Businesses will be able to find Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Software Defined Network solutions to boost new business opportunities

Accompanied by the Ministry of Economy’s Undersecretary of Industry and Commerce, AT&T in Mexico opened today its Business Experience Center (CXE). This is a unique space where companies will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity and Software Defined Network (SDN) solutions. Located on the 18th floor of the company's corporate headquarters, in the heart of Mexico City, this is the first innovation center the company builds in Latin America.

The innovation that characterizes AT&T worldwide, will now be available through the CXE to offer personalized support to small, medium and large companies that seek to enhance their business opportunities in an increasingly connected country.

Also, the Chief Executive Officer for AT&T in Mexico, Kelly King, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for AT&T in Mexico, Carlos Blanco, and the Assistant Vice President of Smart Cities, Michael Zeto attended the event.

"AT&T is committed to accelerating business in Mexico. The Business Experience Center is a unique space designed to educate, collaborate and innovate with companies, communities and governments that are making decisions related to infrastructure, security, commerce, transportation and many more challenges. It's time for something better and we believe that companies in Mexico are ready, "said the CEO of AT&T in Mexico, Kelly King.

The 8,600 square feet center is an exhibit for technological experiences that will allow companies to visualize new and better ways to provide services, connect cities and be able to protect themselves against security threats. In addition, attendees will be able to discover the latest in Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Software Defined Network.

CXE is a space designed for business executives, but it is also open to university students and academics, as well as entrepreneurs interested in having cutting-edge solutions for their businesses.

As part of the opening event, AT&T also announced two appointments to strengthen its business solutions unit by consolidating a specialized team dedicated to understanding the industry and offering customized solutions.

Reporting to Carlos Blanco (COO), Carlos Allende joins AT&T in Mexico as Vice President of Business Sales. Allende has a degree in Systems Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies. He has a professional trajectory in global technology companies, including Microsoft Mexico, Hewlett Packard, IBM and COMPAQ Mexico.

Additionally, the appointment of Andrés Canales as Assistant Vice President of Internet of Things of AT&T in Mexico was announced. Canales previously served as Assistant Vice President of Digital Life at AT&T US. He has a decade of experience in the company and he will be responsible for the development of Internet of Thing products for the Mexican market.

"The opening of the Business Experience Center is an important step towards the evolution of our business in Mexico. It’s a pleasure for me to know that this announcement includes two appointments that will consolidate our area of business solutions. Carlos has an impressive trajectory and I’m confident that under his leadership, AT&T in Mexico will position itself as the leader in business connectivity. Andrés will be an essential element in developing and delivering innovative Internet of Things products to address the needs of our customers”, said the Chief Operating Officer of AT&T in Mexico, Carlos Blanco.

Some of the solutions presented during the CXE opening were:

  • IoT: Fleet Control and Asset Management that track location, as well as vehicle and asset status, respectively.
  • Cybersecurity: NetBond allows companies to connect to AT&T's private virtual network (VPN) to various cloud providers securely.         
  • SDN: FlexWare is a device that replaces complex hardware infrastructure with software- performed functions.

The CXE has top-level facilities and offers flexibility to host exhibitions, events, forums and talks. All these with the objective of generating new debates and exchange ideas, creating alliances and opening new opportunities from AT&T’s innovation leadership.

*About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

AT&T in Mexico products and services are available nationwide at point of sales. AT&T is transforming the telecommunications industry by encouraging a larger competition and leading a new generation of Mobile Internet in Mexico. The company will bring the new generation of high speed Mobile Internet to 100 million Mexican people by the end of 2018, and is creating the first North America Mobile Service Area that covers more than 400 million consumers and enterprises in Mexico and the United States.

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