Accelerance, Nearshore Americas and Leading Enterprises to Gather at the Google Quad for Nexus 2017

Andy Hilliard

Andy Hilliard

May 19, 2017 | Accelerance News

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (May 4, 2017) – Accelerance, which connects companies that need software development services with the most qualified outsourcing firms around the globe, is headed to the Google Quad in Mountain View, Calif., May 23 – 24 for Nexus 2017. The conference is the preeminent gathering of executives to tackle the complex topics regarding the nearshoring of software development, IT, business-process services and customer care to Latin America and the Caribbean. The event, presented by Nearshore Americas, features thought-leaders from Silicon Valley to outspoken entrepreneurs, nearshore service providers, leading enterprises, expert analysts and more. Among those presenting and exhibiting will be Accelerance – one of the event’s Alliance Partners. Registration and conference details can be found at

Accelerance Founder and CEO Steve Mezak will moderate a panel session called “Lessons from the Frontline,” a roundup of lessons learned from cross-border partnerships. During the session, attendees will hear from leaders who have spearheaded outsourcing initiatives, their challenges and their victories. Some of the panelists will include: Hui Wu-Curtis, senior director of customer care strategy within Shared Services for Choice Hotels, and Karl Rottmann, senior director of IT at Cylance.

At the event, Accelerance will share why companies outsource software development, the benefits, and how Accelerance helps enterprises simplify the process of selecting world-class, pre-vetted software outsourcing providers.

Accelerance will also exhibit at Nexus 2017 and be amongst leading-edge companies and executives representing: BelatrixChartioCylanceFreshdeskiTexicoKellogg CompanyMEXICOITNearshore Delivery SolutionsPew ResearchPwC CanadaQS2 PointQualfonTata Consultancy ServicesWizeline and others. Many “Googlers,” or Google employees, will also be on hand at the event.

“Over the last seven years, Nexus has been a platform for some highly provocative and informative talks on nearshore outsourcing,” said Mezak, a software outsourcing expert, co-author of Outsource or Else! How a VP of Software Saved His Company and author of Software Without Borders. “For enterprises that are reluctant to outsource, Nexus is beneficial because it offers a great deal of knowledge to help companies make informed decisions about outsourcing.”

Kirk Laughlin, managing director of Nearshore Americas, the organizer of Nexus 2017, says, “Nexus 2017 is the only United States-based conference to take a singular look at the opportunities, risks and benefits of creating software and technology services’ alliances across the Americas. Attendees will walk away with a great deal of knowledge to make informed decisions when it comes to building powerful outsourcing alliances across the nearshore Americas.”

Highlights of Nexus 2017 topics include: product development for early-stage startups; cross-border case studies with unique achievements in innovation; orienting sourcing delivery models utilizing robotic process automation and artificial intelligence; the influence of politics on the future of Silicon Valley and outsourcing; newly developing nearshore IT and business-process outsourcing hubs; and outstanding nearshore customer experience cases using omni-channel platforms, among other topics.

To learn more about issues related to nearshoring software development, IT, business-process services and customer care to Latin America and the Caribbean, register for Nexus 2017. Visit

For enterprises and CTOs that are ready to outsource software development, Accelerance’s new Software Outsourcing Due Diligence Guide presents key areas to consider, what to look for when vetting a potential partner, and questions a company should ask. The free guide can be downloaded at

About Accelerance

Accelerance (@accelerance) connects companies that need software engineering services with the most qualified outsourcing firms around the globe. As the global software outsourcing authority, Accelerance sets the standard for software outsourcing best practices and has developed a proven process for verifying the skills, references, business practices and trustworthiness of top software service providers in more than 60 countries. Accelerance’s proprietary Rapid Referral System reduces the time it takes to identify and select a trusted outsourcing partner from five months to five days. To talk to an Accelerance Advisor about your software needs, visit

About Nexus 2017

Nearshore Nexus (@nearshorenexus) was founded in New York City in 2011 and quickly established itself as the premiere conference for the thriving Nearshore services industry. The Nexus 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. The Nexus conference aids attendees in understanding how to build powerful outsourcing alliances across the nearshore Americas – in software development, IT, business-process services and customer care.  Visit

Andy Hilliard

Andy Hilliard

As CEO, Andy leads and advocates for the globalization and collaboration of great software teams with companies in search of talent, innovation and a globally-distributed extension of their engineering function and culture. Andy founded the ground-breaking nearshore software development services company, Isthmus Costa Rica. He began his global software services career as a division manager at Cognizant during their early formative years.

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