June 20, 2024

Successful outsourcing partnerships with Andy Hillard

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Successful outsourcing partnerships with Andy Hillard
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Show Notes

In this episode Shiv continues his conversation with Andy Hillard the CEO of Accelerance. He leads and advocates for the globalization and collaboration of great software teams across the world. 

In this second part of the conversation, Shiv and Andy discuss the challenges of working with multiple service providers and the importance of building cohesive teams. Andy emphasizes the need for trust, accountability, and common values in creating successful partnerships, regardless of whether you’re working with one partner or multiple partners.

He also touches upon the impact of AI on the IT landscape. Andy highlights the proliferation of service providers due to remote work and the challenges companies face in leveraging AI effectively. He stresses the importance of trust, credibility, and a focus on what AI cannot do, advocating for investing in interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.

Shiv then asks for career tips, and Andy advises leaning into challenges rather than retreating from them, emphasizing action over inaction. He encourages individuals to continuously improve themselves and to maintain determination in the face of obstacles.

Finally, they discuss travel preferences, with Andy expressing interest in revisiting India and Japan due to their unique cultures and vast diversity.

Overall, the conversation explores themes of teamwork, adaptation to technological advancements, personal growth, and cultural appreciation.

As CEO, Andy leads and advocates for the globalization and collaboration of great software teams with companies in search of talent, innovation and a globally-distributed extension of their engineering function and culture.

Andy founded the ground-breaking nearshore software development services company, Isthmus Costa Rica. He began his global software services career as a Division Manager at Cognizant during their early formative years.

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