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Ahilia, Inc.

September 04, 2013 09:16 ET

Momentum 2013: Amway, Hudson's Bay Company and IBM Showcase Successful U.S. Domestic Sourcing of IT and BPO Services

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - Momentum 2013, the inaugural conference solely dedicated to U.S. domestic sourcing (onshoring) of IT and BPO services today announced Amway, Hudson's Bay Company and IBM join an all-star lineup of real-world case studies showcasing successful U.S. Domestic Sourcing of IT and Business Process Outsourcing services. Momentum 2013, produced by Ahilia, Inc., is being held September 10-11, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel and is the only event to bring together all key stake holders in support of domestic sourcing -- including buyers, providers, advisors and influencers as well as economic development and local and state government agencies. 

Scott Baumann, Manager, Global Strategic Planning - Business Intelligence at Amway; Wendy W Chambers, Divisional Vice President Systems Development, Hudson's Bay Company and Cameron B. Art, General Manager, IBM Application Management Services will enable Momentum 2013 attendees to learn how through partnering with onshoring service providers and local development agencies, companies can realize cost savings, increase productivity and help support economic growth in America.

Additionally the conference features keynotes and presentations from:

  • Ron Hira, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology, Research Associate at Economic Policy Institute and co-author of the book, Outsourcing America.
  • Phil Fersht, Founder and CEO, HfS Research, a leading analyst authority on global business services and sourcing strategies and conference Research Partner.
  • Calvin C. Rhodes, State of Georgia Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA).
  • Dr. Mary Lacity, Curators' Professor of Information Systems, College of Business, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

"Momentum 2013 is about one of the most exciting and compelling business topic today -- domestic sourcing of IT and BPO Services," said Amrita T. Joshi, CEO of Ahilia Inc., global services, sourcing and technology marketing firm and the Momentum 2013 event producer. "The movement to domestic outsourcing models is accelerating as organizations -- such as Amway, Hudson's Bay Company and Jostens take advantage of the many benefits the domestic delivery model offers Momentum 2013 brings together the key stake holders to share their experience and insight, as well as proof points on how this emerging model can help companies compete more effectively, create short and long term jobs, provide better paying jobs and capitalize on the U.S.'s biggest asset, innovativeness of its people." 

The Momentum 2013 Program features discussions and debates on:

  • Domestic IT and BPO Sourcing Can Generate Good American Jobs: The Role for Policy
  • The State of Sourcing in 2013 and Where the US Can Play
  • Why We Went Rural: Hudson's Bay Company's Successful Onshore Transition
  • How to Integrate Domestic Sourcing into an Overall Global Sourcing Strategy
  • IBM and the State of Louisiana: Building a Successful Partnership
  • Case Study: Leveraging Domestic Sourcing to Create a World-Class Business Intelligence Center of Competency
  • A Global Sourcing Primer for EDAs and Government Agencies
  • CEO Panel: Recruitment, Training & Retention Strategies for Domestic Sourcing
  • Georgia on My Mind: A Domestic Sourcing Case Study on the Largest State IT Transformation Project in the US

In addition to conference sessions, attendees can participate in a tour of 3 service delivery centers -- Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), ADP and WOW in Augusta, GA to see firsthand IT and BPO operations that have been successfully established in a low cost domestic location. Lunch at RSI includes a presentation from special guest Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who will speak on the positive impact of services companies on Augusta's economy.

Momentum 2013 sponsors include Onshore Outsourcing, Louisiana Economic Development, Catalyst IT, HfS Research, IAOP, KPMG LLP, Missouri Partnership, North Dakota Department of Commerce, Persistent Systems, Rural Sourcing Inc., Site Selection Magazine, Sherman-Denison Texas, Softtek, Systems in Motion, Technology Association of Georgia, WNS and Xpanxion.

Members of the press are invited to attend free of charge. For a detailed event agenda, to register or get additional information please visit Momentum 2013.

About Ahilia Inc.
Ahilia is a marketing consulting firm focused on the global services, outsourcing, and technology industries. The company has worked on multiple engagements across the United States, such as location assessments, city/regional location marketing and promotion of domestic sourcing vendors. Ahilia provides a breadth of consulting and marketing services for cities, regions and states, which covers identification of suitable locations, recommendations on how to improve competitive position for domestic sourcing business and regional promotion within the outsourcing business community. Founded in 2007, Ahilia services its global client base from its offices in Davis, CA and Bangalore, India. To learn more, please visit www.ahilia.com.

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