Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 11 - Page 10


Dassault Systèmes and The Fab Foundation announce next-gen Fab Lab in Haiti

new innovation lab will be launched to benefit the creation of new

A technologies around the world .

Paul Altidor , Former Haitian Ambassador to the US ; Sherry Lassiter , President and CEO of The Fab Foundation ; and Suchit Jain , VP of Strategy and Business Development , 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS at Dassault Systèmes , jointly announced a next-generation Fab Lab planned in Haiti .
Created by Dassault Systèmes in partnership with The Fab Foundation , the Fab Lab will be located in the city of Jérémie , in Haiti , and will bridge the gap between local manufacturers and technology providers with global digital fabrication skills .
Fab Lab Jérémie is the fifth in a series of Fab Labs created by Dassault Systèmes in collaboration with The Fab Foundation and came after labs in Rwanda , Bhutan , Chile and Nepal . It aims to stimulate digital fabrication and the local technology ecosystem .
Fab Labs provide a platform for training , knowledge sharing and integration of hardware and software disciplines to bring Haitian innovators closer to a self-sustaining future .
The new Fab Lab will be the first in a series of self-replicating centers that aim to build machines that can create a whole suite of other machines , components and utilities needed to set up and operate fully fledged labs .
Sherry Lassiter , President and CEO , The Fab Foundation , said : “ Haiti will test the first Fab Lab made in a Fab Lab , enabling the Jérémie community to build new economic opportunities locally and scale opportunities across the country .”

TOPMIND reinforces international presence and announces expansion of unit in Mexico

TOPMIND , one of the main IT solutions companies in Brazil , has announced the expansion of its Operational Excellence Center in Mexico with the expansion of a team of local specialists .

The initiative aims to expand the company ’ s presence in Latin America , reinforcing advisory services and offering digital solutions to organizations in the region .
Sandra Maura , CEO , TOPMIND , said : “ We are in a moment of expansion , strengthening the Digital Transformation of our brand throughout Latin America . The expansion of the Operational Excellence Center in Mexico is a strategic step to achieve this objective as it will allow us to bring our daily offer even closer to companies in the region .”
The company expects that this will help drive a 30 % growth in sales to LATAM markets as early as 2022 .
According to Maura , the expansion of the team will focus on the search for specialists in technologies such as Robotic Process Automation ( RPA ), data analytics and Artificial Intelligence .
“ We want to bring innovative digital solutions designed to meet the demands and characteristics of organizations in Latin America ,” said Maura .
“ In order to accomplish this , we are investing in hiring talent and in continuous improvement to consolidate TOPMIND as a business partner totally prepared to offer technology support on a global scale .”
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