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Roundtable Forum: It Consulting & Systems Integration

PRAKASH PARTHASARATHY is a Senior Equity Research Analyst for Banc of America Securities. Formerly, he was a Senior Research Analyst at Robertson Stephens & Co. in San Francisco, covering international IT services companies. Mr. Parthasarathy started his career at Peregrine and has a wide relationship with international and technology sector money managers in the US, Europe and Asia. He received a BE with honors from BITS, Pilani, India, and his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Profile
CYNTHIA HOULTON is a Senior Analyst and joined RBC Capital Markets in 1999. Prior to that time, she was a CLEC Analyst at Utendahl Capital Partners. She has also worked as part of the technology research groups at Robertson Stephens and Brown Brothers Harriman. She earned a BA degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Wesleyan University. Profile
CHRISTOPHER PENNY of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc., has a coverage universe focusing on all aspects of the enterprise services industry, including research and development, implementation, and the daily operation and management of business information solutions. Prior to joining FBR, Mr. Penny worked as a consultant at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), assisting in the financial and managerial reengineering of federal information systems. Based on his experience at EDS, Mr. Penny acquired a solid understanding of the operating methodologies involved with large-scale systems integration. Prior to joining EDS, Mr. Penny spent six years as a commissioned officer in the Naval Nuclear Submarine program. He received his BS in computer science and his MBA in finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. Profile
TWST: Cynthia, would you begin by defining your coverage universe

and telling us how you approach the group today?

Ms. Houlton: My coverage universe is broadly defined as IT

services. That