Tigo Business Forum takes business mobile

Brace yourselves. The third big wave of internet technology is about to break.

For Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak, speaking at this year’s Tigo Business Forum event (#TBF15), hosted by Tigo Guatemala, the next digital surge will be a rush of new software and applications engineered by problem solving people everywhere.

For the closing speaker, Jeff Wallace of Global Kinetics, it will be the Internet of Things.

“From wearable devices, such as smartwatches, to automobiles, appliances and industrial equipment,” he writes in his latest blog“This big wave is real and is happening today,” he adds.

The two entrepreneurs, along with more than 1,300 business leaders and influencers from El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala, were gathered on 22 September to talk about what mobile technology can do for them and their business enterprises.

The day’s schedule was packed with networking and new business opportunities, a showroom for new technologies, a world class key speaker programme and host of meetings.  

#TBF15 may only be into its second year, yet it is already the region’s leading tech event. It positions Guatemala and Central America as a source of respectable tech capability, and new near-shore opportunities for US companies on the look out for competitive rates.

The theme for this year’s event - Enterprise Mobility –closely ties in with the rapid rise of mobile technology in business and mobility as a business management tool.

According to Head of Tigo Business Francisco Mancilla: “In order for companies to be more efficient, productive and profitable, all critical information must be available and accessible anytime and anywhere”.

To find out more about what Tigo Business can do for your business in the region, go to: http://www.tigobusiness.com.gt/

Useful links:

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New York Times: A Silicon Valley Dream Grows in Guatemala, Despite the Risks

Tec.GT: the technology campus that’s growing in Guatemala City’s cultural district Cuatro Grados Norte