November 22, 2006
November,19-21st Itransition Swiss representatives participated in the unique Matchmaking event Russian IT Seasons 2006 that took place in Interlarken, Switzerland.
The concept of Russian IT Seasons was to present opportunities of IT outsourcing to Russia and other East European countries as an alternative to other famous destinations. The message of the conference was: “Russia (Eastern Europe) has several widely known strengths when comes to strategic IT sourcing and application development: elite university system, highly skilled workforce, capability to solve complex technical problems, cultural proximity to the West, etc”.
The considerable slot in the program was devoted to B2B discussions about potential business relationships. Also the participants could attend the presentations of the views on Russia and East Europe from leading analytics and IT outsourcing consultants:
- Bertrand Meyer, Professor of software engineering and Head of the Computer Science department at ETH Zurich – “Outsourcing to Russia: the software engineering perspective”
- Svetlana Kislitsyna, partner of Beiten Burkhardt St. Petersburg and
Tatiana Nikiforova, lawyer, Beiten Burkhardt St. Petersburg. specialist of group IT/IP –“Legal and tax aspects of cooperation and Intellectual Property rights”.
- Mr. Ralph Schonenbach, CEO, Trestle Group – “Sourcing: A focus on success in Russia”
More than 20 companies from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Great Britain (among them are Avon, Sybase, AstraZeneca, DonRiver, TietoEnator and other well-known names) were interested in cooperation with the leading IT providers from Eastern Europe.
Itransition showcased its services in the following areas: