Latin America is quickly establishing itself as a preferred destination for global corporations seeking to set up shared service centers (SSC), with more and more players pursuing new locations in Brazil and the Andean states to perform back-office functions. “Proximity and cost structure are some of the factors favoring the region,” says Mark Klender, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, which has recently surveyed nearly a hundred global corporate executives to gauge shared services trends and preferences.
Some of the best moments of Nearshore Nexus ’13 happened on the fly – during networking breaks, on the way to sessions, in hallways, at lunch or during our closing “Nexus After Dark” reception. Our team has gathered the best photos from those moments here in one album on our Facebook page – take a look and recall the great memories!
Guest Analysis by Geoff Woollacott
Capgemini – one of the strongest performers in Latin America BPO, is about to see some dramatic growth, according to Felix Massun, the firm’s Vice President of Latin American Business Development. Massun outlined recently the growth rates the company expects going forward and offered insight into the core opportunities and obstacles he believes Capgemini faces in doing business in the region. Consistent with a column TBR wrote for Nearshore Americas in 2012, government policy represents both an opportunity for sales and an impediment to conducting business in the region.
Members of the third annual Nearshore Americas Power 50 Ranking – announced here today – demonstrate the real character of this emerging, chaotic and scrappy young industry. The ranking, which is the result of a five-month nomination and review process, strives to bring to light the spark and inspiration that powers the Nearshore business community. The list is remarkable for several reasons.
By Narayan Ammachchi
Although it hasn’t ocurred overnight, international air carriers are beginning to get very focused on making Latin America a key part of strategic growth plans. The data continues to show strong demand for flights from the U.S. into Latin America and the Caribbean, and carriers from JetBlue to venerable American Airlines are taking note.
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For four years in a row, the U.S. has declined in global competitiveness rankings. The decline is part of a larger problem that many U.S. business leaders are increasingly worried about: If Washington can’t work out its problems how can I as a business leader find innovative human capital and technology solutions to make my business more competitive?
This is one of the central questions being addressed at the 2013 Nearshore Nexus executive conference, where business leaders come together to assess how to improve efficiency, accelerate technical innovation and gear their businesses to be globally ready. The Nexus conference is designed to generate business-specific knowledge and dialogue about the opportunities, risks and advantages of developing strategic relationship in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Keynoting Nearshore Nexus is well-regarded New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, who will deliver …
Nearshore Nexus – the premiere conference for the exploding world of Latin America and Caribbean IT innovation and accelerating business process services – is returning to the New York City area on April 24 and we’re extending a special offer for IT, procurement and sourcing decision-makers to join us!
Nexus is calling on outsourcing ‘buyers’ (corporate or small business executives in IT, finance, procurement, or sourcing) to participate in this very special, very exclusive conference. We are offering a 25% ‘early bird’ discount for buyer executives. Go here to request an access code invitation to Nexus, and we’ll process your request. (Buyer executives can come from any nation in the Americas, or from any other part of the world, for that matter.)
Going on its third year of operation, Nexus is specifically designed to harvest the best ideas and brightest opportunities …
By Narayan Ammachchi
The Data center services market in Latin America is experiencing a classic ‘perfect storm’, where a combinations of internal market forces and global demand are accelerating the need for higher-end server space.
For households in Latin America, nothing is more important than food rituals. Coffee is one of their favorite beverage and it wakes them up every morning. The region is home to a large number of coffee planters, and also roasters who reach the coffee to the doorstep of consumers around the world.
Most of North America sees coffee as an energy booster and a way to get in as much caffeine in as short of a time as possible. People rushing to their office holding a cup of coffee on one hand and the wheel of their car on the other is a common scene in the United States. But in Latin American countries, people don’t want to be disturbed while drinking coffee. Coffee accompanies their breakfast of fresh fruit, …
BY STAFF REPORT
A survey conducted by research firm Gallup has found that Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world. The research firm has made a list of ten countries where a majority of the population has a positive feeling in life. Interestingly, eight out of ten countries listed in Gallup’s report are in Latin America.
Most of the respondents in Panama and Paraguay said they regularly experience positive emotions. Though Singaporeans are known for their wealth, the report found them least happy. The other countries who made it the top ten are El Salvador, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Guatemala, the Philippines, Ecuador and Costa Rica.
Gallup found that 85 percent of adults worldwide felt treated with respect all day, 72% smiled and laughed a lot, 73% felt enjoyment a lot of the day, and 72% felt well-rested.
This data may surprise globalization pundits who almost always …