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LONDON, February 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

qedis consultant, Lewis Colam, is challenging the norm by doing what he dared to dream; rowing in a little wooden boat from Miami to New York!

Lewis, 23, has been granted a sabbatical by employer qedis to embark on a truly unique adventure; rowing unassisted up the East Coast of America from Miami to New York City. This brave feat will see Lewis rowing up to 18 hours a day for 3 months, in order to cover the 1400 miles of Intracoastal Waterway and open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. To avoid the dangers of alligators and sharks he will spend the nights at anchor and will sleep on the open-deck of his 15 foot rowing boat.

Lewis has been in contact with rowing, kayaking and sailing clubs on the East Coast and, at the last count, had arranged for over a hundred individuals to join him in completing various legs of this incredible journey! He will be using his website, http://www.usrowedtrip.com, to give real-time GPS updates of his progress, in addition to using his audio log, twitter profile (@us_rowed_trip) ,and blog

He is aiming to raise $20 000 for the Fisher Centre - an international Alzheimer's research foundation. Finding a cure for Alzheimer's has been close to his heart ever since he cared for a family member who suffered from this disease.

qedis believes in supporting its people, both through developing them in the workplace and giving them the opportunity to accomplish their dreams. qedis has provided sponsorship to Lewis towards his trip and will be keeping up with his movements, launching a 'Spot Lewis' competition. If you manage to spot him from the East Coast, send a sea snap to marketing@qedis.com for a chance to win a water activities adventure day for two.

Lewis starts his row on 3rd March and we wish him the best of luck!

About qedis

Qedis is a next generation management and technology consulting firm. We pride our self on our 'nextgen consulting' approach - which is about doing the right thing.

Our purpose is to make our clients and their people successful. We have wealth of experience and tools to help leaders transform their IT function and the business. Our service lines cover Professionalising IT, IT Strategy, Project Management, BackOffice Transformation and Business Analysis. We guarantee our work, helping business, public sector and non-profit clients define strategies, streamline operations, develop talent, transform IT capability and deliver new solutions.

Our largest clients include Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Wells Fargo, Co-Op FS, Molson Coors, O2, Associated & News Media.

Qedis is part of Highland Worldwide, an international network of consulting businesses with 2,500 consultants operating from 47 offices across the world.

10 Southampton Street, Tower House, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DP

http://www.qedis.com


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