SOURCE: Avanade

March 03, 2010 09:30 ET

Avanade Appoints New CIO

Chris Miller Joins Avanade to Help Drive Company Toward Future Growth and Innovation

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -  Avanade, a business technology service provider, today announced the appointment of Chris Miller as Avanade's new CIO. As Avanade reaches its tenth anniversary, Miller brings proven experience in global implementation and operation of mission-critical capabilities to Avanade's global IT organization.

Miller joins Avanade after 16 years at Accenture, where he served as a senior director for Accenture's Collaboration 2.0 program. In this role, Miller oversaw a multi-year initiative to enable 180,000 global employees with next-generation collaboration capabilities.

"Over the last few years, I have worked closely with the Avanade IT organization and have developed an immense appreciation for its people and the talent they embody," Miller said. "Avanade's technology teams operate at the edge of technology innovation, which gives our IT organization a powerful advantage. Avanade has the ability to move quickly and to take carefully calculated risks, when they make sense. I'm looking forward to being part of a nimble organization that understands how technology can help us realize results for our customers."

"The pace of technology development and change require Avanade to be an early adopter of many of the solutions our customers are evaluating," said Adam Warby, CEO, Avanade. "The CIO role at Avanade is a very strategic, hands-on role tasked with not only advancing Avanade's business through delivery of IT capabilities to our global workforce but also to be a reference point for customers. Chris will be an instrumental part of the leadership team as Avanade grows its business and accelerates its role as a driving force in technology innovation."

Miller's prior experience spans a wide range of technology and consulting functions, focused on leveraging Microsoft technology on a true enterprise scale at Accenture. Beginning in 2003, Miller led a large portion of Accenture's Business Application Portfolio.

About Avanade
Avanade provides business technology services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results. Avanade's services and solutions help improve performance, productivity and sales for organizations in all industries. The company applies Microsoft expertise from its global network of consultants, drawing on the right mix of onshore, offshore and nearshore skills, which together are designed to help deliver results faster, at lower cost and with less risk. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft Corporation and serves customers in more than 20 countries worldwide with more than 9,100 professionals. Additional information can be found at

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