Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is a British writer, researcher and consultant based in London. He has a wealth of experience in researching globalisation, having written several books focusing on the topic and the corporate issues related to this, such as outsourcing and offshoring. He also has previously written for the Financial Times and The Observer and writes a regular blog for IT publication Computing, entitled Talking Outsourcing, as well as appearing a video column on silicon.com.
He is the author of a number of books including Outsourcing to India: The Offshore Advantage and was also a contributor to Technology and Offshore Outsourcing Strategies and Global Service: Moving to a Level Playing Field. His most recent book, Building a Future with BRICs, examined offshoring global services in Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Kobayashi-Hillary’s next project is a book entitled Who Moved My Job, which will provide a detailed look at modern globalisation.
Kobayashi-Hillary is a board member of the British National Outsourcing Association and a founding member of the British Computer Society working party on offshoring. Currently conducting his doctoral research on long-term outsourcing relationships at the London School of Economics, Kobayashi-Hillary is also a member of PITCOM, the UK Parliamentary IT Committee.
From 2004 to 2006, Kobayashi-Hillary was director of technology research at the Commonwealth Business Council, a trade-promotion agency of the Commonwealth Secretariat where he remains an advisor on global services and outsourcing.
In 2007, he was named on the judging panel for the Computing Magazine Awards, NOA Outsourcing Awards and the CNET Technology Awards. He holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool.