Costa Rica 2018 | TELECOMS & IT | COLUMN

TBY talks to Cesar Barquero, General Manager, Control Soft, on the sector.

Cesar Barquero

Who are some of your largest clients from the public and private sectors?

In the smart city market, our clients are utility companies and municipalities. Such companies are critical for us, and they work in a market as critical applications because they manage and control public services such as water and electricity. In the private sector, we work with companies in the food and beverage market, for example Dos Pinos, Fifco, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé. We also work in other industries such as the cement and mining business with Cemex, and other companies such as Procter & Gamble, HP, and Intel. We know we cannot grow alone, which is why we seek partnerships to share and develop new technology.

What are your goals for the coming years in terms of regional expansion and products that you would like to add?

Right now, our goal is to sell our technology like a service. Through Internet of Things (IoT) technology, we are changing the way companies work. We offer an integrated value service in which we offer the hardware, software, and service. Our promise is that we can reduce energy costs by 10-30%.