Talent, Technology and the Search for a Better Model for Global Collaboration
Nexus 2017 is the only United States-based conference to take a singular look at the opportunities, risks and benefits of creating technology services’ alliances across the Americas.
Tackling the Big Topics
Nexus 2017 is the premier conference for professionals seeking to understand how to build powerful alliances across the Americas – in the area of IT and software development, business-process services, and customer care.
Faced with an array of emerging technologies, such as automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, today’s services leaders face new challenges in balancing business value with innovation.
Furthermore, with political pressure increasing in recent months, are global technology leaders holding back and becoming more cautious, or instead seizing on opportunities to diversify their talent and operational portfolios?
At Nexus 2017, we will look to deep analyze these topics by bringing together a diverse mix of business, sourcing, software engineering, startup and cross-border investment experts. Expect to gain a great deal of knowledge and a great new set of well-informed contacts.
Our Nexus brand was developed seven years ago to encourage a better understanding of how Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada can continue to be vital partners in cultivating alliances across the hemisphere – encouraging both clients and providers to thrive by emerging together instead of separating apart.
An Established Reputation
The conference, now in its seventh year, has historically brought together senior technology and business investors seeking to enhance their enterprise teams through expansion and partnerships in the Nearshore region.
Whether managing IT, knowledge services, contact centers or back-office functions, Nexus has always been the main event for understanding how to work within the Americas region to meet the high-octane demands of your business for new talent, new ideas, and new partners.
Nexus Hotel Accommodations
Dinah’s Garden Hotel Palo Alto (five miles from the Google Quad) is providing an event rate of $295 for sleeping rooms on Tuesday, 5/23and Wednesday, 5/24. The “cut-off date” for reserving a room is 5:00 p.m. local time on May 1st. After the cut-off date, sleeping rooms will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.
Individual Call-In: Please call the Reservations Department at 650-493-2844 to arrange hotel reservations and mention Nexus 2017 to receive negotiated rates
Use the following link to make your reservations online: Reservation
Where and When?
This year’s Nexus conference will be held at the Google Quad in Mountain View, California.
Nexus Opening Night takes place on May 23rd from 6pm to 9pm at The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
The Nexus Conference itself is taking place on May 24th from 08:30am to 5pm at the Google Quad in Mountain View, California.
Meet our power-packed speaker lineup
Keynote Speaker - Roy Geva Glasberg
Global lead Google Accelerator & startup program
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibition Networking
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Google’s Critical Connection to Emerging Market Entrepreneurs
Google’s launchpad accelerator builds bridges where they don’t exist – reaching into markets around the world to stoke the entrepreneurial fire for a new generation of technology company founders. The connection between these emerging ecosystems and the brain-trust of Google back in Silicon Valley is a vital link that is only growing stronger. Where do Latin America and the Caribbean fit into Google’s worldview, and how will the company work to cultivate stronger ecosystems in the Americas? Find out in this very special keynote presentation.
Launchpad Accelerator, Global Lead
9:45 AM – 10:40 AM
Navigating in the New Reality of the United States
The new U.S. administration’s position on immigration, trade and foreign policy is clearly having an impact on Silicon Valley talent acquisition, movement of employees and overall IT sourcing strategies, including more intense focus on Nearshore options, like British Colombia, Canada and Guadalajara, Mexico. In the most practical terms possible, the panel will address how business and technology leaders can sensibly navigate this new territory considering these new risks and, perhaps, new opportunities.
Pace Harmon Managing Director
Founder Alagiri Immigration Law Firm
Executive Director International Business Development, International Markets, Ministry International Trade, British Colombia
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM
Exhibition and Networking
10:55 AM – 11:45 AM
The Unicorns of the Americas: Adapting to a New Model for Cross-Border Acceleration
Fast-growth companies are created all the time in the Americas, but what are the critical factors which cause regular startups to become disruptive superstars? What mix of mentorship, funding, acceleration, intellectual property, geography, talent and saviness enable these firms to stand on their own as global market leaders, and what level of third-party software support is necessary to fuel that growth? Find out from a panel of Silicon Valley insiders who have seen what really works.
Managing Partner, MITA Ventures
Founder, Lutter Consulting
Managing Director, Gaming and Tech, Globant
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Preparing for Automation Inside and Outside the Enterprise
The business world may be speeding toward automation, but many business and technology leaders are struggling to determine who to partner with and how to build a sustainable plan for implementing automation solutions. Should they hire IT partners to build or just maintain solutions? How much intellectual capital should reside inside the company? And what are the smartest ways to compare vendors – whether in Europe, Asia, or North or South America?
Consultant, PwC Canada
Regional Vice President TCS Latin America
Partner, Nearshore Delivery Solutions
Vice President Global Business Services Kellogg Company
12:15 – 1:00 PM
1:10 PM – 2 PM
Lessons from the Frontlines
The Nearshore services industry continues to mature by scaling to meet new client demands, tapping new labor pools and applying new tools to fill requirements. Without question, the Nearshore is changing – and these changes are producing many new insights and lessons for both providers and customers. Find out what those lessons are and how the Nearshore stacks up against outsourcing delivery ecosystems around the world.
Founder and CEO of Accelerance
VP of Engineering, Chartio
Senior Director, Cylance
Chief Technology Officer, Points International
Senior Director Customer Care Strategy, Choice Hotels
2 PM – 2:30 PM
The State of Nearshore: Key Findings and Analysis
Last year saw the expansion of digital services across Latin America, but will this trend continue? Many leaders were bullish on Argentina, Costa Rica and Guadalajara Mexico, but what other regions are on the path to providing top notch talent? This presentation examines the relative cost of operations, the risk profiles and preparedness for digital of various regions across Latin America and who might be leading the way in offering cloud, mobile, big data and IOT.
VP, Global Sourcing Everest Group
2:30 PM – 2:40 PM
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
How Nearshore Engineers Meets the Innovation Challenge: The Case of Yucatán
Latin America and Caribbean engineering studios are not only able to operate in today’s agile development environments, but are also preparing to vastly improve business processes through A.I., machine learning and data analytics. Hear how these needs are being provided with greater efficiency than ever before and how nearshore is being transformed.
LUIS ALBERTO MUNOZ UBANDO
Chief Innovation Officer, Grupo PLENUMSOFT
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
A.I., Robotics and the Future of Work
In a national survey by Pew Research Center, Americans expect that within 50 years robots and computers will “definitely” or “probably” do much of the work currently done by humans. In the case of knowledge services, how will this trend impact the delivery of enterprise solutions – from application creation to high-touch customer experience?
Associate Research Director Pew Research
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Reception: Poolside at Google Quad Recreation Area
All the rave about Nexus
If you wish to inquire about our many sponsorship packages or if you would like to discuss a customized sponsorship opportunity please contact Kirk Laughlin Kirk@nextcoastmedia.com
Nexus: Through the Years
Nearshore Nexus was founded in New York City in 2011 and quickly established itself as the premiere conference for the thriving Nearshore services industry. The conference was relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016 to capitalize on the growing interest of Silicon Valley firms in expanding relationships with ICT partners across the Americas.
Here are some highlights from the past six years of Nexus conferences: