New cluster council to foster local software, IT industry

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mexico has established the national council of software clusters (CNCS) to foster the cluster industry's development in the country, local IT association Canieti said in a statement.

The council will seeks to structure a coordinated plan involving representatives of the industry, local governments and academic institutions, through synergies to increase the cluster industry's growth in Mexico.

The body includes 24 clusters representing 20 states - Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colima, Coahuila, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatán, Zacatecas and the federal district (DF).

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According to Canieti, the council's mission will be to help develop a national strategy for clusters in the software and IT industries.

The CNCS board will be led by Jorge Buitrón Arriola, president of the Querétaro state cluster, while Kernel Technologies CEO Héctor González Rodríguez will serve as VP.