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COGNIA LAW ANNOUNCES A NEW APPOINTMENT TO ITS CONSULTING SERVICES LEADERSHIP TEAM

LONDON – Tyson Ballard joins Cognia Law’s Legal Operations Management Consulting Practice. A Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Prince II certified Project Manager, Tyson has over 12 years of experience across legal operations, leading continuous improvement and transformation programs.

Having worked for in-house legal and private practice firms including Clifford Chance, Tyson understands first-hand the requirements, challenges and delivery expectations that clients face. Tyson joins Dominique Hainebach (Head of Consulting), an ex-Accenture partner, in the leadership team to support the growing demand for Cognia’s consulting services.

Cognia Law Consulting – Cognia is steadily building a reputation as a legal operations management consultancy, working with clients to modernise their legal operations and effectively leverage technology. Cognia provides clients with benchmarking and legal spend analysis, innovation and strategic input, and design of new legal operations with efficient and effective processes and technology that optimise cost.

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BPESA SPORTS DAY

The grounds of Montague Sports Arena was filled with great zeal and excitement on 7 April as BPESA celebrated its Annual Sports Day. Almost 500 agents from various companies within the contact centre industry participated in the Sports Day events.

“This event fills the hearts of everyone with the spirit of sportsmanship and unity. As the industry body for the BPO sector, we are always exploring new ways to enhance industry development across the sector. We were particularly excited about hosting another sports day as we receive an overwhelming response each year” said BPESA Digital Performance Marketing Manager, and event organizer, Amy Goodman.

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BPESA DTI ROADSHOW

The BPESA team, joined by the dti, toured the country in March, demonstrating the commitment of Government to the Sector and to BPESA, as Industry Body, and highlighting the importance of a collaborative approach to the development of the Sector.

The dti team addressed upcoming changes to the BPO Incentive Scheme, the new BPO value proposition, and the plans for investment promotion for the year ahead. The BPESA team introduced the new National EXCO, regional representatives and key partners as well as outlined the roadmap for the next five years. We concluded with a call to action for industry role players to join the BPO Sector Association as members to jointly define and shape the future of the Sector.

BPESA MEMBER EVENTS

2018 Investment Promotion Initiatives
As most of you are aware, the severe water situation in the Western Cape led to the postponement of the GSA Summit which was scheduled for March. Discussions are well advanced with the GSA to now host the summit in October this year – still in Cape Town as the water shortage stabilises.

Updates will be posted on the BPESA website to keep you informed of the plans and opportunities for involvement.

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NASSCOM 2018

In February, a delegation of BPESA EXCO members and the dti, attended the annual NASSCOM World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT) and the India Leadership Forum (ILF) in Hyderabad.

The theme “Amplify Digital: Disrupt the Core” paved the way for a content rich agenda. NASSCOM structured the event into various forums covering key themes impacting the world at large.

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BPESA NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2018

2018 is well underway; there has been a lot happening during the past quarter and there is a lot planned in our sector for the rest of the year!

This newsletter provides you with feedback from: the BPESA / dti trip to the NASSCOM ILT event in Hyderabad in February; the BPESA / dti roadshows to the regions in March; the launch of the 2018 membership proposition from 1 April; and the Sports day held in Cape Town in early April. Upcoming events are also featured including: investment promotion and skills development events for members, including the GSA Summit; the refreshing of the BPO Value Proposition for South Africa; and a number of CEO round table events scheduled for the second quarter of the year. Lastly, we also provide information on the Career and Training EXPO to be held in July and the highly anticipated 2018 CCMG / BPESA Contact Centre awards.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: GSA GLOBAL SOURCING SUMMIT & AWARDS 2018

After much deliberation we have agreed with our partners at GSA to postpone the GSA Global Sourcing Summit & Awards to a date to be set for later in 2018. Please see the official GSA comms below.

We are confident that the event will be even more of a success and we will use the extra time to ensure that sponsors and delegates receive a comprehensive and updated offering.

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NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2018

Dear Stakeholder,With the holiday season now behind us, BPESA would like to welcome back all our industry stakeholders. As we look forward to the new year, we also reflect on our valued partnerships and wish for its continued prosperity.

Firstly, the Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in more than a hundred years. Cape Town’s new “Day Zero” is April 20th‚ just 87 days away. The City of Cape Town says that industrial water use makes up only a small fraction of Cape Town’s total water use, however, figures provided to Daily Maverick by Xanthea Limberg, the mayoral committee member in charge of water, suggest that industrial water use in the city amounts to only 4.2% of the total.

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NEW BPESA EXCO AND INTERIM CEO

BPESA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new National Executive Committee and an interim CEO.

We are excited that Andy Searle has accepted the nomination to take on the role of Interim CEO, with effect 10th November 2017, until a permanent placement is made. This is an endorsement of the sterling work Andy has been carrying out over the past months. He will join the following people in the new National Executive Committee:

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BPESA WESTERN CAPE AND WESGRO SIGN MOU TO WORK CLOSER TOGETHER TO BOOST BPO SECTOR

Wesgro (the official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape) and BPESA Western Cape (Business Process Enabling South Africa) are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two organisations that will see closer cooperation to boost the business process outsourcing and offshoring (BPO) sector in the Cape.

This joint venture is established for an initial period of one year with the intention of establishing a framework for future cooperation and the possibility of stronger integration. This will include BPESA Western Cape being co-located within Wesgro’s offices, which will help enhance the service provided to investors.

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COGNIA LAW ANNOUNCES ANOTHER LAW-FIRM-WRAPPED MODEL FOR MANAGED LEGAL SERVICES

COGNIA LAW TAKES THE NEXT STEP IN “REDEFINING THE PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE LEGAL SERVICES” – ANNOUNCING THE ADDITION OF ANOTHER LAW-FIRM-WRAPPED MODEL TO ITS MANAGED LEGAL SERVICES.

LONDON — Cognia Law, a next-generation provider of legal, compliance, risk management and resourcing services headquartered in London, is delighted to formally announce the addition of another law-firm-wrapped model to the managed legal services offered to clients through a partnership with Fieldfisher LLP and its Condor Alternative Legal Solutions platform.

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PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS CAN BUILD STRONGER CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

Customers are unpredictable and understanding their buying behaviour is simply not possible.

Well, not actually. This statement is only true for companies who have not yet harnessed the power of predictive analytics to gain customer insights. Up until now, most companies tackled customer retention by taking corrective steps after they went wrong to avoid losing out on potential customers. Today, companies can use predictive analytics to anticipate customer spending and focus on creating the right opportunities to foster customer loyalty.

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