updated 10/27/2010 5:45:29 AM ET 2010-10-27T09:45:29

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 4th quarter is shaping up to be a very busy time for StrataFusion, both in North America and around the world. Below you will find some of the highlighted events where you can find StrataFusion Partners in a leadership role. Want easy, up-to-date information about StrataFusion events? Follow our "Spotlight" section at www.stratafusion.com .

International Financial Services & BPO Delegation (China)

It has been five years since China launched its "Services Outsourcing" strategy – a roadmap for the comprehensive national development of China as a premier global services outsourcing destination. Over the next five years, China's services outsourcing industry will receive additional government investments towards the development of new strengths and capabilities for a higher value positioning globally.

StrataFusion Partner Shevy Magen will be attending a senior-level international summit and forum in China focusing on the Financial Services, IT and Business Process Outsourcing industries. Meetings have been arranged with key ministers from the Chinese government, with Chinese outsourcing service recipients, with Chinese outsourcing service providers, and with numerous industry experts and thought-leaders from multinational companies. StrataFusion will be visiting China's high-tech parks and captive centers in the cities of Shanghai, Kunshan, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Beijing.

CIO Development Program (San Francisco State University)

The CIO Development Program is a unique opportunity to engage with the thought leaders of Enterprise IT Leadership. A faculty of CIOs walk a delegation of aspiring IT Leaders through a 3-day course designed to engage them upon lessons that can only be conveyed by industry leading CIOs that 'Walk the Line' on a daily basis.

This year VMware CIO, Mark Egan, will be the keynote speaker to launch the program. StrataFusion's Cloud & Transformative Technologies Partner, Doug Harr, helped plan the three day program working with a team of more than a dozen CIO "faculty" to help prepare course materials and deliverables. Doug will also be speaking on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning as well as running a panel discussion on how to produce an effective IT Strategy. StrataFusion Partner Valerie Kwiatkowski will also be speaking on day 3 regarding effective Strategic Sourcing programs. For further details including faculty line up visit http://cob.sfsu.edu/cob/cio-executive/.

Project Management Institute (Chicago)

PMI is the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in 185 countries. Their worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by globally-recognized standards and credentials, research and professional development opportunities. PMI organizations worldwide host regular members meetings, and StrataFusion Partners have frequently been asked to be keynote speakers.

On November 9, 2010, StrataFusion Partner Maureen Vavra will address the PMI Central Illinois Chapter, www.pmi-cic.org on the topic: Reassessing Your Project Portfolio in Today's Economy. The meeting will cover recalibration of project portfolios for leaner budgets, utilizing Green IT and Cloud strategy for reducing costs, critical path management and resource management strategies. The PMI CIC Chapter has generously agreed to make a donation to one of StrataFusion's sponsored non-profits, the Glow Foundation, in appreciation for Maureen's participation at this session.

CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable (Los Angeles)

On November 4, 2010, the Southern California CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable will be held in Los Angeles. This is a world-class event focused on the timely theme of Business Transformation through Innovation and Leadership. It is being produced by HMG Strategy, LLC and the Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). The event is designed to deliver exceptional thought-leadership in a warm and friendly club setting, where the audience will receive unique insights into best practices and hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career management.

HMG Strategy events are sponsored by leading global organizations like StrataFusion, who will be partnering with HMG Strategy to help bring LA's top CIOs and IT leaders to this world-class thought leadership and networking event. Other global partners include IBM, Cisco, Salesforce.com, McAfee, Polycom, Redhat, and Computer Associates. To view the full agenda for The CIO Executive Leadership Roundtable, go to http://www.hmgstrategy.com/events.asp.

About StrataFusion

StrataFusion is a leading management consulting and technology services firm with a unique model of CIO experts and Executive operational advisors. StrataFusion helps top management solve their major business problems by providing CIO/CTO Advisory, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Transformative Technologies, Strategic Sourcing and Human Capital services. StrataFusion's Partners, Principals, and management consultants have combined empirical data, industry best practices, and analytical models to continue to create a competitive advantage for our Fortune 500 and mid-market clients across all industries. Our proprietary methodologies and tools have been refined to help organizations reduce project complexities and accelerate investment returns. For more information about StrataFusion, please visit www.stratafusion.com .

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