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May 27, 2003

Auriga to Share its Best Solutions with Industry Peers at Software Outsourcing Summit in St. Petersburg

AMHERST, NH - Auriga Inc., an Amherst-based IT consultancy with a well-established software engineering operation in Russia, has been selected, along with other ten contest winners, to present its best solutions at the 2003 Software Outsourcing Summit to be held June 25-28 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Yuri Kirkel, Auriga Vice-President of Engineering, will share Auriga technology accomplishments with industry peers at the panel session “High Tech Solutions from Russia” which will be held for the first time within the framework of the Software Outsourcing Summit. In his best practice presentation, Yuri will showcase a number of successful software solutions developed by Auriga engineers, with special focus on BlueCat Linux - a winner of the Electron d'Or Award for the best embedded product of the year 2000. The presentation will highlight BlueCat Linux’s key features and architecture, as well as the product’s history and milestones.

In addition to the insight provided by the Summit’s panels, attendees will gain unparalleled value from the conference roundtables. Auriga President Dr. Alexis Sukharev will chair the forum’s roundtable session "Views of Leading Market Research Agencies on the Russian Software Development Industry". The session will present the industry’s top thinkers and focus on the current IT market trends and opportunities in the Russian software market for high-tech companies around the globe whose work is increasingly shaped by outsourcing.

Auriga will also be presented at the conference Exhibition floor which will showcase the industry's most exciting outsourcing products and services. Customers interested in exploring development opportunities of mutual interest and benefit are welcome to meet Auriga executives at Exhibition Stand 21.

“Auriga is honored to participate in the 2003 Software Outsourcing Summit. This event continues to foster international collaboration and intensive knowledge exchange," said Alexis Sukharev, Auriga President and Member of the RUSSOFT Board. "The Russian market is becoming more mature and more attractive for Western technology companies. Auriga has twelve year experience in offshore IT outsourcing and we are open to sharing it with our Russian and Western peers.”

The 2003 Software Outsourcing Summit, which will be held for a third consecutive year, has become one of the major events in the field of IT outsourcing, offshore software development and international IT cooperation in Russia, CIS countries and Eastern Europe. The conference is on track to host about 600 senior IT and business executives, leading industry visionaries and analysts, customers and providers from around the globe. The upcoming forum will take place at a time when St. Petersburg celebrates its 300th anniversary. The Summit has been included in the official program of the city’s festive events.

The Software Outsourcing Summit is supported by the Russian Government (Ministry of Communication and Informatization, and Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology), as well by the City of St Petersburg. The organizers of the Forum are Consortium "FORT-ROSS IT Services", National Software Development Association "RUSSOFT”, Association for Cooperation with Nordic Countries "NORDEN", and "DIGITAL DESIGN" company.

Julia Rovinskaya,
+ 7 (495) 975-7400 # 231

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