Information and communication technologies have been one of the main reasons that the world did not stop during the pandemic, since they allowed - amidst the measures of social isolation - personal, social, academic and work activities to be maintained . Of course, they are now one of the most important axes on which the economic reactivation is advancing.

In this context, Andicom moved during an edition (the one of 2020) to the virtual world, but in this 2021 it returns to the face-to-face stages: from November 17 to 19, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center will be the stage in which will develop Andicom 2021 (# ANDICOM2021), the 36th edition of one of the most relevant events in the world of technology in Latin America, which this year will revolve around the theme 'Build results: + flexible + agile + digital'.

“We are at the stage where as a sector we have to build results back to normal, and to be successful we have to be agile, flexible, with strategic focuses; and the digital facilitates all these aspects. Hence, Cintel chose this theme for the reunion with the industry »said Manuel Martínez, executive director of Cintel, the organizer of the ICT Congress. 

Video of Andicom 2021 - Cintel.

Andicom's academic agenda for this year is full of national and international experts, who will share with the audience the technology trends for businesses in the different productive sectors. The following stand out among the lectures: 

  • Ken Gibbs, Global Director of Social Media Marketing for Spotify. 
  • Matías Larks, Rappi manager for Colombia. 
  • Camila Salamanca, Endeavor manager.
  • Sofia Arend, Global Communications and Content Leader of the Blockchain Business Council. 
  • Doyle Gallegos, World Bank technology leader. 
  • Luis Abarca, Managing Partner, Synergy - Gartner Agent for Northern Latin America. 
  • Alberto Otero, Director of Americas Digital Technology - NTT, analytical data and IT Services to sectors.
  • Maria Fernanda Quinones, Executive President of the Colombian Chamber of Electronic Commerce (CCCE). 
  • Erick rincon, President of Colombia Fintech.
  • Santiago Pinzón, vice president of Digital Transformation at Andi. 

Additionally, Andicom 2021 will have the presence of the President of the Republic, Ivan Duque; the ICT Ministers, Carmen Ligia Valderrama, and Science, Technology and Innovation, Titus Joseph Crissien; the Director of the Administrative Department of the Presidency, Víctor Muñoz; the Director of the DNP, Alejandra Botero Barco; the Director of the CRC, Sergio Martinez, and the Director of the ANE, Miguel Felipe Anzola, among others. 

The presidents of the operating companies will also have their space at Andicom 2021, in the space dedicated to Telecommunications Infrastructure, 5G and OTT services as strategic allies of the industries. 

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Special Initiatives 

During the Andicom 2021 ICT Congress, special initiatives will take place, among which the following stand out: 

  • Shark Tank at Andicom with entrepreneurship, investment and innovation. 
  • Award for Digital Business Transformation (The winners of the 4th edition of this award will be announced by PwC and Cintel, in 5 categories: large companies, SMEs, social impact, best digital entrepreneurship of the year and innovative solutions that enable digital transformation). 
  • GovTech and SmartCities: intensive use of ICT for smart cities and solutions for online government. This initiative is developed in cooperation with Asocapitales, as an academic ally, and hopes to convene the mayors of the country's main cities to Congress. 
  • CIO Club of the Pacific Alliance (Chile-Peru-Mexico-Colombia): meeting point between IT managers, leaders of the Pacific Alliance countries and an initiative of Cetiuc from Chile, Cintel from Colombia and Common from Peru. 
  • Digital Energy: Investment priorities in electricity sector technology for the coming years. 
So you don't get lost

Andicom is divided into 4 complementary stages:

  • Academic forum.
  • Trade show
  • Business forum
  • Relationship activities. 

In this way, attendees can find in one place the most complete update on the most relevant topics of technology, markets, regulation and commercial aspects of information and communication technologies.

Participants can also get in touch with leading solution providers, learn about the latest products and services, and strengthen business ties. 

To learn more about Andicom 2021 you can visit the official site of the event, For the 2021 edition, Impacto TIC it is one of the media allies of the congress.

Andicom is the benchmark International ICT Congress in Latin America, organized by Cintel. There, business opportunities are generated through relationship activities; Decision-makers from companies and entities from the different technology-consuming productive sectors attend. It also has a high-level academic agenda, which allows the transfer of knowledge to the participants about the technological trends that define the dynamics of the digital economy.

El Center for Research and Development in Information and Communication Technologies (Cintel) carries out applied innovation projects in the use of ICT, in public and private companies, since 1991. It is considered one of the entities with the most experience in the implementation of ICT in Colombia in all areas of the sectorial ecosystem. It organizes the Andicom ICT International Congress and develops various sector initiatives that seek to make the digital transformation of society a reality. More information: 

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