Duluth, GA, August 14, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Allan Metts, Arcato Global's founder and CEO, has been invited to speak as a panelist at an Atlanta seminar organized by the government of Chile. The event will feature prominent speakers, including the Ambassador of Chile to the US, Delta Airlines, and the Chilean Minister of Economy.
Allan will be describing his experience establishing operations in Chile for software development and IT services, while based in Georgia as a technology executive. This Chilean office grew to over 40 people while supporting multiple software releases and a nationwide product rollout in the US. Operating in Chile resulted in a 60% cost reduction, which was enhanced by attractive foreign investment incentives from the Chilean government. After this experience, Allan formed Arcato Global to help other companies enjoy these same benefits.
Appearing alongside Allan on the panel will be Carlos Alvarez, Executive Vice-President for the Chilean government's economic development organization, and Miguel Pérez, the president of Chile's IT trade association. The seminar takes place on Wednesday, August 20th at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. For details, visit www.corfo.cl/chileanseminar.
About the Presenter
Allan Metts has over 20 years of systems engineering and software development experience, and has lead the development of market-leading solutions for the telecommunication and transportation industries. Prior to forming Arcato Global, Allan was the Vice President of Technology at AirSage -- where he architected and directed the implementation of an innovative approach to producing real-time traffic information.
Allan has established highly-productive software development centers in three different countries, has held several engineering and financial management positions at BellSouth (now AT&T), and has engineered telecommunications applications that process hundreds of millions of events each day. He takes a hands-on approach to software projects, in order to stay current in technology. Allan holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, a MBA from Georgia State University, and contributes regularly to technology magazines. He also writes frequently to his blog at www.corporatechile.com, where he comments on many aspects of doing business in Chile.
About Arcato Global
Based in Atlanta, Arcato Global offers a solid menu of technology and consulting services, specializing in complex software development, Linux-based data center operations, open-source enterprise application deployments, and international business consulting. For details, visit www.arcatoglobal.com.
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