DataArt Invites CIOs to Share Knowledge with Russian Software Outsourcing Companies

On February 4, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Russia, American CIOs will talk about their experience with representatives of Russian companies. Invited by DataArt, Stuart Robbins, the executive director of CIO Collective and a key technology thought leader in America's premier CIO community, is a featured keynote speaker for this event. Stuart will provide an executive overview and analysis of the changing CIO role, best practices, and emerging opportunities in the current global marketplace.

The IT sector is currently seeing a trend to use Russian offshore software development companies. Increasingly, more and more American companies prefer to work with Russian rather than Indian developers, attracted by their professionalism, versatility, speed and development reliability. The results of partnership with Russian software support producers convince companies that they made the right choice of vendor.

Non-awareness of the different specifics of teamwork in American corporate culture is a problem for Russian companies moving into the U.S. market. Aware of the potential and limitations of Russian companies, Stuart Robbins is coming to Russia so that they can benefit from his experience.

For completeness and objectivity, Valentin Makarov, President of the Fort-Ross IT Services Consortium, will also speak at the Forum. His talk will be titled "Russian Technology Service Providers and Their Relationship with Government, Science and Academia."

"Real-world experience is always the most valuable thing that a true professional can share," says Eugene Goland, President of DataArt. "We're very pleased that Stuart Robbins is now a DataArt Adviser, and has also accepted our invitation to speak at the Forum and share his experience in Russia."

For more information, please visit or contact Eugene Goland at +1 (212) 378-4108 or email

About DataArt

DataArt is an offshore software outsourcing company with a staff of over 100 software professionals in St. Petersburg, Russia and local project management capacity in New York, San Francisco, and London. DataArt leverages people, expertise and low cost to offer top-quality cost-effective long-term outsourcing solutions.

About CIO Collective

The CIO Collective is a non-profit association of senior IT executives providing strategic guidance to emerging businesses, technology audits and assessment, management coaching & mentoring, and a variety of other consultative interventions.

About Fort-Ross

Fort-Ross Information Technology Services is a consortium of largest and most technically competent information technology companies is Saint-Petersburg, Russia. By joining forces under the leadership and control of Fort-Ross, we are able to offer our customers a synergistic and comprehensive range of technologies and solutions.