BTG Systems viceprezidents Andris Lācis: IT Services from Latvia

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Prezentācija pasniegta pirmā Pasaules latviešu ekonomikas un inovāciju forumā, kas norisinājās Rīgā no 2013. gada 2. līdz 4. jūlijam. Plašāka informācija par forumu atrodama mājas lapā: www.ieguldilatvija.lv.

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BTG Systems viceprezidents Andris Lācis: IT Services from Latvia

  1. 1. 1 IT Services from Latvia  Analysis by SWOT Discussion For Latvia as an IT Services Provider  
  2. 2. 2 A.     STRENGTHS 1. EU member—euro is coming, NATO 2. Technical society—good STEM education 3. High level of education 4. Excellent internet connectivity 5. “Near Shore” for Europe 6. “Follow the Sun” for North America 7. High level of culture in society - understanding of business, family oriented 8. Good language skills
  3. 3. 3 B. WEAKNESSES 1. Unstable tax structure—excessive bureaucracy 2. Team communication—residual concept of - “knowledge is power” C. OPPORTUNITIES 1.       1. Besides India, China and East Asia are entering market 2. Transparency in government 3. Too stringent labor laws 4. Movement in education toward social sciences D. THREATS 1. Focus on niches requiring higher level skills 2. Joint business/education programs  Andris Lacis July, 2013

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