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Making The Most of Mexico’s Digital Opportunity

Created in collaboration with Nearshore Americas, this 20-page white paper covers the status of Mexico’s digital opportunities, covering the country’s availability of digital talent, the educational shifts that must occur in order to develop its digital capabilities, and the role that the private and public sectors are playing in Mexico’s approach to digital innovation.

Growing South: The Diffusion of U.S. Tech Innovation and Mexico’s Emergence as a Startup Hub

This in-depth research stems from interviews with dozens of leading technology professionals and entrepreneurs in Mexico. Additional insights are provided by data collected by Nearshore Americas through wage analysis of IT professionals in Mexico, as well as surveys conducted among nearshore outsourcing professionals.

Mexico: Nearshore Leadership Amid Shifting Realities

This report, “Mexico: Nearshore Leadership Amid Shifting Realities,” is the roadmap to navigating the road ahead. It aims to equip investors, service providers, and stakeholders with the clarity they need on all the topics that are vital to the nearshore world today. Below are the key findings, informed by primary research that included interviews with outsourcing industry leaders and a survey of 123 senior-level outsourcing professionals in November 2015.


What investors are saying about Mexico IT

  • "Silicon Valley has lost the ability to scale, so people who would be very successful there struggle to break in. Mexico, on the other hand, has been great for finding both middle management and quality programmers for the company."
    matt pasienski
    Matthew Pasienski
    Co-founder and Head of Growth at Wizeline
  • "The combination of talent, the synergy of companies in the industry, and institutions like CANIETI and IJALTI, is what makes Guadalajara a great place to establish a company."
    Leonardo N’Haux
    Co-founder and CEO of Qualtop
  • "Developers in Mexico already know what the U.S. cultural norms are and how to communicate, so this is a ready-made pool of talent that doesn’t need extensive training to deal with the United States clients."
    Nataliya anon
    Nataliya Anon
    CEO of Svitla Systems
  • "While cost was one of the parameters when choosing a location for our Global Services Center, it was the country’s wealth of talent that sealed the deal."
    Ullie Versavel
    Ullie Versavel
    Director of Technical Services at Cisco Systems
  • "Instead of going directly to California, you need to take a pit stop in Mexico, understand the market here, and see the opportunities for yourself, because not everything happens in Silicon Valley."
    Mario Romero
    Director at Startup Mexico (SUM)
  • "No other country offers the benefits and characteristics of Mexico in terms of availability of talent and simplicity of doing business."
    Alejandro Camino
    Chief Marketing Officer at Softtek
  • "Often I get asked what it's like to work in Mexico. How is it different? I can only say that it has been immeasurably better. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner."
    Andy Kieffer
    CEO of Agave Lab
  • “Mexico City is growing so quickly. In the year and a half that we’ve been in business, I think the number of VCs has multiplied by two or three times.”
    David Arana
    CEO of Konfio
  • “The best and most intelligent people in the country are not leaving to go and work for an international firm in another country. They are staying here and working for their people.”
    Leonardo de la Cerda
    CEO of Kueski
  • “Mexico has grown up a lot over the years from an IT services perspective.”
    Todd Dreger
    partner at Information Services Group
  • “The new generation is more open to the rest of the world. We were a generation that grew up speaking English and felt like the U.S. was not this foreign entity. We felt that it was a close neighbor … So there is really no big cultural gap.”
    César Salazar
    Former Venture Partner at 500 Startups
  • “Everything about Mexico is real. It’s a genuine culture that has thriving, grassroots people just wanting to do something bigger and better.”
    Rakhee Bhattacharya Das
    innoventures executive director at Softtek


Plenumsoft CIO Highlights Educational Impacts on Yucatan IT Industry

Alberto Muñoz, Chief Innovation Officer at Plenumsoft and President of CANIETI Southeast, explains how an ingrained understanding of science and mathematics is driving new value for the IT industry in the Mexican state of Yucatan.

IJALTI Director on Jalisco Tech Talent Development

Eduardo Chavez, Director General at IJALTI, explains how the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the “Silicon Valley of Mexico”, Guadalajara, is working to fill the tech talent gap.

Neoris Managing Director on Monterrey’s Foundation for Building Digital Skills

Carlos Diaz, Managing Director for Neoris, dissects the digital capabilities within the talent pool in Monterrey, Mexico.

Leonardo N’haux on Guadalajara’s Strengths and Weaknesses for Software Development

Serial entrepreneur and CEO of international IT consulting company, Qualtop, Leonardo N’Haux, explains why Guadalajara is so successful in the software development space, and what challenges the city still needs to overcome in order to attract more U.S. business.

Wizeline’s Matt Pasienski on leaving Silicon Valley for a life in Guadalajara

Matt Pasienski, Co-founder and Head of Growth at Wizeline, is the personification of the “tech-xpat” trend, pulling up his San Francisco roots to find a new life in Guadalajara, where he is seeing the value and potential of Mexico’s talent pool first hand.

Mexico’s Rising States of Innovation

This 30 minute documentary features interviews with executives at companies including Teleperformance, Dextra Technologies, Boxel Technologies, Sonata Services, Animactiva — and many others. With exclusive footage and unique insights, each offers a first-hand perspective on how technology is transforming the way Mexicans live and work in Mérida, Aguascalientes, and Baja California.

Discovering the Silicon Valley IT Corridor

Mexico is becoming a key partner in Silicon Valley’s IT roadmap, and, according the experts, the best is yet to come. This expert panel at Nexus 2016 in San Francisco features Guillermo Gonzalez King.

Mexico States of Innovation

We travel to Mexico City, Guadalajara, Queretaro, and Monterrey to find out what’s driving Mexico’s world renowned IT industry. This documentary was sponsored by MexicoIT, Prosoft, the Secretaria de la Economia and CANIETI.

Nearshore Nexus 2015: Mexico Leadership Panel

Featuring Guillermo Gonzalez King, this panel at Nearshore Nexus 2015 highlights Mexico’s need to confront current trends if it wants to maintain its position.

About Mexico IT

Mexico IT is a joint initiative between the government and private sector to raise awareness of the Mexican IT industry as the most important nearshore provider.

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