Kirk Laughlin is Managing Director and Founder of the Nearshore Americas – the widely respected media, research and advisory group provides deep insight into Latin America rise as a global leader in technology services and digital innovation. Since launching Nearshore Americas, and the Nexus conference franchise ten years ago, Laughlin has become one of the foremost thought-leaders on the expansion of knowledge-services investment in the Americas. Kirk and his team are frequently called on for data analysis, market insights and commentary for leading IT, BPO and trade investment groups in more than 14 markets tracked by Nearshore Americas. Nearshore Americas offers client marketing platforms, advisory services, content and lead generation services, Latin America-focused trade missions and customized research. In addition, Nexus is considered the most influential Latin America services conference in North America. Earlier, Laughlin was a vice president and Managing Director at Ziff Davis Enterprise, a global information technology media group, based in New York City.