Roundup: Aleti, NCR, Aspen Technology, Ijalti

- Monday, November 21, 2011

Roundup: Aleti, NCR, Aspen Technology, Ijalti

The vice president of Brazil's IT association Assespro, Roberto Mayer, has been appointed as new president of the board of the Latin American IT industry association Aleti.

Chilean software and IT services industry association Gechs' president Luis Stein has been appointed as vice president, and the executive president of Colombia's IT industry association Fedesoft, Paola Restrepo, has been named as treasurer of the entity's board, Fedesoft said in a statement.

In addition, the executive director of Costa Rica's ICT chamber Camtic, Otto Rivera, will act as secretary.

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Aleti gathers the ICT industries from 18 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain in order to promote the use, development, exchange and commercialization of technologies, in addition to encouraging the creation of policies for the development of the information society.

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US ATM and self-service provider NCR (NYSE: NCR) has appointed Elias Rogério da Silva as new vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, the company said in a statement.

The executive will replace John Gregg, who has been named as CEO for the company's unit in Manaus, Brazil.

Elias Rogério da Silva has over 20 years of experience in the industry and seven years as manager of NCR in Brazil. The executive will report to the company's Americas sales VP, Dald Grant.

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Aspen Technology (Nasdaq: AZPN), a provider of software and services to the process industries, has appointed Filipe Soares Pinto as vice president of operations in Latin America, the company said in a statement.

Soares Pinto holds an MBA from Spanish Business School ESADE and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK.

In his new position, Soares Pinto will focus on growing business in AspenTech's core chemical and energy markets. He is based in AspenTech's São Paulo office.

AspenTech's customers in Latin America include oil, gas and chemical companies in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. Additionally, AspenTech has channel partners across the region servicing growth industries such as metals & mining, consumer products, and pulp & paper.

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Uruguay's President José Mujica is planning a trade mission to Mexican state Jalisco's software center Ijalti following a visit to the facilities, Mexico's IT association Canieti said on its website.

Mujica visited the software center to learn from the model it employs, which combines private initiative with the support of the state government.

The center includes 35 companies and 700 professionals.