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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 18, 2017

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About Kevin Parikh

Kevin Parikh

Kevin Parikh

Kevin Parikh is the CEO and Partner of Avasant, specialising in IT and business process (BP) outsourcing contract and service-level negotiations, strategic management, business risk evaluation and software licensing. His practice engages in both nearshore and offshore sourcing solutions.

Over his career, Kevin has been involved in more than 300 outsourcing deals. These transactions have ranged from $20 million to $2.5 billion, involving major Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers (for example, IBM, EDS, ACS, Wipro, Infosys, Unisys and CGI). His specialised experience includes BPO and ITO Sourcing Agreement development and negotiations. As an attorney by training, he specialises in negotiating large and complex transactions where he works toward bridging the gaps between legal counsel and business team objectives.

Kevin Parikh is based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining Avasant, he was a Vice President with Gartner Consulting.

Posts By Kevin Parikh

Digital Enterprise: Market Leaders of Tomorrow (Part 2)

July 17, 2014 |

To read Part 1 of this article, click here.

Unprecedented changes in the market place are driving organisations to look at end-to-end digital transformation for their initiatives. This involves realigning of business strategy, widespread use of technology, reorientation of human … Read More

Digital Enterprise: Market Leaders of Tomorrow (Part 1)

July 16, 2014 |

The digital revolution has changed the paradigms of global connectivity and customer empowerment. Enterprises are undertaking significant transformational exercises to become digitally relevant and create competitive differentiation. Operating business models and customer value propositions are being innovated to create digital … Read More

Fuelling innovation in the digital era

June 16, 2014 | 1

Innovation is the most sought after and at the same time the most underachieved outcome of many modern outsourcing relationships. The primary issue is that the driver for these engagements is cost reduction versus service enhancements. In the digital era … Read More

SMAC: the new business paradigm for enterprises in 2014 and beyond

January 20, 2014 | 1

Winning is a big deal. New-age winning enterprises differentiate themselves by introducing interventionist methods that drive new business paradigms. Social, mobility, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) are convergent forces that create a level field to entice and engage customers. The 21st … Read More

The Digital Divide: are we ready to breach the chasm?

August 2, 2013 | 2

This article has been guest authored by Harold Tuck, Avasant Distinguished Fellow.

Thomas Friedman, in his 2005 epic book The World is Flat, argues that convergence of the personal computer with fiber-optic micro cable, along with the rise of workflow … Read More

Making an Impact

April 11, 2013 | 1

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

History tells us that innovation and technological change have been important catalysts for economic growth, social transformation and improvements in standards of living. However, the benefits of this change in … Read More

Building capacity to harness the potential of the IT/BPO industry

May 10, 2012 |

This column is guest co-authored by Dr PK Mukherjee, President and Managing Partner at Avasant, and Shobhit Patnaik, a consultant with Avasant.

The past two decades have witnessed rapid growth in the IT/BPO sector resulting in improvements in the lives … Read More

Can China’s IT Services market live up to the hype?

March 16, 2012 |

Since 2006, China’s market for the outsourcing of technology services has experienced rapid growth and has been heralded as a challenger to India’s market dominance. According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, the total contract value of executed outsourcing contracts in … Read More