Latin America Outsourcing Conference Announces Expert Speaker Lineup

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Former President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe to Deliver Keynote Address

Nearshore Nexus, the only North America investor conference focused entirely on the Caribbean and Latin America IT and BPO sector, will take place on Thursday April 19, 2012, in New York City to explore the topic “Intelligent Analysis of Outsourcing in the Americas.”

Nearshore Nexus will feature over 20 speakers, including top CIOs, sourcing advisors and delegates from more than 15 countries in the region to examine the growing role Latin America is playing in delivering quality outsourcing services to businesses across the Americas. Nearshore Nexus proudly hosts Mr. Alvaro Uribe, President of the Republic of Colombia from 2002 to 2010, as VIP Keynote Speaker for the event.

Governing and bringing stability to Colombia is more than Álvaro Uribe's life's work—it is his personal mission. After his father was killed at the hands of FARC, one of Latin America's most notorious left-wing Marxist guerilla organizations, Uribe rose through the ranks of government and took drastic measures to secure Colombia against violent militias, radical political factions and rampant drug trafficking.

In doing so and in building a strong military to confront the threat of a society dominated by powerful drug lords, Uribe transformed Colombia into an economic and political force that is now a magnet for international investment and a leader in Latin America. Through his bold economic policies, Uribe unleashed growth, lowered inflation and improved the lives of many in his country by pushing for improvements in wages and social services. Uribe shares his experiences leading Colombia during a period of transformation and provides a unique view of economic and foreign policy in Latin America. His work to build international alliances also gives him a unique understanding of how current events in Latin America fit into the overall global political and economic future.

The only Colombian President in over a century to be elected to a second consecutive term, Uribe is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom for his efforts to bring peace, prosperity and democracy to all corners of the globe.

“We’re very proud to be able to host a statesman like Former President Uribe whose efforts to transform Colombia have been deeply important for the region. In addition, our ability to attract delegates and sponsors from over 15 countries in Latin America testifies to the strength of our growing brands and the appeal of nearshore BPO,” said Kirk Laughlin, CEO and Founder of Nearshore Americas, the company staging the conference.

Also delivering keynote addresses are Leonard Mattiazzi, Vice President of International Business at Ci&T, who will present on “Creating Peak Experiences in Outsourcing with an Anti-Factory Pattern,” and Ankur Prakash, Vice President and COO at TCS Latin America.

Other notable speakers include Adriaan Bouten, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The McGraw-Hill Companies; Stan Lepeak, Global Lead of Research in KPMG’s Management Consulting service line; Umesh Patel, Global Head of Finance Shared Services (Financial Reporting Operations) at Citi; Mark Peacock, Chief Information Officer of Pegasus Solutions; and David Rutchik, Partner at Pace Harmon.

The conference agenda will include timely and buyer-driven topics such as:

  •     Trends, Dynamics and Opportunities in 2012
  •     Where Does Brazil Stand as a Global IT Player?
  •     Buyer Super Panel: Costs, Contracts and Benchmarks
  •     Vendor Management in a Multi-vendor, Multi-location Environment
  •     Getting Smart About Site Selection

The complete speaker lineup and full biographies can be found on the Nearshore Nexus website.

"The Nearshore outsourcing market is extremely robust,” noted Laughlin, “yet a good percentage of U.S. buy-side sourcing customers continue to lack sufficient knowledge of Latin America to make good business decisions. Our conference is all about accelerating that awareness and generating high-value connections.”

In addition to analyzing complex ideas and generating stimulating debate, Nexus is also a place to enjoy something different. Musical entertainment will be provided during the event, and multiple networking opportunities are built in.

Sponsors include Tata Consultancy Services (Diamond); Ci&T (Platinum); BRASSCOM, Capgemini, CPM Braxis, MexicoIT and Pro Mexico (Gold); Altia Business Park, Belatrix Software Factory, Beltraide, Common Sense, Invest Pacific, Nearshore Call Center Services, Neoris, ProBarranquilla, Softtek, Stefanini, TXM Global Services, VSI Nearshore Outsourcing and Wipro Technologies (Premier). Partners include Avasant (Advisory Partner) and HfS Research (Research Partner).

This year’s conference will be held at the elegant Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, which offers a luxurious oasis in the middle of Manhattan’s most vibrant and iconic neighborhood. Nearshore Nexus has secured a special room rate for attendees of $309 per night. This rate expires on March 16, 2012.

Nearshore Nexus is an invitation-only event. Individuals who are outsourcing services decision makers may request an invitation to the conference by sending an email, with your title and company name to invitation(at)nextcoastmedia(dot)com. After submitting your registration request, your qualification status will be verified for eligibility. Qualified invitees are granted complimentary access to the entire conference. Vendors, service providers, business parks and government/private promotion and investment agencies may obtain access to the conference through sponsorship.

For information about Nearshore Nexus, visit or contact the conference office at (516) 277-1108. Nearshore Nexus social communications can be found on Twitter ( and LinkedIn (

About Nearshore Nexus
Nearshore Nexus is the premiere conference to connect to the fastest-growing IT services and BPO region in the world: Latin America. With more than 20 expert speakers representing more than 14 different countries in the Americas, Nearshore Nexus is an invitation-only conference designed especially for senior-level business, IT and finance executives seeking to gain high-value connections and knowledge about utilizing offshore business process operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The conference is hosted by Nearshore Americas.

About Nearshore Americas
Nearshore Americas is an independent online news provider dedicated to expanding knowledge on the fast-growing outsourcing market in the world – Latin America. As one of the world’s leading resources on offshore outsourcing, Nearshore Americas is committed to providing high quality information and data for business and IT leaders in the U.S. and around the World. Nearshore Americas is published by Next Coast Media.


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