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UMANICK strengthens presence in Latin America with new office in Colombia

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In an effort to strengthen its presence in Latin America, UMANICK has opened an office in the capital of Colombia, located in the technology companies cluster ParqueSoft Bogota, which will be the base of the new business development team for Latin America.

The opening of this office meets the company’s objectives of ensuring a stable presence in the region, managing current prospects and developing new business opportunities.

The company’s strategic growth plan puts the focus on Colombia, Peru and Mexico, markets that show high potential for biometric identification, especially in key sectors for UMANICK including healthcare, banking and payment systems.

According to IDC, Colombia’s Information and Communications Technology sector has grown at a constant rate of 14.1% since 2003 and has become an ICT services distribution hub for the region, with the eHealth market being one of the most dynamic.

The country is also rapidly adopting the use of new biometric authentication mechanisms in the banking and insurance sectors, where fraud by identity theft is a growing concern.

Emilio Gallego, CEO of UMANICK, explains the reasons that led the company to settle on Colombia as the center for its activities in the area: “In Latin America there is more fraud by identity theft than in the EU, and therefore there is a greater need for UMANICK’s biometric solutions. Colombia is a country with a growing economy and high interest to improve their processes by incorporating new technologies, especially in the field of patient safety”.

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