Mark Kobayashi-Hillary – Technology, Web 2.0, Outsourcing and Globalisation Expert. Author and Keynote Business Speaker.
Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is a British author, blogger, and advisor on technology, globalisation and corporate change. He has written several successful management books, including:
- Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field
- Who Moved My Job?
- Talking Outsourcing
- Building a Future with BRICs
Mark is based in São Paulo and is CEO of a Brazilian research and IT analyst, IT Decisions, contributing content and managerial expertise to the firm, which aims to build the largest community of senior IT leaders in Brazil.
Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is one of the best known British bloggers focused on politics, globalisation and technology and is a regular contributor to Reuters, The Guardian, silicon.com, Computer Weekly, and the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON). He was formerly the SSON IT Editor, but now focuses on their Brazil and LATAM content.
Mark’s blogging for Reuters is particularly focused on British politics and the network society. He live-blogged the entire 2010 general election with a focus on issues such as immigration, hi-tech services, and the digital economy.
Mark Kobayashi-Hillary has advised the United Nations on the development of the IT industry in Africa, the Indian government on service exports, and the British government on developing a hi-tech economy – as well as being a blogging mentor to teenage children under the guidance of the Labour administration’s Department for Children, Schools, and Families.
Mark is a visiting lecturer on the MBA programme at London South Bank University, focused on corporate structures and the globalisation of services. He has lectured at several other universities, including the London School of Economics and Loughborough. He is presently working on a new book for The Economist, a film for the BCS, and a short book on the corporate use of Twitter.
As a speaker his topics include:
- Social Media
- Social Networking
Speaking Engagements have included:
- United Nations African Outsourcing Association
- Commonwealth Business Council Technology Summit
- Global Offshore Outsourcing Summit
- Work Foundation Offshoring Debate
- The Offshore Forum
- European Outsourcing Association Inaugural Summit
- Xansa Offshoring Summit
- India Trade and Investment Forum
- National Outsourcing Association
- Regulatory and Compliance Outsourcing