Hyderabad, India, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Cuban software industry, led by First Deputy Minister of Communications Wilfredo Gonzalez, met Monday in this city with officials from the southern Indian state of Telangana.
The Cuban delegation attends the Indiasoft 2019 information technology conference and exhibition, a two-day event in Hyderabad to boost India’s electronics, computing and IT applications and services sector.
During the interview, both sides agreed to foster the Cuban IT product and service development capabilities of local software companies, Gonzalez told Prensa Latina.
The possibility was also established for Indian companies to attend the International Convention and Fair Informatica 2020, to be held at the Convention Palace and the Pabexpo Trade Fair Centre in Havana.
India’s side was headed by the Chief Secretary of the Telangana State Government, Jayesh Ranjan.
The small Cuban delegation, made up of the general director of Desoft, Luis Guillermo Fernandez, and the senior specialist of the referred company, Lissette Perez, held several working meetings with businessmen from India and other countries.
The Cuban experts showed the Cuban professionals potentialities who develop software and it was agreed the creation of a follow-up mechanism to the contacts reached in this appointment, including visits to corroborate in situ the potential of the incipient Cuban industry of information technologies.
The 19th edition of Indiasoft is hosted by the Indian Council for Export Promotion of Electronics and Computational Software.
The Hyderabad Conclave, India’s fourth largest city, gathers more than 200 information technology companies from India, as well as some 400 information technology service providers from more than 75 nations on several continents.
Besides Cuba, delegates from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Peru attended the event, according to Indiasoft 2019 organizers.
Cuba has a highly trained workforce in this area and seeks to develop a computer applications and services industry to boost the domestic economy, replace imports and export professional services and computer products.
More than 74,000 people have graduated from universities related to information technology since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
The Mariel Special Development Zone, located in western Havana, is designed as a favorable space for information technology companies, based on the use of local labor and the existence of certain markets.