Charles Sutherland is the Executive President of Research at HfS. Charles is responsible for the overall research agenda for HfS across the as a service economy. He personally covers the areas of automation, business platforms, supply chain, procurement and various vertical processes. Since joining HfS in 2013, Charles has had the opportunity to speak at various industry forums including NASSCOM and has had his research covered widely in the business and outsourcing press as well. Charles has been in the business services market for 20 years including previous roles as the Chief Strategy Officer for a BPO service provider and the Managing Director, Growth & Strategy for Accentures Operations Growth Platform. In these roles he has had a breadth of experience in thought leadership, strategy development, acquisitions, business development and long term investment planning in both BPO and ITO. Charles has an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and an Honors BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto.