Roundup: Calipso, Gartner, Cace, Mincom

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Argentine software developer Calipso has signed Chilean engineering company Capsule as channel partner, the companies said in a joint statement.

Capsule will be in charge of marketing Calipso's products in Chile. The offer will be directed to companies from the manufacturing and logistics verticals to optimize their processes.

Founded in 1993, Calipso is headquartered in Buenos Aires and has strategic distribution alliances throughout Latin America. The firm provides a range of services, including software development and consulting, and now has more than 600 clients around the region.

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Capsule is an engineering company specialized in designing, developing and implementing IT solutions.


US research firm Gartner is holding on August 16-17 its 10th annual business technology conference in São Paulo, Gartner said in a statement.

Topics to be discussed include improving performance and security with cloud computing solutions, developing a rational and realistic strategy for social networks, protecting data and applications from hacks, and the future of the web.

Strategic meetings, panel discussions and workshops will also be held.


Argentine e-commerce chamber Cace will hold a presentation on applications and platforms for e-commerce, Cace said in a statement.

The presentation will be made in Buenos Aires on July 12, and will also be transmitted online for the rest of the country.

Experts in web, social and mobile applications for e-commerce will present their latest findings. They will also share their experience on how to choose the best alternative and incorporate new trends.


Australian provider of software and services for asset-intensive industries Mincom has appointed Jorge Flórez as regional VP for Latin America, the company said in a statement.

The executive will focus on Mincom teams dedicated to the mining and oil and gas verticals, reporting directly to Mincom's president for the Americas, Bruce Jacquemard.

Flórez has more than 28 years of experience in the mining industry, particularly in process analysis, asset maintenance and end-to-end process in mining.

The executive has previously worked for companies such as Turnpoint Solutions and Siemens.