Discover Colombia as THE Alternative to Nearshoring

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    Discover Colombia as THE Alternative to Nearshoring
    Improve your margins by doing business with Colombia

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    The Colombian Government Trade Bureau, in collaboration with SDForum, is proud to announce ‘Outsource in Colombia’, a breakfast networking reception to learn about opportunities for IT outsourcing in Colombia and how companies can lower their costs while improving the quality of their work.

    This by invitation only breakfast session will feature Vice President Francisco Santos as the keynote speaker and includes:

    ·        A presentation of Colombia as a great business opportunity in IT outsourcing

    ·        An introduction to leading IT companies in Colombia, including BPO and Software Development specialists

    ·        A premium networking opportunity with industry leaders

    Friday, February 27th, 2009 in Palo Alto with a special testimonial from Walter Reichet, Director of International Trade Development at Hewlett Packard.

    By invitation only, please contact Amanda at amanda@sdforum.org for more information.

    Francisco Santos, Vice President of Colombia. Francisco Santos CalderÓn (1961) was elected Vice President of Colombia on the same national ballot as Colombian President Alvaro Uribe VÉlez in May 2002. They both were re-elected for a second period in May 2006. As Vice President, Mr. Santos is the head of the Presidential Programs for Human Rights, Transparency and Fight of Corruption, Action Against Landmines and Youth. He also leads the Shared Responsibility Initiative, an international campaign to create awareness about the social an environmental damages caused by the cultivation of coca and production of cocaine in Colombia.

    In 1992, after spending a year at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow he returned to BogotÁ and founded PaÍs Libre (Free Nation), an organization to assist the victims of kidnapping and their families.

    Through PaÍs Libre, Mr. Santos also promoted civil society resistance, protests and marches against kidnapping and terrorism, culminating in the massive 1999 march involving millions of Colombians rallying under the banner "No MÁs!" (No More!) Francisco Santos worked then as editor of El Tiempo, Colombia's largest daily newspaper.

    In March 2000, moved to Madrid, Spain where he was a journalist for two years for the daily newspaper, El PaÍs.

    In the late 1980s, Mr. Santos taught journalism and U.S.-Latin American relations at various Colombian universities, including Universidad Central, Universidad Javeriana and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

    Vice President Santos received the Paul Harris Medal, Rotary International's highest award. He studied journalism and Latin American studies at the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin.

    Colombian Participants:

    1. PSL

    TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT BORDERS

    PSL is a world class software services company, distinguished world-wide by its leadership in the adoption of best in class software engineering practices and techniques. In 2006, the company was awarded the IEEE/ SEI Software Achievement Award in recognition for excellence in software engineering processes and proven results. On July 25, 2003 PSL joined a highly select group of 7 companies worldwide assessed at CMMI level 5 at that time. PSL was also the only software services company in Latin and Iberian America assessed at SEI SW- CMM level 5. It has also been ISO 9001 certified for ten years and will obtain its ISO 27001 (information security) certificate in 2009.

    PSL operates in the range of the best in the world in terms of quality, productivity and cost. Since PSL has contributed with new ideas about how to manage and develop software (both technical and human), as well as about how to provide IT Services, we have been invited to share our experience, as Keynote speakers, to very important Software Engineering and Software Process conferences in the US, Europe and Latin America.

    PSL has offices in MedellÍn and BogotÁ, Colombia; Mexico; Spain and Dallas, Texas. PSL is gold partner with Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Sun. With over 1000 projects under its belt, PSL has extensive experience with the most current platforms and many business verticals.

    2. Intergrupo

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    InterGrupo is the most important Microsoft Gold Partner in Latin America with 15 (out of a possible 16) Gold Partner Certifications and a force of over 600 professionals in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain and the USA. The company’s offering includes Infrastructure Consulting and Managed Services, Help Desk and Engineering Outsourcing and a multiplatform Software Factory under industry standards like CMMI level 3, ITIL, ISO 9000:2008, COBIT and PMI.

    3. MVM

    MVM is a technology services provider of software development, support and maintenance, monitoring and Business Intelligence consultancy. The company has a CMMI Level 3 evaluated, ISO 9001:2000 certified software factory in Medellin ( Colombia) and commercial offices in Bogota ( Colombia) and Miami (US). Using a reliable offshore framework, MVM is able to provide customers in the American market with high quality services at competitive price. With 200+ engineers, 14 years in the market and strategic alliances with SAP, Microsoft and Oracle, MVM is your best choice for technology outsourcing.

