President and Founder
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Dr. Alexis Sukharev is President and founder of Auriga, Inc., a US-based IT services company with development centers in Russia and Lithuania. Dr. Sukharev was one of the first to explore the benefits of IT outsourcing to Russia. A consistent champion of promoting Russia as a reliable strategic partner in offshore IT outsourcing, Dr. Sukharev uses all of his experience and energy to contribute to important industry events aimed at increasing the visibility and recognition of the Russian IT industry.

Under his leadership Auriga has now been recognized for many years as one of Central & Eastern Europe’s top service providers. Since 2008, the company has been included in the Global Outsourcing 100, and, since 2006, in the Global Services 100, two of the world’s most respected ratings of the top global providers of business and technology services. In 2011, Auriga was ranked the No. 1 Engineering Services Outsourcing vendor worldwide in the Datamonitor’s Black Book of Outsourcing, ahead of industry players such as IBM, Dell, HP, HCL, Wipro, and Siemens.

Prior to founding Auriga, Dr. Sukharev was Professor of Operations Research and Numerical Analysis at Moscow State University. He has written ten books and numerous articles on numerical analysis, optimization, games theory, operations research, and theoretical computer science that have been translated and published internationally. The second edition of his Course in Optimization Methods was published in the 250th anniversary of Moscow State University series Classical University Textbooks in 2005. The second editions of Minimax Algorithms in Problems of Numerical Analysis and Operations Research in Problems and Exercises were published in 2009.

Being an industry visionary and one of its leading practitioners, he has published articles in and been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, BusinessWeek, eWeek, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and Mass High Tech in the US; The Economic Times in India; Nikkei in Japan, Programmer Magazine in China; Asia Times in Hong Kong; Handelsblatt and Neue Zuercher Zeitung in Germany; Izvestiya, Profile, Stolitsa, The Moscow Times, Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung, Expert, and PCWeek in Russia, et al. In 2004 Dr. Sukharev was named the “Godfather of Russian outsourcing” by The New York Times. In 2001, his book India: Targeting for the Status of a Global IT Superpower, highlighting lessons learned from India’s experience and articulating the trends and prospects for Russia’s software development market, was published by the Moscow State University Press and translated into English.

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