On August 31st, European Networking took place in San Francisco. Profesionals who are from different countries and sectors gathered to network. During the event, entrepreneurs, VC's and the professionals involved in cross-border business exchanged their point of view.
This event was organized by GABA, the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACCSF) and the British American Business Council (BABC) in cooperation with the Irish Network SF, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Business Association Italy America (BAIA), the California-Spain Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.
Fuente: Oficina Económica y Comercial de EspañaEmbajada de España
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation organizó el 19 de julio en Washington DC una conferencia en la que se presentó la actualización del informe “The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness”, presentado por primera vez en 2009. Los participantes fueron los siguientes:
On July 14th, the Cleantech Chapter of the California – Spain Chamber of Commerce successfully organized a highly informative gathering at the Westin San Francisco with sponsorship by Fenwick & West. The event had the participation of about 40 executives representing leading companies in the Renewable Energy and Cleantech industry. The main objective was to offer a relaxed setting for these companies to network with industry colleagues at the same time that many of them were participating in the Intersolar North America conference that took place in San Francisco from July 12-14, 2011. As a central activity a panel of experts, made of three members of our Chamber and representative of the depth of the Spanish contribution to the development of the solar industry worldwide, discussed their own perspective on the challenges they faced when opening their operations in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the same time, they offered ‘real-life’ insights on how to succeed in this exciting new market for Spanish solar technology companies.
The ICT Chapter of the Chamber successfully celebrated its first open event that congregated over 90 people from the industry and counted with 4 sponsors and 8 supporters. This informative event aimed to help expand attendees’ businesses and professional careers by providing expert advice on setting up an office in California and also on succeeding in the corporate environment
With the Welcome and introductory remarks by Consul D.Jorge Montealegre, Jose Mateos ( ICT chapter director) moderated two panels and opened the floor for the audience to interact with the panelists
The first panel got together for first time the representatives of the Spanish government agencies that help companies do business in the area. They introduced what they do and what members of the Chamber can get from them. From now on the Chamber’s management team and the representatives will hold a bi weekly meeting to join forces.
The second panel showed the best of the Spanish top level executives in the Bay Area. The discussion was focused on how to succeed in Silicon Valley entrepreneurs vs corporate career, investments and more
The last one hour of networking served the Board of the Chamber to meet the members, while the sponsors had the opportunity…
TB-Security, part of the information security group TB-Solutions, is promoting the prevention of computer crimes in Colombia, at the same time that it offers solutions against cyber attacks by hackers. In this manner the Spanish firm will help, along with the UN and Organization of American States (OAS), to preserve the country’s national security.
Colombia thus becomes the first Latin American country to adopt a policy with these characteristics, which in addition to protecting information of national interest, prevents crimes and minimizes the risk for citizens in case of cyber threats. With this system, it will also be able to face the challenges of cyber crime that can arise in cyberspace, as well as the challenge of cyber defense or, in other words, risks to state infrastructure. Last year the country was the victim of theft totaling $703 million, according to figures from the Office of Financial Supervision.
The initiative has been approved by the National Council of Economic and Social Policy (CONPES), which has provided the necessary resources for strengthening the three groups that work toward the protection of national information: the Colombian Response Group for Cyber Emergencies (COLCERT), in charge of coordinating aspects of cyber security and defense on a national level; the Joint Cyber Command of the Armed Forces, responsible for safeguarding national interests in…