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!
Over the last five years, Nicaragua has emerged as one of the surprise packages of Nearshore outsourcing, overcoming perceptions the country is undeveloped and anti-business to stake a claim as one of the most promising BPO destinations in the region.
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.
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.
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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 …
Will outsourcers in Latin America ever be able to cut costs by moving their call centers and IT operations to the countryside – as their counterparts in India are doing? Outsourcers in the region have not been able to go rural, partly due to less broadband penetration. But analysts say such a dream may be realized once new 4G services are launched in many parts of the region. As many as six LatAm countries are slated to auction 4G spectrum later this year.
The Nearshore Americas team is proud to announce our panel of judges for the 2013 edition of the Power 50 Awards.
The Power 50 – the prestigious annual review of the most influential executives in outsourcing in the Americas – is expected to feature many new names and faces, reflecting the wide and deep expansion of Latin America-centric outsourcing.
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Nicaragua received US$968 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2011, a sum that accounts for 13.3 percent of the Central American country’s annual GDP.
Nicaragua was followed distantly by Panama with 9.1% and Chile with 7 percent, according to Latin Business Chronicle. Nicaragua appears to have received highest amount of FDI among Central American countries in terms of FDI’s portion in the country’s GDP, the Chronicle noted.
Much of the foreign money was invested in Nicaragua’s energy, telecommunications and free zones sectors. It is not only the FDI that grew, according to the Central Bank of Nicaragua, the Central American country’s exports reached US$2,264 million in 2011, increasing 22.3 percent on the previous year.
Amassing data for site selection purposes can be challenging, at best. Firms get paid big dollars to curate and make sense of information they pull together from IPAs, research firms, global governance organizations, and proprietary research efforts. Any honest site selector will tell you that the data is always incomplete, but nevertheless it serves to keep a pulse on different nearshore destinations and to narrow candidate destinations for site visits. Our friends at Arledge Partners shared with us a bunch of data they have a collected on nearshore markets and we explore it in this Central America “data mashup.”