SOURCE: Ahilia, Inc.

Ahilia, Inc.

June 18, 2013 09:16 ET

MOMENTUM 2013 Inaugural Conference Spotlights U.S. Domestic Sourcing of IT and BPO Services as a Key Component to America's Competitiveness

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Ahilia Inc., a global services, sourcing and technology marketing firm, today announced Momentum 2013, the inaugural conference solely dedicated to U.S. domestic sourcing (onshoring) of IT and BPO services. The conference, which will be held September 10-11, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel, features leading policy, analyst and IT and BPO executive experts who will provide insights, trend analysis and real-world use cases of domestic sourcing in action. From helping increase U.S. employment opportunities, to enabling thousands of companies to realize cost savings and increased productivity, domestic sourcing is gaining momentum and generating quality jobs and long-term sustainable economic development in America.

"With the growth of onshore providers, the trend of foreign companies establishing delivery centers in the U.S. and the pending immigration bill, we felt that the time is right for a forum to discuss domestic sourcing," said Amrita T. Joshi, CEO of Ahilia Inc. and event producer. "We are excited to have a diverse group of companies, agencies and individuals join us at this event to bring America's competiveness in the services sector to the forefront."

Keynote speaker, 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 and Phil Fersht, Founder and CEO, HfS Research, a leading analyst authority on global business services and sourcing strategies and conference Research Partner, will provide insights on what it will take for domestic sourcing to get underway, and the latest government policy and business trends that are fueling its growth and success.

"The key economic issue of our day is creating high-quality jobs for American workers, yet policymakers are at a loss for solutions," said Ron Hira, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology. "Momentum 2013 examines how domestic sourcing of services can fill that void. The sector has the potential to create large numbers of high-wage middle skill jobs for Americans."

In a remarkable example of a real-world use case in action, attendees will hear firsthand from Calvin C. Rhodes, State of Georgia Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) who will share the critical role domestic sourcing is playing in the largest state government IT transformation initiative underway in the nation today. Now more than 60% complete, the $1 billion initiative is strengthening security, modernizing infrastructure and networks, improving reliability and increasing transparency in the state's IT enterprise.

Momentum 2013 Platinum Sponsor HCL, a leading global IT services provider, is exemplary in its socially responsible domestic sourcing model aimed at creating local job opportunities in every geography they operate in. HCL also invests in education and training to fulfill local talent needs through collaboration with universities, government and non-government institutions.

"We are excited to participate in Momentum 2013, and share our experience of how domestic sourcing has helped us increase business opportunities and tap the best talent available in the market," said Shami Khorana, President of HCL America. "Our clients really appreciate our strong domestic presence, innovative growth models, trust and transparency in the relationship and our drive to run operations in a socially responsible way."

Momentum 2013 Platinum Sponsor Onshore Outsourcing is a frontrunner of the emerging rural outsourcing segment. Onshore recently announced that it is opening a new rural technology center that will create 150 new jobs in Glennville, Georgia. Onshore currently employs 200 people at its rural delivery center in Macon, Missouri, where the firm provides outsourced software development, testing, IT help desk, and call center services to Fortune 500 companies across the nation.

"We're happy to support Momentum 2013 as a Platinum Sponsor and to announce our newest rural delivery center in Glennville, Georgia," said Shane Mayes, CEO, Onshore Outsourcing. "Our Glennville Campus is sure to have a profound impact on the local economy while extending our ability to provide low-cost, rural outsourcing services that are more localized to the Atlanta market."

Other event sponsors include Catalyst IT, HfS Research, Missouri Partnership, North Dakota Department of Commerce, Persistent Systems, Rural Sourcing Inc., Site Selection Magazine, Softtek, Systems in Motion, Sherman-Denison Texas and Xpanxion.

In addition to compelling conference sessions, attendees can participate in a tour of 3 service delivery centers in Augusta, GA to witness firsthand IT and BPO operations that have been successfully established in a low cost domestic location.

Members of the press are invited to attend this meeting 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. Ahilia has been working on U.S. domestic sourcing projects since 2006 when it was contracted by Techamerica, an IT trade association to conduct primary research on the potential for low cost domestic sourcing as an industry in the United States. Since then, Ahilia 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

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