Slideshow: Nexus 2017 & Google Team Up to Provide Nearshore A Massive Boost

This photo slideshow shows off some of the key highlights from panels, presentations, and networking sessions at last week's Nexus 2017 event.

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Despite political pressures and uncertainty over talent availability, Nexus 2017 proved that the Nearshore industry is still going strong, as nearly 200 attendees from over 70 companies flocked to the Google Quad campus in Mountain View, California.

This photo slideshow shows off some of the key highlights from panels, presentations, and networking sessions at last week’s event.

  • Roy Glasberg, Global Lead of Google's Launchpad Accelerator, leads the charge with his keynote address: Critical Connection to Emerging Market Entrepreneurs
  • Roy explains where Latin America and the Caribbean fit into Google’s worldview, and how the tech giant will work to cultivate stronger ecosystems in the region.
  • In the first panel, Navigating in the New Reality of the United States, Priya Alagiri, Alana Wagner, and Dilawar Syed, tackle how business and technology leaders can sensibly navigate this new political territory.
  • Lynne Bairstow, Pablo Vittori, Alfred Lutter, and Daniel Greene discuss what critical factors cause regular startups to become disruptive superstars in the second revealing panel of the day.
  • As the business world speeds toward automation, many leaders are struggling to determine who to partner with and how to build a sustainable plan for implementation. Steve Rudderham, Rajeev Gupta, Gustavo Parés, and Fabiano Rosa break down the smartest moves for vendors in this space.
  • In this Lessons from the Frontlines panel, six services industry experts explain how the Nearshore stacks up against outsourcing delivery ecosystems around the world.
  • Salil Dani's presentation examined the relative cost of operations, the risk profiles, and preparedness for digital of various regions across Latin America, explaining who might be leading the way in offering cloud, mobile, big data and IOT.
  • Luis Alberto Munoz Ubando, CIO at Grupo Plenumsoft, reveals how nearshore engineers are meeting the challenge of innovation, specifically in Yucatan, Mexico.
  • Aaron Smith, Associate Research Director at Pew Research, breaks down findings in his company's recent research on AI, explaining how the knowledge services industry will likely be affected.
  • Many Nexus attendees gathered the night before for the Illuminate awards ceremony and some cocktail networking
  • The winners of the 2017 Illuminate Awards pose with their trophies

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