SOURCE: GlobalLogic

August 04, 2008 11:25 ET

President of Ness Technologies Joins GlobalLogic

Shashank Samant to Oversee Business Development, Sales & Marketing and to Help Grow Strategic Accounts

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Shashank Samant, former president with Ness Technologies, has joined GlobalLogic, Inc., the leader in global product development services, as president. Samant will be based in GlobalLogic's Silicon Valley office and will oversee the company's worldwide business development, business management, marketing and sales.

Samant joins GlobalLogic from Ness Technologies, an international IT services provider, where he served as president of North America for the past four years. Prior to joining Ness, Samant established offshore development centers for CITI, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. An important part of his mandate at GlobalLogic will be to grow its Global Delivery Center business, in which GlobalLogic helps technology clients rapidly establish offshore, client-owned, GlobalLogic-managed software engineering centers.

"Each Global Delivery Center is custom-built for a specific client to provide development and support of its core product offering. Add to that the need to deliver quality, innovation, scale and demonstrable return on investment and you have an extremely complex undertaking," said Peter Harrison, chief executive officer of GlobalLogic. "Even established companies can find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to hiring and managing the best talent in a region where they have limited history or experience. This is one reason there is a fast-growing demand for our services. Shashank's proven experience building software labs in Europe and Asia for Fortune 1000 companies will be an invaluable asset as we expand this portion of our business to keep up with demand."

In contrast to many firms that focus on IT service, GlobalLogic is a specialist in software R&D services. It employs thousands of highly skilled software engineers in the US, India, China and Eastern Europe to help both emerging and established companies deliver quality software products to market faster than they could on their own. GlobalLogic services include market analysis, product conceptualization, realization, quality assurance, migration, porting, maintenance, support and service.

Shashank Samant, president of GlobalLogic, commented: "I believe the future of outsourced product development belongs to firms that are specialists. Designing, developing and supporting products for the market is a very different discipline than developing software for a company to use internally. I joined GlobalLogic because of its software engineering leadership in product verticals such as mobile and consumer, as well as its understanding of how to deliver products specific to a client's growth stage -- from Version 1.0 through to established companies. As the leading specialist, GlobalLogic is positioned to both deliver innovation to our clients and lead this market forward."

Sanjay Singh, executive vice president of business management and organization development at GlobalLogic, said: "What impresses me most about Shashank is his passion for innovation. There are very few people in our industry who have such a unique combination of proven experience building software product labs and clarity of vision for where this market is headed. Shashank's addition to GlobalLogic is a major milestone for the company as we take a leading role in delivering software R&D service innovation to the market."

About GlobalLogic

The leading specialist in providing global software product development services, GlobalLogic, Inc. partners with emerging and established technology companies to help them bring great software products to market in less time and at less cost. GlobalLogic has developed a unique joint-venture model of partnering with technology companies to create a dedicated global delivery center. The software R&D engineers located in our centers in the U.S., India, China and Ukraine serve as virtual extensions of our clients' local development teams. In other cases where the client does not have any internal engineering staff, GlobalLogic provides a "fabless" partnership from the start, with GlobalLogic taking ownership of the product engineering, platform and architecture. This allows companies to focus on the other aspects of a successful product launch such as strategy, marketing, customer acquisition, go-to-market challenges and the demands of ever-changing markets. By leveraging our global facilities, world-class engineers and state-of-the-art tools and processes, companies can increase the quality of their software products while dramatically reducing timelines and operating costs -- often by 30 percent or more.

GlobalLogic has ongoing partnerships with more than 150 technology companies in product vertical markets that include Consumer, Mobile, Telecom, Healthcare, Enterprise and Embedded. It has completed more than 300 major products in the last 12 months with a better than 95 percent on-time delivery record. Over the last seven years, GlobalLogic has helped its clients release over 1,000 software products. Its clients include innovative technology companies such as Autodesk, Broadsoft, Electronic Arts, Intalio, Motorola, NextPoint, Vertica and Yahoo. GlobalLogic, an Inc. 500 company, has been ranked as one of the 10 best places to work in India by IDC, a Top 3 Technology Employer in Ukraine by Hewitt Associates, and was recognized by InfoWorld for distributed Agile software product development excellence. GlobalLogic is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia and has European headquarters in London, U.K. The company has global delivery centers throughout the U.S., India, Ukraine and China and employs thousands of professionals worldwide.

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