BRISTOL, England, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The 7-9 March 2012 will be witness to the fourth CIO Latin America Summit (CIOLA), hosted by GDS International at the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico. A 60-strong consortium of CIOs and Senior Corporate Officers from the region's most progressive enterprises, the CIOLA Summit promises to be 2012's most well respected and best-attended event for Chief Information Officers in the Latin American region.
Top C-level executives will be present to discuss cutting-edge business topics, spanning the gamut of challenges facing CIOs in the Latin American region today - from CRM innovations and next generation e-billing and BI techniques, to the ongoing advances in cloud, mobility and unified communications to name but a few.
The Summit combines high-level roundtable discussions with next generation technology solutions that, together with Felippe Velloso, the VP of Strategic Accounts for Latin America, and Ryan Kanis, Summit Director of CIOLA, have been championed by the Summit's exclusive analyst partners, IDC.
Included within the Summit's senior executive delegation are Nelson Cardoso, CIO for BR Distribuidora/Petrobras; Andre Schneiter, CIO at Odebrecht; Abraham Galan, CIO for PEMEX; Sergio Moya, CIO at Coca-Cola FEMSA; and Eduardo Weber, CIO for Arcos Dorados McDonalds.
Lars Batista, CIO for EBX, who attended last year's CIOLA Summit at the Four Seasons in Miami, had this to say: "An excellent venue for CIOs to exchange information on current topics as well as interact with a variety of industry vendors." Conflating this Jorge Krug, CISO for Banrisul, who attended the same event, said: "This was a great opportunity to get current information and industry opinions. A very good use of time."
The event has been designed specifically for forward-thinking CIOs in the Latin American arena, drawing on experience and discussing the challenges facing the region. The CIOLA Summit will offer comprehensive workshops, panel discussions on major industry issues and one-to-one meetings to give delegates the opportunity to meet with business analysts and solution providers to discuss strategy and technology demands in a rapidly evolving business climate.
Felippe Velloso, VP of Strategic Accounts for Latin America, believes that the exceptional calibre of speakers and content, aligned with truly valuable and deliberate networking opportunities, offers the delegates and sponsors unprecedented value for money and a significant return on their investment.
"I am extremely excited with this year's programme - and with the incredible quality and number of delegates attending, there is absolutely no question that the event will be an even bigger hit than the previous year. Sponsoring companies such as Siemens Enterprise, Dimension Data, Motorola and Intersystems are also geared to bring some exciting solutions to the table; a sentiment that speaks volumes of the event itself."
For more information, please visit: http://www.ciosummitla.com
About GDS International
GDS International is the global business event organization behind iStrategy, and is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in 1993, GDS International specializes in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalize on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalized economy. Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.
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SOURCE GDS International