Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 20 | Page 30




GlobalLogic , a company from the Hitachi Group and a leader in digital engineering , has announced the acquisition of Hexacta , a pan-Latin American digital engineering and data company based in Uruguay . The acquisition is part of GlobalLogic ’ s ongoing strategy to expand its offerings and its engineering talent pool to meet the strong market demand for digital engineering services . For over 20 years , Hexacta has successfully provided highquality software development , IT consulting , UI / UX design and data analysis and engineering services . Hexacta ’ s customerfocused approach and experience in all phases of the software engineering life cycle have resulted in a highly satisfied customer base of world-renowned brands .
Gabriel Boric , Chilean President , and Gustavo Petro , Colombian President , have signed a bilateral energy integration agreement to develop the renewable market , with a special focus on green hydrogen . According to Boric : “ The agreement provides for the development and incorporation of renewable energies into grids , in particular green hydrogen and sharing experiences and progress in this field .” Both Chile and Colombia already have specific national strategies for green hydrogen . According to Petro , greater regional integration will ensure clean energy and security for South American countries . “ South America is the region in the world with the greatest potential for clean energy generation ,” said the Colombian President .



El Salvador , which became the first country in the world to recognize Bitcoin as a legal currency , has approved a law that regulates the issuance of other digital assets , both by the state and by private entities . The bill , supported by legislators from the ruling party allied with President Nayib Bukele , aims to attract both national and foreign investors , while creating new financing opportunities for citizens , companies and the government . According to the legislation : “ The objective of this law is to establish the legal framework that provides security to the transfer operations of any digital assets used in public offerings of issuance .”
GigNet , a digital infrastructure company with an extensive regional broadband fiber optic network in Costa Mujeres , north of Cancun , has announced an exclusive multiparty agreement to bring advanced biometrics to the development of Puerto Cancun , Mexico . GigNet , which has invested substantial resources in fiber optic infrastructure in and around Puerto Cancun , will partner with Pangiam , using its Trueface product , one of the world ’ s leading facial recognition solutions . Puerto Cancun is one of the newest and fastest growing developments in the region , with shopping centers , hotels , office complexes and around 2,400 residential units , including towers and luxury residences .
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