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Nexus 2018: New Agenda Highlights Diversity and Growth of Nearshore Relationships

In the age of rapid digital transformation, Nearshore business relationships are forced to evolve at the same pace, prompting new discussions about the region’s readiness to support such growth. In this context, Nexus 2018 is primed to take these discussions to the next level, with the full conference agenda now revealed.

Taking place on June 26-27 at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, Nexus 2018 includes panels and presentations featuring some of the top stakeholders on both sides of the Nearshore relationship.

A major highlight is Rahul Vijay, Global Strategic Sourcing lead at Uber, who will provide key advice on how vendors should be refining their pitch when selling to companies that are driving toward rapid innovation and new product roll-outs.

Another buy-side expert, Stephen Smalley, Vendor Management Office Manager at Schlumberger, will go deep into the art of creating an internal vendor management organization, exploring the company’s own VMO outcomes and further growth plans.

Focusing more on service delivery, a panel of experts from TCS, Wizeline, MAS Global Consulting, Connexeo, and Pace Harmon will uncover the common themes existing across a range services – from UX and DevOps, to HR, admin, agile, and product development – all of them requiring nimble delivery teams and fully-formed processes to meet the new demands of the digital age.

Nearshore is all about location, which is why we’ve invited King R. White, CEO and Founder of Site Selection Group, to point out the most influential nearshore markets, and offering details on why they are so attractive for service providers.

In the afternoon, Matt Kendall, Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, will present some of the key findings of our 2018 Chatbot Study, which compares chatbot adoption rates, costs, end results, and concerns from both the vendor and client perspectives.

This is followed up with an even deeper dive into the promises and perils of chatbots and AI, featuring Guneet Singh from DocuSign — also featured in this recent Q&A — alongside Nearshore Delivery Solutions, TD Bank, TalkPush, and Forrester Research.

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Finally, the event features an exciting discussion about the allure of Guadalajara, Mexico as a Nearshore powerhouse. Industry experts from TCS, Pay By Group, and Presidency Solutions will discuss whether or not this strong IT hub is able to sustain its growth, or whether it is ready to tap out of the race.

To read the full agenda for Nexus 2018, and to register for the event, visit the official website.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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