A new LinkedIn Group, established by Nearshore Americas two days after the monumental announcement by President Barack Obama to reconcile with Cuba, has attracted over 100 members – signaling a groundswell of interest among Nearshore professionals in Cuba’s prospects for technology development and outsourcing.
“We’re thrilled that close to two dozen Cuban IT professionals and students have joined up ,” says Kirk Laughlin, Managing Director at Nearshore Americas, who spearheaded creation of the group. “We have to start somewhere. By building bridges, creating conversations and initiating relationships, we will all accelerate our understanding of what Cuba is now and where it has the potential of going. This group, we believe, will have an important part to play in generating reasoned, intelligent dialogue that is free of the politics and the rancor that separated the US and Cuba for so many years.”
Some of the industry’s most recognized suppliers are represented in the group, including executives from Accenture, IBM, Softtek, Sutherland Global Services, Capgemini, HCL and CSS.
Nearshore Americas strongly encourages readers to join the group – especially if you have some to say, something to share or are curious about specific IT/ outsourcing topics related to Cuba.