriga.com) is a software R&D and IT outsourcing services provider incorporated in the U.S. and operating development centers in Russia. The list of provided services covers all aspects of software product engineering for a broad range of knowledge areas from embedded and mobile software to enterprise and Web applications. Auriga combines top engineering talent with flexibility, cultural proximity, and focuses on clients’ interests and convenience as its main driving strategy.
Founded in 1990, Auriga was the first Russian company to provide offshore/nearshore services to EU/US customers. Auriga is in top 10 outsourcers in Eastern Europe and Russia, and a worldwide leader in such services as R&D, OPD, software testing and QA, and such verticals as high-tech, healthcare, telecom. Auriga is constantly included in Global Services 100, Global Outsourcing 100, The Black Book of Outsourcing and other global industry ratings. The client list combines industry majors, leaders in their segments, and innovative start-ups, including IBM, Draeger Medical, LynuxWorks, Dialogic, Actel, BroadVision and many others.