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Chapter Dinner & Presentation - Feb 2013 E-mail
Written by events @ aitp Atlanta   
Thursday, February 21st (Networking begins at 5:30pm, Presentation and Dinner from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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4355 Ashford Dunwoody RD
Dunwoody, GA 30346, USA

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Akshay Shrivastava
Director, Mobile & Connected Devices, at Turner Broadcasting System INC

Akshay ShrivastavaAkshay runs a product development group focused on building consumer facing mobile products for Turner’s media & entertainment brands – CNN, NBA, TBS, Cartoon Network, to name a few.  In this role, he also manages a rapidly evolving technology roadmap & partnerships to stay ahead of the curve on emerging devices & standards.  His most recent interests include HTML5 based multi-touch experiences and disruptive startups in iTV.

Prior to receiving his MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2011, Akshay worked in the wireless & mobile technology space for more than a decade in different industry verticals ranging from carrier to healthcare & government.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, India.

Akshay lives in Atlanta GA with his wife and two kids.  He is an aspiring connoisseur of food & music, and loves traveling, trail running and gadgets.

Akshay's Twitter Profile: http://twitter.com/#!/liveakshay
Akshay's LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/akshay2011

Key Challenges for Enterprise Mobile Adoption
by George Mashini, CEO, Catavolt, Inc.

George MashiniGeorge has been in the enterprise software field for 13 years with experience in software development, project management, professional services organizations, product management and executive management. In his previous leadership role at Paragon Software, George experienced all phases of enterprise software growth as part of the core management team. In 2005, George was part of a core team at Paragon that led the company to a successful exit for its investors via a sale to Infor Global Solutions. George has helped establish Catavolt as a market innovator in the areas of hybrid cloud computing and mobile business applications by creating software that leverages existing systems along with new technology. As Chief Executive Officer, George is focused on applying new techniques and technologies in innovative ways that bring business value to Catavolt’s customers.


March AITP Atlanta Presentation Recap E-mail
Written by Brant Pirkle and John E. Kosar, III   

America loves an American success story and “rural outsourcing” is certainly one of them.  Bringing lower cost IT development alternatives back on shore is a trend that is now picking up speed across the United States.  Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing Inc., an Atlanta Ga. based IT process outsourcing firm, presented an overview of the  $300 billion IT outsourcing industry, a look at the history of RSI, Inc., and the drivers that are now bringing IT jobs to many mid-sized (2nd and 3rd tier) US cities. 

“The cost of living” said Hamilton, “is simply lower in rural America.”  “In many of these places, we’ve found pockets of IT talent at the recent graduate level as well as mid and senior management,” he said.  Hamilton points to client dissatisfaction with overseas outsourcing as a major driver for domestic sourcing.   "This is a large industry with a lot of unhappy customers,” said Hamilton.  “Many don’t want to go off shore due to the risk and quality issues,” he said.

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