Monday, October 2, 2023

MinTIC prepares Conpes document for reindustrialization based on technology

To further promote connectivity, ICT Minister Mauricio Lizcano announced at the Andicom Congress that the government is preparing a Conpes document for the reindustrialization of the country based on technology.

“The structuring of this Conpe will allow us to create the roadmap for the country to have greater economic growth, equality and productivity. In building these public policies, technology will be the foundation because only i,n this way can we transform Colombia,” stressed Lizcano.

Likewise, the head of the ICT portfolio announced that next Monday, September 11, at 11:00 a.m., he will meet with the country’s telecom operators to analyze the panorama of the sector and see how this can be achieved through their investments and commitments can happen To connect the past and the future, it is possible to connect 12 million Colombians from the most remote areas of Colombia.

Given the situation in which the operator Tigo-Une finds itself, Lizcano reiterated that since four months when he took office, the government “has been constantly monitoring the financial situation of the company, so on Monday we have at 4 p.m “We will meet with company representatives to create a contingency plan that protects user communications and employee work guarantees,” Lizcano said.

It should be noted that the ICT Ministry, within the framework of the Andicom Congress, also called on the technology sector to consolidate smart cities and territories to implement the digital government policy.

Likewise, he pointed out that during this event, about 30 meetings were held with various leaders and representatives of the ICT sector “to develop strategies that promote technology adoption and connectivity in remote areas”.

“I thank Cintel for this event, it is undoubtedly the most important forum. We had the opportunity to present our strategy and our pillars of connectivity, digital education and innovation ecosystems. I think the networking opportunity was a success and all of this contribute,es to making Colombia a digital power,” added the head of the ICT portfolio.

As part of the Andicom Congress, Cintel, together with PwC (PricewaterHouseCoopers), presented the Business Digital Transformation Awards to companies that have imPricewaterhouseCoopersl initiatives in their business models.

The evaluation criteria for awarding the award included the changes in the business model, the impact on customers, the strategic vision, the use of platforms, their sustainability, and the introduction of digital culture among the company’s employees.

More than 80 companies answered the call and nominated their most outstanding initiatives for 2023.

Award-winning companies: Cenit Transporte y Logística, AstraZeneca Colombia, Listos BPO, Servingencia Néstor Pérez Gasca & Abogados Asociados (winner in the Entrepreneurship category), and Biofile.

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