Nearshore Americas

Nexus Preview: New Expert Speakers, Sponsorship Sell Out and Nocera Gets Pumped

We’re extremely proud to be putting the final touches on the Third Annual Nearshore Nexus conference – where more than two dozen carefully selected speakers, an all-star collection of 18 sponsors (we’re at capacity on sponsorship) and business representatives from some of the biggest names in the Fortune 1000 will join us for robust debates on the most important trends in services, innovation and Latin America market expansion.

New speakers added this week include:

  • Former high-profile outsourcing analyst at Forrester, Stephanie Moore has joined the “Sourcing Domestic Vs. Sourcing Foreign” Panel, where she will look to champion the positioning of the ‘onshore’ given her new role as President of Ameritas Technologies, a U.S.-based provider.
  • Anthony Porter, Director of IT Vendor Management, Procurement, Legal & Strategy at Humana (a managed health care company with over 11 million customers) shares some of his experiences doing business in the Nearshore on the “Maturity, Process and Performance: How Do Nearshore Markets and Vendors Rate?” panel, moderated by one of the most knowledgeable experts on the Nearshore, David Rutchik of Pace Harmon.
  • We’re also tapping Juan Ruiz Coronado, Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing at Citi to deliver some insights on “What Global Banks Really Want from Sourcing Partners” with current and former executives from Wells Fargo, Tata Consultancy Services and Bank of Montreal.

Also, in what we consider a true reflection of the bullish strength of Latin America services and investment, Nearshore Nexus has sold-out of sponsorships for the third year in a row. (The Nexus model limits the number of sponsorships). For “buy-side” finance and IT decision-makers interested in attending, we still have room! Please submit a request for an invitation here.

Joining as sponsors in the last two weeks include Grupo Karims (Honduras); ProBarranquilla (Colombia), Beltraide (Belize), Xerox (U.S.) and Laurus International (Dominican Republic). For the complete list of sponsors and partners visit our Nexus sponsor page.

Finally, we had the pleasure of meeting Joe Nocera – our keynote speaker – for the first time this week in the hallowed halls of the New York Times on Eighth Avenue in New York City. (In fact, we ate bagels inside the modern and airy NYTimes cafeteria.) Joe has an unusually candid, matter of fact style – and is preparing some insightful remarks about the current political and business landscape in the U.S. that continues to directly impact the decisions U.S. businesses make to more aggressively explore and invest internationally. (Joe co-authored ‘All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis’  which provides some great insights into the institutional flaws that led to the historical financial collapse in the United States. Joe talks with Charlie Rose here about the book a few years ago.)

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We are especially grateful to once again receive support and participation from virtually every single country in the Nearshore that is ‘open for business’ – exporting services and attracting foreign business operators. We happen to really believe in our primary tagline: “The Right Hemisphere at the Right Time.”

We’ll look for you all, bright and early on April 24th!

-The Nearshore Nexus Team

Kirk Laughlin

Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning editor and subject expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center strategies.

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