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NASSCOM’s 9th GCC Conclave 2019 — April 25-26 | Event

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Everest Group is proud to once again be named the Strategic Partner of NASSCOM’s 9th annual Global Capability Centers Conclave, held in Bangalore on April 25 and 26, 2019.

Everest Group leaders H. Karthik and Eric Simonson will both participate in key sessions during the event, and we will have multiple analysts and experts available to meet with you in our stall. Please make plans to meet with us at Stall #6 during the event.

More information on our hosted sessions will be provided soon. Please check back for updates.

When:
April 25 and 26, 2019

Where:
Bangalore

Presenters:
H. Karthik, Partner, Everest Group
Eric Simonson, Managing Partner, Everest Group

9th Annual ABSL Conference — June 6 – 8 | Event

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Everest Group leaders will once again present at the 9th Annual ABSL conference held in Poland on June 6-8. Industry experts H. Karthik and Eric Simonson will participate in key sessions at the event. The theme of this year’s conference is “Poland. The place to grow.” On June 7, Karthik will moderate a session titled “Rethinking city competitiveness.” On June 8, Eric will facilitate a panel discussion on how technology is changing the way we should think about business models.

About the event:
Bringing together business leaders and influential representatives of various industries, the Annual ABSL Conference provides an exceptional opportunity for insightful discussions and networking. Learn more about the ABSL Conference.

When:
June 6-8, 2017

Where:
Poznań, Poland

Everest Group speakers/moderators:

H. Karthik, Partner, Global Sourcing, Everest Group

Eric Simonson, Research Managing Partner, Everest Group

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‘Unprecedented’ Hiring Could Make The Amazon HQ2 Shortlist Much Shorter | In the News

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Amazon’s HQ2 bidding process has advanced to a shortlist of 20 locations.

That narrowing field has some questioning how feasible creating a 50,000-person office from scratch will be for smaller contenders not known for their tech base.

“When this first came out, our reaction was: ‘Holy cow. That’s big, and it’s quick. Can they do it?’” Everest Group Managing Partner Eric Simonson said.

Amazon’s aggressive HQ2 building plans, coupled with its desire to hire 50,000 employees, would be a difficult task for any city to fulfill, Simonson said — but particularly those smaller markets like Columbus, Ohio; Raleigh, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Indianapolis. An Everest Group report on HQ2 bidders said Amazon is going to struggle with filling seats if it considers regions with populations of less than 4 million people.

Read more in Bisnow

Don’t Be an RPA Loser – Making the Most of Your RPA Deployments | Virtual Roundtable

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Thursday,  December 14, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m. ET

Register for the Virtual Roundtable

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) offers great potential for efficiency and yet many organizations fail to move beyond a simple Proof of Concept (POC). Everest Group research shows that many POCs do not represent the full complexities of deploying RPA in real operational environments, leading to difficulties in scaling up. And yet, it is only by scaling up RPA that organizations can maximize its benefits. How do organizations address this problem and get the most value from their RPA investment?

Following introductions, we will offer a very brief, context-setting best practice session on how we have seen organizations accelerate RPA benefits. The bulk of the time will be dedicated to group discussion, with participants sharing how they are approaching their automation programs, including the role of POCs, deployment approaches, and other relevant topics as they arise.

Who should attend

Enterprise global services and outsourcing executives who want to share and discuss practical hints and tips to move beyond the POC stage to make the most of their RPA deployments.

What you will learn

Learn about the typical challenges peer organizations have faced in deploying RPA and how they have overcome them
Share thoughts on best practices for deploying RPA

Presenter

Sarah Burnett, RPA Research Lead, Everest Group

Register now for the Virtual Roundtable

BPO firms eye reskilling as AI may lead to job loss | In the News

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Reskilling employees rather than external hiring is a priority for organizations as new technology, especially artificial intelligence (AI), now demands new skills in information-technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) services.

This view is backed by research from Everest Group, whose executive on Tuesday underscored the speed by which changes in technology are outpacing the development of compatible skill sets.

“As technology changes, the role of humans change,” said Eric Simonson, Everest Group managing partner of research. “The challenge we’re facing now is not that new technology is replacing jobs—that’s been happening for a long time—what’s happening now is that it’s accelerating. It’s faster than how the labor market are used to dealing with.”

Read more in BusinessMirror

International IT-BPM Summit — November 7 | Event

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Research Managing Partner Eric Simonson will be a key speaker at this year’s International IT-BPM Summit hosted in the Philippines. Eric will present and lead a panel discussion on the evolution of the future of work given the growing need for new digital labor skillsets.

The 9th International IT-BPM Summit will play host to discussions on current industry trends, issues, forecasts, with a particular focus on the upcoming Artificial Intelligence headwind. It will bring together analyst firms, thought leaders and industry stalwarts to discuss the future of enterprises, jobs and technology.

With all the talk on the looming threat of AI and automation and its potential impact to the sector, the IIS puts the spotlight on the secret sauce of the Philippines’ continuing success in the industry: the Filipino workforce. For Filipinos, it’s hardwired in our DNA to be emotive, creative, tech-savvy, and service-oriented – striking the perfect balance to complement the technological advances of the future. The Filipinos are the human touch in the age of digital transformation, future-proofed for the coming impact of technology.

When
November 7, 2017

Where
Makati Shrangri-La
Manila, Philippines

Speaker
Eric Simonson, Managing Partner, Everest Group

Learn more and register

Amazon HQ2 Will Likely Be One of These Six Cities | In the News

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The deadline for cities to apply to become Amazon’s second headquarters (or HQ2) is Thursday. While proposals have come from all over the map, it is unlikely that any metro area with fewer than 4 million people will make the grade, according to Everest Group, a Dallas-based consulting and research firm.

Only cities of that size are likely to have the both the basic infrastructure and base of skilled employees to supply Amazon’s needs. Amazon (AMZN, -1.99%) has said the new location could eventually employ 50,000 skilled people with average annual salaries of more than $100,000. These are not blue-collar jobs, and filling skilled jobs in these numbers is not easy, Eric Simonson, managing partner of Everest’s research group, told Fortune.

Given that, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and Washington D.C. will likely be Amazon’s top candidates, according to Everest.

Read more in Fortune