Institute for Information Industry (III) Signs MOU with Camara de la Industria Argentina del Software (CESSI) to Explore Business Opportunities in South American Markets
Caption: The Institute for Information Industry (III) and Cámara de la Industria Argentina del Software (CESSI), signed a MOU to exchange views on digital transformation. Sergio Candelo, President of CESSI (left) and Cheng-Hung Cho, President of III (right) signed the MOU as the representatives of their respective organizations.
Caption: On March 31st, Kun-Fu Chen, the Consul General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(third from the left) and Meng-chun Ko, the Coordinator of the Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, (fourth from the right) were invited to attend the signing ceremony. The MOU was signed by Sergio Candelo (fourth from the left), President of CESSI, and Cheng-Hung Cho (fifth from the right), President of III, on behalf of both parties.
On March 31st, the President of Institute for Information Industry (III), Cheng-Hung Cho, met with the President of Cámara de la Industria Argentina del Software (CESSI), Sergio Candelo, who came all the way from Argentina. III President Cheng-Hung Cho greeted Presidente de CESSI Sergio Candelo and delegation in person. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to open up new opportunities for the idea exchanges on digital transformation. Kun-Fu Chen, the Consul General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Meng-chun Ko, the Coordinator of the Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, also attended the ceremony to give the distinguished guests a warm welcome.
In recent years, the Institute for Information Industry (III) has successfully assisted the digital transformation of the domestic government and industries, and has attracted cross-border idea exchanges with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan, and Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (TCCO).
This time, through activities like online seminars and expert discussions, III tightly collaborates with CESSI to explore topics such as digital transformation trends and applications, cybersecurity defense technologies, 5G and international standard certification, industry opportunity co-creation, and assistance for youth entrepreneurship, etc. III hopes to contribute its long-term accumulated expertise to Argentina and provide assistance in advancing its digital transformation and technology development, thereby opening up market opportunities in South America for domestic industries.
Sergio Candelo, the president of CESSI, stated that since 2014, the Argentine government has been promoting the development of information and communication technology-related industries. Currently, Argentina's software industry exports have reached 2.2 billion US dollars, and there are more than 5,000 internationally certified technology companies with great development potential. Sergio Candelo mentioned that CESSI has always been paying attention to the development of Taiwan's information and communication technology and software industry. Knowing that III is well known as the driving force for the research and development as well as talent cultivation of information and communication technology industry in Taiwan, CESSI hopes to exchange views on digital transformation trends with III and promote the development of Argentina's information technology industry in domestic and overseas markets. At the same time, CESSI hopes to cooperate with III to train professional information and communication talents, which hopes to create 40,000 job opportunities, so that the people of Argentina will have a greater chance of participation in software development and open up more opportunities for international cooperation.
Cheng-Hung Cho, the President of III, pointed out that Argentina's start-up companies have not been affected by the pandemic, and the number of unicorn companies in Argentina has doubled from 5 to 11 in 2021, with a total market value of approximately US$125 billion in the first quarter, which is a remarkable achievement. To help companies navigate smoothly in the digital transformation era, III serves as a "guide" and has established the "ACE School" internally to cultivate more than 200 digital transformation experts and co-create a win-win cooperation ecosystem with enterprises. Regarding the cooperation with Argentina, Cheng-Hung Cho believes the follow-up industrial collaboration will connect Taiwan and Argentina in a sincere, substantial, and profound way that bolsters the diplomatic relationship between both sides, benefiting the smart life of people in both countries.
During the exchange meetings between the two sides, it is worth mentioning that
Chuen-Huei Hung, Director of Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute(MIC) at III, shared the efforts and successful cases of digital transformation in Taiwan, such as how OMO (Online Merge Offline) digital experiences have been applied in service and medical industries. Sergio Candelo expressed that III has greatly contributed to promoting Taiwan's ICT industry and commended Taiwan's digital achievements in e-payments, digitalization of convenience stores, and smart factories. He also emphasized that the ethical and legal issues in digitalization should be considered seriously by all countries during the process. Sergio Candelo further stated that he looks forward to more concrete collaborations with III, such as talent cultivation, to achieve win-win situations. In response, III President, Cheng-Hung Cho expressed his support and willingness to explore opportunities for the collaboration with Argentina based on III's strengths and achievements in various aspects of ICT
*Note: CESSI was founded in 1982 and is the main representative of Argentina's software and information services industry. It has over 500 member companies, including those engaged in software development, production, and sales in Argentina, as well as others in derivative software service industries. It collaborates with approximately 1,300 units in the information and communication technology and startup industry clusters, and the revenue and employment opportunities of its members account for over 80% of those of Argentina's information software industry.
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