IBM Colombia was founded in 1937 and just celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. It employs over 1600 workers and operates in many cities including Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and Barranquilla. Colombia as a whole has one of the most diverse industry mixes in Latin America and also one of the most competitive. It has over 46 million citizens, the third largest population in Latin America behind Mexico and Brazil.
- ESC Colombia 1
17 May - 8 June, 2012
The City of Medellin has been working together with Academia, Public Sector and Private Sector in planning for the future vitality of the Aburra Valley. One element of the plan is to progress from a manufacturing economic base to a higher value service/technology/innovation economy. City leaders have identified that addressing transportation issues will be a core element of transforming Medellin to an Intelligent City.
The team of 6 IBM executives laid out a comprehensive roadmap that addressed 4 key challenges related to future planning, road congestion, integration of services and the use of mass transit. The IBM team came from the US and India.
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