Roundup: MercadoLibre, Mindjet, govt ICT policies, BRQ

- Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Roundup: MercadoLibre, Mindjet, govt ICT policies, BRQ

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.

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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.

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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.