Roundup: Toshiba, Panda Security, Nvidia, Artech

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Japanese electronics firm Toshiba is looking for new partners to expand its tech support network in Latin America, the company said in a statement.

"We seek to be closer, that is, not only in major cities in each country but in all geographical areas," said Giovanna Porras, chief operating officer for Latin America services.

In Chile, in particular, the company is focusing the search in Antofagasta, Arica, Parinacota, Atacama, Bío Bío, La Araucanía, Los Lagos, Santiago, Valparaíso, Coquimbo, Maule, Libertador Gral Bernardo O'Higgins and Tarapacá.

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Spanish antivirus software company Panda Security has appointed Eduardo D'Antona as its new general manager for Latin America, the company said in a statement.

D'Antona, who had been up until now managing director of Panda Security Brasil, will coordinate Panda's initiatives in the Latin America region together with Joao Matos, general manager for Latin America, Iberia and Canada.

With 12 years of experience in the IT industry, D'Antona has worked for companies such as Avotus, F5 Networks and Cirilium.

The executive, who will be based in Brazil, holds a master's degree in marketing from the Instituto de Comunicação Social in Brazil with a specialization in entrepreneurship from Monmouth College in the US.


US tech firm Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA) has appointed Rodrigo Márquez Miranda as head for GeForce sales channels, the company said in a statement.

Márquez will be responsible for relations with sales channels of GeForce graphics cards in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

"The challenge is to develop new markets and improve communications with our sales channels," Márquez said.

Previously, Márquez served as territory manager for Taiwanese PC components manufacturer MSI.


Uruguayan IT firm Artech, developer of Genexus solutions, is hosting its XXI GeneXus Meeting on September 12-14 in Uruguay, according to the company's website.

The GeneXus Meeting is a technology and business conference aimed at corporations and software companies.

This year's version, to be held in Montevideo, will focus on mobility and smart devices.