Nearshore Americas sat down with Jeff Puritt, President and CEO of Telus International, to talk digital transformation, tri- and quadrilingual talent in the region, and growth opportunities in Guatemala and El Salvador.
The National Development Plan, called the ‘Pact for Colombia, pact for equity’, focuses on a range of areas, but also seeks to build on the growing IT economy. Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla and the Coffee Region house the largest number of investment projects in this sector, but this is set to grow.
Famous for its avocados and history of social and political dissent, Zitácuaro has no interest in becoming the next Monterrey or Guadalajara. And it is this resistance to replicating larger city success that is keeping its brightest minds here.
With a recruitment approach that targets the top 1% of talent in Mexico, a technologically agnostic coding environment, CMMI level 5 maturity rating and a burgeoning nearshore customer base across the US, Costa Rica and Colombia, Blue People looks set for even more growth.
Remote-first companies are organizations that were built under a specific mindset: work can be done from anywhere in the world and a 9 to 5 culture isn’t necessary to grow a successful business, promote collaboration, independence and a healthy work-life balance.
Partnering with a large IT services company can help nearshore providers expand into new markets and new verticals, while creating additional capacity for the IT services company and opening up access to talent.
The government needs to create an agency to promote the development of artificial intelligence and foster innovation, or risk losing talent to foreign companies, according to three local entrepreneurs.
Acknowledging Mexico’s reputation as a haven of talented software developers, a self-professed 'data philanthropist' explains how education in the country needs to prioritize data analysis and mathematics to create robust AI.
Increased automation in the ITO and BPO space is heightening the need for cybersecurity, while countries need to tighten their focus on digital skills in order to remain competitive, according to AT Kearney’s 2019 index.