New Jersey —April 25, 2013— Globant, leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences, was recognized by Nearshore Americas and Nearshore Executive Alliance with the Foundations for the Future Award. This award recognizes the importance of corporate social responsibility in the Latin American IT industry while raising awareness of its importance.

Globant was recognized for TesteAR,  a technology education project for job placement that runs since 2010, aimed to increase employment opportunities for young adults( 18 to 25 year olds) by providing training during a four month period, around four topics: IT, Manual Testing, English, and professional and personal development. TesteAR is. TesteAR's purpose is to contribute in social inclusion and reduce the digital gap. So far, Globant has launched this program in cities like Buenos Aires, Tandil, Rosario and Tucumán (all from Argentina), and plans to expand its reach to Colombia and Uruguay.

“The Nearshore Executive Alliance (NEA) is proud to present this year’s Foundations for the Future Award to Globant in recognition of the impact of the TesteAR program in the community. A skilled and trained workforce is a country’s main asset and TesteAR provides its beneficiaries a very comprehensive training that prepares them to enter the IT industry immediately upon conclusion. The commitment and effort put into the 4 month, 320 hour course over the last three years is remarkable. TesteAR supports the NEA’s mission and goals of expanding the pool of relevant and skilled talent in Latin America and consequently drive sustainable economic, social and human growth in the region.”

“It is a great honor for us to be recognized by Nearshore Americas and Nearshore Executive Alliance”, stated Martín Migoya, Globant CEO and co-founder. “We believe that TesteAR will contribute to our society, enhancing Latin America's talent pool and helping young underprivileged adults advance in their careers. This recognition shows that we are on the right path of producing a significant impact among future generations.”

The Foundations for the Future Award was presented last Wednesday, April 24th, at the Nearshore Nexus reception, at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.

About Globant We are a new-breed technology services provider focused on delivering innovative software solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and trends. We combine the engineering and technical rigor of IT services providers with the creative approach and culture of digital agencies. Globant is the place where engineering, design and innovation meet scale. At Globant the best engineers team up with our art design studios and innovation labs to deliver a superb user experience through innovation, usability, scalability and availability.

Today, we are the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences. In only 10 years, we created a Company that:

- Has more than 2,800 professionals working for companies like LinkedIn, Electronic Arts, JWT and Zynga, among several others - Was selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur (2005)
- Was named among the top 10 product engineering vendor (2011) by Global Services
- Was recognized among the top 10 vendors in mobile applications development (2012) by IDC Survey - Was included in the 2010 Cool Vendor in Business Process Services Report by Gartner
- Was featured as case study of Harvard, MIT, Stanford and others

About Nearshore Executive Alliance The Nearshore Executive Alliance (NEA) is a new organization established by a broad selection of Nearshore industry leaders and business executives from across the Americas. This group will endeavor to collaborate with each other to increase the use of Nearshore.

NEA will contribute to the overall benefit of the Nearshoring industry by enabling collaboration with industry thought leaders, sharing of location intelligence and best practices and provide market/media education. It will also provide a robust set of resources, marketing support, documentation standards, public policy guidance, code of ethics guidelines, national government networking opportunities, and business-to-business partnering opportunities for North/Latin American based nearshore buyer and provider companies.