SEB has strong experience with insourcing. During the dot com bubble, demand for talented Danish developers far exceeded the supply, and the need to spread out recruitment processes to include the entire world emerged. Since 2009, when SEB started its development team with INSCALE and its first three employees in Malaysia, the strategy for insourcing has been supported and expanded. Concurrently with SEB expanding its Danish development team, the INSCALE team in Malaysia has grown significantly from the original three to 100 developers.
”Insourcing could be solely a delivery of service, but that’s not why we are doing it. I am interested in people and I want to create strong relations, preferably across nationalities. My experience says that diversity in development teams creates value. When employees from different cultures and different professional backgrounds work together, it builds a dynamic organization,” Jakob Dahlmann Nielsen, Head of ADC, SEB, says, and recommends Malaysia as a site for insourcing.
”The Malaysian government has worked intensely on becoming the Far East’s answer to Silicon Valley. They have made it easy to get work permits within the IT industry. It attracts tech talents from the entire region and many other countries,” he says.