Nearshore Americas

Brazil IT Takes Center Stage at Second Annual Brasscom Forum

Brasscom, in partnership with the British magazine The Economist, is holding the second edition of the Brasscom Global IT Forum, on November 3 and 4, at Hotel Unique, São Paulo, to discuss the development prospects for the Brazilian IT market by 2022. Brazilian and international executives from the major IT suppliers and users, such as Citibank, HSBC, JP Morgan, Rhodia and Johnson & Johnson, will get together with leading opinion formers and market analysts to evaluate Brazil as a destination for outsourcing, the use of technology in other segments of the economy, the prospects for innovation, and professional training. The event is part of the project to promote exports and IT investments in partnership with the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).

“The Brazilian IT market is going through an exceptional period, with a thriving economy, an economically active population, and increasing international prominence. This is the time for us to take a big leap and move up from being the seventh-largest market in the world, with sales of US$ 85.1 billion, to fifth in 2022, with a turnover of US$ 200 billion. At this event we will show other sectors of the Brazilian economy and international executives the capacity and level of excellence on offer in the Brazilian IT industry and how it contributes to Brazil’s competitiveness,” says Antonio Gil, President of Brasscom.

According to the president of Apex-Brasil, Mauricio Borges, the event aims to generate business and consolidate Brazil as one of the major global IT hubs. “The purpose of this project is to help Brazil to become one of the top five providers of offshore outsourcing services in the world, increasing Brazilian exports in the sector, and consolidating the country as an international reference point,” says Borges. Case studies demonstrating the excellence of solutions developed in Brazil will be presented by service providers – BRQ, Ci&T, EMC, Resource, SAP, Stefanini and Todo.

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Alessandro Goulart, President, Todo!

Antonio Gil, President, Brasscom

Atul Vashistha, CEO, NEO Group

Benjamin Quadros, CEO, BRQ

Brian O´Keefe, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune Magazine

Cassio Dreyfuss, Vice President, Gartner

Cesar Gon, CEO, CI&T

David Tapper, Vice President – Outsourcing and Offshore Services Market Research, IDC

Erwin Rezelman, SAP Labs Latin America President, SAP

Gilmar Batistela, President, Resource

Guilherme Plonski, President, Anprotec

Gustavo Roxo, Vice President, Booz&co.

Kirk Laughlin, CEO, Nearshore Americas

Marco Stefanini, Founder and President, Stefanini IT Solutions

Mauricio Minas, Executive Director, Bradesco

Mauro Peres, Country Manager, IDC

Michael Corbett, Chairman, IAOP

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Nelson Barbosa, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Finance

Patricia Florissi, Vice President – Americas CTO, EMC

Paulo Oliveira, CEO, BRAiN

Reginaldo Fontes, CIO, Isban – Santander Group

Robert Ward, Country Publishing Director, Economist Intelligence Unit

Rogerio Oliveira, President of the Board, BRASSCOM

Samantha Pearson, Correspondent, Financial Times

Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist

Virgílio Almeida, Information Technology Policy Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology and Innovation



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