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Sourcing Decisions 2017: Attendee Engagement Across the Twitterverse

Attendees of the first Sourcing Decisions event in Toronto, Canada, have been taking to the Twitterverse to share their experiences with the world.

The event, held downtown at the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Center, attracted over 100 people from a total of 68 companies, all of which looking to make new connections and better understand the sourcing environment of today.

A Veritable Tweet Fest

Premier sponsor, Fonolo, a provider of cloud-based callback solutions, tweeted with their appreciation for the event, highlighting that its value was in the new introductions with folks across different sectors.

Considering that the event was on the 27th floor, there were certainly some great views of Toronto, particularly of the CN Tower, but Bernadette Fernandes, Co-founder of The Varanda Network, pointed out that people were more interested in the topics being discussed on stage.

Chris Lord, Senior Vice President of Global Growth Strategy and Marketing at Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS), proudly revealed a new business agreement with the Jamaica’s investment promotions agency JAMPRO. Whether or not this is official, we’ll have to see. Chris, any comments?

Jampro’s very own Vivion Scully, who serves as lead director of the agency’s North American operations in Toronto, also had good things to say, stressing that collaboration between the three pillars of education, government, and business will bolster the sourcing industry.

Fabiano Rosa, Manager of Consulting and Deals at PwC, was particularly pleased with the panel he participated in, in which panelists discussed the emergence and importance of robotics process automation and artificial intelligence.

Jason Bremner, Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions at IDC Canada, also praised the event, before posing the question: “what’s next for Canada?”.

Advantage Communications, one of the gold sponsors of the event, was happy to offer up an answer to that, quoting one of the presentations:

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Overall, attendees of Sourcing Decisions were impressed with what was on offer, as they advanced their knowledge in robotics automation, artificial intelligence, and newly emerging digital platforms, as well as learning about the momentum of the Greater Toronto Area in achieving global recognition as a technology hub.

Feedback from the floor was equally strong, with many excited an expectant for the possibility of Sourcing Decisions 2018. As we can say for now is watch this space.

If you enjoyed Sourcing Decisions 2017, you may be interested in our next upcoming event in San Francisco, Nexus 2017. We are currently searching for new topics and speakers for the event, so please click here if you are interested in registering for either. 

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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