    4. Allus

    Allus, Global BPO Center is the leading company in Latin America in providing high value BPO solutions.  With over 10 years experience working with over 63 companies, Allus has established itself as the the world class leader in the region.  We have a global network with 13 sites in Colombia, Argentina, Peru, The United States, and Spain, through which we offer competitive pricing and operational efficiency to European and American markets.  With a capacity of 14,000 professionals and the ability to expand on demand, Allus is the right choice for your outsourcing needs.  We are looking forward to meeting with you on February 27, 2009 in Palo Alto, CA.

    5. Cargraphics Services

    We are the first and foremost software and media fulfillment service provider in Latin America. Most major Fortune 500 IT companies with subscription, licensing and certification programs in the region use our in-house manufacturing and distribution services to ensure that content reaches channel, resellers and end users in the required service level lead times.

    Our solutions are custom-built to your specific needs with import/export, warehousing, logistics, reverse logistics, local manufacturing including replication and print, one-to-one marketing solutions and fiscal and tax models that protect Intellectual Property while reducing withholding taxes, including web-based order management systems and local invoicing in major LATAM markets, from our facilities in BogotÁ, Colombia; Mexico City and Curitiba, Brazil.

    6. Outsourcing

    Outsourcing S.A. is a Contact Center & BPO leader that provides a full range of front-office and back-office outsourced solutions for companies from Colombia, Latin America, United States, Spain and the world. We have four Contact Center sites in BogotÁ, ISO 9001:2000 certified and with COPC ( Customer Operations Performance Center) registered Coordinators.

    Our services and solutions include but are not limited to Lead Generation, Customer Acquisition, Customer Care, Technical Support, Retention & Customer Growth, and Back Office Processing.

    Outsourcing S.A. was named the "2008 International Teleservices Champion" during the ATA American Teleservices Association convention, last October. http://www.outsourcing.com.co/ingles/index.html

    7. Heinsohn Sofware House

    Heinsohn's Business Unit dedicated to develop and implement taylor-made solutions, to accomplish the particular requirements of each business processes of the customer generating value to itself.

    Our services are offered from three different lines of production:

    • Structuring the project portfolio and the definition of products
    • Creation , development and design of the software
    • Quality Assurance

    Heinsohn´s Software Factory effectively applies a formal model of software construction based on production lines. Our Factory's strategy is supported on standardized and proven models as CMMi (Capability Maturity Model Integration) and ISO9000.

    Heinsohn's distributed project strategy guarantees optimal customer's control of offshore Factory's operation. Taylor-made deliverables strategy defines interaction with development team, contact and escalation roles, and project control, in a 100% CMMi compliant environment.

    Heinsohn's Architecture Committee, integrated by highly skilled systems and software architects, define every project's technical strategy. Interaction of technical architects and business subject matter experts is key to a software project's success.

    8. Andicall

    Andicall S.A., has 9 years experience in the Contact Center market in Colombia, satisfying customer contact requirements for recognized firms at a national and international level in telesales, Telemarketing, Database management and Customer Service line. In addition to our contact management experience as a business partner ( Contact Center), we have the know-how and the experience to implement help desks and technical support processes as an alternative to IT outsourcing for both domestic and international companies. 

    It is supported and sponsored by telecommunications experts in communication networks integration and maintenance, such as Anditel S.A . – with 28 years of experience.

    Andicall is the first Contact Center in Colombia to achieve quality certification: We are now ISO 9001:2000 and IQ NET certified to deliver optimal quality processes to our customers

    8. Teledatos

    Teledatos is a Colombian World-Class leading company in the Contact Center Market. Supported by about 6,000 highly specialized and trained associates, as well as the most modern technology available, we have been serving for over 14 years more than 50 Colombian and European leading companies in sectors that include healthcare, insurance, transportation, power, distribution, financial services, entertainment and Telecommunications.

    Three of our 7 operations centers are located in Bogota Free Trade Zone and benefit from a special legal and tax structure that enable Teledatos to engage easily in international operations. We also are ISO 9001:2000 certified and relay on the most strict and best practice policies and processes.

    We have commercial operations in Colombia and Spain and are preparing ourselves to launch our Central America, Peru and USA commercial headquarters and a new Operation Center in Peru. We highly appreciate your business and welcome you to know more about us through our webpage www.teledatos.com .