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.
Nominations for the 2013 Power 50 ranking – the ultimate guide to the most influential executives in Latin America IT, BPO and Shared Services – are now open. Click on the word “NOMINATE” below to go straight to the Power 50 nomination form.
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.
Testing firm’s founder overcomes skeptics and machismo with a ‘humanist’ operating philosophy
By James Bargent
When Maria Clara Choucair founded Choucair Testing in 1999, it was the first software testing company in Colombia and one of only a handful in Latin America. The company started with a workforce of one – Maria Clara Choucair. Thirteen years later, Choucair Testing has 450 employees, branches in Medellin and Bogota and Lima, Peru, and a host of big-name clients.
After four months of review and analysis, the Nearshore Americas team and Power 50 judging panel are proud to announce the final list of members for the 2011 Power 50 ranking. GO TO THE RANKING – CLICK HERE
Hickey & Associates, LLC, a global site location and public/private advisory firm based in Minneapolis is announcing the merger of its company with HartsGroup, Inc., a multi-disciplinary consulting firm serving corporate clients in the Americas.
The combined organization will draw on the talented group of leaders from both companies, and greatly enhance the collective effort to provide advisory services in strategic Latin American markets. The team of site selection and public incentive experts are based in key strategic markets throughout The Americas to leverage local knowledge and maximize client service.
As Founder of HartsGroup, Inc. Ann Harts blends nearly three decades of experience in corporate real estate, economic development, site selection, and incentive advisory. Ann is fluent in domestic and international site selection, providing strategy and services on corporate site selection and public incentive advisory to global companies, as well as Community Screening Studies for M&A transactions. She has recently completed projects …
By Dennis Barker
Well-known nearshore trailblazer Globant revealed parts of an ambitious, globally expansive growth strategy this week with the acquisition of a small and savvy mobile software developer in Silicon Valley. The acquisition, taken on face value, shows Globant is doing what very few Latin America-borne IT players have done in recent years: land onshore in the US, make an acquisition or two, and create US jobs in the process. (Outsourcing bashers, explain how such companies hurt the US economy.)
PARIS — Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that its subsidiary, Capgemini Brasil, has entered into a new agreement with Brazilian conglomerate ABC Algar group to support their company’s operations in Brazil. Under the terms of the thirteen-year agreement, Capgemini will assume responsibility for Algar’s General Accounting, Account Receivables, Account Payables, Tax, Human Resources Administration, Payroll and Procurement.
The ABC Algar group currently controls companies, organized into 3 business units: technology & telecommunications, agribusiness, and services. As part of the agreement Capgemini will provide business process outsourcing services, with around 150 staff using Oracle and BPOpen* solutions from its Brazil delivery centers. The project will include standardization of processes and service levels across two Algar business units and nine of its companies, covering Agribusiness, Aviation, Security, Technology and Media. The aim is to increase productivity by over 45% …
With remarkably little ‘fine print” and a simple mandate to identify the most influential executives on the Americas outsourcing scene today, the team at Nearshore Americas has opened nominations for the 2011 Power 50 Ranking. For those ready to dive right in, follow this link which will land you on the nomination page where you can nominate yourself or a colleague. There is no charge to participate.
The 2011 edition of the Nearshore Americas’ Power 50 Ranking — identifying the most influential executives in the Nearshore outsourcing industry – will feature, for the first time, five judges who will review nominations and determine who makes the list and where they rank. The first edition of the Power 50 ranking premiered last year to an overwhelmingly positive response. The ranking strives to identify the most active, engaged and visionary executives in the $14 billion Nearshore business services market.