The technology sector grows 9 % to 10 % annual average, while the Mexican economy is around 3 % and 4 %, assured Mario de la Cruz, president of the Mexican Chamber of the Electric, Telecommunications and Information Technologies (CANIETI, by its Spanish initials) during the XXIII Congress of the High Technology Industry (CIAT, by its Spanish initials) celebrated in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
“In these last six years it has grown in all trimesters, in the economic sector the country is doing well, but there are other challenges,” he added.
In order for this growth to continue – he said – the Government must contribute with an incentive, which is why, members of the private initiative will request co-responsibility with the triple axis to invest in research, science and technology.
The CANIETI president settled other public polices schemes of the high technology and manufacture sector, for the integration of tasks and budgets to make a unique effort, of all offices already working in this matter.
Regarding this, Isaac Avila, president of CANIETI Occidente, said that in addition it is necessary to promote public policies that allow the digital acceleration of small and medium enterprises (SMEs.)
“Today the percentage of SMEs being digitalized is minimum and we need to continue going forward in an accelerated manner; encourage the development of talent, it is the essential part, if we do not have talent we will not be able to attract investment,” he added.
Among the main challenges to face the advances of technology in short and medium term, is the digitalization of industries, including the traditional and encourage political synergy, among others.
“We are in a very high technology important stage, which has to do with megatrends, business development, talent, artificial intelligence,” said Avila.
He explained that since 2017, CANIETI together with other organisms in the industry have worked in an agenda with 121 public polices proposals with actions about the importance of technology transversally and one digital economy.
“Some proposals we are discussing is the one of strengthening the national chaining processes, close the gab among small, medium and large industries, the signing of the treaty for the development of infrastructure, the elimination of IEPS in telecommunication services,” he referred.
Daniel Curiel, coordinator of the Council of Industrial Chambers of Jalisco (CCIJ, by its Spanish initials,) said that it is necessary to spread the other industrial sectors with digitalization inside the organizations.
“The industrial sector must understand that digitalization must be taken in all productive processes, today it is done in service and payment processes. What we are looking for is that autonomy for production lines, measure the organization productivity and have updated information,” he explained.
Some of the issues addressed during the Congress of High Technology Industry were digital transformation, from industry 0.0 to 4.0, through innovation culture, new ways of making business, talent development, need of English language, among others.