Roundup: MercadoLibre, Mindjet, govt ICT policies, BRQ

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Latin American e-commerce company MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI) has named Daniel Rabinovich as regional CTO, the company said in a statement.

Rabinovich has worked in MercadoLibre since 2000, and most recently served as VP of product development.

The executive holds a degree in systems engineering from Argentina's Universidad de Buenos Aires and a master's in technology and telecommunications management services from the Universidad de San Andrés.

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US software and web-based application provider Mindjet has tapped Rudy Argüello as Latin America manager, the company said in a release.

Argüello has more than 18 years of sales experience, and previously worked at US monitoring solution provider Nimsoft, which was later acquired by CA Technologies (NYSE: CA).

Mindjet expects its Latin America revenues to grow 50% this year.


Jamaica's government will submit a set of new ICT policies to congress in the near future, the government said in a statement.

The minister with responsibility for information, telecommunications and special projects, Daryl Vaz, said the proposals will set minimum standards for ICT access, and also encourage research, innovation and development.


IBM (NYSE: IBM) has recognized its partnership with Brazilian IT services firm BRQ, the latter company said in a statement.

BRQ won the best software partnership award for IBM Brazil and Latin America.

The Brazilian firm specializes in applications for the financial sector.