Roundup: IDB, Logica, AGexport, Autodesk

- Thursday, March 3, 2011

Roundup: IDB, Logica, AGexport, Autodesk

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Colombia's national planning department (DNP) have called a tender to map local IT industry development, the IDB said in a statement.

The project will examine the industry's structure, supply and demand and also the applications and digital content that should be promoted.

All interested consultancies have until March 18 to apply. DNP has set aside 400mn pesos (US$209,000) for the budget.

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The South American division of UK systems integrator Logica (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG) has appointed two executives to sales manager positions, the company said in a statement.

Fernando Piche will coordinate sales in the transportation, travel, telecommunications, oil and gas, and utilities segments. Piche has more than 23 years of experience, including jobs with US software provider CA Technologies (NYSE: CA) and Brazilian IT services firm Tivit.

Meanwhile, Luiz Marra will be part of Logica's financial services sales team. Marra has 14 years of experience and has worked for Brazilian IT services firm CPM Braxis Capgemini.

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Guatemalan exporters association AGexport will host a services export summit on September 29-30, the association said in a statement.

The conference will feature software, BPO and contact center exports, and will include the participation of Latin American IT industry association Aleti.

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US graphics software vendor Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) has inducted five Latin American companies into its platinum club, Autodesk said in a statement.

The inductees are Brasoftware, MAPData, PARS, Comgrap and Frazillio & Ferroni Informatica.

The selected companies have excelled in sales performance and customer service, according to Autodesk.