Marco Jimenez

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Marcos Jimenez is the CEO of the North American division of Softtek, a global IT provider and a leading player in Western Hemisphere nearshoring. We got together with Marcos recently to get his thoughts on trends in the sourcing market, the shifting buyer-supplier relationship, and much more...

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May 08, 2017    0

Outsource: Marcos, thanks for joining us. Let's start with a big topic: why is the distinction between offshore, onshore and nearshore becoming less important?

Marcos Jimenez: The most visible driver is that automation tools are eroding the competitive advantage of labour arbitrage. Robots can work from anywhere, and, for many tasks, robots are cheaper and more productive than people. That means that a human worker based in, say, Bangalore, who may be very skilled, will...