Avasant’s Empowering Beyond Summit Brings Digital Acceleration to the Brand New Peterson Auto Museum

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This Tuesday, top executives from leading technology and services companies around the world gathered at the Petersen Auto Museum for one of the premier industry events focused on digital disruption.

Avasant Partner Carlos Hernandez and BNSF Railway Director of Technology Services Jennifer Maxwell

At the Empowering Beyond Summit, our vision is to help shape industry’s direction with respect to Digital Transformation and how it is fundamentally changing the way service providers interact with their clients, remarked Avasant CEO, Kevin S. Parikh

The Empowering Beyond Summit featured innovative discussions around the theme, “Accelerating towards a Digital Future”. The morning session started with an opening keynote by Avasant CEO, Kevin Parikh. He focused on how digitally-driven, industry-specific solutions are revolutionizing the manner in which the provider community can create value for their clients.

CIO of Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL), James J. Rinaldi, dazzled the crowd with video footage of successful missions JPL has spearheaded while discussing how technology has shaped space exploration and helped them “Break new Frontiers”. The closing Keynote Joe Weinman, Digital Strategist and bestselling author of Digital Disciplines, approached the Digital Disruption theme holistically—analyzing the business, cultural and societal implications of digital technologies.

Senior executives from two of Avasant’s Transportation sector clients, BNSF Railway and Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), spoke on how they are bringing about fundamental transformation to their enterprises by leveraging digital business models.

Kevin Parikh also moderated a CEO panel featuring businesses that have disrupted their respective industries through digital innovation. The panel featured Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop; Jeremy Barnett, CEO, Trendy Butler and Frank Monestere, President & COO, Legal Zoom.

In the afternoon, the guests had a unique opportunity to engage in industry-specific conversations regarding Cyber Security, Digital Transformation and Managed Governance services.

This landmark event attracted over 170 leading decision makers from companies such as IBM, Cisco, HP, Dell, Cap Gemini, Infosys, TCS, HCL, Wipro, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra, Atos and others.

About Avasant

Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry focused innovation and flexible client based solutions.

Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 40 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with accolades from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.

Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth. In this regard, we have implemented three critical programs across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. Within the US, our efforts are focused on supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). For more information, visit http://www.avasant.com.

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