Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 20 | Page 7


Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO magazine for Latin America . This month ’ s cover features Frederik Simoens , CTO , ST Engineering iDirect . In a thought-provoking

article , he tells us that Latin America is under pressure to offer basic broadband and telecommunications services to its citizens . According to him , the satellite is essential to transform the connectivity of millions of people throughout the region .
“ It ’ s clear that , as a technology that leaves no one behind , satellite is key to transforming connectivity for millions of people across the region ,” said Simoens . “ Satellite communications are more accessible than ever and represent a reliable , cost-effective tool that allows easy connectivity .” career and explains his managerial philosophy . “ From the beginning , the desire to make a difference in people ’ s lives has been a great motivation for my career , and technology has caught my eye as a means to generate that impact ,” he says . “ The possibilities created by innovation reach millions of lives , and it has transformed humanity into what it is today .”
You can find out more about his thoughts on the topic by turning to p56 .
Elsewhere , Antonio Bocigas , EMEA Telco Director , Lenovo , tells us cities need an ‘ edge ’ as they adapt to high bandwidth technologies ’ advancing transformation . “ For thousands of years , humankind has strived towards building a ‘ Smart City ’, the ultimate goal in city infrastructure development ,” says Bocigas . “ But as the adage goes : ‘ Rome wasn ’ t built in a day ’. All progress does not happen overnight , there are still improvements and efforts needed to transform and advance infrastructures for cities to follow a smart approach .”
To find out more about his career turn to p79 .
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Once again , I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
To discover more about his opinions please turn to p44 .
In this month ’ s Get to know , André Dib , CEO , Framework Digital , discusses the highlights of his
Mark Bowen Editorial Director
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